Local author Lenell Melancon will speak at Press Club on Oct. 3

Local Author Lenell Levy Melancon will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 3. Melancon has written an interactive book entitled “Tootles the Turtle Tells the Truth,” designed to empower children to protect themselves from abuse, neglect or exploitation. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.