First, welcome to the Hangout. A couple of questions. What music do you like to listen to and want to learn how to play? What kind of banjo do you have? Do you know what style of playing you would like to try? If you can answer those questions, it will help other posters. And if you go to the "Learn" tab on the left side of this page, go to "find a teacher", check the appropriate boxes and you might find a teacher in your general location. Mike Gregory, a member here and a regular poster, lives not too far from you and might be able to help you.
Jo-Ann: Welcome to the hangout. You need to decide what type of music you want to play. Is it Bluegrass, a style like Earl Scruggs played, or old time clawhammer style (both of them would require a five string banjo,), or four string tenor banjo (perhaps jazz style). You need to do a bit of homework regarding this before you go and try to find a teacher. Spend some time here on the hangout, listen t as much banjo music as you can, start to figure out where it is you want to go. Then start looking for a teacher.
Note - it is good that you are starting by nuderstanding that a teacher is important. Too many come here thinkig they will learn on their own, which is misguided.
Don't be afraid to ask questions - we're a friendly group.
And heres the fun part. You may begin playing one style (lets say bluegrass) and discover along the way that youre enamored with some other style (ie, clawhammer) and want to learn everything that you can. Its great!!