Jessica Rareshide, a consultant on managing human capital, speaking and profitability marketing, will conduct a three-part seminar at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., in Harvey.
The series will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 15, 22 and 29, and will cover the following topics:
JULY 15: “Corporation of One: Your Brand for Career Success.”
July 22: “Résumé Writing Tips and Secrets.”
July 29: “Successful Interview Strategies.”
Each seminar is free and open to the public; registration is not required.
Rareshide’s career coaching includes how to conduct a results-based job search, review résumés, and apply the concept of “Corporation of One” for career success, whether as an employee or an entrepreneur. Her career experience encompasses marketing, sales, management and information technology.
This three-part series received strong reviews when it was presented at the East Bank Regional Library.
ADULT SPELLING BEE: The East Bank Regional Library adult spelling bee will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. (An adult spelling bee at the West Bank Regional Library will occur in August.) Adults 18 and older may participate. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Registration is not required. Participants should simply come to the event on the day it is held.
PEAUXDUNQUIANS SPEAK: Maurice Carlos Ruffin and Emilie Staat will discuss writing, how to get involved in local writing groups and how to get involved in writing contests. They’ll also read from their new works.
The discussion will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Ruffin is a graduate of the University of New Orleans’ Creative Writing Workshop and a member of the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance, which was created in 2007 under the auspices of the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and the MelaNated Writers Collective. Emilie Staat’s novel, “The Winter Circus,” is about an aerialist who grows up in the circus, runs away to New Orleans, and learns the value of falling. She’s also a Peauxdunquian.
LIBRARIES AND THE LAW: The Louisiana State Bar Association will lead a presentation for librarians about legal issues at 10 a.m. Friday, July 10 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. This event will focus on understanding the law, responding to legal questions from patrons, evaluating legal sources, identifying legal options and using supplemental resources such as Louisiana law libraries.
BASTILLE DAY POETRY: Louisiana poet Mary Emma Dutreix Pierson reads poetry in honor of Bastille Day and France at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Her presentation is titled “Imagining Degas,” and it is an homage to the paintings of Edgar Degas.
THE ZOO COMES TO YOU: The Zoomobile is making the rounds at West Bank branch libraries as part of the summer reading program. The van will visit at the following times and locations:
- 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 9, West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey.
- 1 p.m., Thursday, July 9, Terrytown Branch Library, 680 Heritage Ave., Terrytown.
- 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 10, Westwego Branch Library, 635 Fourth St., Westwego.
- 1:30 p.m., Monday, July 13, Gretna Branch Library, 102 Willow Drive, Gretna.
The Bugmobile will visit the Lafitte Branch Library, 4917 City Park Drive, Lafitte, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9. It will be at the Live Oak Branch Library, 125 Acadia Drive, Waggaman, at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 9.
All programs at the library are free of charge and open to the public. For 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.