Liberty Lagoon will hold its End of the Summer Pool Pawty from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday . This dog-friendly event is limited to 100 dogs.

Purchase your wristband at Liberty Lagoon starting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday . Cost is $2 per person (limit of two dogs per handler).

All participants must comply with the following rules:

Dog waste must be cleaned up and properly disposed of by the dog owner.

Dogs must be on a leash at all times, except in the pool area.

All children and dogs must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.

No dogs under 4 months old are allowed.

Proof of vaccinations, including rabies and bordetella (tags or paper), is required.

Owners are allowed to wade in water up to the knees.

Dogs must wear collars while swimming.

Aggressive dogs may be asked to leave.

Owners are responsible for the actions of their dog.

Liberty Lagoon is at 111 Lobdell Ave. For information, contact Kristin Domangue at (225) 923-3202 or

Civil rights history

The Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with films and discussions on civil rights.

“Freedom Riders” will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, and “The Loving Story” at 6 p.m. Aug. 27.

Dr. Albert Samuels, of Southern University’s Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and YWCA Executive Director Jennifer Shoub will moderate discussions after each film.

Friday movie matinee

The Carver Branch Library will show the Spike Lee-produced film “Pariah,” rated R, to adults at 4 p.m. Friday in meeting room 1.

“Pariah” tells the story of Alike, a 17-year-old living in Brooklyn who juggles conflicting identities and risks family, friendships and heartbreak along the way.

The Carver Branch is at 720 Terrace St. Call (225) 389-7440 for information.

Adult lecture series

Author W. Brian Boyles, of the Louisiana Humanities Center in New Orleans, will talk about his new book at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Library as part of the Baton Rouge Room Lecture Series.

Boyles’ book, “New Orleans Boom and Blackout: One Hundred Days in America’s Coolest Hot Spot,” is about New Orleans’ preparation for the 2013 Super Bowl.

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email, Southsidesouthside@