What’s in Your Attic?

Time for the Annual East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s Attic Treasures Event, Nov. 21

Bring your collectibles, antiques and other treasures for expert review at the 15th Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles Event at the Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. It’s very similar to what you see on Antiques Roadshow, which runs on LPB TV. Hundreds of people lined up with their treasures at last year’s event.

This is the time to raid your attic, closets and garages for that interesting or antique art, old toys, pottery, jewelry, rifles, war artifacts, small furniture or other item of interest and see what the story is behind it and possibly what its value might be. The free event will run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, November 21, at the Main Library at Goodwood. There is a limit of three items per person at the event, and experts will be on hand to look at your collectibles and antiques. Come for the antiques viewings, but bring your Library card to stay and visit our facilities!

For more information on the Attic Treasures event, call (225) 270-1928 or (225) 231-3750, visit www.ebrpl.com or click on the Library’s Facebook or Twitter sites.
In conjunction with the Attic Treasures event on Saturday, East Baton Rouge Parish Library Archivist Melissa Eastin will offer a free workshop entitled Preservation of the Home: Making Memories Last. It begins at 2 p.m. at the Main Library’s Technology Lab (second floor).
At the workshop, Eastin will discuss the best practices for preserving family archives and ensure the long-term survival of items from photographs to textiles. Participants also will be treated to a demonstration of the Library’s P4A Antiques Database. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED to attend this workshop and the program is limited to 15 participants, so call (225) 231-3752 to reserve your space today.

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