A Multi-Cultural Festival will be held at the Greenwell Springs Road Regional branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road, beginning at noon Saturday, July 30. The theme of the festival is “Celebrating Our Differences.” There will be showcases of food, art, music and dance of the many different cultures in the Baton Rouge area. Everyone is invited to attend.
The festival will be held in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2. Contact Kathy Rome at (225) 274-4440 for more information.
Baton Rouge author Judy Garwood shares the story of a woman who moves back home to care for her mother who has Alzheimer’s in the book, Mama, I’m Here.
Garwood will read from her book and answer questions at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the Jones Creek Regional branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.
Garwood’s special guest will be Barbara Auten, executive director of Charlie’s Place and Alzheimer’s Services of Baton Rouge.
For more information, call (225) 756-1150.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library book clubs:
•Delmont Gardens Book Club will meet 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Delmont Gardens branch, 3351 Lorraine St. Members will discuss The First Part Last by Angela Johnson. Light refreshments will be served. Contact the Reference Department at (225) 354-7050 for more information.
•Like it or Not Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Pride-Chaneyville branch, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road. Call (225) 658-1540 for more information
•Teens @ 2 Young Adult Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Zachary branch, 1900 Church St. Members will discuss The Storyteller’s Daughter by Cameron Dokey. For more information or to register, call (225) 658-1870.
Lafayette Public Library
There are treasures in your own backyard - natural treasures. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the South Regional branch, 6101 Johnston St., John Williams of Pack and Paddle will showcase five great hikes in Louisiana. The presentation is in a slideshow format, which will include information about parking, shuttles, special equipment needs, hiking distances and times, and more.
Livingston Parish Library
From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Main branch, 13986 Florida Blvd. in Livingston, teens will hear popular Urban Legends. This event is for teens in grades 7 and up.
•South Branch Bookies will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the South branch, 23477 La. 444 in Livingston. Members will discuss Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler.
Preston Lauterbach, author of The Chitlin’ Circuit And The Road To Rock And Roll, will sign copies of his book at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. in New Orleans.
Susan Mustafa and Sue Israel, authors of Dismembered, will sign copies of their book at 6 p.m. Saturday July 30, at Barnes & Noble, 2590 CitiPlace Court.
Items for Book Events were provided by East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Lafayette Public Library and Livingston Parish Library.