Patrons will discuss the newest selection of the One Book One New Orleans project, “New Orleans Boom and Blackout” by Brian Boyles, at 7 p.m. April 9, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
OBONO is a campaign for literacy and community that calls on New Orleans area residents to share the experience of reading the same book at the same time every year. The project is conducted by the Young Leadership Council.
Boyles will be present at the event to talk about the book. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Reservations are not required.
YLC partners with Shell, the New Orleans Public Library, the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans, Radio for the Blind, and Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners to reach those who would otherwise be excluded from a community of readers. YLC hosts a series of events inspired by the book, typically including a panel discussion with the author, a book drive and a community book discussion. These events are free and open to the public.
“Boom and Blackout” is a nonfiction account of the 100 days preceding the 2013 Super Bowl in the New Orleans Superdome. The title of the book references the blackout that occurred during the game.
GENEALOGY CLASS: Sal Serio continues his series of family research courses at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the East Bank Regional Library. He’ll discuss how to use the ancestry.com website, and he’ll also talk about the benefits of the Latter-Day Saints genealogy websites.
PIANO PERFORMANCE: Salvadore Liberto will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the East Bank Regional Library. Liberto has been writing, recording, and performing original music for 20 years. He has released four studio albums and has played at performing arts centers, theaters, coffeehouses and colleges across the United States.
WESTWEGO KNITTERS: The Monday Knitters Group gathers each Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westwego Branch Library, 102 Willow St., Westwego. Bev Madere, Craft Yarn Council of America master knitter, facilitates this group of adult knitters. All level of skills are welcome; basic knitting skills taught to beginners.
WEST BANK READ AND SING: Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., the children’s department at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, hosts “Read and Sing” for preschool kids. This event involves stories, songs and finger plays for infants and toddlers. The session for April 8 focuses on the letter “i,” and the book to be read is “Alphabet” by Matthew Van Fleet. Registration is required for groups of five people or more. Call the children’s department at (504) 364-3664 to register.
For more information about programs at the 15 branches of the Jefferson Parish Library, go to www.jplibrary.net, or friend the library’s Facebook page for daily programming updates.