All NOPL locations will be closed on December 24, 25 & January 1 and will close at 3 pm on December 31.
The Latter Library will be closed on December 28.

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Affordable Health Care Enrollment Affordable Health Care Enrollment
The New Orleans Marketplace Enrollment Team will be on hand to help you sign up for the Affordable Health Care Act or update your coverage.
December 18, 22, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Alvar Library
Seasonal Songs Seasonal Songs
Holiday music concert by the New Aurora Saxophone Ensemble
December 20, 2 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Santa is Coming to the Library Santa Is Coming to the Library
Santa Claus is coming for a visit and will conduct a story time for young children and those young of heart. (Parents, bring your cameras!)
December 20, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Cocoa and Caroling Cocoa and Caroling
We'll be singing Holiday Carols and drinking hot chocolate on the porch. Join us to sing or to be sung to!
December 21, 2 - 3 p.m.
Latter Library
French Bilingual Storytime French Bilingual Story Time - L'Heure de conte Bilingue
Come listen to stories told in French and English and learn French words and songs.
First Saturday of the Month (Beginning January 3), 2 p.m.
Nix Library
Youth Poetry Workshops with Slam New Orleans 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.
Every Saturday, January 10 - February 7, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Alvar Library
Back to the Future II Screening and Discussion Back to the Future II: All Ages Screening & Discussion
In this film made 26 years ago, Marty McFly travels to 2015 and experiences our new year in ways both unexpected and hilariously outdated. Let's talk about what they got right and what was pure science fiction. Refreshments will be served.
January 10, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Author Ron Chapman NOPL Author Series: Ron Chapman
Ron Chapman discusses his new book The Battle of New Orleans: "But for a Piece of Wood". His visit coincides with the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans.
January 15, 6 p.m.
Mid-City Library
P.3 Reads: Firelei Baez NOPL and Present . . .
Firelei Báez
Fierlei Báez discusses Junot Diaz's The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao with Jose Torres-Tam, Artefuturo Productions.
January 15, 6 - 7 p.m.
Nix Library
MLK Birthday Celebration Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
Join us to celebrate Dr. King's legacy. The program will feature a special keynote speaker and performances. Happy Johnson is the Master of Ceremonies, and Kai Knight's Silhouette Dancers will perform. Presented in partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission.
January 16, 12 - 1 p.m.
Main 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
Slavery By Another Name Documentary Screening & Discussion
Slavery By Another Name: Past & Present
A screening of the PBS documentary, Slavery By Another Name, followed by a discussion led by Laura Murphy, Loyola University Assistant Professor and Director of the Modern Slavery Project
January 22, 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
For more information, call the Nix Library (504 596-2630)
Author Talk: Ann Benoit Author Talk: Ann Benoit
Ann Benoit is an award-winning food writer, food photographer and culinary book packager. She is the author and photographer of the Pelican Publishing titles New Orleans Best Seafood Restaurants, New Orleans Best Ethnic Restaurants, and Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard Cookbook.
January 29, 6:30 - 7:30 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
  Mindfulness Meditation
Lee Hoffman, LCSW, has practiced and taught mindfulness meditation for over 10 years and will offer a weekly meditation class. She will offer a weekly class in mindfulness meditation on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 for 6 weeks. Research has shown that regular practice increases brain connections and powers of observation while lowering stress levels and promoting improved health. Enjoy peace of mind during the holidays and all days!
Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30, December 8 - January 12
  Mom 2 Mom
Join other moms for a time of support, sharing and learning. Free childcare, bus tokens, baby items, and snacks will be offered!
2nd Wednesday of the month, 3 - 5 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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