Baton Rouge

Sunday, Oct. 15

Women Writers on Reality: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Free Women's Week event featuring writers Amy Alexander, Claire Bateman, Renee Bacher, Dorothy Davis, Malaika Favorite, Ava Haymon and Herpreet Singh. Registration is not required. For more information, call (225) 753-4226.

Monday, Oct. 16

Inspirational Book Club: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. The club will discuss "Left to Tell" by Immaculee Ilibagiza. (225) 756-1180.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Learn about Libby: 10 a.m. to noon, EBR Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. Libby is a new app for getting free e-books and audiobooks from the library. Download onto a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. There are no fines and the books return themselves. Bring your own device, or see a demonstration. (225) 389-7450.

How to Research Archives: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Class on researching archives, especially the library's Baton Rouge Room. Call (225) 231-3751 to register.

JCR Book Club: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. The club will discuss "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley. (225) 756-1180.

RENEW Book Club: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The "Reading Engaging Nonfiction that Expands our Worldview" book club will discuss "A Chance To Win: Boyhood, Baseball and the Struggle for Redemption in the Inner City" by Jonathan Schuppe.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

The Bestsellers Blues Club: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Come commiserate with the club that discusses read-alikes of today's best-sellers while waiting for that new best-seller to arrive. Call (225) 763-2250 to inquire about the current month's reads.

Author Event: 7 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. A free discussion with Faye Phillips, author of "Baton Rouge Cemeteries."  

Thursday, Oct. 19

Person of Interest Book Club: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Author Paige Bowers will speak about her book, "The General's Niece: The Little-Known de Gaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France." A reception and book signing will follow. (225) 756-1180.

Fiction Writers Workshop: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Join this group of local authors to share works of fiction and get feedback and encouragement. There will be writing exercises to spark creativity. Email Jordan Courtney at jcourtney@ebrpl.com.

Lafayette

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Genealogy One on One: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. The Lafayette Genealogical Society hosts free one-on-one help.

Beyond Black History Month: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. Rick Swanson, head of the UL-Lafayette Political Science Department, will speak on black civil rights in Lafayette Parish from late 18th century to present day. His research covers the antebellum period, Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the modern civil rights movement.

Mystery Book Club: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., LP South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. The club will discuss "The ABC Murders" (Hercule Poirot, book 12) by Agatha Christie.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

North Regional Library Book Club: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., LP North Regional Library, 5101 N. University Ave. The club will discuss "The Widow House" by Carol Goodman.