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All NOPL facilities will be closed on Friday, April 18. The Latter Library will be closed on Sunday, April 20.
Design Contest
NOPL wants YOU to create the design for the
2014 Teen Summer Reading Program.
Show us your best work
and you could win a $100 gift certificate.

Deadline for entries is April 21
Link here for details
What Are Your Library Memories?
Share them and win an

Deadline for entries is April 30
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Author Talk: Danial Black Celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19
Teen Literature Day falls during National Library Week
Link here for lists of good reads for t(w)eens
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
P.3 Reads Prospect New Orleans presents
A Conversation about China and Its Modernity
Lisa Rotondo-McCord and Yu Jiang will engage Liu Ding, artist from China, in an open and participatory discussion about China and its Modernity, using texts by Wang Hui and the authorís reexamination of the cultural and political legacy of the twentieth century in China.
April 17, 6 - 7 p.m.
Mid-City Library
LINK HERE for more information
Alvar Arts Alvar Arts presents . . .
Reading With Patti
Join dancer/choreographer Scotty Heron and his fearless performers Nari Tomassetti and Owen Ever in a new kind of reading hour at the library.
April 17, 7 - 9 p.m.
Alvar Library
LINK HERE for more information
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 19 and 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.
Kids Gardening Event Kids Gardening Activity
A special gardening event for kids with the Latter Garden Conservancy
April 19, 3 - 4 p.m.
Latter Library
Lego Club Lego Club
Join us every month to explore books and Legos! It's lots of fun!
Third Saturday of the month (beginning April 19), 3 - 4 p.m.
Smith Library
Entrepreneurial Training Program Do you have a business or are you thinking of starting one?
Entrepreneurial Training Program
OPERATION HOPE Financial Dignity Center will be hosting a FREE 12 week Entrepreneurial Training Program for new start-ups & existing business owners who desire to make the dream of business ownership a reality.
April 21 - June 11, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
East New Orleans Regional Library
LINK HERE for the schedule and additional information
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.
April 24, 11a.m. - 12 p.m.
May 10, 1 - 2 p.m.

Nix Library
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
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
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, 4:00 p.m.
East New Orleans Regional 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 thewholegrittycity.com for more information on the film
BIA Events Events Sponsored by the . . .
Broadmoor Improvement Association at the Keller Library & Community Center
  Kids Cooking Class
Call today to register for these free classes. Children 6 to 12 years old will learn how to make simple, healthy , delicious snacks and meals the whole family can enjoy. Register at the Keller Community Center or call 821-6633.
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (beginning April 12)
  Spring Egg Dyeing
Join us for a fun, free afternoon of egg-dyeing at the Keller Teaching Kitchen. Open to all ages.
April 11, 3:30 to 5:00
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.
Calculate the Value of Your Library Use
Are you curious about how much the services the library provides you would cost if you had to pay for them directly? LINK HERE and find out.

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