“Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books” is the theme for the Pebbles Center’s annual “El día de los niños/El día de los libros” program, which translates to “Children’s Day/Book Day.”

Día, as it is most commonly referred to, emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Each Día program focuses on a different country or world area and is held at various New Orleans Public Library branches in April.

Participants receive a “passport” to be stamped for completing Día goals, such as attending a Día program at the library, or reading a story about another country. Four stamps earn a small prize.

On Thursday at 10:30 a.m., the Hubbell branch will host a special Día storytime for toddlers featuring stories from Asia.

The Children’s Resource Center will have Día activities and a storytime featuring France at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

More Día events are scheduled throughout the remainder of April and will feature Africa, Indonesia and South American countries, with a culminating event held April 30 at the Children’s Resource Center, featuring Calliope Puppets.

For information about the Día program or any other NOPL events, visit http://www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.

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

New Orleans Public Libraries


Algiers Regional

3014 Holiday Drive, (504) 596-2641

Computer education session: 11 a.m. daily.

Pass the word-Poetry Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Storytime:10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Young adult homework club-ages 12-18: 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Alvar Branch

913 Alvar St., (504) 596-2667

Alvar Arts — Mudlark Puppeteers: 7 p.m. Thursday.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. Monday.

Basic computer tutoring: By appointment.

Stitch ’n’ Book Knitting Circle: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Central City Branch

2405 Jackson Ave., (504) 596-3110

Homework Help for grades 1-12: 4 p.m. Thursday.

Movie for preschoolers: 10 a.m. Monday.

Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Children’s Resource Center

913 Napoleon Ave., (504) 596-2628

Storytime & craft (ages 4-8): 4:30 p.m. Monday

Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

East New Orleans Regional

5641 Read Blvd., (504) 596-0200

homework clinic: 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Computer Class - Keyboarding & Storing Information (level 1): 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

e-books help: 4 p.m. Monday.

Storytime: 1 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Tuesday.

vietnamese film: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Computer Class - Facebook for Beginners (level 2): 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Hubbell Branch

225 Morgan St., (504) 366-0657

Storytime for toddlers: 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Wednesday.

Pajama storytime: 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

celebrate spring: 1 p.m. Saturday.

Computer tutoring: By appointment.

Keller Library and Community Center

4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2660

homework help: 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Tuesday.

Citizenship Class: 10 a.m. Saturday.

Computer tutoring: 10 a.m. Saturday, by appointment.

Crafty Stories Garden Party: noon Saturday.

E-Book Fair: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Storytime for toddlers and babies: 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Every Child Ready to Read Family Workshops: 6 p.m. Tuesday.

King Branch

1611 Caffin Ave., (504) 596-2695

Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Latter Branch

5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program: 10 a.m. Thursday.

Friends of New Orleans Public Library book sale: 10 a.m. Saturday and Wednesday.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Mid-City Branch

3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 596-2654

Storytime with craft: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Homework assistance: 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Nix Branch

1401 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 596-2630

Storytime: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Norman Mayer Branch

3001 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 596-3100

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program: 10 a.m. Thursday.

Booked for Murder Book Club: 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Writing Workshops Led by Youths (ages 12-17): 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

monday after-school movie: 4 p.m. Monday.

Tuesday Afternoon Tabletop Games: 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Storytime: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Smith Branch

6301 Canal Blvd., (504) 596-2638

Preschoolers’ storytime: 11 a.m. Thursday.

Teen Homework Helper Database Tutoring: 5 p.m. Thursday.

Storytime: 2 p.m. Saturday.

lego club: 3 p.m. Saturday.

Main Library

219 Loyola Ave., (504) 596-2560

Book parade: 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

crafts with miss andrea: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Share a Read Book Club: 2 p.m., Saturday.

comics kitchen: 4 p.m. Tuesday.