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Support NOPL 20% on 20: Support New Orleans Public Library
New Orleans Public Library has been named the 20% on 20 partner for 2015 by local apparel and gift company Dirty Coast. On the 20th day of every month in 2015, 20% of all Dirty Coast product sales, both in store and online, will be donated to the Library. In case you’re not familiar with Dirty Coast, they specialize in fun, local, products featuring all things New Orleans – Mardi Gras, Music, Food, and on and on. You can check out their full line of products on their website,, or in either of their store locations, 5631 Magazine Street or 329 Julia Street. Buy on the 20th and support NOPL!

Summer Reading Program 2015 Summer Reading Program 2015
New Orleans Public Library’s 2015 Super Hero themed Summer Reading Program offers something for everyone! Each of our 14 library locations will host events for children, teens and adults throughout June and July. Children and teens who read 8 books or 800 pages will receive special rewards.
  To sign up, visit any library location or link here: Summer Reading Program Sign Up
  Link here for: Children’s Event Schedule, Teens' Event Schedule, Adults' Event Schedule
  Link here for the Adult Summer Reading Program Writing Contest

HiSET Tutoring HiSET Tutoring
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.
Hubbell Library
DIY Jewelry Making DIY Jewelry Making
Learn how to make your own jewelry. Come get creative and take a piece of your own handmade jewelry home. This DIY program is for people of all ages. Students under 13 years old must be accompanied by a guardian. Space is limited -- call or come in to reserve your spot.
May 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
So You Think You Can Dance? So You Think You Can Dance?
Teens are invited to view a film on one of the most high energy contemporary dances around, Krumping. Having roots in South Central Los Angeles, this popular dance has become a high intensity form of self-expression. There will be a Krumping demo after the movie. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided!
May 23, 5 - 7 p.m.
Nix Library
Tales of the Cocktail The "Bitters" Truth
Join Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail, and Scot Mattox, founder of El Guapo Bitters and Algiers Point resident, as they discuss all there is to know about bitters. Come join in on the fun and take home a complimentary bottle of El Guapo Bitters, which are locally made
May 26, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
Tiger Talks NOPL, the Broadmoor Improvement Association, and LSU Health Sciences Center present . . .
Tiger Talks Wellness Program
Members of LSU Health Sciences Center want to talk about wellness with you! Get practical knowledge and join this interactive community conversation. Coffee will be served. Free and open to all ages (children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult).
May 28 and June 25, 6:30 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Every Child Ready to Read
Every Child Ready to Read is a national early literacy program of free workshops for families with children from birth to age 5. Learn how you can help your child develop early literacy skills -- which lead to life-long results. The 60-minute sessions include practice with your child.
March 8 - May 28
Various Locations
Link here for the Spring 2015 Schedule
Career Workshop Series Career Workshop Series
With Jessica Rareshide, Certified Personnel Consultant and Certified Staffing Professional. These workshops will provide the strategies and techniques to find the right job and career for you.
January 22 - May 28
Various Locations
Link here for more information, dates, times, and locations
Spoken Word Weekly Workshop for Teens Spoken Word Weekly Workshop for Teens
Studying the work of contemporary poets and spoken word artists, teens will focus on imagery, metaphor, narrative, and other important devices as they create their own written work. The workshop is led by Sam Gordon, a spoken word artist and educator based in New Orleans.
Saturdays (beginning June 13), 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Nix Library
Holt Cemetery's Burial Traditions:  An Archaeologist's Viewpoint Holt Cemetery's Burial Traditions: An Archaeologist's Viewpoint
UNO Anthropology Professor and Urban Archaeologist, D. Ryan Gray, PhD, will discuss an ongoing project documenting the mortuary landscape at Holt Cemetery in New Orleans, with a focus especially on some of the distinctive and unique burial traditions found at the site.
June 17, 6:30 p.m.
Latter Library
New Orleans Boom & Blackout Author Event
Brian Boyles: New Orleans Boom and Blackout
Join us for a conversation between Jules Bentley and Brian Boyles, author of New Orleans Boom and Blackout: One Hundred Days in America's Coolest Hotspot, 2015's selection for One Book One New Orleans.
June 18, 6:30 p.m.
Mid-City Library
Link here for more information
Author Night at Nix: Paul Oswell Author Night at Nix, and Wine Tasting
Paul Oswell: New Orleans Historic Hotels
Paul Oswell is a British freelance journalist and travel writer who has reported from all seven continents. He moved to New Orleans in 2011 and counts himself as an adopted local. He has updated several guidebooks to the city and compiles an annually-updated guide, New Orleans for Free. New Orleans Historic Hotels is his first book for History Press.
June 18, 7 p.m.
Nix Library
Creole Series Part I Creole Series
Part I: Creole History
Creole History will discuss the origins and development of Creole people in the Caribbean and in the Americas. We 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.
June 28, 7 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
  Computer 1091
This class will provide a strong foundation to computer beginners in a comfortable, no-stress environment. Registration required (504 821-6633)
Beginning May 7, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  Mandarin Chinese for Beginners
Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 2 - 4 p.m.
  Chutney Making
Join us for wine, cheese, and chutney! Learn to make a savory red onion chutney and take some home! Register at the KLCC desk or call 821-6633.
May 5, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
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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