The New Orleans Public Library will celebrate the end of the school year with a Fun Fest from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Martin Luther King Library, 1611 Caffin Ave., New Orleans. The event will feature music, a video game theater, arts and crafts, storytelling, a youth-targeted resource center, pizza and more.
GENEALOGY RESOURCES: The Louisiana Division/City Archives will present an introduction to the library’s genealogy resources from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. The Louisiana Division/City Archives genealogy collection contains books, periodicals and microfilms with emphasis on New Orleans, the southeastern United States, Novia Scotia, France and Spain.
The Louisiana Division collects resources relating to the study of Louisiana and its citizens. Other areas of concentration are the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico and the South. Its collection includes books by or about Louisianians; city, regional and state documents; and manuscripts, maps, newspapers, periodicals, microfilms, photographs, slides, motion pictures, sound recordings, video tapes, postcards and ephemera of every sort. The Louisiana Division also houses the City Archives, the official repository for the records of New Orleans municipal government (1769 to present), and holds the pre-1927 records of the civil courts and the pre-1932 records of the criminal courts of Orleans Parish.
BORN TO DANCE: Young people ages 10 to 18 with any level of dance experience are eligible for the Born to Dance program, which will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. The instructor will be Karen Davis-Jones, owner of Studio K Performance Company, the dance teacher at Landry-Walker High School and dance educator of the Landry-Walker Dance Department.
Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library. For more information, visit neworleanspubliclibrary.org.