Baton Rouge

Monday, July 10

Introduction to Ancestry.com Library Edition: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Ancestry.com is one of the largest and most popular genealogy websites and can be overwhelming and expensive to use. Ancestry Library Edition provides access to almost all of the records and features found on the website. Learn tips and techniques for searching effectively and navigating its major historical collections like vital records, census lists, immigration records and city directories. To register, call (225) 231-3751.

Tuesday, July 11

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.

Computers without Fear: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Learn computer basics without worrying about breaking anything.

Historical Society Book Club: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. The club will discuss "Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia 1917 - A World on the Edge" by Helen Rappaport.

Wednesday, July 12

Teen Book Club: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., EBR Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road. Join the discussion on books with a survival theme. Then work with others to survive in the board game Pandemic. (225) 262-2670.

Thursday, July 13

Digital Preservation for Personal Archives: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Learn the ins and outs of digital archiving of personal records. Basic standards such as the safest file formats and storage mediums will be covered, as well as to how-to information on digitization, conversion and long-term preservation. There will also be discussion about library services and services available in Baton Rouge and elsewhere that can help preserve digital records. Seating is limited. Call (225) 231-3751 to register. Contact Emily Ward at (225) 231-3752 or at eward@ebrpl.com with any questions.

Saturday, July 15

Scotlandville Book Club: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., EBR Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway. The club will discuss "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult.

Lafayette

Tuesday, July 11

Genealogy One on One: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. The Lafayette Genealogical Society offers free one-on-one help. 

Tech Assistance: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., LP East Regional Library, 215 La Neuville Road. Drop in for one-on-one help with your mobile device or learn how to access the library’s collection of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. No registration required.