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Halloween Events Halloween Events at NOPL
Join us for Halloween movies, stories, and spooky crafts
October 25 - November 1
Various locations
Link here for the schedule of events
Fall Festivals Join us for ...
Fall Fun Festival
November 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Link here for details
Bibby Gumbo Book Club Bibby Gumbo Book Club
The Bibby Gumbo Book Club is New Orleans East's first parent-baby book club. A series of interactive games along with an innovative craft session will infuse literacy and laughter.
November 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
East New Orleans Regional Library
Link here for more information
Poetry for Teens Poetry for Teens
Experience, Letter-Writing, Group Discussion/Exchange, and more! These workshops are made possible through a generous grant from .
November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 1 - 3 p.m.
Children's Resource Center
Bonnie Warren, New Orleans Homes at Christmas Author Night at Hubbell
New Orleans Homes at Christmas
Join author Bonnie Warren for a discussion of her new book.
November 4, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
NOLAbeings NOLAbeings: Daily Stories & Portraits of People in New Orleans
An evening with photographer Claire Bangser, project creator.
November 6, 6 - 7 p.m.
Nix Library
Tom Dent Literary Festival The African American Resource Center & Dillard University Present . . .
The Tom Dent Literary Festival
The Tom Dent Literary Festival was established by the New Orleans Public Libraryís African American Resource Center in 1999 as a tribute to the late New Orleans author Thomas Covington Dent. The purpose of the Festival is to increase awareness of modern African American literature, to provide a venue for emerging artists to exhibit their work, to create an interest in reading, and to honor the memory of New Orleans author Tom Dent.
November 6 & 7, various times
Main Library & Dillard University
Link here for program details, times, and locations
Concert/Lecture, Saluting the Broadway Musical Saluting the Broadway Musical
Join us for the Second in a series of concert/lectures saluting the Broadway musical. Come learn about the history of such great shows as Hello Dolly!, Man of La Mancha, Company, Evita, and Sweeney Todd.
November 6, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library
Link here for more information on the program
Author Reading with Luci Parham Author Reading with Luci Parham
Luci Parham will read her book Sacalait Smith, about a young girl who learns the important lessons of self-acceptance and appreciation of where she comes from.
November 8, 2:30 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Youth Poetry Workshops Youth Poetry Workshops
New Orleans Spoken Word Artists will present monthly workshops that include poetry writing and performance, with the goal of building community through writing and strengthening students' written and verbal communication skills.
Second Monday of the Month (beginning November 10), 5 p.m.
East New Orleans 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.
Workshop Schedule
November 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Celebration Reading: December 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Rosa Keller Library & Community Center
Link here for more information
Alvar Arts Alvar Arts Presents . . .
Myrna Leticia Enamorado
An on air personality, painter, and book artist from Kenner, Myrna Leticia Enamorado will read a selection from Growing Flowers By Candlelight In My Hotel Room, one of her hand made artist books -- collections of illustrations, completed over a decade.
November 11, 7 - 9 p.m.
Alvar Library
Link here for more information
Every Child Ready to Read Every Child Ready to Read Family Workshops
Parents with children aged 0 to 5 are invited to come and have an hour of hands-on parent-child activities and get tips and recommendations on helping your child learn language skills.
September 10 - November 13
Various NOPL locations
Link here for the schedule of classes
New Orleans Comics and Zines Fest New Orleans Comics and Zines Fest
Artists and writers will each have a table of their work for sale or for trade; attendees are encouraged to look through everything and interact with the creators, and bring things they've made and trade and share zines, and comics. Throughout the day, there will also be presentations on newspaper history in New Orleans, the how-tos of starting a zine distro, a Photoshop tutorial, a screening of Howl's Moving Castle, a puppet show in a special Kids Zone, and several music performances.
November 15, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Main Library
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An Evening of Poetry An Evening of Poetry
Join us for an evening of poetry. Local poets Bobby Toomer, Clemonce Heard, and Valentine Pierce will read and speak their work.
November 18, 7 - 9 p.m.
Alvar Library
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 Magicís 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
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 Gurtnerís 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 Ė 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
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
  Hope Stone Healing Arts
This 6-week workshop uses the healing gift of the arts to unlock your creativity and help you discover and maintain your motivation towards living a healthy life. Please call 504 821-6633 to register
Thursdays, beginning October 23, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  Eatmoor with the Broadmoor Market
Two of Kellerís most popular events have joined forces to present a fun evening of delicious food truck fare, live music, and local arts and crafts! Join us and enjoy the best Broadmoor has to offer.
October 28, 5 - 9 p.m.
  Halloween at Keller
Be sure and make the Keller Library and Community Center a stop on your trick or treat travels! Weíll surprise you with treats and more.
October 31, 3 - 4:30 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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