Carol Langston, Ph.D., director of College Guidance at Metairie Park Country Day School, will discuss how students can find their best fit for college and how to access scholarship sites at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
Langston will discuss:
What is your ideal college?
What’s your college fit, academically speaking?
What’s your college fit, financially speaking?
What makes colleges different?
What makes a college famous?
College size: small, medium or large
College setting and location matter
Should your college be public or private?
Langston also will discuss that many colleges offer significant grants or scholarships that may make private colleges more affordable than a public university. She will explain the process of how to apply.
SAL’S GENEALOGY SERIES: Sal Serio, curator of the American Italian Research Center at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie, will discuss “Cemeteries and Obituaries” at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave, Metairie. The session for April 6 focuses on “Census: 1910 and 1920.”
THE BIG BAND ERA: The Ken Veca Big Band performs music from the Big Band era as well as contemporary tunes at 2 p.m. Thursday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
WRITING FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY: Felice Picano and James Nolan, two well-known and influential authors who frequently write about issues of the LGBTQ community, will talk at 7 p.m. Monday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
Picano is the author of more than 30 books of poetry, fiction, memoirs, nonfiction and plays. His work has been translated into many languages, and several of his titles have been national and international bestsellers. He is considered a founder of modern gay literature, along with the other members of the Violet Quill.
Nolan has taught writing and literature at universities in Florida, San Francisco, Barcelona, Madrid and Beijing. His doctoral degree in comparative literature was earned from the University of California, and recently he has been writer-in-residence at Tulane and Loyola universities in his native New Orleans, where for 12 years he directed the Loyola Writing Institute at Loyola University.
DISCUSS A GREAT BOOK: The Great Books Discussion Group of the Old Metairie Branch Library discusses Leo Tolstoy’s “The Death of Ivan Ilych” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Old Metairie Branch Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie. This book club focuses on helping people learn how to think and share ideas by educating them to become participants in, leaders of and advocates for shared inquiry.
PROTECT YOUR FINANCIAL RECORDS: This seminar focuses on how identity thieves get your information, what identity thieves do once they have it, signs of identity theft, ways to safeguard your information and what to do if your identity is stolen. The first session occurs at 7 p.m. April 6 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The second session is at 7 p.m. April 13 at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey.
All programs at the library are free 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.