SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11

BIG LAKE AT CITY PARK

THE OFFICIAL KICKOFF OF THE
NEW ORLEANS TRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION!

BOOK FESTIVAL

STARTING AT 1PM

Come out with the whole family to enjoy

readings and activities for kids and adults alike!

FIREWORK SHOW

7:00 P.M.

Enjoy a special Tricentennial themed performance by the

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and fireworks after the Book Festival!

PERFORMANCE BY THE LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

5:30 P.M.

The New Orleans Book Festival is a celebration of books

for readers of all ages.  This year’s festival is special,

though, because it will be the kickoff event for New

Orleans’  Tricentennial celebration! The festival is a full

day of programming for book lovers ranging from new

readers to literary scholars and ends with a family-friendly

evening performance by the Louisiana Philharmonic

Orchestra.

 

The festival will be held at Big Lake at City Park and it will

feature readings, panel discussions, and an entire activity area for kids — all centered around books and stories.

 

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performance will be held across the lake after the Book Festival. A firework show kicking off the Tricentennial Celebration will follow the conclusion of the concert.

 

Thanks to the Festival’s special partnerships, every child who attends the festival will receive free books. And in order to ensure that anyone who wants to attend is able, the Festival is free — including bus transportation!

A Letter from First Lady Cheryl Landrieu

Dear Friends,

 

I would like to invite readers of all ages to come out and enjoy the New Orleans Book Festival. I strongly believe in literacy, and this free event gives people from all backgrounds an occasion to come together in celebration of books! The festival offers unique opportunities for adults and children to interact with exceptional writers and storytellers and to enjoy an inspiring variety of book-related activities, exhibitions, and demonstrations. Food, fun, books, and stories are FREE! I am very excited to see you all there!

 

Sincerely,

Cheryl Landrieu

FULL SCHEDULE

Full Schedule coming soon.

Participating Authors

Jim Arnosky, Crinkleroot book series

Alys Arden, Casquette Girls

Robert Beatty, Serafina book series

Jason Berry, Render Unto Rome

Ann Benoit, New Orleans Best Ethnic Restaurants

Jean Cassels, Two Bobbies

John Couret, The Bully Shark

Claudia Gray, Defy the Stars

Peggy Scott Laborde, The Fair Grounds Through the Lens

Bill Loehfelm, The Devil’s Muse

Denise McConduit, D.J. and the Jazz Fest

Grace Millsaps and Ryan Murphy, What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo

Michael Murphy, Eat Dat

Kat Pigott and Mason Sibley (Illustrator), Green Dinosaur Pancakes

Whitney Stewart, Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus, and Calm

Sarah Tolcser, Song of the Current

Quvenzhané Wallis, Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg! and A Night Out with Mama

Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied Sing: A Novel

And more to come…

 

BUS SCHEDULE

Pick-up is every 30 minutes from the below locations between 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. (Last departure from City Park)

 

ROUTE 1:

 

Algiers Regional Library

3014 Holiday Dr

New Orleans, LA  70131

 

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library

725 Pelican Ave

New Orleans, LA  70114

 

ROUTE 5:

 

Latter Library

5120 St. Charles Ave

New Orleans, LA 70115

 

Children’s Resource Center Library 913 Napoleon Ave

New Orleans, LA  70115

ROUTE 4:

Robert E. Smith Regional Library 6301 Canal Blvd

New Orleans, LA  70124

 

Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center

4300 South Broad Ave

New Orleans, LA  70125

ROUTE 3:

 

East New Orleans Regional Library 5641 Read Blvd

New Orleans, LA  70127

 

Norman Mayer Library

3001 Gentilly Blvd

New Orleans, LA  70122

 

ROUTE 7:

 

Main Library

219 Loyola Ave

New Orleans, LA 70112

ROUTE 2:

 

Martin Luther King Library

1611 Caffin Ave

New Orleans, LA  70117

 

Alvar Library

913 Alvar St

New Orleans, LA  70117

 

ROUTE 6:

 

Mid-City Library

4140 Canal St

New Orleans, LA 70119

 

Nix Library

1401 S. Carrollton Ave

 New Orleans, LA 70118

Sponsors

Giant Peach Sponsors

Carousel Sponsors

PARTNERS

Storyland Sponsors

Secret Garden Sponsors

Giving Tree Sponsors

Little Prince Sponsors

Riggio Foundation

Kathleen Quirk

WISNER FOUNDATION