Baton Rouge

Sunday, Aug. 13

"Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde: Life Stories About Food": 6 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Peggy Sweeny-McDonald leads the presentation featuring local personalities telling stories blending food, culture and more. Free.

Monday, Aug. 14

"Black Lives Have Always Mattered": 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. Kwaku O. Kushindana, contributor to the book "Black Lives Have Always Mattered," will speak about his essays featured in the book and answer questions.

Inspiration Book Club: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Bring your own inspirational title that you have read this month to share.

Tuesday, Aug. 15

Fiction Writers Workshop: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Join this group of local authors to share works of fiction and get feedback and encouragement. There will be writing exercises to spark creativity. Email Jordan Courtney at

Thursday, Aug. 17

High Five Book Club: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. "Tomb Robbers and King Tut" by Sarah Gauch will be the featured book for the club, which is beginning its fourth year. After examining other books on Ancient Egypt, participants will create archeological structures using blocks.

Horror Book Club: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The club will discuss Stephen King's "Doctor Sleep."

Sunday, Aug. 20

Poetry from the Heart: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Poet Pamela Gauthier, of Heartune Creations, will present a workshop for aspiring poets. Call (225) 756-1150 for information.

Author Talk: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Author Michael Rubin will talk about his latest book, "Cashed Out." His debut novel, "The Cottoncrest Curse," won the IndieFab Book of the Year Award as the best thriller and suspense novel published by a university or independent press.

Author Event: 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 7707 Bluebonnet Blvd. Author Alvin Felzenberg will sign copies of his latest book, "A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr."


Tuesday, Aug. 15

Mystery Book Club: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. The club will discuss "Blood, Salt, Water" by Denise Mina.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

North Regional Library Book Club: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Regional Library, 5101 N. University Ave. The club will discuss "Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett.