Book events

Baton Rouge

Thursday, July 10

Donor Reception-Glen “Big Baby” Davis Foundation: 6 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Join the fun for the Summer Soiree Donor Reception during the 4th Annual Booking It With Baby Tour on the Rooftop Terrace of the new library. Music by Christien Bold featuring the Chicken & Waffles Quartet.

Gonzales

Thursday, July 10

A Night with Cajun French Poet Beverly Matherne: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library-Gonzales Branch, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Blues poetry in Cajun French and English with accompaniment by professional drummer and percussionist Michael Tramonte and a dramatic reading of folktales all from her recent books. A book signing and reception will follow. Free. Register, (225) 647-3955.

Metairie

Saturday, July 5

“New Orleans Historic Homes” author signing: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Author Bonnie Warren will be signing her new book. (504) 455-4929.

“New Orleans Hurricanes from the Start” author signing: 3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Author Nicholas Meis will be signing his new book. (504) 455-4929.

New Orleans

Monday, June 30

“Flying Shoes” author reading and signing: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Lisa Howorth’s “Flying Shoes” is a work of fiction, but the murder is based on the still-unsolved case of her stepbrother. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

Thursday, July 3

“Who Asked You?” author and signing event: 7 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Bestselling author Terry McMillan will feature her novel, “Who Asked You?” which releases in paperback just two days before the event.(504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com

Saturday, July 5

Storytime with Miss Maureen: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. “The Treehouse that Jack Built” by Bonnie Verburg and award-winning illustrator Mark Teague. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com/