Book events

NEW ORLEANS

Thursday, Feb. 19

  • “HOW TO TRAVEL THE WORLD ON $50 A DAY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Matt Kepnes, “Nomadic Matt,” signs and discusses his book about making the most of a few dollars when traveling. (504) 895-2266.

Friday, Feb. 20

  • “ACADIE THEN AND NOW — A PEOPLE’S HISTORY”: 9 a.m., Loyola University College of Law, Main Building 308, 7214 St. Charles Ave. Warren Perrin speaks about his new collection of 65 articles by 55 authors on thee Acadians and Cajuns in America today. (504) 897-6101. www.acadianmuseum.com.

Saturday, Feb. 21

  • “FIFOLET”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Johnette Downing and Jennifer Lindsley read and sign their book about chasing the fifolet to find a mysterious treasure. (504) 866-4916.
  • “WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. T. Geronimo Johnson signs and reads his novel that is a coming-of-age tale for a new generation. (504) 899-7323.

Thursday, Feb. 26

  • “MY SUNSHINE AWAY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. M.O. Walsh signs and discusses his book about a Baton Rouge summer of adolescence, love and crime. (504) 895-2266.

Metairie

Wednesday, Feb. 25

  • “BLACK LIFE IN OLD NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Keith Weldon Medley discuses his book on 300 years of history, focusing on the African-American communities’ social, cultural and political pasts. (504) 889-8143.

Tuesday, March 3

  • “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW ORLEANS — UNFATHOMABLE CITY”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Rebecca Snedeker discusses her reinvention of the traditional atlas based on the Crescent City. (504) 889-8143.

Tuesday, March 10

  • “IRISH IN NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Historian Laura D. Kelley talks about her book and the Irish experience in New Orleans. (504) 889-81432.

Tuesday, March 17

  • “THE ICE GARDEN”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Moira Crone discusses her book about small-town life in the South during the 1960s. (504) 889-8143.

Thursday, March 19

  • “ROYAL AND ST. LOUIS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Renee Austell discusses her book about corporate mayhem and murder. (504) 889-8143.

Thursday, March 26

  • “TAI CHI AMERICAN STYLE”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Terry Rappold discusses his simple guide to healthy living for those leading busy, fast-paced lives. (504) 889-8143.

Saturday, March 28

  • “SOCK SPOT”: 11:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Neil William Pierson read and sign his book about lost socks and teaches children to pick up after themselves. (504) 455-4929.

MANDEVILLE

Thursday, Feb. 19

  • “CONNECTED TO GOODNESS — MANIFEST EVERYTHING YOU DESIRE IN BUSINESS AND IN LIFE”: 5:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10. Sports agent David Meltzer signs and discusses his book about the keys to attaining and maintaining success. (985) 626-8884.

Saturday, Feb. 21

  • “WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT IT”: 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10. Bren Daniels signs her inspirational book. (985) 626-8884.
  • “DOLLBABY”: 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10. Author Laura Lane McNeal will be signing her coming-of-age in the Civil Rights-era of New Orleans. (985) 626-8884.

Saturday, March 28

  • “IT’S GREAT TO BE A NOLA KID”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10. Melissa Wallace will sign her children’s coloring book. (985) 626-8884.