MINI SALE: Friends of the Jefferson Public Library will sponsor a sale of cookbooks, holiday books and CD boxes at the East Bank Regional Library from 9 to 13 on November 20 in the hallway opposite the meeting rooms of the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
The sale will include 15 tables with donated items. A lot of books and CDs are available, as the Friends have not been able to have a large book sale since October 2019.
Books range in price from 50 cents to $ 6. CDs are sold in the box for $ 10, and customers must purchase the entire box. Cash and credit cards accepted; check is not. For more information call (504) 455-2665 or email FriendsJPL@Yahoo.com.
Native AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly called, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions and stories and to recognize the important contributions of the indigenous peoples. Native American Heritage Month is also a time to educate the public about tribes, to create a general awareness of the unique challenges Indigenous people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to overcome these challenges.
The Jefferson Parish Library has many resources for people who want to learn more about Native Americans, including: 1,832 e-books; 679 books; 90 audiobooks; 52 DVDs; 25 picture books; 23 music sound recordings; 16 audio discs; and eight e-videos.
Among the topics are Native American civilizations, myths, religions, confederations, flags, architecture, art, monuments, healing, festivals, tools / weapons, games / stories and many others.
VALUE LINE: Wall Street is back to setting records. This renewed strength came after a fantastic performance in the third quarter, where a number of financial and industrial concerns showed noticeable improvement. In total, 84% of the S&P 500 companies had positive earnings during the period. It helped offset a series of political, economic and pandemic headwinds and pushed the Dow back over 35,000.
Borrowers have a great resource at the library – Value Line, an independent investment research and financial publishing house based in New York City.
Value Line is best known for publishing The Value Line Investment Survey, a stock analysis newsletter that is among the most recognized and widespread independent investment resources in global investment and trading markets, tracking approximately 1,700 listed stocks in more than 99 industries.
From mergers and acquisitions to new company profiles, Value Line’s reports analyzing current news are driven by more than 70 researchers, securities analysts, economists and statisticians.
Customers who want to access the Value Line must go to the library’s website and then click on the “Databases” tab at the top of the page. Then scroll down the page. Value Line can be found at the bottom left of the page.
NaNoWriMo: Authors participating in National Novel Writing Month will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 20, in the conference room upstairs at East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The event, known as NaNoWriMo, is a creative writing challenge that takes place every year throughout the month of November. Participants will write during this session.
COMPUTER CLASSES: Receive free computer training at East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, or at West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. There is a limited number of places and online registration is required. Visit the Computer Classes page at www.jplibrary.net/training and click on the “East Bank Regional Schedule” or “West Bank Regional Schedule”.
Upcoming Metairie classes include:
- Basic computer skills – at. 14.00 to 16.00 18 November.
- Introduction to PowerPoint 1 – 10.00 to 21 Nov.
- Introduction to PowerPoint 14.00 – 14.00 to 16.00 21 Nov.
- Cloud Computing – 14.00 to 15.30 23 November.
- Introduction to Microsoft Excel 3 – 10.00 to 11.30 29 November.
Upcoming Harvey classes include:
- Computer skills for beginners – at. 10 a.m. to Nov. 19.
- Basic computer skills – at. 14.00 to 16.00 19 November.
Chris Smith is the director of adult programming at the Jefferson Parish Public Library.