Baton Rouge

Tuesday, Aug. 1

Fiction Writers Workshop: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., EBR 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 2

Author Event: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., EBR Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary. Todd-Michael St. Pierre will read from his latest children's book, "Chicory and Roux." For ages 4-9. Registration required. (225) 658-1840.

Author Event: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., EBR Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Todd-Michael St. Pierre will read from his latest children's book, "Chicory and Roux." For ages 4-9. Registration required. (225) 763-2260.

Thursday, Aug. 3

Author Event: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., EBR Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road. Todd-Michael St. Pierre will read from his latest children's book, "Chicory and Roux." For ages 4-9. Registration required. (225) 262-2660.

Saturday, Aug. 5

Battle of the Presses: Traditional vs. Self Publishing: 10 a.m. to noon, EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Session on book publishing. Bring your questions to two published authors — Emily Coburn, a traditionally published author, and Ashley Michel, a self-published author. They will explain the process of getting published through their own experiences with different types of publishing, the pros and cons, and ins and outs. No experience necessary.

Sunday, Aug. 6

Book Signing: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Todd-Michael St. Pierre will sign his latest children's book, "Chicory and Roux."

Lafayette

Tuesday, Aug. 1

Genealogy One on One: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. The Lafayette Genealogical Society offers free help.

Wednesday, Aug. 2

Non-Fiction Book Club: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. The club will discuss "Hidden Figures" by Margo Lee Shetterly.

Thursday, Aug. 3

Classics Book Club: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., LP South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. The club will discuss "Exodus" by Leon Uris.