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Goldfinger

Sean Connery. Gadgets galore. A killer theme song…Considered by many to be the best classic Bond film. Goldfinger is stockpiling gold reserves. Bond investigates and uncovers an audacious plan to commit the heist of the century.

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Young Frankenstein

Comedy icons Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, and Madeline Kahn star in Mel Brooks’ brilliantly outrageous riff on Mary Shelley’s classic story of Frankenstein. After inheriting his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Wilder) follows in his ancestor’s freaky footsteps as he sets out to reanimate a dead body in Brooks’ “funniest, most cohesive comedy to date.” (The New York Times).

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Day of Science and Reading

Students meet Miami-based author Laurie Friedman, Mallory McDonald, Super Sitter and Can You Say Catastrophe? and Nashville-based illustrator, Higgins Bond, A Place for Turtles and Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away. Both successful presenters are originally from the Natural State. Limited seating is available. Please contact Beth Nelsen for more information.

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Day of Science and Reading

Students meet Miami-based author Laurie Friedman, Mallory McDonald, Super Sitter and Can You Say Catastrophe? and Nashville-based illustrator, Higgins Bond, A Place for Turtles and Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away. Both successful presenters are originally from the Natural State. Limited seating is available. Please contact Beth Nelsen for more information.

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Elliot Ackerman & Charmaine Craig

Despite the dehumanization that goes hand in hand with war and the media coverage of conflict, moments of deep humanity can be glimpsed even in the most harrowing of circumstances. How do we ensure that those moments are not overlooked, and that our stories – even fictional ones – reflect the nuances of a historical moment? Join 2017 National Book Award Finalist Elliot Ackerman (Dark at the Crossing) and 2017 Longlister Charmaine Craig (Miss Burma) for a discussion on depicting conflict,

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WITS

Many authors have participated in the Fest’s Writers in the Schools initiative over the years. The authors travel to schools in the Central Arkansas region speaking directly to students. WITS presenters include Higgins Bond, Rick Campbell, Andrés Cerpa, Geffrey Davis, Elizabeth Eckford, Laurie B. Friedman, Lillian Li, Carla Killough McClafferty, Roman Muradov, Chigozie Obioma, Emily X. R. Pan, Ian S. Port, Joe David Rice, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin.
Sponsored by Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

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Little Readers Rock

Fairy and folk tales rule the day at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center, including authors, animals, activities, book giveaways, even a live version of The Emperor’s New Clothes.
In partnership with the Junior League of Little Rock.

Pose Like a Prince/Princess: Photo Booth
Capture a regal moment with your kids.
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Classroom

Take Home Free Tales: Book Fair
Choose your own FREE books from several.

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Peace & Prose

Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace, and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. Levi Agee, Mike Mueller, Sister Deborah Troillet, and author Mark Freeman, You Are Not a Rock, discuss texts that inspire a richer meditation practice.

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