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  • All New Orleans Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Calling all Orleans Parish Students!

Make your mark this Black History Month by entering the annual New Orleans Public Library Black History Month Art Contest.

This year’s contest theme is NEW ORLEANS ACTIVISTS AND ACTIVISM
Celebrate historical activists like Ruby Bridges and Oretha Castle Haley, activism that took place in New Orleans, such as the 1963 March on City Hall, or an activist you know from your own life.

Virtually Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This Year

Celebrate Dr. King's legacy as a social justice activist and learn how you can be active in social justice today.

“Nix Library is a Very Special Place"

Almost a century ago, James, Ralph, and John Nix donated their family’s lot at the corner of Willow Street and Carrollton Avenue to the City of New Orleans in order to build a library in memory of their parents. Learn about Nix Library's past, present, and future in our latest Impact Story here.

Has the Library made an impact in your life? Tell us how at impact@nolalibrary.org.

Access Ancestry Library Edition from Anywhere through March

Access thousands of databases of genealogical and historical information from anywhere this month. Ancestry.com Library Edition is normally only available in Library locations but is remotely accessible through March 31, 2021. Click here to get started. You will need a New Orleans Public Library card to access Ancestry Library Edition. Need a Library card? Click here.