Documentary photographer Melinda Rose’s latest work, “Of the Rising Tide: A Photo Essay on the Vanishing Bayou Community of Isle de Jean Charles,” documents the struggle of a fragile community overwhelmed by wetland erosion, storms and the recent Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

Rose will present and discuss her work at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Children’s Resource Center Library, 913 Napoleon Ave.; and again at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St.

BIG EASY AUTHOR NIGHT: Richard Campanella will be the featured guest at the Big Easy Author Night program at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Campanella, a geographer with the Tulane School of Architecture, is the author of numerous articles and seven critically acclaimed books, including “Bienville’s Dilemma,” “Geographies of New Orleans,” “Bourbon Street: A History” and “Lincoln in New Orleans.”

A TASTE OF IRELAND: Jennie Merrill, director of education and outreach at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, will give a lecture on the influence Irish immigrants have had on food and beverage culture throughout the American South at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Hubbell Library.

MUSICAL PETTING ZOO: Local musicians Michael Patrick Welch and Keith Hajjar will focus on the drums during the Musical Petting Zoo at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Hubbell Library.

Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library. To stay informed about library events, sign up for listing emails at nolalibrary.org.