The Pizza Poetry Project, presented by Big Class, celebrates National Poetry Month and the power of youth voices by publishing poems by young New Orleans writers. Big Class is a nonprofit that cultivates and supports young New Orleans’ writers through creative collaborations with schools and communities. Big Class offers a variety of free, innovative programs that give under-resourced students opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills.
Working together with some of the best pizza places in town, Big Class will publish poems of all kinds on pizza boxes, for delivery and pick-up on April 15. The library is partnering with Big Class to host The Pizza Poetry Project Workshops in which participants can receive guidance in creating their own poetry. Multiple workshops are being held, with the first one scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at the Algiers Regional Library. To see the full schedule of workshops, visit nolalibrary.org. Snacks will be provided at all workshops.
LAW CHANGES AND SENIORS: State Farm agent Ben Guillory conducts interactive discussions about financial matters. Coming up, he’ll tackle recent changes to Social Security and Medicare law, including information about who is grandfathered in and why the April 30 deadline is so important. The program will be held at the Keller Library & Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
TEA PARTY: Boys and girls are invited to wear their tea party best and attend the Algiers Regional Library’s special Tea Party Storytime being held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Teddy bears and other stuffed animal friends also are invited. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are encouraged; please call (504) 596-2641.
HOMEWORK HELP: Students ages 12-18 are invited to stop by the Smith Library every Wednesday in March from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Homework Night. Library staff will share all of the resources that are available for homework help.
CRAZY MATH: The Crazy8s Math Club is a new type of math club where participants will build, run and jump, make music and make a mess. Activities will include Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics. This program is for children in grades three to five and is being held at the Keller Library and Community Center from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays during March and April.
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Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library.