The main branch of the public library hosts a lecture and performance Thursday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Keith Medley, historian and author of “We as Freemen: Plessy vs. Ferguson” will speak on the topic “Still Overcoming: Celebrating People and Places,” at noon in the auditorium.
Students from Samuel J. Green Charter School will perform, choreographed by Baderinwa Rolland.
The program is free.
Call (504) 596-2560 for more information.
Mardi Gras Indian to visit: It’s getting closer to Carnival Day, a time for the city’s special Mardi Gras Indian tradition to shine.
Learn about the tradition and enjoy an up-close look at the feathered glory of a Mardi Gras Indian costume Saturday at the Algiers Regional Branch Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, when Big Chief Tyrone Casby of Algiers’ own Mohawk Hunters pays a visit. The program begins at 1:30 p.m.
Call (504) 596-2641 for more information or visit http://www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
Libraries closed for holiday: All New Orleans Public Library facilities will be closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday.
Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
A Visit from the Mardi Gras Indians: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Computer education session: daily at 11 a.m. No appointment necessary.
Young adult homework club: ages 12-18, 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Adult writers club: 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Tax Tip Educational Seminars: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Storytime: 10 a.m. Monday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Basic computer tutoring: By appointment.
Stitch ‘n’ Book Knitting Circle: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Central City Branch
Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Children’s Resource Center
Kids Movie Matinee: 1 p.m. Saturday.
Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
East New Orleans Regional
Kids Craft Time: noon Saturday.
computer classes: 11 a.m. Saturday and Wednesday.
Read the Book — See the Movie Film Series: 2 p.m. Saturday.
Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Storytime for toddlers: 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Wednesday.
Pajama storytime: 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Computer tutoring: By appointment.
Celebrate the Superbowl with Kids’ Crafts: 2 p.m. Saturday.
Keller Library and Community Center
Computer tutoring: 10 a.m. Saturday, by appointment.
E-Book Fair: 2 p.m. Saturday.
Storytime for toddlers and babies: 10:30 a.m. Monday.
After-school movie: 3 p.m. Thursday.
Every Child Ready to Read Storytime Workshop: 11 a.m. Thursday.
Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
DIY crafts for ages 6 and up: Every day.
Family movie: 2 p.m. Sunday.
Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 6 p.m. Wednesday.
friends of nopl book sale: 10 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
Storytime with craft: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Homework assistance: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.
Storytime: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Norman Mayer Branch
Booked for Murder Book Club: 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Writing Workshops Led by Youths (ages 12-17): 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Storytime: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Preschoolers’ storytime: 11 a.m. Thursday.
Storytime: 2 p.m. Saturday.
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Program: noon Thursday. Historian Keith Weldon Medley speaks.
Baby Jam: 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Children’s storytime and craft, (ages 5 and up): 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Share a Read Book Club: 2 p.m. Saturday.
Teen Zone Anime Club: 2 p.m. Saturday.
comics kitchen: 4 p.m. Tuesday.
EAST JEFFERSON PARISH LIBRARIES
Free computer classes: Call (504) 838-1144.
East Bank Regional
LSU Health Sciences Center: 9 a.m. Thursday.
Story with craft: 11 a.m. Thursday.
Great Books Discussion Club: 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Fiction Writers’ Group - Critique Session: 7 p.m. Thursday.
SOLA Chapter of Romance Writers of America: 10 a.m. Saturday.
animal finger flyer craft: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Teen Movie Day with The Amazing Spiderman (PG-13, 136 min.): 2 p.m. Saturday.
Infant and toddler storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday.
How to Sell Your Treasures Online: 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tax Seminar: 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Tips to Get Your Costume Together! with Christy Lorio: 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Storytime with craft: 4 p.m. Thursday.
Children’s craft: 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
United Daughters of the Confederacy: 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Story time and craft: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Gaming with Mad Dog McCree Gunslinger Pack (Wii) Rated T: “Hugo,” 5 p.m. Wednesday.
North Kenner Branch
Storytime bring a show and tell for the letter s: 10:30 to noon Wednesday.
Old Metairie Branch
Story with craft: 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
GNO Chapter of LA Poetry Society: 2 p.m. Saturday.
Regatta Research and Money Management: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Story with craft: 11 a.m. Thursday.
children’s craft: 1 p.m. Saturday.
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, at 10 a.m. Saturday; and at the Causeway Branch, 3457 U.S. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-9779 at 6 p.m. Wednesday. 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., at 9 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. Monday. Call (504) 646-6470 to register. Also at Causeway Branch Library, 3457 U.S. 190 at 2 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. Monday. Call (504) 626-9779 to register. Free.