New Orleans Public Library is partnering with the New Orleans Sexual Assault Response Team to collect donations in March for sexual assault survivors. We seek donations of new t-shirts, socks, underwear, scrubs, and flip flops at participating locations. (More)
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.
Exhibition of photographs and ceremonial attire of women who participate in the community based customs of the Black Masking/ Mardi Gras Indian, Baby Doll, and Social Club traditions. While African American men’s roles in the indigenous ritual procession traditions go back over a century, the vital role of women is not as widely known. This exhibit illustrates a historical overview of the pride and work involved in preparing for the neighborhood processions that bring beauty and pride to New Orleans. This is documented through photographs and the ceremonial attire of these women. (More)
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)