Main Library

Main Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 596-2560 Directions Events News

Description

Library Manager - Emily Painton

The Main Library, located in the Central Business District, opened in December 1958. The building, encompassing three main floors and two sub-basements, is the Library's flagship location, providing the system's largest collection of popular and research sources.

The Main Library offers a wide collection of books, music, and movies, and hosts many programs for children, teens, and adults.

Events on 6/20/2018

Wed, June 20th / By Appointment

Main Library

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 504-596-2585. (More)

Wed, June 20th / During Library Hours

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Make a fun simple craft with supplies and examples provided. 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. (More)

Wed, June 20th / During Library Hours

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This exhibit presents a selection of women who owned real estate or businesses in New Orleans during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Ranging from the well-known, like the Baroness Pontalba, to the obscure, like midwife Susie A. Carter, each contributed in some way to the economy of the Crescent City. The exhibit uses municipal and civil court records, directories, newspapers, and other sources in the Louisiana Division/City Archives to illustrate who these women were and how they represent the spirit of female enterprise in New Orleans. (More)

Wed, June 20th / 10am - 4pm

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Enrolled students receive individualized teaching focused on academic skills, workforce development, and technological knowledge. Enrollment is required. (More)

Wed, June 20th / 10am - 4pm

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Walk-in clients receive assistance with workforce readiness, technological assistance, and community advancement. (More)

Wed, June 20th / 3pm - 5:30pm

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Teen duelists of all skill levels welcome. Bring your own deck. (More)

Wed, June 20th / 5:30pm - 7pm

Main Library

Make your own beats with the littleBits synth kit and the help of a special guest noise musician. (More)