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Teen Raffle, Library Card Sign Up month September is Library Card Sign Up Month
Teen Raffle
Teens! Get a new library card or update your current card’s information to be entered into a raffle drawing for a gift card. Raffle open only for those age 12-17.
September 1 - 30
Any NOPL location
Life Learning Workshops Life Learning Workshops
A four week series of workshops presented by Holomua Life Learning, a program for students by students. Sign up for all or any of these workshops to become prepared to enter the professional world, by learning practical skills from college students. Open to all high school students, ages 14 - 19. Free meals and participation prizes.
September 29 - October 2, 4 - 5:15 p.m.
Norman Mayer Library
Link here for more information about the workshops and how to sign up
Publishing 101 Publishing 101
If you're a writer who is interested in publishing your own or others' work, come hear author/publisher Gary Michael Smith discuss the process of small press publishing from start to finish.
October 2, 6 - 7:00 p.m.
Nix Library
Foundations of Investing Foundations of Investing
Building your investment IQ starts with understanding the basics. Whether you are new to investing or need a refresher, this presentation will help you learn about the importance of developing a strategy, the impact of asset allocation, and the influence of inflation on your long-term goals.
October 2, 6 p.m.
Smith Library
American Archives Month October is American Archives Month
  Introduction to Property Research Resources
Want to research the history or your house or other buildings in New Orleans? This class will introduce beginners to the property research resources available in the Louisiana Division/City Archives.
October 4, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
  Publishing Your Story
This mini-workshop on publishing addresses genealogy buffs and family historians who would like to see their work in print. Fatima Shaik will give a brief overview of the different types of publishing; then she will focus on self-publishing and print on deman. Presented by the African American Resource Center.
October 20, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  Introduction to Genealogy Resources
Get started on your family tree. This class will introduce beginners to the genealogy resources available in the Louisiana Division/City Archives.
October 25, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
All programs in the Main Library Auditorium
Poems & Pink Ribbons Poems & Pink Ribbons presents . . .
Write to Wellness
Local NOLA writers lead creative writing workshops and wellness exercises for breast cancer patients, survivors, family and friends.
Workshop Schedule
October 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
November 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Celebration Reading: December 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Rosa Keller Library & Community Center
Link here for more information
Fall Festivals Join us in the Branches for ...
Fall Fun Festivals
Games, crafts, music, refreshments, and much more
October 4, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Alvar Library   (Link here for details)
October 11, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Norman Mayer Library   (Link here for details)
October 25, time TBA - Mid-City Library
November 1, time TBA - Algeirs Regional Library
Golden Age of the Broadway Musical The Golden Age of the Broadway Musical: 1943-1960
Please join us for the first in a series of concerts/lectures saluting the Broadway Musical (Light refreshments will be served.)
October 9, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library
Link here for more information on the program
Personal Map Making Library After Dark
One Book One New Orleans Personal Map Making Event
This year's One Book One New Orleans selection, Unfathomable City, features essays about New Orleans and creative maps reflecting the unique history and culture of our city. This Library After Dark event will allow our patrons to express their creative side through making maps that reflect their own memories and experiences in New Orleans FOOD. (Beer and wine will be served.)
October 9, 7 - 8:45 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Eat Drink Read The African American Resource Center presents . . .
Eat. Drink. Read.
Take the rare opportunity to eat in the library! Bring your lunch to the AARC on the following Fridays, and we'll treat you to an array of books and resources. Feel free to learn discuss, and debate. We choose a different African American topic every week!
October 10, October 24, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Main Library (2nd floor)
Public Lab: Urban Restoration Mapping Blitz NOPL and the Broadmoor Improvement Association present . . .
Public Lab: Urban Restoration Mapping Blitz
Public Lab is kicking off a project to map eight urban wetland restoration sites around New Orleans. This new project will bring together local community members to learn and use Public Lab DIY tools. At this event, teams of volunteers will meet at Keller in the morning and then take Public Lab kits with balloons, kites, and long poles, to create aerial images of the restoration sites. Returning to the Keller for lunch, we will use the afternoon to build our maps and share images using Public Lab's open source mapknitter software.
To participate in this DIY research project, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
October 11, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Alvar Arts - Greg Schatz Alvar Arts Presents . . .
Greg Schatz Trio
Join us for music by Greg Schatz, who performs his own special brand of roots music on accordian and keyboard. Schatz will be playing with his trio, Alex McMurray on guitar and Dave Stover on bass.
October 14, 7 - 9 p.m.
Alvar Library
Link here for more information
Comics and Zines Workshop All-Ages Comics & Zines Hands-On Workshop
Join us as we draw and write comics and zines in preparation for the New Orleans Independent Comic and Zines Festival on November 15.
  October 15, 3 - 5:30 p.m.
Main Library
  October 18, 2 -4 p.m.
Alvar Library
Citizenship: A Naturalization & Immigration Presentation Citizenship: A Naturalization & Immigration Presentation
A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office representative will present information on the naturalization process and basic immigration information. Whether you’re interested in becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen or you’d like more information on how to petition for your relative overseas — or somewhere in between — come join us and get some valuable information to help navigate through the citizenship process
October 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
P.3 Reads NOPL and Prospect 3 present
A Conversation about Walker Percy's The Moviegoer
Join P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and P.3 Artist Sophie Lvoff in a discussion of Percy's 1962 National Book Award winning novel.
October 16, 6 - 7 p.m.
Main Library
Link here for more information on the program
Author Michael Patrick Welch Author Michael Patrick Welch & Friends: An Evening of Words, Music & Video
Michael Patrick Welch is the author of five books, including The Donkey Show and New Orleans: The Underground Guide. Also included are journalist Jules Bently and authors Brian Boyles and Gwendolyn Knapp.
October 16, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Nix Library
Third Coast Beats Music Production Workshop Teen Read Week 2014
3rd Coast Beats Music Production Workshop
3rd Coast Beats teaches the Art of Beatmaking to New Orleans youth, led by local artists & musicians. Participants will learn the basics of Hip-Hop music production while working hands-on with the most popular hardware and software used by today’s top beatmakers.
Space limited to 25 teens. Please call 504 596-2641 to make a reservation.
October 18, 2 - 4 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Every Child Ready to Read Every Child Ready to Read Family Workshops
Parents with children aged 0 to 5 are invited to come and have an hour of hands-on parent-child activities and get tips and recommendations on helping your child learn language skills.
September 10 - November 13
Various NOPL locations
Link here for the schedule of classes
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
The food trucks are coming back to Broadmoor! Join us for delicious food truck fare, live music and friendly neighbors
September 23, 5 - 8 p.m.
  Postpartum Support Group
This group offers a safe space, expert assistance, and peer support to new mothers.
September 25, 6 - 7 p.m.
Our very popular baby & parent music class. Registration required and priority will go to first-time participants. Call 504-821-6633.
Mondays in October, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  Cooking Matters
Facilitated by Second Harvest, this 6-week session will begin October 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Registration is required and classes fill up quickly! Call 504-821-6633.
Thursdays, October 9 - November 13, 6 - 8 p.m.
Friends of NOPL Friends of New Orleans Public Library
Half-Price Book Sale
Hundreds and hundreds of books with red dot stickers that are priced at 50¢ or more are on sale half price! Come get lots of great buys and support NOPL.
August 30 - September 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Latter Library (in the Carriage House behind the library)
Champions for the Young Child Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN)
Champions for the Young Child
The Champion for the Young Child campaign is an ongoing call to action for elected officials, early childhood practitioners, providers and community partners to participate in a long term early childhood support campaign. Champions will lead the charge in many different areas of supporting youth development, from educating citizens on the importance of this period of a child's life to advocating for improved measures in the policy world to including the unique Champions logo on communications to spread awareness of the cause.
For more information on this campaign, visit
Turn the Page
A collaborative effort to make New Orleans the most literate city in America by 2018.
For more information on Turn the Page, visit

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