“Ferngully: The Last Rainforest” is the featured film for Throwback Thursday Movie Night at the Main Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Large Conference Room 102.

Twenty-somethings are invited to come share the movie with their children. There is no charge to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

River Center library hours

River Center Branch Library hours for Fridays this month will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. because of the Live After Five concert series in the downtown Town Square and North Boulevard areas.

Make and take kids’ craft

Children ages 3 to 11 can stop by the Main Library’s Children’s Picture Book Area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to make a Mother’s Day card. Kids can take the cards home to give to their loved ones on Mother’s Day. All children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Author book talk

Local author Emily Beck Cogburn will talk about her first published book, “Louisiana Saves the Library,” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Large Conference Room 102 at the Main Library.

ABCs of Medicare

Christy Levy will present “ABCs of Medicare” at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the A.C. Lewis YMCA, 350 S. Foster Drive. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Space is limited to 25 people and there is no charge to attend. Reservation deadline is Tuesday; call (800) 561-4127 or visit staging.peopleshealth.com/about/wellness-programs-centers to save your spot.

Teen gaming club

NBA2K15 is on tap at the Eden Park Gaming Club from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the meeting room at Eden Park Branch Library. Teens are welcome to come shoot some hoops in this Xbox 360 game.

Silhouette wall art

An hour of crafting for teens gets underway at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the second-floor Children’s Room at River Center Branch Library. Teens will be able to create silhouette wall art to take home.

‘Lift Your Spirits’ with FHL

The Foundation for Historical Louisiana, along with LSU Press, will launch the Lagniappe Lecture Series on May 19 at the Old Governor’s Mansion, featuring the new publication “Lift Your Spirits,” an LSU Press publication by Elizabeth M. Williams and Chris McMillian.

Lectures include all of the historical and cultural insights of FHL’s monthly Heritage Lecture plus something extra. “Lift Your Spirits” delves into New Orleans and its mixologists. Attendees will taste samplings of cocktail recipes from the publication, and Williams will sign books after the lecture.

The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture. Tickets are available at fhl.org and are $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998, or email, southside@theadvocate.com.