Algiers Point resident and archaeological historian Shane Mears will discuss Civil War treasures he has found throughout Algiers Point during his presentation “Digging The Point” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hubbell Library.

FREE TAX HELP: Representatives from AARP will be providing free income tax assistance on a first-come, first-served basis at the following times and locations:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Keller Library and Community Center

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Norman Mayer Library.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the East New Orleans Regional Library.

PERSONAL FINANCE: Kemberley Washington, a certified public accountant, will host a financial fitness seminar focusing on personal finance using the BADGE plan from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Norman Mayer Library.

This plan provides five key solutions in the areas of budgeting, asset management, debt reduction, goal setting and earning maximization. To register, call the library at (504) 596-3100.

‘YOUR SENSATIONAL BRAIN’: LSU Health Sciences Center’s Neuroscience Center will visit with microscopes, models and specimens that include preserved human and monkey brains as part of the program “Your Sensational Brain.

Children will have a chance to mix art and science by crafting their own minibrain models and drawings. This program will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Children’s Resource Center.

ELECTRONIC INVENTING: LittleBits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks for creating inventions large and small. The library’s LittleBits Global Chapter Meetup will be held at the Main Library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every third Sunday of the month through July, beginning Sunday.

There will be a different design challenge held each month, and the event is open to all skill levels, ages 8-17, and their caregivers.

POETRY MONTH: The library’s celebration of National Poetry Month continues with the following events:

Louisiana poet laureate Peter Cooley will headline a poetry reading, emceed by local poet Lee Grue and featuring many other local poets, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Alvar Library.

The Poetry on Tap event will be held by the Hubbell Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Old Point Bar in Algiers Point. Everyone is invited to read an original work or a favorite poetry.

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