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Summer Fun Events
We have hundreds of events scheduled throughout June and July for children, teens, and adults.
Children and teens will earn prizes by signing up for our reading challenge.
Complete the challenge by reading 800 pages and submitting a reading log to earn completion prizes.
Crush the challenge by reading 2018 pages and submitting a reading log to earn even more prizes.
Download the Reading Log or pick one up at any Library location.
Adult Prize Raffles
Adults who sign up for the Summer Fun & Reading Challenge and attend Library events throughout June and July will receive raffle entries for the chance to win one of 15 Amazon Fire HD Tablets with Alexa.
Adult Writing Contest
We are happy to announce the winners of our Summer Fun & Reading Challenge Annual Adult Writing Contest.
We had 40 entries from participants who had to use the theme of music and incorporate at least seven of the ten words listed below:
Brass, Duet, Finale, Harmony, Improvisation, Interlude, Tempo, Unison, Symphony, Rhythm
Click each name to read their entry.
1st Place - Gilbert Estrada from the Main Library
1st Place - Taylor Girolamo from Smith Library
2nd Place - Sue Bordelon from Algiers Regional Library
2nd Place - Elias Keller from Keller Library & Community Center
3rd Place - Sarah A. Waits from Alvar Library
We also welcome adults to listen to the winners read their work at Latter Library on Tuesday, July 17 from 6pm - 7:30pm.
Other Upcoming Events
Make a fun simple craft with supplies and examples provided. A new craft every two weeks. This is a passive craft for children, located in the Alan and Cecilia Sands Early Literacy Center. Assistance from a guardian is recommended for younger ages. (More)
This exhibit presents a selection of women who owned real estate or businesses in New Orleans during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Ranging from the well-known, like the Baroness Pontalba, to the obscure, like midwife Susie A. Carter, each contributed in some way to the economy of the Crescent City. The exhibit uses municipal and civil court records, directories, newspapers, and other sources in the Louisiana Division/City Archives to illustrate who these women were and how they represent the spirit of female enterprise in New Orleans. (More)
Sun, July 15th / By AppointmentRobert E. Smith Library
Designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills and utilize the many digital resources the library offers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-2638. (More)