Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville welcomes local author and Port Barrow native Curtis Johnson, who will be discussing his book, Glimpses of Black Life along Bayou Lafourche: Brief Stories of how Black People Lived, Worked, and Succeeded during Challenging Times. Johnson, who earned a Masters Degree in Urban Affairs from Old Dominion University and later served as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Army Corp of Engineers, sheds light on life for black residents in Ascension and surrounding parishes going as far back as the Civil War. Learn about local cuisine, schooling, and children's games of the time. Presentation to be followed by Q&A and a book signing. Registration required. 6 pm at 500 Mississippi Street. (225) 473-8052.