Get the tools necessary for financial fitness and freedom at an eight-part workshop series held at East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd., in partnership with People’s Housing Plus. The classes are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and will cover these topics:
June 3: Introduction to financial management with Deneka Desroches, People's Housing+
Learn the basic terms of financial management and explore free programs designed to help manage your income and expenses.
June 10: My Money Habitude with Deneka Desroches, People's Housing+
Explore your money personality profile that connects with your financial behavior.
June 17: Creating a budget/spending plan with Deneka Desroches, People's Housing+
Analyze your April and May income and expenses to learn about your money habits and create a budget/spending plan for June.
June 24: Creating a savings goal with Diana Holmes, Chase Bank
Learn how to create a financial goal and stick to it.
July 1: Credit 101 with Diana Holmes, Chase Bank
Learn the importance of credit and how it affects your everyday life.
July 8: Home Buying 101 with Deneka Desroches, People's Housing+ and Reneé Davis, Chase Bank
Learn how to buy a home step-by-step working with a real estate agent and a mortgage lender.
July 15: Living within your means, with Deneka Desroches, People's Housing+
Learn debt management strategies, how to review credit reports for discrepancies, and ways to monitor your credit with Mint.com.
July 22: Vision board presentations
Present your 5-year plan using Canva to create a digital vision board.
Refreshments will be served during all sessions. Participants do not need to attend all eight. Register online at events.nolalibrary.org or call (504) 214.8275.
Access to Google platform and a Gmail account are required. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops/Macbooks, iPads/tablets to class.
FREE NOTARY SERVICES: Get your documents notarized for free at the New Orleans Public Library. Book a meeting with a certified notary public, a state official who verifies the identity of the signer or signers at:
- Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive; 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays
- East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd.; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays
- Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S Broad St.; 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturdays
- Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave.; 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Here's a list of things to bring to your appointment:
- All correctly filled out, unsigned documents (all signatures must be witnessed by notary),
- Photo identification for all parties involved,
- Witness or witnesses if required.
Notary services are limited to three documents per person, per visit. Services are not available for commercial businesses.
You do not need a library card to use this service, but appointments are required. Reserve a spot at nolalibrary.co/notary.
The library is seeking new certified notary publics for these services. If you’re interested in volunteering, email Rachel Bailey at email@example.com for more information.
Jane LeGros is the director of marketing and communications for the New Orleans Public Library.