Book events

ABITA SPRINGS

Wednesday

BATON ROUGE

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • KIDS NIGHT AT LA DIVINA: KINGDOM OF THE PUMPKINS: 5 p.m., La Divina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road. Local authors/illustrators of children’s books read to kids. Book-themed crafts, coloring pages, refreshments, and lots of fun. Free.

(225) 771-8488.

LOUISIANA WILD: 6 P.M., MANSHIP THEATRE, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. JOIN THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF LOUISIANA TO CELEBRATE THE LATEST BOOK BY C.C. LOCKWOOD. “LOUISIANA WILD, THE PROTECTED AND RESTORED LANDS OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY” PROVIDES A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY THROUGH SOME OF LOUISIANA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES. LOCKWOOD WILL PRESENT IMAGES FROM THE BOOK ACCOMPANIED BY MUSIC AND STORIES. FREE.

COVINGTON

Wednesday

FRANKLINTON

Saturday

  • WASHINGTON PARISH LIBRARY BOOK FESTIVAL 2015: 10 a.m., Franklinton Branch Library, 825 Free St. New York Times best-selling author Erica Spindler will be the headliner along with more than 20 other authors of books including science fiction, romance, history, suspense and children’s and Christian themes. Held under tents on the lawn; lectures are inside. Concessions will be available. Free. (985) 735-1961 washlibrary_bog@yahoo.com.

GONZALES

Thursday

LACOMBE

Tuesday

  • THE LACOMBE BRANCH BAYOU BOOK MARKERS BOOK CLUB: 6:30 p.m., Lacombe Branch Library, 28027 U.S. 190. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month. The library may have limited copies of certain books. Patrons may need to obtain copies of some books from local bookstores. Club is free and open to all. Registration is not required. register.stpl.us/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11692.

LAFAYETTE

Tuesday

LIVINGSTON

Tuesday

  • BANNED BOOKS WEEK: CRAFT & WATCH: 6 p.m., Livingston Parish Library-Main, 20390 Iowa St. Celebrate Banned Books Week by watching a movie based on one of the most frequently challenged books of 2014. Ages 18 and older can also make crafts from old books and the covers of frequently banned books. Space is limited, so registration is required. Please call the Main Branch at (225) 686-2436 or visit the online event calendar to register. Free. (225) 686-2436. www.mylpl.info.

METAIRIE

Monday

NEW ORLEANS

Saturday

  • JOAN’S HEALING POWER: WORKSHOP FOR CANCER PATIENTS BY JANET LYNN ROSEMAN: 10 a.m., Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave. A guided shield-making activity and healing workshop led by Dr. Janet Lynn Roseman, author of “If Joan of Arc had Cancer.” Free, but space is limited. Must pre-register on the website. Free. joanofarcparade.org/6th-annual-salon-de-jeanne-darc/.

Thursday

  • THE POPE AND MUSSOLINI: 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. presentation, World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. With Pulitzer Prize-winning author David I. Kertzer. Free, but seating limited.

PORT ALLEN

Wednesday

  • IMAGES OF AMERICA: SCOTLANDVILLE: Noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N Jefferson Ave. Local authors Rachel L. Emanuel, Ruby Jean Simms and Charles Vincent will give a lunchtime lecture and book signing featuring “Images of America: Scotlandville.” Free. (225) 336-2422. brantley@wbrmuseum.org.

SLIDELL

  • SIX SHADES OF FICTION BOOK CLUB DEBUT: Meet new friends and share reading experiences. Book discussions from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. every third Tuesday at the Madisonville branch, 1123 Main St., and from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. every third Thursday at the Slidell branch, 555 Robert Blvd.