Karen Walker, nutrition agent with the Jefferson Parish office of the LSU AgCenter, will lead a series of six nutrition classes at the Lakeshore Branch Library, 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, beginning after Mardi Gras. No registration is required.
The session topics and dates are:
Feb. 16 – Rise and Shine Cobbler; Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Veggies
Feb. 23 – Quinoa and Vegetable Stir Fry; Make Half Your Grains Whole Grains
March 1 – Salmon Patties; Vary Your Protein
March 8 – Fun Fruit Salad; Physical Activity
March 22 – Lite Banana Pudding; Calcium and Dairy
March 29 – My Plate Wrap; Food Safety and Food Money Management
All sessions begin at 7 p.m.
THE GREAT COURSES: The Jefferson Parish Library offers patrons the opportunity to check out various audios in the Great Courses series. The downloadable audios are available by going to the library’s website, then to Digital Content, then to One Click Digital. Once on the One Click Digital site, a search for the Great Courses will bring up two full pages of courses covering business, history, music, health and other subjects, taught by renowned professors from universities in the United States.
Among the array of courses are “The Vikings,” “Great American Bestsellers,” “The Symphonies of Beethoven,” “The Old Testament,” “The New Testament,” “The Joy of Science” and “The Creative Thinkers Toolkit.”
Courses are available to those with valid Jefferson Parish library cards. A free app for One Click Digital is available for most portable devices on the library’s website.
More than 50 courses are available for checkout.
WORLD WAR II DISCUSSION GROUP: Jorge Maspons, a guide at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. His talk focuses on the overlooked story of the Spanish Blue Division that fought with the Axis on the Eastern Front in Russia. While Spain was officially neutral in WWII, it nonetheless participated in the conflict.
‘DOCTOR WHO’ VIDEO CLUB: The group meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. During 2016, the library’s “Doctor Who” Video Group will be watching the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith.
The cult favorite Doctor Who is an eccentric yet compassionate extraterrestrial time lord who zips through time and space to solve problems and battle injustice across the universe. He travels via the TARDIS, or Time and Relative Dimensions in Space, which resembles a blue police phone box.
All programs at the library are free and open to the public. For more information about programs at the 15 branches of the Jefferson Parish Library, go to http://www.jplibrary.net/ or friend the library’s Facebook page for daily programming updates.