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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. on Wednesday, February 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. Register on nolalibrary.org/events.

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

The center is located on the second floor of the main library and is equipped with technological and multimedia tools that can be used for music and video production, interactive programming, graphic design, etc.

The center is designed to be a safe, comfortable and engaging space for adolescents. Membership is limited to young people between the ages of 13 and 18. Members must complete an application and obtain signed permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to participate.

Visit bbttc.nolalibrary.org for more information and to apply.

WHO HAS IT? : Shelby Goddard, passionate about mystery, will host the monthly Who Dun It? from the New Orleans Public Library. Book club from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on February 17 on Zoom.

February’s headline is Chris Bohjalian’s “The Flight Attendant,” the murder-mystery sensation who was recently adapted into an HBO series of the same name, starring Kaley Couco.

The group will reconvene on March 17 to discuss Liv Constantine’s “The Last Mrs. Parrish,” a twist-filled thriller that follows envious Amber Patterson as she befriends Daphne, a beautiful and nice socialite, in an attempt to become what she wants to be the most: Daphne.

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

“Drive Your Plow Over The Bones of the Dead” and “The Last Mrs. Parrish” are available from the library as a print, e-book, and audiobook. Reserve a copy at catalog.nolalibrary.org or by downloading the NOLALibrary app.

BECOME ARTISANS: Share your skills and techniques and learn from others while working on your own yarn and yarn arts projects at the Library’s Yarn Arts Craft Circle at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 21. The Craft Circle meets every first and third Monday of the month and is sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

Looking for inspiration for your next craft project? A New Orleans Public Library card unlocks free access to Creativebug’s hundreds of art and craft video tutorials, taught by design experts and acclaimed artists, for free. Visit nolalibrary.org/e-resources to get started and explore all the great electronic and digital products and services the library offers for free.

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

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