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East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s One Book One Community


East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s sixteenth annual One Book One Community initiative will showcase Gwen Roland’s 2006 memoir Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in the Louisiana Swamp which includes photographs by nature photographer, C.C. Lockwood. The entire two month series will highlight the book, as well as other topics such as nature conservation, Louisiana wildlife, birding, and nature photography.

The OBOC celebration will get started with a FREE Kick-Off Party for the whole family on Saturday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood. Enjoy delicious food & refreshments, crafts, live zydeco music from RJ & Kreole Smoove, plus community organizations celebrating Louisiana landscapes, nature, cultural heritage, & more!

The Library is pleased to host author Gwen Roland for two events in April:

Atchafalaya Houseboat Author Talk and Q&A with Gwen Roland – Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood.

Pass It On: Skills & Stories with Author Gwen Roland – Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood.

Other featured events include a talk with Danny Heitman, author of A Summer of Birds, and Marybeth Lima, author of Adventures of a Louisiana Birder, plus a variety of book discussions, presentations, film screenings, music, crafts, and more! All library locations will offer programs connected to OBOC throughout the months of March and April.

Visit for an Atchafalaya Houseboat book summary and author information, as well as a continuously updated calendar of One Book One Community events and programs.

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