October 3, 2023


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Cooking for teens, bubble-making and art for literacy sessions coming up at Orleans libraries | Entertainment/Life

Liberty’s Kitchen culinary instructor chef De Wells will visit Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center to demonstrate how to make a tasty, healthy meal that teens ages 11-17 can recreate at home.

The cooking lesson takes place on Friday, July 8, at 1 p.m. at the library, 4300 S Broad St. Space is limited, so sign up at events.nolalibrary.org.

BUBBLES!: Stop by Central City Library Saturday, July 9, to experiment and play with a variety of bubble tools and toys to make the biggest, prettiest, most fantastic bubbles. This interactive outdoor program is fun for kids and families, and runs from 11 a.m. to noon. The library is located at 2020 Jackson Ave.

ART AND WORDS: Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to learn about the elements of art while experiencing new ways to get ready to read at the Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd.

Presented on Monday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m. in partnership with the NOMA, Mini Masters at the library provides visual arts experiences and museum interaction, while engaging in hands-on, art-making activities and developing early literacy skills.

Registration is required and attendance is limited. Sign up at events.nolalibrary.org.

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

BUSINESS DATABASE: Data Axle Reference Solutions is one of the most detailed and accurate business databases available today, and it’s free for New Orleans Public Library cardholders. Learn how to use it to filter and create lists specific to your business and job-seeking needs at a free library workshop, presented by Data Axle expert Bill Carson.

The workshop will be held twice on Wednesday, July 6, first at Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and then at Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Space is limited. Register online at events.nolalibrary.org.

TECH DEMOS: The Best Buy Teen Tech Center will host a “tech petting zoo” at Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., on Thursday, July 7. Stop by between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to try out some of the tech available at the center, including virtual reality headsets, a 3D pen, an iRobot coding robot, and an iPad with the digital illustration app Procreate.

Located at Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., the BBTTC is a free maker space where teens can have fun, develop skills, and explore their interests through hands-on learning. Visit bbttc.nolalibrary.org for more information.

PARENTING CLASSES: The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital has teamed up with the library and the Broadmoor Improvement Association to host classes on active parenting. The second session will be held Thursday, July 7, at 4:45 p.m. at Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St. Participants will discuss problem behaviors, common causes, and strategies for reducing conflict.

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

Jane LeGros is the director of marketing and communications for the New Orleans Public Library.