Baton Rouge

Monday, May 15

Fiction Writers Workshop: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., EBR Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. A resource for creative writers, this group of authors works to hone their skills through community feedback. At each meeting, a selected member’s work is discussed. To get started, email Jordan at jcourtney@ebrpl.com.

Tuesday, May 16

Book Club: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. The JCR Book Club will discuss "The Monuments Men" by Robert Edsel.

Book Club: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The RENEW (Reading Engaging Nonfiction that Expands our Worldview) Book Club will read "Havana Real: One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth About Cuba Today" by Yoani Sánchez.

Thursday, May 18

Book Club: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The new Horror Book Club will will discuss Stephen King's "Doctor Sleep."

Saturday, May 20

Author Event: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. A meet-and-greet and book signing with Shirley Weber, author of "To Make a Difference, You Have to be Different."

Lafayette

Tuesday, May 16

Book Club: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., LP South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. The Mystery Book Club will discuss "Death of a Village" by M.C. Beaton.

Wednesday, May 17

Book Club: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., LP North Regional Library, 5101 N. University Ave. The North Regional Library Book Club will discuss "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles.

Lecture: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. The Beyond Black History Month Lecture Series presents noted historian LaGuana Gray, of the University of Texas-San Antonio's History Department, who will speak about African-American women's lives and labors, highlighting her book, "We Just Keep Running the Line: Black Southern Women and the Poultry Processing Industry."

Saturday, May 20

Table Talk: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., LP South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. Join the French Table/La Table Française to improve Cajun and standard French-speaking skills through casual conversation, watching films, basic instruction and personal testimony. Adults only. No registration required.