Books: Events for week of Sept. 17 – The Advocate

Baton Rouge

Sunday, Sept. 17

Databases and Digital Archives: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Find out about using archival databases and web tools to research ancestors, homes, history and culture. This session will cover the recently redesigned Baton Rouge Digital Archive, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Web Archive, newspaper databases and more. Seating is limited and registration is required at (225) 231-3751. For more info, call Emily Ward at (225) 231-3752 or email at

Monday, Sept. 18

Inspiration Book Club: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. The club will discuss “Trusting Calvin” by Sharon Peters.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

RENEW Book Club: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The RENEW (Reading Engaging Nonfiction that Expands our Worldview) club will next read “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Spanish Town Talk: 7 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Local writer Matt Isch will discuss “Capitol Park and Spanish Town,” a new “Images of America” book. 

Tales from the Archives: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Join archivist Melissa Eastin, of the EBR Library’s Special Collections Department, for stories of figures from Baton Rouge’s past that didn’t quite make it into the history books. For more information, call (225) 231-3752.

Thursday, Sept. 21

High Five Book Club: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., EBR Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The club will discuss “The Whipping Boy” by Sid Fleischman and create a family tree.

QUIRKY Ladies’ Book Club: 6:35 p.m. to 8:05 p.m., EBR Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Organizational meeting of this new book club for women who like to laugh, read a variety of books and see the world from different points of view. The first book to be read will be announced; copies will be available to check out. For more information, call (225) 763-2250.


Sunday, Sept. 17

Teche: A History of Louisiana’s Most Famous Bayou: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum, 1122 Lafayette St. Author Shane Bernard will talk about the history and geography of Bayou Teche. Bernard is the author of five books and serves as historian and curator to McIlhenny Co. on Avery Island. Co-sponsored by Lafayette Public Library. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Free admission; seating is limited. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Tech Assistance: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., LP Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. Drop in for one-on-one help with mobile devices or learn how to access the library’s collection of eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. No registration required.

Mystery Book Club: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., LP South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. The club will discuss “Step on a Crack” by James Patterson.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Book Club: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., LP North Regional Library, 5101 N. University Ave., Carencro. The club will discuss “The Trespassers” by Tana French.


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