Range is theme for teenagers’ ebook fest at Metairie library | Leisure/Life


“Writing Louisiana for Everybody” is the theme for the 2022 Vacation Kids’s E book Competition that might be held from 6 p.m. to eight p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, on the East Financial institution Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

The theme displays the rising diversification of characters and plots in kids’s literature by New Orleans authors and why it’s essential for kids to expertise characters, plots and dialogue which can be completely different from what they already know.

Susan Larson will reasonable a panel that includes three native kids’s authors: Chris Clarkson, Marti Dumas and Johnette Downing.







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Susan Larson, host of WWNO’s ‘The Studying Life’




Larson is host of the WWNO-FM radio present “The Studying Life” and writer of “The Booklover’s Information to New Orleans.” She was the ebook editor for The New Orleans Occasions-Picayune from 1988-2009.

In 2007, she obtained the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the literary group.







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Kids’s ebook writer Marti Dumas in New Orleans on Tuesday, Might 24, 2022. (Photograph by Chris Granger | The Occasions-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)




Dumas is a mom, trainer, author and inventive entrepreneur from New Orleans. An skilled in childhood literacy, Dumas has labored with kids and lecturers throughout the nation for the previous 15 years to advertise an early love of studying. Her best-selling “Jaden Toussaint, the Biggest” sequence combines literacy with STEM expertise, and humor.







Chris Clarkson

Chris Clarkson




Clarkson, whose debut novel is “That Evening on Frenchmen Avenue,” earned a bachelor’s diploma in English literature on the College of Maryland. He works as an outreach coordinator, the place he usually assists with the implementation of variety initiatives.

New Orleans native Downing is an award-winning singer, musician, composer, writer, and poet presenting Louisiana Roots live shows and writer visits for kids, in addition to keynotes and workshops for educators globally.

Her shows communicate to a baby’s pursuits in a fascinating, interactive, instructional, entertaining and culturally respectful method, incomes her a fame because the “Musical Ambassador to Kids” and the “Pied Piper of Louisiana Music Traditions.”

Many different kids’s authors might be current to speak about and promote books. They embody: Karen Konnerth, Denise Walter-McConduit, Shannon Kelley Atwater, Laura Roach Dragon, Gary Alipio, M.H. Herlong, Leah Eskine, Laura Michaud, Michelle D. Jackson, Gideon Hodge, Anthony Figaro, Louie Duet, and others.

WWII DISCUSSION GROUP: Submarine skilled Pat Doyle will discuss concerning the growth of the U.S. submarine via World Conflict II, life aboard the boats and their impact on the struggle. He can pay explicit consideration to the lack of life by all contributors within the Pacific.

It takes place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, on the East Financial institution Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

SENIOR HEALTH FAIR: The Jefferson Parish Library will a senior well being truthful and a birthday bash to rejoice those that have made 100 years of age at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, on the East Financial institution Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

Any patron with a relative, buddy or colleague who has achieved centenarian standing is inspired to attend.

The featured presentation might be a session on laughter yoga by Judy Newman, a retired speech language pathologist.

There will even be an enormous birthday cake and quite a few distributors with services or products that attraction to older patrons: eye care and listening to skilled, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, authorized and retirement points, and others.

BIG BAND: The Jerusalem Shrine Massive Band performs at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6 on the East Financial institution Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

BEATLES TALK: Bruce Spizer will talk about his newest installment in his Beatles Album Collection, “The Beatles, Rubber Soul to Revolver,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, on the East Financial institution Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The ebook covers two albums, “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver,” in addition to Capitol’s “Yesterday and At present” LP and the singles related to these albums. “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver” set new requirements for pop and rock data, and introduced a maturing and evolving Beatles to the world.

Spizer says the 16 tracks recorded throughout the “Rubber Soul” periods are among the many group’s most interesting.

With “Revolver,” he stated, the Beatles have been searching for extra shade of their recordings, making an attempt new devices and strategies. However they weren’t utilizing studio wizardry to cowl weaknesses; they have been searching for new sounds to reinforce their already sensible songs.

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES: Free lessons to arrange patrons who want to turn out to be residents of america might be held from 6 p.m. to eight p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the North Kenner Library, 630 Esplanade, Kenner. Educator Cesar Munoz leads Citizenship Class in each English and Spanish.

Chris Smith is supervisor of grownup programming on the Jefferson Parish Public Library.



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