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Children's Book Week Bookmark Contest Celebrate Children's Book Week, 2014
Bookmark Design Contest
Create your design about reading, using the library, or books. Designs will be judged on: creativity, artistic merit, and best expression of the Children's Book Week theme WHO DAT READING.
Design deadline: October 30, Noon
Open to all New Orleans residents 18 and under currently enrolled in a public or private school, or actively home schooled
Link here for the Official Entry Form and Rules (Two pages)
Lawyers in Libraries The Louisiana State Bar Association's Legal Education & Assistance Program Presents . . .
Lawyers in Libraries
NOPL has partnered with the Louisiana State Bar Association to welcome volunteer lawyers into our libraries! Lawyers in Libraries will provide library patrons with limited legal assistance on a variety of topics. Some libraries will host general "Ask-a-Lawyer" events which allow you to ask about about many legal topics. Others will entail "legal workshops" on specific issues (i.e. worker's compensation law, landlord-tenant & housing discrimination, etc...) in a classroom setting.
October 23, Various times
Various Locations
Link here for programs, locations, and times
The Dust Bowl - Part One The Big Read
A Screening of Ken Burns' Documentary The Dust Bowl - Part One
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture. The Big Read at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum focuses on John Steinbeckís The Grapes of Wrath. From October 14 through November 14, SOFAB and its partners, Jefferson Parish Library and New Orleans Public Library, are hosting book discussions, lectures, movie screenings, cooking demonstrations and performing arts events.
October 23, 5:30 p.m.
Main Library
Link here for more information on The Big Read events
Cooking Magic Cooking Magic: Recipes from the Harry Potter Cookbook
Learn about the many recipes in Harry Potter's Cookbook and sample those treats. The "unofficial" Harry Potter Cookbook will be raffled off to some lucky person.
October 23, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Mid-City Library
American Archives Month October is American Archives Month
Introduction to Genealogy Resources
Get started on your family tree. This class will introduce beginners to the genealogy resources available in the Louisiana Division/City Archives.
October 25, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Main Library (Auditorium)
Creative Writing Workshop Creative Writing Workshop
Trisha Rezende, MFA, leads a dynamic writing workshop where students will produce, share, and critique texts while learning how to develop character, voice, and style.
October 25, 10:30 a.m - Noon
Nix Library
Fall Festivals Join us in the Branches for ...
Fall Fun Festivals
Games, crafts, music, refreshments, and much more
October 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Mid-City Library   (Link here for details)
November 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Algiers Regional Library   (Link here for details)
Halloween Storytime & Craft Halloween Storytime & Craft
Join us for some "not so scary" Halloween fun! Wear your favorite pajamas, if you dare!
October 27, 5 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Home Beer Brewing Class Home Beer Brewing Class
Interested in brewing beer at home? Come to a discussion and Q&A about homebrewing with local expert Kyle DuPont of Brewstock Homebrewing Supplies.
October 28, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
Author Gabe Soria Author Reading: Gabe Soria
Local comic book writer Gabe Soria reads his latest Batman'66 story -- a spooky tale of crime and trick or treating just in time for Halloween!
October 30, 4 - 5 p.m.
Alvar Library
Bonnie Warren, New Orleans Homes at Christmas Author Night at Hubbell
New Orleans Homes at Christmas
Join author Bonnie Warren for a discussion of her new book.
November 4, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
NOLAbeings NOLAbeings: Daily Stories & Portraits of People in New Orleans
An evening with photographer Claire Bangser, project creator
November 6, 6 - 7 p.m.
Nix Library
Youth Poetry Workshops Youth Poetry Workshops
New Orleans Spoken Word Artists will present monthly workshops that include poetry writing and performance, with the goal of building community through writing and strengthening students' written and verbal communication skills.
Second Monday of the Month (beginning November 10), 5 p.m.
East New Orleans Regional Library
Poems & Pink Ribbons Poems & Pink Ribbons presents . . .
Write to Wellness
Local NOLA writers lead creative writing workshops and wellness exercises for breast cancer patients, survivors, family and friends.
Workshop Schedule
November 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Celebration Reading: December 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Rosa Keller Library & Community Center
Link here for more information
Every Child Ready to Read Every Child Ready to Read Family Workshops
Parents with children aged 0 to 5 are invited to come and have an hour of hands-on parent-child activities and get tips and recommendations on helping your child learn language skills.
September 10 - November 13
Various NOPL locations
Link here for the schedule of classes
Every Child Ready to Read An Evening with Author Chere Dastuge Coen
An award-winning journalist, instructor of writing, playwright, and novelist, Chere Dastuge Coen is the author of Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History, Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana, Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Tour of Acadiana, and co-author of Magicís in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.
November 20, 6 - 7 p.m.
Nix Library
Friends of Hubbell Holiday Tree Sale Friends of Hubbell Holiday Tree Sale
Buy your tree from us and Christmas shop locally. Premium quality trees, wreaths & garland! 100% of profits donated to the Hubbell Library. Baked goods and many holiday gifts: local art, Pelican Publishing's books, beautiful jewelry from local jewelry makers and more.
November 29 and 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  Confetti Kids Choir
November 29, 11 a.m.
  Book Signing with Kit Wohl: New Orleans Classic Creole Recipes
November 29, 1 p.m.
  Kids Crafts all day
November 29
Hubbell Library
George Gurtner, Cast of Characters George Gurtner, Author of Cast of Characters
Award-winning local author, journalist, and lecturer, George Gurtner, will discuss his most recent book, Cast of Characters, colorful true stories of life in and around the Big Easy. The book is titled after Gurtnerís column that he wrote for New Orleans magazine for 35 years. His first book was Historic Churches of Old New Orleans.
December 4, 6 p.m.
Nix Library
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
BIA Events Events Sponsored by the . . .
Broadmoor Improvement Association at the Keller Library & Community Center
  Hope Stone Healing Arts
This 6-week workshop uses the healing gift of the arts to unlock your creativity and help you discover and maintain your motivation towards living a healthy life. Please call 504 821-6633 to register
Thursdays, beginning October 23, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  NOLA Chess Fest
Get ready for a full day of exciting chess events. from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25th ! For more information, contact
October 25, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  Eatmoor with the Broadmoor Market
Two of Kellerís most popular events have joined forces to present a fun evening of delicious food truck fare, live music, and local arts and crafts! Join us and enjoy the best Broadmoor has to offer.
October 28, 5 - 9 p.m.
  Halloween at Keller
Be sure and make the Keller Library and Community Center a stop on your trick or treat travels! Weíll surprise you with treats and more.
October 31, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Champions for the Young Child Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN)
Champions for the Young Child
The Champion for the Young Child campaign is an ongoing call to action for elected officials, early childhood practitioners, providers and community partners to participate in a long term early childhood support campaign. Champions will lead the charge in many different areas of supporting youth development, from educating citizens on the importance of this period of a child's life to advocating for improved measures in the policy world to including the unique Champions logo on communications to spread awareness of the cause.
For more information on this campaign, visit
Turn the Page
A collaborative effort to make New Orleans the most literate city in America by 2018.
For more information on Turn the Page, visit

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