To get thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, and more, learn how to access the Orleans Library Libby app | Entertainment/Life

The Libby app features thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and more — in categories like romance, mystery, fantasy, historical fiction, thrillers, and nonfiction — and they’re all available for free through the Libby Public Library. New Orleans.

To help you learn how to use the Libby app, in your car, on all devices, or with offline access, the library is hosting a webinar on May 18 on Zoom. Tune in at 10 a.m. to hear Libby’s experts walk you through the basics of how to access the library’s digital collection.

More experienced Libby users can tune in around 10:45 a.m., for a deep dive into the app to get even more tips and tricks.

Want to learn Libby but can’t attend live? Sessions will be recorded and emailed to all webinar registrants. To visit register.

Libby is free to all New Orleans Public Library cardholders.

EXPANDED ACCESS: The New Orleans Public Library has partnered with the CORE NOLA Resource Coordination Program to expand access to various resources throughout the Greater New Orleans area. The pilot program is currently focused on assisting with SNAP and Medicaid applications.

CORE representatives will be at the Nora Navra Library, 1902 St. Bernard Ave., from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday in May and June, and at the East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd., from 11 a.m. at 2 p.m. every Friday until the end of June.

Support will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

COASTAL IMPACT SERIES: The Library’s Witnessing Change: Conversations on Coastal Impacts group will hold its final meeting on May 17 to discuss “Salvage the Bones,” by Jesmyn Ward. Led by Xavier University professor Dr. Robin Vander, Witness to Change is a four-part reading and discussion program developed by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities aimed at sparking conversations about the changing environment of our coastal communities. .

Attendance is limited to 20 people, but each of the programs is recorded and posted to the City Archives and New Orleans Public Library Special Collections YouTube channel.

To visit for more information and to register for the program, which is sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

The New Orleans Public Library is seeking submissions for Crescent City Sounds, a new online streaming service that showcases and shares local music. With a focus on lesser-known artists in the community, Crescent City Sounds aims to give up-and-coming musicians a way to increase their visibility in the local music scene.

STREAMING MUSIC SHOWCASE: Up-and-coming musicians have a new avenue to make themselves better known in the local music scene, and that is through the New Orleans Public Library.

The library is seeking submissions for Crescent City Sounds, a new online streaming service that showcases and shares local music. The music library will be chosen by a team of NOPL employees and community curators who represent different facets of New Orleans’ diverse music scene.

Prospective artists must perform primarily in New Orleans and submissions must have been recorded within the last five years. Submissions must include a minimum of four songs or be at least 20 minutes long.

For more detailed guidelines on how, what and where to submit, visit or email [email protected] with questions.

Jane LeGros is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the New Orleans Public Library.

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