Louisiana genealogist and historian Jari Honora will discuss methods of doing genealogical research on the time of slavery during “Proof of Purchase: Documenting Enslaved Ancestors” at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Slidell Library, 555 Robert Blvd.

Researching enslaved family members can be challenging as the trail often begins with the last slave owner and moves back through generations of captivity. 

Honora is a New Orleans native and a Tulane graduate. He has performed historical and genealogical research for more than a decade, including work for the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” and the Georgetown Slavery Project.

This program is a part of the “Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade 1808 to 1865” exhibition on display until Jan. 12 at the Slidell Library, 555 Robert Blvd.

For information, call (985) 646-6470.

Events Jan. 3-10 

CALENDAR CRAFT: Adults can make their own stamped calendar and greeting cards with Kaki DiCarlo at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pearl River Library, 64580 La. 41. For information, call (985) 863-5518.

GENTLE YOGA: Adults can stretch, strengthen and relax with yoga at 11:15 a.m. Monday at the Madisonville Library, 1123 Main St. For information, call (985) 845-4819.

BOOKWORMS BOOK CLUB: The club will discuss “The All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Causeway Library, 3457 U.S. 190, Mandeville. For information about the club, call branch manager Sally McKissack at (985) 626-9779.

PAGE TURNERS BOOK CLUB: The club will discuss “Poisoner’s Handbook” by Deborah Blum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Slidell Library, 555 Robert Blvd. For information, call branch manager at (985) 646-6470.

SMARTPHONE BASICS: Adults will learn what a smartphone can do for them at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Madisonville Library, 1123 Main St. For information, call (985) 845-4819.

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER: Adults who already know the basics of using a computer can learn new tips and tricks at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Covington Library, 310 W. 21st Ave. For information, call (985) 893-6280.