Screaming fans, packed stadiums and songs we all know by heart were part of the craze known as Beatlemania. To celebrate everything Beatles, native New Orleanian and internationally recognized Beatles authority Bruce Spizer will discuss the Fab Four on Oct. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Spizer has written eight books about the Beatles and has served as a consultant for EMI and Apple Records for their CD re-releases of the American configurations of the Beatles catalogue. He has also written questions for a special Beatles "Trivial Pursuit" board game, and has appeared on national television news shows and radio shows. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Banned books What do "To Kill A Mockingbird," "Slaugterhouse Five" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" have in common? Each of these books along with many others has been on a "banned book" list at one time or another.
The East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie, will celebrate the freedom to read with a special exhibit during the week of Sept. 21-27. To commemorate "Banned Books Week," books that have been banned or challenged in the past will be on display for library patrons to view. Check it out! Three local children's authors will discuss their new works on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. On hand for the discussion will be Christi Johnston Rice discussing "When the Lights Went Out in Our City;" Laura Drago discussing "Hurricane Boy;" and Kristen Hedgepeth discussing "This Day." This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Source: The Times-Picayune, New Orleans