OPSO to Bring Joy of the Holidays to Senior Citizens

Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman will bring Christmas cheer to four senior centers. Gusman will treat seniors at each center to a holiday gift bag. The seniors will also hear from the OPSO inmate choir, Voices of Thunder, under the direction of singer Darrin Stacker.

The visits to senior centers will take place 9:15 a.m. to 1:40 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22. The centers include: John J. Hainkel Home and Rehabilitation Center, Covenant Home, Fern Crest Manor Nursing Home and Jo Ellen Smith Living Center.

New Orleans Public Library to Extend Service Hours

The New Orleans Public Library Foundation and New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) are proud to announce extended library service hours beginning Jan. 3, 2016. The extended library service hours are made possible by the passage of the 25-year, 2.5 mill increase dedicated to the New Orleans Public Library.

NOPL will have multiple libraries open seven days a week for the first time in its history, as well as other locations open six days a week. Currently, there are no libraries open on Sundays and only three locations are open on Fridays.

“Due to the community’s overwhelming support of increasing the New Orleans Public Library’s funding, we are pleased to be able to expand our service hours beginning in 2016,” says NOPL Executive Director Charles Brown. “We are focused on continuing and now increasing our role as an important and valuable education, entertainment and recreation resource for all.”

New hours for libraries open seven days a week:
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.
They are:
•Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive
•East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd.
•Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave.
•Milton H. Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. (Temporarily closed for renovation and is scheduled to reopen Spring 2016.)
•Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd.
•Robert E. Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd.

New hours for libraries open six days a week:
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
They are:
•Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St.
•Children’s Resource Center, 913 Napoleon Ave.
•Cita Dennis Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave.
•Martin Luther King Library, 1611 Caffin Ave.
•Mid-City Library, 3700 Orleans Ave.
•Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave.
•Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St.

The New Orleans Tribune

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