Book fair coming up Dec, 19 at Main New Orleans Library | Entertainment/Life

The 19th annual New Orleans Book Fair will be held at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., on December 10. Stop by between 11am and 4pm to enjoy activities for all ages, as well as works on display and for sale from local and independent authors, publishers, zinesters and other literary types.

New Orleans Bookfair is a volunteer organizing committee made up of local writers, poets, publishers, independent booksellers, activists and educators. The book fair is a great place to do your holiday shopping for the book lovers on your list.

For vendor information and updates, visit or the New Orleans Book Fair on Twitter @NOLABOOKFAIR.

EARLY LITERACY: Children 5 and older and their caregivers are invited to have a play date at the Nora Navra Library Block Party from 4pm to 5pm December 9. This monthly early literacy program promotes creative skills through play , using a large set of blocks and other toys.

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The large wooden blocks come in different shapes, and the library staff will ask the children open-ended questions about what they are building. This will help children build narrative skills and play techniques, two important skills needed to begin reading.

The library hosts three Block Parties each month – the first Friday at the Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St.; the second Friday at the Nora Navra Library, 1902 St. Bernard Ave., and the third Friday at the Central City Library, 2020 Jackson Ave.

Visit for more information on how the New Orleans Public Library can help you prepare your child to read at an early age.

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ANIME & MANGA: The library’s Teen Anime & Manga Club will meet Dec. 8 at the Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., to discuss “Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle,” by Kagiji Kumanomata. Manga-loving children between the ages of 11-18 are welcome to join. The group meets monthly to discuss their favorite anime and manga, and to discover new series.

The Teen Anime & Manga club is sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

GET LOOPY: Crocheters, knitters, and other crafters of all skill levels are invited to join the Central City Library’s Loopy Loopers club. The Loopy Loopers is a community craft group, where people can learn the basics of both knitting and crochet, exchange tips and patterns, and improve their sewing techniques.

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The group will meet next between 2-4 pm December 10. The library is at 4140 Canal St.

KWANZAA: The New Orleans Public Library is kicking off Kwanzaa festivities early this year with a free financial literacy series to honor the holiday’s principle of Ujamaa, or cooperative economics.

The Financial Luncheon on Dec. 14 at the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, will focus on business credit. Participants are not required to attend all workshops.

In addition to Ujamaa, Kwanzaa traditions celebrate Umoja for unity, Kujichagulia for autonomy, Ujima, for collective work and responsibility, Nia for purpose, Kuumba for creativity, and Imani for faith.

Register at

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


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