Find your favorite magazines online with the Jefferson Parish Library | Entertainment/Life
Jefferson Parish Library has two digital solutions that make it easy to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.
Digital magazines have no waitlists or holds, do not count against payment limits, and give readers the opportunity to renew their selections.
Both programs – Flipster and OverDrive – can be located by going to the “Digital Content” tab on the library’s website. Each platform also has an app allowing customers to access the magazines on portable devices. Apps can be found on Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
They provide access to over 100 popular magazines, including Bon Appetit, Sports Illustrated, Time and People.
Jefferson Library customers accounted for over 10,000 views and downloads of Flipster content in 2021. Top magazines were: People, Real Simple, US Weekly, Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV Magazine, Southern Living, The Week, DIY (Do It Yourself), Buying Guide from Consumer Reports and Time.
The most popular titles on OverDrive (formerly listed under RB Digital) for 2021 were: US Weekly, HGTV Magazine, Cook’s Illustrated, The Economist, Woman’s World, The Week Magazine, The New Yorker, OK! Magazine, Star Magazine and In Touch Weekly.
OverDrive also offers eBooks and audiobooks at checkout.
DISCUSSION ON WWII: Jack Gross, aviation expert and curator at the National World War II Museum, will speak Feb. 3 about early American bomber designs that preceded the B-17. The conference will be held at 7 p.m. at the River Ridge Library, 8825 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge.
Gross is a retired geophysicist and is the son of a WWII flight engineer who won the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart for his heroism during WWII.
While his talk will focus on early American bombers, Gross can answer questions about any World War II aircraft. This conference is free and open to the public.
TIGHT KNIT: The West Bank Monday Knitters Club meets from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. each Monday at the Gretna Branch Library, 102 Willow St., Gretna. Bev Madere, Craft Yarn Council of America Master Knitter, facilitates this group of adult knitters. All skill levels are welcome; basic knitting skills are taught to beginners.
ANIME CLUB: The Teen Anime Club is back with a new name: Anime Café. It meets from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on January 27 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
The after-school club is for teens in grades 6-12. Attendees get together to watch anime episodes/movies, try new snacks, create crafts, draw, and chat about their favorite anime/manga series.
No registration is required. Masks are mandatory and social distancing will be encouraged. For more information, stop by the Teen Department or call (504) 849-8833.
ROSEDALE EVENTS: The library, located at 4036 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, has a full list of events for February.
- Movie night for adults — every Tuesday evening at 5 p.m.
- Video game night — every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. No registration required. For more information, call (504) 838-4375.
- Storytelling and art for children — every Thursday from 3 to 4 pm This event includes storytelling and art activities for children 3 to 9 years old. Stocks are limited.
- Lego Club — 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. This event is for children ages 4-12. Blocks are provided.
COMPUTER LESSONS : Get free computer training at East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, or at West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Places are limited and online registration is mandatory.
Visit the Computer Classes page at www.jplibrary.net/training and click on “East Bank Regional Schedule” or “West Bank Regional Schedule”.
Upcoming Farmhouse courses include:
- Individual instruction – 10 a.m. to noon on January 27.
- Microsoft Word 1 — 6-8 p.m. Jan. 27.
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2 — 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on January 28.
- Beginner computer – 10 a.m. to noon on January 29.
- Microsoft Excel 3 — 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on January 31.
Upcoming Harvey courses include:
- Microsoft Excel 1 — 10 a.m. to noon on January 26.
- Microsoft PowerPoint 1 — 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on January 26.
- Basic computer skills – 10 a.m. to noon on January 29.
- Basic computer skills — 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on January 29.
Chris Smith is head of adult programming at the Jefferson Parish Public Library.