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'Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books,' by Rabbi Mark S. Glickman tells the story of how millions of books were looted during World War II.

BREC’s movie under the stars at Cedar Ridge Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday is Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out” (PG). Families should bring a blanket or lawn chair. Popcorn and other concessions will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, the movie will be moved inside the gym. Call (225) 751-2563 for information.

Adult coloring

Adults in search of a little relaxation can stop by Jones Creek Regional Branch Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for a coloring session.

Dragon story and craft

Jones Creek Regional Branch Library’s dragon story- and craft-time for children ages 5 to 11 begins at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Children’s Room.

Listen to the story “Tell Me a Dragon” by Jackie Morris, then make a colorful, dragon stick puppet. Registration is required; call (225) 756-1140.

Record bowl craft

Teens can use melted vinyl records to create one-of-a-kind, personalized bowls from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library.

Acting lessons for teens

Teens ages 14 and older interested in acting on stage or film can learn techniques through games, scene work and monologues during a workshop with Greg Williams Jr. at Independence Park Theatre.

Classes are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Jan. 28. Cost is $50. Call Williams at (225) 216-0660 for information.

Dabble in Scrabble

Word game enthusiasts are welcome to stop by Jones Creek Regional Branch Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to play Scrabble. Prizes will be awarded.

Knitting fun with Birdie

Learn or relearn how to knit with Birdie at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Knitting needles and supplies will be furnished, or you may bring your own. Call (225) 756-1150 to register.

Little Picassos

BREC’s Little Picassos program for children ages 4 to 10 and their parents returns to Barringer Road Park from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Families will create simple paintings and do arts and craft projects together. Materials will be provided.

Woodworking 101

Jones Creek Regional Branch Library will host “Woodworking 101” with Clyde Sandifer from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sandifer will cover the basics of woodworking and help attendees learn how to get good tools without breaking the bank. Call (225) 756-1150 to reserve your seat.

Book launch party

Beth Shalom Synagogue is celebrating Rabbi Mark Glickman’s book, “Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books,” with a launch party at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 in Winkler Social Hall.

The evening will feature a talk, book signing, drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Contact Southeast Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email,