The New Orleans Public Library is offering adults an accredited high school diploma program online. The Career Online High School is free for Orleans Parish residents who are at least 19 years old, have successfully completed eighth grade and wish to earn their high school diploma. Participants also can earn a career certificate in one of eight high-growth, high-demand fields. Students who graduate will receive assistance with a résumé, cover letter and other tools to start or advance their careers. To learn more, please visit nolalibrary.org or call 504-596-2600.

HOLidAY CLOSING: In observance of Thanksgiving, all NOPL locations will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and remain closed through Friday.

HOLIDAY TREES AND GIFTS: The annual Friends of Hubbell Library Christmas tree and holiday gift sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the library, 725 Pelican Ave. The much-loved event will offer Christmas trees, wreaths, garland and gifts as well as ornament-making and craft workshops for children, with a performance by the Confetti Park Players Kids’ Choir at 11 a.m.

IMPROVED HOURS: As a result of the passage of the recent Library Millage Proposition, beginning Jan. 3, the New Orleans Public Library will increase hours of operation by almost 30 percent, with daily service at five locations and six-day-a-week service at eight locations. The library will also increase the size of the collection and its investment in technology.

Libraries open daily

Algiers Regional Library: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

East New Orleans Regional Library: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Main Library: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Norman Mayer Library: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Smith Library: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Latter Library: Temporarily closed for renovation, re-opening spring 2016

Libraries open six days a week

Alvar Library: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Central City Library: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children’s Resource Center Library: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hubbell Library: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Keller Library & Community Center: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Martin Luther King Library: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mid-City Library: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nix Library: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BOOK SALE MOVES: Because of the temporary renovation closure of the Latter Library, the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library Book Sale has moved to the Algiers Regional Library, 725 Pelican Ave. The Algiers Regional Book Sale hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

TO STAY INFORMED about upcoming library events, sign up for our weekly events and program listing emails on our website, nolalibrary.org, or like our Facebook page, facebook.com/neworleanspubliclibrary, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/nolalibrary.

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