Tulane-Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children and the Jefferson Parish Library will present Trunk or Treat, a trick-or-treat event, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
All ages are welcome to the event, which is free. Registration is not required.
The purpose of the event is to provide a safe environment for children and pediatric patients to participate in Halloween activities.
During the event, children will trick-or-treat at various cars throughout the parking lot that have candy in the trunks and that are staffed by local businesses. Children who participate in this event are entered into a raffle for prizes.
Children can participate in a best costume contest; businesses with vehicles in the event will participate in a “best trunk” contest. The event also will include a band and dance contest. Families also can visit the library’s meeting rooms and children’s department which will have children’s games, activities, crafts, face-painting and create-your-own-adventure mazes.
CAREER WORKSHOP: “Your Brand for Career Success” is the first event of a three-part seminar about finding success in the career market. It occurs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Westwego Branch Library, 635 Fourth St. In this session, participants will learn what job behaviors employers want so they can be rewarded in the workplace. It is led by Jessica Rareshide, a certified personnel consultant and staffing professional.
COMMUNITY BAND: The Jefferson Parish Community Band performs a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
JEFFERSON PARISH, 1961: The Jefferson Parish Historical Society will screen “The Jefferson Parish Story” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
The 15-minute film was produced in 1961 by the Jefferson Parish Library System. It was written by Maurice Walsh and Charles Wagner, both of the library system. It was directed by Paul Yacich, narrated by Gay Batson, with cinematography by Joe Budde.
It was the first film produced to promote Jefferson Parish as a great place to live, work and raise a family.
Members of the society are looking for a second film, “Jefferson: Parish of Heritage and Horizon,” which was completed in 1975 for the Parish’s sesquicentennial. If anyone knows the whereabouts of a copy, please let the society know by visiting jefferson historicalsociety.com.
NUTRITION CLASS: Karen Walker, nutrition agent with the Jefferson Parish office of the LSU AgCenter, leads a seminar on healthful eating at 7 p.m. Thursday at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey.
During this session, Walker discusses calcium and dairy. The demonstration involves making lite banana pudding.
HAUNTED NEW ORLEANS: David Laville, founder of the New Orleans Ghost Hunters and licensed tour guide, takes patrons on a journey through the haunted Vieux Carre and discusses the legends and truths about some of her most haunted locations. It happens at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
MEMORY LANE: The three-piece combo Memory Lane performs a concert of music from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
CLOSING THE PAY GAP: Jessica Rareshide, an entrepreneur who consults with businesses and individuals in areas of personnel management, will give a free presentation titled “The Pay Gap Is Green” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
The premise of the seminar is that women make 78 cents on the dollar compared with men, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. During her presentation, Rareshide will discuss ways in which women can negotiate better salaries, ways in which women sabotage themselves in the workplace, how to conduct compensation research, and ways to enlist men to become partners in pay equality.
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.