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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!

2015 Black History Month Programming Celebrate Black History Month 2015
Black History Month 2015
Join us in February for programs for all ages celebrating African-American history and culture.
February 5 - 28
All Locations
Link here for the full schedule of events
Link here for the shedule of programs for Adults
Link here for the schedule of programs for Teens & Tweens
Link here for the schedule of programs for Children
2015 Paul Robeson Acting Competition Black History Month Contests
  2015 Paul Robeson Acting Competition
Open to all students in Orleans Parish ages 12 - 19. (See schedule of programs for Teens & Tweens above for details.)
Register by February 25
Link here for registration form
  Black History Month Author-Title Match Up
Open to library card holders over the age of 18. To enter, visit any of our libraries and fill out the entry form.
Entries must be received by 5 p.m., February 28

AARP Free Tax Service AARP Free Tax Service
This service will be offered at a number of our locations February through mid-April
Mondays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Algiers Regional Library
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Latter Library
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Keller Library & Community Center
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Norman Mayer Library
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- East New Orleans Regional Library
Link here for a list of other Free Tax Help Sites in Orleans & Jefferson Parishes
Youth Poetry Workshops Youth Poetry Workshops with Slam New Orleans
Slam New Orleans (SNO) is a community-based organization and home of Team SNO. The team, established in 2008, promotes literacy, creativity and self-expression by urging youth and adults alike to become vocal about what matters to them. This multi-part workshop for youth and teens will engage participants with poetry both through hearing it and creating their own. The workshops are supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.
March 9, 5 - 6:30 p.m. -- East New Orleans Regional Library
Explore Your Heart Explore Your Heart
February is Heart Health Month. The Association for Women In Science, Southern Louisiana, will be doing hands on activities to illustrate how the heart and cardiovascular system work and why having a healthy heart is important. For students ages 8 - 14.
March 4, 3 p.m. -- Keller Library & Community Center
March 22, 2 p.m. -- Latter Library
Evolution of Francophile to Anglophile Language Identification in Louisiana NOPL and the Algiers Historical Society Present . . .
The Evolution of Francophile to Anglophile Language Identification in Louisiana
Joseph Dunn, the Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Laura Plantation, in Vacherie, La., will take us on a linguistic journey of the earliest inhabitants of the Louisiana colony: Native Americans with their Mobilian-Choctaw pidgin, early French and Canadian colonists, and West African slaves. Their unique settlement yielded a dialect found only in Louisiana.
February 28, 10 a.m. - Noon
Algiers Regional Library
Bruce Davenport, Jr. Display Art Opening and Month-Long Display
"The Dapper Welcomes Ms. Cathy": The Art of Bruce Davenport, Jr.
New Orleans native Bruce Davenport Jr. lives & works in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans & devotes his time to meticulous graphic reenactments of the local musical culture of junior high and high school marching bands, those decimated by the levees breech and those that survive today. World renowned as an artist with exhibits Italy, France, Japan, & others, Mr. Davenport is an artist whose work has been applauded by art critics as breaking down the partition separating folk art from fine art. Mr. Davenport’s works will be accompanied by the works of several other local artists.
Opening: March 2, 10:45 a.m.
On Display: March 1 - 31

Children's Resource Center
The Nix Library and Carrollton Area Network (CAN) Present . . .
The Spirit of Carrollton 2015 Photo Contest
The Nix Library and Carrollton Area Network (CAN) invite all amateur photographers to submit entries to our 2015 Photo Contest. We are looking for images that capture the “Spirit of Carrollton” – natural beauty, recreational activities, architectural points of interest, as well as people enjoying and enriching our community. The winning photographs will be displayed at Nix Library and in various public outlets in Carrollton and on the internet. The “Best in Show” winner’s photo will be screened onto a “Spirit of Carrollton” t-shirt.
Contest dates: March 1 - April 11
Link here for information on how to enter
drseuss.jpg Read Across America Story Times
Join Us to Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Grab your hat and read with the Cat at these special Dr. Seuss story times!
March 2, 5 p.m. -- Latter Library
March 2, 5 p.m. -- East New Orleans Regional Branch
March 2, 5:30 p.m. -- Norman Mayer Library
Wings Over New Orleans Wings Over New Orleans: An Evening With John Taylor
In 1975, Wings came to New Orleans to record Venus and Mars at Allen Toussaint's recording studio and, while they were here, the McCartneys met musician, actor, and photographer, John Taylor. Taylor took many candid photographs and has now published them in Wings over New Orleans. His presentation will include images and stories, discussion, and book signing. Refreshments will be served. Copies of Wings over New Orleans will be available for sale courtesy of Octavia Books.
March 2, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Learning Everyday Together Series A Program of Early Learning Focus
Learning Everyday Together Series
Early Learning Focus, Inc. is partnering with Keller Library & Community Center to offer a hands-on workshop at the Library. Participants will learn simply everyday activities that help children to get ready for and be successful in school. All activities will be paired with children's books available for loan from the Library. Open to families with children ages 3 to 7. Dinner will be provided free of charge.
March 5, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Register today! Space is limited. Link here for the registration form.
Curtain Up Light the Lights Curtain Up! Light the Lights!
The Broadway Musical 2000-present day
Join us for the fourth and final lecture in our series saluting the Broadway musical
March 5, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library
Spring Planting Spring Planting in Hubbell's Community Garden
Join us to help us plant Spring veggies in our community garden
March 7, 12 - 1 p.m.
Hubbell Library
Concert by Jack Sanders The Piatigorsky Foundation Presents . . .
Guitarist Jack Sanders in Concert
A one-hour, intimate and enchanting concert featuring an amazing artist. Through his musical performance and comprehensive commentaries, you will gain an unparalleled understanding of the classical musical pieces and composers. Please come and be inspired by this live concert.
March 8, 12 p.m.
Latter Library
Link here for more information
Solar Power Robots & Makerspace Teen Tech Week 2015 - March 7-March14
Link here for the full schedule of events
Solar Power Robots at Tubby and Coo's and Teen Tech Week Makerspace
The Mid-City Library is visiting Tubby and Coo's Mid-City Bookshop for Teen Tech Week. We will be demonstrating solar power with hands on activities. Afterwards, join us at the Mid City Library to learn about circuits and create original projects with 3D pens.
March 14, 12 p.m. (Tubby & Coo's); 1:30 p.m. (Mid-City Library)
Mid-City Library
Tea Party Story Time Special Tea Party Story Time
Boys and girls, please wear your tea party best and celebrate Spring with us. Teddy bears and other stuffed animal friends are invited. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 504 596-2641 to RSVP.
March 14, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Your Sensational Brain Celebrate Brain Awareness Week
Your Sensational Brain
LSU Health Science's Neuroscience Center will be visiting with microscopes, models, and specimens that included preserved human and monkey brains. Children will also have a chance to mix art and science by crafting their own mini brains models and drawings.
March 21, 2 - 5 p.m.
Children's Resource Center
A Red Light Look at New Orleans History NOPL Author Series
A Red Light Look at New Orleans History
Pamela Arceneaux, Senior Librarian/Rare Books Curator of the Historic New Orleans Collection will present a lively history of prostitution in New Orleans, including references to the “correctional” girls and the casket girls, quadroon balls and the system of plaçage, red light areas prior to Storyville, prominent personalities, the Blue Books, jazz, and the demise of Storyville.
March 25, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
Wine Tasting & Reading Wine Tasting and Poetry Reading by Niyi Osundare
Swirl in the City will conduct a wine tasting, to be followed by a reading by award-winning, visting Nigerian poet Niyi Osundare.
March 26, 7 - 9 p.m.
Nix Library
Edible Book Festival Edible Book Festival
Come assemble, display, and consume your literary, edible creations. We will have prizes, delicious snacks, activities for young people, and so much more.
April 18, 12 - 3 p.m.
Alvar Library
Comic Workshop Teen, Tween Comic Workshop by Harriet Burbeck
Kids will explore visual narrative by making small comic books and creating their own visual stories.
April 18, 2 - 4 p.m.
Nix Library
Career Workshop Series Career Workshop Series
With Jessica Rareshide, Certified Personnel Consultant and Certified Staffing Professional. These workshops will provide the strategies and techniques to find the right job and career for you.
January 22 - May 28
Various Locations
Link here for more information, dates, times, and locations
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
  One-on-One Technical Assistance
Tuesdays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  Mocha Moms
A support group for moms and kids
Second and Fourt Wednesdays of the month, 10 a.m. - 12:30 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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