Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Metairie Library hosts 5 St Landry Parish Authors


The East Bank Regional Library in Metairie will host an event featuring five authors from St. Landry Parish at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the library, 4747 W. Napoleon Blvd. in Metairie. The program is free of charge and open to the public.
Authors are: 
James Booksh, “My Life with Rita”
Booksh takes readers into his 58-year marriage, from love at first sight after WWII to her eight-year struggle with Alzheimer's. A recourse for those caring for loved-ones with the disease, the true story is a testament of the power of love that may restore reader's faith in the institute of marriage.
John La Fleur, “A Cultural Legacy: Creole Gourmet Secrets of Louisiana”
Chef John La Fleur will discuss and sign his book but he’ll also provide some kind of snack for the event. La Fleur teaches fine art, studio art, print, language and culture at Ville Platte High School.
Mel LeCompte, “Sharpened Iron”
“Sharpened Iron” focuses on a football game between Sacred Heart High School and Ville Platte High, two schools that could not be further apart racially or socially. However, LeCompte covers far more than a single annual game. What started out as a nice idea and a trophy is now a week-long celebration complete with Zydeco and Cajun concerts, all-day tailgating, and an intense prayer banquet for both teams.
John Mayeux, “The Avogel Tribe of Louisiana: Volume 1”
Mayeux has been Chief of the Avogel since the death of his mother in 1975. He wrote this book to let people know about this local tribe and that it still exists.
Don Stanford, “Southern Kingdom” and others
“Southern Kingdom” is the opening novel in the Blythington Family Saga.  
Members of the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library will be sell copies of books with a portion of book sales benefiting the Jefferson Parish Library.
For more information, call Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.