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"Live at Laman," one of our most popular programs, offers an evening of musical entertainment every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. We've hosted some of the best music groups Arkansas has to offer, and our packed houses are proving that "Live at Laman" is the place to be when it comes to quality entertainment for our patrons. Put the third Thursday of the month on your calendar and join us at the library. Whether it's Bach and Beethoven, the Beatles and Fleetwood Mac, or the best original music you've heard in a long time, we've always got surprises in store!



Chris James is National spoken word poet, author, teaching artist, philanthropist, playwright, photographer, singer and songwriter. He is a master of many trades and has impacted many pockets of the world with his empowering artistic abilities. This young prophet and genius is truly using his gift to make a difference. The Journey of Chris James began in the city of Little Rock, Arkansas and is steadily growing. His latest album OVERCOMING THE ODDS (2015) paints vivid images of his upbringing and adulthood and all the challenges of being young and black in America. The project includes spoken word and music. The project is a follow up of his first book and stage play THE ODDS AGAINST U.S.=URBAN STATISTICS (2014). Chris James is a true hero and success story in the eyes of his community but THE JOURNEY has just begun....



Third Thursday of Each Month

Coming in 2017

January 19 American Lions
February 16 Tyler Sellers
March 16 Dave Sadler
April 20 Chris James
May 18 Kevin Blake Goodwin
June 15 People's Republic of Casio Tones
July 20 Sarah Cecil
August 17 Juke Joint All Stars
September 21 TBD
October 19 Flameing Daeth Fearies
November 16 TBD
December 21 TBD



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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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