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.

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

Out-of-this-world fun

The Children’s Storytime Area of the Main Library will host the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

There will be physical science experiments for children ages 8 to 11 and their families, and a special science exercise kids can perform at home with adults, then report their findings online just like a real scientist.

All children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Group registration is required; call (225) 231-3740.

Curl up for a ‘Cat Nap’

Carver Branch Library invites children ages 5 to 8 to a story and craft time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Storytime Room. Read “Cat Nap” by Toni Yuly, then make a paper bag cat puppet.

Participation is limited to 10 children; call (225) 389-7460 to register.

Youth Ballet to perform

The summer tour of “Graduation Ball,” presented by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet, comes to Jones Creek Regional Branch Library at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The original ballet is directed by Rebecca Acosta and is free and open to the public. The comedy features a group of Viennese girls and military cadets at their graduation ball.

Fundraiser performances to offset the cost of the tour will be at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Dancer’s Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Admission is $5 per child and $10 for ages 15 and older.

Brawl with the best of ’em

The teen Gaming Club at Eden Park Branch Library is laying the smack down with “WWE 2K16,” a wrestling game for the Xbox One, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Groovy creations

A story and craft time for children ages 9 to 11 is set for 10:30 a.m. June 9 in the Storytime Room at Carver Branch Library. Read “Uncle Andy’s Cats” by James Warhola , then design a groovy soup can label like artist Andy Warhol.

There’s room for 10 participants; call (225) 389-7460 to register.

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998, or email, Southside