Besides books, the Livingston Parish Book Festival will offer music, children's activities, local authors, a Makers Tent and food.

The festival runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Main Branch, 20390 Iowa St. in Livingston. Attendees will receive a free book while supplies last.

Outdoors, kids can enjoy bounce houses, face painting, crafts and giant bubbles courtesy of Hey Now Hooping’s Jeannette Ginsburg.

There will be local authors in the Author Alley. Retired police officer, narcotics agent and federal prosecutor Charlie Spillers will discuss exploits from his book "Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls and the Toll of a Double Life." Graphic novelist Kody Chamberlain will explain his take on creativity and how creative professionals like graphic novelists produce work every day.

In the Makers Tent, visitors can see some of the cool things that the Livingston Parish community can create. Inside the library, watch the 3D printer create a new model, try out virtual reality software, and more.

Local vendors will be selling food and drinks.

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