Work @ Home 101

Join Career Center staff at the Zachary Branch on Thursday, October 12 at 10 a.m. for Work @ Home 101. They will teach you the good, the bad, and the ugly about working from home.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • What kind of work-at-home jobs are available
  • How to avoid scams
  • How to find legitimate opportunities

Registration is required. To register please call 658-1850 or visit here.


CANCELED-Social Security: Understanding Your Benefits

Do you understand how Social Security works? Have you wondered what the difference between full, early, delayed benefits are? Join AARP’s free Social Security workshop at the Main Library at Goodwood on Tuesday, October 10 at 10 a.m.  This event will be rescheduled at a later date. The Social Security workshop will focus on building an understanding of the implications of Social Security claiming decisions. You will discover what Social Security is and how to secure your benefits, as well as the future of Social Security. Build confidence in making a decision that is right for you!

Career Center: YouTube Roundup

Get FREE, Certified Professional Career & Job Search Help Virtually! If you need help with your job search or career, but can’t make it to the Career Center in-person, we can come to you through the power of our online videos. Our videos provide guidance on how to write resumes and cover letters, answer interview questions, complete job applications, negotiate your salary, find work-from-home jobs, and much more. We even have dedicated playlists for teens, Spanish-speaking citizens, and the formerly incarcerated. Whatever type of help you need with your job search or career progression, we’ve got the video for that! Check out the following videos (and more!) here.

How to Apply for a Job at Chipotle

In this video, we demonstrate the online application process for fast-casual restaurant Chipotle.

How to Answer, “Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?”

This question tempts you to break the unwritten rule of the job interview: “Never go negative.” In this video, we illustrate how you can be more positive in your answer by focusing on what you’re running towards, not what you’re running away from.

From the vaults: This Month’s Golden Oldie Spotlight: 

Power to Fly: A Work-From-Home Website Review

In this video, we discuss the unique offerings of Power to Fly, which in addition to posting work-from-home job opportunities with prestigious companies, also boasts an online community and professional development opportunities for women in managerial roles.


Self-Publishing Workshop: How to Pitch Your Novel

Do you struggle to pitch your book to potential readers? Join us at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch on Monday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. to hear from local professional authors Lindsey Duga and David Armand as they walk through their methods of creating a sales pitch. There will be time to write and receive feedback on a pitch of your own, followed by the opportunity to speed pitch to fellow writers. Registration is required. Register here.

Break N2 Tech

Futures fund invited you to Break N2 Tech, FREE digital literacy workshops that train you for tech success! Join Teressa Calligan, Professional Cybersecurity Analyst, and Joshua Newbins, Professional Developer, at the Carver Branch on Saturday, September 16 at 1 p.m. for talks on Intro to Cybersecurity and Web 3.0: Understanding VR, AR, Crypto, and the New Internet. A second set of presentations by Ms. Calligan and Nina Tran, Professional Developer, will take place at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, September 30 at 1 p.m. Topics will include Designing Your Mock Website and Becoming a Developer Without a Degree. Please register here.

Special Collections Offers New CD and DVD Copy Service

Do you have a CD or DVD full of special family photos, videos, or important documentation that you would like a copy for yourself or to share with others? The Library’s Special Collections Department is now offering to copy any CD or DVD (that does not contain copyrighted material) onto a DVD or thumb drive, free of charge! If you would like to copy to a thumb drive, please bring on with you or purchase one for $4 at the Library’s circulation desk. DVDs will be provided. Visit the Special Collections Department on 2nd floor of the Main Library at Goodwood on Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., to take advantage of this great new service!

How to Pay for College: A Roadmap for TOPS, Financial Aid, Grants & Scholarships

College is getting more expensive by the year. Come to the Pride-Chaneyville Branch on Saturday, September 23 at Noon to learn what tools and support are out there to help you afford college. We’ll discuss the different options and resources, as well as strategies to maximize financial awards. Find out where and how to research the right scholarships for you and how to successfully apply for them. Registration is required. To register visit here or call 658-1540.

Know Your Rights: Upcoming Webinars from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services will host three free webinars to help you find out if you qualify for free legal assistance and provide you with information on topics like divorce, eviction, and domestic violence.


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