The library system offers the public a special opportunity to learn online how to preserve all the papers, photographs and memories that tell the story of an individual life or entire families.
Join Margot Note, author of “Creating Family Archives: A Step-by-Step Guide for Saving Your Memories for Future Generations,” in a March 12 webinar to learn more about simple steps you can take to organize and preserve this that matters to you.
Note simplifies the principles and practices of professional archivists and curators so that anyone passionate about their personal and family history can apply the techniques to their family treasures.
The free adults-only event will begin at 2 p.m. through a virtual Zoom meeting. Registration is required and an email address must be provided.
Register online at http://stpl.bibliocommons.com/events.
Also online over the next week, adult readers will have four opportunities to virtually chat about great books in the library.
- The Madisonville Book Club will discuss “The Lost Carousel of Provence” by Juliet Blackwell at 6:30 p.m. on March 8. Register online at bit.ly/MadisonvilleBookClubMar8.
- The “Who can vote?” The reading group will discuss “The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Woman’s Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898” by Lisa Tetrault at 6:30 p.m. on March 8. Register online at bit.ly/VotingBookClubMarch8.
- Mandeville Book Club will discuss ‘Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland’ by Patrick Keefe at 10am on March 9. Register online at bit.ly/MandevilleBookClubMar9.
- The Pageturners Book Club will discuss Gabrielle Zevin’s “The Storied Life of AJ Fikry” at 6:30 p.m. on March 9. Register online at bit.ly/PageturnersBookClubMar9.
Another type of upcoming event, this one in person — but with COVID precautions — is the Friends of the Slidell Library Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 6 at the Slidell Library, 555 , boul. Robert. For more information, call (985) 646-6470.
Other online events include:
GRAPHIC NOVEL: Graphic Novel Book Club for kids ages 8-11 can discuss Ben Hatke’s “Mighty Jack and the Goblin King” at 4:30 p.m. on March 10. Register online at bit.ly/GraphicNovelBookClubMar10.
TUTOR: Adults and teens can learn about Tutor.com’s free live online tutoring, resume review, test prep and more offered by the Homework Louisiana service at 3:00 p.m. March 5. Register online at bit.ly/TutorDotComClassMar5.
WORD: For computer users who already know how to use a mouse, manipulate windows, and type on a keyboard, Microsoft Word Basics teaches how to create and edit a document; formatting options; save documents and more in this hands-on introductory course at 2:30 p.m. on March 10 via a virtual Zoom meeting. Register at https://stpl.bibliocommons.com/events.
CAREERS: Learn how to set goals that align with your vision, then identify the sacrifices and actions you’ll need to achieve them. Led by Sarah Liu, International Thought Leader, Speaker, Next Generation Leadership Facilitator. Held at 2:30 p.m. on March 5, via a virtual Zoom meeting. Register online at https://stpl.bibliocommons.com/events.