November 4th, 2009

Tai chi

Japan Fest at NOMA Nov. 8

Hi all:

I know everyone's recovering still from VooDoo and Halloween, but I thought I'd promote the Japan Fest being held this Sunday, November 8 at the NO Museum of Art at City Park. The event starts at 10 am with an opening ceremony on the steps of the museum. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for children.

This promotion is somewhat shameless, as I'm demonstrating iaido from 3:00 - 3:20. Please come join us.

Edit: The Japan Fest is free to Louisiana residents through the generosity of The Helis Foundation. Thanks, annie_toes !

So you can borrow video games from the library now??? YES.

The New Orleans Public Library is proud to announce its newest collection: Video Games!

To debut our new collection, we will be having an evening of gaming on National Gaming Day @ your library (a nationwide event) on Saturday, November 14. The event will be held at the Mid-City Library (330 N. Carrollton Ave., 596-2654) from 5 – 7 pm. We will have multiple gaming stations set up, and will be providing games such as Mario Kart, Rock Band 2, Dance Dance Revolution, Madden NFL 10, Street Fighter 4, and more, including board games! If you want to bring your game controller from home for multiplayer games, please do so. We will be serving FREE pizza and other refreshments to help keep your energy levels up. Gaming Night is open to all ages.

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Gaming Night Flyer here:
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Tablet Pen

Does anyone know where I can find a replacement pen for a wacom tablet? I tried Walmart and Radio Shack. I know I'll probably have to order it online, but getting one quick without having to pay for fast shipping would be nice.
Per Welinder


anyone know any good realtors, landlords (or even properties for rent) in orleans parish?

e-mail me offlist if you'd like: ef_ex_ay [at] livejournal [dot] com

Tom Dent Literary Festival

Each year the African American Resource Center celebrates the Tom Dent Literary Festival. This is a three-day festival that highlights the works of contemporary African American writers and poets. The event is named in the honor of the late New Orleans writer and historian, Thomas Covington Dent, who was a mentor to African-American writers and called attention to the African-American experience through poetry, magazines and theater. Our festival includes a Spoken Word Session, Author’s Showcase, and an afternoon forum.

The spoken word poets will include the following: Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, WordPlay NO, New Orleans Youth Slam (N.O.Y.S.), and Nik Richard "the Voice of Reason." It will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Avenue.

Our author's showcase will include the following: Clifton Casteel author of A Lady’s Heart and Soul: My Life as a Colored-Negro-Black-African-American, and Dr. Keith Ferdinand and Dr. D'Ann Penner, authors of Overcoming Katrina: African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond at our Author’s Showcase. The author’s showcase will be held at 6:30 pm on Friday, November 6, 2009 at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Avenue.

Our Tom Dent forum speakers will be Carlotta Walls Lanier and Lisa Page Frazier. Carlotta Walls Lanier is the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine and author of A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School. Lisa Frazier Page is a Dillard University alumnae and a contributor to Mrs. Lanier's book. Our forum will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Avenue.

Please direct any inquiries to the AARC at 596-2597