Deepwater Horizon and the effects on climate, culture and the environment are the subject of the library program | Entertainment/Life

Photographer and filmmaker Monique Verdin will explore the Deepwater Horizon disaster and other fossil fuel-related events in southeastern Louisiana dating back to the early 1900s during a Zoom program hosted by the Nova Scotia Public Library. Orleans at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 9.

His documentation of the Houma Native Nation of the Mississippi Delta examines the relationship between environment, culture, and climate in southeastern Louisiana. She is co-producer of the documentary “My Louisiana Love” and her work has been included in a variety of environmentally inspired projects, including the cross-platform performance “Cry You One: and the collaborative book “Return to Yakni Chitto: Houma Migrations”. .

To visit to sign up for “Indigenous Stories and the Realities of Fossil Fuels in Louisiana – From Standard Oil to the BP Drilling Disaster”.

‘LOOK FOR THE WOMAN’: Author and photographer Cheryl Gerber will spend an evening at the Cita Dennis Hubbell Library in Alger Point on April 12 to discuss her book, “Looking for the Woman,” which captures the vibrancy and diversity of New Orleans women.

Inspired by the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., “Looking for the Woman” includes over 200 photographs of the women shaping New Orleans; most are well known, but there are others as well.

Alongside Gerber’s photographs, 12 essays by writers celebrating the women who add to the uniqueness of New Orleans, including artists, socialites, activists, musicians, chefs, entrepreneurs, spiritual leaders and burlesque performers.

Contributors include Constance Adler, Karen Celestan, Alison Fensterstock, Kathy Finn, Helen Freund, Anne Gisleson, Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Karen Trahan Leathem, Katy Reckdahl, Melanie Warner Spencer, Sue Strachan, Kim Vaz-Deville and Geraldine Wyckoff.

Sponsored by Friends of the Hubbell Library.

COASTAL IMPACT: The Library’s “Witness to Change: Conversations on Coastal Impacts” series will continue at 5:30 p.m. on April 19 to discuss Paolo Bacigalupi’s “The Water Knife,” dystopian fiction from the near future, a drought-ravaged American Southwest suffocating under the increasing heat and extreme water shortages.

This show is the second in a four-part series aimed at sparking conversations about the changing environment of our coastal communities.

Attendees can request a free copy of this book to keep, as well as any of the three others discussed at the remaining Witnesses of Change meetings. To visit for more details.

The series is sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities as part of the BHP-funded project, “Coastal Impacts: An Integrated Approach for Community Adaptation, Understanding, and Planning.”

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

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Jessica C. Bell