Book events

Baton Rouge

Tuesday, July 22

Books to movies club: 7 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. (225) 756-1180.

Denham Springs

Saturday, July 26

Magic Treehouse: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190. Ages 6-11 will find clues, solve riddles and complete activities based on the Magic Tree House books. Free. (225) 665-8118.


Monday, July 21

“Dr. Mary’s Monkey” author event: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Author Edward Haslam will be signing and discussing his book on the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Mary Sherman, cancer researcher who some people believe may have been involved in secret research. (504) 889-8143.

New Orleans

Sunday, July 20

“My New Orleans” multi-author event: 2:30 p.m., Faulkner House Books, 214 Royal St. Hosted by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, several authors will be honored at a reception, including: Laura Lane McNeal, “Dollbaby;” Amy Conner, “The Right Thing;” journalist Angela M. Carll, “Where Writers Wrote;” Michael Moffitt, “Granddad’s Dictionary;” and Michael Murphy, “Eat Dat.” RSVP requested. (504) 524-2940.

Tuesday, July 22

“The Great Glass Sea” author event: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Josh Weil will discuss and sign his book.

Thursday, July 24

“Chained to the Land: Voices from Cotton and Cane Plantations” author event: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Lynette Ater Tanner discusses and signs her book.