Dive into BookFlix, the New Orleans Public Library’s latest electronic resource for kids. The digital literacy resource combines over 120 animated Weston Woods stories with a best-selling non-fiction e-book from Scholastic on a similar topic.

The Fiction and Non-Fiction pairs are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real-world concepts.

Visit children.nolalibrary.org to explore BookFlix, as well as other online and electronic resources for children.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: Librarian and mystery lover Shelby Goddard will host the monthly Who Dun It? Book club from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on October 21.

Participants will discuss “The Broken Girls” by Simone St. James, a chilling novel about a journalist who uncovers the dark secrets of an abandoned Vermont boarding school.

Visit catalog.nolalibrary.org to reserve a copy of “The Broken Girls,” which is available in print, e-book, and audiobook formats.

For more details, including the title of next month’s book and information about Zoom, email [email protected] or visit nolalibrary.org/events. New members are always welcome.

WRITING WORKSHOP : Writers of all skill levels, styles and genres are invited to a virtual creative writing workshop on October 23, hosted by Pushcart Prize-winning librarian and poet and Fulbright Fellow Kathleen Balma. The Zoom event takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Participating writers will create, share and critique original works while learning to develop their own voice.

For more details and to register, email [email protected]

Each program will open with an optional write prompt for those who do not have any prepared work. The virtual creative writing workshop will take place every second and fourth Saturday of the month.

ADOLESCENT ADVISORS: Teens can make their voices heard by joining the Teen Advisory Board of the New Orleans Public Library. The library is looking for students in grades 6 to 12 to share their thoughts on how the New Orleans Public Library can best serve them through programming, products, materials and more. Interested students can apply at teens.nolalibrary.org, then tune in for a Zoom meeting on October 27 at 4 p.m.

The Teen Advisory Board is sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library and organized by the library’s teen programming team. For more information, contact Caitlin Young at [email protected] or (504) 596-3101.

CODING FOR GIRLS: Develop coding and creativity skills with Girls Who Code, a weekly club for grades 6-12 to learn computer science in a fun and safe environment. Girls Who Codes meets every Monday at 4 p.m. until December 6. Visit nolalibrary.org/events for details and registration.

Dr. Gabriel Morley is director of the New Orleans Public Library.

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