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Monday, Oct. 2

Newsbank Historical Newspaper Archive: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The library’s Newsbank Historical Newspaper database is home to millions of pages of full scans of Baton Rouge and New Orleans newspapers dating from 1837 to 2015. This class will teach how to search and sort this large amount of information and uncover stories about the people, places and events in your ancestors’ communities. Call (225) 231-3751 to register.

Thursday, Oct. 5

Fiction Writers Workshop: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Join this group of local authors to share works of fiction and get feedback and encouragement. There will be writing exercises to spark creativity. Email Jordan Courtney at


Tuesday, Oct. 3

History of Lafayette: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lafayette Public Library Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. Join local architect Lynn Guidry for an engaging presentation on the history of the Hub City and the conditions that led to its growth.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Non-Fiction Book Club: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. The club will discuss “Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story” by Miriam C. Davis.

Thursday, Oct. 5

Classics Book Club: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. The club will discuss “Of Human Bondage” by W. Somerset Maugham.

Sunday, Oct. 8

Dr. Lippi Leonpacher — The Flying Vet: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Alexandre Mounton House/Lafayette Museum, 1122 Lafayette St. Leslie Leonpacher will talk about her grandfather, Dr. Lippi Leonpacher, a German immigrant who settled in Lafayette. He was one of the first licensed veterinarians in the area and would fly his 1939 model Piper Cub Coupe airplane to reach remote areas in Acadiana to treat his patients. His pioneering methods for treating anthrax in cattle saved the lives of thousands of animals and revolutionized veterinary medicine. The talk is co-sponsored with the museum by the Lafayette Public Library. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Limited seating. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

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