A free grief support group hosted by Life Source Services Hospice is offering its services on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meetings are open to the public.

The group meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays in the Swan Room at Resthaven Garden of Memories, 11817 Jefferson Highway, and 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Life Source building, 11605 Southfork Ave., Suite A.

Call (225) 291-9421 for more information.

Bluebonnet Book Club

The book club at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library meets at 11 a.m. Thursday. The book selection is “The Earl of Louisiana” by A.J. Liebling.

Book giveaway and photos

In celebration of Children’s Book Week, Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library will hold a children’s book giveaway on Friday. Children may enter into a drawing for a free book.

Children also can have their picture taken reading their favorite book to Pickles the Alligator from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Swamp bird walk

A member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society will lead a morning swamp bird walk at 7 a.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center.

Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars optional but recommended. General admission fees apply; pass holders get in free.

Call (225) 757-8905 for details.

Time for teen anime

Teens are invited to Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to watch anime cartoons and enjoy snacks.

Origami hour

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library will present a tutorial on origami from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 12. Stop by and learn the Japanese art of paper folding.

‘Lift Your Spirits’ with FHL

The Foundation for Historical Louisiana, along with LSU Press, will launch the Lagniappe Lecture Series on May 19 at the Old Governor’s Mansion, featuring the new publication “Lift Your Spirits,” an LSU Press publication by Elizabeth M. Williams and Chris McMillian.

Lectures include all of the historical and cultural insights of FHL’s monthly Heritage Lecture plus something extra. “Lift Your Spirits” delves into New Orleans and its mixologists. Attendees will taste samplings of cocktail recipes from the publication, and Williams will sign books after the lecture.

The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture. Tickets are available at fhl.org and are $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email southside@theadvocate.com. Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.