Louisiana first lady Supriya Jindal recently announced the artwork selected for display in the Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansion for September.

Local students whose works were chosen are Scotlandville Middle Magnet eighth-graders Malik Northern and Jerbria Pearson.

Every month, a new group of art is displayed to pay tribute to Louisiana’s young artists.

River Center Branch hours

Because of activities in the area for the Live After 5 concert series, the River Center Branch Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays in September and October. Normal hours will resume Oct. 30. Call (225) 389-4967 for information.

Apprenticeship programs

The Career Center will hold a seminar for adults and teens considering a career in skilled trades from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Main Library on Goodwood.

Learn about paid training, assistance with job placement and other benefits of apprenticeship as well as program options in the Baton Rouge area. Representatives from various local employers offering apprenticeships will be on hand.

Registration is required; call (225) 231-3733 or email llee@ebrpl.com.

Racism discussion

Maxine Crump, of Dialogue on Race, will present an interactive discussion on institutional racism from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eden Park Branch Library.

Teen trivia and more

In anticipation of the release of “The Scorch Trials,” the next movie in the “Maze Runner” trilogy, teens and tweens can test their knowledge of James Dashner’s best-selling books from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the River Center Branch Library.

There will be food and prizes will be awarded.

Make your own hat

Kids ages 5 to 11 can come to the River Center Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sept. 18 to decorate a hat made out of a paper bag, then wear it home to celebrate Make a Hat Day.

An Acadian family’s story

Gayle Breaux Smith will share her experiences researching her family’s history at “Footsteps in Time: A Story of an Acadian Family,” a discussion from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Library.

Breaux Smith is a local genealogy researcher and president of the Breaux du Monde Association. Her research has taken her to France, Nova Scotia and Massachusetts as she traced ancestor Vincent Brault and his descendants.

A pirate tale

Children ages 6 to 9 will enjoy a reading of “Pirates on the Farm” by Denette Fretz at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Carver Branch Library.

After the story, children will make a pirate treasure map using brown paper bags and other little treasures.

Registration is required and is limited to 10 participants; call (225) 389-7440 to register.

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff at (225) 388-0215, (225) 603-1998 or southside@theadvocate.com.