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All NOPL locations will be closed on Friday, April 3. The Latter Library will be closed on Sunday, April 5.
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Support NOPL 20% on 20: Support New Orleans Public Library
New Orleans Public Library has been named the 20% on 20 partner for 2015 by local apparel and gift company Dirty Coast. On the 20th day of every month in 2015, 20% of all Dirty Coast product sales, both in store and online, will be donated to the Library. In case you’re not familiar with Dirty Coast, they specialize in fun, local, products featuring all things New Orleans – Mardi Gras, Music, Food, and on and on. You can check out their full line of products on their website, dirtycoast.com, or in either of their store locations, 5631 Magazine Street or 329 Julia Street. Buy on the 20th and support NOPL!

Every Child Ready to Read
Every Child Ready to Read is a national early literacy program of free workshops for families with children from birth to age 5. Learn how you can help your child develop early literacy skills -- which lead to life-long results. The 60-minute sessions include practice with your child.
March 8 - May 28
Various Locations
Link here for the Spring 2015 Schedule
Easter Egg Hunt Easter Egg Hunts
Children of all ages are invited. There will be story time, crafts, games, candy, plastic eggs with prizes, and lots of fun!
March 31, 5 - 6 p.m. -- East New Orleans Regional Library
April 4, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- Keller Library & Community Center
Bruce Davenport, Jr. Display Art Opening and Month-Long Display
"The Dapper Welcomes Ms. Cathy": The Art of Bruce Davenport, Jr.
New Orleans native Bruce Davenport Jr. lives & works in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans & devotes his time to meticulous graphic reenactments of the local musical culture of junior high and high school marching bands, those decimated by the levees breech and those that survive today. World renowned as an artist with exhibits Italy, France, Japan, & others, Mr. Davenport is an artist whose work has been applauded by art critics as breaking down the partition separating folk art from fine art. Mr. Davenport’s works will be accompanied by the works of several other local artists.
On Display: March 1 - 31
Children's Resource Center
Ladies First Foundation, Inc. and NOPL Present . . .
2015 Dress Me Beautiful Prom Dress Drive
Find that gently used dress and donate today. New or gently used gowns, sizes 0 - 26, and accessories will be collected to benefit the Dress Me Beautiful Prom Project Giveaway Event. Dress drive donations can be dropped off at any one of the NOPL locations listed below.
March 2 - April 4
Algiers Regional Library, East New Orleans Regional Library, Keller Library & Community Center, Main Library, Mid-City Library, Latter Library, Smith Library
El dia de los ninos El día de los niños / El día de los libros
We have many programs sheduled featuring different countries from around the world. Pick up a passport at any library and collect stamps while you learn about new places.
April 4 - 30
All Locations
Link here for the schedule of events
Poetry Panel Poetry Panel
Poets Gina Ferrara, Melinda Palacio, and Andy Young will read from their poetry collections in honor of Poetry Month. Following the reading, there will be a question and answer session, with a reception to follow. Signed copies of the poets' books will be available for purchase.
April 4, 2 - 4 p.m.
Latter Library
Link here for more information
Saturday Morning Cartoons Saturday Morning Cartoons
Families are invited to watch cartoons on our BIG SCREEN and eat a bowl of cereal in their pajamas(not required).
Every 2nd Saturday (beginning April 11), 10 a.m. - Noon
East New Orleans Regional Library
ENO's 3rd Birthday You're Invited to . . .
East New Orleans Regional Library's 3rd Birthday Party
We'll be celebrating all day. Birthday cake served at 4 p.m.
April 11, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
East New Orleans Regional Library
Link here for the schedule of events
Poetry Upcycling Poetry Upcycling
Poets Jordan Soyka and Brett Evans demonstrate how to turn any piece of writing into poetry (and even make old poems new!) through the technique of erasure. In this hands-on workshop, participants ages 10+ will be encouraged to make their own erasure creations. Refreshments will be served.
April 11, 2 - 4 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
The Nix Library and Carrollton Area Network (CAN) Present . . .
The Spirit of Carrollton 2015 Photo Contest
The Nix Library and Carrollton Area Network (CAN) invite all amateur photographers to submit entries to our 2015 Photo Contest. We are looking for images that capture the “Spirit of Carrollton” – natural beauty, recreational activities, architectural points of interest, as well as people enjoying and enriching our community. The winning photographs will be displayed at Nix Library and in various public outlets in Carrollton and on the internet. The “Best in Show” winner’s photo will be screened onto a “Spirit of Carrollton” t-shirt.
Contest dates: March 1 - April 11
Link here for information on how to enter
How to Become a Publicity Magnet How to Become a Publicity Magnet
Award winning author and speaker, Havilah Malone, will present information on the importance and techniques to successful publicity and promotion of your business.
April 15, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Book Discussion - Unbroken Book Discussion
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
You've heard of the Oscar nominated movie Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie. Now join fellow readers as we discuss the man, Louis Zamperini, and the book by Laura Hillebrand that inspired it all. Come prepared to discuss this story with other readers and staff of the National WWII Museum and explore artifacts from the Museum connected with Zamperini's life and the experiences of Allied POW's in the Pacific.
April 15, 6 p.m.
Latter Library
Purchased Lives NOPL and the Algiers Historical Society Present . . .
Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1805-1865
Erin Greenwald of The Historic New Orleans Collection will discuss the exhibition she curated, which runs through July 18th at the Williams Research Center. The show is called "Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808-1865," and focuses on New Orleans' role as the largest slave market in the antebellum South.
April 18, 10 a.m. - Noon
Algiers Regional Library
Edible Book Festival Edible Book Festival
Come assemble, display, and consume your literary, edible creations. We will have prizes, delicious snacks, activities for young people, and so much more.
April 18, 12 - 3 p.m.
Alvar Library
Comic Workshop Teen, Tween Comic Workshop by Harriet Burbeck
Kids will explore visual narrative by making small comic books and creating their own visual stories.
April 18, 2 - 4 p.m.
Nix Library
Wills 101 Wills and Trusts 101: Basic Estate Planning in Louisiana
If you do not have a plan for protecting your assets while you are alive and controlling who receives the benefit of your assets after you die, then Louisiana has a plan . . . and you may not like it! During this one-hour program, William J. Perry will explain the basics of Louisiana’s plan and options for making a plan of your own. This program is presented in celebration of Smart Money Week.
April 21, 6:30 p.m. -- Nix Library
April 22, 5:30 p.m. -- Robert E. Smith Library
April 25, 12:30 p.m. -- Rosa Keller Library & Community Center
Wills 101 Jazz History
Join Eric Seiferth of the Historic New Orleans Collection for a discussion of the history of jazz.
April 29, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
AARP Free Tax Service AARP Free Tax Service
This service will be offered at a number of our locations February through mid-April
Mondays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Algiers Regional Library
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Latter Library
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Keller Library & Community Center
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Norman Mayer Library
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- East New Orleans Regional Library
Link here for a list of other Free Tax Help Sites in Orleans & Jefferson Parishes
Free Comic Book Day NOPL, in partnership with Crescent City Comics, presents . . .
Free Comic Book Day
Join us, all day long, for free comics, fun, and more!
May 2
All Locations
Career Workshop Series Career Workshop Series
With Jessica Rareshide, Certified Personnel Consultant and Certified Staffing Professional. These workshops will provide the strategies and techniques to find the right job and career for you.
January 22 - May 28
Various Locations
Link here for more information, dates, times, and locations
RESOURCES
Every Child Ready to Read: Resources Every Child Ready to Read
Resources for Parents and Caregivers
The Every Child Ready to Read Program is a parent and caregiver education initiative, designed to introduce the practices for building early literacy skills, practices that can be enjoyed during your child's day-to-day routines. This program provides fun activities that highlight local stories, customs and culture, and develops early literacy skills necessary to become READY TO READ when a child enters school.
Explore the many ways you can help your child become READY TO READ
Good Reads for Teens Good Reads for T(w)eens
Link here for lists of good reads for tweens and teens
From Our PARTNERS
BIA Events Events Sponsored by the . . .
Broadmoor Improvement Association at the Keller Library & Community Center
  Liberty's Kitchen Grand Opening
The new Green Dot Cafe run by Liberty's Kitchen will have its preview party. Join us for good food and drinks, giveaways, and a raffle.
March 28, 1 - 4 p.m.
  Free and Confidential HIV Testing
Provided by the Institute for Women and Ethnic Studies
April 1, 2 - 5 p.m.
  Free Kindermusik Classes
The Tibodeaux School of Music will conduct 4 sessions of Kindermusik to children under 3 yrs. old. Register at broadmoorcoordinator@gmail.com or call 821-6633. Spaces fill quickly and are reserved for first-timers.
Beginning April 8, 5:30 - 6:30
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 letsturnthepage.com

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