Teens can pick up special subscription boxes with books and more at the Jefferson Parish Library | Entertainment/Life
Teens can pick up special subscription book boxes at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
The book boxes contain one or two hand-picked books selected by staff, a free book to be kept and added to the teen’s personal collection, a snack or two, trinkets and goodies depending on the theme for the month, and a craft. When teens finish reading the book, the box is to be returned to the teen center.
Here’s how it works:
- Teens register for the book box by going online to the teen page on the library’s website. Teens need their own library card to register.
- Staff sends an email confirmation, as long as supplies last.
- Librarians will “build” the teen’s book box based on the reading interests the teen indicated in their registration form.
- The teen will be notified that their book box is ready; pick it up within 10 days, bringing the library card used on the registration form.
- Note that the book and the box can be returned separately. Any library books in the box can be kept until they will no longer renew. Teens can call the library or check their account online to inquire about return dates for books.
- Book boxes must be returned in good condition before receiving a new book box.
- The box should be brought into the library and not placed in the book drop.
Teen library staff will prepare 12 boxes each month with a limit of one box per teen while supplies last.
For more information or to register a teen for their own library card, contact teen librarian Jennifer Bishop email@example.com
1950 CENSUS: In accordance with the “72 Year Rule,” the National Archives and Records Administration has digitally released the 1950 Census population records.
Censuses are in many ways the backbone of genealogy research. Unlike vital records, they are recurring records that provide regularly spaced snapshots, decade by decade. They also capture our ancestors in their ordinary, day-to-day lives, rather than at extraordinary events, such as births, deaths, or marriages.
The 1950 Census was the first to cover certain territories as well as certain Americans living abroad, so you just might come across some ancestors who didn’t show up in previous censuses. Call the library’s genealogy department for more information.
RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP: Ashley Watkins, a nationally certified résumé writer and nationally certified online profile expert, will lead an online “Resume Reboot Workshop” at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 21, to all JobNow/VetNow subscribers. This free workshop will cover three key areas to help patrons reboot their résumés:
- How to create a keyword-rich résumé that hiring managers find irresistible
- What design elements draw the reader’s attention to your skills, competencies, and results
- Strategies for showcasing your value so you land more interviews and higher-paying positions
Space is limited. Attendees must register at attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4296757722523613963
GENEALOGY SERIES: Gwen Kelley, a librarian who specializes in genealogy and local history, will lead a seminar on Immigration Records at 2 p.m., Monday, April 18, via streaming through the library’s website.
Patrons should visit the homepage of the library’s website and click on the link to join the meeting. For those who don’t have computers, the sessions will be broadcast into the River Ridge (8825 Jefferson Highway) and North Kenner (630 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner) libraries on the east bank, and the Terrytown (680 Heritage Ave.) and Belle Terre (5550 Belle Terre Road, Marrero) libraries on the west bank. These sessions will be recorded and will be archived on the library’s website.
COMPUTER CLASSES: Receive free computer training at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, and at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey.
Seating is limited, and online registration is required. Visit the Computer Classes page at www.jplibrary.net/training and click “East Bank Regional Schedule” or “West Bank Regional Schedule.”
Metairie classes include:
- Microsoft PowerPoint 1: 10 a.m. to noon, April 13.
- Beginner Computer: 10 a.m. to noon, April 14.
- Introduction to the internet: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., April 14.
- Basic Computer: 10 a.m. to noon, April 19.
- One-on-One: 10 a.m. to noon, April 20.
- Microsoft Word 2: 10 a.m. to noon, April 21.
- Microsoft Excel 3: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., April 25.
- 3D Printing: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 25.
- One-on-One: 10 a.m. to noon, April 26.
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., April 27.
- JPL Digital Content: 10 a.m. to noon, April 28.
- One-on-One: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., April 29.
Harvey classes include:
- Basic Computer: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., April 18.
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2: 10 a.m. to noon, April 22.
- Beginner Computer: 10 a.m. to noon, April 26.
- Microsoft Excel: 10 a.m. to noon, April 29.
Chris Smith is manager of adult programming at the Jefferson Parish Public Library.