Baton Rouge 

Monday, Jan. 29

The Inspirational 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 "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer. For information, call (225) 756-1150.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Book Club: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. RENEW (Reading Engaging Nonfiction that Expands our Worldview) Book Club will discuss Bruce Springsteen's autobiography "Born to Run." Rescheduled from Jan. 16.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Fiction Writers Workshop: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. The small group is for writers to share and discuss their work. Attendees can sign up to have their own writings discussed once they have attended at least two meetings. Email Jordan at jcourtney@ebrpl.com to get started.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Introduction to Online Catalog & Databases: 10 a.m. to noon, EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Learn how, from your home computer, to locate books, place holds and renew items. Access databases with full-text magazines and thousands of books. Learn languages, study for tests and lots more. To register call (225) 756-1150.

Authors Event: 1:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble-CitiPlace, 2590 CitiPlace Court. Brian J. Costello will be signing copies of his book "Carnival in Louisiana," an insider's look at the customs associated with Mardi Gras; Jennifer Atkins will be signing copies of her book, "New Orleans Carnival Balls," in which she draws back the curtain on the origin of these exclusive soirees.

Sunday, Feb. 4

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

Lafayette

Monday, Jan. 29

Teen Library Corps: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. Teens age 12 to 18 are invited to help plan future library programs. 

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Poetry Workshop: 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., LP East Regional Library, 215 La Neuville Road, Youngsville. Discover the art of self-expression with spoken word artist and poetry educator Alex "PoeticSoul" Johnson. For ages 9 and older. 

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Write with Us: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. Explore creative writing with two writing instructors from UL-Lafayette. Discuss the writing process and get valuable feedback; multi-genre. All writing levels welcome. Adults only.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Classics Book Club: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., LP South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. The club will discuss "The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston LeRoux.