Ascension Parish Library to host career, resource fair Oct. 21 in Gonzales

Looking for a new career or the right opportunity? Maybe you want to learn a new skill or trade. Ascension Parish Library will host a career and resource fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Gonzales Library.

Ascension Parish Library will host a career and resource fair Oct. 21.

Visit with area schools and employers, including Acadian Ambulance, Ascension Public Schools, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, BASF Corporation, Gonzales City Police, Rouses Markets and others.

Job seekers will be able to meet with representatives from these organizations and discuss available positions and application processes. Some may be looking to make immediate hires, so attendees might be able to interview on the spot. Attendees are encouraged to dress for success and bring copies of their resume.

There will be a workshop during the career fair at 11:30a.m. for anyone wanting to revamp a resume. Tips include how to use power words to get your resume a second glance.

Cornucopia Decorating Contest

Beginning Monday, Oct. 9, stop by the Dutchtown Library and pick up some basic supplies for designing a fall cornucopia. Use any materials from home to make your design come alive. Bring your finished showpiece to the library before Nov. 11 to be featured in our special display. Library staff and visitors will vote for their favorites. The cornucopia with the most votes will receive a prize.

The Ascension Parish Library is sponsoring a cornucopia decorating contest.

Contest rules:

  • Entries must be submitted by 12:30 p.m. Nov. 11.
  • Voting will take place Nov. 13 through 18.
  • Winners will be announced Nov. 20.
  • All cornucopias will be displayed until Dec. 1.
  • Cornucopias not picked up by Dec. 4 will be discarded.

Ascension Parish Library reserves the right to remove any item(s) deemed inappropriate.

Virtual Author Talks

Ascension Parish Library offers a free monthly virtual author talk series that provides opportunities to hear from bestselling, award-winning and highly acclaimed authors from around the world.

Rick Steves will discuss his book Oct. 10 during the Ascension Parish Library's virtual author talk.

Rick Steves, author of “Europe Through the Back Door” will be live online at 3 p.m. Oct. 10.

Tune in to connect with your favorite authors and participate in the conversations or watch the recordings of past presentations independently.

Participants can submit questions for the authors to answer during the live events. Find our Author webpage by visiting and clicking Events > Author Talks.

Registration is required to participate in live streams.

Make Comics with Robin Ha

Join New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Robin Ha to take your comic book ideas from thoughts to paper. Teens and tweens will get a comprehensive lesson on the creative process of making comics, from brainstorming your story and developing your characters to page layouts, at 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Gonzales branch.

Robin Ha will discuss her creative process Oct. 26 at the Gonzales branch of the Ascension Parish Library.

Ha is a Korean American cartoonist based in Virginia. She is the author and illustrator of Almost American Girl (which received the 2022-23 Louisiana Teen Reader’s Choice Award) and Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes, a New York Times bestselling cookbook graphic novel.

She is a 2020 Harvey Award nominee and 2021 Walter Award honoree. Her comics and illustrations have appeared in various publications, including The Washington Post, LA Times, and anthologies highlighting Asian American culture.

She is working on her third graphic novel, inspired by the Korean folklore of Gumiho. Registration is required to attend. Sign up by calling (225) 647-3955. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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