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Youth Mural Project Comes to East New Orleans Regional Library

For the past few weeks, 17-year-old Aliyah has spent almost every afternoon at East New Orleans Regional Library doing what she loves most: painting. But Aliyah isn’t working on just any piece. She and local artist Journey Allen are chipping away at a large and vibrant mural that takes up most of the Read Boulevard wall of the Library.

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Algiers Regional Library opened on Holiday Drive in 1966.
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Algiers Regional: ‘A Library for the Future’

In the 1960s, New Orleans Public Library officials launched an ambitious plan to create a network of large branches to span the city by 1971. On April 19, 1966, the first of these “superior” libraries opened as Algiers Regional Library at 3014 Holiday Drive.

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Andrew Mullins and Brittanny Silva head the Library's research into New Orleans streets up for renaming.
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Library Research Provides Facts-Based Foundation to Rename Streets

Two New Orleans Public Library researchers have been working tirelessly to produce an in-depth, facts-based report on the origins and historical context of 25 street and park names throughout the city, which have been flagged for celebrating the Confederacy and are being considered for renaming.

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