Book events

BATON ROUGE

Tuesday, Aug. 25

  • ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM & OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m., Arts Council of Baton Rouge, 437 Laurel St. $7, open to the public. Info: theeclectictruth@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

  • KID’S NIGHT: 5 p.m., La Divina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road. Join Michelle Hirstius, author of “Juju to the Rescue,” will be on hand to sign her books. Youngsters are welcome to bring their favorite stuffed pups. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Louisiana.

Thursday, Aug. 27

  • CENTRAL BOOK CLUB: 11 a.m., Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road. Join the discussion of this months book, “The Storied Life of A. J.Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.

JEANERETTE

Wednesday, Aug. 26

  • LEPROSY TALK: 6 p.m., Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St. Claire Manes, author of “Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: the Carville Letter and Stories of the Landry Family,” will speak about the Carville Leprosarium. Free. For more information, call (337) 276-4408, visit jeanerettemuseum.com or email jeanerettemuseum@yahoo.com.

ST. FRANCISVILLE

Thursday, Aug. 27