“Read to the Rhythm” is the theme for the library’s 2015 Children’s Book Week celebrations being held through Saturday. Several fun music-themed performances by Musicollaborative; Curtis Pierre, “The Samba Man of New Orleans”; and the Porta-Puppet Players are scheduled throughout the week. To see the full schedule of events, visit nolalibrary.org.
‘Churches, Cemeteries and Voodoo’ : Join author Deborah Burst at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Algiers Regional Library as she continues her series of discovery on a trail of history and mystery across Louisiana’s most solemn and revered locales in her latest book, “Louisiana’s Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries and Voodoo.”
St. RocH Market contributes: The historic St. Roch Market will donate 5 percent of all pretax sales to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation during its Rock the Cause night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the market, 2381 St. Claude Ave.
Author series at Alvar: Miki Pfeffer is the featured guest of the “Big Easy Author Series” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Alvar Library. Pfeffer is a visiting scholar at Nicholls State University. Her book, “Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women’s Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World’s Fair,” follows a lively cast of women at the titular fair as they struggle through controversies to showcase their industry, arts, science and inventions. Their Woman’s Department became a glaring public forum for radical ideas about women’s rights and suffrage rarely heard in the Deep South.
Authors at Nix: Next up to appear at Author Night at Nix is Bonnie Warren, who has worked as a writer and editor for numerous local magazines and has contributed to such national publications as Architectural Digest and InStyle. She was the founding editor of New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, and she contributes to New Orleans Magazine and Louisiana Life. Her book, “New Orleans Homes at Christmas,” celebrates the beautiful homes and classic recipes of the Crescent City holidays. The event is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nix Library.
Historical research: The Algiers Regional Library and the Algiers Historical Society have partnered to bring Gayle Nola, editor, publisher and English instructor at Delgado Community College, to the library for a presentation on her mission to preserve and bring to light the handwritten “family stories” of Arthur Mitchell, the descendant of slaves who lived on the Jons Planation in the Tchoupitoulas area of New Orleans. The presentation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the library.
Learn about nursing: Ebony Payton, registered nurse, mentor and volunteer, will lead a discussion about all things nursing from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Keller Library and Community Center. Those seeking guidance pertaining to the nursing field are welcome to attend. Topics involve test-taking skills, time management, avoiding burnout or conflicts in the workplace, and general nursing questions.
For more: To stay informed about upcoming library events, sign up for weekly events and program event listing emails at nolalibrary.org; “like” the Facebook page, facebook.com/neworleans publiclibrary; and follow the library on Twitter at twitter.com/nolalibrary.
Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library.