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Join Us to Celebrate Children's Book Week
November 17 - 22
Appearances by children's authors Alexander McConduit and Cecilia Casrill Dartez and performances by the Porta-Puppet Players
Link here for the schedule of events
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Every Child Ready to Read An Evening with Author Chere Dastuge Coen
An award-winning journalist, instructor of writing, playwright, and novelist, Chere Dastuge Coen is the author of Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History, Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana, Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Tour of Acadiana, and co-author of Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.
November 20, 6 - 7 p.m.
Nix Library
Mock Election Mock Election
Children and teens, come cast your vote for the programs you would like to see at the Alvar Library. We will have a real voting machine!
November 22, 2 - 4 p.m.
Alvar Library
Teen Comic Book & Zine Workshop Teen Comic Book and Zine Workshop
Come to this workshop for a chance to create your own comic book or zine with artist Erin Wilson. All materials are supplied.
November 22, 2 - 4 p.m.
Nix Library
Friends of Hubbell Holiday Tree Sale Friends of Hubbell Holiday Tree Sale
Buy your tree from us and Christmas shop locally. Premium quality trees, wreaths & garland! 100% of profits donated to the Hubbell Library. Baked goods and many holiday gifts: local art, Pelican Publishing's books, beautiful jewelry from local jewelry makers and more.
November 29 and 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  Confetti Kids Choir
November 29, 11 a.m.
  Book Signing with Kit Wohl: New Orleans Classic Creole Recipes
November 29, 1 p.m.
  Kids Crafts all day
November 29
Hubbell Library
Poetry for Teens Poetry for Teens
Experience, Letter-Writing, Group Discussion/Exchange, and more! These workshops are made possible through a generous grant from .
December 1, 8, 1 - 3 p.m.
Children's Resource Center
Christmas Season in New Orleans: Pamela Arceneaux Christmas Season in New Orleans: A Celebration with Pamela Arceneaux
Let's get festive and learn about Creole Christmas traditions in the 19th and early-20th centuries, midnight mass at St. Louis Cathedral, reveillon, Papa Noel, shop displays and shopping, holiday fireworks (and other ways of making holiday noise), New Year’s customs, and Twelfth Night – the end of the Christmas season and, in New Orleans, the beginning of the Carnival season with the Historic New Orleans Collection's Senior Librarian and Rare Books Curator, Pamela Arceneaux.
December 3, 5:30 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
George Gurtner, Cast of Characters George Gurtner, Author of Cast of Characters
Award-winning local author, journalist, and lecturer, George Gurtner, will discuss his most recent book, Cast of Characters, colorful true stories of life in and around the Big Easy. The book is titled after Gurtner’s column that he wrote for New Orleans magazine for 35 years. His first book was Historic Churches of Old New Orleans.
December 4, 6 p.m.
Nix Library
How to Get Your Book Published Workshop Publishing Executive Marcus Oaks
How to Get Your Book Published Workshop
Through the workshop, Oaks, former CEO and President of Household Publishing and Enterprises, will show attendees how to compose a winning query letter, evaluate publishing opportunities, compose comprehensive book proposal including building a dynamic platform, formatting your manuscript, developing a press kit, marketing techniques, self-publishing – traditional publishing - print on demand, writing styles, sales history, genres that are generally accepted by publishers, what editors really look for when receiving your solicited material and much more. Please call (504) 596-2605 to register.
December 6, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Main Library
DIY Holiday Craft DIY Holiday Craft with Brittany Smith
This holiday season we'll be making our own DIY Christmas decorations. The class is open to all ages, but space is limited to 20 people. Sign up today at the Algiers Regional front desk.
December 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
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.
Celebration Reading: December 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Rosa Keller Library & Community Center
Link here for more information
Unfathomable Map-Making Big Class Presents . . .
Unfathomable Map-Making
In collaboration with the amazing book Unfathomable City, students will create a map and essays about their personal sites of treasures in New Orleans. Open to students in grades 9 - 12.
December 8-10, 2014, 4:30 - 7 p.m.
To register, go to, call 504 298-3161, or stop by the Big Class Studio at 3718 St. Claude
Rosa Keller Library & Community Center
Link here for more information
Hour of Code Hour of Code
Join us for an introduction to computer science with a program designed by the national Hour of Code initiative. Scheduled during Computer Science Education Week, participants are invited to work through self-guided activities that everybody can do alone or in pairs. We will provide a limited number of iPads. Please bring your own smart phone, tablet, or laptop, if you have one. No prior coding experience necessary.
December 9 - 11, 4 - 5 p.m.; December 13, 3 - 4 p.m.
Rosa Keller Library & Community Center
Makerspace Library Makerspace at Tubby & Coo's Mid City Bookshop
The Mid-City Library is visiting Tubby & Coo's Mid City Bookshop to demonstrate littleBits from our portable makerspace for a hands-on activity to learn about circuits. Open to ages 7 and up.
December 13, 12-1 p.m.
Tubby & Coo's Mid City Bookshop
631 N. Carrollton
3D ornaments 3D Holiday Ornaments
Join us to create a take home ornament using our 3D pens. 3D Doodler pens are available for ages 14 and up. Adult guardians can use the pens to make an ornament base for children to decorate. Craft supplies provided.
December 13, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Mid-City Library
Peace Corps Information Session Live, Learn and Work with a Community Overseas
Peace Corps Information Session
Gain global skills and make a difference for others. Learn about the personal and professional rewards of international outreach and service work through the Peace Corps.
December 16, 12 - 2 p.m.
Main Library
Link here for more information
Cocoa and Caroling Cocoa and Caroling
We'll be singing Holiday Carols and drinking hot chocolate on the porch. Join us to sing or to be sung too!
December 21, 2 - 3 p.m.
Latter Library
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
BIA Events Events Sponsored by the . . .
Broadmoor Improvement Association at the Keller Library & Community Center
  Qi Gong
Learn meditation through the elegant movements of Qi Gong, an ancient practice that brings balance of mind, body and spirit.
Saturdays, 1 - 2 p.m.
  Salsa with Emily
Free classes. No experience or partner necessary
Wednesdays, 6 - 7 p.m.
  EATMOOR in Broadmoor
Get a jump on the holiday spirit with food, music, art, and the warmth of friends and neighbors. Join us for delicious food truck fare, beer, live music, and unique arts and crafts by local artisans.
November 18, 5 - 8 p.m.
  Postpartum Support Group
A group for new moms offering support, understanding and good ideas for navigating those first few months of motherhood.
November 20, 6 - 7 p.m.
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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