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Wed, October 18th / 9am - 10am

Main Library

Odyssey House will be available to assist with Medicaid applications and questions. Odyssey House can also assist in answering questions such as:
- Why should I go to the doctor when I'm not sick?
- How often should I get tested for STIs?
- How can I apply for Medicaid?
- What is a co-pay?
- I have a loved one who is suffering from addiction, what resources are out there for them?
- How can I find affordable health care? Every Wednesday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 10am - 6:30pm

East New Orleans Regional Library

Computer basics; email accounts; My Hire (LA Works), SNAP, and general benefits application assistance; resume preparation, online job applications, locating social services information (e.g housing, meals, etc.), and referrals to specialized employment programs in the New Orleans area. For more information, please call 504-596-3842 or visit their website. Reservations are required for high school diploma classes. Walk-in computer assistance is every Monday - Thursday from 10am - 3pm.
High school diploma classes are by reservation every Monday & Wednesday from 4pm - 6:30pm. YES! also has an office at the Main Library and is open every Monday - Wednesday from 10am - 4pm for walk-in computer assistance and every Monday - Thursday by reservation from 10am - 4pm for high school diploma classes. (More)

Wed, October 18th / During Library Hours

Main Library

1-on-1 assistance with Internet use, general computer skills, online web searching, software use, and accessing resources available through the library using various electronic devices. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 504-596-2585. Reservations are required. Daily. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 10am - 4pm

Main Library

Computer basics; email accounts; My Hire (LA Works), SNAP, and general benefits application assistance; resume preparation, online job applications, locating social services information (e.g housing, meals, etc.), and referrals to specialized employment programs in the New Orleans area. For more information, please call 504-596-3842 or visit their website. Reservations are required for high school diploma classes. Walk-in computer assistance is every Monday - Wednesday from 10am - 4pm.
High school diploma classes are by reservation every Monday - Thursday from 10am - 4pm.
YES! also has an office at East New Orleans Regional Library and is open every Monday - Thursday from 10am - 3pm for walk-in computer assistance and every Monday & Wednesday by reservation from 4pm - 6:30pm for high school diploma classes. (More)

Wed, October 18th / During Library Hours

Martin Luther King Library

Contact Mary at 504-596-2697 to discuss your computer training needs and to schedule an appointment. Reservations are required. Every Monday - Saturday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / During Library Hours

Mid-City Library

1-on-1 assistance with Internet use, general computer skills, online web searching, software use, and accessing resources available through the library using various electronic devices. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 504-596-2654. Reservations are required. Every Monday - Saturday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / During Library Hours

Nix Library

1-on-1 assistance with Internet use, general computer skills, online web searching, software use, and accessing resources available through the library using various electronic devices. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 504-596-2630. Reservations are required. Every Monday - Saturday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 10am - 11am

Robert E. Smith Library

Did you know that your library card gives you access to hundreds of e-books and audiobooks for free? Visit during our E-Book Help Hour to get started downloading e-books and learn about the many electronic resources available to you! Bring your laptop, smart phone, tablet, or e-reader with you, along with a valid library card. Every Wednesday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / During Library Hours

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library

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 Monday - Saturday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 6pm - 7pm

Rosa 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)

Wed, October 18th / During Library Hours

Robert E. Smith Library

We offer one-on-one basic computer literacy training by appointment. Appointments should be made at least 24 hours prior to the lesson. All training will be done on library-provided computers. Please choose from the following:
• Downloading eBooks with 3M Cloud/OverDrive
• Managing Your Library Account Online
• Creating a Gmail Account
• Viewing Popular Magazines on Flipster
• Getting Started with Microsoft Word 2010 For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 504-596-2638. Reservations are required. Daily. (More)

Wed, October 18th / During Library Hours

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library

Contact Chris at 504-596-3113 to discuss your computer training needs and to schedule an appointment. Reservations are required. By appointment daily. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library

Need help with your homework? Ask at the desk. Every Monday - Thursday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 4pm

Mid-City Library

Join our ongoing littleBits club. LittleBits are modular electronics used to create a wide range of inventions. Members are encouraged to bring their own ideas and construct them with other students. For ages 10 and up. Every Wednesday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / During Library Hours

Main Library

During October, the Main Library will showcase photography from the MyNew Orleans Photo Project on the 2nd floor. Photographs are by those affected by homelessness in our city. There will also be a reception on Tuesday, October 10 from 5pm - 8pm (World Homeless Day). For more information on World Homeless Day, visit their website here. Daily from October 8 to November 4. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 10:30am

Norman Mayer Library

Join us for singing, dancing, stories, and crafts! Story Times are open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under unless noted. Every Wednesday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 10:30am

Children's Resource Center Library

A fun and interactive story time for children. Story Times are open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under unless noted. Every Wednesday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 12pm

Martin Luther King Library

Not sure how to turn on a computer? Afraid to use the mouse? Baffled by all the technological terms? Ready to explore the Internet? Got the basics but want to learn more? Classes are appropriate for beginners and intermediate computer users. Every Wednesday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 3pm - 5:30pm

Main Library

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

Wed, October 18th / 5:30pm

Nix Library

Come enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. This Story Time is open to all families and caregivers with toddlers to children age 7. Every Wednesday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 3pm - 5pm

Algiers Regional Library

The New Orleans Public Library offers after-school snacks and meals for youth in partnership with Second Harvest Food Banks’ Kids Café program at participating branches. Free snacks or meals are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every Monday - Friday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 4pm - 5pm

Alvar Library

The New Orleans Public Library offers after-school snacks and meals for youth in partnership with Second Harvest Food Banks’ Kids Café program at participating branches. Free snacks or meals are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every Monday - Friday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 6pm

Norman Mayer Library

Please join author David Cappello as he discusses his new book The People’s Grocer: John G. Schwegmann, New Orleans, and the Making of the Modern Retail World. Schwegmann was the visionary founder of the legendary New Orleans supermarket chain that pioneered the modern big-box concept. Along with spotlighting his life, career, and family legacy, this biography describes and discusses old corner grocery stores, outdoor and public markets, manufacturer price fixing, the supermarket revolution, postwar New Orleans politics, and the battle over the Superdome. These stories and more are explored in this epic book spanning retail history from the pre-industrial 1850s to the post-industrial 1990s. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 3:30pm - 5pm

Central City Library

The New Orleans Public Library offers after-school snacks and meals for youth in partnership with Second Harvest Food Banks’ Kids Café program at participating branches. Free snacks or meals are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every Monday - Thursday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 3pm - 5pm

Martin Luther King Library

The New Orleans Public Library offers after-school snacks and meals for youth in partnership with Second Harvest Food Banks’ Kids Café program at participating branches. Free snacks or meals are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Every Monday - Friday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 12:30pm - 2pm

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

DID YOU KNOW: Americans throw out over 36 million tons of food waste each year. Once in landfills, 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 waste drop-off locations at New Orleans Public Library and Schmelly’s Dirt Farm will pick it up and turn it into nutrient-rich compost! PLEASE FREEZE YOUR FOOD SCRAPS - no smell, no fruit flies, no rodents We will accept fruit and vegetable scraps (peels, skins, pits or seeds), tea bags and coffee grounds (including paper filter), eggshells, nutshells, seed shells; plain bread, grains and pasta (no toppings). Please bring in a paper or compostable bag, or a reusable container. NO MEAT, NO DAIRY, NO BONES, NO OILY FOODS. Questions? Want to volunteer? Email lynneserpe.nola@gmail.com or find us on Facebook. *No drop-offs when library is closed for holidays (Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving/Eve, Christmas). No drop-offs on Saturday, September 2 or Saturday, December 23. PLEASE ONLY DROP-OFF DURING PROGRAM HOURS. Every Wednesday. (More)

Wed, October 18th / 6pm - 7:30pm

Mid-City Library

DID YOU KNOW: Americans throw out over 36 million tons of food waste each year. Once in landfills, 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 waste drop-off locations at New Orleans Public Library and Schmelly’s Dirt Farm will pick it up and turn it into nutrient-rich compost! PLEASE FREEZE YOUR FOOD SCRAPS - no smell, no fruit flies, no rodents We will accept fruit and vegetable scraps (peels, skins, pits or seeds), tea bags and coffee grounds (including paper filter), eggshells, nutshells, seed shells; plain bread, grains and pasta (no toppings). Please bring in a paper or compostable bag, or a reusable container. NO MEAT, NO DAIRY, NO BONES, NO OILY FOODS. Questions? Want to volunteer? Email lynneserpe.nola@gmail.com or find us on Facebook. *No drop-offs when library is closed for holidays (Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving/Eve, Christmas). No drop-offs on Saturday, September 2 or Saturday, December 23. PLEASE ONLY DROP-OFF DURING PROGRAM HOURS. Every Wednesday. (More)