The East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd., is inviting children and their caregivers to a "drive-in movie" they can attend in box cars they build at a workshop beforehand.

Library staff will lead attendees in creating and decorating cardboard box cars that will be used for an indoor drive-in movie matinee from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11.  

PHOTO EXHIBIT: Throughout October, photography from the My New Orleans Photo Project will be on display on the second floor of the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave.

The project is designed to provide an opportunity for people affected by homelessness to share their perspectives.

TEEN READ WEEK: In celebration of Teen Read Week, teenagers are invited to use their library cards through Oct. 14 at any library location to receive a free book. In addition, teens can recommend a book for the Teen Read Week display and receive a free treat.

AUTHOR TALK: Author David Cappello will discuss his new book, "The People’s Grocer: John G. Schwegmann, New Orleans, and the Making of the Modern Retail World," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St. 

Schwegmann was the founder of the legendary New Orleans supermarket chain that pioneered the modern big-box concept. Along with spotlighting his life, career and family legacy, this biography discusses old corner grocery stores, outdoor and public markets, manufacturer price fixing, the supermarket revolution, postwar New Orleans politics and the battle over the Superdome.

The book spans retail history from the pre-industrial 1850s to the post-industrial 1990s.

GENEALOGY SESSIONS: The library’s Louisiana Division archival staff continues its introductory course in genealogical research with two sessions Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave.

At the 10:30 a.m. session, head archivist Christina Bryant will discuss how property research can augment genealogy projects. The class will give beginners an introduction to the property research resources available in the Louisiana Division/City Archives.

At the noon session, Bryant will discuss the digital newspapers made available through the library and the best ways they can be used for research. Accessible newspapers include The Times-Picayune (1837-present), New Orleans Item (1877-1958), New Orleans States (1916-1957) and States-Item (1960-1979). 

To stay informed about upcoming library events, sign up for weekly events and program event listing emails at nolalibrary.org.

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