Jan 152015
 

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. Continue reading »

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Jul 012014
 
Derrick "Doc" Simmons,  from the Original C.T.C. Steppers Social and Pleasure Club,  dances on top of a Carrollton Avenue bus shelter during the Original Pigeon Town Steppers second line in 2011. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Derrick “Doc” Simmons, from the Original C.T.C. Steppers Social and Pleasure Club, dances on top of a Carrollton Avenue bus shelter during the Original Pigeon Town Steppers second line in 2011. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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. Continue reading »

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Apr 292014
 

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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. Continue reading »

Jan 272014
 

districtA feat-0121With 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. Continue reading »

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Jul 232013
 

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library during the First Annual Children’s Book Festival in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

The Latter Branch library will close Sunday (July 28) for the next three months for a third round of renovations that will include lead-paint remediation, officials said this week. Continue reading »

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Oct 252012
 

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. Continue reading »

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Jul 272012
 

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.

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Jun 132012
 

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. Continue reading »

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