Brian Boyles will discuss his book “New Orleans Boom and Blackout: One Hundred Days in America’s Coolest Hotspot” with Jules Bentley at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Mid-City Library, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. The book deals with the 100 days leading up to the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans, which was meant to be a highlight of the city’s rebranding of itself after Hurricane Katrina.
Paul Oswell will discuss his new book, “New Orleans Historic Hotels,” as part of a wine-tasting event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Oswell is a British freelance journalist and travel writer who moved to New Orleans in 2011. He has updated several guidebooks to the city and compiles an annually updated guide, “New Orleans for Free.”
Marine Corps veteran Sal Serio will present his memories of the former Algiers Naval Station and the Allied D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, during a meeting of the Algiers Historical Society from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 20, at the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. Serio is curator of the Italian-American Research Center in Metairie.
The Alvar Library Adult Zine Club will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the library, 913 Alvar St., New Orleans. There will be music from the Relax Family Band and Mobsters of the Psyche as well as a comic reading by Kate Lacour (Milk-Teeth, Vivisectionary). There also will be tabling by members of New Orleans Comics and Zine Festival (NOCAZ). Tapes, comics and zines will be available for purchase.
Eric Ogburn, Web team manager for the city of New Orleans, will discuss how to use tools on the city’s website from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at the Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Topics will include learning the status of an abandoned property, finding out about planned road work, and signing up to be notified when zoning changes are proposed in the neighborhood.
Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library. For more information, visit neworleanspubliclibrary.org.