The East Bank Regional Library adult spelling bee will occur at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. (An adult spelling bee at the West Bank Regional Library will occur in August.)

Adults 18 and older may participate in the spelling bee. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Registration is not required. Participants should simply come to the event on the day it is held.

The purpose of the adult spelling bee is to promote good spelling and good spelling habits, and to expand vocabulary and encourage accurate word usage and pronunciation.

The Jefferson Parish Library’s adult spelling bee is a contest in which individual competitors are eliminated as they fail to spell a given word correctly.

The library’s first adult spelling bee, held in August 2013 at the East Bank Regional Library, featured almost 20 competitors. The third-place winner went out on the word “toboggan” and the second-place winner went out on the word “crouton.” The winner, John Lipani of Metairie, won when he correctly spelled “immolate.”

LIVE OAK RENOVATION: Now that the North Kenner Branch Library is complete, the next library up for a makeover is the Live Oak Branch, 125 Acadia Drive, Waggaman. Renovations will begin after summer reading program activities have ended. Improvements will include installation of a new roof, additional windows, new carpet, new lighting, new duct work, painting and new furniture.

COLLEGE TESTING TIMELINE: Testing company representatives will discuss which college tests students should take, and when, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

MONSTER BOOKMARKS: Teens and tweens ages 9 to 17 will make origami monster bookmarks, with supplies provided, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Harahan Branch Library, 219 Soniat Ave.

MOVIE NIGHT: Movies are shown from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Lakeshore Branch Library, 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Because of licensing agreements, the library cannot advertise the name of the film, but patrons can call (504) 838-4375 to get information.

All programs at the library are free and are open to the public. 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.