The next enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act begins on Nov. 15. The Jefferson Parish Library, in conjunction with the South Eastern Louisiana Area Education Center, will offer 14 different sessions at five different libraries to help people enroll in the Affordable Care Act.

Seven sessions will occur before the enrollment period begins for people who have questions about the benefits of the program. Seven sessions will occur after the enrollment period begins to help people sign up for the program.

Four of the 14 sessions will occur at both the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie and the West Bank Regional Library in Harvey — two each before the enrollment period begins and two after.

Two sessions will occur at the Westwego Library, Gretna Library and Old Metairie Library — one before the enrollment period and one after.

Navigators from the South East Louisiana Area Education Center will be available to help patrons enroll and to answer any questions, whether in Spanish or English.

The programs are free of charge and are open to the public; there is no registration.

Go to the library’s at website to find out the times, dates and places of the seminars

BIG BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library will conduct its semi-annual Big Book Sale from Thursday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd. at the Lake, in Kenner. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 16-18, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. More than 65,000 used books, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, videotapes, music tapes and vinyl records will be offered for sale.

ROD DAVIS DISCUSSES NEW BOOK: On an early Sunday morning walk through the empty streets of the Faubourg Marigny, maverick journalist and Big Easy transplant Jack Prine discovers the body of a well-dressed black man with a bashed-in skull. Rod Davis talks about his latest book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the East Bank Regional Library.

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Sally Asher talks about Bourbon’s royal lineage, the magnitude of Napoleon’s influence, how Tchoupitoulas’s history is just as long and vexing as its spelling and why mispronouncing such streets as Burgundy, Calliope and Socrates doesn’t mean you are incorrect at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the East Bank Regional Library.

For more information about programs at the 15 branches of the Jefferson Parish Library, go to or friend the library’s Facebook page for daily programming updates.