Ingrid Green Adams, author of a new book titled Speak Lord, I�m Listening, will read from and discuss it at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. This event is free of charge and is open to the public. Adams is the author of four books of inspirational poetry: Of Spirit and Truth, As I Ponder of Days Gone By, From the Mouths of Babes, and Get Right or Get Left. She is a 1983 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southern University at New Orleans. She retired from the Department of Homeland Security as an Intelligence Research Specialist in 2003. Adams is the owner of Green�s Consulting Company specializing in motivational speaking. She has appeared as a guest speaker at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Southern University, New Orleans, Loyola University of New Orleans, the New Orleans section of the National Council of Negro Women, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, University of New Orleans-International Trade Center in New Orleans, and Destrehan, Hahnville, and Bonnabel high schools. She is a member of the Southern Christian Writer�s Guild in Gretna, as well as a member of Poets Alive Writing Group of St. Tammany Parish. For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.