The Keller Library and Community Center will kick off the holidays with a Sugarplum Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. This fun children’s event will feature festive crafts, holiday cookies, a jolly storytime and a special surprise visitor.

Join the staff of the Smith Library to create the perfect Christmas list to send to Santa and enjoy fun holiday stories and music from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

The Main Library will host its second annual Holiday Extravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. This event offers entertainment, crafts, food and much more.

Create 3-D Christmas ornaments at the Mid-City Library from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, using our 3-D pens. 3-D pens are available for use by those ages 14 and up. Adult guardians can use the 3-D pens to make an ornament base for children to decorate.

PEACE CORPS PRESENTATION: Anyone interested in gaining global skills and making a difference for others is invited to attend an informative program about joining the Peace Corps from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Main Library.

Peace Corps representatives will discuss living, learning and working with a community overseas.

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