Early Learning Focus Inc. will offer a workshop on getting children ready to succeed in school from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 St. Broad St., New Orleans.

Participants will learn simple, everyday activities that help prepare children for school. All activities will be paired with children’s books available for loan from the library. This program is open to families with children ages 3 to 7. Dinner will be provided free of charge, but space is limited. For information or to register, contact the Keller library at (504) 596-2660.

On Sunday at noon, guitarist Jack Sanders will present an intimate one-hour concert at the Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Through his performance and commentary, Sanders will enhance listeners’ understanding of classical musical pieces and their composers. The performance is presented by The Piatigorsky Foundation.

The Carrollton Area Network is accepting entries through April 11 for the 2015 Spirit of Carrollton photo contest. Amateur photographers should submit photos that capture the natural beauty, recreational activities or architectural points of interest of Carrollton, as well as people enjoying and enriching the community.

The winning photographs will be displayed at the Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., and in various public places throughout Carrollton. The photo judged best in show will be screened onto a Spirit of Carrollton T-shirt. For contest rules and submission details, visit neworleanspubliclibrary.org.

Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library. For more information, visit neworleanspubliclibrary.org.