Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council has launched its summer Laptops for Kids program, in which prekindergarten through high school students can purchase deeply discounted laptops.

The program ends Aug. 15. Laptops cost $90, run Windows 7 and come with a one-year warranty. Students must bring their school ID or current year report card to qualify.

Call (225) 379-3577 for details.

The power of positivity

Terrance Morgan and Tyler Wilson, of Rhythm/Soul, will bring an interactive program using theater and urban dance to children at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

The program will focus on self-improvement, positive thinking, self-esteem and hard work.

Movies on the Plaza

Disney-Pixar’s “Brave” kicks off the Friday Night Movies on the Plaza series at 7 p.m. Friday at the Main Library. Families are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to view the film on the big screen in the outdoor plaza and take photos with a Scottish princess from the Petite Princess Company.

Refreshments will be available for purchase, and complimentary punch will be served. The movie will be simulcast in the library’s large meeting room for those in need of air conditioning.

For information, call (225) 231-3710 or visit

Swamp bird walk

Join a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society for a morning bird walk, featuring bird-watching techniques and identification tips, through Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Beginners birders are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended. General admission fees apply; pass holders get in free.

Call (225) 757-8905 for details.

Pig out on reading

Daisy the Reading Pig and Farmer Minor will be in meeting room 2 of Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library at 10 a.m. Monday for stories and fun with children.

Almost good enough to eat

Teens can get creative and learn to make delicious-looking sushi candles at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library at 3 p.m. Monday.

Something fishy’s going on

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library has a fishy story and craft time for children ages 4 to 6 at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in meeting room 1. Listen to a reading of “Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister, then make a paper fish necklace or hat.

Registration is required; call (225) 763-2240.

Brown Bag Movie

“American Tall Tales: John Henry and Swamp Angel” is the children’s Brown Bag Movie at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s meeting room 2. Kids should bring lunch and a drink.

The library is unable to accommodate large groups or day cares.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.