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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 youíre not familiar with Dirty Coast, they specialize in fun, local, products featuring all things New Orleans Ė 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!

El dia de los ninos El día de los niños / El día de los libros
We have many programs sheduled featuring different countries from around the world. Pick up a passport at any library and collect stamps while you learn about new places.
April 4 - 30
All Locations
Link here for the schedule of events
Wills 101 Jazz History
Join Eric Seiferth of the Historic New Orleans Collection for a discussion of the history of jazz.
April 29, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
Dolphin Conversation Amazon River Dolphin Conversation with Suzanne Smith
Suzanne M. Smith, the director of the Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation and Broadmoor community member, has worked with marine mammals for over 25 years in the United States and Latin America. Her experiences range from rescuing animals to training animals of all species. Now she is focusing on the conservation of the Amazon river dolphin and its surrounding ecosystem. Come see images and learn about her travels to the Amazon Rainforest, the local residents, and the amazing animals who live along the beautiful Rio Negro. The Amazon river dolphin faces many threats. We will also discuss how the Foundation is working to save them.
April 30, 6 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Free Comic Book Day NOPL, in partnership with Crescent City Comics, presents . . .
Free Comic Book Day
Join us, all day long, for free comics, fun, and more!
May 2
All Locations
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.
May 2 (Rain Date), 12 - 3 p.m.
Alvar Library
Author Series: Wayne Curtis NOPL Author Series
Wayne Curtis: And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails
Demon Rum has long shouldered blame for such dark episodes as the slave trade, the excesses of blood thirsty pirates, and widespread drinking that led to Prohibition, but it rarely gets credit for its positive role in American culture. Join Wayne Curtis, author of And a Bottle of Rum, for a lively discussion of rum's illustrious past and an historic rum cocktail demonstration and tasting.
May 4, 6:30 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Cinco de Mayo Festival Cinco de Mayo Festival
Join us for a special storytime and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a piñata.
May 5, 5 p.m.
East New Orleans Regional Library
Mind Your Business NOPL and the Algiers Economic Development Foundation Present . . .
Mind Your Business
Speakers from LiftFund and Whitney Bank will discuss Small Business Banking: Access to Capital. This seminar will help identify strategies and broaden your business knowledge, whether you are a new entrepreneur or have been in business for years.
May 6, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Teddy Bear Tea Teddy Bear Tea Party
Come join us at our 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Tea Party! We'll be reading stories, drinking tea, eating cookies, and blowing bubbles together. Disposable cups will be provided, but bringing your own teacup is reccommended. Donít forget to Bring Your Own Bear!
May 9, 2 p.m.
Latter Library
Author Night at Hubbell Author Night at Hubbell
Double Feature: Jyl Benson and Kit Wohl
Join us for a discussion of Jyl Benson's Fun, Funky and Fabulous: New Orleans Casual Restaurant Recipes and Kit Wohl's New Orleans Classic Creole Recipes
May 12, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
Connell Valette NOPL and the Algiers Historical Society Present . . .
Connell Valette
Did you know there's a Valette Street in Algiers Point? Join Connell Valette as he gives a presentation on his ancestral family.
May 16, 10 a.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Introduction to Genealogy Resources Introduction to Genealogy Resources
This class will introduce beginners to the genealogy resources available in the Louisiana Division/City Archives.
May 16, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Main Library
Born to Dance Born to Dance!
Love to dance? Learn a short dance routine, no matter what kind of experience you have! Class will be taught by Karen Davis-Jones, owner of Studio K Performance Company and Dance Educator of the Landry-Walker's Dance Department. Students ages 10-18 are welcome to attend.
May 16, 1 - 2 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
An Evening with Jose Torres-Tama An Evening with Performance Artist & Poet José Torres-Tama
Immigrant Dreams and Alien Nightmares is a debut collection that documents twenty-five years of José Torrest-Tama's poetry in his unique bilingual voice.
May 21, 7 p.m.
Nix Library
Link here for more information
DIY Jewelry Making DIY Jewelry Making
Learn how to make your own jewelry. Come get creative and take a piece of your own handmade jewelry home. This DIY program is for people of all ages. Students under 13 years old must be accompanied by a guardian. Space is limited -- call or come in to reserve your spot.
May 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
So You Think You Can Dance? So You Think You Can Dance?
Teens are invited to view a film on one of the most high energy contemporary dances around, Krumping. Having roots in South Central Los Angeles, this popular dance has become a high intensity form of self-expression. There will be a Krumping demo after the movie. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided!
May 23, 5 - 7 p.m.
Nix Library
Tales of the Cocktail Tales of the Cocktail
Join Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail, and Scot Mattox, founder of El Guapo Bitters and Algiers Point resident, as they discuss all there is to know about bitters.
May 26, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
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).
May 28 and June 25, 6:30 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Every Child Ready to Read
Every Child Ready to Read is a national early literacy program of free workshops for families with children from birth to age 5. Learn how you can help your child develop early literacy skills -- which lead to life-long results. The 60-minute sessions include practice with your child.
March 8 - May 28
Various Locations
Link here for the Spring 2015 Schedule
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
Spoken Word Weekly Workshop for Teens Spoken Word Weekly Workshop for Teens
Studying the work of contemporary poets and spoken word artists, teens will focus on imagery, metaphor, narrative, and other important devices as they create their own written work. The workshop is led by Sam Gordon, a spoken word artist and educator based in New Orleans.
Saturdays (beginning June 6), 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Nix 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
  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.
  Mandarin Chinese for Beginners
Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 2 - 4 p.m.
  Chutney Making
Join us for wine, cheese, and chutney! Learn to make a savory red onion chutney and take some home! Register at the KLCC desk or call 821-6633.
May 5, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
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