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.

Upcoming Events

Wednesdays 3pm - 5:30pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Wednesdays

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Teen duelists of all skill levels welcome! Every Wednesday. (More)

Thursdays 1:30pm, Saturdays 1pm

Story Time with Craft

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Enjoy story time and crafts with your child in a safe, welcoming environment. Library staff are there to welcome you and your child for a pleasant shared experience. Reference books and databases are available to assist your child in completing homework assignments. Story Times are open to all families and... (More)

During Library Hours

Computer Assistance

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The New Orleans Public Library has partnered with YMCA Educational Services (YES!) and Tulane School of Social Work to bring quality computer skills training to the Main Library. Find the offering that's right for you from the options listed below. Mondays & Thursdays at 10am - 11:30am Not sure how... (More)

Saturdays 1pm - 4pm

Saturday Chess League

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Join us each Saturday afternoon to learn and play chess. Open to adults and teens; beginners and skilled players. Every Saturday. (More)

Thursdays 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Maker Crafternoon

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We will rotate Maker activities, crafts, and research skills on a weekly basis. Please call 504-596-2565 with any questions. Every Thursday. (More)

Thursdays 4pm - 6pm

Homework Help

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Homework help is available every Thursday afternoon in the teen zone with a dedicated librarian for assistance. Every Thursday. (More)

Fridays 3pm - 4:30pm

Xbox Afternoon

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BYO rated T games or play ours! Every Friday. (More)

Wednesdays 9am - 10am

Coffee, Donuts, and Conversation

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Get to know your neighbors, learn about community resources and programs, and enjoy breakfast on the Main Library's Gravier-side porch. Sponsored by students from Tulane School of Social Work, YES!, and the New Orleans Public Library. Every Wednesday. (More)

Wednesdays 5:30pm

Fabulous 4

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Join on Wednesdays in April for 4 fabulous foreign films! Under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn will be provided. April 5 - Amores Perros (2000) Rated R, 2hr 35min April 12 - Dancer In The Dark (2000) Rated R, 2hr 21min April 19 - Pan's Labyrinth (2006)... (More)

2pm - 4pm

Tabletop Gaming (every 4th Saturday of the month)

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In the Teen Zone. Every 4th Saturday of the month. (More)

2pm - 4:30pm

Black Sci-Fi Club (every last Saturday of the month)

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Explore Black contributions to science fiction through books and film. This month, we'll watch and discuss the movie Attack the Block, featuring John Boyega! This movie is rated R. Watch the trailer here. Every last Saturday of the month. (More)

2pm - 4pm

Video Game Day (every 1st Saturday of the month)

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Play your favorite video games in the Library's auditorium. We have Guitar Hero, Wii Sports, Playstation, and much more. It's all FREE so bring a friend. Every 1st Saturday of the month. (More)

2pm - 3pm

Know Your Rights: Spring Training Series with ACLU

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Knowing your rights when interacting with authorities can be tricky business but having this knowledge can make all the difference. Do you know your rights? For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the... (More)

Join us for a night of table top gaming upstairs at Mimi's hosted by the New Orleans Public Library, featuring new, original indie titles, old classic favorites, and everything in between! Bring a few friends or make some new ones. Get a library card, or renew your old one. Check... (More)

2pm - 4pm

Teen Movie Matinee (every 2nd Saturday of the month)

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In the Auditorium. Every 2nd Saturday of the month. (More)

3pm

African American Genealogy Club

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Find support, advice, and make a new friend while researching your African American history. Everyone from novice to genealogy guru welcome! (More)

2pm - 4pm

Anime Club (every 3rd Saturday of the month)

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In the Auditorium. Every 3rd Saturday of the month. (More)

12:30pm - 2pm

Cosplay (every 3rd Saturday of the month)

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In the Teen Zone. Every 3rd Saturday of the month. (More)

3pm - 4:30pm

Maker Sundays- NOPL littleBits Global Chapter Meetup (every 3rd Sunday of the month)

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Come together to learn, play, and build with littleBits at the Main Library in Youth Services. Each month will be a different design challenge. Open to all skill levels, ages 8-17 and caregivers. Click here for more information. Every 3rd Sunday of the month. (More)

3pm

African American Genealogy Club

Main Library

Find support, advice, and make a new friend while researching your African American history. Everyone from novice to genealogy guru welcome! (More)

3pm

African American Genealogy Club

Main Library

Find support, advice, and make a new friend while researching your African American history. Everyone from novice to genealogy guru welcome! (More)