It’s the time of year people take stock, try to improve our routines and make progress toward some of our life goals.
The Norman Mayer library in Gentilly wants to help motivate patrons with a talk by Randy Square, a retired life insurance underwriter and speaker, titled “Modify Your Habits.”
Square will speak Saturday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. at the branch, 3001 Gentilly Blvd.
For more information, call the branch at (504) 596-3100.
Pass, Rush, Read
Here’s a great goal for the new year: Read more!
The public libraries are teaming up with Malin PR, the Usama Young Youth Foundation, Oxfam America and the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation to present the Pass, Rush, Read Super Reading Challenge, benefiting the Recovery School District.
RSD students are invited to read 30 minutes every day in January. The school with the students who spend the most time with their noses in a book will win a visit from a New Orleans Saints player. Top reader could win a Nook Simple Reader.
orleanspubliclibrary.org to download a log sheet.
Go to http://www.newAlgiers Regional
3014 Holiday Drive, (504) 596-2641
Storytime:Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Computer education session: daily at 11 a.m. No appointment necessary.
Young adult homework club: ages 12-18, Wednesday, 3 p.m.
Adult writers club: Wednesday, 5 p.m.
913 Alvar St., (504) 596-2667
Storytime: Monday, 10 a.m. and Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Basic computer tutoring: By appointment
Central City Branch
2405 Jackson Ave., Building C, Room 235, (504) 596-3110
Movie for preschoolers: Monday, 10 a.m.
Storytime: Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Children’s Resource Center
913 Napoleon Ave., (504) 596-2628
Lego Club (ages 6-12): Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Story with craft (ages 4-8): Monday, 4:30 p.m.
Storytime: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
East New Orleans Regional
5641 Read Blvd., (504) 596-0200
e-books drop in help: Thursday, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
computer classes: Saturday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.
Book club: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Storytime: Tuesday, 10:30 a.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
Reading to Rover: Thursday, 6 p.m.
Computer tutoring: Saturday, 10 a.m., by appointment
Storytime for toddlers and babies: Monday, 10:30 a.m.
1611 Caffin Ave., (504) 596-2695
After-school movie: Thursday, 3 p.m.
Poetry workshop for adults: Friday, 3 p.m.
Storytime: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.
DIY crafts for ages 6 and up: Every day.
5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625
Family movie: Sunday, 2 p.m.
Storytime: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 6 p.m.
friends of nopl book sale: Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.
3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 596-2654
Storytime with craft: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
Homework assistance: Wednesday, 4-6 p.m.
1401 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 596-2630
Storytime: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Norman Mayer Branch
3001 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 596-3100
Writing Workshops Led by Youths (ages 12-17): Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
modify your habits: Motivational talk by Randy Square, Saturday, 11 a.m.
Storytime: Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
6301 Canal Blvd., (504) 596-2638
Preschoolers’ storytime: Thursday, 11 a.m.
Storytime: Saturday, 2 p.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.
comics kitchen: Tuesday, 4 p.m.
EAST JEFFERSON PARISH LIBRARIES
Free computer classes: Call (504) 838-1144.
East Bank Regional
4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190
Story with craft: Thursday, 11 a.m.
author event with phil sandusky: Thursday, 7 p.m.
sweater elephant craft: Saturday, 10 a.m.
calligraphy class: Saturday, 10 a.m.
drop everything and read (DEAR): Saturday, 2 p.m.
introducing the Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy: Monday, 8:45 a.m.
Family Night — NATIONAL HUGGING DAY: Monday, 7 p.m.
The Fiction Writers Group — Guest Author Jon Gegenheimer: Monday, 7 p.m.
craft for teens: Walk in, supplies provided. Monday, 4 p.m.
Infant and toddler storytime: Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Mad Skillz: T-SHIRT BAGS: Tuesday, 4 p.m.
Reading To Rover: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Tax Seminar: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Service Leadership: Wednesday, 4 p.m.
Breaking into Journalism, with Missy Wilkinson: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
219 Soniat Ave., Harahan, (504) 736-8745
Storytime with craft: Thursday, 4 p.m. and Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-4375; Large groups call ahead
The Benefits of Solar Power: Thursday, 6 p.m.
Children’s craft: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Story time and craft: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
Family movie night: “Hugo,” Wednesday, 6 p.m.
North Kenner Branch
Storytime bring a show and tell for the letters q and r: Wednesday, 10:30 to noon.
Old Metairie Branch
2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 838-4353
Story with craft: Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Boys town common sense parenting class: Monday, 4 p.m.
The Benefits of Solar Power: Monday, 6:30 p.m.
4036 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 838-4350
Story with craft: Thursday, 11 a.m.
children’s craft: Saturday, 1 p.m.
ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY
Grow Spring Vegetables from Seed: Master gardener Dr. Gerard Ballanco presents two sessions: at the Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., (985) 646-6470 on Saturday at 10 a.m.; and at the Causeway Branch, 3457 U.S. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-9779 on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Free. Call to register.
Memoir Writing: Free monthly memoir writing classes for adults, led by Cathie McFarland, Call (985) 626-9779 to register.
computer classes: Self-paced classes at Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd. on Monday at 9 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. Call (504) 646-6470 to register. Also at Causeway Branch Library, 3457 U.S. 190 on Monday at 2 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. Call (504) 626-9779 to register. Free.