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Summer Reading Program 2016 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

The 2016 Summer Reading Program is bigger and better than ever with events, reading rewards, contests, prizes, and raffles. With over 350 events for children, teens, and adults, there is something for everyone all throughout June and July.
LINK HERE TO SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

Signing up for the Summer Reading Program allows you to track your reading and event attendance so that you can earn rewards and be entered into prize raffles.
SIGN UP AT ANY LIBRARY LOCATION OR LINK HERE.

For more information about Summer Reading Program rewards, prizes, and more, LINK HERE.


Film Screening and Discussion Film Screening and Discussion
The Return
In 2012, California amended its "Three Strikes" law -- one of the harshest criminal sentencing polices in the country. The passage of Prop. 36 marked the first time in U.S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of "lifers" was underway. The Return examines this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines -- prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. (This event is in cooperation with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. Filmmakers: Kelly Duane De La and Katie Galloway.)
May 26, 5 - 7 p.m.
Alvar Library
Champagne Cocktail History of the Cocktail Series
Champagne Cocktail
Join us for another round at the Smith Library. Learn how to make a classic champagne cocktail, just in time for summer. A drink tasting will follow the demonstration. (All patrons must be 21 and over to attend.)
May 28, 5 - 6 p.m.
Smith Library
All Day Anime All Day Animé
Like Animé? So do we! That's why we're showing it all day, every Sunday, in the Teen Room. Enjoy your favorite series and some you've never seen. Come just to watch, meet up with friends, or make some new ones. Don't forget to check out some manga to take home while you're here. (psst... we also take requests.)
Every Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
Norman Mayer Library
Know Your Money, Know Your Finances Know Your Money, Know Your Finances
Join representatives of Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company as they host a series of workshops covering topics of debt, savings, first-time home buying, investing and retirement. This first session will focus on the topic Taking Control of Your Finances: A Plan to Reduce Debt & Build Savings. Please RSVP at 596-2641.
Wednesdays in May and June, 6 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Link here for a list of dates and topics
Woody Francis Exhibit Albert "Woody" Francis Art Exhibit
Algiers Regional Library is pleased to showcase the work of local artist Albert "Woody" Francis.
Artist Reception: June 9, 5 - 6 p.m.
On Display: June 1 - July 8
Algiers Regional Library
Link here for more information on Mr. Francis and his work
Chess Club Chess Club
New Orleans Chess Fest presents Saturday Summer Chess. Casual games, instruction and fun. All ages, kids and adults, and all skill levels. Bring a chess set if you wish, but there will be chess sets available.
Saturdays, June 11 - August 16 (except July 2 & 16), 3 - 4 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Link here for more information
Write Here, Write Now Write Here, Write Now: A Fiction Writing Workshop with Allison Alsup
Whether you're an absolute beginner or a seasoned veteran, this three session course is designed to jump start your story writing.
June 15, 22 & 29, 6 - 8 p.m.
Children's Resource Center
Link here for more information
Save Our Cemeteries NOPL & the Algiers Historical Society Present . . .
Save Our Cemeteries
Jeanne Wilson, a volunteer Save Our Cemeteries (SOC) tour guide, will discuss the history of this non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation of the 31 historic cemeteries in New Orleans.
June 18, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Link here for more information
Nat Williams Exhibit Nat Williams Art Exhibit
Algiers Regional Library is pleased to showcase the work of local artist Nat Williams.
On Display: May 15 - June 18
Algiers Regional Library
Link here for more information on Mr. Williams and his work
Littlebits Maker Sundays
NOPL littleBits Global Chapter Meetup
Come together to learn, play, and build with littleBits at the Main Library in Youth Services. Each month will be a different design challenge. Open to all skill levels, ages 8 - 17 and caregivers.
Every 3rd Sunday (June 19, July 17), 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Main Library
Link here for the NOPL littleBits Global Chapter's site
Creole Night Creole Night: A Monthly Series
Creole History
In the first of three Creole programs presented this summer, Greg Osborn of the Louisiana Division/City Archives will discuss the origins and development of Creole people in the Caribbean and in the Americas. He will look at the source of their language, customs, and culture, as well as the impact that politics and history have had on their lives. Refreshments will be served. Hosted by the Louisiana Division/City Archives & Special Collections.
June 23, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Main Library
Link here for information on each of the programs
Free ACT Practice Tests Free ACT Practice Tests @Your Library
NOPL is now offering FREE ACT Practice Tests. Register Today with the Princeton Review. And don't forget you can find free ACT study books at the library, and through our website database, Learning Express
June 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Norman Mayer Library & Algiers Regional Library
July 23, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Norman Mayer & Algiers Regional Library
August 20, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Main Library & Algiers Regional Library
Link here more information
Navigating the Historic Times-Picayune Navigating the Historic Times-Picayune
Have you ever wondered . . . Was your great-grandfather in the newspaper? What happened on Mardi Gras in 1907? The cost of Saints season tickets in 1967? The join us to learn about the Historic Times-Picayune Database, 1837-1988. We will discuss searching techniques and strategies to help you get the most out of your research.
July 10, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Main Library
RESOURCES
Career Online High School Earn an Accredited High School Diploma
The New Orleans Public Library is awarding scholarships to the Career Online High School program, which is part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district. This program is designed to provide adults the opportunity to complete their high school education.
Link here to learn more about Career Online High School.
Every Child Ready to Read: Resources Every Child Ready to Read
Resources for Parents and Caregivers
The Every Child Ready to Read Program is a parent and caregiver education initiative, designed to introduce the practices for building early literacy skills, practices that can be enjoyed during your child's day-to-day routines. This program provides fun activities that highlight local stories, customs and culture, and develops early literacy skills necessary to become READY TO READ when a child enters school.
Explore the many ways you can help your child become READY TO READ
Good Reads for Teens Good Reads for T(w)eens
Link here for lists of good reads for tweens and teens
From Our PARTNERS
Your Card Your Card, Twice the Fun
You can now choose to use either your Library Card or NORDC Rec Card at any Library or NORDC Rec Center.
Click here to learn more.
Ogden Museum Pass Ogden Museum Pass
The New Orleans Public Library and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art have partnered to offer the public the opportunity to check out an Ogden Museum pass from all 14 Library locations. Each pass will provide free museum entry for up to 2 adults and 7 children for a two week period. The pass also includes museum entry to special Ogden programs such as Ogden After Hours, Art for Arts Sake, etc. as well as access to nearly 700 museums throughout the U.S. and Canada through the North American Reciprocal Museum Program. All 14 Library locations have 1 Ogden Museum Pass for check out.

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