EBR Library hosting dog events, cheese-making talk
At 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, the members of the Louisiana Capital City Obedience Club and their canine friends will demonstrate and share tips for obedience, agility training, and socialization at the Jones Creek Regional branch, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Please do not bring your dog. Also, children ages 4-11 are invited to the Jones Creek Regional branch, 6222 Jones Creek Road, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, to hear Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider and visit with the LSU Tiger Hats and therapy dogs.
Chuck Boeneke of the LSU Dairy Science Department will discuss health and dairy with children at Greenwell Springs Road Regional branch, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, and he will be at the Scotlandville branch, 7373 Scenic Highway, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26. Children will also watch a movie about cheese making and hear the book The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka at various branches this month. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch.
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., to discuss Karen Armstrong’s Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. The book focuses on instilling the Golden Rule in a secular way in one’s everyday life. This month’s meeting will cover steps 4 and 5. For more information, call (225) 231-3710.
- Science Fiction Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Greenwell Springs Road Regional branch, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Members will discuss The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
- JCR Books Into Movies Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Jones Creek Road Regional branch, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Members will discuss Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote.
- Like It Or Not… Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Pride-Chaneyville branch, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road. Members will discuss Divine Secrets Of The Ya Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells.
Livingston Parish Library
n South Branch Bookies will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the South branch, 23477 La. 444 in Livingston. Members will discuss A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick.
W. Feliciana Parish Library
The Genealogy Guild will meet 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at the library, 11865 Ferdinand St., in St. Francisville. Call (225) 635-3364 or email email@example.com.
Lafayette Public Library
Andrea Porter has eight years of experience in the self-publishing business. She will teach participants how to self-publish and how to succeed with their work at Self-Publishing 101 at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at South Regional branch, 6101 Johnson St., Lafayette.
Writers’ Guild of Acadiana Meeting
WGA is an organization made up of local writers, published and unpublished, who meet on the last Tuesday of the month to share and gain knowledge in the craft of writing.
Beginners and veterans of the writing industry are all welcome. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Barnes & Noble, 5705 Johnston St. in Lafayette.
SOLA, the Southern Louisiana Chapter of Romance Writers of America, invites writers to kick it up a notch and enter the 7th Annual Dixie Kane Memorial Contest. Started in 2004 to honor the late SOLA member Linda Kay West, who wrote under the name Dixie Kane, this national competition nurtures good writing and encourages authors. Each participant of the Annual Dixie Kane Memorial Contest will receive a detailed critique from four experienced judges. The work of the first place winners in each category will be read by an editor of The Wild Rose Press.
The Annual Dixie Kane Memorial Contest is not limited to romance writers, but reaches out to novelists whose work belongs to the historical romance, or paranormal, inspirational and literary genres. The contest needs the first five (5) pages along with a one page synopsis of the plot and the entrant is in the race to win local, national and professional recognition.
As always, SOLA seeks to encourage and nurture writers to persist in their craft. SOLA supports artists from the onset of an idea through the outline and plotting stage to submitting a polished manuscript to an agent or publisher.
Since its inception in 2004, the Annual Dixie Kane Memorial Contest offers not only exposure for the winners in the various categories, but provides feedback for every entrant from fellow writers and editors.
Many past contestants have made use of the suggestions offered by Dixie Kane judges and found agents and publishers for their work.
The deadline for entering is July 15 and the entry fee is $15 per manuscript. For more information on the range of categories and entry rules, and a downloadable version of the entry form, see the website, http://www.solawriters.org While at the site, check out the testimonials on the links for Contest Success Stories and Contest Survey Results.
Richard Ford, author of Canada, will sign copies of his book 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. in New Orleans.
R.J. Smith, author of The One: The Life and Music of James Brown, will sign copies of his book at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. in New Orleans.
Susan Tucker and Beth Willinger, editors of Newcomb College, 1886-2006: Higher Education for Women in New Orleans, will sign copies of their book at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. in New Orleans.
Patty Friedmann, author of No Takebacks, will sign copies of her book at noon Saturday, June 30, at Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St. in New Orleans.
Paul L. Records, author of Creature, will sign copies of his book 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Books A Million, 10533 S. Mall Drive.
Items for Book Events were provided by East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Livingston Parish Library, West Feliciana Parish Library, Lafayette Public Library, Writer’s Guild of Acadiana and SOLA.