The Jefferson Parish Library will host two Educator Nights to encourage teachers and librarians to learn about the services and resources the library offers for students.

Educator Night at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6. To register, teachers and librarians should contact Kim Meyer at kmeyer@jplibrary.net.

Educator Night at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7. To register, teachers and librarians should contact Andrea Heingarten at aheingarten@jplibrary.net.

Youth Services librarians will present information about class visits to the library, as well as how to bring a librarian into the classroom. Teachers will learn about databases, online tutoring and digital content services the library offers with a chance for hands-on exploration.

GENEALOGY: Gwen Kelley will lead a seminar for family researchers that describes how to use Ancestry Library Edition at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

Ancestry.com LLC operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States and nine foreign countries and provides access to about 16 billion historical records. The library subscribes to Ancestry Library Edition, which can be accessed when patrons visit the library to perform family research.

CITYSCAPES: Richard Campanella, author of a new book,"Cityscapes of New Orleans," will discuss and sign copies at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

Exploring the Crescent City from the ground up, Campanella takes readers on a journey toward explaining the city's distinct urbanism and eccentricities. He reveals the why behind the where, delving into the historical and cultural forces that have shaped the spaces of New Orleans for more than three centuries.

WWII DISCUSSION GROUP: Author Whitney Stewart, author of a new book titled "Feldpost, The War Letters of Friedrich Reiner Niemann," will discuss and sign copies of the book at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

Friedrich Reiner Niemann was a German soldier serving in the 6th Infantry Division from 1941 to 1945. A well-educated youth from a good family in Westphalia, he was sent to the Russian front four times. He wrote his final two letters home on Jan. 12, 1945, before disappearing during the Soviet Vistula-Oder Offensive.

NANOWRIMO: The Lakeshore Branch Library, 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, hosts National Novel Writing Month events on four evenings in November. NaNoWriMo, as it's known, is a quirky event that encourages writers to work toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. NaNoWriMo events take place at the following times and dates:

  • 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6
  • 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13
  • 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21
  • 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27

All programs at the library are free and open to the public. For more 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.