Baton Rouge

Monday, June 19

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 research and what types of resources the Genealogy Department has to help fill the gaps in the family tree. To register, call (225) 231-3751.

Tuesday, June 20

Fiction Writers Workshop: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., EBR Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Join this group of local authors to share works of fiction and get feedback and encouragement. There will be writing exercises to spark creativity. Email Jordan Courtney at

RENEW Book Club: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. RENEW (Reading Engaging Nonfiction that Expands our Worldview) will examine J.D. Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis."

Wednesday, June 21

The Forgotten Acadians of Maryland: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. In 1755, when the Acadians were expelled by the British from Nova Scotia, Canada, over 900 landed in Maryland. By 1770, most had left for Louisiana, but some settled in the Chesapeake Bay area. Acadian historian and genealogist Marty Guidry will talk about this little-known history and its connection to Louisiana.

Sunday, June 25

Author Event: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Shirley Weber introduces and will be signing her new book, "Just What The Doctor Ordered," which is designed to build and strengthen relationships. There will be games and giveaways.


Tuesday, June 20

Genealogy One on One: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. The Lafayette Genealogical Society hosts free one-on-one help in the third-floor Genealogy Room.

Tech Assistance: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. Drop in for one-on-one help with mobile devices or learn how to access the library’s collection of eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. No registration required.

Mystery Book Club: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., LP South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. The club will discuss "The Monogram Murders" by Sophie Hannah.

Wednesday, June 21

Book Club: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., LP North Regional Library. The club will discuss "Cane River" by Lalita Tademy.