Alvar Library

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

Description

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

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

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

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)

Join us for a night of tabletop 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 out... (More)

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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)

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)

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)

May's selection is TBD. Read the book and come discuss with fellow readers. Light refreshments provided. Every 4th Saturday of the month. (More)

Join us to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, enjoy refreshments and make "seed bombs." All ages welcome. (More)

Learn how to stay safe and meet a real fireman. (More)

Come join us at BJ's in the Bywater (4301 Burgundy St.) for Barcation, a Summer Story Time for Adults, sponsored by Alvar Library. Join local writers who will read a story or a poem, or just tell a story. The topic is open: You can tell a story about a... (More)

A live puppet show performed by Miss Pussycat and Quintron followed by a demonstration of how puppets and theater work; plus a puppet building workshop! (More)

June 10th

Alvar Library

We will be making key chains and jewelry with puff balls, beads, and tassels. All ages welcome. (More)

June 14th

Alvar Library

Learn about our water systems and what you can do to conserve and protect our Louisiana waterways through stories and maybe a model system. (More)

June 14th

Alvar Library

Create your own floral headband or design your own bandana. All ages. (More)

June 15th

Alvar Library

Join teens from LCCR's Youth Leadership Council for discussion and roleplay around ways that schools can avoid overusing exclusionary discipline (suspension, expulsion, arrest). (More)

June 17th

Alvar Library

Learn while making a t-shirt to take home with this year's winning design. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own shirt or other cotton fabric to print on. (More)

June 21st

Alvar Library

Make your own monster by taking apart and re-sewing stuffed toys together. (More)

June 21st

Alvar Library

An outdoor film series dedicated to the presentation of animated and experimental works. Light refreshments provided. Feel free to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets. (More)

June 22nd

Alvar Library

Tell It Like It Is: Healthy Relationships (More)

June 29th

Alvar Library

Come and share your musical talent and have fun singing a song from a hand-selected playlist in the garden. All ages. (More)

June 29th

Alvar Library

New Orleans has a vibrant street performance culture, but most people don't know how controversial- and how regulated- busking can be. We'll be talking about the laws that regulate street performance in New Orleans, including a brief history of busking in the French Quarter, and show how our Guide to... (More)

Make your own unique pin-back buttons. Ages 8 and up. (More)

Audubon Aquarium brings creatures and exhibits. Hands on. Age 4+ (More)

We will be making key chains and jewelry with puff balls, beads, and tassels. All ages welcome. (More)

July 12th

Alvar Library

Come learn about trash, how to reuse "junk," and make your own recycled journal. (More)

July 13th

Alvar Library

Join Big Class to learn how to transform your original story into animation by learning basic coding. (More)

July 15th

Alvar Library

Learn two easy and fun techniques and go home with wearable art. (More)

July 19th

Alvar Library

Come inside and step into our "drive-in" movie theater, complete with "cardboard box cars" to sit in and popcorn. (More)

July 19th

Alvar Library

An outdoor film series dedicated to the presentation of animated and experimental works. Light refreshments provided. Feel free to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets. (More)

July 22nd

Alvar Library

Come out for a little friendly competition and enjoy playing a game of Capture the Flag. All ages. (More)

July 26th

Alvar Library

We will be making a scrap book of the memories we made this summer. All ages. (More)

July 27th

Alvar Library

Make a model rocket you get to keep. Supplies provided. (More)

July 29th

Alvar Library

Wind down the summer reading program and celebrate all the books you read! All ages welcome. (More)