“Trunk or Treat,” a trick-or-treat event sponsored by Tulane-Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children and the Jefferson Parish Library, will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in the parking lot of the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
All ages are welcome to attend the event. It is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is not required.
The purpose of the event is to provide a safe environment for children and pediatric patients to participate in Halloween activities.
During the event, children will trick-or-treat at various cars located throughout the parking lot that have candy in the trunks and are staffed by local businesses. So far, more than 25 “car trunks” have registered to attend.
Children get cards at the start of their trick-or-treating adventures; once they have accumulated enough stamps, they qualify for a raffle.
Children can participate in a best costume contest; businesses with vehicles in the event will participate in a “best trunk” contest. Families also can visit the library’s meeting rooms, which will feature activities for children 10 years of age and under, including face-painting.
AUTHOR EVENT: “The Pitot House,” by James Ward, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the East Bank Regional Library, Metairie. The book is about a traditional Creole country home that remains a point of reference for the city and the city’s many architecture enthusiasts.
This volume reveals the history of this structure from the colonial period.
CHILDREN’S AUTHOR PANEL: Three children’s authors with new books will discuss and sign them at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the East Bank Regional Library. The authors are Ryan Adam, “New Orleans Mother Goose”; Johnette Downing, “Macarooned on a Dessert Island”; and Cecilia Casrill Dartez, “L Is for Louisiana.”
HAUNTING PRESENTATION: Members of New Orleans Ghost Hunters talk about New Orleans’ haunted history 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the East Bank Regional Library, Metairie.
JEFFERSON PARISH HISTORICAL COMMISSION: The guest speaker is Dominic Massa, author of “Images of America: New Orleans Radio” and “Images of America: New Orleans Television.” He will speak about old New Orleans radio and TV at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the East Bank Regional Library, Metairie.
Massa is a native of Kenner and is executive producer and special projects director at WWL-TV.
For more information about programs at the 15 branches of the Jefferson Parish Library, go to www.jplibrary.net or friend the library’s Facebook page for daily programming updates.