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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.

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.

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

Creole Night Creole Night: A Monthly Series
Creoles in New Orleans
Discover the unique history of Creoles from Louisiana, particularly New Orleans. Learn about who they were -- where they lived, how they earned their livings, what language they spoke, what their day-to-day lives were like -- and about who they are today. Presented by Greg Osborn of NOPL's Louisiana Division/City Archives.
July 28, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Main Library
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 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
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
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
Photography Exhibit Kenneth LaFrance Photography Exhibit
We are pleased to showcase the work of local photographer Kenneth LaFrance.
Exhibit Dates: August 6 - September 6.
Artist Reception: August 10, 5 - 6 p.m..
Algiers Regional 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
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
Kids Code Mondays Kids Code Mondays
Are you interested in computers and learning to code? Join Tech Talent South for an afternoon of code every Monday. Each week they'll cover a different topic so come to every class or stop in when you can. This program is limited to kids, 9 - 13 years. Bring your laptop or we'll provide one for you.
July 18 - August 15, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
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.
August 19, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Keller Library and Community Center
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
August 20, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Main Library & Algiers Regional Library
Link here more information
Society Tombs & German Heritage NOPL and the Algiers Historical Society Present . . .
Society Tombs and German Heritage
Emily Ford, owner of Oak and Laurel Cemetery Preservation, LLC, will present a multifaceted lecture concerning society tombs and German heritage in historic New Orleans and West Bank cemeteries.
August 20, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Link here for more information on the program and the speaker
DIY Mini Electric Cars DIY Mini Electric Cars
Hey teens! Come build a mini electric car out of home and office supplies. Limited supplies are available on a first come, first served basis.
August 27, 2 p.m.
Mid-City 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
In the Garden Writers' Workshop In the Garden Writer's Workshop
Participants will meet monthly to work on writing projects and share their work. The program will be facilitated by staff member Henri Fourroux, who writes and publishes poetry, and staff member Sara Jacobelli, who writes and publishes short stories. Local and visiting authors will stop by periodically to read their work and share writing tips. Participants can work on various genres, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction and plays. Writers of all levels are welcome.
Second Saturday of the Month (September 10, 2016 - May 13, 2017), 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Alvar Library
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
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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