Career workshops on writing résumés and interviewing will be held this week at the Algiers Regional Library, 2014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans.

Jessica Rareshide, a certified personnel consultant and staffing professional, will present the résumé workshop from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Participants are encouraged to bring their résumé for review, and will learn best practices and new techniques to help their résumé win an interview.

Rareshide will present the interview strategies workshop from 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Participants will learn how to answer the difficult questions and what to ask the interviewer to ensure a great job fit.

D Í A: El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/ Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. The common goals of all Día programming are to:

Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries

Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture

Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies

Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.

The New Orleans Public Library has held many programs throughout April celebrating Día, and there are more to come. This week, there will be a program featuring Ireland at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. There will be a program featuring Italy at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., New Orleans. There will be a program on Cuba at noon Saturday at the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. To see the full schedule of Día events, visit

EARLY VOTING: Early voting for the New Orleans Public Library millage proposition will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday. Early voting locations are:

City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., Room 1W24, New Orleans

Algiers Courthouse, 225 Morgan St., Room 105, New Orleans

Chef Menteur Voting Machine Warehouse Site, 8870 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans

Lake Vista Community Center, 6500 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans.

To find your voting location or for voting-related information, contact the Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters Office at, (504) 658-8300 or

For information about the New Orleans Public Library millage proposition, visit

Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library. For more information, visit