Baton Rouge

Sunday, Nov. 5

Author Event: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Author Chris Russo Blackwood will discuss her new book, "My Brother’s Keeper: One Man’s 30-Year Quest to Catch Two Killers." The true crime/memoir book investigates the cold case murder of Baton Rouge Sonic Drive-In franchise owner Gary Kergan in 1984.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Exploring Probate Records: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Learn how to use wills and probate records to trace your family tree. Registration required; call (225) 231-3751.

Saturday, Nov. 11

Author Event: Noon, Barnes & Noble, 2590 CitiPlace Drive. Author Ronald Drez will discuss his book, "Predicting Pearl Harbor." 

Sunday, Nov. 12

Author Event: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. LaJoanoune M. Lathan will read from her book of poetry, "Inspirations from the Holy Spirit." Signed copies will be available for purchase. (225) 756-1150.

Zachary

Thursday, Nov. 9

Author Event: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., EBR Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St. Anne Butler and Helen Williams will give a book talk and signing for their book, "Bayou Sara — Used To Be."

Lafayette

Sunday, Nov. 5

Author Event: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum, 1122 Lafayette St. Author Marcelle Bienvenu will discuss “My Love Affair with Food — My Culinary Journey." Bienvenu, a strong advocate for the preservation of the Acadian culture, is a chef/instructor at the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University, and the author, contributor and editor of a number of cookbooks. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Limited seating; admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, Nov. 11

Author's Alley: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., LP South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. Join the library and the Writers' Guild of Acadiana to meet and support local authors, who will be signing and selling their books.