BATON ROUGE

Tuesday, Dec. 8

  • BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Join the JCR Historical Society Book Club to discuss this month’s selection, “Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated a Nation” by Dean Jobb. For more information, call (225) 756-1180

Wednesday, Dec. 9

  • INTRODUCTION TO FAMILYSEARCH: 10:30 a.m., EBR Main Library, Technology Lab, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. This new class explores FamilySearch, a free genealogy website from a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Information on how to use the site to search or browse U.S. and international records, view user submitted genealogies, read free genealogy e-Books, use FamilySearch’s wiki pages, add and attach records to your family tree and order microfilm from the Salt Lake City Library. Call (225) 231-3751 to register.

Saturday, Dec. 12

  • MEET THE AUTHOR: 10 a.m. to noon, EBR Main Library, Conference Room B, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Meet local author Chelsea Johnson and hear about her book, “The Heart of a Worshiper: Inspirational Writers.”
  • AUTHOR SIGNING: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2590 CitiPlace Court. Author Douglas Villien will be signing his new book, “Forgotten Baton Rouge,” which offers a plethora of lost images of the city from the 1890s to the 1930s.

LAFAYETTE

Sunday, Dec. 6

  • BOOK SIGNING: 5-6 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 5705 Johnston St. Author chef John Folse will be signing copies of his new book, “Can You Dig It: Louisiana’s Authoritative Collection of Vegetable Cookery.”

Friday, Dec. 11

  • AUTHOR READING: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 5705 Johnston St. Children and their parents are invited for a special Pajama Time with Zachary Richard. The local author and musician will read from his book “The Legend of L’il Red” and play music.

Sunday, Dec. 13

  • AUTHOR SIGNING: 4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 5705 Johnston St. Author John Slaughter will be signing copies of his new book, “Catahoula: Louisiana State Dog.”