Swamp bird walk

Take a trek through Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center with a Baton Rouge Audubon Society member at 7 a.m. Saturday.

The morning hike through the swamp includes the identification of various bird species, bird-watching techniques and identification tips. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended.

General admission applies, while pass holders and Baton Rouge Audubon Society members get in free. Email sguidry@brec.org for more information.

Scan Day

Scan personal photographs, art and/or records during Scan Day at the Main Library. It’s from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Genealogy Reading Room.

The library’s high-quality Epson scanner will be available to patrons for one hour per person. Directions will be provided, and library staff will be available to answer questions and offer assistance.

For more information, call Emily Ward at (225) 231-3752. To register, call (225) 231-3751.

Trivia for teens

The Main Library’s Black History Month Trivia Contest for teens begins at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Teen Room. Prizes will be awarded.

Visit http://bit.ly/2nghVVL to register.


Baton Rouge Zoo’s ZooMobile visits this week include Eden Park Branch Library at 4 p.m. Monday and the Main Library at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The ZooMobile’s hourlong program for children ages 3 and older includes live animals and biofacts with a message of wildlife conservation. Children younger than 9 must be supervised by an adult or responsible adolescent.

The Main Library program is limited to 30 children. Registration is required by calling (225) 231-3760.

Self-Portrait Remix

Carver Branch Library’s Self-Portrait Remix for teens begins at 4 p.m. Monday in meeting room 1.

Teens will draw inspiration from prominent African-American portrait and figurative artists — including Kehinde Wiley, Mickalen Thomas and Ernie Barnes — to create their own collage portraits.

Bath bombs

River Center Branch Library invites teens to create homemade bath bombs for themselves or as Valentine’s Day gifts at 3 p.m. Feb. 8.

African-American read-in

Children ages 5 to 11 can participate in a read-in of poems and stories by African-American authors at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Carver Branch Library. Call (225) 389-7460 to register.

Love at the zoo

Feel the love with Baton Rouge Zoo’s I Heart My Zoo Day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10. Regular zoo admission applies. Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.

The Valentine’s event includes Safari Amphitheater programs featuring birds-and-the-bees facts about zoo animals, keeper chats, animal enrichments and the making of a valentine for a loved one.

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