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    Norman Mayer (3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122) will host its Second Annual Fall Fun Fest on Saturday, Oct. 17, from noon – 3 p.m. The Fun Fest will feature performances by Bamboola 2000, food and refreshments, arts and crafts, games and free children’s and teen books. For more information contact Norman Mayer Library at (504) 596-3100.

    Algiers Regional Library (3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131) will host a Spooktacular Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The event includes entertainment by Uptown Music Theater and a magic show. Children will be able to participate in a costume contest, games and arts and crafts. Food and refreshments will be provided.

    Alvar Library (913 Alvar St., New Orleans, LA 70117) is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a party on Saturday, Nov. 7. • A children’s event will be held from 2 – 4 p.m., which will feature a performance by Bamboola 2000 and a marching band. The event will also have a screen printing workshop, arts, crafts, food and refreshments. • An adult garden party will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. The reception will celebrate with a champagne toast and birthday cake to commence the branch’s 75th birthday. Entertainment will include harp music by Luke Brechtlesbauer, jazz music by the Miles Berry Trio, a letterpress workshop with Baskerville Letterpress, publications by Big Class Youth Writing Center and stories with the Neighborhood Story Project.

    Children’s Resource Center (913 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115) will host a holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., featuring live entertainment by Bamboola 2000 and the Miles Berry Trio. Children will be able to participate in arts, crafts, games and book giveaways. Refreshments will be provided.

    Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center (4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70125) will host its Sugar Plumb Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 19 from noon – 2 p.m. The winter wonderland will feature performances by Bamboola 2000 and the Miles Berry Trio. Activities will include cookie decorating, arts, crafts, games and free children’s and teen books. The celebration will also have food and refreshments.

    The New Orleans Public Library Foundation is proud to announce our new Board Members

    Barbara Waiters
    Director Community and Economic Development
    Delgado Community College

    Cleveland Spears
    President and CEO
    Spears Group

    Dana Henry
    New Orleans City Director
    STAND for Children Louisiana

    Darlene Kattàn
    Kattàn: Business & Consulting Services

    Jennifer Oliver-Goodwin
    Chief Operating Officer
    Pangea Global AIDS

    Read the Love Report - a summary of success from the first year of our Turn the Page Literacy campaign.

    Turn the Page is a collaborative effort by the New Orleans Public Library, the New Orleans Public Library Foundation, Friends of the New Orleans Public Libraries, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and 10 regional parish libraries from across southeast Louisiana to increase literacy in the region.

    The campaign has a bold goal: to make New Orleans the most literate city in America by its 300th anniversary in 2018. Turn the Page is a campaign intended to promote and expand literacy services in Greater New Orleans. The program is also an effective way that local businesses, non-profit organizations, community associations and media outlets can display their commitment to one of the most serious issues facing New Orleans- literacy.

    The New Orleans Public Library Foundation enriches New Orleans’s people, culture, and economy by promoting literacy, supporting the New Orleans Public Library, and providing unique and accessible collections.

    I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.

    -Carl Sagan

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