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The Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the New Orleans Public Library will host a virtual open house at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 on Twitch. Attendees will meet center staff while participating in games like Among Us, Minecraft, and Roblox, and exploring the technologies available to Teen Tech Center members.

The center is an interest-based learning environment for teens to experiment with various new technologies with the help of their peers and adult mentors. They can then share their work with other teens around the world through Best Buy’s Clubhouse network.

The center is equipped with technological and multimedia tools that can be used for music and video production, interactive programming, graphic design and more.

Located on the second floor of the Main Library, 219 Loyola Avenue, the center is designed to be a safe and engaging space. Membership is limited to ages 13-18, and all members must complete an application with signed permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to use the center.

In addition to connecting young people to technology, the center’s adult mentors help young members pursue their interests. Interested adults can inquire about the application process by emailing [email protected]

To visit bbttc.nolalibrary.org for more information and to apply.

TWISTS: Shelby Goddard, passionate about mystery, will host the monthly Who Dun It? from the New Orleans Public Library. Book Club at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17 on Zoom.

February’s headline is Liv Constantine’s “The Last Mrs. Parrish,” a twist-filled thriller that follows envious Amber Patterson as she befriends Daphne, a beautiful and kind socialite, in a bid to become what she most wants to be: Daphne.

Tune in to discuss the story and discover next month’s selection.

For details, email [email protected] or visit nolalibrary.org/events. New members are always welcome.

“The Last Mrs. Parrish” is available from the library as a print, e-book, and audiobook. Reserve a copy at catalog.nolalibrary.org or by downloading the NOLALibrary app.

STORY TIME: The New Orleans Public Library hosts weekly outdoor storytimes at three library locations: Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive; Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Avenue; and Eastern New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd.

Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., children and their caregivers are invited to read, sing, speak, write and play together in a format designed for infants up to 5 years old at these locations.

The library also produces pre-recorded and on-demand storytime content. A new Story Time video is posted every Monday on nolalibrary.org/early-literacy and on the library’s YouTube channel, @NOLALibrary.

Help your child be ready to read from an early age with the library’s monthly early literacy activity calendar, featuring fun suggestions for ways to talk, sing, write, play and read together everyday. Pick up a calendar anywhere in the library or download a PDF at nolalibrary.org/early-literacy.

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

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