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Events on 11/15/2018

Thu, November 15th / By Appointment

Central City Library

Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-3110. (More)

Thu, November 15th / During Library Hours

Main Library

The New Orleans Public Library is proud to announce a temporary installation in partnership with Paper Monuments, Stories Unfold. This series is designed to engage a broader audience than traditional historical markers through the combination of written (narrative) and illustrated (visual) storytelling and is inspired by HistoryPin and the American Library Association. (More)

Thu, November 15th / During Library Hours

Mid-City Library

The New Orleans Public Library is proud to announce a temporary installation in partnership with Paper Monuments, Stories Unfold. This series is designed to engage a broader audience than traditional historical markers through the combination of written (narrative) and illustrated (visual) storytelling and is inspired by HistoryPin and the American Library Association. (More)

Thu, November 15th / By Appointment

Main Library

Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-2570. (More)

Thu, November 15th / By Appointment

Martin Luther King Library

Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-2695. (More)

Thu, November 15th / By Appointment

Mid-City Library

Designed for adults who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-2654. (More)

Thu, November 15th / By Appointment

Nix Library

Designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-2630. (More)

Thu, November 15th / During Library Hours

Main Library

Make a fun, simple craft with supplies and examples provided. We will have a new craft every two weeks. This is a passive craft for children, located in the Alan and Cecilia Sands Early Literacy Center. Assistance from a guardian is recommended for younger ages. (More)

Thu, November 15th / During Library Hours

Main Library

This exhibit presents a selection of women who owned real estate or businesses in New Orleans during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Ranging from the well-known, like the Baroness Pontalba, to the obscure, like midwife Susie A. Carter, each contributed in some way to the economy of the Crescent City. The exhibit uses municipal and civil court records, directories, newspapers, and other sources in the Louisiana Division/City Archives to illustrate who these women were and how they represent the spirit of female enterprise in New Orleans. (More)

Thu, November 15th / By Appointment

Robert E. Smith Library

Designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-2638. (More)

Thu, November 15th / By Appointment

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library

Designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-3113. (More)

Thu, November 15th / By Appointment

Nora Navra Library

Designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-3118. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 8:30am - 10am

Main Library

Bring your frozen food scraps to our weekly food waste drop-off. For more information, click more. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 9am - 10:30am

Nora Navra Library

Designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-3118. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 10am - 4pm

Main Library

Enrolled students receive individualized teaching focused on academic skills, workforce development, and technological knowledge. Enrollment is required. Call 504-596-3842 or email yes@ymcaneworleans.org. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 10:30am - 12pm

East New Orleans Regional Library

Meet officers from NOPD's 7th District. Get to know your neighborhoods and our officers better in this open conversation. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 11am - 1pm

Alvar Library

Designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 11am

Mid-City Library

Open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 4pm - 6pm

Main Library

A dedicated staff person is available in the Teen Zone to provide teens with one-on-one assistance using HomeworkLouisiana and navigating the college application process. For ages 13 - 19. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 4pm - 5pm

Central City Library

Build and play with a wide assortment of Lego bricks. For ages 7 - 12. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 4pm - 5pm

East New Orleans Regional Library

Make a craft or participate in an activity every week. For ages 6 - 12. Click more to view weekly activities. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 4pm - 5:30pm

Nora Navra Library

A different activity for teens and tweens every week. Call the Library at 504-596-3118 for this week's activity. For ages 12 - 17. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 5pm - 6pm

Algiers Regional Library

Thor, a licensed therapy dog, provides a patient and receptive audience for reluctant readers- and kids who just love dogs- to practice reading aloud. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 5pm - 7pm

Martin Luther King Library

Enjoy a movie based off of a YA novel and refreshments. Click more to view upcoming selections. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Norman Mayer Library

Discuss a new book each month. New members are always welcome. Call the Library at 504-596-3100 for this month's selection. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Library

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is an interest-based learning environment for teens ages 13 - 18 to work with new technologies with help from their peers and adult mentors. Community Night is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come view the space and see the projects teens have been creating and working on. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 5:30pm - 7pm

Alvar Library

Bring your frozen food scraps to our weekly food waste drop-off. For more information, click more. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 5:30pm

Norman Mayer Library

Are you an introvert? Don't know how to put yourself out there? Learn how to get comfortable networking at an event. Learn effective ways to make professional connections with one-to-one conversations at events. Create your 30-second elevator pitch. What do you do with all of those business cards? Get those questions and more answered at this networking event. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 6pm - 7:30pm

Alvar Library

He Falls Well is a collection of short stories and vignettes recounting the ups, the downs, and the in-betweens of New Orleans educator and writer Folwell Dunbar. From the Seven Hills of Rome to the Volcán de Fuego in Mexico, from the deck of a German U-boat to the mosh pit of a kindergarten classroom, from close encounters with other species to perfectly planned dates gone terribly awry, the author takes us on an odyssey of misadventures and near-death experiences. (More)

Thu, November 15th / 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Nora Navra Library

Sheba Turk is an anchorwoman like no other. Strong and capable, she forged a path to her successful career with perseverance and hard work. She seized the opportunities given to her and overcame enormous obstacles along the way. In her timely and moving book, Off Air: My Journey to the Anchor Desk, Turk shows us that we too can smooth that bumpy path using the wisdom earned in the early stages of her own career. She covers topics ranging from mentorship to establishing your own brand. (More)