Events

There is always something fun, entertaining, and educational happening at the Library.

We offer hundreds of events each month. Search below by any combination of date, library location, or age group.

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Events on 1/20/2018

Sat, January 20th / During Library Hours

Main Library

While African American men’s roles in the indigenous ritual procession traditions go back over a century, the vital role of women is not as widely known. This exhibit illustrates a historical overview of the pride and work involved in preparing for the neighborhood processions that bring beauty and pride to New Orleans. It is documented through photographs and the ceremonial attire of the women who participate in the community based customs of the Black Masking/Mardi Gras Indian, Baby Doll and Social and Pleasure Club traditions. (More)

Sat, January 20th / During Library Hours

Main Library

Our one-on-one sessions are designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills. (More)

Sat, January 20th / During Library Hours

Martin Luther King Library

Our one-on-one sessions are designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills. (More)

Sat, January 20th / During Library Hours

Mid-City Library

Our one-on-one sessions are designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills. (More)

Sat, January 20th / During Library Hours

Nix Library

Our one-on-one sessions are designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills. (More)

Sat, January 20th / During Library Hours

Main Library

Make a fun simple craft with supplies and examples provided. 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)

In honor of Black History Month and the New Orleans Tricentennial, the New Orleans Public Library is collecting recipes and the stories behind them for a community cookbook celebrating 300 years of African-American influence on New Orleans cuisine. (More)

Sat, January 20th / During Library Hours

Robert E. Smith Library

Our one-on-one sessions are designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills. (More)

Sat, January 20th / During Library Hours

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library

Our one-on-one sessions are designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills. (More)

Sat, January 20th / 10am - 12pm

Algiers Regional Library

History professor Ron Chapman, PhD., will describe the events leading up to and including the actions that comprised the Battle of New Orleans with special emphasis on certain facts. (More)

Sat, January 20th / 10am - 12pm

East New Orleans Regional Library

Enjoy some play time at the Library. Meet new friends, and share Lego Duplo, Play-Doh, and puzzles with your child. For ages 1 - 5. (More)

Sat, January 20th / 10:30am

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

Vanessa Bertho has been a French storyteller for 13 years now. She uses instruments and songs to bring her stories to life. So, come along young and old and experience the magic of “Il etait une fois…" French Story Time is open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under. (More)

Sat, January 20th / 10:30am - 12pm

Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center

Bring your frozen food scraps in a reusable or compostable container, and we will transport them to local farms to be turned into nutrient-rich compost. (More)

Sat, January 20th / 1pm

Main Library

Story Time is open to all families and caregivers with children ages 7 & under. (More)

Sat, January 20th / 2pm - 3pm

East New Orleans Regional Library

Can you crack the code? Join us for a teen "escape room" activity using our Breakout EDU escape kits. (More)

Sat, January 20th / 2pm - 3:30pm

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

Tyler Bridges, award-winning freelance journalist, will discuss and sign the new book he co-wrote, Long Shot: A Soldier, A Senator, A Serious Sin. Long Shot is the story of John Bel Edwards’ improbable victory over David Vitter in 2015. It’s an inconceivable and sometimes hysterical odyssey that unfolds against the unique backdrop of Louisiana’s back roads, bayous, barrooms, and ballrooms. (More)

Sat, January 20th / 2pm - 3:30pm

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library

Bring your frozen food scraps in a reusable or compostable container, and we will transport them to local farms to be turned into nutrient-rich compost. (More)

Sat, January 20th / 3pm

Children's Resource Center Library

Vanessa Berto, a native of Paris, France, will present a Super Special French Story Time! (More)