The New Orleans Public Library and Prospect 3 joint program, P.3 Reads, continues at the Main Library Thursday Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This program will feature P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and P.3 artist Sophie Lvoff in a discussion and conversation of Walker Percy’s 1962 National Book Award-winning novel “The Moviegoer.”

NIX HOSTS AUTHOR: The Nix Library is hosting author Michael Patrick Welch and friends for an evening of words, music and video. Welch is the author of five books, including “The Donkey Show” and “New Orleans: The Underground Guide.” Journalist Jules Bently and authors Brian Boyles and Gwendolyn Knapp will be a part of this fun evening being held Thursday, Oct. 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

PUMPKIN TIME: It’s pumpkin time! Come get creative and take home your own uniquely decorated pumpkin after being taught by crafter extraordinaire Brittany Smith. She will guide you in decorating pumpkins without having to carve them. The pumpkin decorating fun begins Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Algiers Regional Library.

PUBLISH YOUR STORY: Publishing Your Story is a mini-workshop for genealogy buffs and family historians who would like to see their work in print. Fatima Shaik will give a brief overview of the different types of publishing; then she will focus on self-publishing and print on demand. This program is being presented by the African American Resource Center in the Main Library Monday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This program is being presented as part of American Archives Month.

All New Orleans Public Library programs and events are free and open to the public, so come and join us.

To stay informed about upcoming library events, sign up for our weekly events and program event listing emails on our website,, or like our Facebook page,, and follow us on Twitter at

Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library.