April is National Poetry Month
April 1st through April 30th
For Children & Teens
The New Orleans Public Library is teaming up with Big Class to write poetry and eat greasy treats! Come to one of our workshop and your poetry may be published and delivered on a pizza box on Pizza Poetry Day - Friday, April 21. The Pizza Poetry Project celebrates National Poetry Month and the power of youth voices by publishing poems from New Orleans’ writers ages 6 - 18. Working together with some of the best pizza joints in town, Big Class publishes poems of all kinds on pizza boxes for delivery and pick up on one day in April. The Pizza Poetry Project seeks to reveal a vibrant and supportive poetry community in New Orleans that celebrates youth writing and poetry in general. For more information about Big Class and Pizza Poetry, click here.
Alvar Library on Saturday, April 1 at 2pm
East New Orleans Regional Library on Monday, April 3 at 5:30pm
Algiers Regional Library on Thursday, April 6 at 4pm
It's National Poetry Month! Come hangout and make some blackout poetry!
Norman Mayer Library
Wednesday, April 26 from 5pm - 7pm
For Teens & Adults
Celebrate National Poetry Month as local authors Shadow Angelina, Stacey Balkun, Jade Hurter, and Cassie Pruyn perform selections of their published work at Keller Library.
Keller Library & Community Centers
Thursday, April 13 from 6:30pm - 8pm
Poetry on Tap
Come celebrate National Poetry Month with us at the Old Point Bar (545 Patterson Rd. in Algiers Point). Have a drink, and share some words. Read your original work or some pieces by your favorite poets. Or songwriters, because it's Jazz Appreciation Month too! Funny, sad, long, short... we want them all! Contact Hubbell Library at 504-596-3113 with any questions or poetry/book requests.
Old Point Bar
Monday, April 17 from 6:30pm - 8pm
Other Upcoming Events
Notary Public ServicesRosa F. Keller Library & Community Center
Notary public services are offered free every week. Volunteer run, our community members help other community members. We recommend calling the library at 504-596-2660 ahead of time to confirm a volunteer will be in attendance. Notary services are not available to businesses. Limited to 5 stamps per person. *Every Wednesday... (More)
Community Composting with New Orleans Public Library/ Compostaje en New Orleans Public LibraryMilton 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)