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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 2121 Chartres 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

French Quarter French Quarter Architecture
Join Becky Smith from the Historic New Orleans Collection as she gives an illustrated survey of French Quarter architecture from the founding of the city in 1718 to the mid-20th century.
July 30, 6:30 p.m.
Hubbell Library
Creole Series Part II Creole Series: Part II
Creoles in New Orleans
Join Gregory Osborn of NOPL's Louisiana Division to discover the unique history of Creoles from Louisiana, particularly New Orleans. Learn about who they were -- where they lived, how they earned their livings, what language they spoke, what their day-to-day lives were like – and about who they are today.
July 30, 7 p.m.
Nix Library
Galveston Storm The Great Galveston Storm 1900
This presentation on one of the most devastating hurricanes in United States history includes a general discussion of hurricanes and the history of their study, the burgeoning city of Galveston – once called the “New York of the Gulf,” the storm itself, and Isaac Cline, the meteorologist who put his faith in science over nature, learning a terrible lesson. He would redeem himself years later in New Orleans.
August 6, 5 p.m.
Robert E. Smith Library
Bike Mechanics & Safety Workshop In Partnership with Bike Easy . . .
Back to School Bike Mechanics & Safety Workshop
Bring your bike to this hour and a half workshop where you'll learn how to bike with confidence, stay safe on the road, as well as the basic mechanics and maintenance of your bike. You'll leave knowing how to fix a flat tire, your rights while riding, and how to get the most fun out of cycling, whenever and wherever you ride! Plus, an instructor will be on hand to answer any questions about your bike, biking, and biking in New Orleans. Open to all ages. Door prizes of Bike Accessories for those under 18.
August 8, 2 p.m. - Algiers Regional Library
August 15, 1 p.m. - Keller Library & Community Center
August 22, 1 p.m. - Norman Mayer 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
Southeast Louisiana Food NOPL and the Algiers Historical Society Present . . .
Addie & Jeremy Martin
Co-authors Addie & Jeremy Martin will speak on the development of what we think of as "Cajun" culture today owes a great deal to the fisheries industries. Furthermore, the identity of what it is to be a Cajun has largely become tied up with life on the water. Without the fisheries, Southeast Louisiana--and the cultures and cuisines that call it home--would be very different. This intriguing presentation explores the ways in which the fisheries shaped the food, culture, language, and economics of the coastal Cajun people and their homeland of Southeast Louisiana. Their book is Southeast Louisiana Food: A Seasoned Tradition.
August 15, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Author Night: Tom Piazza Big Easy Author Night, A Monthly Series
Tom Piazza
Tom Piazza is celebrated both as a novelist and as a music journalist. His twelve books include the novels A Free State, City of Refuge, the post-Katrina manifesto Why New Orleans Matters, and Devil Sent the Rain, a collection of his essays and journalism. He was a principal writer for the innovated HBO drama series Treme, and the winner of a Grammy Award for his album notes to Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey.
August 26, 7 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Mecca: Art Exhibit Mecca: Art Exhibit & Opening Reception
Algiers Regional Library is showcasing the work of local artist MECCA in July and August. Malaika "Mecca" Burke is a Guyanese born artist. She was raised in New Jersey and graduated with a degree in Illustration before moving to New Orleans in 2009. She now works full time as a tattoo artist and painter.
On exhibit: July 1 - August 31
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
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.
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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