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Authors and others can participate in the Livingston Parish Book Festival

Livingston Parish Library is excited to present their annual book festival on Saturday, Nov. 4, 11am-4pm at the Main Branch in Livingston. The library staff is currently looking for talented individuals to contribute in the following areas: authors are invited to the Book Festival to showcase their works; makers, inventors, and craftspeople are invited to showcase their goods; community organizations are invited to reach out to Livingston Parish. Details and registration at

Here is a sampling of the many activities available for children and adults. Check the calendar at the website,, or call your for more events and details.

Free small business consulting
Do you own a small business or are you interested in starting one? Take advantage of free business consulting at the Main Branch of the Livingston Parish Library on Oct. 11, with an appointment between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Receive a private, one-hour consulting session in areas including business plans, advertising plans, inventory control, financial projections, cost analysis, and much more. This program is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University. For an appointment, call the LSBDC at 225-664-6638.

Pumpkin decorating for all ages
Enjoy family-friendly pumpkin decorating at the Albany-Springfield Branch of the Livingston Parish Library, no carving required! Bring your own medium-sized pumpkin and use our craft supplies. For all ages. Alb-Spf – Oct. 3, 5:30pm; Main Branch – Oct. 7, 10am; South – Oct 17, 6 pm; DS-Wlkr –Oct. 19, 6pm. Registration opens two weeks before the event. Call your favored branch or visit our online event calendar to register.

Teen Monster Mash Bash
It’s a Monster Mash! A Halloween bash! Spooky fun, ghastly horrors and creepy creations await ages 12-18 who dare enter this eerie place. Watson – Oct. 10 at 5:30 pm; DS-Walker – Oct. 12 at 6 pm; Main – Oct. 17 at 6 pm; South Branch – Oct. 24 at 5:30 pm. Registration opens two weeks before the event. Call your favored branch or visit the online event calendar to register.

Cookbook Challenge Club for adults
Calling all home cooks, amateur bakers and wannabe chefs! Ages 18 and up can learn to cook, improve your skills, or show off your kitchen talent with the new culinary book club. New members are always welcome. Each month, a recipe is chosen based on a theme, and the following month, participants bring their cooked dish back for everyone to sample. If you are interested in becoming a member, come eat and socialize with us. Registration opens two weeks before the event. Main Branch, Oct. 12 at 6 pm. Call or visit our online event calendar to register.

Are you a writer who is looking  for some feedback?
Then come to the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of the Livingston Parish Library’s Writers’ Circle Oct. 5 at 6:30 pm. Published and unpublished writers of fiction or nonfiction for adults, young adults, or children are welcome. The group provides a forum for sharing writing, a venue for learning more about the writing craft, and more.