The Nix Library will present an ongoing weekly Saturday spoken-word workshop for teens beginning June 13 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Teens who attend the program will study the work of contemporary poets and spoken-word artists and will focus on imagery, metaphor, narrative and other important devices as they create their own written works. The workshops will be led by Sam Gordon, a New Orleans-based spoken word artist and educator.

HOLT CEMETERY: University of New Orleans anthropology professor and urban archaeologist D. Ryan Gray, Ph.D, will discuss an ongoing project documenting the mortuary landscape at Holt Cemetery in New Orleans at the Latter Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17. This program will focus specifically on some of the distinctive and unique burial traditions found at the site.

SUPERHERO TRIVIA: As part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program, the Keller Library and Community Center will be hosting Superhero Trivia for Adults at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The trivia questions will include some superhero trivia, literary trivia and New Orleans trivia, so bring a team, or join one when you arrive.

Only one team can be the winner, so come out and see if you have what it takes to win it all. This program is for adults 21 and over. Wine, beer and snacks will be served.

To see the full schedule of the library’s superhero-themed Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults, visit

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Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library.