Main Library

Main Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 596-2560 Directions Events News

Description

Library Manager - Emily Painton

The Main Library, located in the Central Business District, opened in December 1958. The building, encompassing three main floors and two sub-basements, is the Library's flagship location, providing the system's largest collection of popular and research sources.

The Main Library offers a wide collection of books, music, and movies, and hosts many programs for children, teens, and adults.

Events on 9/20/2018

Thu, September 20th / During Library Hours

Main Library

The New Orleans Public Library is proud to announce a temporary installation in partnership with Paper Monuments, Stories Unfold. This series is designed to engage a broader audience than traditional historical markers through the combination of written (narrative) and illustrated (visual) storytelling and is inspired by HistoryPin and the American Library Association. (More)

Thu, September 20th / By Appointment

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Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-2570. (More)

Thu, September 20th / During Library Hours

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Make a fun simple craft with supplies and examples provided. A new craft every two weeks. This is a passive craft for children, located in the Alan and Cecilia Sands Early Literacy Center. Assistance from a guardian is recommended for younger ages. (More)

Thu, September 20th / During Library Hours

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This exhibit presents a selection of women who owned real estate or businesses in New Orleans during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Ranging from the well-known, like the Baroness Pontalba, to the obscure, like midwife Susie A. Carter, each contributed in some way to the economy of the Crescent City. The exhibit uses municipal and civil court records, directories, newspapers, and other sources in the Louisiana Division/City Archives to illustrate who these women were and how they represent the spirit of female enterprise in New Orleans. (More)

Thu, September 20th / 8:30am - 10am

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Bring your frozen food scraps in a reusable or compostable container to feed farm animals or be turned into nutrient-rich composted used by local farms. (More)

Thu, September 20th / 10am - 4pm

Main Library

Enrolled students receive individualized teaching focused on academic skills, workforce development, and technological knowledge. Enrollment is required. (More)

Thu, September 20th / 1:30pm

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Open to all families and caregivers with children age 7 and under. (More)

Thu, September 20th / 4pm - 6pm

Main Library

A dedicated staff person is available in the Teen Zone to provide teens with one-on-one assistance using HomeworkLouisiana and navigating the college application process. For ages 13 - 19. (More)

Thu, September 20th / 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is an interest-based learning environment for teens ages 13 - 18 to work with new technologies with help from their peers and adult mentors. Community Night is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come view the space and see the projects teens have been creating and working on. (More)