Extended library service hours will begin Jan. 3. Multiple libraries will be open longer, with some libraries open daily and other libraries open six days a week. To see the full schedule of new hours, visit nolalibrary.org. In the near future, however, there are closings over the holidays. All New Orleans Public Library locations will be closed Wednesday through Sunday. All libraries also will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 and will remain closed through Jan. 1.

MAKING GIFTS: The successful “Design and Make Great Gifts” workshop program for tweens and teens continues this week. Thrift store teacups will be used by kids, ages 10 and up, to make cute candle gifts at the teacup candle workshop being held at the Alvar Library at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Tweens and teens ages 8 and up who attend the no-sew fleece scarves workshop being held at the Main Library at 4 p.m. Wednesday will learn to make a comfortable, cozy scarf by just tying knots.

PHOTOS IN ALGIERS: Algiers Regional Library, in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, will be showcasing artist Muffin Bernstein’s photography exhibit “Silent Spring.” The exhibit features work that was inspired by nature with an emphasis on beginning a dialogue toward saving the environment.

To stay informed about upcoming library events, sign up for our weekly events and program event listing emails on our website, nolalibrary.org, or “like” our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/neworleanspubliclibrary, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/nolalibrary.

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