To help residents keep up in a fast-changing digital world, Orleans Parish libraries are offering one-on-one computer tutoring sessions, designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to improve their skills.

Participants can select the area of technology they need help with. Some common session topics include general computer skills, internet searches, using an e-reader device or using the many digital resources the library offers.

Schedule of classes:

  • Algiers Regional Library, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, 3014 Holiday Drive.
  • Alvar Library, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, 913 Alvar St.
  • Central City Library, Mondays through Fridays by appointment, 2405 Jackson Ave. Call (504) 596-3110. 
  • East New Orleans Regional Library, YMCA YES! Computer Assistance Services, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 5641 Read Blvd.
  • Cita Dennis Hubbell Library, Mondays through Saturdays by appointment, 725 Pelican Ave. Call (504) 596-3113.
  • Martin Luther King Library, Mondays through Saturdays by appointment, 1611 Caffin Ave. Call (504) 596-2695. 
  • Main Library, by appointment daily. Call (504) 596-2585. YMCA YES! Computer Assistance Services, 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 219 Loyola Ave.
  • Norman Mayer Library, 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Tuesdays. YMCA YES! Computer Assistance Services, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3001 Gentilly Blvd.
  • Mid-City Library, Mondays through Saturdays by appointment, 4140 Canal St. Call (504) 596-2654. 
  • Nix Library, Mondays through Saturdays by appointment, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Call (504) 596-2630. 
  • Robert E. Smith Library, by appointment daily, 6301 Canal Blvd. Call (504) 596-2638. 

Information about additional computer classes and technology training resources can be found at nolalibrary.org.

READING TO ROVER: The Visiting Pet Program's literacy project, Reading to Rover, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S. Broad Ave.

The program provides a calm, accepting presence for children to practice their reading aloud skills by reading to dogs. The program repeats the second Thursday of every month.

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY: Those who didn't finish high school can get help earning a diploma and getting on track for college or a career with help from the Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave.

The library offers daily one-hour tutoring appointments for the High School Equivalency Test. The exam has five parts: math, science, English, social studies and writing.

Test takers can choose to take the exam using a computer, or with pencil and paper. Tutoring reservations can be made by calling (504) 596-3113.

CARNIVAL CLOSURES: Throughout Carnival season, libraries will have varied hours of operation because of parades. To see the full schedule of closures, visit nolalibrary.org.