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Teen Raffle, Library Card Sign Up month September is Library Card Sign Up Month
Teen Raffle
Teens! Get a new library card or update your current card’s information to be entered into a raffle drawing for a gift card. Raffle open only for those age 12-17.
September 1 - 30
Any NOPL location
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
The Pythian Temple, talk by Keith Weldon Medley A presentation by Keith Weldon Medley
The Pythian Temple, 1908: "A Monument to What the Negro Can Accomplish"
Keith Weldon Medley, author of We As Freemen: Plessey vs. Ferguson, will discuss the history of the Pythian Temple, 234 Loyola Ave., built by African American businessmen at the turn of the century, and featured in the exhibit.
September 17, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library Auditorium
This presentation is in conjunction with the Louisiana Division's new exhibit, From Common and Basin to Tulane and Loyola: 150 Years of Change in Our Neighborhood, which looks back at the history of the Main Library site and tells the story of three adjacent properties, the Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Hospital, the Pythian Temple, and Duncan Plaza, and, more briefly, Charity Hospital and Rampart Street.
On view September 8 - Spring 2015
Main Library (3rd floor)
The full exhibit can also be seen online here
Author Reading: Allison Lane A Reading with Author Allison Lane
Author Allison Lane will read her book Uncle Arnel and the Swamp Witch, as well as have a mini presentation on local history.
September 18, 5 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Basque-American Community in Louisiana Basque-American Community in Louisiana
Michel-Antoine Goitia Nicolas, founder of the Louisiana Basque-American Society and Cultural Organization, will discuss local Basque culture and history.
September 18, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Nix Library
Creative Writing Workshop Creative Writing Workshop
Trisha Rezende, MFA, leads a dynamic writing workshop where students will produce, share, and critique texts while learning how to develop character, voice, and style.
September 20, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Nix Library
Magic Tree House Book Club Magic Tree House Book Club
If you enjoy Jack and Annie’s adventures, join us for trivia, crafts, and fun and friendly discussion.
Every Third Saturday (beginning September 20), 11 a.m. - Noon
[This first meeting will be a planning and interest meeting.]
Nix Library
A B C & D's of Medicare The A B C & D's of Medicare
A presentation to educate seniors and their families on Medicare and their options by Derek Grantz, Independent Insurance Agent.
September 20, 3 - 4 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Eat Drink Read The African American Resource Center presents . . .
Eat. Drink. Read.
Take the rare opportunity to eat in the library! Bring your lunch to the AARC on the following Fridays, and we'll treat you to an array of books and resources. Feel free to learn discuss, and debate. We choose a different African American topic every week!
September 26, October 10, October 24, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Main Library (2nd floor)
Bilingual Storytime Bilingual Storytime / Hora Del Cuento Bilingüe
Join us as Spanish speaker Marjorie Kouns hosts a bilingual storytime.
September 27, 2:30 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Bilingual Storytime Bilingual Storytime / Hora Del Cuento Bilingüe
A storytime program that uses various elements such as books, music, finger plays, flannel boards and other storytelling techniques to equally promote and encourage the development of early literacy skills and inspire a love of reading in both English and Spanish.
Last Saturday of the Month (Beginning September 27), 3 - 4 p.m.
Norman Mayer Library
Affordable Care Act Presentation & Wellness Screening Affordable Care Act Presentation & Wellness Screening
The Daughters of Charity staff will answer the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and HOW of Obama Care. (The next open enrollment period for health insurance begins on November 15.)
September 27; Presentation: 11 - 11:45 a.m.; Wellness Screening: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Nix Library
Michaela Harrison Music for the Soul
Michaela Harrison in Concert
“Her voice is simultaneously sultry and sensitive, a healing force in words and sound. It is what distinguishes her from so many others...” (Lovell Bealieu, New Orleans Tribune)
September 27, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Nix Library
Life Learning Workshops Life Learning Workshops
A four week series of workshops presented by Holomua Life Learning, a program for students by students. Sign up for all or any of these workshops to become prepared to enter the professional world, by learning practical skills from college students. Open to all high school students, ages 14 - 19. Free meals and participation prizes.
September 29 - October 2, 4 - 5:15 p.m.
Norman Mayer Library
Link here for more information about the workshops and how to sign up
Publishing 101 Publishing 101
If you're a writer who is interested in publishing your own or others' work, come hear author/publisher Gary Michael Smith discuss the process of small press publishing from start to finish.
October 2, 6 - 7:00 p.m.
Nix 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
October 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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
Golden Age of the Broadway Musical The Golden Age of the Broadway Musical: 1943-1960
Please join us for the first in a series of concerts/lectures saluting the Broadway Musical (Light refreshments will be served.)
October 9, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library
Link here for more information on the program
Personal Map Making Library After Dark
One Book One New Orleans Personal Map Making Event
This year's One Book One New Orleans selection, Unfathomable City, features essays about New Orleans and creative maps reflecting the unique history and culture of our city. This Library After Dark event will allow our patrons to express their creative side through making maps that reflect their own memories and experiences in New Orleans FOOD. (Beer and wine will be served.)
October 9, 7 - 8:45 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Public Lab: Urban Restoration Mapping Blitz NOPL and the Broadmoor Improvement Association present . . .
Public Lab: Urban Restoration Mapping Blitz
Public Lab is kicking off a project to map eight urban wetland restoration sites around New Orleans. This new project will bring together local community members to learn and use Public Lab DIY tools. At this event, teams of volunteers will meet at Keller in the morning and then take Public Lab kits with balloons, kites, and long poles, to create aerial images of the restoration sites. Returning to the Keller for lunch, we will use the afternoon to build our maps and share images using Public Lab's open source mapknitter software.
To participate in this DIY research project, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
October 11, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
P.3 Reads NOPL and Prospect 3 present
A Conversation about Walker Percy's The Moviegoer
Join P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and P.3 Artist Sophie Lvoff in a discussion of Percy's 1962 National Book Award winning novel.
October 16, 6 - 7 p.m.
Main Library
Link here for more information on the program
Third Coast Beats Music Production Workshop Teen Read Week 2014
3rd Coast Beats Music Production Workshop
3rd Coast Beats teaches the Art of Beatmaking to New Orleans youth, led by local artists & musicians. Participants will learn the basics of Hip-Hop music production while working hands-on with the most popular hardware and software used by today’s top beatmakers.
Space limited to 25 teens. Please call 504 596-2641 to make a reservation.
October 18, 2 - 4 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
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
  Vintage Plant Show
Rosalie Torres of NEW ORLEANS GREEN will open a special show of vintage pots and plants in our sunroom.
September 20
Join us for our bi-monthly ARTMOOR Art opening featuring the work of Charlie Johnson and Ricky Henry. Meet the artists and enjoy music, wine and cheese.
September 20, 2 - 4 p.m.
Friends of NOPL Friends of New Orleans Public Library
Half-Price Book Sale
Hundreds and hundreds of books with red dot stickers that are priced at 50¢ or more are on sale half price! Come get lots of great buys and support NOPL.
August 30 - September 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Latter Library (in the Carriage House behind the library)
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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