Tuesday, May 6

Evening book club: 6:30 p.m., Baker branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 3501 Groom Road. “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks. (225) 778-5940.

Baton Rouge

Saturday, May 3

“A Divided Race in a Mixed Society”: 2 p.m., Scotlandville branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7373 Scenic Highway. Leon Hardnett will present his latest book. Light refreshments will be served. (225) 354-7540.

New Orleans

Tuesday, April 29

“CREOLE WORLD: PHOTOGRAPHS OF NEW ORLEANS AND THE LATIN CARIBBEAN SPHERE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Photographer Richard Sexton’s pictures of the Creole world with essays by Jay D. Edwards and photography historian John H. Lawrence. (504) 899-READ (7323).

Wednesday, April 30

Pre-Teen Book Tasting: 4 p.m., East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd. Explore, rate and state personal opinions of new books by attending our “book tasting” and critical review session for students 8 to 12 years. (504) 596-0200.


Sunday, April 27

Louisiana Reads: Remembering Poet Wilmer Hastings Mills: 3 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St. Listen to poetry by the late author.(225) 658-1870.