Baton Rouge

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Science Fiction Book Club: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The club will discuss the graphic novel "Watchmen" by Alan Moore.

Tuesday, Oct. 31- Thursday, Nov. 2

Library Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, first floor atrium at BRCC Acadian, 3250 N. Acadian Thruway E. Presented by Friends of the Magnolia Library. Open to public. To donate gently used books, call (225) 216-8552. 

Thursday, Nov. 2

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.

Author Event: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2590 CitiPlace. Author Rickey Smiley will talk about his new book, "Stand by Your Truth: And Then Run for Your Life!"

Saturday, Nov. 4

New South Story Lab: 10:30 a.m. to noon, EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Teens will meet every Saturday in November for a writing workshop.

Author Event: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Local author Michael H. Rubin will give a multimedia presentation on the background of his latest thriller, "Cashed Out."

Sunday, Nov. 5

Author Event: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Author Chris Russo Blackwood will discuss her new book, "My Brother’s Keeper: One Man’s 30-Year Quest to Catch Two Killers." The true crime/memoir book investigates the cold case murder of Baton Rouge Sonic Drive-In franchise owner Gary Kergan in 1984.

Hammond

Friday, Nov. 3

Wine with Friends: 7 p.m., Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, Southeastern Louisiana University. Friends of Sims Library's annual fundraiser, featuring six wines paired with food, music, a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $35; not available at the door. Space is limited. Order tickets at southeastern.edu/libraryfriends or via check payable to Southeastern Foundation, SLU 10896, Hammond, LA 70402. Call (985) 549-2186 or email jbranham@southeastern.edu for more info.

Port Allen

Sunday, Oct. 29

Ethel Claiborne Dameron Lecture Series: 2 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave. Naturalist and wildlife photographer C.C. Lockwood will discuss his work in the Atchafalaya Basin, followed by a book signing and reception. (225) 336-2422.

Lafayette

Monday, Oct. 30

A History of Frankenstein: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., LP South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. William Robinson, history professor at Southeastern Louisiana University, will present a discussion of Frankenstein from Mary Shelley to Boris Karloff to Mel Brooks and beyond.

Thursday, Nov. 2

Classics Book Club: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., LP South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. The club will discuss "Howards End" by E.M. Forster.

Sunday, Nov. 5

Author Event: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum, 1122 Lafayette St. Author Marcelle Bienvenu will discuss “My Love Affair with Food — My Culinary Journey." Bienvenu, a strong advocate for the preservation of the Acadian culture, is a chef/instructor at the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University, and the author, contributor and editor of a number of cookbooks. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Limited seating; admission is free. Refreshments will be served.