New Orleans’ role as the largest slave market in the antebellum South will be the topic of a discussion from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. The speaker will be Erin Greenwald, of The Historic New Orleans Collection, who curated the HNOC exhibit “Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1805-1865,” which runs through July 18. The Saturday talk is presented by the Algiers Regional Library and the Algiers Historical Society.
EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL: The Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., New Orleans, will celebrate the delicious written word at its Edible Book Festival from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to join the fun and assemble, display and consume literary edible creations. There will be prizes, delicious snacks, activities and much more.
COMIC WORKSHOP: Teens and tweens are invited to attend a comic workshop led by Harriet Burbeck, an artist and illustrator who lives in New Orleans. The workshop will provide an exploration of visual narrative by making small comic books and creating visual stories. The workshop will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.
BOOK SALE: The Friends of New Orleans Public Library will celebrate the end of National Library Week with a special book sale from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The Spectacular Sunday Sale will offer sale prices as well as a food truck, live music and refreshments.
WILLS AND TRUSTS 101: For those who do not have a plan for protecting their assets, William J. Perry will present the one-hour program “Wills and Trusts 101: Basic Estate Planning in Louisiana” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. The program is part of Money Smart Week.
Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library. For more information, visit new orleanspubliclibrary.org.