Book events

BATON ROUGE

Tuesday, Oct. 20

  • E-READER CLASS: 10-11:30 a.m., EBR Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road. (225) 262-2640. Learn to use your e-reader with the library’s Overdrive system. Drop in with your fully charged device to see what the library’s free offering.
  • RENEW BOOK CLUB: 7-9 p.m. EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Conference Room A. Join a Skype discussion with author Linda Tirado on her book, “Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America.”

Wednesday, Oct. 21

  • THE COMIC BOOK CLUB: 7-8:30 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Study Room 2E. For this Halloween special, join the discussion of the graphic novel and movie “Coraline.” Light refreshments will be provided. Call (225) 231-3750 for more info.

Thursday, Oct. 22

  • BOOK SIGNING: 5-7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Perkins Rowe. Former Baton Rougeon and LSU graduate David V. Day will sign copies of his new book, “Defying the Odds.”
  • 20SOMETHINGS BOOK CLUB: 5:30-6:30 p.m., EBR Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St., Meeting Room 1, (225) 389-7440. Those 19-30ish are invited to join a discussion of Aziz Ansari’s “Modern Romance.”
  • Hammond

Monday, Oct. 18

  • AUTHOR VISIT: 6:30 p.m., Student Union Theatre, Southeastern Louisiana University. Jess Walter, author of “We Live in Water,” will give a reading, followed by a book signing and reception. There also will be student presentations on the author’s work at 9:30 a.m. and a Q&A session with Walter at 11 a.m., same location. All events open to the public.

LAFAYETTE

Tuesday, Oct. 20

  • SRL SLEUTHS MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: 6:30-8 p.m., Lafayette Parish South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. Join the book club for a discussion of “The Cutting Season” by Attica Locke.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

  • NRL BOOK CLUB: 2-3p.m., Lafayette Parish North Regional Library, 5101 N. University Ave. Join the book club for a discussion of “The Ginger Man” by J.P. Donleavy.