Black History Month Events

January 23rd through February 28th

Black History Month Events

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Main Library

NOYOM poetry workshop - Wednesday, January 25 at 4:30pm
New Orleans Youth Open Mic provides a stage and space for young people to explore themselves, to share their writing and experiences with their peers, and to support one another in their artistic endeavors. Open to teens from 13 years to young adults up to 24 years.

Black History Month Genealogy Workshop: Introduction to Louisiana African American Genealogy - Saturday, February 4 at 10:30am
Gaynell Brady will present a talk for novice genealogists that will teach you how to build your family tree! Seminar participants will learn the basics of genealogical research including navigating federal and state documents, using museum resources, and visiting your place of origin.

Black History Month Genealogy Workshop: African American Genealogy Resources in the Louisiana Division/City Archives - Saturday, February 4 at 1pm
Greg Osborn, from the Louisiana Division, will give a presentation discussing how to access resources available in the Louisiana Division/City Archives and the ways in which these resources address African American heritage.

Town Hall Tuesday: Education Advocacy Discussion - Tuesday, February 7 from 6pm - 7:30pm
New Orleans' school system is complex and, sometimes, overwhelmingly confusing to navigate. Learn some techniques to improve the experience and to position your student for a better education. Participants include representatives from One App, Parents’ Guide to Public Schools, Wildseeds, Tulane School of Social Work, 100 Black Men of New Orleans, parents, teachers, and you.

NOYOM Open Mic Day - Saturday, February 11 at 12:30pm
Join New Orleans Youth Open Mic and the Library for an open mic event. All poetry performances welcome.

Black History Month Documentary Film Screening: 13th - Monday, February 13 at 6pm
13th (2016), directed by Ava DuVernay, is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 40m long. This film is rated TV-MA. Watch the trailer here.

Black History Month/Valentine Film Screening: Southside with You - Tuesday, February 14 at 6pm
Future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) go on a fateful first date in the summer of 1989. Directed by Richard Tanne (2016). Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 24m long. This film is rated PG-13. Watch the trailer here.

Algiers Regional Library

NOYOM poetry workshop - Wednesday, February 8 at 4:30pm
New Orleans Youth Open Mic provides a stage and space for young people to explore themselves, to share their writing and experiences with their peers, and to support one another in their artistic endeavors. Open to teens from 13 years to young adults up to 24 years.

Black History Month/Valentine Film Screening: Southside with You - Tuesday, February 14 at 6pm
Future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) go on a fateful first date in the summer of 1989. Directed by Richard Tanne (2016). Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 24m long. This film is rated PG-13. Watch the trailer here.

Black History Month Documentary Film Screening: 13th - Monday, February 20 at 6pm
13th (2016), directed by Ava DuVernay, is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 40m long. This film is rated TV-MA. Watch the trailer here.

Alvar Library

NOYOM poetry workshop - Wednesday, February 1 at 4:30pm
New Orleans Youth Open Mic provides a stage and space for young people to explore themselves, to share their writing and experiences with their peers, and to support one another in their artistic endeavors. Open to teens from 13 years to young adults up to 24 years.

Black History Month Documentary Film Screening: 13th - Monday, February 13 at 6pm
13th (2016), directed by Ava DuVernay, is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 40m long. This film is rated TV-MA. Watch the trailer here.

Black History Month/Valentine Film Screening: Southside with You - Tuesday, February 14 at 6pm
Future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) go on a fateful first date in the summer of 1989. Directed by Richard Tanne (2016). Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 24m long. This film is rated PG-13. Watch the trailer here.

East New Orleans Regional Library

NOYOM poetry workshop - Monday, February 6 at 4:30pm
New Orleans Youth Open Mic provides a stage and space for young people to explore themselves, to share their writing and experiences with their peers, and to support one another in their artistic endeavors. Open to teens from 13 years to young adults up to 24 years.

NOYOM Open Mic Night - Monday, February 13 at 6pm
Join New Orleans Youth Open Mic and the Library for an open mic event. All poetry performances welcome.

Black History Month/Valentine Film Screening: Southside with You - Tuesday, February 14 at 5:30pm
Future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) go on a fateful first date in the summer of 1989. Directed by Richard Tanne (2016). Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 24m long. This film is rated PG-13. Watch the trailer here.

Gullah Folklore - Saturday, February 18 at 11am
Through storytelling, dance, and song, Gullah folklorist Kyndra Joi will lead you through a journey of culture and tradition from the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia, where the descendants of West African slaves still remain today.

Black History Month Documentary Film Screening: 13th - Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30pm
13th (2016), directed by Ava DuVernay, is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 40m long. This film is rated TV-MA. Watch the trailer here.

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

Gullah Folklore - Saturday, February 11 at 1pm
Through storytelling, dance, and song, Gullah folklorist Kyndra Joi will lead you through a journey of culture and tradition from the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia, where the descendants of West African slaves still remain today.

Norman Mayer Library

NOYOM poetry workshop - Monday, January 30 at 4:30pm
New Orleans Youth Open Mic provides a stage and space for young people to explore themselves, to share their writing and experiences with their peers, and to support one another in their artistic endeavors. Open to teens from 13 years to young adults up to 24 years.

Gullah Folklore - Saturday, February 4 at 1pm
Through storytelling, dance, and song, Gullah folklorist Kyndra Joi will lead you through a journey of culture and tradition from the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia, where the descendants of West African slaves still remain today.

Black History Month/Valentine Film Screening: Southside with You - Tuesday, February 14 at 6pm
Future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) go on a fateful first date in the summer of 1989. Directed by Richard Tanne (2016). Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 24m long. This film is rated PG-13. Watch the trailer here.

Black History Month Story Time - Saturday, February 18 at 1pm
Join us in the children's room at the Norman Mayer library for a special story time and craft celebrating black history month. For ages 5-12. Reservations are required. Call Kenna at 504-596-3100 to reserve your spot.

Black History Month Documentary Film Screening: 13th - Tuesday, February 21 at 6pm
13th (2016), directed by Ava DuVernay, is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 40m long. This film is rated TV-MA. Watch the trailer here.

Mid-City Library

NOYOM poetry workshop - Monday, January 23 at 4:30pm
New Orleans Youth Open Mic provides a stage and space for young people to explore themselves, to share their writing and experiences with their peers, and to support one another in their artistic endeavors. Open to teens from 13 years to young adults up to 24 years.

Robert E. Smith Library

Black History Month Documentary Film Screening: 13th - Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm
13th (2016), directed by Ava DuVernay, is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 40m long. This film is rated TV-MA. Watch the trailer here.

Black History Month/Valentine Film Screening: Southside with You - Tuesday, February 14 at 6pm
Future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) go on a fateful first date in the summer of 1989. Directed by Richard Tanne (2016). Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 24m long. This film is rated PG-13. Watch the trailer here.

Other Upcoming Events

During Library Hours

Hubbell Library offers one-on-one HiSET tutoring by appointment. Call us and book a one-hour session today! Contact Catherine at 504-596-3113. Every day. (More)

Wednesdays 6pm -7pm, Saturdays 10am - 12pm

Free Notary Public Services

Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center

Free Notary Public services are offered in the sunroom. Please call 504-821-6633 to confirm availability. Every Wednesday & Saturday. (More)

Wednesdays 3pm - 5:30pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Wednesdays

Main Library

Teen duelists of all skill levels welcome! Every Wednesday. (More)