Wendy Rihner, education chair of the local chapter of the Audubon Society, will discuss how to become a bird-watcher at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. She will talk about the types of local birds and local places to watch for birds, how to become involved in local bird-watching organizations, and in general, how to be supportive of the environment of birds and other creatures.
GENEALOGY CLASSES: Sal Serio, curator of the American Italian Research Center at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie, will discuss “Vital Records — Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death and Other Types” at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The session for March 30 focuses on “Cemeteries and Obituaries.”
THE BEST OF PETER FINNEY: Peter Finney Jr., executive editor and general manager of the Clarion Herald, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, will discuss his new book, “The Best of Peter Finney: Legendary New Orleans Sportswriter,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The book focuses on the work of Peter Finney’s father, Peter Finney Sr., whose newspaper columns connected New Orleans readers to the world of sports for nearly 70 years.
ALTERNATIVES TO PAY TV: Greg Wilde and Ray Paternostro will give a presentation titled “Alternatives to Pay TV” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan, Harvey. The purpose of the presentation is to explain that there are many alternatives to cable programming and that much of it is available at no charge.
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? The SciFi and Fantasy Club discusses “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Metairie Branch Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie. The classic sci-fi story by Philip K. Dick is the basis for the classic movie “Bladerunner.”
BECOME A SEA CADET: Orientation occurs at 7 p.m. Thursday at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Ave., Harvey. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps program is for ages 13 through 17. The Navy League Cadet Corps is geared for young people ages 11 through 13. The program is a nonprofit supported and sponsored by the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. The Sea Cadets have been around since 1958; the New Orleans-based Dwight D. Eisenhower Squadron has existed since 1972.
GIRL’S LITERARY NIGHT OUT: Three local authors — Carroll Devine, Juyanne James and Vicki Salloum — will talk about and sign their new books at 7 p.m. Thursday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Devine, author of “Sleeping Between the Rails: A Woman’s Odyssey;” James, author of “The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories;” and Salloum, author of “Candyland,” will discuss their novels, the creative process and the journey to publication.
MEMORY LANE PERFORMS: The three-piece combo Memory Lane performs a concert of music from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
All programs at the library are free of charge and are 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.