U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will read and sign her books at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Orleans Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave. Trethewey, a Gulf Coast native, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning poet, the author of, most recently, “Thrall.”
She is also the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University
“It is such an honor to visit my beloved Gulf Coast and present my poetry to the vibrant people of New Orleans,” Trethewey said. “The New Orleans Public Library is the most appropriate backdrop to share my love of the arts and literature with the New Orleans community.”
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://neworleanspubliclibrary.org or “Like” New Orleans Public Library on Facebook.
POP book club
A book is always better if you have someone to share it with. That’s the philosophy behind the POP book club, a new group forming at noon Thursday at the Algiers Regional Library. Readers are asked to bring two books to recommend for future discussions. Bring lunch; iced tea will be served.
Book clubs have proven popular at the libraries. Algiers also has a book club aimed at tween boys, which meets the last Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. The Norman Mayer branch, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., started up romance and mystery book clubs shortly after it opened this spring, and Central City, 2405 Jackson Ave., has an urban fiction club.
3014 Holiday Drive, (504) 596-2641
STORYTIME:Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
YOUNG ADULT CRAFT (AGES 12-17): First Thursday, 4 p.m. Today: T-shirt silk-screening.
COMPUTER EDUCATION SESSION: daily at 11 a.m. No appointment necessary.
GUYS READ BOOK CLUB: Ages, 9-13; last Saturday of the month, 2 p.m.
YOUNG ADULT HOMEWORK CLUB: ages 12-18, Wednesday, 3 p.m.
913 Alvar St., (504) 596-2667
STORYTIME: Monday, 10 a.m. and Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
BASIC COMPUTER TUTORING: By appointment
CHESS WITH BERNARD PARUN: Fourth Thursday, 5 p.m.
STITCH ‘N’ BOOK KNITTING CIRCLE: second and fourth Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
CENTRAL CITY BRANCH
2405 Jackson Ave., Building C, Room 235, (504) 596-3110
STORYTIME: Tuesday, 10 a.m.
URBAN FICTION BOOK CLUB: Second Wednesday, 5 p.m.
MOVIE FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Monday, 10 a.m.
CHILDREN’S RESOURCE CENTER
913 Napoleon Ave., (504) 596-2628
STORYTIME: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
STORY WITH CRAFT (AGES 4-8): Second and fourth Monday, 4:30 p.m.
KIDS MOVIE MATINEE: Fourth Saturday, 1 p.m.
LEGO CLUB (AGES 6-12): Second Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
EAST NEW ORLEANS REGIONAL
5641 Read Blvd., (504) 596-0200
STORYTIME: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
BOOK CLUB: first Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
225 Morgan St., (504) 366-0657
STORYTIME FOR TODDLERS: Today and Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
PAJAMA STORYTIME: Today, 5:30 p.m.
COMPUTER TUTORING: By appointment
KELLER LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER
4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2660
STORYTIME FOR TODDLERS AND BABIES: Monday, 10:30 a.m.
COMPUTER TUTORING: Saturday, 10 a.m., by appointment
READING TO ROVER: Second Thursday, 6 p.m.
CITIZENSHIP CLASS: Sunday, 2 p.m.
HOMEWORK HELP: Today and Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
ESL TUTORING: Today and Monday, 5 p.m.
SPANISH CONVERSATION: Today and Monday. 6 p.m.
PRIME TIME FAMILY READING NIGHT: Tuesday, 5 p.m.
COOKING WITH CRESCENT CITY FARMER’S MARKET: Wednesday, 5 p.m.