If you’re looking for a job or want to improve your technology skills, the New Orleans Public Library can help.
Workforce development and digital literacy librarians are available in several locations.
To work on resume writing and job applications, meet June 15 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 1611 Fats Domino Ave. Or, on June 22, meet at the Cita Dennis Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave. sessions are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To build digital skills, stop by the Central City Library, 2020 Jackson Ave., between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 15 to connect with instructions, information, and resources. Walk-in sessions are also open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 16 at the Nora Navra Library, 1902 St. Bernard Avenue, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St Charles Avenue.
ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES: Children are encouraged to hone their engineering skills through LEGO clubs at four branches of the library. Come and take on challenges and other activities during the weekly meetings on Wednesday:
- 1 to 2 p.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive
- 3-4 p.m., New Orleans East Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd.
- 3 to 5 p.m., Main Library, 219 Loyola Avenue.
- 4 to 5 p.m., Robert E. Smith Library, 3001, boul. Nicely
TRY THE TECHNOLOGY: Explore and try out new tech at the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library’s Best Buy Teen Tech Center during the center’s Traveling Tech “Petting Zoo,” which runs from 3-5 p.m. on June 16.
Located on the second floor of the New Orleans Public Library’s main location, 219 Loyola Ave., the Best Buy Teen Tech Center is a free space for teens to have fun and build skills, exploring their interests through practical projects. -based learning.
WHO HAS IT? : The library of Who Dun It? The book club will meet via Zoom at 4 p.m. on June 16 to solve crimes and discuss Attica Locke’s “The Cutting Season,” a murder mystery set on a plantation-turned-tourist attraction that brings together politics, race, law, family, love and, of course, mystery.
NEW FROM THE ZOO: Audubon Zoo educators will visit the Main Library, 219 Loyola Avenue, with a special animal guest at 2 p.m. June 17. Wild Visitors provide children and families with a fun and educational time to learn about the zoo animals and how we can work. to protect the world around us.
TEENAGE ACTIVISM: Teens are invited to discuss and celebrate queer and trans youth activism in the community at Young Activists Speak Out: Pride Edition. This live virtual event kicks off on Zoom at 3 p.m. on June 18. Registration is recommended. Register at nolalibrary.org/events.
ANIMATION EXPERIMENT: Experiment, create and craft at Summer Stem: Animation Sensation, a hands-on event for kids ages 6-12 at the Robert E. Smith Library, 3001 St. Joseph Blvd. Gentilly, at 2 p.m. on June 18.
Participants will explore story and animation techniques while developing critical thinking skills and exploring their creativity.
Jane LeGros is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the New Orleans Public Library.