BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — For the past 17 years, East Baton Rouge Parish Library has celebrated its One Book One Community initiative.

This year, Community Outreach and Programming Librarian Jessica McDaniel said this year the library will highlight Chris Thomas King’s book “The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture.”

“Our series kicks off this Sunday, March 19 at the Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard, and it will continue through April,” said McDaniel.

One Book One Community events include:

  • An hour of live music by Jonathon “Boogie” Long, Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee,
    • Where & When: Main Library at Goodwood on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.
  • A discussion with Lloyd “Teddy” Johnson, owner of the world-famous Teddy’s Juke Joint
    • Where & When: Scotlandville Branch Library on Tuesday, April 4 at noon
  • A screening of The Original King Bee, a documentary on blues star and Grammy Hall of Famer Slim Harpo
    • Where & When: Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m.
  • A talk by author John Wirt about his book, Huey “Piano” Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia
    • Where & When: Main Library at Goodwood on Sunday, April 16 at 3 p.m.
  • A presentation on the History of Blues and Jazz Music by Eric Baskin, BRCC professor of
    • Where & When: at the Main Library at Goodwood on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Click here for more information about One Book One Community.