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Letters to the Worldl Writing Workshop for Kids
Letters to the World
Join Aran Donovan of Big Class for this one-day workshop for kids ages 8-12! We’ll create postcards, letters, and notes to send to the world. We’ll read letter poems by other poets and we’ll share our own, illustrating and reading them aloud. The poems we write will be made into a small book from Press Street.
August 20, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Latter Library
P.3 Reads, August Prospect New Orleans & NOPL present . . .  
Keith Calhoun & Chandra McCormick in conversation with Kalamu ya Salaam
The artists will share how Kalamu ya Salaam has inspired their practice. All three will discuss their collaborative unpublished work Banana Republic: Black Street Life and Culture in New Orleans
August 21, 6 - 7 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Link here for more information on this event
Intro to Ethnic Genealogy Research Introduction to Ethnic Genealogy Research
Learn how to use a variety of resources to assist with ethnic genealogical research. This workshop will provide an overview on African-American, Caribbean, Western European, and Native American research. Presented by LaToya Devezin, Manager, African American Resource Center.
August 21, 6:30 p.m.
Nix Library
Grant Writing 101 Grant Writing 101
Fundraising pro Adraine Kreglo will present an interactive workshop designed for the novice grant writer interested in securing program/project funds for non-profits (and for seasoned professionals who want to learn new tips).
August 22, 10:30 a.m and 2 p.m. (the program will be offered twice)
Main Library
Link here for information on how to register for the workshop
Screening of American Promise The African American Resource Center Presents . . .
A Screening of American Promise
A documentary 13 years in the making, American Promise provides a rare look into the lives of two middle class black families as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their sons.
August 23, 1 p.m.
Main Library
Poetry for Teens Poetry for Teens
Michael Quess? Moore, Sam Gordon, & Mwende Katwiwa, New Orleans slam poets and educators, will present a poetry reading and workshop for teens.
August 23, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Alvar Library
We Were There We Were There
In association with the National WWII Museum, Nix presents two local WWII Veterans who share their amazing first-hand accounts, resulting in a one-of-a-kind retelling of WWII history.
August 28, 6 p.m.
Nix 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 Shedule
September 6, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
October 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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
Wills & Trusts 101 Wills & Trusts 101: Basic Estate Planning in Louisiana
If you don't have a plan for protecting your assets while you are alive and controlling who receives the benefit of your assets after you die, then Louisiana has a plan… and you may not like it! During this one-hour program, William Perry will explain the basics of Louisiana’s plan and options for making a plan of your own.
September 6, 3 - 4 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Wills & Trusts of the Rich & Famous Wills & Trusts of the Rich & Famous
The rich and the famous among us often live lives that are interesting and instructive -- for both what to do and what not to do. William Perry, a Tulane Law graduate who lives and practices in New Orleans, explores some interesting wills and trusts of very rich and very famous individuals. Wills of both local and national celebrities will be discussed.
September 10, 5 - 6 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Death in the Archives Death in the Archives
A story usually starts at the beginning. However, sometimes you can learn more by starting at the end. Using obituaries, Christina Bryant of the NOPL’s Louisiana Division/City Archives, will discuss how to tell a story by starting at the end and working backwards.
September 13, 2 - 3 p.m.
Nix Library
Basque-American Community in Louisiana Basque-American Community in Louisiana
Michel-Antoine Goitia Nicolas, founder of the Louisiana Basque-American Society and Cultural Organization, will discuss local Basque culture and history.
September 18, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Nix Library
A B C & D's of Medicare The A B C & D's of Medicare
A presentation to educate seniors and their families on Medicare and their options by Derek Grantz, Independent Insurance Agent.
September 20, 3 - 4 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
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
  Stroke Survivors Support
Tulane Stroke Survivors Group is hosting an educational and support session for anyone coping with the consequences of a stroke, aphasia, etc.
August 16, 1 - 2 p.m.
  Welcome Baby!
Babies and parents meet for fun and learning with the Birthmark Doulas
Saturdays, 10 - 11 a.m.
  Free Notary Public Services
Tuesdays, 6 - 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - Noon
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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