Baton Rouge

Monday, Sept. 11

Introduction to the Catalog and Databases: 10 a.m. to noon, EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Learn to use the online catalog to place holds and renew from your own computer. Learn how to navigate some of the more popular online databases. Registration required; call (225) 756-1150.

Introduction to Genealogy: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Learn how to conduct genealogical research, which types of records are used to track a family’s history, which databases the library offers to assist your research and what types of resources the Genealogy Department has in its collection to help fill in the gaps in your family tree. To register, call (225) 231-3751.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Writers Rendezvous: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., EBR Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway. Join this informal gathering of writers, where people can meet, share ideas and get feedback on current projects.

Thursday, Sept. 14

Person of Interest Book Club: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. The club will discuss Princess Diana.

Sunday, Sept. 17

Baton Rouge Room Databases and Digital Archives: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Learn to use archival databases, digital archives and web tools to research ancestors, homes and Baton Rouge’s history and culture. Get information on the Baton Rouge Digital Archive, which has been recently redesigned, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Web Archive, the library's newspaper databases and more. Seating is limited and registration is required. For more info, call Emily Ward at (225) 231-3752 or email To register, call (225) 231-3751.


Tuesday, Sept. 12

Bayou State Book Talks: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. In this series from the Center for Louisiana Studies, meet Anne Butler, author of "Bayou Sara: Used to Be."

Sept. 14-16

Book Sale: The Friends of the Library Book Sale runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 15, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16, Heymann Convention Center Ballroom, 1373 S. College Road. Gently used hardcover and paperback books sold by the inch.

Sunday, Sept. 17

Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum, 1122 Lafayette St. Author Shane Bernard will talk about the history and geography of Bayou Teche. Bernard is the author of five books and serves as historian and curator to McIlhenny Co. on Avery Island. Co-sponsored by Lafayette Public Library. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Free admission; seating is limited. Refreshments will be served.

St. Francisville

Sunday, Sept. 10

BOOK SIGNING: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Conundrum, 11917 Ferdinand St. Author Stacey Wilson will sign copies of her book, "She Stands."