Firelei Baez, one of the artists featured in the ongoing citywide Prospect.3 series of exhibits, will host a discussion of Junot Diaz’s novel “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” tonight at the Nix Library in Carrollton.
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority will discuss increasing service on bus routes throughout the city, including restoring route 90 in Carrollton, at a series of community open houses in Broadmoor and Carrollton starting next week.
The New Orleans Public Library System is in trouble.
Next year, the city has to find an additional $3 million just to keep the 13 current libraries open. That’s keep-the-lights-on money. Purchasing new books or investing in new library technologies are both out of the question under this scenario.
With only a few days left before Saturday’s election, the five candidates running for the District A seat will meet twice in the Carrollton neighborhood this week — discussing housing issues on Tuesday and fielding questions from neighborhood leaders Wednesday.
Aite Tinga, a harpist from Switzerland, will perform music from her latest release, “Where the Windrose Seeds,” in a free performance at Nix Library at 6 p.m. tonight (Friday, April 26).
The Nix Branch of the New Orleans Public Library will host a lecture Friday evening (Oct. 26) entitled “The Fallen Queen: New Orleans in the Civil War” to finish out this year’s bicentennial program of events.
Pamela Arceneaux of the Historic New Orleans Collection will take the Nix Library’s Louisiana Bicentennial Series into the red light district on Friday evening with a lecture on the “History of Prostitution in New Orleans.”
Greg Osborne of the Louisiana Division of the New Orleans Public Library will give a lecture on “The Free People of Color” at 6 p.m. tonight (Friday, July 27) as part of the ongoing Louisiana Bicentennial series at Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. The program is free and open to the public.
As part of the ongoing celebrations of Louisiana’s Bicentennial, the Nix Branch Library (1401 S Carrollton Ave.) will present a program of jazz and blues at 6 p.m. Friday featuring Estelle Campagne and the Uptown Beaux, with Dr. Guitar on guitar, Spike Perkins on bass and Dave Thomas on percussion.
Several local library branches in Central City, Uptown and Carrollton will host presentations in the coming weeks about an energy efficiency program to help residents save money on electricity bills.
Now that the Nix branch library has reopened, its neighbors in the Carrollton area plan to help spruce it up a bit.
A major air-conditioning system failure has kept Carrollton’s Nix Library closed since early June, but it will reopen as soon as the system can be replaced, officials reassured a concerned neighborhood Monday night.
The need for air-conditioning repairs has the Nix Library on South Carrollton closed indefinitely, but residents in the neighborhood are organizing an effort to get the city to reopen it.