Just like the rest of New Orleans, and music lovers everywhere, the New Orleans Public Library is extremely excited about the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The library is honoring this year’s cultural feast in several ways. Fifty CDs by artists who will be performing at this year’s Jazz Fest are being featured on our website catalog throughout April and May.
Just like the performers scheduled for this year’s Jazz Fest, the CDs in the Jazz Fest 2013 catalog cover a wide range of musical tastes and genres. Library customers can easily borrow and listen to the work of Dr. John, Frank Ocean, Galactic, Irma Thomas, the Black Keys and many more Jazz Fest performers.
In addition, the library will be hosting the Honeypots, who will just be coming off their Jazz Fest performance, live at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., at noon Tuesday. This popular local group blends acoustic guitar, cello, percussion and harmonies to create unique spins on their original compositions as well as beloved covers.
The concert lets the library bring a little taste of Jazz Fest to you.
Happy Jazz Fest everyone!
A supportive text message
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New Orleans Public Libraries
3014 Holiday Drive, (504) 596-2641
Computer education session: 11 a.m. daily.
Pass the word-Poetry Workshop: 5 p.m. Thursday.
adult poetry night: 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Storytime: 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
guys read book club: 2 p.m. Saturday.
chess club: 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Young adult homework club-ages 12-18: 3 p.m. Wednesday.
913 Alvar St., (504) 596-2667
Chess Master Bernard Parun: 5 p.m. Thursday.
spring poetry series: 7 p.m. Thursday.
Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. Monday.
Basic computer tutoring: By appointment.
Central City Branch
2405 Jackson Ave., (504) 596-3110
Homework Help for grades 1-12: 4 p.m. Thursday.
Movie for preschoolers: 10 a.m. Monday.
Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Children’s Resource Center
913 Napoleon Ave., (504) 596-2628
Kids Movie Matinee: 1 p.m. Saturday.
Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
East New Orleans Regional
5641 Read Blvd., (504) 596-0200
homework clinic: 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Storytime: 1 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Tuesday.
teen library council: 5:30 p.m. Monday.
computer classes: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
225 Morgan St., (504) 366-0657
Storytime for toddlers: 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Wednesday.
Pajama storytime: 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Computer tutoring: By appointment.
Keller Library and Community Center
4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2660
homework help: 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Tuesday.
Citizenship Class: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Computer tutoring: 10 a.m. Saturday, by appointment.
storytime for toddlers and babies: 10:30 a.m. Monday.
1611 Caffin Ave., (504) 596-2695
Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625
Friends of New Orleans Public Library book sale: 10 a.m. Saturday and Wednesday.
Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 6 p.m. Wednesday.
3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 596-2654
Storytime with craft: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Homework assistance: 4 p.m. Wednesday.
1401 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 596-2630
Tell a Story Day-Fairy Tales With a Twist: 11 a.m. Saturday.
Storytime: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Norman Mayer Branch
3001 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 596-3100
Writing Workshops Led by Youths (ages 12-17): 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
monday after-school movie: 4 p.m. Monday.
Tuesday Afternoon Tabletop Games: 4 p.m. Tuesday.
“dead” poets slam: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Storytime: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
6301 Canal Blvd., (504) 596-2638
Preschoolers’ storytime: 11 a.m. Thursday.
Storytime: 2 p.m. Saturday.
teen potluck book club: 3 p.m. Saturday.
219 Loyola Ave., (504) 596-2560
Book parade: 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Caring for Your Collections: 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
crafts with miss andrea: 2 p.m. Saturday.
comics kitchen: 4 p.m. Tuesday.