Author Tiffany Monique will teach prospective authors about the process of self-publishing and promoting one’s own work as part of the Norman Mayer Library’s “How to Get Your Writing Published” series. It will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

“CREOLE WORLD”: Fine art and media photographer Richard Sexton will present images and stories from his latest work, “Creole World: Photography of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere” at the Keller Library and Community Center at 6 p.m. Thursday. Published by The Historic New Orleans Collection, “Creole World” allows readers a visual exploration of the historical, cultural and architectural ties that bind New Orleans to other Creole cities across Latin America and the Caribbean. Copies of the book will be available for checkout and purchase.

GHOST HUNTING: Join David Laville, founder of the New Orleans Ghost Hunters, for Ghost Hunting 101 at the Hubbell Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. This program will feature a discussion on what ghosts are, techniques and equipment used for ghost hunting, and how to review evidence. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Hubbell Library.

HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN: Jingle All the Way is a series of holiday events for the entire family being held at the Algiers Regional Library. Here are the activities:

Holiday storytimes at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Milk, cookies and letters to Santa at 4 p.m. Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday movie showing at 4 p.m. Monday.

A visit from Santa, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

All ages DIY holiday craft at 11 a.m. Saturday. Children 13 and younger must be accompanied by a guardian.

OFFBEAT THEATER: Local theater makers and illustrators Zibby Jahns and Matthew Chandler present the New Orleans premiere of a dance/theater performance that takes the audience on an absurd journey from workplace meltdowns to ecstasy through karaoke. This event will also be the debut of a collaborative zine of illustrations and comics exploring similar themes Experimental soundscapes, restrictive costumes and artificial fragrances will be utilized. This program will be held at the Alvar Library at 9 p.m. Saturday.

HEALTH CARE HELP: 504 Healthnet, an association composed of 22 area nonprofit and governmental organizations active in helping residents access high-quality health care, will be available to answer health insurance questions and help navigate the insurance marketplace at the Keller Library and Community Center from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday,.

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Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library.