There will be a celebration of Kwanzaa at 11 a.m. Saturday at the African American Resource Center on the second floor of the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave.
Basketball team visits
College players have plenty to do year-round, practicing and serving as good role models for younger athletes and students.
The Ole Miss Lady Rebels basketball team will visit the New Orleans Public Library’s Central City Branch at 10 a.m. Wednesday to demonstrate their basketball skills on the court of the Mahalia Jackson Center. The library is at 2405 Jackson Ave.
The players also will read stories to children.
Libraries close for New Year
New Orleans public libraries will be closed for the holiday on Monday and Tuesday.
NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARIES
3014 Holiday Drive, (504) 596-2641
Storytime: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Young adult craft (ages 12-17): First Thursday, 4 p.m. Today: T-shirt silk-screening.
Computer education session: daily at 11 a.m. No appointment necessary.
Guys Read Book Club: Ages, 9-13; last Saturday of the month, 2 p.m.
Young adult homework club: ages 12-18, Wednesday, 3 p.m.
913 Alvar St., (504) 596-2667
Storytime: Monday, 10 a.m. and Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Basic computer tutoring: By appointment
Chess with Bernard Parun: fourth Thursday, 5 p.m.
Stitch ‘n’ Book knitting circle: second and fourth Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Central City Branch
2405 Jackson Ave., Building C, Room 235, (504) 596-3110
Storytime: Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Urban Fiction book club: second Wednesday, 5 p.m.
Movie for preschoolers: Monday, 10 a.m.
Children’s Resource Center
913 Napoleon Ave., (504) 596-2628
Storytime: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Story with craft (ages 4-8): Second and fourth Monday, 4:30 p.m.
Kids Movie Matinee: fourth Saturday, 1 p.m.
Lego Club (ages 6-12): second Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
East New Orleans Regional
5641 Read Blvd., (504) 596-0200
Storytime: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
Book club: first Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
225 Morgan St., (504) 366-0657
Storytime for toddlers: Thursday and Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Pajama storytime: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Computer tutoring: By appointment
Keller Library and Community Center
4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2660
Storytime for toddlers and babies: Monday, 10:30 a.m.
Computer tutoring: Saturday, 10 a.m., by appointment
Reading to Rover: second Thursday, 6 p.m.
Citizenship class: Sunday, 2 p.m.
Homework help: Thursday and Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
ESL tutoring: Thursday and Monday, 5 p.m.
Spanish conversation: Thursday and Monday. 6 p.m.
Chess club: Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
1611 Caffin Ave., (504) 596-2695
Storytime: Wednesday, 10 a.m.
After-school movie: Thursday, 3 p.m.
Poetry workshop for adults: second Friday, 3 p.m.
5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625
Storytime: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Family movie: Second and third Sunday, 2 p.m.
New Orleans Haiku Society: third Monday, 6 p.m.
Sew Hip NOLA: second Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Poetry buffet: first Saturday, 2 p.m.
3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 596-2654
Storytime with craft: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
Crafts for ages 4-10: first Saturday, 2 p.m.
Homework assistance: Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1401 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 596-2630
Storytime: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Norman Mayer Branch
3001 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 596-3100
Storytime: Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Romance book club: Second Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.
Mystery book club: third Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Writing Workshops Led by Youths (ages 12-17): Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.
Sewing (ages 13-17): first Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
6301 Canal Blvd., (504) 596-2638
Storytime: Saturday, 11 a.m.
Preschoolers’ storytime: Thursday,11 a.m.
219 Loyola Ave., (504) 596-2565
Children’s storytime and craft, (ages 5 and up): Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
Baby Jam: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Teen video game day: first Saturday, 2 p.m.
Teen Movie: second Saturday, 2 p.m.
Anime Club: third Saturday, 2 p.m.
JEFFERSON PARISH LIBRARIES
The Jefferson Parish libraries will have a break in programming until Jan. 5. Libraries will close Monday and Tuesday.
Free computer classes: Call (504) 838-1144.
East Bank Regional
4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190
219 Soniat Ave., Harahan, (504) 736-8745
1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-4375
North Kenner Branch
630 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 736-8730
The North Kenner branch is closed Thursday for air conditioning repairs.
Old Metairie Branch
2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 838-4353
4036 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 838-4350
ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY
555 Robert Blvd. (985) 646-6470
Crafternoon: Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., for ages 5 to 11. Stop by to make paper snowflakes.
310 W. 21st Ave., (985) 893-6280
Lego contest: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., ages 5 to 11. Registration required. For information, call (985) 893-6280, Ext. 121. Visit http://www.sttammany.lib.la.us/home_flash.html
New Year’s Eve party for kids: Monday, 11: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Make party hats, dance, count down to noon and make a toast to 2013 with a cup of Sprite.