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All NOPL locations will be closed on September 1. Happy Labor Day to all!
Due to air conditioning problems, the Algiers Regional Library will be closed through Saturday, August 30.

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Keller Library & Community Center | August 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Link here for details

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We Were There We Were There
In association with the National WWII Museum, Nix presents two local WWII Veterans who share their amazing first-hand accounts, resulting in a one-of-a-kind retelling of WWII history.
August 28, 6 p.m.
Nix Library
Friends of NOPL Friends of New Orleans Public Library
Half-Price Book Sale
Hundreds and hundreds of books with red dot stickers that are priced at 50¢ or more are on sale half price! Come get lots of great buys and support NOPL.
August 30 - September 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Latter Library (in the Carriage House behind the library)
Poems & Pink Ribbons Poems & Pink Ribbons presents . . .
Write to Wellness
Local NOLA writers lead creative writing workshops and wellness exercises for breast cancer patients, survivors, family and friends.
Workshop Shedule
September 6, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
October 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
November 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Celebration Reading: December 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Rosa Keller Library & Community Center
Link here for more information
Wills & Trusts 101 Wills & Trusts 101: Basic Estate Planning in Louisiana
If you don't have a plan for protecting your assets while you are alive and controlling who receives the benefit of your assets after you die, then Louisiana has a plan… and you may not like it! During this one-hour program, William Perry will explain the basics of Louisiana’s plan and options for making a plan of your own.
September 6, 3 - 4 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Play the Pianos Played by the Stars Steinway & Sons Invites You to . . .
Play the Pianos Played By the Stars
You are invited to see and play the very Steinway pianos your musical heroes have performed or recorded upon. These pianos have felt the touch of some of the world’s greatest living legends.
September 9, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library
Link here for more information
Wills & Trusts of the Rich & Famous Wills & Trusts of the Rich & Famous
The rich and the famous among us often live lives that are interesting and instructive -- for both what to do and what not to do. William Perry, a Tulane Law graduate who lives and practices in New Orleans, explores some interesting wills and trusts of very rich and very famous individuals. Wills of both local and national celebrities will be discussed.
September 10, 5 - 6 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Parkway Partners' Green Keepers Educational Series Parkway Partners' Green Keepers Educational Series
Vertical Gardens & Rooftop Gardens
What are they? Can we really build these in New Orleans? How do they work? Presented by Emily Bullock, Spackman, Mossopand Michaels
Concrete and Permeability
What’s wrong with my concrete yard? Presented by Dana Eness, The Urban Conservancy
September 10, 5 - 8 p.m.
Keller Library & Community Center
Link here for information on how to register
Death in the Archives Death in the Archives
A story usually starts at the beginning. However, sometimes you can learn more by starting at the end. Using obituaries, Christina Bryant of the NOPL’s Louisiana Division/City Archives, will discuss how to tell a story by starting at the end and working backwards.
September 13, 2 - 3 p.m.
Nix Library
Author Reading: Allison Lane A Reading with Author Allison Lane
Author Allison Lane will read her book Uncle Arnel and the Swamp Witch, as well as have a mini presentation on local history.
September 18, 5 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Basque-American Community in Louisiana Basque-American Community in Louisiana
Michel-Antoine Goitia Nicolas, founder of the Louisiana Basque-American Society and Cultural Organization, will discuss local Basque culture and history.
September 18, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Nix Library
Creative Writing Workshop Creative Writing Workshop
Trisha Rezende, MFA, leads a dynamic writing workshop where students will produce, share, and critique texts while learning how to develop character, voice, and style.
September 20, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Nix Library
A B C & D's of Medicare The A B C & D's of Medicare
A presentation to educate seniors and their families on Medicare and their options by Derek Grantz, Independent Insurance Agent.
September 20, 3 - 4 p.m.
Algiers Regional Library
Affordable Care Act Presentation & Wellness Screening Affordable Care Act Presentation & Wellness Screening
The Daughters of Charity staff will answer the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and HOW of Obama Care. (The next open enrollment period for health insurance begins on November 15.)
September 27; Presentation: 11 - 11:45 a.m.; Wellness Screening: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Nix Library
Michaela Harrison Music for the Soul
Michaela Harrison in Concert
“Her voice is simultaneously sultry and sensitive, a healing force in words and sound. It is what distinguishes her from so many others...” (Lovell Bealieu, New Orleans Tribune)
September 27, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Nix Library
Good Reads for Teens Good Reads for T(w)eens
Link here for lists of good reads for tweens and teens
BIA Events Events Sponsored by the . . .
Broadmoor Improvement Association at the Keller Library & Community Center
  Stroke Survivors Support
Tulane Stroke Survivors Group is hosting an educational and support session for anyone coping with the consequences of a stroke, aphasia, etc.
August 16, 1 - 2 p.m.
  Welcome Baby!
Babies and parents meet for fun and learning with the Birthmark Doulas
Saturdays, 10 - 11 a.m.
  Free Notary Public Services
Tuesdays, 6 - 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - Noon
Champions for the Young Child Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN)
Champions for the Young Child
The Champion for the Young Child campaign is an ongoing call to action for elected officials, early childhood practitioners, providers and community partners to participate in a long term early childhood support campaign. Champions will lead the charge in many different areas of supporting youth development, from educating citizens on the importance of this period of a child's life to advocating for improved measures in the policy world to including the unique Champions logo on communications to spread awareness of the cause.
For more information on this campaign, visit
Turn the Page
A collaborative effort to make New Orleans the most literate city in America by 2018.
For more information on Turn the Page, visit

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