Main Library

Main Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 596-2560 Directions Events News

Description

Library Manager - Emily Painton

The Main Library, located in the Central Business District, opened in December 1958. The building, encompassing three main floors and two sub-basements, is the Library's flagship location, providing the system's largest collection of popular and research sources.

The Main Library offers a wide collection of books, music, and movies, and hosts many programs for children, teens, and adults.

Events on 10/21/2017

Sat, October 21st / 12:30pm - 2pm

Main Library

In the Teen Zone. Every 3rd Saturday of the month. (More)

Sat, October 21st / 10:30am - 11:30am

Main Library

New to obituaries? Always wondered what an obituary is and what it can be used for. Join Louisiana Division archivist Amanda Fallis for an introductory talk on how to find, read and understand obituaries. A story usually starts at the beginning, but sometimes you can learn more by starting at the end. (More)

Sat, October 21st / 12pm - 1pm

Main Library

Join the New Orleans Preservation Collaborative for a presentation and open discussion about how to protect your personal photographs and papers before the rains come. Preservation specialists from libraries and archives will provide you with steps you can take to safely store your personal documents, photographs, objects and other items that are important to you and your family. We will discuss how to mitigate risk before the next disaster strikes. (More)

Sat, October 21st / During Library Hours

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1-on-1 assistance with Internet use, general computer skills, online web searching, software use, and accessing resources available through the library using various electronic devices. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 504-596-2585. Reservations are required. Daily. (More)

Sat, October 21st / During Library Hours

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During October, the Main Library will showcase photography from the MyNew Orleans Photo Project on the 2nd floor. Photographs are by those affected by homelessness in our city. There will also be a reception on Tuesday, October 10 from 5pm - 8pm (World Homeless Day). For more information on World Homeless Day, visit their website here. Daily from October 8 to November 4. (More)

Sat, October 21st / 1pm

Main Library

Enjoy story time and crafts with your child in a safe, welcoming environment. Library staff are there to welcome you and your child for a pleasant shared experience. Reference books and databases are available to assist your child in completing homework assignments. Story Times are open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under unless noted. Every Saturday. (More)

Sat, October 21st / 1pm - 4pm

Main Library

Join us each Saturday afternoon to learn and play chess. Open to adults and teens; beginners and skilled players. Every Saturday. (More)

Sat, October 21st / 11am - 4pm

Main Library

Come play a 5 hour elimination-style Yu-Gi-Oh! blowout! Duelists Requirements:
✓ Duelists must have a legal, deck that follows the June 2017 banlist (including Extra and Side deck)
✓ Duelists must have a basic understanding of the rulings and gameplay. Deck Requirements:
✓ Main and Side Decks must be sleeved in same colors and sleeve brand, i.e. Ultra Pro or KMC.
✓ Extra Deck can be sleeved in multiple colors.
✓ All decks must follow the September 2017 banlist Call 504-596-2565 to register. (More)