An agent with the LSU AgCenter will offer advice on planning for the distribution of personal belongings after someone’s death during two free seminars at Jefferson Parish regional libraries.

Elizabeth Gambel will present “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie; and again at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22 at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey.

Most people have personal belongings such as wedding photographs, a baseball glove or a yellow pie plate that have special meaning for them and other family members. These types of personal possessions, as well as jewelry, stamps, gun and coin collections, quilts or sports equipment, are referred to as non-titled property because there are no legal documents, such as titles, to indicate who owns them.

According to Gambel, planning for the transfer of personal belongings is important to spare family members and legal representatives from making decisions about the items when a family member dies.

As an LSU AgCenter agent, Gambel provides consumer advice on a variety of topics, including wills, stress management and nutrition.

YARD TO TABLE: A workshop for people wishing to grow vegetables and herbs in their backyards will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 13, at the East Bank Regional Library, Metairie. The American Association of Retired Persons is presenting this free Yard to Table program, in which licensed master gardeners will teach attendees how to build and maintain a garden and how to grow vegetables from seeds. Patrons leave with recipes and a packet of seeds.

RUSSELL LONG: University of Louisiana at Lafayette history professor Michael Martin will discuss the life and career of former U.S. Sen. Russell Long at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie. Martin recently completed a biography, “Russell Long: A Life in Politics,” published by the University of Mississippi Press. He is director of the Center for Louisiana Studies and managing editor of Louisiana History.

COMMUNITY BAND: The Jefferson Parish Community Band will present a free concert of standards and contemporary music at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 16, at the East Bank Regional Library, Metairie.

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.