“Write Here, Write Now: A Fiction Writing Workshop with Allison Alsup” is a three-session writing course for everyone from beginners to seasoned veterans. The workshop offers a jump-start to story writing and will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 and June 29 at the Children’s Resource Center Library.
FRENCH CONNECTIONS: Dianne Guenin-Lelle will be the featured guest of the Author Night at Nix monthly series. She received her Ph.D. in French literature from LSU and is a professor of French at Albion College in Michigan. She is the author of “The Story of French New Orleans: History of a Creole City” and co-author, with Ronney Mourad, of “Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon and Jeanne Guyon: Selected Writings.” Her work has appeared in such journals as Louisiana History and The French Review. Author Night at Nix will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nix Library.
SAVE OUR CEMETERIES: Jeanne Wilson, a volunteer tour guide with Save Our Cemeteries, will discuss the history of this nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the 31 historic cemeteries in New Orleans. The program is being presented by the Algiers Historical Society from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Algiers Regional Library.
COOKING UP A FUTURE: Youths ages 10 to 15 are invited to the program “Baking with a Purpose,” which advocates opportunities for children to explore their strengths and interests through baking, critical thinking, problem solving, planning and entrepreneurial activities. This program is designed to help teens and tweens successfully and productively transition to adulthood. It will be held at the Keller Library & Community Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Space is limited and registration is requested. Call (504) 596-2660.
POETRY OPEN MIC: The Keller Library & Community Center’s Poetry Buffet Open Mic event is open to anyone who would like to participate and read their own poem or prose as well as those who would simply listen to other poets sharing their work. The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
INVENTION CHALLENGE: LittleBits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks for creating inventions large and small. The library’s littleBits Global Chapter Meetup will be held at the Main Library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every third Sunday of the month through July, with the next meetup to be held Sunday. There will be a different design challenge each month, and the event is open to all skill levels, ages 8-17, and their caregivers.
SUMMER READING: The library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program is underway, and this year the program is bigger and better than ever with events, reading rewards, contests, prizes and raffles. With over 350 events for children, teens and adults, there is truly something for everyone throughout June and July. For information about the program and to see the full schedule of events, visit nolalibrary.org.
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Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library.