Baton Rouge

Sunday, Feb. 11

Author Event: 2:30 p.m., EBR Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Julia Welles Hawkins, who turned 102 on Feb. 10, will celebrate her birthday and her new book, "It's Been Wondrous! A Centenarian's Memoir." The book will not be sold but is available at

Poetry from the Heart: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Poet Pamela Gauthier, of Heartune Creations, will present a workshop for aspiring poets. A reception will follow. Call (225) 756-1150 to register.

Monday, Feb. 12

Baker Morning Book Club: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., EBR Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, Baker. The club will discuss "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Closed: Some East Baton Rouge Parish libraries closed for Mardi Gras. Check before going.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Book Club: 6:35 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., EBR Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The QUIRKY (Quick-witted, Understanding, Interesting, Respectful, Kind, Young-at-heart) Book Club will meet. For more information, email

Fiction Writers Workshop: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. The workshop is a valuable resource for creative writers to share and discuss their work. Contact Jordan at to get started.

Personal Digital Archiving: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Learn how to archive your personal digital materials with file formats, storage platforms, how to organize and describe your collections and various digital preservation techniques. For more information, contact Emily Ward in Special Collections at (225) 231-3752 or register at (225) 231-3751.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Author Event: 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2590 CitiPlace Court. Alan G. Gauthreaux will be signing copies of his book, "Bloodstained Louisiana: Twelve Murder Cases, 1896-1934," which chronicles 12 homicide cases in Louisiana where "unwritten law" justified jilted women who killed their paramours, and police took measures to protect defendants from lynch mobs.


Tuesday, Feb. 13

Closed: All Lafayette Public Libraries closed for Mardi Gras.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Genealogy: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., LP South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. Meeting of the Lafayette Genealogical Society. Anyone interested in genealogy or local history is welcome to attend.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Table Talk: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., LP South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. Join the French Table/La Table Française to improve Cajun and standard French-speaking skills through casual conversation, watching films, basic instruction and personal testimony. Adults only. No registration required.