Alvar Library

Alvar Library
913 Alvar Street
New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 596-2667 Directions Events News


Library Manager - Adrienne Johnson

Located in the Bywater neighborhood, the Alvar Library was built by the WPA in 1940 and is a fine example of the Art Deco architectural style of that period. Weekly, we offer computer tutoring, storytime, and crafts. Collection highlights include locally-made comics and zines.

Upcoming Events

Thursdays 11am - 1pm

Basic Computer Training

Alvar Library

Learn the basics about computers in this class. Every Thursday. (More)

Tuesdays 11am

Toddler Story Time

Alvar Library

Join us for story time, which includes stories, singing, movement, and crafts for babies and children up to age 5. Every Tuesday. (More)

Saturdays 2pm - 4pm

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

Alvar 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)

3pm - 4pm

Alvar Book Club (every 4th Saturday of the month)

Alvar Library

March's selection is The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Read the book and come discuss with fellow readers. Light refreshments provided. Every 4th Saturday 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)

2pm - 3:30pm

A Reading in the Garden

Alvar Library

Come hear our poets and prose writers from the 2016-2017 In the Garden Writers' Workshop read their work! There will be a few special surprise guests. Light refreshments will be served. (More)

2pm - 3pm

Creative Life, Quality Life

Alvar Library

Explore your creative life path through art, philosophy and writing. This program is presented by Phyllis Parun, a native New Orleanian, gifted artist-poet-philosopher-culturer who has spent her life in creative pursuits and developing community. Attendees will surely achieve insight while exploring how words, creativity and questioning enhance their personal life’s... (More)

6pm - 7pm

Know Your Rights: Spring Training Series with ACLU

Alvar Library

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)