Water Words

A Festival of Environmental Literacy at the New Orleans Public Library
June 3, 2017, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Share your favorite water books or discover a new one

Share your favorite water books or discover a new one

Explore the library’s collection of rare maps and photos

Explore the library’s collection of rare maps and photos

Help paint a rain barrel for Greenlight New Orelans

Help paint a rain barrel for Greenlight New Orelans

View Milo Daegman’s “Liminal Bodies” with a live classical score by Furniture Music Ensemble

View Milo Daegman’s “Liminal Bodies” with a live classical score by Furniture Music Ensemble

Water Words takes place at the Main Branch, 219 Tulane Ave.

Water Words takes place at the Main Branch, 219 Tulane Ave.

 

The Water Collaborative is teaming up with the New Orleans Public Library to help kickoff summer reading on June 3, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m, at the Main Branch, 219 Tulane Ave. There will be activities, talks and exhibits for all ages!

Outside, you can help paint a rain barrel or build a miniature rain garden. Inside, there will be educational exhibits, mural making and a kids coloring station.

A series of conversations with water sector professionals begins at 11. It’s a great opportunity for teens and young adults to learn about career opportunities. A noon training with I See Change is also great for young people ready to use technology to help their community.

At 1 p.m. there will be special screening of the film Liminal Bodies Study No. 2 with a live score performed by the Furniture Music Ensemble. Following the performance composer Jeff Pagano will discuss the role of water as inspiration and motif in classical music.

All-day exhibits and activities
• Build a Miniature Rain Garden – Exterior Porch, 1st floor
• Paint a Rain Barrel – Exterior Porch, 1st floor
• Educational Exhibits – Bridgeway, 2nd floor
• “Water Word Cloud” Mural Making – Bridgeway, 2nd floor
• Blue Lexicon Scavenger Hunt – Bridgeway, 2nd floor
• Coloring Station – Children’s Area, 2nd floor

Scheduled events
• 11 a.m. – Conversations with Water Researchers and Innovators
• Noon – Hands-on Training with I See Change Community Climate App
• 1 p.m. – Furniture Music Ensemble Live Performance and “Liminal Bodies, Study No. 2” Screening
• 1:15 p.m. – Composer Jeff Pagano Discusses Water as Artistic Medium and Inspiration

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Jasmine Henderson