What’s New @ The Libary: E-book fair, Poitier films and chess at New orleans libraries

By Charles Brown

Special to the Advocate

Come and learn about all of the e-books and other digital downloads that the library has to offer from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the monthly Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center E-Book Fair at 4300 South Broad St. Instruction and assistance will be provided for downloading any of the more than 10,000 e-books, audio-books, music and magazines that the library provides for free.

Sidney Poitier’s life in film

The East New Orleans Regional Library continues its movie series with “Sidney Poitier: A Life In Film” at 2 p.m. Saturday at 5641 Read Blvd. A different Poitier film is shown each month, highlighting some of the most popular films of his career. The August feature film is “In the Heat of the Night,” where Poitier introduces his classic detective Virgil Tibbs. The film is a steamy murder mystery and won the 1967 Academy Award for Best Picture. The film is recommended for mature audiences only and will be shown in the lower level meeting room.

Chess play for teens

Do you know a teen interested in learning to play chess? The Algiers Regional Library hosts a Teen Chess Club twice a month to encourage teens and pre-teens to learn about the ancient game of chess and play each other in friendly matches. The Teen Chess Club will meet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at 3014 Holiday Drive.

All of these programs and events are free and open to the public. For information about these, or any events and programs, visit the website at neworleanspubliclibrary.org.

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Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library.

ALGIERS REGIONAL

3014 Holiday Drive, (504) 596-2641

STORYTIME: 10:30 A.M. TUESDAY; 10:30 A.M. AND 2:30 P.M. SATURDAY.

ALVAR BRANCH

913 Alvar St., (504) 596-2667

STORYTIME: 10 A.M. MONDAY; 10:30 A.M. SATURDAY.

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

HUBBELL BRANCH

725 Pelican Ave. (504) 366-0657

TEEN MOVIES: 2 P.M. SATURDAY.

KELLER LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER

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

E-BOOK FAIR: 2 P.M. SATURDAY.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLE: 6 P.M. TUESDAY.

CRAFTACULAR FOR ADULTS: 5 P.M. WEDNESDAY.

KING BRANCH

1611 Caffin Ave. (504) 596-2695

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

TABLETOP GAMES: 3 P.M. TUESDAY.

SMITH BRANCH

6301 Canal Blvd. (504) 596-2638

MAIN LIBRARY

The Latter Branch Library will be closed for renovations through August.