Back by popular demand, the Drawing for Beginners adult workshop offers attendees the basics of drawing and illustration in a fun and exciting daylong workshop. It will be held at the Algiers Regional Library from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Art educator Becky Betancourt leads the program; no previous art experience is necessary. Reservations are required for this adult program, and participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. To make a reservation, call (504) 596-2641.
WOMEN’S HISTORY ZINE: The high school members of the Big Class Youth Advisory Council will lead a zine-making workshop honoring Women’s History Month. Drawing from the poetry of Maya Angelou and the photographs of Dorothea Lange as inspiration, students will create their own personal zine. Snacks, cameras and supplies will be provided for this program being held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Alvar Library.
ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Stephanie Hepburn, author of “Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight,” will facilitate a panel discussion about human trafficking and the personal and financial costs to victims and society. The conversation will focus on both the local and global impacts of human trafficking. Other speakers include: Tamara Jackson, executive director of Silence is Violence; Andy Lewis, coordinator of Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force; and Susanne Dietzel Ph.D., executive director of Eden House. This program will be held at the Main Library from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday.
TEST PRACTICE: The library will offer a free ACT practice test session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at both the Norman Mayer Library and the Algiers Regional Library. Registration with the Princeton Review is required. For students who can’t make it to the free sessions, the library offers free ACT study books as well as online study tests through the online database, Learning Express, which can be found at nolalibrary.org.
THE ARCHITECTURE OF ANTOINE’S: Harvey Burns, AIA, of the architectural firm Jahncke & Burns Architects, will discuss the French Quarter’s 175-year-old renowned establishment Antoine’s Restaurant at the Algiers Regional Library from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Burns’ presentation explores the restaurant’s buildings from an architect’s point of view, and he will talk about facts, some that are hidden and some not so hidden, within the buildings.
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Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library.