Baton Rouge

Monday, May 1

Fiction Writers Workshop: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Join this small group of authors looking to hone their skills through community feedback. They do writing exercises and discuss a selected member’s work. 

Tuesday, May 2

Introduction to Microsoft Word: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word.

Wednesday, May 3

Computers without Fear: 9 a.m. to noon, EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Learn computer basics without the worry of breaking anything.

Friday, May 5

Author Talk: 7 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Author and storyteller Morgan Molthrop will talk about the pirate adventures of Jean Lafitte and his research and writing process. Molthrop has written books about Lafitte, Andrew Jackson and south Louisiana culture. 

Saturday, May 6

Book signing: 9 a.m. to noon, Red Stick Farmers Market, Fifth and Main streets, downtown Baton Rouge. The Advocate columnist Smiley Anders will sign copies of his books, "Best of Smiley" and "Smiley! A Laughing Matter."

Lafayette

Sunday, April 30

Closed: LP Main Library, 310 W. Congress St. Closed for Festival International.

Monday, May 1

Non-Fiction Book Club: 6 p.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. The club will discuss "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed.

Wednesday, May 3

Downtown Writers' Group: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. Join a group of writers for support and discussion of individual writing efforts.