The 2016 Spirit of Carrollton Photo Contest is looking for images that capture the natural beauty, recreational activities, architectural points of interest and people of the Carrollton community. The contest is presented by Nix Library, Carrollton Area Network and the City Councilwoman Susan Guidry. Photo contest submissions must have been taken from March 1 through April 9, 2016. For more information about the contest, including rules and entry form, visit

BOOK SALE: The Friends of the New Orleans Public Library will be holding a special Pop-Up Book Sale at the Norman Mayer Library during three weekends in March. Hundreds of books will be on sale, including adult fiction and nonfiction, children’s and teens’ books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. The book sale is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20.

POETRY HOUR: Local poet Gina Ferrara presents noted authors George Guida, Kelly Harris, Nancy Harris and David Rowe for an unforgettable afternoon of powerful poetry at the Alvar Library, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

MATH MADE FUN: The Crazy8s is a new type of math club where participants will build, run and jump, make music and make a mess. Activities will include Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics. This repeating program is for children in grades 3-5 and is being held at the Keller Library and Community Center Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. during March and April, beginning Monday.

FILMS ABOUT WOMEN: In honor of Women’s History Month, the Algiers Regional Library will host a screening of feature films focusing on women and the journey of their lives. The films will be shown from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 7, 21 and 28.

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