Book Events for Aug. 25, 2013

Baton rouge

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Brown Bag Book Club: 12 p.m., River Center Library Branch, downtown. This month’s selection is “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. Refreshments will be served. Call (225) 389-4967.

Geismar

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Teen Open Mic: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library-Dutchtown Branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Teens, bring your talent and 10 minutes of material, or two songs, to perform in front of a crowd. No registration is required, but time is limited. Refreshments are provided. Call (225) 673-8699.

Lafayette

Saturday, Aug. 31

Lafayette Poetry Community Showcase: 2-5 p.m., AOC Community Media Multi Purpose Room, 101 Jefferson St., Suite 100. Featuring gospel singer Kenetra Williams. lafayettepoetrycommunity.com.

New Orleans

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Worth a read: CREATING A CULTURE OF READING: 5:30 p.m., Arthur Ashe Charter School, 1456 Gardena Drive. Parents will become a “model of reader” for their scholar(s) by learning how digital devices can enhance the reading; how to select age-appropriate books; and creative ideas to encourage reading in the home.