Featured Authors

Charlie Spillers

Charlie Spillers, a former Baton Rouge police officer, narcotics agent, and federal prosecutor, is the author of Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls and the Toll of a Double Life. Let him take us on a journey as he discusses his harrowing decade of crime fighting exploits interacting with career criminals to save lives. If you are a fan of true crime, then you don’t want to miss this fascinating talk!

Kody Chamberlain

Louisiana native Kody Chamberlain is a writer, artist, and designer focused on creating and expanding idea-driven properties for entertainment companies such as DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, HarperCollins, LucasArts, Marvel Comics, MTV, MTV Comics, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., and more. Join us as Chamberlain discusses the concept of creativity and how working graphic artists produce creativity- and content- on demand. For anyone curious about comics or how artists get their inspiration, this discussion is for you!

Local Authors

Our book festival also gives local authors a chance to shine. Authors of all genres will be set up in our Author Alley outdoors displaying their works. Merchandise will be available for sale and all book signings done by request.

Schedule


Activities

Hey Now Hooping

Have you ever seen a refrigerator-sized bubble? You will! Interactive giant bubble-making is an irresistible delight for everyone. Join us for Hey Now Hooping’s Epic Bubble Get Down for giant bubbles, a lot of laughter, and an epic amount of fun. All ages can make bubbles with us!

Maker Tent

Check out our Maker Tent where local creators will share technology and handcrafts. See what the people of Livingston Parish can make and sample some of the library’s technology, like Makey Makey and Edison Robots. All ages can make crafts to celebrate the festival’s flair.

Author Alley

Stop by our Author Alley and visit with local authors of all genres. You'll get the chance to browse and purchase some of the latest literature to come out of Livingston Parish and southeast Louisiana. Nearby, Cavalier House Books will have many new and popular titles for sale.

Line Dancing

Learn some new moves in our outdoor line dancing class. Line dancing is great for weddings, parties, or just to burn off some calories. Everyone from beginners to pros will enjoy getting in line to these great songs!

Kids Jamboree

Have the kids come get their wiggles out! Sing, dance, and play at our Kids Jamboree.

Science Saturday

Bubbles are outside and inside this year! Explore hands-on science activities and learn about the structure of bubbles. Watch a super cool demonstration of how wild bubbles can really be.

3D Printing

In 2013, Livingston Parish Library added 3D printing to its collection of advanced technology services, becoming the first public library in Louisiana to do so. Stop by to see objects print before your eyes and pick up information about how to create your own 3D prints.

Virtual Reality

Stop by the Activity Room and step into another world! Experience the library’s HTC VIVE machine. Stunning graphics, a 110˚ field of view, intuitive controls and HD haptic feedback provide an unparalleled sense of immersion. This experience is not to be missed.

Video Games

Match your mettle against other players by playing computer games in our Computer Lab or competing on one of the newest gaming consoles in our Study Room.

Bouncy Houses & Face Painting

No festival would be complete without Bouncy Castles and Face Painting. Kids can grab a seat at our face painting table for a bright, colorful design. Check the Bouncy Castle schedule for special Toddler Times.