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

The New Orleans Public Library Foundation recently announced that anyone can support the library by donating via text message. A quick donation of $10 can be made simply by texting the word READ to 20222. Supporting the New Orleans Public Library is easier than ever. For more information, go to http://www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.

New Orleans Public Libraries


Algiers Regional

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.

Alvar Branch

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.

Hubbell Branch

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.

King Branch

1611 Caffin Ave., (504) 596-2695

Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Latter Branch

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.

Mid-City Branch

3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 596-2654

Storytime with craft: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Homework assistance: 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Nix Branch

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.

Smith Branch

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.

Main Library

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.