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NEW ORLEANS P UB L IC L IB R A R Y

News, Events, & Featured Products AUGUST 2019

Late Fee Forgiveness Program runs through September 3.

SUMMER FUN Success Adult Writing Contest Winners Announced Harry & The Potters – Live at the Main Library


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SUMMER FUN Success

Bringing Library Users Back

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THANK YOU to the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library

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Event Listings

This year’s Summer Fun program was a smashing success with thousands of children, teens, and adults signing up and enjoying hundreds of programs throughout June and July. This was the most successful summer program the Library has ever held.

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Algiers Regional Library, 3 Alvar Library, 3–4 Central City Library, 4 Children’s Resource Center Library, 4 East New Orleans Regional Library, 5 Cita Dennis Hubbell Library, 6 Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, 6–8 Martin Luther King Library, 8

Summer fun

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 8–9 Main Library, 9–10

READ

Norman Mayer Library, 10–11

LEARN

Thank you to all who joined in the Summer Fun.

EXPLORE

Mid-City Library, 11–12 Nora Navra Library, 12–13

Adult Writing Contest Winners

Nix Library, 13 Robert E. Smith Library, 13

Harry & the Potters Live at Main Library Books & Barbers

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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s summer contest. A record number of submissions were received and judged by Library staff. To read the winning entries, visit nolalibrary.org, click For You in the main navigation, and select Contests. Contest winners read their work at a reception held at the Mid-City Library.

1ST PLACE – Raymond Russell, The Power of Reading 2ND PLACE – Gilbert Estrada, A Summer Season 3RD PLACE – Sarah Waits, Mississippi, U.S.A.

2017–2019 STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Champion Literacy Strengthen Communities Enrich Minds To learn more about the Library’s Strategic Plan, visit nolalibrary.org and click on About Us on the main navigation menu.


LATE FEE FORGIVENESS

Bringing Library Users Back Late Fee Forgiveness Program runs through September 3 Guinness World Records maintains the world’s largest fine paid for an overdue library book was $345.14. Amanda Hiern’s late fees were well-short of that sum, but they were still a roadblock. “A fine is a fine,” Hiern said, “And when you don’t have it, you don’t have it.” Her fines were late fees for DVDs—one of her favorite library items. She says she’s always telling people to go to the Library for all those bingeworthy shows. She doesn’t have premium cable or streaming services, so the Library’s collection of DVDs keeps her in the pop culture loop. That is, until her account became blocked due to late fees. “I think fines definitely keep people away. They kept me away,” Hiern said. “We’re all human. Things come back late. Things get stolen. Kids lose things just as easily as we do.” For Hiern, and for so many of her fellow community members, there’s a new reason to celebrate their local Library system – fine amnesty. As part of the City’s broader Amnesty Late Fee Forgiveness Program, residents can clear past-due accounts with parking and camera tickets, sales and hotel/motel taxes, code enforcement violations, and yes —even Library fines. Now that Hiern’s fines are cleared, she can start using her Library again, to keep up with one of her favorite authors: Laura Lippman. In addition to checking out DVDs and books, over the years, she has used the Library to apply for jobs, print résumés and learn new skills. It’s been a place to study, to connect, and to participate in an institution she loves so much. “It’s so good to be back,” Hiern said. “I missed my Library. I’ve always been a Library user. It has literally saved my life. When I was looking for a job, when I just needed something to do, this is my place. The Library should be the one place where we all feel we can be, whether we need it or we just want it.”

About the Late Fee Forgiveness Program • The program runs through September 3. • A one-time waiver of fines of up to $100 is available to all Library cardholders.

• Participants can use the program to get a replacement card for free.

• To participate in the program, bring a picture ID or Library Card to any Library location and ask a Library staff member for assistance. For more information about the program, visit nolalibrary.org.

Through mid-July, 2,395 Library Users have participated in the Late Fee Forgiveness Program, 518 of which have been children and teens.

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SUMMER FUN

THAN K YO U to the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library for your continued financial support of the SuMMER FUN program.

Summer fun READ

LEARN

EXPLORE

The Library would also like to thank the following organizations that helped put the fun in SUMMER FUN:

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Community Book Center

Ogden Museum's Teen Docent

New Orleans Gulf South Book Sellers Association

Steamboat Natchez WWNO – 89.9


AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

ALGIERS REGIONAL LIBRARY

welcome. Call the Library at 596-2641 for this month’s selection. Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

3014 Holiday Dr // 596-2641

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 6–7:30PM, A Trilingual Poetry &

M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 1pm–5pm

Musical Performance by FERMÍN – Dominican singer and writer FERMÍN will recite works from his bilingual poetry book Pisando Mi Sombra (Walking My Shadow) and perform songs and rhythms in Portugués, English, and Spanish.

ON VIEW DAILY, DURING LIBRARY HOURS, Ancient Algiers

Art Exhibit – Local photographer Natasha Sanchez captures lumen prints that are exposed by the sun. In this series, she showcases a variety of flora native to Algiers dating back to when it was a cypress forest. MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 10AM–3PM, YES! Community

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 10AM–12PM, Louisiana Tourism

Update – Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser will provide us with an update on the growing Louisiana tourism industry.

Education – Designed for beginner to intermediate skill levels to learn how to set up emails, print documents, search the Internet, create résumés, or fill out job and school applications. Enrollment required.

WEDNESDAYS, AUGUST 14 & 28, 4–5PM, Lego Club – Build

MONDAYS–FRIDAYS, THROUGH AUGUST 9, DURING LIBRARY

Resurrection of Steam Locomotive 745 – Ed Ernewein, director of the Louisiana Steam Train Association (LASTA) and a LASTA board member since 2016, will talk in detail about Southern Pacific (SP) 745 as it relates to Algiers history. In partnership with Algiers Historical Society.

HOURS, Summertime Snacks & Meals for Youth – The Library

and Second Harvest Food Bank have partnered to provide free snacks for youth this summer. Snacks are provided all day, meals from 4–5pm. All food is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and is for youth under the age of 18. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. TUESDAYS, 10:30–11:30AM, Baby & Toddler Storytime –

Read, sing, talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children from birth–2 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. TUESDAYS, 11AM–12PM, One-on-One Computer Tutoring

– Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the Library offers. THURSDAYS, 5–6PM, Reading to Thor – Thor, a licensed

therapy dog, provides a patient and receptive audience for reluctant readers—and kids who just love dogs—to practice reading aloud. SATURDAYS, 2:30–3:30PM, Storytime – Open to all families

and caregivers with children ages 5 & over. THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 5:30–7PM, In Stitches – Bring a

knitting, crochet, or needlecraft project and join area crafters to share ideas, inspiration, and conversation. Knitting and crochet instruction is available on request, and limited supplies are provided for beginners trying out a new craft. Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month. TUESDAYS, AUGUST 6 & 20, 4–6PM, Teen Game Day – Get

and play with a wide assortment of Lego bricks. For ages 8–14. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 10AM–12PM, The Life, Death and

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 1–3PM, Algiers Writing Group – Calling

writers of all genres (poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, novels, etc.) for the opportunity to meet and discuss your work. Writers of all levels are welcome. Meets on the 4th Sunday of the month. TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 6:30–7:45PM, Know Your Rights–

Led by a team from the Orleans Public Defenders office, this presentation offers information on how to interact with law enforcement in a variety of scenarios.

ALVAR LIBRARY 913 Alvar St // 504-596-2667 M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun Closed MONDAYS–FRIDAYS, THROUGH AUGUST 9, 12–1PM,

Summertime Meals for Youth – The Library and Second Harvest Food Bank have partnered to provide free lunches for youth this summer. All food is provided on a first-come, firstserved basis and is for youth under the age of 18. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. TUESDAYS, 11AM–12PM, Toddler Storytime – Read, sing,

write, and play together in a format designed for children ages 2–3 years and a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

your game on in the Library. Come unwind at the Library after school and play video and classic board games or learn new card games in the teen room. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

THURSDAYS, 11AM–1PM, One-on-One Computer Tutoring

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 5–6PM, West Bank Book Club –

THURSDAYS, 5:30–7PM, Community Composting with

Discuss a new book each month. New members are always

– Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the Library offers. Compost NOW – Bring frozen food scraps to this weekly food waste drop-off. For more information, visit nolalibrary.org.

All programs are free and open to the public. To request interpretation of Library programs for the hearing-imparied, call 504-896-2583.

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AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

THURSDAYS, 6–7PM, Infinite Summer Book Club at Parleaux

Beer Lab – Looking for a summer reading challenge? Join the Infinite Summer Book Club and read 100 pages of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest each week. Then meet up with others to discuss. Parleaux Beer Lab is located at 634 Lesseps St. THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 6–7:30PM, A Trilingual Poetry &

CHILDREN’S RESOURCE CENTER LIBRARY 913 Napoleon Ave // 504-596-2628 M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun Closed

Musical Performance by FERMÍN – Dominican singer and writer FERMÍN will recite works from his bilingual poetry book Pisando Mi Sombra (Walking My Shadow) and perform songs and rhythms in Portugués, English, and Spanish.

MONDAYS, 4–5:30PM, Community Composting with

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 5–6PM, Tai Chi in the Garden –

all ages and their caregivers are welcome to attend. A light snack will be provided. Sponsored by Louisiana Healthcare Connections.

Tai Chi is a martial art derived from the principles of relaxing, grounding, releasing tension, and staying present in the moment. Learn these ancient techniques in the Alvar garden. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 6:30–8PM, Barcation at BJ's Bywater

Compost NOW – Bring frozen food scraps to this weekly food waste drop-off. For more information, visit nolalibrary.org. TUESDAYS, 10:30–11:15AM, Storytime & Snack – Children of

WEDNESDAYS, 10:30–11:30AM, Preschool Storytime – Read,

sing, talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children ages 3–5 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

– Listen to local authors read their work or tell a story. Or participate and read your own. Choose any theme. For ages 21 & over. Registration recommended by calling the Library but not required. BJ's is located at 4301 Burgundy St.

THURSDAYS, 10:30–11:30AM, Baby Storytime – Read, sing,

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1–2PM, Drag Queen Story Hour –

Craft – Read a fun story, and make a fabulous related craft. Designed for children of all ages and their caregivers. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

Listen to the beautiful and talented Vanessa and friends read stories. Designed for children of all ages and their caregivers. Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children from birth–2 years and a caregiver. Siblings welcome. MONDAYS, AUGUST 5, 19 & 26, 4:30–5:15PM, Storytime &

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 3:30–4:30PM, T(w)een Crafting

Series: LittleBits Musical Circuits – Create electronic music by creating and connecting LittleBits circuits. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 11AM–1PM, Lego Club – Meets on the

CENTRAL CITY LIBRARY Mahalia Jackson Center, 2405 Jackson Ave, Ste. C-235 // 596-3110 M–Th 10am–7pm, Fri 11am–4pm, Sat & Sun Closed MONDAYS–FRIDAYS, BY APPOINTMENT, One-on-One

Computer Tutoring – Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the Library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 596-3110. MONDAYS, 4–5PM, Monday Crafternoons – Learn to make a

variety of recreational arts and crafts projects. From sculpting to buttonmaking, you'll get a chance to try something new each week. TUESDAYS, 10–11AM, Preschool Storytime – Read, sing, talk,

write, and play together in a format designed for children ages 3– 5 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. THURSDAYS, 4–5PM, Lego Club – Build and play with a wide

2nd Saturday of the month. MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 4:30–5:15PM, La Hora Del Cuento/Bi-

lingual Spanish Storytime – Open to all families and caregivers with children of all ages. Sponsored by the Tulane Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Library’s Pebbles Center. Meets on the 2nd Mondays of the month. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 3:30–4:30PM, T(w)een Craft Series:

DIY Pinback Buttons – Make your own pinback buttons using our pinback button machine. SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 10:30–11:30AM, Drag Queen Sto-

ry Hour – Read stories and celebrate diversity. Attendees are welcome to dress up in their finest and wildest attire. All ages are welcome. SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 11:30AM–1:30PM, Knitting & Craft-

ing Circle – Please bring your own project and supplies to our knitting, crocheting, tatting, and crafting Circle. Herbal tea will be served. Meets on the last Saturday of the month.

assortment of Lego bricks. For ages 7–12.

– Sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

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Occasionally, event dates and times change. Check nolalibrary.org or call the Library location to confirm the most current event information.


AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 10–11:30AM, Community

EAST NEW ORLEANS REGIONAL LIBRARY 5641 Read Blvd // 596-0200 M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 1pm–5pm MONDAYS–FRIDAYS, THROUGH AUGUST 10, 10–11AM & 3–4:45PM, Summertime Snacks for Youth – The Library and

Second Harvest Food Bank have partnered to provide free snacks for youth this summer. All food is provided on a first-come, firstserved basis and is for youth under the age of 18. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. TUESDAYS, 5–6PM, Preschool Storytime – Read, sing, talk,

write, and play together in a format designed for children ages 3–5 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. SUNDAYS, 2–3PM, Drop In Crafts for Everyone – Simple crafts

for all ages. All supplies provided. THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 5:30–7:30PM, BYOWine & Coloring –

Enjoy a relaxing environment with wine and coloring. For ages 21 & over. MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 10AM–12PM, Tech Goes Home:

Beginner Computer Skills for Adults – Improve your tech skills with this course led by our certified instructor. We will cover a different topic during each session, including Internet for beginners, creating email addresses, and more. Additional dates: August 9, 14, 17, 19, 21, 26 & 30. MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 5–6PM, DIY School Supplies – Decorate

your school supplies and get ready for the school year. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own. TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 10:30AM–4PM, Community Office

Hours with the Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office – Representatives from various city departments will be available to answer questions. Additional dates: August 12, 14, 20, 26 & 28. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1–3PM, Urban Fiction Book Club

– Discuss a new book each month. New members are always welcome. Call the Library at 504-596-0200 or stop by to find out what we're reading. Refreshments will be provided. TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 5–6PM, Teen Test Kitchen: After-

School Snacks – Make your own after-school snacks from simple ingredients that are so easy you'll be able to recreate them at home. TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 6–7PM, Craft Circle – Calling all

crafters. Bring your knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, or other project for a relaxing night at the Library. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 5–6PM, Teen Advisory Board –

Conversation with Council Member Cyndi Nguyen – Join the East New Orleans community in an open conversation with District E City Council Member Cyndi Nguyen. She will be available to discuss your ideas for growing a successful community in the years to come. Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2–4PM, Adult Book Club – Discuss a

new book each month. New members are always welcome. Call the Library at 596-0200 for this month’s selection. Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 5–6PM, Teen Game Night – Enjoy

board games, video games, and snacks. Challenge your friends to a game of UNO. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 6–7:30PM, Know Your Rights –

Led by a team from the Orleans Public Defenders office, this presentation offers information on how to interact with law enforcement in a variety of scenarios. Sewing Circle – Learn the basics and beyond to improve your sewing skills. Our local seamstress will teach you everything you need to know to get started sewing at home. All ages are welcome but space is limited. SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 10AM–12PM,

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 5–6PM, Slime – Make your own

slime. All supplies provided. For ages 5 & over.

BOOKS-BY-MAIL Books-by-Mail provides free home book delivery for Library users who are unable to leave their home due to permanent or temporary disability. The Books-by-Mail service is available to all residents of Orleans Parish over eighteen years of age with a library card and who are homebound due to medical or mobility issues. For more information on Books-by-Mail, visit nolalibrary.org or any Library location, or call the Library’s information line at 504-596-2570.

Earn community service hours, eat food, and help decide what you want to see at your Library.

All programs are free and open to the public. To request interpretation of Library programs for the hearing-imparied, call 504-896-2583.

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AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

CITA DENNIS HUBBELL LIBRARY 725 Pelican Ave // 596-3113 M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun Closed

ROSA F. KELLER LIBRARY & COMMUNITY CENTER 4300 S Broad Avenue // 596-2660

MONDAYS–FRIDAYS, BY APPOINTMENT, One-on-One

M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun Closed

Computer Tutoring – Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the Library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 596-3113.

MONDAYS, 11–11:30AM, Baby & Toddler Storytime – Read,

MONDAYS, 4–5PM, Reading to Thor – Thor, a licensed therapy

dog, provides a patient and receptive audience for reluctant readers—and kids who just love dogs—to practice reading aloud. MONDAYS–THURSDAYS, 4:30–6:30PM, Drop-In Homework

Help – Need help with your homework? Ask at the desk. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 10:30–11:30AM, Raising Readers

sing, talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children from birth–3 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. MONDAYS & TUESDAYS, BY APPOINTMENT, One-onOne Computer Tutoring – Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the Library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 596-2660. MONDAYS–WEDNESDAYS, 10:30AM–4PM, Community Office

Storytime – Read, sing, talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children from birth–5 years and their caregivers.

Hours with the Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office – Representatives from various city departments will be available to answer questions.

THURSDAYS, 5–6PM, Comic Book Club – Are you interested in

MONDAYS, 6–7:30PM, Toastmasters – A public speaking

comics? If so, meet others at the Library who share your comic book interests. Talk about your favorite heroes and movies, and discover new comics you might enjoy. SATURDAYS, 10:30AM & 2PM, Saturday Movies at Hubbell –

group which empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. TUESDAYS, 3–4PM, Teen Tuesday – A different activity every

Join us for family movies every Saturday. To see the scheduled movies, visit nolalibrary.org. Refreshments are provided.

week, designed for teens by teens. We play games, make slime, learn life skills, do science, arts and crafts, and more. For ages 13–17.

SATURDAYS, 2–3:30PM, Community Composting with

TUESDAYS, 6–7PM, La Table Louisianaise: Louisiana French

Compost NOW – Bring frozen food scraps to this weekly food waste drop-off. For more information, visit nolalibrary.org. TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 6:30–8PM, Author Night with Kevin

Gilheany – Kevin P. Gilheany had 2 dreams: to join the Coast Guard and to play the bagpipes. A very eventful and diverse 20year Coast Guard career, including bagpipe-playing, makes for an exciting read. Sponsored by the Friends of Hubbell Library. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 10:30–11:30AM, New Orleans Neigh-

bors Storytime: Rolling Elvi Edition – Summer heat got you down? Put a smile on that "Hound Dog" face, lace up your "Blue Suede Shoes," and get "All Shook Up" with a Rolling Elvi Storytime, with dance lessons from the Jailhouse Rockers. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 5–7PM, Teen Movie Night– Watch a

Saturday night movie with some popcorn and refreshments. For ages 18 & under. TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 6:30–8PM, Local Libations– Ever

wonder how whiskey is made or where gin gets its flavor from? Seven Three Distilling Co. will explain their line of spirits and what makes them so distinctly New Orleans. For ages 21 & over. Sponsored by the Friends of Hubbell Library.

Conversation and Discussion Group – A group for learning and discussion of the French of Louisiana, including its origins, its present condition, and its future. All levels of fluency welcome. For more information, contact Sam Craft at 427-9375 or atablelouisianaise@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Broadmoor Improvement Association. TUESDAYS, 6–7:45PM, English Conversation Circle – A

supportive, relaxed environment for those who want to strengthen their English-speaking skills. Specifically designed for the ESL community. Sponsored by the Broadmoor Improvement Association. WEDNESDAYS (except August 28), 5–7PM, Ask About

Medicare – Have Medicare questions? Come in for a personalized one-on-one educational drop-in and get the answers. Don’t keep yourself in the dark when making decisions about your Medicare needs. WEDNESDAYS IN AUGUST, 6–7PM, Teen Health with Planned

Parenthood – A health educator from Planned Parenthood will discuss topics that affect teens, including health relationships, identity, and protection methods. Snacks will be served at every session. In partnership with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

– Sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

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Occasionally, event dates and times change. Check nolalibrary.org or call the Library location to confirm the most current event information.


AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

WEDNESDAYS, 6–7PM, Spanish Conversation Circle – An

WEDNEDAY, AUGUST 7, 3:30–5:30PM, Afterschool

informal, supportive conversation circle for beginners or those wishing to improve their fluency. Sponsored by the Broadmoor Improvement Association.

Snacktivity: Video Game Day – Hang out with your friends and play video games at the Library. We’ve got a number of Nintendo Switch games to choose from. For ages 11–17. Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

WEDNESDAYS, 6–7PM & SATURDAYS, 10–10:45AM, Notary

Public Services provided by volunteers – Call 596-2660 in advance to confirm a volunteer will be in attendance. Notary services are not available to businesses. Limited to 5 stamps per person. Sponsored by the Broadmoor Improvement Association. THURSDAYS, 10AM–12PM, Drop In & Play – Enjoy play time,

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 6–7PM, Reading to Rover – Reading to

Rover is an opportunity to share the unconditional love of dogs with children who want to read, practice reading aloud, or who may not have a pet of their own. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Sponsored by and made possible by the Visiting Pet Program.

meet new friends, and share Lego Duplo, Play-Doh, and puzzles. Open to all families and caregivers with children age 1–5. No registration is needed.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1–3:30PM, Friday Movie Matinée – Enjoy

THURSDAYS, 10AM–2PM, Mahjong Meetup – Play the ancient

Chinese tile game with others.

– Enjoy a sparkling beverage with friends and make a clay sculpture to keep. For ages 13–17.

FRIDAYS (except August 23), 10AM–12PM, Snap Assistance

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 3:30–5:30PM, After-School

and Case Management – Need help applying or managing your SNAP account? For more information or to make an appointment, call 249-5130 or email counselorintern@ broadmoorimprovement.com. Sponsored by the Broadmoor Improvement Association.

Escapades: Murder in the Library – We challenge you to a game of Clue with Mr. Green, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, Miss White, and Miss Peacock. Miss Scarlett always rolls first. For ages 11–17.

SATURDAYS, 10AM–12PM, BY APPOINTMENT, Citizenship

neighborhood group for people who love to read and get together to discuss ideas. August's selection is The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Assistance – Volunteers with the Order of St. Lazarus will offer one-on-one assistance for those preparing to become U. S. citizens. Reservations required. Call 504-861-2875 to make an appointment. In partnership with the Order of St. Lazarus. Sponsored by the Broadmoor Improvement Association. SATURDAYS, 10:30AM–12PM, Community Composting with

Compost NOW – Bring frozen food scraps to this weekly food waste drop-off. For more information, visit nolalibrary.org. SATURDAYS, 11AM–12PM, Preschool Storytime – Read, sing,

talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children ages 3–5 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

popcorn and a show with us. For ages 18 & over. TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 5–6PM, Teen Tuesday: Sip & Sculpt

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 6–7:30PM, Book Gumbo – A

MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 6–7:30PM, Creative Writing Workshop

– In this dynamic adult writing workshop, students will produce, share, and critique texts while learning how to develop character, voice, and style. Registration required by emailing mlopez@ nolalibrary.org or calling 596-2660. TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 5–6PM, Teen Tuesday: Comix 'n Chill

– We will bring snacks, drinks, and comic books. You bring the chill. For ages 13 - 17.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 6–7PM, Young Writers’ Workshop

– You’re never too young to be an author. We are a group of young adults who aspire to be novelists, poets, memoirists, and storywriters. Registration required by emailing kbalma@ nolalibrary.org or calling 504-596-2660. TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 4–5:30PM, Crescent City Reading

Buddies Book Club – The Crescent City Reading Buddies Book Club partners middle school student volunteers with younger children ages 2–7 to read one-on-one helping to build literacy skills. TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 5–6PM, Teen Tuesday: Teen Advisory

PRONUNCIATOR Learn one of 80 languages, practice English as a Second Language, or study for the citizenship test. To access Pronunciator, visit nolalibrary.org, click Borrow, click e-Resources, and select Research & Learning.

Board – Need volunteer/leadership experience for your college and job applications? Want to have a say in what the Library plans for teens? Share your ideas with us in a relaxed environment. For ages 13–17. Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month. All programs are free and open to the public. To request interpretation of Library programs for the hearing-imparied, call 504-896-2583.

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AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 3:30–5:30PM, After-School

Escapades: Franken-Tshirts – Bring us your torn and worn-out t-shirts. We'll show you how to salvage or up-cycle them. For ages 11–17. FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 11AM–1PM, How do you Cook Dat – A

public speaking, communication, and leadership skills. For ages 18 & over. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 3:30–4:30PM, Art Therapy – Show your

art, writing, music, costumes, etc. Express how you feel and who you are in a judgment- and critique-free space.

monthly cooking class where participants learn how to cook delicious, nutritious meals that are inspired by the products offered at the Broadmoor Food Pantry. Please call 249-5130 or email counselorintern@broadmoorimprovement.com to sign up. Spots are limited. Meets on the 4th Friday of the month. Sponsored by the Broadmoor Improvement Association.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 12–1:30PM, Community Conversation

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 5–6PM, Teen Tuesday: Roblox Life –

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 6–7PM, Workforce Development

Eat pizza and talk Roblox strategy with people who love the game as much as you do. For ages 13–17. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 3:30–5:30PM, After-School

Escapades: Locker Decor – By now you probably have a locker, but have you decorated it yet? We can help with that. Stop by for tips and crafts designed especially for school lockers. For ages 11–17.

with Council Member Cyndi Nguyen – Join the Lower Ninth Ward community in an open conversation with District E City Council Member Cyndi Nguyen. She will be available to discuss your ideas for growing a successful community in the years to come. Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Series: Effective Résumé Writing – Learn the details of résumé creation, why résumé formatting is so important, and how to think like an interviewer.

MILTON H. LATTER MEMORIAL LIBRARY 5120 St. Charles Ave // 596-2625

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. LIBRARY 1611 Caffin Ave // 596-2695 M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun Closed MONDAYS–SATURDAYS, BY APPOINTMENT, One-on-One

Computer Tutoring –Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the Library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 596-2695. MONDAYS, 3:30–4:30PM, Game Day – Play video, board, and

card games. MONDAYS, 5:30–7PM, Community Composting – Bring

frozen food scraps to this weekly food waste drop-off. For more information, visit nolalibrary.org. TUESDAYS, 4–6PM, Homework Club – Bring your homework

to the Library. Peer assistance is encouraged, and a staff member will be available for research questions. Break time crafts and snacks provided. For students of all ages. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 3:30–5:00PM, Back to School

Scavenger Hunt with Dewey Decimal – Learn about the Dewey Decimal System and use it as a guide to find cool prizes hidden around the Library. For ages 6–12. WEDNESDAYS, AUGUST 14 & 28, 6–7:30PM, SisterHearts

Speech Club – A fun, supportive, and positive learning experience where members and guests are empowered to develop

M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 1pm–5pm TUESDAYS, 10:30–11AM, Toddler Storytime – Read, sing, talk,

write, and play together in a format designed for children ages 2–3 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. WEDNESDAYS, 10:30–11:30AM, Baby Storytime – Read, sing,

talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children from birth–2 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. WEDNESDAYS, 12:30–2PM, Community Composting – Bring

frozen food scraps to this weekly food waste drop-off. For more information, visit nolalibrary.org. FRIDAYS, 10AM–12PM, Drop In & Play – Enjoy some play time

at the Library. Meet new friends while sharing blocks, puzzles, imaginative toys, and engaging STEAM activities. For ages 1–5. SATURDAYS, 10:30–11AM, Raising Readers Storytime – Read,

sing, talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children from birth–5 years and their caregivers. SUNDAYS, 1–2PM, E-Resources Happy Hour – Learn about

the electronic resources, including e-books and audiobooks, available through the Library. Bring your laptop, smart phone, tablet, or e-reader for individual assistance. SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1–2PM, STEAM Saturdays: Milk Glue

– Make glue from milk, then use it to create collages. SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2–3PM, Poetry Buffet – Local poets

read from their own work each month. Meets on the 1st Saturday of the month.

– Sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

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Occasionally, event dates and times change. Check nolalibrary.org or call the Library location to confirm the most current event information.


AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 5:30–6PM, Pajama Storytime – Join us

for a special evening-themed Storytime. Pajamas and stuffed friends encouraged. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 11AM–12:30PM, Bookie Boomers

Book Club – Discuss a new book each month. New members are always welcome. August's selection is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 6–7PM, Southern Nights Book Club

– Discuss a new book about the South by Southern authors each month. New members are always welcome. August's selection is Varina by Charles Frazier. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

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dough – Learn how to make your own play-dough. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 3–4PM, Pre-Teen Book Club – Discuss

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 6–7PM

a new book each month with friends. New members are always welcome. For ages 9–12. August's selection is Lumberjanes Volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Shannon Watters. Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

Witches, wizards, squibs, and muggles of all ages are invited to this kid-friendly Harry Potter-themed rock show. Costumes are encouraged.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 6–8PM, Wine & Coloring – For ages

21 and over. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1–2PM, STEAM Saturdays: DIY

Kaleidoscope – Learn how to make your own kaleidoscope.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1–2PM, STEAM Saturdays:

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Newspaper Tables – Learn how to build a table or stool from newspaper. TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 5–6:30PM, April’s Crafty Hands – Knit,

crochet, and share ideas. This group also donates blankets and children’s accessories to the Louisiana Foster Care organization. For more information, contact Eileen at eryan@tulane.edu. Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 6–7:45PM, A Book Club Named De-

sire – Discuss a new book each month. New members are always welcome. August's selection is Solitary by Albert Woodfox. Meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1–2PM, STEAM Saturdays: Spaghet-

tic Tower – Can you build a tower out of spaghetti?

219 Loyola Ave // 596-2560 M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 1pm–5pm ON VIEW DAILY, DURING LIBRARY HOURS, New Orleans 300:

Female Enterprise: Women Business and Property Owners in New Orleans – Celebrate the contributions of women to the building of New Orleans. This exhibit highlights both popular figures like the Baroness Pontalba and everyday shop owners. DAILY, DURING LIBRARY HOURS, Craft Corner – Make a fun

simple craft with supplies and examples provided. We will have a new craft every two weeks. This is a passive craft for children, located in the Alan and Cecilia Sands Early Literacy Center. Assistance from a guardian is recommended for younger ages. MONDAYS–THURSDAYS BY RESERVATION, 10AM–6PM, YES!

Adult Education – Enrolled students receive individualized teaching focused on academic skills, workforce development, and technological knowledge. Enrollment is required by calling 596-3842 or emailing yes@ymcaneworleans.org. WEDNESDAYS, 3–5:30PM, Yu-Gi-Oh! Wednesdays – Teen

duelists of all skill levels are welcome to play. Bring your own deck. THURSDAYS, 8:30–10AM, Community Composting with

Compost NOW – Bring frozen food scraps to this weekly food waste drop-off. For more information, visit nolalibrary.org. All programs are free and open to the public. To request interpretation of Library programs for the hearing-imparied, call 504-896-2583.

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AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

THURSDAYS, 10–11:30AM, Computer Class for Adults –

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 5:30–7:30PM, Best Buy Teen

Designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Classes are limited to 18 students first come, first served. View our website or call 596-2560 for upcoming topics.

Tech Center Community Night – Community Night is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come view the space and see the projects teens have been creating and working on. The Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the New Orleans Public Library is made possible by grant funds from Best Buy and The Clubhouse Network, a collaboration with the MIT Media Lab. Learn more about the Best Buy Teen Tech Center on our website. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

THURSDAYS, 1–5PM, New Directions Project– Free counseling

and case management for individuals who are homeless and have experienced substance use or abuse in their lives. Sessions can be in an individual or group setting. To make an appointment, contact Jenn Vigue at 504-822-0800 or jvigue@fsgno.org. In partnership with Family Service of Greater New Orleans. FRIDAYS, 12:30–1:30PM, & SATURDAYS, 10:30–11:30AM,

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2–3PM, Silent Storytime – An audible

delight that doesn't make a sound. We'll listen together—each wearing headphones—to stories, poems, essays, music, and more. Check out headphones at the 1st floor Connection Circle.

Raising Readers Storytime – Read, sing, talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children from birth–5 years and their caregivers.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2–4PM, Anime Club – In the Teen

FRIDAYS, 3–4PM, Xbox Afternoon – Teens, bring your own

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 3–4:30PM, littleBits Inventor Club

Zone on the second floor. Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

chess. Open to adults and teens, beginners and skilled players.

– Learn, play, and build with littleBits, featuring a different design challenge each month. Open to all skill levels. For ages 8–17 and their caregivers.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2–4PM, Video Game Day – Play your

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2–4PM, Tabletop Gaming – In the

rated T games or play ours. SATURDAYS, 1–4PM, Saturday Chess League – Learn and play

favorite video games on the second floor in the Teen Zone. It's all free so bring a friend.

Teen Zone on the second floor. Meets on the 4th Saturday of the month.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2–3:30PM, Coffee & Coloring

– Enjoy a relaxing environment with coffee, coloring, and conversation. Coloring materials are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 6–7PM, Harry & The Potters – A kid-

friendly rock show where it's okay to be loud at the Library. This event is appropriate for witches, wizards, squibs, and muggles of all ages. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2–4PM, Teen Movie Matinée – In the

Teen Zone on the second floor. Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month. SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2:30–3:30PM, Queer Book Club –

Connect with other LGBTQ+ folks over tea and radical books. Email vplotkin@nolalibrary.org for this month's title. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 4:30–7:30PM, CTRL-Z – Who

needs jetpacks and self-driving cars when you can come to CTRL-Z’s retro tech get together. Check out tech from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. We’re gonna party like it’s 1999. Snacks provided. Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 6–7:30PM, The Accident of Color: A

Story of Race in Reconstruction – Journalist and author Daniel Brook will discuss his new book and the research methods that enabled him to bring to life Reconstruction-era civil rights struggles in Charleston and New Orleans.

NORMAN MAYER LIBRARY 3001 Gentilly Blvd // 596-3100 M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 1pm–5pm MONDAYS & TUESDAYS, 10AM–12PM, One-on-One Computer

Tutoring – Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the Library offers. MONDAYS–FRIDAYS, THROUGH AUGUST 2, 2–4PM,

Summertime Snacks for Youth – The Library and Second Harvest Food Bank have partnered to provide free snacks for youth this summer. All food is provided on a first-come, firstserved basis and is for youth under the age of 18. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. WEDNESDAYS, 10:30–11:30 AM, Baby & Toddler Storytime –

Read, sing, talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children from birth–3 years and their caregivers. SATURDAYS, 3–4PM, Lego Club – Build and play with a wide

assortment of Lego bricks. SUNDAYS, 2–3:30PM, Community Composting with Compost

NOW – Bring frozen food scraps to this weekly food waste dropoff. For more information, visit nolalibrary.org.

– Sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

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Occasionally, event dates and times change. Check nolalibrary.org or call the Library location to confirm the most current event information.


AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 11AM–12PM, Philip Melancon: "Melon

Songs" – Be entertained with musician/storyteller Philip Melancon and his show "Melon Songs." A former elementary school teacher, Phil has been performing around New Orleans for over 2 decades. SATURDAYS, AUGUST 3 & 17, 10AM–1PM, Divine Design

Sewing Class – Skill building, creativity, respect, responsibility, perseverance, and self-discipline can be learned through the art of sewing. For girls ages 13–17. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1–3PM, Teen Movie Matinée– Hang

out and watch a movie in the teen room. Light refreshments provided. Movies shown will be PG-13 and under. Parental guidance suggested. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 2–3PM, Tabletop Gaming – Hang out

and play board, card, or tabletop games in the teen room. Play one of our games, or bring your own. THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 5:30–6:30PM, Booked for Murder

Book Club – Discuss a new book each month. New members are always welcome. Call the Library at 596-3100 for this month's selection. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1–3PM, K-Pop Day – Watch videos

from your favorite K-pop artists and K-dramas while sampling Korean snacks. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1–3PM, Teen Book Club –Discuss a

new YA book each month with friends. New members are always welcome. For ages 10–17.

MID-CITY LIBRARY 4140 Canal St // 596-2654 M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun Closed MONDAYS–FRIDAYS, BY APPOINTMENT, One-on-One

Computer Tutoring – Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the Library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 596-2654. On Thursdays, from 12–2pm, a Tulane University intern is on-hand to help you with your computer needs. No appointment necessary. WEDNESDAYS, 12–1PM, Relax and Restore – Meditation can

reduce stress, improve concentration, and help manage emotions. Unplug and unwind in the meeting room with this mid-day meditation session. Registration encouraged at nolalibrary.org. WEDNESDAYS, 5–7PM, Teen Anime Club – Love anime?

Want a chill environment to watch the latest cutting edge anime and eat snacks? Interested in free manga and comics drawing tutorials? We’ve got the club for you. For ages 12–18. WEDNESDAYS, 5:30–7PM, Community Composting with

Compost NOW – Bring frozen food scraps to this weekly food waste drop-off. For more information, visit nolalibrary.org. THURSDAYS, 11AM–12PM, Toddler Storytime – Read, sing,

talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children ages 2–3 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 6–7:30PM, Citizen Science with I See

Hoopla now supports Amazon Alexa devices, so you can play borrowed audiobooks and music albums directly on your Amazon Echo, Dot, Spot, and Show devices. To access Hoopla, visit nolalibrary.org, click e-Resources on the main navigation, and select Listen.

Change – Learn about citizen science projects around the country, and find out how you can help collect information about climate and weather in New Orleans. Registration is encouraged at nolalibrary.org. TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 12:30–2PM, Know Your Rights – Led

by a team from the Orleans Public Defenders office, this presentation offers information on how to interact with law enforcement in a variety of scenarios. MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 5:30–7:30PM, Family Storytime –

Designed for children ages 3–5years and their caregivers. Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month. In partnership with the Mid-City Rotary Club and with pizza provided by Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza. THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 6–7PM, Bystander Response Training

– Before first responders arrive, you can save a life by knowing how to provide hands-only CPR, administer Naloxone, and stop bleeding. This two-hour class will teach participants how to identify someone who has overdosed from opioids, gone into cardiac arrest, or has uncontrolled bleeding. The training is free

All programs are free and open to the public. To request interpretation of Library programs for the hearing-imparied, call 504-896-2583.

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AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

and no medical background is needed. To learn more or sign up, visit ready.nola.gov/training. In partnership with the New Orleans Health Department. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 6–7:30PM, A Trilingual Poetry &

TUESDAYS, 6–7PM, Notary Public Services – Call 596-3118

in advance to confirm a volunteer will be in attendance. Notary services are not available to businesses. Limited to 5 stamps per person.

Musical Performance by FERMÍN – Dominican singer and writer FERMÍN will recite works from his bilingual poetry book Pisando Mi Sombra (Walking My Shadow) and perform songs and rhythms in Portugués, English, and Spanish.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 4:30–6PM, ToNN-O-Fun: The

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 6:30–7:45PM, Executive Functioning

looks, fresh books. Free haircuts for kids with Library cards. Professional barbers Jonas Minor and Kevin Kimbrough will be onsite. For ages 5 - 12. Registration required at nolalibrary.org.

for Parents – Executive functions are cognitive processes that help us get things done. Jeanne Develle will provide strategies for parents to help their children with organization, planning, and time management.

Scavenger Hunt – Use your amazing brains to find clues hidden throughout the Library. Prizes for those who complete the hunt. SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 11AM–4PM, Books & Barbers – Fresh

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 4:30–6PM, ToNN-O-Fun: Paint

It! – Explore your artistic side through paints. We will have watercolors and acrylics as well as mini canvases to work on. No experience necessary.

NORA NAVRA LIBRARY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 10AM–12PM, Bystander Response

1902 St. Bernard Ave // 596-3118

One Computer Tutoring – Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the Library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 596-3118.

Training – Before first responders arrive, you can save a life by knowing how to provide hands-only CPR, administer Naloxone, and stop bleeding. This two-hour class will teach participants how to identify someone who has overdosed from opioids, gone into cardiac arrest, or has uncontrolled bleeding. The training is free and no medical background is needed. To learn more or sign up, visit ready.nola.gov/training. In partnership with the New Orleans Health Department.

MONDAYS–FRIDAYS, THROUGH AUGUST 6, 3–4PM,

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1–2:30PM, Club Teen DIY: Duct Tape

M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun Closed MONDAYS–SATURDAYS, BY APPOINTMENT, One-on-

Summertime Snacks for Youth – The Library and Fresh Food Factor have partnered to provide free snacks for youth this summer. All food is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and is for youth under the age of 18. In partnership with Fresh Food Factor. MONDAYS, 5:30–6PM & WEDNESDAYS, 11AM–12PM, Raising

Readers Storytime – Read, sing, talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children from birth–5 years and their caregivers. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 9–10AM, Computer Class –

Designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 596-3118. TUESDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 13, 2–3:30PM, Game Day –Play

games like UNO, Old Maid, Chess, Minute to Win It, Nintendo Switch and more with us all summer long. Check in to see what we’re doing this week. For ages 18 & under. TUESDAYS, 5:30–7PM, Community Composting with

Compost NOW – Bring frozen food scraps to this weekly food waste drop-off. For more information, visit nolalibrary.org.

Wallets – Use duct tape to make your own unique wallet. For ages 12 & over. TUESDAYS, AUGUST 13, 20 & 27 4:30–6PM, EnviroTeens :

Clean Air & Water Series– Clean air and water are key to Planet Earth's health. Learn about important environmental issues through activities like Climate Bingo and Recycle This with local environmentalist Marie Seaton. THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 4:30–6PM, ToNN-O-Fun: Comic

Convos – Bring your favorite manga, comics, and graphic novels with you to compare notes about what you and your friends love and hate. THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 4:30–6PM, ToNN-O-Fun: Anime &

Chill – Anime, art supplies, and popcorn provided. THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 6–7:30PM, A Trilingual Poetry &

Musical Performance by FERMÍN – Dominican singer and writer FERMÍN will recite works from his bilingual poetry book Pisando Mi Sombra (Walking My Shadow) and perform songs and rhythms in Portugués, English, and Spanish. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 4:30–6PM, ToNN-O-Fun: Wheel of

Fortune – Play Wheel of Fortune against your friends.

– Sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

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Occasionally, event dates and times change. Check nolalibrary.org or call the Library location to confirm the most current event information.


AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 12–4PM, Youth Empowerment –

Youth Empowerment is meant to inspire, empower and motivate our youth. The aim is to activate self-motivation and sufficiency to allow children to achieve their dreams and be the best at what they do.

audiobooks, available through the Library. Bring your laptop, smart phone, tablet, or e-reader for individual assistance. THURSDAYS, 11AM–12PM, Toddler & Preschool Storytime –

Read, sing, talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children ages 2–5 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. SATURDAYS, 3–4PM, Lego Club – Build and play with a wide

assortment of Lego bricks. THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 & FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2:30–4:30PM,

NIX LIBRARY 1401 S. Carrollton Ave // 596-2630 M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun Closed MONDAYS–THURSDAYS, BY APPOINTMENT, One-on-

One Computer Tutoring – Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the Library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 596-2630. MONDAYS–THURSDAYS, THROUGH AUGUST 5, 12–2PM,

Summertime Snacks for Youth – The Library and Second Harvest Food Bank have partnered to provide free snacks for youth this summer. All food is provided on a first-come, firstserved basis and is for youth under the age of 18. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank.

Creating A Truer Self - Girls Empowerment Workshop – The Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies workshop focuses on healing for self-identifying girls with experiences of trauma through dance, yoga, and discussions. For ages 11–18. Registration required at nolalibrary.org. In partnership with the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies. TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 6–7:15PM, Popular Fiction Book Club

– Discuss a new book each month. New members are always welcome. August's selection is Cemetery Road by Greg Iles. SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 5–6PM, History of the Cocktail:

Pimm's Cup – Discuss the origins of your favorite drinks with us. All patrons must be 21 & over. August's drink is the Pimm's Cup.

WEDNESDAYS, 5:30–6:30PM, Toddler & Preschool Storytime

– Read, sing, talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children ages 2–5 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 11AM–12PM, Science Saturdays –

Participate in a fun, hands-on science experiment. Each month, we will explore a different area of scientific study and briefly review the subject at hand. For ages 7–12. Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

ROBERT E. SMITH LIBRARY 6301 Canal Blvd // 596-2638 M–Th 10am–8pm, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 1pm–5pm DAILY, BY APPOINTMENT, One-on-One Computer Tutoring

– Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the Library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 596-2638. TUESDAYS, 11–11:20AM, Baby Storytime – Read, sing, talk,

write, and play together in a format designed for children from birth–2 years and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

BOOKS & BARBERS NORA NAVRA LIBRARY Saturday, August 3, 11am– 4pm

Children are invited to look cool when they go back to school with a fresh haircut. Professional barbers Jonas Minor and Kevin Kimbrough will provide free haircuts for children ages 5–12 with Library cards at the Nora Navra Library. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Nora Navra Library at 504-596-3118 or on the event listing at nolalibrary.org.

WEDNESDAYS, 10–11AM, E-Resources Help Hour – Learn

about the many electronic resources, including e-books and All programs are free and open to the public. To request interpretation of Library programs for the hearing-imparied, call 504-896-2583.

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LOCATIONS EN

SM NM

MC NV MLK

AV MAIN

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LA AR

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Algiers Regional Library – AR

Milton H. Latter Library – LA

3014 Holiday Dr. • 596-2641

5120 St. Charles Ave. • 596-2625

Alvar Library – AV

Main Library – MAIN

913 Alvar St. • 596-2667

219 Loyola Ave. • 596-2560

Central City Library – CC

Norman Mayer Library – NM

2405 Jackson Ave. • 596-3110

3001 Gentilly Blvd. • 596-3100

Children’s Resource Center Library – CRC

Mid-City Library – MC

913 Napoleon Ave. • 596-2628

4140 Canal St. • 596-2654

East New Orleans Regional Library – EN

Nora Navra Library – NV

5641 Read Blvd. • 596-0200

1902 St. Bernard Ave. • 596-3118

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library – HB

Nix Library – NX

725 Pelican Ave. • 596-3113

1401 S. Carrollton Ave. • 596-2630

Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center – KE

Robert E. Smith Library – SM 6301 Canal Blvd. • 596-2638

4300 S. Broad Ave. • 596-2660

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library – MLK 1611 Caffin Ave. • 596-2695

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