libraries http://wwno.org en P.3 Reads Continues, Bringing Artists To Public Libraries http://wwno.org/post/p3-reads-continues-bringing-artists-public-libraries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tonight, New Orleans’ international art biennial, Prospect 3, brings out its literary side.</span></p><p>The<a href="http://www.prospectneworleans.org/p3-reads/"> P.3 Reads</a> series invites international artists to New Orleans public libraries to discuss some of their favorite books. Brooke Davis Anderson is executive director of Prospect 3. She says curator Franklin Sirmans has taken several works of literature — like Walker Percy’s New Orleans novel <em>The Moviegoer</em> — as inspiration for the biennial.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:14:32 +0000 Eve Troeh 58694 at http://wwno.org Interviews: Pelican Institute's Kevin Kane, New EBR Libraries Head Spencer Watts http://wwno.org/post/interviews-pelican-institutes-kevin-kane-new-ebr-libraries-head-spencer-watts Kevin Kane, President of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, talks about Governor's Jindal's position on Medicaid expansion.<p>Spencer Watts, the new head of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/05/JES_050113.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:40:00 +0000 editor 34347 at http://wwno.org Major Civil War Collection Now Permanent At Tulane Library http://wwno.org/post/major-civil-war-collection-now-permanent-tulane-library <p>A major collection of Civil War documents is now part of the permanent collection entrusted to Tulane University. The papers include those written by Confederate President Jefferson Davis as well as the diaries of soldiers.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 33884 at http://wwno.org Security software, other library purchases on hold in Terrebonne and Lafourche http://wwno.org/post/security-software-other-library-purchases-hold-terrebonne-and-lafourche <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Librarians in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes say the loss of $23,000 in technology money from the state is forcing them to put off plans for software upgrades, such as Internet security programs, and hardware purchases, such as electronic readers.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:41:51 +0000 The Associated Press 15859 at http://wwno.org Lafourche public library opens Wi-Fi Café http://wwno.org/post/lafourche-public-library-opens-wi-fi-caf <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">More than wireless Internet access is free at the Lafourche Parish Public Library System&#39;s new Wi-Fi Café. The coffee&#39;s free, too.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Daily Comet reports the cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in the old Thibodaux Library.</p> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 17:22:47 +0000 The Associated Press 15802 at http://wwno.org Author Ron Thibodeaux, Bloomsday, and Summer Reading Kick-off http://wwno.org/post/author-ron-thibodeaux-bloomsday-and-summer-reading-kick <p>This week&nbsp;on <em>The Reading Life</em>:&nbsp;Ron Thibodeaux, author of <em>Hell or High Water: How&nbsp;Cajun Fortitude Withstood Hurricanes Rita and Ike</em>, and Michael Allen Zell, who&rsquo;s coordinating the New Orleans celebration of Bloomsday on&nbsp;June 16. Plus we check in at the&nbsp;Summer Reading Kick-off party at Latter Library.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 23:48:52 +0000 Susan Larson 13521 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Opens Four New Libraries http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-opens-four-new-libraries <p>New Orleans is marking the opening of a fourth new library in as many weeks.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:46:14 +0000 Eileen Fleming 8692 at http://wwno.org