JCR HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOOK CLUB: 7-8:30 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. The club will discuss “The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War” by Daniel Stashower.
Thursday, Nov. 12
BOOK WORMS BOOK CLUB: 4:30-5:30 p.m., EBR Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road. Children ages 8 to 11 can join this new book club, which will discuss the mystery genre, with recordings of excerpts from “Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11” by N. Griffin. Call (225) 262-2660 to register.
FRESHHHH HEAT & HEARTBEAT: 6 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatres, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Teen and pre-teen open mic and poetry slam. National slam champion Sha’Condria “Icon” Sibley will be featured. Free.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
BAYOU STATE BOOK TALKS: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Lafayette Parish Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. In this session from a series by the Center for Louisiana Studies, author John Slaughter will discuss “Catahoula: Louisiana State Dog.”
Saturday, Nov. 14
BOOK SIGNING: Noon-3 p.m., E’s Kitchen, 1921 Kaliste Saloom Road. Cynthia LeJeune Nobles will sign copies of her new book, “A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook.”