There's still time to register for this year's Libraries Southwest Author Dinner. Tickets for the event are $30 per person for a delicious buffet meal at Treasures of Marilyn's in Lake Charles. Rebecca Hamilton, Louisiana State Librarian, is this year's recipient of the Lynda Carlberg Award for contributions to libries. Beauregard Parish library native Curt Iles will be the featured author speaker. Registrations are due by October 1, 2017.