From Video Games to Animal Visits to Fish Paintings, New Orleans Libraries Offer a Busy Week | Entertainment/Life

Do you know a Nintendo crazy teenager? The Nora Navra Library is hosting a video game day for teens ages 11-17, and a number of Nintendo Switch games will be available to choose from. Consoles will also be provided.

The event will take place from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 at the Library, 1902 St. Bernard Ave.

On June 30, Nora Navra offers a variety of events perfect for animal lovers. Stop from 11 a.m. to noon to meet special guests and animal educators from the Audubon Zoo. (Zoo educators will also visit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 1611 Fats Domino Ave., the following Wednesday, July 6 at 11 a.m.)

If fish are more your thing, check out the Library Fish Painting and Fish Facts workshops on Thursday, June 30 at the Robert E. Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd.

Biologists from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be at 11 a.m. and at the Algiers Regional Library at 1 p.m. to teach children ages 6 to 12 about the different life stages of fish.

Attendees will have the opportunity to view actual specimens and create fish art.

PARENTING LESSONS: The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital has partnered with the library and the Broadmoor Improvement Association to run classes on active parenting.

The second session will be Thursday, June 30 at 4:45 p.m. at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St.

Participants will learn how early experiences can impact development and how parents can build strong relationships with their children.

While parents attend classes, children are invited to do arts and crafts with Little Rainbows Nola from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, 3900 Gen. Taylor Ave. Snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Natori Green, Broadmoor Improvement Association, at (504) 233-2213.

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: Khan Law Firm attorneys will be available for free one-on-one sessions through the Main Library’s “Ask an Attorney” program on Saturday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Services are limited to civil matters and will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Each session will last up to 20 minutes and can cover issues such as bankruptcy, evictions, foreclosures, divorce and more.

SLA: The library has partnered with The New Neighbor Project to host free ESL classes at the Algiers Regional Library on Saturdays from 1-2:30 p.m.

Students do not need to register in advance. For more information, visit www.thenewneighborproject.orgemail thenewneighborproject@gmail.com or call (504) 475-4658.

WHAT IF?: The monthly What If? The speculative fiction news club meets on Saturday July 2 at 11:30 a.m. on Zoom.

Speculative fiction is an umbrella term covering a wide range of fiction from science fiction and fantasy to ghost stories and fairy tales.

This month, the group will discuss “The Brief Life Story of Lila” by Danny Cherry Jr. and “The Day Before the Revolution” by Ursula K. Le Guin. The stories will be available either in the library catalog or in free online literary journals.

New members are always welcome. Contact maddison@nolalibrary.org for more information.

Jane LeGros is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the New Orleans Public Library.

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