Solve mysteries, play video games and slay dragons in New Orleans libraries | Entertainment/Life

The library offers three fun ways for patrons of all ages to exercise their imaginations over the next few weeks.

Solve Crimes together and find out “who dun it” at the New Orleans Public Library’s Zoom Book Club for mystery buffs, coming at 4 p.m. on September 15.

Each month, a new selection will be unveiled. New members are always welcome. This month, the members will discuss “The Never Game.” by Jeffrey Deaver.

Register on events.nolalibrary.org.

Video gamers 11 to 17 year olds are invited to the Main Library, 219 Loyola Avenue, on September 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. to have fun and test their Nintendo Switch skills during the Library’s Teen Video Game Tournament. A variety of games will be available for children and the gaming system will be provided.

A Dungeons & Dragons Club for anyone ages 9-17 is housed monthly at the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St Charles Ave. Stop by at 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month to use your imagination, make friends, and have adventures. Dice, character sheets, and other supplies will be provided, but members are encouraged to bring their own. The next session is October 13.

TECHNICAL HELP : Need help learning tech skills? Connect with instructions, information and resources that will help you develop your Internet research skills on September 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd. Call (504) 224-8720 if you have questions or need help registering online, or ask a staff member at any library for help.

ART AND LITERACY: The Library partners with educators from the New Orleans Museum of Art to present Mini Masters at the Library, a series of four early learning programs combining art and early literacy for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

The first session, at 10:30 a.m. on September 19, will focus on communities and cultures. Participants will creatively explore the world with people, places and objects.

Places are limited and registration is compulsory. Visit events.nolalibrary.org register.

Mini Masters at the Library is sponsored by Friends of the New Orleans Public Library, City of New Orleans, First Horizon, Janice Parmelee and Bill Hammack, Sara and David Kelso, Karen and Henry Coaxum, and The Patrick Foundation F.Taylor.

VOTING RECORD: Prepare for the next election by registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, or updating your registration with the Orleans Parish Registrar of Electors at the library. Voter registration officers will be at the libraries listed below on September 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

● Library of the Children’s Resource Center, 913 Napoleon Avenue.

● Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave.

● Norman Mayer Library, 3001, boul. Kindly.

Residents can also register to vote from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 20 at:

● City Central Library, 2020 Jackson Ave.

● Nora Navra Library, 1902 St Bernard Ave.

● Rosa Keller Library, 4300 S Broad St.

TEEN TIP: Teens can make their voices heard by joining the library’s teen advisory board. Members can share their thoughts on how the library can better serve young patrons by helping plan programs and events, suggesting products and services, and more.

The group is open to students in grades 6-12 and meets on the second floor of the Main Library, 219 Loyola Avenue, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

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


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Carolyn M. Daniel