We hope you enjoy these
photographs of 2010 programs and other happenings at
New Orleans Public Library

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December 2010
Happy New Year, New Orleans from NOPL!
(And thanks, Valencia, for the cake!)
On December 21, the children from a community Headstart center (Picture 1625) met Santa at the Alvar Branch Library. Each child was able to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas. Santa sang songs with the children and recited The Cajun Night before Christmas before he left for the North Pole.
Jude Morrissey, a Library School Intern, helps two youngsters decorate Christmas stockings and make snowmen with moveable arms at the Main Library Holiday Crafts Party on December 18.
On December 14th, Miss Dorche came to the King Branch Library with her beautiful holiday ceramics, which she invited local children to paint. All ceramics were given to the local Harmony Hospice. Pictured are some more children and Nancy Zehr of the King Branch Library.
On December 2nd, King's Story Teller, Miss Leddy, hosted a massive Cajun Christmas Story Time event for all King students in the Pre-K through the 5th grade. This story time was held in conjunction with the Scholastic Reading is Fundamental (RIF) book give-a-way event at the MLK School. Students picked their favorite book to keep for their very own. The RIF program donates one free book to every student.
The December Holiday Alvar Arts program featured local musicians Roselyn Lionheart, David Leonard, Jimmie Williams on standing bass, and Anita Hemeter on drums. The Alvar Arts programs is a monthly program that occurs on the third Tuesday of each month at the Alvar branch in Bywater.
November 2010
JETAA-NOLA visited the Main Library Children’s Room on November 13 and read stories about Japan, played games with the kids, made Samurai Hats from newspapers, and dressed up the kids in genuine Japanese costumes. This is the first time the group has been able to visit the library and give a program since Katrina—there will be more visits in the Spring.
Reading to Rover with Oban the boxer at the Keller Library, November 11.
In early November, The King Branch Library hosted a local Henna Mhendi (temporary tattoo) workshop for young adults. Here local children in the Lower 9th Ward wait in line to have their Mhendi. Here is an example of some of the beautiful Mhendi that the young adults received.
On November 2nd, the first grade class of St Andrew's came for a program on Thanksgiving. Stories were read and they did a craft making Thanksgiving trees. They would attach leaves on the trees saying what they were thankful for. While all the youngsters were thankful for their families, friends and pets, one budding environmentalist was also thankful for the Earth. Cool!!
October 2010
Judianne Morrisey, a Library School student intern in the Main Library Children’s Room, helped kids make scary monster masks at the Annual Halloween Party for Children on Saturday, Oct. 30.
Adele Marrs, Children’s Room Associate, helped kids and moms decorate treat bags on Oct. 28 at the Main Library’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which always finishes up with a Trick Or Treat around the Main Library.
The King Branch held a “Guess that Star Wars Character” guessing contest in October. Patrons were to research our Star Wars Comic Books to guess the name of an obscure character and his “pony." The winner, Jamal, won an action figure of the character and the pony! Go Jamal!
On October 28th the Nix Branch did a program on pumpkins for the pre-K class at St Andrew's Episcopal School. Joy read stories and the kids made their own pumpkin faces and then they all gathered on the steps for a class picture.
Storytelling magic taught. NOPL Associates Nora Fuller (Hubbell), Christine Sabathia (Gentilly), and Adele Marrs (Main Library) are shown standing behind the “Magic Box of Stories” at a Storytelling Workshop for Librarians held at the State Library on October 27. Abraham McFarland, Main Library Children’s Room Associate, took the photo.
On October 22nd, King celebrated 3 Post-Katrina reopened years. The Zephyrs mascot, Boudreax was there to help King’s story teller, Miss Leddy, with an awesome Zephyrs Story Time! Children had a great time dancing with Boudreaux after story time.
The King Branch was honored with a reading and book signing by Lynette Wilkinson, author of Untold: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew. Miss Wilkinson was pivotal in initiating King’s 3 Year Anniversary post Katrina party.
Along with a bake and book sale, King’s October 22nd 3-Year Post Katrina Anniversary Party was graced with an amazing Jazz Trio led by local musician, Darryl Durham.
On October 20th, to celebrate Teen Read Week, Tulane Theater Coordinator and professor Jim Fitzmorris hosted an animated Shakespeare presentation to the 9th and 11th grade students at the MLK School. After the presentation, all participants were given a free book and notebook and an assortment of stately Shakespearian snacks.
On October 19th, the King Branch Library hosted an Ugly Doll making workshop. Shown here is an excellent finished Ugly Doll by one of our young patrons. Here children are hard at work making their ugly dolls.
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue had Behrman Charter School 7th grade students and library staff members dancing in their seats during their performance of country, western, bluegrass and rockabilly music. The performance on October 19 was a part of the 2010 Teen Read Week festivities celebrating Books with Beat @ your library.
Jessica Ruby Radcliff (Singer and doll maker), Kathleen Kraus, and Otis Cross performing at the first of the monthly Alvar Arts evening programs.
Main Library Children’s Librarian K. G. Wilkins welcomed students from St. John the Baptist Head Start to Read for the Record on Oct. 7. Students watched a DVD of The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and made crafts related to the children’s classic. Adele Marrs demonstrated making tiny snowy footprints. The pre-schoolers received official certificates of participation.
Jumpstart's annual Read for the Record event was held on October 7. The event is designed to have as many children as possible read the same book on the same day. The book chosen this year was Ezra Jack Keats' Snowy Day. St. Andrew's kindergarten class came in for the storytelling and related craft. Even though it is October, they decorated snowmen.
September 2010
Dave Malecker won the Nix Branch's September Count the Whatever Contest. For National Rice month he guessed 351 Rice Chex in the jar out of a possible 352. He won a box of Rice Krispie Treats.
On September 29, King’s story teller, Miss Leddy, read to MLK students and Lower 9th Ward students about parts of the human head. Children took home coloring sheets to decorate their very own head drawing.
Ruby Bridges spoke to an over-capacity crowd at Hubbell Library in Algiers Point on September 21 as part of the monthly Author Night at Hubbell Library series. Ruby Bridges was the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans, and now is an inspirational speaker against racism and for acceptance of all people. She gave an eloquent, thoughtful, and thought-provoking speech that was well received by the rapt audience of all ages.
On September 18, children at Alvar Branch worked on a "zine" to be displayed at Trouser House Gallery, 4105 St. Claude Ave.
On September 8, Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat made a call to the Main Library, where several kindergarten classes and pre-schoolers were eager to meet their “old friend.” Miss Leddy, the NOPL Storyteller, read several books and practiced “monkey talk” with the audience.
On September 2nd, local New Orleans author Paulette Jones did a book reading and signing of her new book, Her Story: Revelations, at the King Branch Libarary.
Local Egyptian artist and New Orleans Public School art teacher, Haitham Eid, exhibited his artwork at the King Branch Library from September 20th through October 31st. Mr. Eid introduced 4th grade students at the MLK School to Amnesty International and the concept of worldwide human rights. Children created artwork to send to children lacking proper human rights in Palestine. In the background of this picture, you can see some of Mr. Eid's artwork.
August 2010
Ms Bennie Zahn won the Nix Branch's August Count the Whatever Contest. She guessed 93 out of a possible 94 watermelon candies in the jar. For National Watermelon month she won a watermelon of course.
New Orleans drumming and dance artist, Curtis Pierre, presented an AMAZING Brazilian drumming program to local children at the King Branch Libary on August 23rd. The children marched around the library in a band of Brazilian instruments.
This summer King's very own Library Associate, Mr. James Gile, worked with a group of MLK School students to teach them excellent chess playing strategies.
July 2010
Over 200 kids and their parents came out to the Summer Reading Program Finale Party at the Gentilly Temporary Library and enjoyed music, free hot dogs, donuts, book giveaways, and a prize raffle. Here is the busy crafts table, where kids could decorate a free visor. The duo, Rhythmic Tapestries, performed and gave drumming lessons.
For the Summer Reading Program, the Audubon Zoo brought the Aquavan to the King Branch Library on July 23rd.
On July 21, the Calliope Puppets came to the Main Library as part of Make A Splash @Your Library/2010 Summer Reading Program. Here are some of the audience members taking part in the show!
On July 16th, the Summer Reading Program bought Sally Farrell to the the King Branch Library. Ms. Farrell showed her live rescue birds to an enthralled audience.
On July 15th, teens had a blast making their own sushi out of candy at the King Branch Library.
On July 13th, the King Branch hosted a poetry workshop led by local poet, Gion Smith, and former NYC Public Librarian, Laurence Copel. During the poetry workshop, participants looked at photographs for poetic inspiration.
For its sixth Summer Day Program, the African American Resource Center hosted Cely Tapplette-Pedescle, master quilter, on Tuesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 15. Campers were taught the history of quilts and they were led in a craft activity where each made their own quilt patch using a backing at the bottom, the batting in the middle, and a fabric piece on top.
On July 12th, King hosted a Coastal Care Fair. In addition to the many services and demonstrations offered at the Fair, King was visted by Radio Disney. Children danced and jumped rope to Radio Disney music.
The African American Resource Center hosted Do You Know Nu’Awlins? as its fifth Summer Day Program. Campers were told about the cuisine of New Orleans, its Mardi Gras Indians, and jazz with the Baby Boyz Brass Band.
Calliope Puppets entertained patrons with a frog-themed puppet show at the Gentilly Library on July 10. It was the first of several Summer Reading Programs held at the recently opened branch.
On July 9th, the Wetlands Express visited the King Branch Library. A young lady is shown here seeing what wetlands animal appeared out of a magic hat! A live possum also made an appearance.
The Audubon Zoomobile entertained an audience of 58 at the Nix Branch on July 8th. They brought a (BIG!!!) boa, turtle, parrot and other animals to show the crowd.
For the Summer Reading Program Audubon's Wetland Express came to Nix on the 3rd. They entertained the kids with animals from Louisiana wetlands including snakes and opossums.
The King Branch Library hosted the Audobon Zoo's Zoomobile on July 2nd. Here, local children are pictured petting a rather large snake!
On Thursday, July 1, six storytellers from the National Endowment for the Arts' Read Across America read several books by Dr. Seuss.
June 2010
In June, the King Branch's Story Teller, Miss Leddy, centered a story time around a beach theme, teaching children how to read and spell common beach words and leading the class in a beach ball game centered around literacy.
The African American Resource Center’s fourth Summer Day Camp Program 2010 was storytelling. On Tuesday, June 29, AARC staff members LaToya Devezin told Jazz Cats, while JoAnn Allen told The Moss Covered Rock.
On June 23, the ZOOmobile brought a parrot, a chameleon, and a guinea pig to Main Library. Here are several ZOOmobile staff posing with a boa constrictor.
On June 23rd, the Zephyr's Boudreaux visited the King Branch Library. King's Story Teller, Miss Leddy, presented a story time centering around Boudreaux's visit. Children also played a game of 'ball' organized by Miss Leddy, in honor of Boudreaux's visit.
World's Smallest Magician, Irwin Royes, did an amazing magic show at the King Branch Library on June 23rd. Here a local boy is given a magic hat!
On June 15th, 2009, children at King participated in a Story and Craft Time based on Leo Lionni's picture book Swimmy. Children made their own fish sock puppets to prepare for their own "Swimmy" puppet show.
On Saturday June 12, Aimee Lohmeyer, Kate Martin and Laura Bevins taught Latter teen patrons creative "alternative" uses for old books. Participants came up with many ideas...purses, storage containers, mounting board, even a secret hiding compartment disguised as a book!
On June 10th, at the King Branch, Miss Leddy led local children in a story time and workshop centered around Peter & the Wolf. After reading the story, students made their very own blue grass instruments!
Professional dancer and AmeriCorps member Kenneth Bryan led participants in a dance session “From Africa to Hip Hop” on Tuesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 10 at the Main Library as the first African American Resource Center Summer Day Camp Program 2010.
"Kids and Banking" was the second African American Resource Center Summer Day Camp Program 2010 at the Main Library on Tuesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 17. Young campers learned about finances from JoAnn Allen and LaToya Devezin, library staff members of AARC.
On June 16, children at the Alvar Library viewed living microbes under the microscope as part of the Longue Vue Gardens educational program.
Young patrons tap into their creative minds during craft hour at the Alvar Library, June 19. Each designed and painted a birdhouse with instructions from Miss Diana.
On June 16, as part of the Summer Reading Program, Curtis Pierre brought Brazilian musical rhythms to the Main Library Auditorium. He had apt pupils from the Wilcox Academy and McDonogh 35 in the audience.
Sally Farrell brought her birds of prey to Hubbell Library on June 10. The kids from Love Outreach Christian Camp were mesmerized by them, especially this beautiful owl, who put on quite a show by flapping his wings.
For Nix's last pirate program on the 30th, Joy read more pirate stories and she and Charlotte helped the kids make pirate bracelets and Jolly Roger pennants. Every pirate needs something to hold their grog, so they received mugs emblazoned with the skull and crossbones. This photo of a young pirate in the making was taken at Nix's first pirate program earlier this month.
For the third time this year, there was another tie in Nix's "Count the Whatever" Contest. For National Candy Month the June winners were a patron, CB, and NOPL's very own Fay Jackson (this is Fay). Both Fay and CB guessed 85 out of a possible 86 candies in the jar.
The Summer Reading Program brought Phillip Melancon to do his unique style of song and music to the Nix branch on the 17th.
The Aqua Van came to the Alvar Branch on June 9 as part of the activities for the Summer Reading Program. Pictured are patrons who are listening intently as the instructor encourages each to touch the back of the baby alligator.
Abraham McFarland read Swampy Tales at the Main Library’s Shrek Party on June 5, part of the Summer Reading Program at Main. Andrea Ely led kids and parents in making Shrek hats. Shown here are some very welcome guests to the party.
May 2010
The May 29 Summer Reading Kick Off Party had good weather and a good turnout! We served ice cream and cake and had storytelling, bubbles, the Bookmobile to give out free books, face-painting, a drawing for prizes, photo opps, crafts, and a nice cool Children’s Resource Center to go in and check out books. Miss Leddy from the King Branch staff, told beachcomber stories. The bubble station was a hit with the kids.
St. Andrew's Pre-K came in to the Nix Branch for an end of the semester program on Turtles, Terrapins & Tortoises on the 25th.
Rodney Smith and Marlene Pete from the Mid-City Branch Library distributed free handouts during Walgreen Drug Store’s Health Fair on Saturday, May 15th.
Children’s Book Week 2010 ended with the New Orleans Honeybees coming to read stories for kids at the Main Library on Saturday morning. Here are the Hornets cheerleaders who read at the Main Library.
Clifford the Big Red Dog visited the Main Library for a story hour on Monday during Children’s Book Week in May. WYES-TV provided our special visitor.
The Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus sent some real live circus clowns for a Main Library story hour on Wednesday during Children’s Book Week. They were a big hit with the kids. The Circus is also sponsoring a Read to Win program that lets kids who read five books or 25 hours get a free circus ticket to the June performances at the New Orleans Arena. Main Library staff nearly joined the Circus.
On May 15, to celebrate Children's Book Week, members of the New Orleans Hornets' cheerleaders (the Honey Bees) read to the children at Alvar Branch.
Children's Book Week was celebrated at Nix with a storytime on the 13th. The second graders of St. Andrew's listened to "The Little House" by Virginia Lee Burton. The program was designed to make kids aware of the importance of their neighborhoods and community.
On May 11, clowns from Ringling Bros.& Barnum and Bailey circus appeared at Alvar Branch Library to help promote Children's Book Week and their own "Zing,. Zang, Zoom Reading with Ringling Bros" program.
The Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus also visited the King Branch Library on May 11th. Clowns performed in front of a packed house of more than 180 local children and MLK School students.
A stellar MLK School student, Mr. Nicholas, won the MLK School/Barnum & Bailey & Ringling Bros. Circus Clown Shoes at the King Branch Library. The shoes were awarded to Mr. Nicholas during Children’s Book Week.
Hubbell Library employee Nora Fuller reads baseball stories to Martin Behrman Charter School 3rd graders on May 5, while Zephyrs mascot Boudreaux listened along.
April 2010
Miss Regionna (pictured here with King Branch Manager Linda Gielec) was the happy winner of King’s April Book Raffle. Miss Regionna is an avid reader and lover of books; her prize was the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records. Congratulations Miss Regionna!
Young Doriana, shown here with her mother, tied as the winner of our April Count the Whatever Contest. In celebration of both National Frog Month and National Kite month, she guessed 110 frogs out of a possible 111 frogs in the jar. She won a kite.
In celebration of April being National Frog Month, the kindergarten of St. Andrew's Episcopal visited the Nix Branch on April 29th for frog stories and a frog craft.
In April, Miss Leddy introduced children at the King Branch to classical music with a story time based on "The Tortoise & the Hare." Students learned to feel the music as they pretended to be a timid tortoise listening to the calmer elements of the classical music being played.
On April 27th, Capital One Bank donated over 150 books to King School students and local young patrons of the Lower 9th Ward. Miss Leddy and her assistant Miss Frenchy hosted an exceptionally enthusiastic story time to accompany the event.
The Umoja Committee organized the 21st Annual Celebration of the African American Child on April 17 at Palmer Park, corner of South Claiborne and Carrollton. New Orleans Public Library’s bookmobile gave away a free book to each visitor along with a National Library Week tote bag. Visitors were asked if they had a library card. If the answer was no, they were given a library card application. About 40% of the books were given away, many donated by Capital One. All the tote bags were given away proving that they were a big hit. Most visitors were parents and guardians with children from toddler to nine years old. Tweens and teens also came by as well. The bookmobile was a worthwhile addition to the many organizations and planned activities celebrating the African American child. NOPL staffers Madeline Murphy and Abraham McFarland volunteered their time and gave their attention at this community event.
On April 17, the Alvar Branch hosed a Bean Bag and Book give away, sponsored by the NOPL, The Federation of Jewish Women and Capital One. Two hundred and fifty bean bags and seven hundred and fifty books were given away.
Boudreaux, the New Orleans Zephyrs mascot, scored big with first graders at Keller's storytime.
Boudreaux, the New Orleans Zephyrs macot, expertly assisted Miss Leddy’s Baseball Story Time to over 180 King students. Miss Leddy was also amazingly assisted by local Tulane Intern, Miss Frenchie. The King staff got to pose with Boudreaux.
On Monday, April 5, 2010, children at Alvar Branch Library had a meet and greet with Boudreaux, the nutria mascot of the New Orleans Zephyrs baseball team.
On Saturday, April 3, 2010, Alvar Branch Library had its Easter Egg hunt in the courtyard beside the library.
March 2010
The Nix branch had two winners in its March Count the Whatever Contest Both Kat and Joshua guessed 66 out of a possible 67 paper umbrellas in the jar. In honor of the March 2010 National Umbrella Month, they each won an umbrella from the Audubon Zoo.
The King Branch celebrated March with displays for March is Women's History Month and Dr. Seuss. The displays were designed by story teller Miss Leddy.
King’s very own Miss Nyla won March’s Easter Candy Jar Guessing Contest. She won the entire jar of King Easter Candy! Miss Nyla’s winning guess is extra special, as her mother won February’s Valentine’s Guessing Jar Contest!! Miss Nyla is pictured here with King’s Branch Manager, Miss Linda Gielec.
At the King Branch storyteller Miss Leddy read about dinosaurs to children at the King Library and had the kids go on an archeological dig and piece together their very own dinosaur skeleton.
Steve Forrester retired after 30 years of employment with the New Orleans Public Library on March 30, 2010. A small party was held to celebrate his dedicated service to the library and the New Orleans community. Steve is shown here with fellow Hubbell employees Rachel Bailey and Seale Paterson. A personalized cake made to look like a stack of books was so realistic that partygoers kept trying to open the front cover.
On March 10th, 3 teachers and 8 students from the YMCA Learning Center visited the African American Resource Center. The program consisted of a quilting session on the book entitled The Quilts of Gee’s Bend. Margaret Hull, an AmeriCorps Member, constantly enjoyed visiting the division and reading the book, so she decided to create a call visit to introduce the student’s to the division where the book was housed. LaToya Devezin, of the AARC staff, explained when quilting began and gave the student’s a demonstration on the different symbols used on quilts. AARC staffers Tayari kwa Salaam & JoAnn Allen gave an introduction to the material and resources that are housed in the division. The staff also introduced La Von Williams as the division head and each student received a copy of the book The Patchwork Quilt”, an African American Calendar for 2010, an African American Passport and a pen. The African American Calendar, the African American Passport and the pens were lagniappes leftover from our Health Fair 2010, which was provided by the (LOPA) Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency.
The Main Library Children's Room celebrated St. Patrick's Day with volunteers from Capitol One Bank. They read to the first grade and kindergarten from Good Shepherd School, who then made a craft rainbow with a pot of gold. Children's Room staff member LaToya Augustine helped the kids with their crafts.
On March 5th, the King Branch hosted a jazz ensemble, led by local musician, Darryl Durham. Audience members were invited to take a closer look at the jazz instruments.
Children's Room Associate Andrea Ely painting the "Bead Gator"--a special container to encourage children to recycle Mardi Gras beads at the Library. See the real thing in the Children's Room! The Children's Room has recycled more than 1 ton of Mardi Gras beads since 2006.
In celebration of National Pig Day (March 1) and Porky Pig's birthday (March 2), the Nix branch offered pig stories and craft on the 11th. The 1st graders of St. Andrew's enjoyed the stories and made their own little pigs.
On March 1, the Main Library celebrated Read Across America with Boudreaux from the Zephyrs, Cat in the Hat and some great Dr. Seuss books! Over 270 youngsters from several daycare centers came to meet Boudreaux from the Zephyrs, the Cat in the Hat, and eat some colorful treats! It was Stooopendous!!!!!
On March 2, kids at Alvar Branch Library celebrated National Read Across America Day and Dr Seuss's 106th birthday with cake and stories.
The Algiers Regional Branch brought the Dr. Seuss's birthday celebration to Alice Harte Elementary's Literacy Night on March 3. Shown here is Branch Manager Betty Strother, with participants.
The Latter Branch celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 3 with a dinner party featuring Cat in the Hat funny food.
February 2010
On February 10th, Spike Lee visited the MLK School and was interviewed in the King Branch Library! King's own Story Teller, Miss Leddy had Mr. Spike Lee sign our copy of Please, Baby, Please
Young Miss Nyla at King picked up her mother’s winning candy bag from her winning February Candy Jar guess. Nyla is pictured here with King’s very own James.
At the King Branch, Miss Leddy read to students about celebrations during Mardi Gras in February and showed the students how to really CELEBRATE!.
The Saints' first ever Super Bowl victory was celebrated on the King Library's walls, thanks to King's James who collected and posted on every Times-Picayune front page Saint’s win from the start of the football season this year.
Twelve year old Marleni, shown here with her grandmother, Sandy Simpson, won the Nix Branch's February "Count the Whatever Contest." She guessed 220 strands of Mardi Gras beads in the jar out of a possible 240. For National Chocolate Lover's Month she won a box of Dove chocolates.
Cecelia "Cely" Pedescleaux displays her hand made quilts as part of Black History Month at Alvar Branch Library. The twelve quilts will remain on view through March.
Mardi Gras Man eats beads at Alvar Branch Library. Bring your beads to keep him fed. The beads go to ARC sheltered workshop to be recycled.
Baby and mother are delighted that they won the Valentine's Day Candy Counting Contest held at Alvar Branch Library.
Cecilia Dartez and Jenny Giraffe came to the Nix library on February 10th for a Mardi Gras storytime and craft. Twenty preK from St. Andrew's Episcopal School came to hear Jenny Giraffe's Mardi Gras Ride.
The New Orleans Public Library’s Black History Celebration brought Miss Charmaine Neville & her organist, Amasa Miller to the King Branch Library. Charmaine vibrantly entertained nearly 200 children from the Pre-K through Kindergarten grades in the library.
Charmaine Neville read the book, D.J. and the Zulu Parade to the children at Alvar Branch Library as part of Black History Month. Accompanied by her pianist, she sang Mardi Gras and Saints football songs while encouraging the children to clap along.
The Alvar Branch celebrates the Saint's Superbowl Victory with a decorated bulletin board - Who Knew Dat? We Knew Dat! How about Dat!
January 2010
Writer Beth Finke and her Guide Dog, Hanni, came on to Latter Branch on January 29th for storytime. They read "their" book, Beth and Hanni: Safe and Sound. In addition to reading Beth also talked a bit about braille books and taught us about Guide Dogs and other Service Animals.
On January 29th, the King Library hosted the Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School’s RIF (Reading is Fundamental) program. All MLK School lower grade elementary-aged students participated in the program. A RIF representative read a story to a large group of MLK School students, and afterwards the students were able to take home and keep one free book of their choosing.
Nix branch celebrated Penguin Awareness Day on Jan 28th. St Andrew's Episcopal School 3rd graders came to hear penguin stories and do a penguin craft. The kids came up with some creative penguin fans.
Local authors Aristide O. Marshall (The Trumpet Talked with Me!) and Mary Mitchell, PhD (Raising Freedom’s Child) discussed their recent books at the Latter Library on Thursday, January 21, 2010. The program began with light refreshments including wine donated by The Wineseller and the music stylings of the Darryl Durham Quartet. Michelle Gremillion, secretary of the Black History Celebration 2010 Committee, is pictured here with (from left to right) Aristide O. Marshall and Mary Mitchell, PhD.
Floyd Stokes, “Super Reader”, visited the King Branch Library on January 14th. Floyd enthusiasticly read some of his own children’s stories, along with several Dr. Seuss stories to over 170 very excited MLK School students and local area children. King’s very own story teller, Miss Leddy, also participated in the Super Reader program. Here, the Super Reader and Miss Leddy read and act out a Dr. Seuss story together in their snazzy hats!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Thursday, January 14, 2010 featured Brenda Osbey, Poet Laureate of Louisiana from 2005 – 2007, as the keynote speaker with the O. Perry Walker Kuumba Players and Dancers, who performed and danced in honor of Dr. King. All smiles after a successful program (from left to right) are Valencia Hawkins, Associate Director of Central Public Services, Outreach and Programming; Tayari kwa Salaam, PhD, Chair of the Black History Celebration 2010; and La Von Williams, Head of the African American Resource Center.
Angela Timberlake enchants children during Storytime on Monday mornings at 10:00AM at the Alvar Branch.
King’s January Candy Jar counting contest winner was the Dr. MLK Charter School’s very own, Troy. Troy is a second time winner of the candy jar counting contest! He is pictured here with the King Branch Library’s stunning Miss Nancy.
The winner of our January 2010 "Count the Whatever Contest" is NOPL's Janet Rivard. For National Soup Month she came up with a guess of 410 lima beans in the jar out of a possible 422. She won a selection of soup mixes.

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