Adults wanting to learn how to use an e-reader can come to the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., for a class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday.

The class will go over basic functions and the library’s databases such as Overdrive and One Click Digital, including an app’s particular catalog and commands to search, place holds and check out electronic books and audiobooks.

Participants are encouraged to bring their e-readers. The library will supply a script for your particular e-reader for you to take home.

Bull Run roars to life

West Point Class of 1967 graduate and author Rich Adams brings the First Battle of Bull Run to life through the true story of the West Point Class of 1861 in a presentation from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bluebonnet library.

A question-and-answer session and a book signing will follow. Light refreshments will be served.

The First Battle of Bull Run took place July 21, 1861, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, and is considered the first major land battle of the Civil War. It is where Confederate Gen. Thomas J. Jackson earned the nickname “Stonewall.”

Reading wrap-up

The Bluebonnet library will hold its End of the Summer Reading Party for children ages 3 and older from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Kids can enjoy games, a spacewalk, a clown, prizes, refreshments and face painting.

Get medieval

Children ages 8 to 11 can learn about knights in armor — the superheroes of medieval times — from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bluebonnet library.

The books “Knights” by Catherine Daly-Weir and “The Legend of William Tell” by Terry Small will be featured, after which children will draw and letter a coat of arms or shield.

Registration is required. Call (225) 763-2260.

Recycled bracelets

Teens can make bracelets out of old water bottles, magazines and comics at the Bluebonnet library from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

All materials will be provided by the library.

Contact Vita Mitchell at (225) 763-2270 or

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.