Featured Summer Programs

Summer time means great library programs! The programs below are sure to keep things entertaining all summer long.

See the Events Calendar for a complete listing of events.

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Farmer Minor & Daisy the Reading Pig

Farmer Minor tells true stories about Daisy the Pig’s formative years with Farmer and Mrs. Minor and shares many of her favorite pig books. Daisy probably has the world’s largest collection of ‘pig’ books and wants to share them with children ages 2-11 at the Library. Get ready to meet a celebrity because Daisy is the “most famous pig in the whole world!” Each program is approximately 45 minutes. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, June 17 - 10amDelmont Gardens Branch
Monday, June 17 - 2:30pmCentral Branch
Tuesday, June 18 - 10amRiver Center Branch
Tuesday, June 18 - 2:30pmFairwood Branch
Wednesday, June 19 - 2:30pmJones Creek Regional Branch
Thursday, June 20 - 10amScotlandville Branch
Thursday, June 20 - 2:30pmGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Friday, June 21 - 10amCarver Branch
Monday, June 24 - 10amBaker Branch
Monday, June 24 - 2:30pmBluebonnet Regional Branch
Tuesday, June 25 - 10amEden Park Branch
Tuesday, June 25 - 2:30pmZachary Branch
Wednesday, June 26 - 10amPride-Chaneyville Branch
Wednesday, June 26 - 2:30pmMain Library @ Goodwood
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East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's K-9 Unit

They’re strong, agile and loyal in the line of duty. Representatives from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office will be at Libraries with members of the K-9 Unit to give a presentation for children ages 2-11. The handlers will discuss how the dogs help with law enforcement and demonstrate some of their special skills. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Tuesday, June 4 - 10:30amBluebonnet Regional Branch
Tuesday, June 11 - 10amScotlandville Branch
Friday, June 14 - 10amMain Library @ Goodwood
Tuesday, June 18 - 10amGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Friday, June 21 - 10amPride-Chaneyville Branch
Tuesday, June 25 - 10amCentral Branch
Thursday, June 27 - 11amCarver Branch
Tuesday, July 2 - 10amEden Park Branch
Friday, July 12 - 10amZachary Branch
Tuesday, July 16 - 10amDelmont Gardens Branch
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Knox the Miniature Horse

Come horseplay with Knox the miniature horse this summer! Kids ages 4-11 are invited the Library to hang out with this lovable tiny steed. Knox is not a pony, and he loves to giddy up and read with his handler, Milissa Davis and friends. Davis will read a horse story and give a brief talk about miniature horses. After the story, each child will enjoy filling in coloring sheets while they wait to have their photo taken with Knox. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, June 17 - 2:30pmBaker Branch
Tuesday, June 18 - 2:30pmBluebonnet Regional Branch
Wednesday, June 19 - 10amCarver Branch
Thursday, June 20 - 2:30pmCentral Branch
Friday, June 21 - 10amDelmont Gardens Branch
Tuesday, June 25 - 10amFairwood Branch
Wednesday, June 26 - 2:30pmGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Thursday, June 27 - 10amEden Park Branch
Friday, June 28 - 10amJones Creek Regional Branch
Tuesday, July 2 - 2:30pmRiver Center Branch
Wednesday, July 3 - 10amScotlandville Branch
Monday, July 8 - 10amZachary Branch
Tuesday, July 9 - 2:30pmMain Library @ Goodwood
Wednesday, July 10 - 10amPride-Chaneyville Branch
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Classical Music for Kids with the Louisiana Sinfonietta

The Louisiana Sinfonietta is a small chamber orchestra which sends a few of its members to libraries every summer to perform short classical pieces for children ages 6-11. Kids also will learn about a variety of musical instruments. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, June 24 - 2:30pmGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Tuesday, June 25 - 10amScotlandville Branch
Wednesday, June 26 - 2:30pmBluebonnet Regional Branch
Thursday, June 27 - 2:30pmJones Creek Regional Branch
Friday, June 28 - 10amMain Library @ Goodwood
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Mad Science Presents Living in Space

Come enjoy a special presentation of Living in Space with the folks at Mad Science of Southeast Louisiana this summer! This program for kids ages 8-11 is sure to spark the imagination and curiosity of attendees as they set out on a mission to experience life in outer space. Try out the special adaptations that are needed to live in space, learn about mission training techniques, and form a ground control mission team to repair a circuit in space. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, June 3 - 10amCarver Branch
Monday, June 3 - 2:30pmBluebonnet Regional Branch
Tuesday, June 4 - 10amBaker Branch
Tuesday, June 4 - 2:30pmZachary Branch
Wednesday, June 5 - 10amScotlandville Branch
Wednesday, June 5 - 2:30pmDelmont Gardens Branch
Thursday, June 6 - 10amCentral Branch
Thursday, June 6 - 2:30pmGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Monday, June 10 - 10amFairwood Branch
Monday, June 10 - 2:30pmJones Creek Regional Branch
Tuesday, June 11 - 10amPride-Chaneyville Branch
Tuesday, June 11 - 2:30pmEden Park Branch
Wednesday, June 12 - 10amRiver Center Branch
Wednesday, June 12 - 2:30pmMain Library @ Goodwood
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Playmakers of Baton Rouge Presents Spaced Out!

Are you ready to blast off this summer? Join other kids ages 3-11 at the Library for a performance by Playmakers of Baton Rouge as they present Spaced Out! When outer space fanatic Benjy heads to the museum for a galaxy-themed exhibit, he's disappointed by the lackluster production. Through a strange turn of events, Benjy ends up at the helm of a planet-saving mission. Join us as we push the bounds of imagination and embark on this fun-filled adventure through the final frontier! Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Wednesday, June 12 - 9:30amZachary Branch
Wednesday, June 12 - 11:30amBaker Branch
Thursday, June 13 - 10amEden Park Branch
Thursday, June 13 - 2:30pmGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Monday, June 17 - 11amCarver Branch
Wednesday, June 19 - 2:30pmMain Library @ Goodwood
Thursday, June 20 - 10:30amBluebonnet Regional Branch
Friday, June 21 - 10:30amJones Creek Regional Branch
Monday, June 24 - 10amScotlandville Branch
Monday, June 24 - 2:30pmPride-Chaneyville Branch
Tuesday, June 25 - 11amDelmont Gardens Branch
Monday, July 8 - 2:30pmFairwood Branch
Wednesday, July 10 - 2:30pmCentral Branch
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What's that Smell? It's the Stinky Cheese Man!

Say cheese! Kids ages 4-11 are invited to the Library this summer for a cheesy presentation by LSU Extension Service’s Chuck Boeneke the Stinky Cheese Man! See a video on cheese-making, a live demonstration, and hear a reading of The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, June 17 - 10:30amFairwood Branch
Tuesday, July 9 - 10amEden Park Branch
Monday, July 15 - 2pmBaker Branch
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Baton Rouge Astronomical society

Representatives from the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society (BRAS) return to the Library this summer with a special presentation for children ages 7-11 and their families. Join BRAS for lunar excitement, engaging activities and demonstrations in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the very first Apollo moon landing. You won’t want to miss it! Each presentation will last about 45 minutes. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, June 3 - 2pmFairwood Branch
Tuesday, June 4 - 2pmJones Creek Regional Branch
Monday, June 10 - 10amCentral Branch
Wednesday, June 12 - 2pmScotlandville Branch
Thursday, June 13 - 11amCarver Branch
Tuesday, June 25 - 10amBaker Branch
Thursday, June 27 - 1pmEden Park Branch
Monday, July 1 - 10amMain Library @ Goodwood
Tuesday, July 2 - 10amGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Tuesday, July 9 - 10:30amBluebonnet Regional Branch
Thursday, June 11 - 9:30amZachary Branch
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Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre PresentsAdventures in Neverland

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Company will be at Libraries this summer to present Adventures in Neverland for children ages 5-11. The beloved characters of Sir J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan will dance into the hearts of attendees as they watch Wendy of Darling return to Neverland to find Peter Pan and the Lost Boys in desperate need of a good spring cleaning. The Lost Boys rejoice at the return of their good friend, but naughty Tinkerbell is not thrilled about it. Find out what happens when she makes plans with the evil Captain Hook and his gang pirates! Each performance lasts about 40 minutes. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, June 3 - 11:30amBaker Branch
Monday, June 3 - 1:15pmZachary Branch
Tuesday, June 4 - 9:30amScotlandville Branch
Tuesday, June 4 - 11:15amDelmont Gardens Branch
Tuesday, June 4 - 1:15pmEden Park Branch
Wednesday, June 5 - 9:30amCarver Branch
Wednesday, June 5 - 1:15pmJones Creek Regional Branch
Wednesday, June 5 - 3:15pmBluebonnet Regional Branch
Friday, June 7 - 9:30amMain Library @ Goodwood
Tuesday, June 11 - 9:30amCentral Branch
Tuesday, June 11 - 11:30amFairwood Branch
Tuesday, June 11 - 3:15pmGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
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Lady Chops

Talented percussionist, Elizabeth Vidos, also known as Lady Chops, brings her one-woman drumming show to our library this summer. Her performances are energetic, interactive and fun for all ages! Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, July 1 - 10amGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Tuesday, July 2 - 2:30pmJones Creek Regional Branch
Wednesday, July 3 - 10amFairwood Branch
Tuesday, July 16 - 10amScotlandville Branch
Tuesday, July 16 - 2:30pmEden Park Branch
Wednesday, July 17 - 10amBaker Branch
Wednesday, July 17 - 2:30pmBluebonnet Regional Branch
Thursday, July 18 - 10amRiver Center Branch
Thursday, July 18 - 2:30pmCarver Branch
Saturday, July 20 - 10amZachary Branch
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Sock Rockerz

The Sock Rockerz are a band from Nashville, TN who rock in silly socks! Grab your silly socks and join the band and their life-sized furry friends for a fun packed concert that's sure to leave you smiling (and exhausted!) A Sock Rockerz concert is fun for the whole family! Join the Sock Rockerz as they blast off to Block the Universe! Ages 3 and up. About 40 minutes. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, June 3 - 10amGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Tuesday, June 4 - 10amEden Park Branch
Tuesday, June 4 - 2:30pmFairwood Branch
Wedensday, June 5 - 10amPride-Chaneyville Branch
Thursday, June 6 - 10amDelmont Gardens Branch
Thursday, June 6 - 2:30pmScotlandville Branch
Saturday, June 8 - 10amJones Creek Regional Branch
Monday, June 10 - 2:30pmBaker Branch
Tuesday, June 11 - 2:30pmBluebonnet Regional Branch
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Hampstead Stage Company Presents Stories in the Stars

Join the Hampstead Stage Company at the Library this month for a special presentation of Stories in the Stars! Children ages 5-11 are invited to soar through the stars in this compilation performance of Greek myths. Hear stories of the wind, sun and moon, and seasons, plus explore various constellations and starry legends. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, July 8 - 10amDelmont Gardens Branch
Monday, July 8 - 2:30pmJones Creek Regional Branch
Tuesday, July 9 - 10amPride-Chaneyville Branch
Tuesday, July 9 - 2:30pmZachary Branch
Wednesday, July 10 - 10amScotlandville Branch
Wednesday, July 10 - 2:30pmBaker Branch
Thursday, July 11 - 10amEden Park Branch
Thursday, July 11 - 2:30pmBluebonnet Regional Branch
Monday, July 15 - 10amFairwood Branch
Monday, July 15 - 2:30pmCarver Branch
Tuesday, July 16 - 10amCentral Branch
Tuesday, July 16 - 2:30pmGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Wednesday, July 17 - 10amRiver Center Branch
Wednesday, July 17 - 2:30pmMain Library @ Goodwood
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The Stars in the Sky Story in Motion with Yoga Liz

Yoga Liz will be at the Library this month to share an interactive story time with kids ages 4-11. Hear and act out the English fairytale The Stars in the Sky with various yoga poses and movements, after some brief warm-up exercises. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, July 1 - 10amBaker Branch
Monday, July 1 - 2:30pmZachary Branch
Tuesday, July 2 - 10amScotlandville Branch
Tuesday, July 2 - 2:30pmBluebonnet Regional Branch
Wednesday, July 3 - 10amCentral Branch
Wednesday, July 3 - 2:30pmGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Monday, July 15 - 10amDelmont Gardens Branch
Monday, July 15 - 2:30pmPride-Chaneyville Branch
Tuesday, July 16 - 10amRiver Center Branch
Tuesday, July 16 - 2:30pmMain Library @ Goodwood
Wednesday, July 17 - 10amFairwood Branch
Wednesday, July 17 - 2:30pmCarver Branch
Thursday, July 18 - 10amEden Park Branch
Thursday, July 18 - 2:30pmJones Creek Regional Branch
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Children's Summer Reading Parties

It’s time to par-tay! Kids ages 2-11 are invited to the Library this month to celebrate the end of summer with games, spacewalk, a funny clown, prizes and delicious refreshments for everyone! Each party lasts about one hour. Registration is required for groups. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, July 22 - 10amCentral Branch
Monday, July 22 - 6pmBluebonnet Regional Branch
Tuesday, July 23 - 10amCarver Branch
Tuesday, July 23 - 6:30pmFairwood Branch
Wednesday, July 24 - 10amZachary Branch
Wednesday, July 24 - 6:30pmJones Creek Regional Branch
Thursday, July 25 - 10amDelmont Gardens Branch
Thursday, July 25 - 3pmEden Park Branch
Monday, July 29 - 10amScotlandville Branch
Monday, July 29 - 6:30pmGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Tuesday, July 30 - 10amBaker Branch
Tuesday, July 30 - 3pmPride-Chaneyville Branch
Wednesday, July 31 - 10amMain Library @ Goodwood
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The Kabuki Dancers: Drop the B.E.A.T.

The Kabuki Dancers are a group of performing artists from the Acadiana area of Louisiana who have performed and competed at various festivals, stage shows and competitions throughout the nation. Teens can come to the Library this summer to see the Kabuki Dancers perform Drop the B.E.A.T, an anti-bullying show featuring live drums, spoken word poetry and dance.

Monday, June 10 - 10amScotlandville Branch
Monday, June 10 - 2:30pmDelmont Gardens Branch
Tuesday, June 11 - 2pmJones Creek Regional Branch
Wednesday, June 12 - 11amCentral Branch
Wednesday, June 12 - 2pmBaker Branch
Saturday, June 15 - 2pmCarver Branch
Tuesday, June 18 - 2pmZachary Branch
Monday, June 24 - 10amPride-Chaneyville Branch
Monday, June 24 - 2pmEden Park Branch
Tuesday, June 25 - 10amBluebonnet Regional Branch
Tuesday, June 25 - 2:30pmMain Library @ Goodwood
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Teen Summer Film Camps

New Orleans Video Access Center in Baton Rouge (NOVACBR) is once again partnering with your Library to bring you FREE filmmaking summer camps for teens ages 13-17! During the camp, students will learn the basics of video production including design, storyboarding, production, post-production, effects and more, through the hands-on process of creating a video under the guidance of an experienced local filmmaker. This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is A Universe of Stories, so teens will go out of this world by making films with intergalactic elements! Final projects from each camp will premiere at the Main Library at Goodwood on Thursday, August 1. Each camp is limited to 15 students, and teens may sign up for only one five-day session. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Teen Department at the Library location directly.

June 3-7 10am-1pmBluebonnet Regional Branch
June 3-7 2pm-5pmMain Library @ Goodwood
June 10-14 10am-1pmDelmont Gardens Branch
June 10-14 2pm-5pmZachary Branch
June 17-21 10am-1pmCentral Branch
June 17-21 2pm-5pmGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
June 24-28 10am-1pmCarver Branch
June 24-28 2pm-5pmJones Creek Regional Branch
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Cool Careers

Presenting our third annual Cool Careers Summer Series! This career exploration series gives teens and young adults the chance to speak to experts about different in-demand career paths – what the job is really like, the advantages and disadvantages, and the best ways to break into that industry. All events are at the Main Library at Goodwood from 11am to 1pm. Registration is required. To register, go to the Career Center website or call (225) 231-3733.

May 29Finding and Getting College Scholarships
June 5Careers in Digital Media, Film, and Entertainment
June 12Careers in High-Paying Skilled Trades and Aviation
June 19Careers in Forensic Science and Technology
June 26Careers in Animal Science
July 10Careers in Criminal Justice and Private Investigation
July 19Careers in Broadcast Journalism and Video Production
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Teen Summer Reading Parties

Come enjoy games, prizes, snacks and more when you celebrate the end of summer with other teens at the Library! An asterisk indicates which party will serve pizza. For more information and to register, call the Library location directly.

Tuesday, July 30 - 12-3pmMain Library @ Goodwood
Tuesday, July 30 - 2:30pmScotlandville Branch
Tuesday, July 30 - 6pmZachary Branch
Wednesday, July 31 - 2pmCarver Branch
Wednesday, July 31 - 2pmGreenwell Springs Regional Branch
Wednesday, July 31 - 3pmBaker Branch
Wednesday, July 31 - 3pmEden Park Branch
Wednesday, July 31 - 4pmBluebonnet Regional Branch
Thursday, August 1 - 3pmJones Creek Regional Branch