The Big Easy

New Orleans has something for everyone:  Mardi Gras, great food, incredible music, interesting history, and a touch of the supernatural.  Explore the Big Easy at the Glenside Library.

Fodor's 2010 New Orleans

Fodor's 2010 New Orleans

Fodor’s New Orleans features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

Mardi Gras and Carnival / Molly Aloian

Mardi Gras and Carnival / Molly Aloian

Let this colorful children's book show you the history of Mardi Gras and Carnival, and describe all the different customs taken from around the world!

Zydeco [sound recording]

Zydeco [sound recording]

This Zydeco compilation features some of the major talents such as Boozoo Chavis and Clifton Chenier, as well as some newer groups.

The world that made New Orleans : from Spanish silver to Congo Square / Ned Sublette

The world that made New Orleans : from Spanish silver to Congo Square / Ned Sublette

Tells the story of one of America's most complex cities, with an emphasis on New Orleans's musical heritage and its first century filled with war, religious conflicts, slavery, and its struggles with France, Spain, and England.

The Bad lieutenant: port of call New Orleans [DVD-videorecording]

The Bad lieutenant: port of call New Orleans [DVD-videorecording]

A police lieutenant with drug and gambling addictions investigates the killing of Senegalese immigrants in New Orleans.

Crescent City cooking : unforgettable recipes from Susan Spicer's New Orleans / Susan Spicer

Crescent City cooking: unforgettable recipes from Susan Spicer's New Orleans / Susan Spicer

The renowned Crescent City chef celebrates the tastes, textures, and culinary traditions of New Orleans cookery in a new cookbook that marries New Orleans cooking with an exotic international flair

Ruined : a novel / Paula Morris

Ruined: a novel / Paula Morris

Rebecca Brown, sent to New Orleans to live with her aunt while her father is traveling, meets Lisette, a mysterious young girl who is really a ghost and the harbinger of a century-long curse on the young women in the family responsible for her death.

Harry Connick, Jr. in concert on Broadway [sound recording]

Harry Connick, Jr. in concert on Broadway [sound recording]

Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr., performing favorites in his trademark New Orleans style.

The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel / James Lee Burke

The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel / James Lee Burke

Follows the adventures of detective Dave Robicheaux, who struggles with alcoholism and rage while fighting to protect lives in Katrina-devastated New Orleans.

Audiobook

Voodoo queen : the spirited lives of Marie Laveau / by Martha Ward

Voodoo queen : the spirited lives of Marie Laveau / by Martha Ward

A dual portrait explores the lives of the Marie Laveaus, mother and daughter of the same name who became leaders of indigenous American religious and spiritual traditions in nineteenth-century Creole New Orleans.

A separate country / Robert Hicks

A separate country / Robert Hicks

A tale inspired by the life of Confederate general John Bell Hood is set in post-Civil War New Orleans and follows his tragic struggles with disabling war injuries, his marriage and eleven children, and his battle with yellow fever.

Ebook

Summaries taken from publisher materials

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