Baton Rouge

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Book Club: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The Science Fiction Book Club will discuss "Red Planet Blues" by Robert Sawyer.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Catalog and Databases: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., EBR Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway. Learn how to use the library's online catalog and databases for information and entertainment. (225) 354-7540.

Book Club: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. The BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) book club will discuss the theme of murder. Participants will share a detective/crime title that they've read this month. (225) 756-1180.

Thursday, Aug. 31

Book Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., EBR Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road. The Central Book Club will discuss "Sun Storm" by Asa Larsoon. (225) 262-2650.

Saturday, Sept. 2

Book Club: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., EBR Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road. The Like It or Not Book Club will discuss "The Sugar Queen" by Sarah Addison Allen.

Author Event: 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Perkins Rowe, 7707 Bluebonnet Blvd. Kaye Phillips, contributing author of "The Nasty Women Project: Voices from the Resistance," will sign books.

Lafayette

Saturday, Sept. 2

Genealogy: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. The Lafayette Genealogical Society presents "Genealogy 101" on the first Saturday of each month. Open to anyone interested in genealogy or local history.

Self-Publishing: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., LP South regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. Learn "The Ten Secrets of E-Book Self-Publishing Success." Join author Deborah LeBlanc and members of the Writer's Guild of Acadiana for an in-depth workshop on the e-book publishing process and the path to successful e-book authorship. There will be a one-hour, on-your-own lunch break at the midpoint of the workshop. For more info or to register, visit lafayettepubliclibrary.org or call (337) 981-1028.