You have a story, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library staff wants to hear it. Your memories of the community are important. The Pride-Chaneyville branch, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road, will be interviewing people, especially senior citizens, who have lived a long time in the Pride, Chaneyville, and surrounding areas on Sunday, Jan. 13, to Saturday, Jan. 19, during library hours. The interviews will become a part of the Community History Collection at the library. For more information or to register, call (225) 658-1540. Check out other oral histories at the Baton Rouge Room’s Digital Archive.
In celebration of National Book Month, teens can join other teens at the Teen Movie Club at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Central branch, 11260 Joor Road, to watch the movie based on the classic book Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt. For more information, call (225) 262-2644.
- ?Carver Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Carver branch, 720 Terrace St. Members will discuss Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.
- ?Eden Park Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Eden Park branch, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. Members will discuss Grown Folks Businessby Victoria Christopher Murray.
- ?JCR Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Jones Creek Regional branch, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Members will discuss Reading Lolita in Tehranby Azar Nafisi.
- Zachary Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Zachary branch, 1900 Church St. Members will discuss any item from The Essential Poe.
Livingston Parish Library
Young Writers Club will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Denham Springs-Walker branch, 8101 U.S. 190 in Denham Springs. The club is open to anyone between the ages of 10 and 17. The goal of the club is to write for both publication and performance. Young writers are encouraged to explore their writing interests and develop their voice and style through collaborative activities.
- ?Are you a teen who loves to read? Join the teen book club this month at the Albany-Springfield branch, 26941 La. 43, Hammond, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. Each month, club members read a new book and discuss it. January’s book is The Selection by Keira Cass. Pick up a copy at the front desk today. The club is for grades 7-12. Call the library at (225) 567-1441 for details.
- ?Eclectic Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Denham Springs-Walker branch, 8101 U.S. 190 in Denham Springs. Members will discuss Rising Tideby John M. Barry.
Film series at LSU
LSU Libraries invites the public to take part in its inaugural film series, which will feature four films during the Spring 2013 semester. All films will be shown in the lecture hall in Hill Memorial Library at 2 p.m. each day. Admission is free of charge, and a guest scholar will provide a 15-minute introduction to each film. Refreshments will be provided.
The series includes the following films:
- ?Wednesday, Jan. 23 —The September Issue, a 2009 documentary that chronicles Vogue Magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her staff as they prepare the publication’s 2007 fall fashion issue.
- ?Sunday, Feb. 10 —Glory, a 1989 film, will be shown in honor of Black History Month. The film stars Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington and Matthew Broderick. It depicts Robert Gould Shaw as he leads the U.S. Civil War’s first all-black regiment.
- ?Wednesday, March 13 — Celebrating Women’s History Month, the series will showcase the controversial 2009 Australian documentary, Stolen. This award-winning film shone a light on modern-day slavery issues in northern African refugee camps.
- ?Wednesday, April 17 — The series concludes with a screening of If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front. This 2011 film brings the viewer behind the scenes of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group.
For more information on the film series, contact LSU Libraries Reference Assistant Coordinator Kelly Blessinger at (225) 578-8538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lafayette Public Library
- ?SRL Sleuths Mystery Book Club will meet 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at South Regional branch, 6101 Johnston St. in Lafayette. Members will discuss Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison.
- ?SRL Romance Book Club will meet 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. in Lafayette. All romance readers are invited to an organizational meeting for the library’s newest book club. All who are interested in reading and sharing their thoughts about romance novels are encouraged to attend.
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Barnes & Noble Westbank, 1601B West Bank Expressway in Harvey, is hosting a Writers’ Group 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesdays.
This is a networking and critiquing forum for writers of all skill levels. Be prepared to read what you are working on, to take constructive criticism and to give it.
Sassy Southern romance writer Liz Talley will be the speaker at the Saturday, Jan. 19, meeting of SOLA, the Southeast Louisiana chapter of the Romance Writers of America.
A 2009 Golden Heart finalist, Talley will help attendees develop their unique voice in both writing and in selling that work in today’s marketplace. SOLA meetings begin at 10 a.m. at the Jefferson Parish Library Eastbank branch, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. in Metairie. Learn more at http://www.solawriters.org.
Juliet Linderman, editor of Refugee Hotel, will sign copies of her book at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Maple Street Book Shop Bayou St. John location, 2372 St. Claude Ave., in New Orleans.
Miles Arceneaux, author of Thin Slice of Life, will sign copies of his book 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. in New Orleans.
William Rau, author of 19th-Century European Painting: From Barbizon to La Belle Époque, will sign copies of his book 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. in New Orleans.
Damon Ferrell Marbut, author of Awake in the Mad World, will sign copies of his book at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St. in New Orleans.
Van R. Mayhall Jr., author of Judas the Apostle, will sign copies of his book 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers LSU, 2 Union Square.
Hoda Kotb, author of Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives, will sign copies of her book at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie, and 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. in New Orleans
Items for Book Events were provided by East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Livingston Parish Library, Lafayette Public Library, Barnes & Noble and SOLA.