Shop for cookbooks, holiday books and CDs at the Metairie Library Mini Sale November 20 | Entertainment/Life

MINI SALE: The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library are sponsoring a sale of cookbooks, vacation books, and boxes of CDs at the East Bank Regional Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 20, in the hallway across from the East Bank Regional Library meeting rooms, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

The sale includes 15 tables of donated items. There are quite a few books and CDs available as the Friends have not been able to hold a Big Book Sale since October 2019.

Books range in price from 50 cents to $6. CDs are sold by the box for $10, and customers must buy the whole box. Cash and credit cards are accepted; check not. For more information, call (504) 455-2665 or email [email protected]

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly called, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories and to recognize the significant contributions of indigenous people. Native American Heritage Month is also a time to educate the public about tribes, to create a general awareness about the unique challenges that Indigenous people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways that Indigenous citizens have faced worked to overcome these challenges.

The Jefferson Parish Library has many resources for people who want to learn more about Native Americans, including: 1,832 eBooks; 679 books; 90 audiobooks; 52 DVDs; 25 picture books; 23 music sound recordings; 16 audio discs; and eight eVideos.

Topics include Native American civilizations, myths, religions, confederations, flags, architecture, art, monuments, healing, festivals, tools/weapons, games/stories and many others.

VALUE LINE: Wall Street is again setting records. This renewed vigor came after a stellar performance in the third quarter, in which a range of financial and industrial companies showed remarkable improvement. Overall, 84% of S&P 500 companies had positive earnings for the period. That helped offset a series of political, economic and pandemic headwinds, pushing the Dow back above 35,000.

Patrons have a great resource at the library – Value Line, an independent investment research and financial publishing company based in New York City.

Value Line is best known for publishing The Value Line Investment Survey, an equity analysis newsletter that is one of the most highly regarded and widely used sources for independent investment research in global investment and trading markets, covering approximately 1,700 publicly traded stocks in more than 99 sectors will follow.

From mergers and acquisitions to new company profiles, Value Line’s reports that analyze current news are supported by more than 70 researchers, securities analysts, economists and statisticians.

Customers wishing to access Value Line should go to the library home page and then click on the ‘databases’ tab at the top of the page. Then scroll down the page. Value Line can be found at the bottom left of the page.

NaNoWriMo: Writers participating in National Novel Writing Month will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Upstairs Conference Room of the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The event, known as NaNoWriMo, is a creative writing challenge that takes place in the month of November every year. Participants write during this session.

COMPUTER CLASSES: Get free computer training at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, or at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. The number of places is limited and online registration is required. Visit the Computer Classes page at and click on “East Bank Regional Schedule” or “West Bank Regional Schedule”.

Upcoming Metairie classes include:

  • Basic Computer Skills – 2pm to 4pm November 18.
  • Introduction to PowerPoint 1 – 10 a.m. to November 21.
  • Introduction to PowerPoint 2 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. November 21.
  • Cloud Computing – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. November 23.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 3 – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. November 29.

Upcoming Harvey classes include:

  • Beginner Computer Skills – 10am to 12 Nov 19.
  • Basic Computer Skills – 2pm to 4pm November 19.

Chris Smith is the adult programming manager at Jefferson Parish Public Library.

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