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Summer Reading Program 2016 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

The 2016 Summer Reading Program is bigger and better than ever with events, reading rewards, contests, prizes, and raffles. With over 350 events for children, teens, and adults, there is something for everyone all throughout June and July.
LINK HERE TO SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

Signing up for the Summer Reading Program allows you to track your reading and event attendance so that you can earn rewards and be entered into prize raffles.
SIGN UP AT ANY LIBRARY LOCATION OR LINK HERE.

For more information about Summer Reading Program rewards, prizes, and more, LINK HERE.


Teen Short Story Writing Contest 2016 Teen Short Story Writing Contest
Ten teen writers will win a $50 gift card and will have their stories published in a chapbook from 13Thirty Books, will attend and be recognized at the Anthony Awards Ceremony on September 16. Sponsored by BoucherCon 2016: World Mystery and Thriller Conference and the Friends of NOPL.
Contest Dates: June 5 to August 3.
Link here for the complete contest rules

Free ACT Practice Tests Free ACT Practice Tests @Your Library
NOPL is now offering FREE ACT Practice Tests. Register Today with the Princeton Review. And don't forget you can find free ACT study books at the library, and through our website database, Learning Express
June 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Norman Mayer Library & Algiers Regional Library
July 23, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Norman Mayer & Algiers Regional Library
August 20, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Main Library & Algiers Regional Library
Link here more information
Ask a Lawyer Services Ask-A-Lawyer Services
Alvar Library will be hosting a lawyer to provide notary services to the public and to answer legal questions.
June 25, July 2 & 9, 12 - 2 p.m.
Alvar Library
Dark & Stormy History of the Cocktail Series
Dark & Stormy
Ahoy! Join us as we dive into the origins of the Dark & Stormy. As always, a tasting will follow the presentation. (All patrons must be 21 and over to attend.)
June 25, 5 - 6 p.m.
Smith Library
Big Class Summer Workshops Big Class Summer Workshops
Join Big Class staff and volunteers for poetry-based zine making workshops. At each workshop, you will create a one-page zine. All poems will be published in a Big Class summer anthology, and all poets will receive a copy of the final book. Free to students ages 6 - 13.
June 27, 2 - 4 p.m.
Alvar Library
ER Series ER Series
Blood Pressure Testing
High blood pressure usually doesn't have any sumptoms, so it's important to monitor it. Dr. Oden will be doing free blood pressure testing.
June 27, 5 - 6 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Write Here, Write Now Write Here, Write Now: A Fiction Writing Workshop with Allison Alsup
Whether you're an absolute beginner or a seasoned veteran, this three session course is designed to jump start your story writing.
June 29, 6 - 8 p.m.
Children's Resource Center
Link here for more information
Know Your Money, Know Your Finances Know Your Money, Know Your Finances
Join representatives of Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company as they host a series of workshops covering topics of debt, savings, first-time home buying, investing and retirement. This first session will focus on the topic Taking Control of Your Finances: A Plan to Reduce Debt & Build Savings. Please RSVP at 596-2641.
Wednesdays in May and June, 6 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Link here for a list of dates and topics
Greg Giegucz Art Exhibit Greg Giegucz Art Exhibit
A native of New York, Greg Giegucz is a multimedia artist who resides in and works out of New Orleans. After earning an MFA from the Memphis College of Art in 2006, he relocated to New Orleans to draw from its devastated landscape, still recovering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Fascinated with imagery that combines cities with living organisms, Giegucz joined New Orleans' rapidly evolving community to study displacement.
On view: July 1 - August 1
Algiers Regional Library
Link here for more information on the artist
Blind Date with a Book Blind Date With a Book
Date night never looked so literary! Hook up during a "Blind Date" with a book and discover the joys of a summer fling without the awful breakup. Use the clues on the covers of wrapped books to meet your perfect match. Take your free book home and together you will enjoy beach trips, cozy nights in, rainy days, and everything in between.
July 2, 12 - 4 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
National Dance Day Choreography National Dance Day Choreography
Learn the official National Dance Day Choreography at NOPL. We've teamed up with the NOLA Dance Network to prepare for the nation-wide flashmob for good health. Learn the choreography at any of the following drop-in sessions and represent your city on National Dance Day. Open to all ages and abilities.
July 7, 4 - 7 p.m. -- Norman Mayer Library
July 14, 4 - 7 p.m. -- Algiers Regional Library
July 21, 4 - 7 p.m. -- Main Library
July 30, 1 - 3 p.m. -- East New Orleans Regional Library
Flashmob with us: July 30, 3:30 p.m. -- East New Orleans Regional Library
Learn more at dizzyfeetfoundation.org/national-dance-day
Woody Francis Exhibit Albert "Woody" Francis Art Exhibit
Algiers Regional Library is pleased to showcase the work of local artist Albert "Woody" Francis.
On Display: June 1 - July 8
Algiers Regional Library
Link here for more information on Mr. Francis and his work
Learn CPR Learn CPR
Learn how to perform CPR on adults, children, and infants in this informative free class. First aid for choking victims and defibrilator training included. Optional: If you need a basic CPR/AED card for work (nationally recognized 2 year cards, issued through ASHI), they will be avialable after class at a special rate for the library ($20).
July 9, 12 p.m.
Hubbell Library
Navigating the Historic Times-Picayune Navigating the Historic Times-Picayune
Have you ever wondered . . . Was your great-grandfather in the newspaper? What happened on Mardi Gras in 1907? The cost of Saints season tickets in 1967? The join us to learn about the Historic Times-Picayune Database, 1837-1988. We will discuss searching techniques and strategies to help you get the most out of your research.
July 10, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Main Library
Don't Get Mad Don't Get Mad [Get Knowledge and] Get Paid
Simone Spence is an advocate and feminist focused on improving the lives of women through engaging, thoughtful, and practical discussion about women's everday feminism. Her book, Deadbeat vs Deadbroke: A Guide to Getting All Children What They Deserve, explores what Louisiana women can do to combat economic insecurity and lack of support from local and state leadership, to improve their lives and the lives of their children.
July 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. -- Main Library
July 12, 6 - 7 p.m. -- Norman Mayer Library
July 13, 6 - 7 p.m. -- Algiers Regional Library
Poets Who Know It Poets Who Know It
Join us for an exciting evening of poetry. Participants are encouraged to bring original poems to read or poems by a favorite author to share. Anthologies will be available for inspiration.
July 13, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Friday Movie Matinee Friday Movie Matinee
Join us this Summer on the third Friday of the month, when we'll show a recent blockbuster or award winner. Popcorn will be served.
July 15 & August 19, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Keller Library and Community Center
Geekfest 2016 Geekfest 2016
Join us in celebrating Sci-Fi and Fantasy in literature, media, and the arts. We'll have fan groups, author talks, workshops, anime screenings, crafts, and mustic performed by SteamCOG Orchestra. Refreshments will be served at this all-day, all-ages event. (Sponsored by the Friends of NOPL, the NOPL Foundation, and Tubbby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop.)
July 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Main Library
SE La Flood Protection Authority - West NOPL & the Algiers Historical Society Present . . .
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - West
Professional Engineer Jesse Noel, P.E. will discuss the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - West (SLFPA-W), which the Louisiana Legislature created in 2006, in response to the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
July 16, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Link here for more information
Littlebits Maker Sundays
NOPL littleBits Global Chapter Meetup
Come together to learn, play, and build with littleBits at the Main Library in Youth Services. Each month will be a different design challenge. Open to all skill levels, ages 8 - 17 and caregivers.
July 17, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Main Library
Link here for the NOPL littleBits Global Chapter's site
The Architecture of Antoine's The Architecture of Antoine's
Harvey Burns, AIA, of the architectural firm Jahncke & Burns Architects, will discuss the French Quarter's 175-year-old renowned establishment Antoine's Restaurant. Burns will discuss the restaurant's buildings from an architect's point of view, and he will talk about some hidden and not-so-hidden features within the buildings. He will also discuss Hurricane Katrina's impact of the buildings. (Sponsored by the Friends of Hubbell Library.)
July 21, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
Author Night at Nix Author Night at Nix
Andy Reynolds & Z.W. Mohr
Andy Reynolds is the author of Spectacle of the Extension and The Axeboy's Blues, the latter being the first book in a series of ruban fantasy/sci-fi novels set in New Orleans. Z.W. Mohr is the author of To Dream of Dancing, the first volume in the series Desdemona's Dreams, and of the upcoming second installment, The Land of Mar.
July 21, 6:30 p.m.
Nix Library
Free Lunches A Summer Feeding Program sponsored by Second Harvest
Free Lunches at the Library
Hot or cold lunch meals will be distributed to all children under 18. All children will also receive milk, fresh fruit and a nutritious snack.
Monday - Friday, June 6 - August 12
11:15 a.m. @ Algiers Regional Library
12:20 p.m. @ Alvar Library
12:45 p.m. @ Children's Resource Center

Monday & Wednesday, June 6 - July 22
12 p.m. @ Rosa Keller Library & Community Center
Bike Repair & Safety Workshop Back to School Bike Repair & Safety Workshop
Bring your bike to this hour and a half workshop where you'll learn how to bike with confidence, stay safe on the road, as well as the basic mechanics and maintenance of your bike. You'll leave knowing how to fix a flat tire, your rights while riding, and how to get the most fun out of cycling, whenever and wherever you ride. Plus, an instructor will be on hand to answer any questions about your bike, binking, and biking in New Orleans. In partnership with Bike Easy. Open to all ages. Door prizes of bike accessories for those under 18.
August 13, 2 p.m. -- Alvar Library
August 20, 12 p.m. -- Keller Library & Community Center
August 27, 12 p.m. -- Algiers Regional Library
August 27, 1 p.m. -- Norman Mayer Library
Dapper Bruce Lafitte Art Exhibit
Artist Dapper Bruce Lafitte & Friends
Bruce Davenport, Jr. was born in 1972 in Charity Hospital and grew up in the Lafitte Housing Project in the 6th Ward. With the encouragement of his grandparents, who raised him, he began to draw at the age of 5 as a means to entertain himself and document the world around him. The artist has been described as, "not so much a self-taught artists as he is a self-taught anthropologist." His vivid color marker drawings, which have received international attention, provide detailed reenactments of the vibrant pageantry of New Orleans culture, the artist's community, and his personal heroes. He currently lives and works in the Lower 9th Ward.
On Display: June 1 - August 31
Main Library
RESOURCES
Career Online High School Earn an Accredited High School Diploma
The New Orleans Public Library is awarding scholarships to the Career Online High School program, which is part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district. This program is designed to provide adults the opportunity to complete their high school education.
Link here to learn more about Career Online High School.
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
Your Card Your Card, Twice the Fun
You can now choose to use either your Library Card or NORDC Rec Card at any Library or NORDC Rec Center.
Click here to learn more.
Ogden Museum Pass Ogden Museum Pass
The New Orleans Public Library and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art have partnered to offer the public the opportunity to check out an Ogden Museum pass from all 14 Library locations. Each pass will provide free museum entry for up to 2 adults and 7 children for a two week period. The pass also includes museum entry to special Ogden programs such as Ogden After Hours, Art for Arts Sake, etc. as well as access to nearly 700 museums throughout the U.S. and Canada through the North American Reciprocal Museum Program. All 14 Library locations have 1 Ogden Museum Pass for check out.

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