Twenty-somethings in need of a little craft therapy can find it at the Carver Branch Library.

Come learn to make a miniature faux leather book and turn it into a key chain or necklace. No crafting experience is necessaryand no registration is required. All materials will be provided.

The session will take place in meeting room 1 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The library is located at 720 Terrace St.

Authors after hours

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library will host a book discussion with author and journalist Rick Bragg from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer will talk about his book “Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.”

Call (225) 231-3750 for more information.

NCBW meeting

The Greater Baton Rouge Region Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday in meeting room 2 of the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library on Goodwood.

For more information, email Lue Russell at or visit

Home-school resources

New to home-schooling? A workshop on useful library resources will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. The workshop will be held in the Children’s Room on the second floor.

For more information, call (225) 389-4959.

Library spa day

Adults can enjoy a spa day at the Eden Park Branch Library from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Make your own herbal bath salts, give yourself a manicure or learn self-massage techniques.

Eden Park is at 5131 Greenwell Springs Road.

CAPS classes available

Capital Region Builders Association will host courses in which people can earn a Certified Aging in Place Specialist designation in just three days.

Monday: Marketing and Communications Strategies (CAPS I)

Tuesday: Design/Build for the 50+ Housing Market (CAPS II)

Wednesday: Business Management

Classes will be held at the CRBA offices at 10518 Kentshire Court and are limited to 30 students per class. The classes were designed specifically for contractors and physical and occupational therapists; all three classes are required for CAPS certification.

For more information, call Denise Emmons at (225) 769-7696 or view the events calendar at

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email,