What’s New @ The Library: Seniors learn healthy cooking on a budget

By Charles Brown

Special to The Advocate

The Rosa F. Keller Branch and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., is hosting a Cooking for Seniors program sponsored by the Broadmoor Improvement Association.

The next class will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday . The program is led by teachers from Second Harvest and is aimed at teaching ages residents 50 and older to cook fast, healthy meals that won’t break the budget.

Groceries and other free items are presented upon completion of the course. Pre-registration is required by calling (504) 821-6633.

‘Water, Grain, Beer’

From Saturday through May 29 at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., the New Orleans Public Library’s African-American Resource Center is hosting an exhibit titled “Sustaining Life: Water, Grain, Beer.”

The exhibit is curated by two groups from Southern University of New Orleans, the master’s in museum studies program and the Center for African and African-American Studies.

The exhibit consists of 12 ceramic vessels that were created for storing or consuming water, grain or beer. An opening reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of the Main Library.

Attention: Artistic teens

The Algiers Regional Branch, 3014 Holiday Drive, has developed a program just for teens who love to draw.

The Teen Drawing Club offers teens the opportunity to learn drawing techniques and a few tricks to make their art even better. It’s open to teens of all levels of experience and any style of art.

This new club begins at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and will be held every other Tuesday after that. Materials are provided, but teens can bring their own sketch pads, pens and pencils.

For information about these or any of our programs, visit the website at http://www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.

NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARIES

http://www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org

ALGIERS REGIONAL

3014 Holiday Drive, (504) 596-2641.

ALVAR BRANCH

913 Alvar St., (504) 596-2667

CENTRAL CITY BRANCH

2405 Jackson Ave., (504) 596-3110

CHILDREN’S RESOURCE CENTER

913 Napoleon Ave., (504) 596-2628.

EAST NEW ORLEANS REGIONAL

5641 Read Blvd., (504) 596-0200

225 Morgan St., (504) 366-0657.

KELLER LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER

4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2660

KING BRANCH

1611 Caffin Ave., (504) 596-2695.

LATTER BRANCH

5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625.

MID-CITY BRANCH

3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 596-2654.

NIX BRANCH

1401 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 596-2630.

NORMAN MAYER BRANCH

3001 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 596-3100.

SMITH BRANCH

6301 Canal Blvd., (504) 596-2638.

MAIN LIBRARY

219 Loyola Ave., (504) 596-2560.