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Dia programs Día! El Día de Los Niños/El Día de los Libros
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. To celebrate Día, NOPL will present a series of programs featuring different countries from around the world.
April 12 - 30
All Locations
Link here for the schedule of Día events
Poetry Reading In Celebration of National Poetry Month . . .
Poetry Reading: Peauxdunque Writers Alliance
"We come from our personal podunks and gather in our common Peauxdunque. We write"
April 24, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Nix Library
Author Talk: Deborah Burst Book Signing and Talk
Hallowed Halls of Greater New Orleans: Churches, Cathedrals & Sanctuaries
Author Deborah Burst will discuss the history and architecture of churches in the New Orleans area, and their place in the local community
April 26, 2 p.m. - Smith Library
May 10, 2 p.m. - Algiers Regional Library
May 29, 5:30 p.m. - Nix Library
Pass the Word Celebrate National Poetry Month
Pass the Word Workshops
In celebration of National Poetry Month, join local author, Valentine Pierce, for this two-part series. Whether you are presenting for school or work; your original work or a noted author this workshop will help on your road to public speaking. Come learn how to identify and connect to your target audience through delivery and presentation.
April 26, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
This event was funded in part by through a grant it has received from Poets & Writers, Inc New Orleans.
Afternoon with the Author: S. Frederick Starr Afternoon with the Author
Une Belle Maison: The Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans's Bywater
Author S. Frederick Starr details the history and shares his personal experience of restoring the Lombard plantation house
April 26, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Alvar Library
Preservation Week The African American Resource Center presents . . .
Preservation Week Programs
The American Library Association's Preservation Week (April 27 - May 2) inspires action to preserve personal, family, community, and library, museum, and archive collections and raises awareness of the role libraries and other cultural organizations can play in providing preservation information. During Preservation Week, the African American Resource Center will host a series of programs to educate our community about the importance of preserving our cultural history.
April 29, 1 - 2 p.m. -- Low Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives
April 30, 10 - 11 a.m. -- Preserving Cultural Traditions
May 1, 1 - 2 p.m. -- Preserving Scrapbooks
May 3, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- Personal Digital Archiving Day Workshop
Main Library
Link here for more information on the programs and presenters
Pre-Teen Book Tasting Pre-Teen Book Tasting
Explore, rate, and state personal opinions of new books by attending our "book tasting" and critical review session for students 8 to 12 years. Win a t-shirt, book, grab bag, or other prizes in our spin-the-wheel giveaway
April 30, 4 p.m.
East New Orleans Regional Library
Special Dia Storytime Storytime with Jorge Argueta
In honor of Dia and the Pebbles Center's 10th Anniversary, we are hosting a very special story time. Celebrated Salvadoran poet & children's book author Jorge Argueta will conduct an interactive story time followed by a workshop highlighting the delicious foods found in his books. Snacks will be provided and free Spanish language books will be given out.
April 30, 5 - 7 p.m.
Children's Resource Center
Teen Art Club Teen Art Club
Through this 4-week program, teens will gain basic art and drawing skills like line, shading, shapes, 2-point and 3-point perspective followed by an exhibition of work. Led by local artist, Glenn Day and NOPL's own Rachel Murdock. Free and open to aspiring artists, 12-18 years old.
Space is limited so registration is encouraged. Stop in or call 596-2660 or 821-6633 to sign up
Wednesdays in May (beginning May 7), 3 - 4 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Investing 101 Investing 101: Increasing your Investing IQ
As an Edward Jones financial advisor, presenter Tim Rock understands that your financial needs can be complex. Before you invest your money, learn how to determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family.
May 10, 1 - 2 p.m.
Nix Library
New Orleans Beer Let's Talk About Beer!
New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing
Join authors Jeremy Labadie and Argyle Wolf-Knapp as they discuss the history of beer brewing in New Orleans
May 10, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Alvar Library
Register to Vote Build Community, Forge Change - Vote!!
Voter Registration Week
The Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters Office will be on site at various NOPL locations to register eligible voters.
May 12 - 16, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Link here for the dates and locations
New Orleans Beer In Conversation with Kimberla Lawson Roby
Everything You Wanted to Know About Publishing But Did Not Know Who To Ask!
Join us for a conversation with author Kimberla Lawson Roby, Latoya Smith (editor at Grand Central Publishing) and Linda A. Duggins (publicity director at Grand Central Publishing) about the writing process, the industry and being an author in 2014. Q&A and book signing will follow.
May 17, 3 - 5 p.m.
Norman Mayer Library
The Whole Gritty City Documentary screening
The Whole Gritty City
Telling the story of three New Orleans marching bands as they prepare to continue Carnival tradition, this film shows that music can provide escape, solace, and possibly even salvation for youth growing up in our notoriously violent city. Free and open to everyone - especially teens. Refreshments will be served.
May 19, 3 - 5 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Visit for more information on the film
A Feast For Crows A Feast for Crows
A cooking demonstration of fare from the Game of Thrones world. There will be a drawing to win the unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook.
May 22, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Mid-City Library
Family Travel Tips Family Traveling Tips
Books allow children to broaden their horizons far beyond their home to all the corners of the world. But what happens when you actually want to take them there? Sabrina Toth will discuss tips and answer questions regarding the best ways to travel as a family. [Sabrina Toth is the owner of Toth International - a full service travel agency based here in New Orleans.]
June 7, 1 p.m.
Nix Library
Hope & New Orleans Hope and New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names
Author and photographer Sally Asher reads from her new book, a tour of the city's most colorfully named streets and intersections
June 19, 5:30 p.m.
Nix Library
Good Reads for Teens Good Reads for T(w)eens
Link here for lists of good reads for tweens and teens
BIA Events Events Sponsored by the . . .
Broadmoor Improvement Association at the Keller Library & Community Center
Join your neighbors for the beginning of Food Truck season. The best in food truck fare will be offered along with beautiful music from Ecos Latinos (6 - 7:30 p.m.)
April 29, 5 - 9 p.m.
  Fix Mix
The NOLA TimeBank crew will be available once again to help you repair and recycle items that are not currently usable but not ready to be discarded. Join them for rewiring lamps, mending clothes, repairing costume jewelry, etc. and help reduce the landfills!
May 7, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  Free Spanish Class
The New Orleans Learning Association is offering a free Spanish class. Learn to speak in complete sentences from day one! Join us and see how easy it is to learn Spanish. Register at the Rosa Keller Library and Community Center or call 504-821-6633.
May 7, 6 - 7 p.m.
Turn the Page
A collaborative effort to make New Orleans the most literate city in America by 2018.
LINK HERE for more information on Turn the Page.
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