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While African American men’s roles in the indigenous ritual procession traditions go back over a century, the vital role of women is not as widely known. This exhibit illustrates a historical overview of the pride and work involved in preparing for the neighborhood processions that bring beauty and pride to New Orleans. It is documented through photographs and the ceremonial attire of the women who participate in the community based customs of the Black Masking/Mardi Gras Indian, Baby Doll and Social and Pleasure Club traditions. (More)
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)
Fri, February 23rd / During Library HoursMain Library | Algiers Regional Library | Alvar Library | Central City Library | Children's Resource Center Library | East New Orleans Regional Library | Cita Dennis Hubbell Library | Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center | Martin Luther King Library | Milton H. Latter Memorial Library | Norman Mayer Library | Mid-City Library | Nix Library | Robert E. Smith Library
In honor of Black History Month and the New Orleans Tricentennial, the New Orleans Public Library is collecting recipes and the stories behind them for a community cookbook celebrating 300 years of African-American influence on New Orleans cuisine. (More)
Fri, February 23rd / 10:30am - 11amRosa F. Keller Library & Community Center
Jack Donovan’s early childhood music program users finger plays and prop-based songs and activities that hone fine and gross motor skills, speech development, and socialization. Appropriate for kids ages 6 months -3 years accompanied by a caregiver. (More)