Girls ages 13 to 17 will gather for the Divine Design sewing class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Learning to sew can build not only skills but also creativity, respect, responsibility and self-discipline. Divine Design meets on the first Saturday of every month.

BILINGUAL STORYTIME: Stories will be told in French and English during a bilingual storytime, or l’heure de conte bilingue, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. This program will be held the first Saturday of every month at 2 pm.

ZUMBA: A Zumba fitness class will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Its choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo.

Classes are held every Tuesday evening and are free.

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