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Career Online High School Earn an Accredited High School Diploma
The New Orleans Public Library is awarding scholarships to the Career Online High Schoolprogram, 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.

Crazy 8s Crazy 8s Math Story Time Club
Join Crazy 8s, where you'll read books, build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess . . . it's a totally new kind of math club. You'll get to do mischief-making activities like Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics, and you'll get to take home some cool gadgets, too. Open to K-2nd Grade.
Every Saturday, September 5 - October 24, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Alvar Library
Deborah Burst Author Night at Hubbell
Deborah Burst, Louisiana's Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries, and Voodoo
September 8, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
Spoken Word Workshops for Teens In Partnership with New Orleans Youth Open Mic (NOYOM)
Spoken Word Workshops for Teens
At each workshop students will channel their creativity to write and perform original spoken word pieces. Using model texts from local and national artists, students will elevate their craft while also building a community of young artists. Hosted by A Scribe Called Quess? of NOYOM and Team SNO.
Every other Thursday (beginning September 10), 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Steampunk Ball Steampunk Ball: Ballroom Dance Class & Costume Ball
League of G.E.A.R.S. will give a talk on Steampunk costuming, followed by ballroom dance instruction. Costumes not required. Dance instruction provided by CONtraflow. Patrons must be 21 or older to attend.
September 11, 6 - 9 p.m.
Smith Library
Financial Fitness Seminar Financial Fitness Seminar with Kemberley Washington, CPA
Looking to get your finances in order? Register for this crash course on personal finance. Kemberley Washington will be speaking on the B.A.D.G.E.® plan which she founded in 2013.
September 12, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Algiers Regional Library
September 26, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Norman Mayer Library
Link here for more information
Grandparents Day Storytime Grandparents Day Storytime & Craft
Join us for a storytime and craft, just in time for Grandparents Day. Please call the branch to RSVP: 504 596-2641.
September 12, 2:30 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Kristof Corvinus Kristof Corvinus Art Exhibit
Kristof Corvinus has been a professional artist for over thirty years and spent the majority of that time in commercial art and advertising. His painting style is self-taught and reflects the evolution of his professional and personal life. He specializes in gothic works of art, celebrating the "Otherness" in himself and this world. His pieces peek into odd, dark, mysterious and spiritual realms. Kristof's inspirations include the Day of the Dead, New Orleans mysticism, and thought-provoking fantasy.
Opening Reception: September 12, 3 p.m.
On exhibit: September 1 - October 31
Algiers Regional Library
YA Homework Club Young Adult Homework Club
Need assistance with homework, research, or simply a good place to study with friends? Join the Young Adult Homework Club!
Every Wednesday (beginning September 16), 4 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Richard Sexton - Author Night at Nix Author Night at Nix
Richard Sexton
Richard Sexton is a fine art and media photographer whose work has been published and exhibited worldwide. His most recent book, Creole World, was published by the Historic New Orleans Collection. Previously published titles include a monograph, Terra Incognita: Photographs of America's Third Coast, and the best-selling book, New Orleans Elegance and Decadence. Sexton will present a slide show of his work.
September 17, 7 p.m.
Nix Library
Verret Family of Algiers Point NOPL and the Algiers Historical Society Present . . .
Verret Family of Algiers Point
Malinda Blevins of The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC), after extensive research in HNOC's Verret family papers, will give an informative presentation on this noted Algiers family. She will discuss a brief history of the Verret family of Algiers Point, their life in the "Point," as well as, have portraits of the Verret family members. Ms. Blevins will illustrate what the "Point" was like at various times in history using the wealth of maps the HNOC has.
September 19, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Of the Rising Tide Of the Rising Tide: Documentary Photographer Melinda Rose
Documentary photographer Melinda Rose's latest work, Of the Rising Tide: A Photo Essay on the Vanishing Bayou Community of Isle de Jean Charles, documents the struggling of a fragile community overwhelmed by wetland erosion, storms, and the recent Gulf oil disaster. Ms. Rose will present and discuss her work at upcoming book-signing events.
September 23, 5:30 - 7 p.m. - Children's Resource Center
September 30, 5:30 - 7 p.m. - Keller Library & Community Center
Link here for more information
Richard Campanella book talk Big Easy Author Night
Richard Campanella
Richard Campanella is a geographer with the Tulane School of Architecture and the author of numerous articles and seven critically acclaimed books, including Bienville's Dilemma, Geographies of New Orleans, Bourbon Street: A History, and Lincoln in New Orleans. He is the only two-time winner of the LEH "Book of the Year" Award.
September 23, 6 p.m.
Main Library
Irish Influence on Food & Beverage The Irish Influence on Food & Beverage in the South
Who can imagine Kentucky without Bourbon? A porch without a Mint Julep? From moonshine soaked Appalachia to the emergence of the potato in Southern cooking, Irish immigrants have left an indelible mark on the traditions and foodways of the South. Join Jennie Merrill, Director of Education and Outreach at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, for a lecture on the influence Irish immigrants have had on food and beverage culture throughout the American South. (Sponsored by the Friends of Hubbell Library.)
September 23, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
Musical Petting Zoo Musical Petting Zoo
Come hear, learn about, and play musical instruments. Join local musicians and make some noise! This month, Michael Patrick Welch and Keith Hajjar present: THE DRUMS! (Sponsored by the Friends of Hubbell Library).
September 26, 10:30 a.m.
Hubbell Library
Let's Eat Salads Let's Eat Salads for the Health of It
Join us for this 6-week series of Educational Nutrition programs, presented by Bertina McGhee, LSU Ag Center Area Nutrition Agent. Open to adults who want to learn to live healthy and make healthy choices.
August 12 - September 30, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Link here for the schedule and descriptions of each program
Huggington Behr The Papercutting of Huggington Behr
Moving from South Florida to Portland, Oregon, and making it as far as New Orleans, Huggington Behr found home and heart. He is a creator, a maker, a learner, an artist, a sometimes writer, an often jokester and a forever friend. He lives to create, no matter the medium, spanning the arts and sensibilities from cut paper, to furniture, to digital images/video, words, ray guns, and Legos. He is certain of only one thing; learning only stops when you are dead ... well, almost sure. Huggington has previously exhibited his paper arts at Byrdie's Gallery in New Orleans.
On exhibit: September 1 - October 1
Algiers Regional 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
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.
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 2121 Chartres Street. Buy on the 20th and support NOPL!

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