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 http://www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
Libraries closed for holiday: All New Orleans Public Library facilities will be closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- STORYTIME WITH CRAFT: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
- HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.
- 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.
- PRESCHOOLERS’ STORYTIME: 11 a.m. Thursday.
- STORYTIME: 2 p.m. Saturday.
- 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.
EAST JEFFERSON PARISH LIBRARIES
- 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.
- STORYTIME WITH CRAFT: 4 p.m. Thursday.
- 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.
ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY
- 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.
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