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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
12:43 pm
Summer Reading Program Events, Week 7
Summer Reading is happening at New Orleans Public Library!
More information behind the cutCollapse )

Monday, July 12
Children's Resource Center (Uptown): Crafts, 11 am
Alvar Branch (Bywater): Wetlands Express – learn about animals of the Louisiana swamplands, 11 am

Tuesday, July 13
Algiers Regional Branch: Crafts, 10:30 am
Children's Resource Center (Uptown): Teen Crafts, 1 pm **TEEN EVENT**
Gentilly Branch: Irwin Royes, the world’s smallest magician, 10:30 am
Hubbell Library (Algiers Point): Crafts – Pirate Hats, 10:30 am
Latter Library (Uptown): Crafts – Sushi Candy, 10:30 am
Main, AARC (CBD): Craft: Quilting History Lesson, 10:30 am

Wednesday, July 14
Main Library (CBD): AquaVan – Meet and learn about animals from the Aquarium of the Americas, 11 am
Algiers Regional Branch: Bookmobile, 10:30 am
Alvar Branch (Bywater): Rhythmic Tapestries – Drumming and dancing for teens, 1 pm **TEEN EVENT**
Hubbell Library (Algiers Point): Teen Gaming and Pizza Night, 5-7 pm **TEEN EVENT***
Mid-City Branch: Bastille Day Crafts, 3 pm

Thursday, Friday and Saturday events listed behind the cutCollapse )
Monday, June 29th, 2009
3:54 pm
Kids and teens are welcome at all programs, at all branches. They're all free!
While you're there, make sure to sign up for the Summer Reading Program book logs and track your summer reading, and turn your forms in later this summer for prizes and certificates.

Programs galore behind the cut!Collapse )
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
11:57 am
Local nonprofits needing book donations?
I'm tyring to find some local nonprofits (established nonprofits only, please) who may be interested in book donations (of all kinds and for all ages). Also, audiobooks and some other audiovisual materials.

I already have a contact with Iron Rail Book Collective, but am looking for other groups, too. I know there's a books for prisoners group somewhere too, but have had a hard time getting a response from them in the past, so if someone knows someone... that would be good.

If you happen to have a contact name / number / e-mail for someone in the organization, that would be great too. You can email me that info at: spaterso AT gno DOT lib DOT la DOT us.


EDIT: I should have said this originally, but let me clarify:
I'm looking for nonprofits who are willing to dig through boxes of books for donations and take what they want. I will not be hand selecting or delivering any books. I will give specifics when contacts are made.
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
11:02 am
New Hours at most New Orleans Public Library locations
We are changing our hours at most locations! We'll be staying open later on some evenings in hopes of better accomodating our patrons....

New hours behind the cut!Collapse )
Thursday, November 20th, 2008
12:28 pm
Buy and book and help rebuild New Orleans Public Library!
Just in time for your holiday shopping... or really, just for your own immense reading pleasure....

Ripple Effect: A Collection of Fiction and Art inspired by New Orleans librarians..... is out!

Ripple Effect: (n) a spreading chain reaction caused by a single event, e.g., a raindrop, a puddle, a flood, a broken levee, a drowned city, a rebirth, an idea, a book.

In 2007, hundreds of fans gathered in New Orleans to celebrate their love of literature. While there, they learned first-hand about the devastation Hurricane Katrina, particularly the damage done to the libraries. Now some of those same fans are celebrating the power of the written word again, this time in an effort to help.

Join in the celebration by purchasing your copy of "Ripple Effect," a collection of original fiction and art to benefit Rebuild New Orleans Public Library.

At a time when the stories coming out of New Orleans sounded the same, we wanted to tell different stories—fiction inspired by New Orleans librarians who were struggling to put their libraries and lives back together. Writers and artists worldwide donated works of art, poems and fiction for this anthology.

Contributors include Silvia Barlaam, Donna Beltz, Tanya Bentham, Moe Biers, D.J. Black, Jason Burger, Greta Cabrel, Rachel Caine, Gwyneth Cooper, Peg Duthie, Matissa Evensong, S.R. Ferguson, C.A. Hiley, Bernadette Joseco, Julia Katz, Sasha Katz, Robert Kelso, Kim Kiser, Charie La Marr, Leochi, Nyssa Anne Madison, Cynthia Maves, Diana M. McCabe, Emily Moreton, N. Apythia Morges, Pasquale J. Morrone, T.G. Nossack, A.J. O'Connell, Gloria Oliver, Eirik Omlie, Aden Penn, Pennswoods, Emma Pocock, Jennifer Racek, Tamela J. Ritter, Theresa Rogers, Jessica Sims, Shari Smith, Yael vander Wouden, E.J. Wilson, Autumn Rose Wood, Elizabeth S.C. Wu, and Caitlin Young.

Celebrate a love of words and art by purchasing your copy of "Ripple Effect," a collection of original fiction and art inspired by New Orleans librarians to benefit Rebuild New Orleans Public Library.

About the book: Ripple Effect: A Collection of Fiction and Art, edited by N. Apythia Morges and Tamela J. Ritter with foreword by Rachel Caine. (Tears of the Phoenix, hardcover, 13 number ISBN: 978-0-9819198-0-5; 10-digit ISBN: 0-9819198-0-4, October 21, 2008; $27.99)

Buy it from Amazon!

Buy one for your library today! And for yourself! And your friends! And everyone who loves New Orleans, libraries, and a good read.

Need more info?
Check the Tears of the Pheonix MySpace page. http://www.myspace.com/tearsofthephoenixorg

Also: http://www.tearsofthephoenixink.org/
Monday, April 14th, 2008
12:46 pm
It's National Library Week!
Pay your outstanding library account balance, including all overdue
fines, lost book and processing fees, by donating food items to the
New Orleans Public Library. This offer is good ONLY during
National Library Week April 13-19, 2008.
• Donating 1 can clears $1.00 from your
outstanding balance
• donating 2 cans clears $2.00 from your
outstanding balance etc.
The library will donate the food to Second Harvesters
Food Bank of New Orleans, a United Way Agency.
Acceptable items include:
• Rice
• Dried cereal
• Beans
• Canned meats
• Canned juices
• Peanut butter
• Tuna
• Dry milk
• Macaroni & cheese
• Any non-perishable high protein food item
Friday, December 14th, 2007
5:56 pm
Irvin Mayfield's 30 for 30 Birthday Bash!
Come join us as we celebrate NOPL Chairman of the Board Irvin Mayfield's 30th Birthday! With music performances from Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Allstars!

Admission is open to the public and FREE with a New Orleans Public Library card. Come to any branch to get your card if you don't already have one, or register for one at the door. We just need proof of your current address and an ID.

Irvin is trying to raise $30,000 for the library in recognition of his 30th birthday. So if you want to give him a birthday present, make a donation to the NOPL Foundation!

The party is Saturday, Dec 22nd, from 7-9 pm at Latter Library: 5120 St. Charles Ave. Hope to see you there!
Need more info? Call 596-2615.

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2007
10:16 am
Free cooking demo and meal tonight in Mid-City!
Wednesday, Dec 12, at 6:00 pm.
Come join us and the New Orleans School of Cooking at the Mid-City Branch of New Orleans Public Library. Get some local history and watch and learn as the chef prepares Creole Vegetable Soup and Heart Healthy Jambalaya. FREE samples and recipes included!
Class size is limited, so pre-registration required. Please call 483-7750 to sign up!

Mid-City Branch of New Orleans Public Library: 330. N Carrollton Ave.
Monday, December 10th, 2007
12:16 pm
FREE Heart Healthy Jambalaya & Creole Vege Soup Cooking Class and Tasting!
Healthy Cooking for the Holidays… and Beyond!

Wednesday, Dec 12, at 6:00 pm
Come join us and the New Orleans School of Cooking at the Mid-City Branch of New Orleans Public Library. Get some local history and watch and learn as the chef prepares Creole Vegetable Soup and Heart Healthy Jambalaya. FREE samples and recipes included!
Class size is limited, so pre-registration required. Please call 483-7750 to sign up!
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
3:32 pm
Creole Literature and History Program at Latter Library (with their new expanded hours!)

The Latter branch of the New Orleans Public Library, located at 5120 St. Charles Avenue, will host a six-week series of readings and discussions about the literary and historical significance of Louisiana’s Creole population. The program is entitled "The Creole Identity and Experience in Louisiana Literature and History.” It is funded by the State of Louisiana and sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the Louisiana Library Association.
Information back here!Collapse )

Also, as of Sept 19, Latter will be open from 10 am til 8 pm every Wednesday!
Thursday, January 25th, 2007
7:51 am
Louisiana Speaks program gives you a chance to SPEAK UP!
The Louisiana Speaks program is now accepting YOUR comments on the future of New Orleans.
WHAT IT IS: Louisiana Speaks is your chance to make your voice heard – to speak up, weigh in and help decide the future of South Louisiana.

WHY IT'S REGIONAL: Because many of the things that matter most cross parish lines: Levees and wetlands. Highways, railways and waterways. Economies and jobs.

WHY IT MATTERS: This Regional Vision Poll will allow Louisiana to speak to decision makers with one voice. Local, state and federal agencies, including the Louisiana Recovery Authority, will use it to help set policy and spending priorities.

You can fill out the response sheet online here: http://www.louisianaspeaks.org/

All New Orleans Public Libraries are also serving as Community Feedback Centers, where you can access the website, or drop in the paper form found in Wedensday's (yesterday: 1-23) edition of The Times-Picayune.

You can also call it in! People can also take the survey by phone by calling the toll-free number 1 (888) 752-6205.

For locations of the New Orleans Public Library, please check http://nutrias.org/
More information about Louisiana Speaks at their website: http://www.louisianaspeaks.org/
Monday, December 11th, 2006
2:00 pm
Got your new garbage can yet?
In case you missed it:
We're getting new garbage cans, but you have to sign up for them.

from nola.com:
Residents in most* New Orleans neighborhoods can register online beginning today for new garbage cans that will be distributed for free early next year as part of three new trash-collection contracts.
The plastic carts will have wheels and lids, and residents will get to choose the size they want: 30, 60 or 96 gallons.

(full article here)

(*and by "most" they mean almost everyone except the CBD, the Quarter, and a part of the Marigny. You guys are going to be under a different contract, apparently.)

How do you register?
You can register online at:

Or you can get a paper form at any New Olreans Public Library and mail it in.
(Where are the libraries? Check here: http://nutrias.org/)
Friday, November 24th, 2006
4:15 pm
Christmas Tree Sale / Holiday Fest to benefit Hubbell Library
This Friday and Saturday (Nov 25 and 26), the Friends of Hubbell Library, a branch of the New Orleans Public Library, will be hosting a Christmas Tree Sale and Holiday Fest at the Hubbell Library in Algiers Point.

The flyer can be seen here.

The Fest and Sale will be from 9 am - 5 pm, both Friday and Saturday. Fresh-cut White Pine and Fraser Fir trees from North Carolina, ranging from 4 ft. to 10 ft., and starting at only $28, will be available, courtesy of Adrian's Tree Service. Also available: fresh cut wreaths and bunting; arts and crafts by local artists; baked goods; and Algiers
honey. There will also be a book sale, with lots of holiday books, and live musical entertainment.

Children's activities include arts and crafts (come help decorate the library's tree!) and visits with Santa! Santa will also be telling stories throughout the two days as well.

Proceeds benefit the Cita Dennis Hubbell Library (http://www.hubbelllibrary.org/).

Hubbell Library: 725 Pelican Ave in Algiers Point. 596-2640
Saturday, October 14th, 2006
4:38 pm
Teen Read Week at New Orleans Public Library
The theme for Teen Read Week this year is: Get Active @ Your Library!
And that's just what we're doing, but with a Japanese twist.

Japanese Teen Trends & Origami Demo -- presented by the Japanese Consulate
Monday, Oct. 16: 11am
Nix Library (1401 S Carrollton Ave, 596-2630)

Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) Competition
So you think you can dance? Prove it, and you might just end up on the radio!
Wednesday, Oct 18: 4pm
Main Library (219 Loyola Ave, 596-2650)

AND AGAIN! Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) Competition
Saturday, Oct. 21: 1pm
Hubbell Library (725 Pelican Ave in Algiers Point, 596-2640)

Anime & Pizza Night- featuring Astro Boy (2003)
Friday, Oct. 20: 5pm
Children's Resource Center (913 Napoleon Ave, 596-2628)

Giveaways and prizes awarded at all events! Limit to ages 12-18.
For more info, contact Sharon at 596-2628, or look here:
Programs & Description: http://www.nutrias.org/trw06.pdf
Press Release: http://nutrias.org/trwrelease06.pdf
Saturday, March 4th, 2006
4:33 pm
Free Tax Help at Your Library!
Main branch (219 Loyola)

Free tax preparation is available for elderly and low- to middle-income taxpayers at the New Orleans Public Library through the AARP Tax-Aide program on Fridays by appointment only. The program starts on Friday, February 17th and continues until Friday, April 14th. Free electronic filing will be available. Taxpayers should bring their 2004 tax return and W-2s and 1099s or broker's equivalent for 2005.

Call 596-2580 between 11 and 3 to make an appointment.

Latter Branch (5120 St Charles)
Free tax preparation
Beginning Tuesday Feb 14th, AARP representatives will be available Tuesdays from 10-2pm. The representative will assist you with your taxes and file them electronically. Service is free and open to the public on a first come first served basis. No businesses please.
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