The first in a series of three career workshops at the Mid-City Library will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. The Mid-City Library is at 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. The workshops will be led by Jessica Rareshide, a certified personnel consultant and staffing professional.

Thursday’s workshop is “Corporation of One: Your Brand for Career Success.” It will be followed by a workshop on résumé writing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, and a workshop on interview strategies from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29.

Rareshides will present the workshops at other New Orleans Public Library branches through the spring. For example, the “Corporation of One” workshop will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave.

MARDI GRAS BEAD CRAFT: The staff of the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans, will present a craft session using Mardi Gras beads from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. The event is open to all ages, but children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

CARNIVAL DESEGREGATION: Artist Andrea Fraser and documentary filmmaker and writer Rebecca Snedeker have each created artwork inspired by New Orleans City Council Carnival krewe desegregation hearings of 1991. They will discuss their work at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. In addition to a dialogue between the two artists, Snedeker’s film “By Invitation Only” will be screened. The film explores the old-line Carnival and debutante traditions, citing the ordinance hearings and their fallout as the reason Snedeker chose not to make her debut.

Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library. For more information, visit, “like” the Facebook page at and follow on Twitter at