Learn ways to balance life with technology in ‘Rewired’ author’s talk at the Main Library | Entertainment/Life

Hear expert tips on restoring a healthy balance between life and technology at noon on May 24, as Dr. Carl Marci visits the Main Library to discuss his book, “Rewired: Protecting Your Brain in the Digital Age.”

A Harvard Medical School faculty member and Massachusetts Medical Center psychiatrist, Marci will answer questions about navigating the age of digital distraction in this hybrid event, which will be on Zoom and in person.

As in-person attendance is limited to 12 people, advance registration is recommended; go to events.nolalibrary.org. The library is located at 219 Loyola Ave.

BENEFIT HELP: The New Orleans Public Library has partnered with CORE NOLA’s Resource Coordination Program to expand access to resources in the Greater New Orleans area. The pilot program currently focuses on SNAP and Medicaid application assistance.

CORE representatives will be at Nora Navra Library, 1902 St. Bernard Ave., from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm every Tuesday and Wednesday in May and June, and at East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd., from 11 am to 2 pm every Friday through the end of June.

Assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

TEEN-TECH: Teens are invited to hop on Twitch to join librarians Maria and Raymie as they play games like Among Us, Minecraft, or Roblox on May 18 at the library’s virtual Best Buy Teen Tech Center open house. The fun kicks off at 4 pm and will also showcase some of the gadgets available for BBTTC members to use.

Located on the second floor of NOPL’s Main location (219 Loyola Ave.), the center is an interest-based learning environment designed for teens to experiment with new technologies with help from peers and adult mentors. Membership is limited to local youths ages 13-18.

Twitch game days serve as a monthly virtual open house to meet potential new members and allow them to get a feel for the center. Visit nolalibrary.org/events to register, and bbttc.nolalibrary.org to apply to be a Best Tech Teen Center member or mentor.

IT’S A MYSTERY: Solve crimes together and discover “who dun it” at the library’s monthly mystery book club at 4 pm May 19 on Zoom.

This month’s title is “A Great Reckoning” by Louise Penny, the 12th book in her series following Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec as he digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life in Three Pines.

Along the way, he uncovers buried secrets while also encountering his own ghosts.

In June, the group will meet again to discuss “The Cutting Season” by Attica Locke.

New members are always welcome, visit events.nolalibrary.org for details and registration or email Shelby Goddard at sgoddard@nolalibrary.org for more information.

Reserve a copy of either book at catalog.nolalibrary.org. Both titles are available in multiple formats, including print, e-audiobooks, and e-books.

Jane LeGros is the director of marketing and communications for the New Orleans Public Library.

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