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A new Zoom workshop aimed at seniors will teach the basics of online banking – and doing it safely.

Designed for people aged 50 and over, participants can get the tools and confidence they need to manage their finances online on “Ready, Set, Bank: Online Banking Made Easy.”

Capital One Bank’s Lisa Ardis-Hendrix will lead the two-hour class at 10 a.m. on January 27.

Participants will learn what online banking is, how to make sure you are safe when using online financing tools, how banks protect your data and confirm your identity, and how to communicate effectively with your bank.

Participants do not need to do business with Capital One to attend, and adults of all ages are welcome. Visit nolalibrary.org/events to register.

BLACK HISTORY COMPETITION: Celebrate Black History Month 2022 with the New Orleans Public Library’s annual art contest. This year’s theme is “Ways to Stay Healthy: Health and Wellness in the Black Community”.

From free Black Panther Party medical clinics to ways to stay healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Orleans Parish K-12 students are invited to share artwork of art inspired by the health and well-being of the black community.

Entries may include original visual art, music or video and must be submitted by midnight February 28.

All entrants will receive a free book, and contest winners will have their submissions displayed at libraries, digitally on nolalibrary.org, and on the library’s social media accounts.

Visit nolalibrary.org for details, rules and resources.

MANGAS BOOK CLUB: Graphic novel-loving teens are invited to join the library’s Manga Book Club, which meets monthly on Zoom. Tune in at 4:30 p.m. on January 27 to discuss “Kimi ni Todoke,” by Karuho Shiina. The group won’t meet in February, but will meet on March 17 to dive into all things “Sailor Moon.”

Participants who come in cosplay or bring fan art to share will receive a prize. Register at nolalibrary.org/events.

TEEN COUNSELORS: New Orleans teens are encouraged to make their voices heard by joining the library’s Teen Advisory Council.

The library is looking for students in grades six through 12 to share their thoughts on how the New Orleans Public Library can better serve them with programs, products, materials, and more. Interested students should apply at teens.nolalibrary.org, then log in for a Zoom meeting at 4:30 p.m. on February 2.

The Teen Advisory Board is sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library. For more information, contact Caitlin Young at [email protected] or (504) 596-3101.

Going forward, members of the Teen Advisory Board will meet virtually on the first Wednesday of the month.

Jane LeGros is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Orleans Parish Library.

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