Five holiday concerts will occur in December at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
1 P.M., TUESDAY: The three-piece combo “Memory Lane” performs music from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s.
DEC. 3, AT 7 P.M.: Russell Palmer and CrossRoads, a four-piece band, performs a range of music from Elvis to Sinatra.
DEC. 17, AT 2 P.M.: The Ken Veca Big Band performs the music of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller.
DEC. 17, AT 7:30 P.M.: The Jefferson Parish Community Band performs holiday music.
DEC. 19, 3 P.M.: Students from the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra perform a holiday concert.
MIND YOUR KNITTING: The West Bank Monday Knitters Club meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each Monday at the Gretna Branch Library, 102 Willow, Gretna. Bev Madere, Craft Yarn Council of America Master Knitter, facilitates this group of adult knitters. All level of skills welcomed; basic knitting skills taught to beginners.
NANOWRIMO CONCLUDES: Anyone writing a novel, short story, play, screenplay or other work of fiction may come to the East Bank Regional Library from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday with laptops for the last 2015 session of NaNoWriMo. These five nights are part of National Novel Writing Month, a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. Participants will share their experiences about the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Monday.
“UNCLE VANYA”: The Great Books Discussion Group at the Old Metairie Branch Library will discuss “Uncle Vanya,” the classic Russian play by Anton Chekov, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The library is at 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie. “Uncle Vanya” was first published in 1897 and received its Moscow première in 1899. Its themes include frustrated hopes and what might be called the “wasted life.” This event occurs as part of the Great Books Foundation, which is dedicated to helping people learn how to think and share ideas by educating them to become participants in Shared Inquiry.
SAY CHEESE: The Westbank Camera Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan, Harvey. Club activities include educational programs, member competitions, field trips, exhibits of members’ work and as a community for sharing an interest in photography. Film enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome.
All programs at the library are free of charge and are open to the public. For more information about programs at the 15 branches of the Jefferson Parish Library, go to http://www.jplibrary.net/ or friend the library’s Facebook page for daily programming updates.