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Author Talk with Claudia Gray

New York Times best-selling author Claudia Gray will talk about her books, writing, and Star Wars. There will be a chance to ask questions. Wednesday, June 19, at 5 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Library, 1611 Caffin Ave

Poetry Buffet

Poets Deb Jannerson, Elle Magnuson and Paris Tate read at the Poetry Buffet Saturday, June 01 2:00pm – 3:00pm 5120 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Stories Unfold at the Library

The New Orleans Public Library is proud to announce a temporary installation in partnership with Paper Monuments, “Stories Unfold.” This series is designed to engage a broader audience than traditional historical markers through the combination of written (narrative) and illustrated (visual) storytelling and is inspired by HistoryPin and the American Library Association. Main Library 219 Stories Unfold at the Library

Albert Woodfox – SOLITARY

Join us for a special evening downtown at the main New Orleans Public Library with Albert Woodfox presenting SOLITARY, the extraordinary life story of a man who – despite spending four decades in solitary confinement in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell 23 hours a day in Angola Prison for a crime he did not commit – inspired fellow prisoners and Albert Woodfox – SOLITARY

Inaugural Alvar Zine Contest

Enter the Inaugural Alvar Zine Contest. 2019’s theme is Mardi Gras. Make a zine about Carnival history, a story taking place during Mardi Gras, a personal memory, or a reflection on how the season makes you feel. To enter, submit a print copy of your zine to any New Orleans Public Library location. Electronic submissions, Inaugural Alvar Zine Contest

Tyler Bridges at Latter Library

New Orleans Public Library hosts Tyler Bridges at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Milton H. Latter Branch (5120 St. Charles Avenue). Award winning freelance journalist Tyler Bridges will discuss and sign copies of his new book Long Shot. The book tells the story of John Bel Edwards’ improbable victory over David Vitter in Tyler Bridges at Latter Library