The Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans, will host two events reflecting the spirit of the season. The first event is a holiday music concert featuring seasonal songs by the New Aurora Saxophone Ensemble at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20.

The next event is a special storytime for young children and those who are young at heart from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Even though he is very busy this time of year, Santa Claus will be leading the storytime, so parents and caregivers are encouraged to bring their cameras.

From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, the Latter Library will be hosting Cocoa and Caroling. Join this festive event to sing, or to be sung to, and enjoy drinking hot chocolate on the front porch.

All library locations will close all day Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24 and 25, and Thursday, Jan. 1. All library locations will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. The Latter Library will close all day Sunday, Dec. 28.

All New Orleans Public Library programs and events are free and open to the public.

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