Cherie Cazenavette will coordinate a series of 12 weekly meetings based on “Walking in This World” by Julia Cameron beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
The meetings are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
The group will skip its Monday meetings on Martin Luther King Day and Lundi Gras, but is expected to continue meeting after the series of 12 sessions ends.
“Walking in This World” is Cameron’s sequel to “The Artist’s Way,” presenting readers with a second course in a journey toward discovering one’s human potential. Cameron shows readers how to inhabit this world with a sense of wonder and childlike inquisitiveness. The book contains new strategies and techniques for breaking difficult creative ground, and it is considered the intermediate level of the Artist’s Way program.
Cazenavette is a Metairie native who operates a firm that researches and consults on historic sites.
WESTBANK CAMERA CLUB: Film enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome when the Westbank Camera Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. The group’s activities include educational programs, member competitions, field trips and exhibits of member works.
OLD METAIRIE GREAT BOOKS GROUP: “Wealth of Nations” by Adam Smith will be the topic when the Old Metairie Great Books Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Old Metairie Branch Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie.
ANDREW JACKSON: Morgan Molthrop will discuss his book “Andrew Jackson’s Playbook: 15 Strategies for Success from the Battle of New Orleans to the New NOLA” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
The book focuses on Jackson’s strategies in bringing together a diverse group of Creoles, free people of color, pirates, Tennessee militiamen, Choctaw Indians and Kaintucks (about 3,000 in total) to defeat a disciplined army of more than 10,000 British troops in the War of 1812.
WAR OF 1812 FICTION: Keith Midkiff will discuss his book “New Orleans Besieged” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
“New Orleans Besieged” explores history in an unusual manner, imagining that the British won the Battle of New Orleans. The novel is set in January 1815, when the treasure city of New Orleans lies vulnerable and exposed to greedy, bloodthirsty pirates. Protection comes not by force of arms but from the crafty mind of an old Spanish monk.
MUSIC OF THE WAR OF 1812: Carolyn Kolb, an adjunct history professor at Tulane University, will discuss the music of the War of 1812 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
WORLD WAR II DISCUSSION GROUP: Members of the Living History Corps of the American Military will be the guests of the World War II discussion group when it meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. These members of the living history corps, who dress in the combat uniforms of the Allies and Axis, will talk about the daily lives of the soldiers they represent.
CALLIGRAPHY: The New Orleans Lettering Arts Association will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Registration is required; attendees should go to www.neworleanscalligraphy.org.