Norman Mayer Library
Library Manager - Kirsten Corby
The Norman Mayer Library offers a wide collection of books, music, and movies along with having a computer lab and fax services. There is a dedicated space for children with their own computers plus a space specifically for teens. The library also offers weekly programs such as storytime and weekly tech help in the computer lab. Additionally, the library hosts several adult programs such as a book club and adult coloring.
The library is named for New Orleans businessman and one of the original Tulane College of Commerce and Business guarantors, Norman Mayer. After his passing, his wife donated money to the New Orleans Public Library to have the library opened. Doors opened in 1949 and the library has been serving the Gentilly area since.
Wed, October 18th / 6pmNorman Mayer Library
Please join author David Cappello as he discusses his new book The People’s Grocer: John G. Schwegmann, New Orleans, and the Making of the Modern Retail World. Schwegmann was the visionary founder of the legendary New Orleans supermarket chain that pioneered the modern big-box concept. Along with spotlighting his life, career, and family legacy, this biography describes and discusses old corner grocery stores, outdoor and public markets, manufacturer price fixing, the supermarket revolution, postwar New Orleans politics, and the battle over the Superdome. These stories and more are explored in this epic book spanning retail history from the pre-industrial 1850s to the post-industrial 1990s. (More)