Rick Landry, a psychologist, clinical hypnotherapist, motivational speaker and counselor, will discuss how the mind can be harnessed to achieve goals, including weight loss, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

This event is free and is open to the public. Registration is not required.

For 30 years, Landry has promoted “healing by using and understanding the laws of the mind.” He says that by focusing on the thought process and its relationship with the subconscious, results are accelerated.

According to Landry, “The secret to having what you would like in life is to act as if you already possess it. Thus, all we need to do to transform our imagination into reality is to ‘assume the feeling’ of our wish fulfilled. Since tomorrow never comes, your future is now. Therefore, the best way to predict the future is to create it.”

Landry is a member of the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. He is a member and president of the Louisiana Hypnotherapy Organization.

CAREER WORKSHOP: Jessica Rareshide will lead a session on interview strategies at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jane O’Brien Chatelain West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Participants will learn how to answer the difficult questions and what to ask the interviewer to ensure a great job fit. Free of charge and open to the public.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS: Princeton Review will sponsor a seminar on becoming a stronger college applicant from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The free seminar is designed for high school students, though parents are welcome. Grades, test scores, activities, even essays and interviews will be covered. To register, call Princeton Review at (800) 2-REVIEW or visit princeton review.com.

ADULT SPELLING BEE: Library manager Danny Cangelosi will be the master of ceremonies for an adult spelling bee at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Jane O’Brien Chatelain West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Two weeks ago, Xander Waites, of New Orleans, won the East Bank Regional Library’s adult spelling bee by correctly spelling the word “consensus.” Clementine Thompson, of River Ridge, was second, and Chris Engolia, of Metairie, was third.

BELLE TERRE PARKING: The recently completed parking lot project at the Belle Terre Branch Library, 5550 Belle Terre Ave., Marrero, provides 20 more spaces for cars, including additional spots for handicapped parking. The next parking lot due for renovation is at the Gretna Branch Library.

For more information about programs at the 15 branches of the Jefferson Parish Library, go to www.jplibrary.net, or friend the library’s Facebook page for daily programming updates.