People who think in verse that could become poetry, or imagine characters, dialogue and scenes, will gather for a creative writing workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at the Robert E. Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. The workshop meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month.

Author Carolyn Kolb will discuss her latest book, “New Orleans Memories: One Writer’s City” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at the Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. In the book, Kolb takes a detailed look into the heart of New Orleans and introduces readers to her favorite people and places. The book is divided into sections on food, Mardi Gras, literature and music.

One-on-one assistance with Internet use, general computer skills, online web searching, software use, or accessing resources available through the library using electronic devices is available during technology assistance sessions from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans.

All New Orleans Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, and Thursday, Jan. 1. All library locations will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, and the Latter Library will be closed all day Sunday, Dec. 28.

Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library. For more information, visit