New Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany Parish library news for Jan. 17, 2013

Advocate staff report

The main branch of the public library hosts a lecture and performance Thursday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Keith Medley, historian and author of “We as Freemen: Plessy vs. Ferguson” will speak on the topic “Still Overcoming: Celebrating People and Places,” at noon in the auditorium.

Students from Samuel J. Green Charter School will perform, choreographed by Baderinwa Rolland.

The program is free.

Call (504) 596-2560 for more information.

Mardi Gras Indian to visit: It’s getting closer to Carnival Day, a time for the city’s special Mardi Gras Indian tradition to shine.

Learn about the tradition and enjoy an up-close look at the feathered glory of a Mardi Gras Indian costume Saturday at the Algiers Regional Branch Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, when Big Chief Tyrone Casby of Algiers’ own Mohawk Hunters pays a visit. The program begins at 1:30 p.m.

Call (504) 596-2641 for more information or visit

Libraries closed for holiday: All New Orleans Public Library facilities will be closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday.

Algiers Regional

Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

A Visit from the Mardi Gras Indians: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Computer education session: daily at 11 a.m. No appointment necessary.

Young adult homework club: ages 12-18, 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Adult writers club: 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Tax Tip Educational Seminars: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Alvar Branch

Storytime: 10 a.m. Monday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Basic computer tutoring: By appointment.

Stitch ‘n’ Book Knitting Circle: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Central City Branch

Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Children’s Resource Center

Kids Movie Matinee: 1 p.m. Saturday.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

East New Orleans Regional

Kids Craft Time: noon Saturday.

computer classes: 11 a.m. Saturday and Wednesday.

Read the Book — See the Movie Film Series: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Hubbell Branch

Storytime for toddlers: 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Wednesday.

Pajama storytime: 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Computer tutoring: By appointment.

Celebrate the Superbowl with Kids’ Crafts: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Keller Library and Community Center

Computer tutoring: 10 a.m. Saturday, by appointment.

E-Book Fair: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Storytime for toddlers and babies: 10:30 a.m. Monday.

King Branch

After-school movie: 3 p.m. Thursday.

Every Child Ready to Read Storytime Workshop: 11 a.m. Thursday.

Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

DIY crafts for ages 6 and up: Every day.

Latter Branch

Family movie: 2 p.m. Sunday.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 6 p.m. Wednesday.

friends of nopl book sale: 10 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Mid-City Branch

Storytime with craft: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Homework assistance: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.

Nix Branch

Storytime: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Norman Mayer Branch

Booked for Murder Book Club: 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Writing Workshops Led by Youths (ages 12-17): 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Storytime: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Smith Branch

Preschoolers’ storytime: 11 a.m. Thursday.

Storytime: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Main Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Program: noon Thursday. Historian Keith Weldon Medley speaks.

Baby Jam: 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Children’s storytime and craft, (ages 5 and up): 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Share a Read Book Club: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Teen Zone Anime Club: 2 p.m. Saturday.

comics kitchen: 4 p.m. Tuesday.


Free computer classes: Call (504) 838-1144.

East Bank Regional

LSU Health Sciences Center: 9 a.m. Thursday.

Story with craft: 11 a.m. Thursday.

Great Books Discussion Club: 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Fiction Writers’ Group - Critique Session: 7 p.m. Thursday.

SOLA Chapter of Romance Writers of America: 10 a.m. Saturday.

animal finger flyer craft: 10 a.m. Saturday.

Teen Movie Day with The Amazing Spiderman (PG-13, 136 min.): 2 p.m. Saturday.

Infant and toddler storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday.

How to Sell Your Treasures Online: 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tax Seminar: 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tips to Get Your Costume Together! with Christy Lorio: 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Harahan Branch

Storytime with craft: 4 p.m. Thursday.

Lakeshore Branch

Children’s craft: 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

United Daughters of the Confederacy: 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Story time and craft: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Gaming with Mad Dog McCree Gunslinger Pack (Wii) Rated T: “Hugo,” 5 p.m. Wednesday.

North Kenner Branch

Storytime bring a show and tell for the letter s: 10:30 to noon Wednesday.

Old Metairie Branch

Story with craft: 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

GNO Chapter of LA Poetry Society: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Regatta Research and Money Management: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Story with craft: 11 a.m. Thursday.

children’s craft: 1 p.m. Saturday.


Grow Spring Vegetables from Seed: Master gardener Dr. Gerard Ballanco presents two sessions: at the Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., (985) 646-6470, at 10 a.m. Saturday; and at the Causeway Branch, 3457 U.S. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-9779 at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Call to register.

Memoir Writing: Free monthly memoir writing classes for adults, led by Cathie McFarland, Call (985) 626-9779 to register.

computer classes: Self-paced classes at Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., at 9 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. Monday. Call (504) 646-6470 to register. Also at Causeway Branch Library, 3457 U.S. 190 at 2 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. Monday. Call (504) 626-9779 to register. Free.