Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library
5120 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 596-2625 Directions Events News


Library Manager - Missy Abbott

The Milton H. Latter Memorial Library is located on St. Charles Avenue and serves the Uptown community. The 1907 neo-Italianate mansion was generously donated to the city by the Latter family to serve as a library in memory of their son. Today the branch offers programs for all ages as well as reading rooms, computers, printers, and wi-fi. Another popular draw are the Friends of New Orleans Public Library's book sales which take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am - 2pm in the home's former carriage house.

The History of Latter Library.

Upcoming Events

Tuesdays 10:30am, Saturdays 10:30am

Join us for story time fun with a new story every week. Story Times are open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under unless noted. Every Tuesday & Saturday. (More)

Wednesdays 12pm - 2pm

Community Composting with New Orleans Public Library/ Compostaje en New Orleans Public Library

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off DID YOU KNOW: Americans throw out over 36 million tons of food waste each year. Once in landfi lls, food breaks down to produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change. Now, you can bring your frozen food scraps to our weekly food... (More)

12pm - 1pm

Lego Club (every 4th Saturday of the month)

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

Come build and play with a wide assortment of Lego bricks. For ages 5-12. Every 4th Saturday of the month. (More)


Every Child Ready to Read Workshop: Fun with Letters

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

When do children start learning language?
How can I prepare my child for Kindergarten?
Will this help my child in school?
Get the answers and everyday activities that prepare your child from birth to age 5 for success in school. We offer 4 workshop topics, each with different activities, a... (More)


Poetry Buffet (every 1st Saturday of the month)

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

Join one of our most popular programs where three local poets read from their own work each month. This month's featured poets are TBD. Every 1st Saturday of the month. (More)

6pm - 8pm

Sew Hip NOLA (every 2nd Tuesday of the month)

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

Sew Hip Nola is a monthly gathering of intermediate sewists who meet to create various projects together. Upcoming projects and photos can be found on our Facebook group, Sew Hip NOLA. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. (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)

6pm - 8pm

Wine & Coloring (every 3rd Thursday of the month)

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

Come join us a relaxing night of coloring and wine sipping! Ages 21 and up. Every 3rd Thursday of the month. (Times may change over the summer, so please check back or call Latter Library at 504-596-2625.) (More)