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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,, or in either of their store locations, 5631 Magazine Street or 329 Julia Street. Buy on the 20th and support NOPL!

Summer Reading Program 2015 Summer Reading Program 2015
New Orleans Public Library’s 2015 Super Hero themed Summer Reading Program offers something for everyone! Each of our 14 library locations will host events for children, teens and adults throughout June and July. Children and teens who read 8 books or 800 pages will receive special rewards.
  To sign up, visit any library location or link here: Summer Reading Program Sign Up
  Link here for: Children’s Event Schedule, Teens' Event Schedule, Adults' Event Schedule
  Link here for the Adult Summer Reading Program Writing Contest

Tiger Talks NOPL, the Broadmoor Improvement Association, and LSU Health Sciences Center present . . .
Tiger Talks Wellness Program
Members of LSU Health Sciences Center want to talk about wellness with you! Get practical knowledge and join this interactive community conversation. Coffee will be served. Free and open to all ages (children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult).
June 25, 6:30 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Creole Series Part I Creole Series
Part I: Creole History
Creole History will discuss the origins and development of Creole people in the Caribbean and in the Americas. We will look at the source of their language, customs, and culture, as well as the impact that politics and history have had on their lives.
June 25, 7 p.m.
Nix 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 1900? The cost of Saints season tickets in 1967? Then 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 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Main Library
Acting Workshop TV, Film, & Commercial Acting Workshop with Sonia Lopez
In this Hollywood South how-to, you'll learn how to book acting jobs, turn your creative spirit into a successful audition, meet and secure an agent, use improvisation in an audition, and bring a script to life. Build self esteem, confidence, and public speaking skills while performing film, TV, and commercial scripts. Workshops include on-camera work. Beginners to professionals welcome. Reservations required. Call 504 596-2660 or email
July 11, 2 - 3:30 p.m. (For Kids, ages 5 - 15)
July 18, 2 - 4 p.m. (For Teens & Adults, ages 16+)
Keller Library & Community Center
Chess Club Chess Club
Join us for monthly sessions that include learning how to play chess and compete in tournaments. Sessions will be held in the upstairs Teen Room and are open to ages 12-18.
Every 3rd Monday (beginning July 20), 5 p.m.
East New Orleans Regional Library
Our Own Private Peauxdunque Our Own Private Peauxdunque
Featuring Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Terri Shrum, and Tad Bartlett of the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance. Join us for readings, wine, and other refreshments. For adults, 21+.
July 23, 6 - 8 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
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
  Computer 1091
This class will provide a strong foundation to computer beginners in a comfortable, no-stress environment. Registration required (504 821-6633)
Beginning May 7, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
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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