November 25, 2022

Local children’s book authors honored as latest library holds book signing and sales | Entertainment/Life

Meet local children’s book authors at the New Orleans Public Library’s inaugural Children’s Author Day on November 19 at the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library.

Stop between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to meet and buy local books. Authors in attendance will include Ty Salvant, Kennaire Mathieu, Atianna J. Cordova, Maychelle Rodney and Journey Allen.

The event will also include a special story hour from local author Shannan Atwater of the Krewe of Dolly, a local non-profit literacy and parade group. She will read her new book “Alligators don’t like flowers”.

GIRLS UPPER: Girls ages 9-12 can learn all about soldering and circuitry at the free Electric Girls Workshop at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center on November 19 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Participants will dive into how electricity works and create printed circuits to design their own lights. Space is limited. Register online at

CANDY LAND: A fun and interactive event for the youngest will take place on November 19 at the Norman Mayer Library, where the beloved Candy Land board game will come to life. Kids will have the chance to become the game pieces and navigate a giant board game, finding sweet surprises and sticky traps on their way to be the first to reach King Kandy’s castle. The party starts at 2:30 p.m. and will last about an hour.

ALL ON YOUTUBE: The Library’s Adult Learning and Education team will be providing instruction on YouTube from 10 a.m. to noon at the East New Orleans Regional Library on November 21 and the following day at the Algiers Regional Library.

Workshop participants will learn how to search and navigate the video sharing platform.

Space is limited. Registration recommended at 224-8720, or anywhere in the library.

ART & LITERACY: The Library partners with educators from the New Orleans Museum of Art to present Mini Masters at the Library, a series of early learning programs that combine art and early literacy for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. The next session will take place on November 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Norman Mayer Library and will focus on the elements of art. Participants will learn all about form, color, line, space, texture, form and value.

Places are limited and registration is compulsory. Visit 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.

TEEN COUNSELORS: Teens can make their voices heard by joining the New Orleans Public Library Teen Advisory Council. Members can share their thoughts on how the Library can better serve young people 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 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Find more information about

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