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October, 2014

NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
20

Monday, October 20, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
20

Monday, October 20, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Early Voting - General Election

Oct
20

Monday, October 20, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Early Voting - General Election

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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STORYTIME

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bring the kids after school for fun and games!

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Open Mic Night

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Open Mic Night! all teens can show off their talent by choice of singing, dancing, poetry, rapping, playing a instrument and more. Ages 12-18 only.

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"Fit 2 Live" at Laman! Presents, "Scaredy Tricks and Halloween Treats!"

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Join NLR's "Fit 2 Live" program the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Led by "Fit 2 Live" coordinator, Bernadette Rhodes, this program will introduce patrons to all things health! Featuring special speakers, films, demonstrations, and tips!

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
22

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Early Voting - General Election

Oct
22

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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STORYTIME

Oct
22

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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BABYTIME

Oct
22

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Babies, ages 6 months to 2 years, and their caretakers will enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

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Teen Gaming

Oct
22

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Storytime at the Argenta Children's Dept. for 9 months to 3yrs olds.

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Job Seekers Clinic (Argenta Branch Library)

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Job Seekers Clinic provides patrons with free job-seeking assistance to help them gain employment.

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CREATION STATION

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Join us for crafts and other fun hands-on activities!
Children all ages welcome

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Celebrate Archeology Month: Bones & Ossuaries

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Come to the Teen Center and watch as our guest discusses Archeology

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Genealogy Workshop

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Come join us at the Argenta Branch Library for a three day Genealogy Workshop with the Arkansas Genealogy Society's Russell Baker as he teaches you how to unlock your family's history.
Please call 501-687-1061 to save your seat.

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
24

Friday, October 24, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
24

Friday, October 24, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Afternoon Toons

Oct
24

Friday, October 24, 2014

Come relax after school with some mind-numbing Cartoons! Must be 12-18 to enter.

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Teen Gaming

Oct
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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Bootcamp with Ebony

Oct
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A group work out class taught by Ebony.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Oct
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

This program provides a relaxed and "dog friendly" atmosphere, which allows children to practice their reading skills. It helps build self-esteem by sitting down next to a dog and reading to them. For more information, call 501-687-1061.

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Zumba!

Oct
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
26

Sunday, October 26, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
26

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Teen Gaming

Oct
26

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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Early Voting - General Election

Oct
27

Monday, October 27, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Monday Movie Madness

Oct
27

Monday, October 27, 2014

Teens enjoy night of movies in the Teen Center! Must be 12-18 years old to enter!

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Early Voting - General Election

Oct
28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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STORYTIME

Oct
28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Oct
28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This program is to provide a relaxed and ?dog-friendly? atmosphere, which allows children to practice their reading skills. It helps build self-esteem by sitting down next to a dog and reading to them. For more information, call 687-1061.

More Info

TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Oct
28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bring the kids after school for fun and games!

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Zombies Vs. Humans

Oct
28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We'll pit the Teen center against each other with games. Which side will win the Apocalypse! Must be 12-18 to enter the Teen Center.

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Early Voting - General Election

Oct
29

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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STORYTIME

Oct
29

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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BABYTIME

Oct
29

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Babies, ages 6 months to 2 years, and their caretakers will enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

More Info

Teen Gaming

Oct
29

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Oct
30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Oct
30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Storytime at the Argenta Children's Dept. for 9 months to 3yrs olds.

More Info

Job Seekers Clinic (Argenta Branch Library)

Oct
30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Job Seekers Clinic provides patrons with free job-seeking assistance to help them gain employment.

More Info

CREATION STATION

Oct
30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Join us for crafts and other fun hands-on activities!
Children all ages welcome

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Costume Party!

Oct
30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Come dressed up on Halloweens eve! win prizes and eat candy. Must be 12-18 to participate. Please no masks.

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Early Voting - General Election

Oct
31

Friday, October 31, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Oct
31

Friday, October 31, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Afternoon Toons

Oct
31

Friday, October 31, 2014

Come relax after school with some mind-numbing Cartoons! Must be 12-18 to enter.

More Info

November, 2014

Early Voting - General Election

Nov
1

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
1

Saturday, November 01, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Teen Gaming

Nov
1

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

More Info

Bootcamp with Ebony

Nov
1

Saturday, November 01, 2014

A group work out class taught by Ebony.

More Info

Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Nov
1

Saturday, November 01, 2014

This program provides a relaxed and "dog friendly" atmosphere, which allows children to practice their reading skills. It helps build self-esteem by sitting down next to a dog and reading to them. For more information, call 501-687-1061.

More Info

Zumba!

Nov
1

Saturday, November 01, 2014

By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Nov
2

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
2

Sunday, November 02, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Nov
3

Monday, November 03, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
3

Monday, November 03, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
4

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

STORYTIME

Nov
4

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

More Info

Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Nov
4

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

This program is to provide a relaxed and ?dog-friendly? atmosphere, which allows children to practice their reading skills. It helps build self-esteem by sitting down next to a dog and reading to them. For more information, call 687-1061.

More Info

TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Nov
4

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Bring the kids after school for fun and games!

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
5

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

STORYTIME

Nov
5

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

More Info

BABYTIME

Nov
5

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Babies, ages 6 months to 2 years, and their caretakers will enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
6

Thursday, November 06, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Nov
6

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Storytime at the Argenta Children's Dept. for 9 months to 3yrs olds.

More Info

Job Seekers Clinic (Argenta Branch Library)

Nov
6

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Job Seekers Clinic provides patrons with free job-seeking assistance to help them gain employment.

More Info

CREATION STATION

Nov
6

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Join us for crafts and other fun hands-on activities!
Children all ages welcome

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
7

Friday, November 07, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
8

Saturday, November 08, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

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Teen Gaming

Nov
8

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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Bootcamp with Ebony

Nov
8

Saturday, November 08, 2014

A group work out class taught by Ebony.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Nov
8

Saturday, November 08, 2014

This program provides a relaxed and "dog friendly" atmosphere, which allows children to practice their reading skills. It helps build self-esteem by sitting down next to a dog and reading to them. For more information, call 501-687-1061.

More Info

ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Nov
8

Saturday, November 08, 2014

By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
9

Sunday, November 09, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Grand Ole Opry

Nov
10

Monday, November 10, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
10

Monday, November 10, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Grand Ole Opry

Nov
11

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
11

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

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STORYTIME

Nov
11

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov
11

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Ceremony at the NLR Veterans Memorial

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Nov
11

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This program is to provide a relaxed and ?dog-friendly? atmosphere, which allows children to practice their reading skills. It helps build self-esteem by sitting down next to a dog and reading to them. For more information, call 687-1061.

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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Nov
11

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bring the kids after school for fun and games!

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Family Night

Nov
11

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

TBA

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Grand Ole Opry

Nov
12

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
12

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

STORYTIME

Nov
12

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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BABYTIME

Nov
12

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Babies, ages 6 months to 2 years, and their caretakers will enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

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Grand Ole Opry

Nov
13

Thursday, November 13, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
13

Thursday, November 13, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Nov
13

Thursday, November 13, 2014

This storytime is for all ages. Join the Argenta Children's Dept.

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Job Seekers Clinic (Argenta Branch Library)

Nov
13

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Job Seekers Clinic provides patrons with free job-seeking assistance to help them gain employment.

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CREATION STATION

Nov
13

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Join us for crafts and other fun hands-on activities!
Children all ages welcome

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Live at Laman Presents, The Acousticatz

Nov
13

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Acousticatz are steeped in bluegrass but tinged by pop, jazz and
country and can best be summed up in just five words: Everything old
is new again. This group offers a refreshing, wholesome approach that
crosses demographic lines and embraces young and old alike.

They were Arkansas State winners and national semifinalists (one of 10
acts out of more than 100,000) of the Colgate Country Showdown, the
biggest country music competition in the world. Performing a blend of
original and traditional favorites, the group has enjoyed extensive
touring throughout Arkansas and the U.S. as well as maintaining a
brisk schedule for the Arkansas Arts Council Arts-On-Tour program.
The Acousticatz are also a featured group with the Mid-America Arts
Alliance in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
They've also been featured the last four years at the American Music
and Craftsmanship festival at Silver Dollar City and are proud members
of the International Bluegrass Music Association. The group has three
CDs to their credit and are working on their fourth recording project
with some exciting new original material.

Pete Brown heads up the stage performances for The Acousticatz with
incredible driving fiddle, mandolin and sings baritone, lead and a
number of attempts at humor. Pete's been performing for 30+ years
for bluegrass and country audiences and frequently gets asked to
judge state and national fiddle championships. Pete lives in Benton,
Arkansas.

Buddy Case is a gifted singer/songwriter and considered by many as
one of the top finger style guitar players in the country. Raised in
California, Buddy's family moved to Little Rock when he was 14 and he
began playing lead guitar in a 40 piece church orchestra. During his
career, he has recorded a number of solo and collaborative albums.
Buddy and his beautiful wife, Karen make their home in Enola, Arkansas.

Patti LaFleur started picking banjo at a very young age and bought a
bass at the age of 12 to join a group that needed a bass player. Her
driving bass style is the glue that holds The Acousticatz together. Patti
sings tenor, lead, handles bookings for the band and attempts to keep
Pete Brown humble. Patti lives in Benton, Arkansas.

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A Skype Talk with Joy Deja King

Nov
13

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Join us for a evening Skype Talk with the author Joy Deja King. Come on down and be entered in a chance to win a signed copy of her books.

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Grand Ole Opry

Nov
14

Friday, November 14, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
14

Friday, November 14, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

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Argenta Golden Agers

Nov
14

Friday, November 14, 2014

Music, trivia, movies, crafts and more for ours 50+ patrons.

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Grand Ole Opry

Nov
15

Saturday, November 15, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
15

Saturday, November 15, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Teen Gaming

Nov
15

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Nov
15

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Future Builders, Inc. will be on-hand to help patrons sign-up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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Bootcamp with Ebony

Nov
15

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A group work out class taught by Ebony.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Nov
15

Saturday, November 15, 2014

This program provides a relaxed and "dog friendly" atmosphere, which allows children to practice their reading skills. It helps build self-esteem by sitting down next to a dog and reading to them. For more information, call 501-687-1061.

More Info

ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Nov
15

Saturday, November 15, 2014

By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!

More Info

Grand Ole Opry

Nov
16

Sunday, November 16, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
16

Sunday, November 16, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Grand Ole Opry

Nov
17

Monday, November 17, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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Early Voting - General Election - Runoff (Tentative)

Nov
17

Monday, November 17, 2014

Early Voting - General Election - Runoff (Tentative)

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
17

Monday, November 17, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Argenta Golden Agers

Nov
17

Monday, November 17, 2014

Argenta Branch Senior Citizen programming-- Julie

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Grand Ole Opry

Nov
18

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Nov
18

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

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STORYTIME

Nov
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Nov
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This program is to provide a relaxed and ?dog-friendly? atmosphere, which allows children to practice their reading skills. It helps build self-esteem by sitting down next to a dog and reading to them. For more information, call 687-1061.

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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Nov
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bring the kids after school for fun and games!

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"Fit 2 Live" at Laman! Presents, A Free Yoga Class!

Nov
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Join NLR's "Fit 2 Live" program the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Led by "Fit 2 Live" coordinator, Bernadette Rhodes, this program will introduce patrons to all things health! Featuring special speakers, films, demonstrations, and tips!

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The Laman Library System:

Main Library

2801 Orange Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Phone: 501-758-1720
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Argenta Branch

420 Main Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Phone: 501-687-1061
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