Suzanne M. Smith, the director of the Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation and Broadmoor community member, has worked with marine mammals for over 25 years in the United States and Latin America. She will discuss the Amazon River dolphin and her experiences that range from rescuing animals to training animals of all species.

Now, she is focusing on the conservation of the Amazon River dolphin and its surrounding ecosystem. Come see images and learn about her travels to the Amazon Rainforest, the local residents and the animals who live along the Rio Negro. This program will be at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center at 6 p.m. Thursday.

FREE COMIC BOOKS: In partnership with Crescent City Comics, the library will celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday. There will be free comics at all library locations, while supplies last.

AUTHOR NIGHT: Eric Seiferth, of the Historic New Orleans Collection, will lead a discussion of the history of jazz at the monthly Hubbell Library Author Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hubbell Library.

EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL: Come to the Alvar Library from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and play with your food at the Alvar Library Edible Book Festival. Participants are encouraged to assemble, display and consume their literary, edible creations. There will be prizes, snacks, activities and much more.

RUM HISTORY: The New Orleans Public Library Author Series continues at 6 p.m. Monday at the Rosa F. Keller Library, with author Wayne Curtis, who will discuss his book, “And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails.” In addition to the book discussion, there will be a rum cocktail demonstration and tasting. In his book, Curtis explains how rum has long shouldered blame for such dark episodes as the slave trade, the excesses of blood-thirsty pirates and widespread drinking that led to Prohibition, but it rarely gets credit for its positive role in American culture.