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The Arkansas Pastel Society: 2019 National Pastel Show

Opening on November 8 in the West Gallery

The Arkansas Pastel Society was established in 2004 by artists who wanted a centrally located regional organization to promote pastels as a medium and to provide networking opportunities. The society seeks to create a supportive community of pastel artists who educate the public and each other through workshops and exhibitions. The 2019 exhibition is juried by Casey Klahn.

The Galleries at Library Square are FREE and open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9-6.

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Inside and Out: Figurative Works

View January 10–March 28, 2020, Galleries at Library Square, Underground Gallery.  Figure drawings by Robert Bean, Jeremy Couch, and Logan Hunter. 

What makes each of us who we are? If the surface qualities are stripped away, can we still communicate something about ourselves through our bodies? In this exhibition of figurative works, artists Robert Bean, Jeremy Couch, and Logan Hunter all strive to convey not only the surface beauty of the human form but our inner dialogues and expressions as well,

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Into the Woods: Arkansas Champion Trees by Linda Williams Palmer & Turned-Wood Vessels by Gene Sparling

View January 10–April 25, 2020, Galleries at Library Square, Concordia Hall Gallery.

Celebrating the natural beauty of Arkansas’s trees, artists Linda Williams Palmer and Gene Sparling have created works that highlight the unique qualities of these precious resources. Working in Prismacolor pencil on paper, Palmer has created her “Champion Tree” series showcasing the largest specimens in Arkansas. Sparling uses the wood from native trees to create his sculptural turned-wood vessels that provide another viewpoint from which to appreciate the beauty of the trees. 

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Adult Activity Time

Come play games or relax by working some adult coloring pages.  You choose.

Every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. excluding holidays.

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Adobe Photoshop for Beginners: Level 1

Learn basic Photoshop skills like correcting colors and lighting, Scaling and cropping photos, and using layers. No prior photo editing experience needed.
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Quilting

Join the group in creating your own personal masterpiece.  We have machines, just bring your own materials.  Every Wednesday except holidays.

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Adobe Photoshop for Beginners: Level 2

Learn how to use layers and apply gradients, styles, and effects. Work with masks and channels. Take Photoshop for Beginners: Level 1 before attending.
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Movie & Snacks

Enjoy a free meal provided by Food For Good (for kids ages 1-18) and watch a fun movie!

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K-5 Kids

Every week is a different program for kids to learn and play. These projects may be crafts, reading prompts, experiments, cooking, LEGO free-play, and so much more!

Ages 6-11

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Fourth Floor Flicks: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

What stories do you remember from this popular book? See them reimagined on the big screen!

This event takes place in the Level 4 teen center of the Main Library. Level 4 events are for teens ages 12-19 only.

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Destination Exploration

Explore the world through experiments, arts and crafts, and investigations. Ages 5-11

 

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Gran Gran’s Toy Library (Afternoon)

This time is reserved for checking toys in or out only.

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Food for Good Supper

Enjoy a healthy afterschool meal while coloring, watching a movie, and more.

For ages 0-18 years.

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Celebrity Chef

Meet local chefs and learn easy, delicious recipes you can cook at home.

Ages 7 to 18.

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Winter Olympics

Activities and sports related to the Olympics.

For school age kids under 12.

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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VolunTerry Teens

Need volunteer hours for school? Join us as we work around the library.

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Afternoon Movie

Watch bear-themed family-friendly movies after school!

This program is in conjunction with Food for Good Supper.

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Wii Wednesday

Wii play classic games on a BIG screen from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. every Wednesday.

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Teen Time

Stop by the library and have book chats, create crafts, make slime, enjoy cooking, play video games, and nerding out.

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Work Out Wednesday

Fun activities that focus on physical fitness.

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African Drumming

Stephin Booth will lead an interactive drumming workshop with a variety of African drums.

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Food for Good

Free meals for teens and kids ages 18 and under. Every Monday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., except holidays.

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Adult Painting Part 2: Watercolor – Still Life

Part 2 of 2. Enjoy painting a still life. Registration required. Space is limited. Participants need to be able to commit to both days (February 12th & February 19th) and may enroll in either the 12:00 day class or the 6:00 night class.

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Teen Book Chat

Hang out, read books, and enjoy a warm beverage in a teen-only safe place.

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Origami!

Join us every Wednesday for fun, friends, and origami! George and Mary are sure to delight with whimsical and sometimes unusual origami designs. All ages are welcome.

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Book Babies

For babies (24 months and younger) and their caregivers.  Join us for books, songs, bounces, nursery rhymes and playtime.

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Toddler Storytime

Join us for stories, action rhymes, songs and more!

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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Storytime

Join us for stories, action rhymes, songs and more! If you can’t make it at 10:00 am, we repeat this storytime at 10:30 am!

Every Wednesday and Thursday, excluding holidays.

Ages 0-6

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Storytime

Join us for stories, action rhymes, songs and more! If you can’t make it at 10:00 am, we repeat this storytime at 10:30 am!

Every Wednesday and Thursday, excluding holidays.

Ages 0-6

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Preschool Storytime

For ages 3-5 years old, this program is designed for children who are ready to sit and listen to longer stories.  Join us for stories, fingerplays, action rhymes and songs on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10:30 am.

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Preschool Storytime

Join us for stories, action rhymes, songs and more!

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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Shake, Rattle and Read

Music and movement for ages 5 and under.  Join us on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. for songs, rhythmic activities and a story.

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Starting Out with Apple Mobile Devices

Learn how to make your iPhone or iPad actually do the things you want it to do. This session also includes plenty of question-and-answer time.
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Adobe Photoshop for Beginners: Level 1

Illustrator is the industry-standard software for creating logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations. This class will teach you the basics.
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Fiddlesticks

Bring your needles or hooks. Any kind of craft is welcome. Learn a thing or two or just enjoy the company. All skill levels are welcome.

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Adobe Photoshop for Beginners: Level 2

Learn how to use layers and apply gradients, styles, and effects. Work with masks and channels. Take Photoshop for Beginners: Level 1 before attending.
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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Read a book to a friendly service dog.

For readers of all ages.

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Master Builders

Discover, build, and create using various materials. For children.

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Legos & Snacks

Enjoy a free meal provided by Food For Good (for kids ages 1-18) and play with Legos!

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Adult Sewing Class

This is a sewing class for beginners. This month’s project is a Baby Blanket. All supplies provided. 

For Ages 18 & up.

Registration required. (501) 457-5038

 

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Teen Half & Half

For teens and tweens!

1st half: hangout, create, game, and caffeinate

2nd half: life skills and community service projects

 

 

 

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Art Sparks!

Enjoy a different art activity each week.

For school age kids under 12.

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Practice your reading with a certified therapy dog.  For kids ages 6-18 years old.

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Crafternoon Fun

Arts and crafts for ages 6 + each Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Cold weather crafts & fun!

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CARE Presented by the Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Providing the tools and skill sets needed to help in the
prevention of sexual violence & creating a positive change in society.

This event takes place in the Level 4 teen center of the Main Library. Level 4 events are for teens ages 12-19 only.

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Paint to Music

Let the music guide your brush in this musical art play.

Ages 2 to 12.

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Eat Smart, Be Active

This is an Eat Smart, Be Active class taught by Esmerelda Peña of UAEX. Learn how to prepare nutritious and affordable foods as part of a healthy lifestyle. Registration required. You can sign up by calling (501) 568-7494 or e-mail epena@uaex.edu. There are 7 sessions in all.

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Socrates Café

Discuss philosophy in a non-academic setting.  Topics selected by participants.

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Herbert Denton Community Project: An Update

About the Program

Oral historian and writer Benji de la Piedra will give an update on his Herbert Denton Community History Project. Little Rock native Herbert Denton Jr. was a pioneering African American journalist at the Washington Post from 1966 until his death in 1989. His father, Herbert Denton Sr., was a lifelong public educator in Little Rock and a pillar of the city’s black community. De la Piedra is conducting a community history project including compiling oral histories in preparation for writing a biography on Herbert Denton,

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Sunset Storytime

Evening storytime for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers.

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Adult Kitchen

This after hours cooking class is for adults who want to learn large-batch, breakfast recipes for feeding the family. Pleas register by emailing Tui at tobaugh@cals.org. Please arrive for the class by 5:45 pm.

Ages 18 and up.

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Hello World: Intro to Code

Learn some of the basic techniques and concepts of writing computer programs, and write your first program. No previous coding experience required.
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Fandom February Trivia Night @ U.S. Pizza-Chenal

Do you know your fandoms? Join us as the Terry Library partners with the Thompson Library at the newly-opened U.S. Pizza located at 12 Rahling Circle for three rounds of fandom trivia!

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Angie Maxwell, The Long Southern Strategy

The Southern Strategy is traditionally understood as a Goldwater and Nixon-era effort by the Republican Party to win over disaffected white voters in the Democratic stronghold of the American South. To realign these voters with the GOP, the party abandoned its past support for civil rights and used racially coded language to capitalize on southern white racial angst. However, that decision was but one in a series of decisions the GOP made not just on race, but on feminism and religion as well,

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Trivia Night @ US Pizza Chenal

Join us as we partner with the Terry Library to bring you three fun rounds of trivia at the newly-opened US Pizza Chenal located at 12 Rahling Circle. Expect questions about Harry Potter, Black Panther, and Game of Thrones, prizes for winners, and free slices!

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Little Kids Dance Party

Join us every Friday morning at 10:00 am for music, dancing, silliness, and fun!

Ages 0- 5

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Storytime

Enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and making a craft.

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Tiny Tales Storytime

Weekly books, songs, and games for ages 0-5.

Bring your tiny tot for 30 minutes of enriched story time followed by 30 minutes of group play time.

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Toddler Storytime

Interactive storytime involving movement and music!

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Music and Movement

Join us for singing, dancing, and other gross motor activities!

This event takes place on the 3rd floor of the Main Library and is for children aged 0-5 and their caregivers

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Baby Book Club

This is an opportunity to share and read board books together while learning the important literacy step of how to hold a book and turn pages.

For ages 2 and under with their caregivers.

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Tinker Time

Science is discovery! Expand growing minds with creative play, exploration and tinkering! Child attends with caregivers, siblings may attend. (Ages 3-5)

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Gran Gran’s Toy Library

Play with toy’s from Gran Gran’s Toy Library!

This is also a time to check toys in and out.

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Google Apps: Docs

Google Docs is a powerful tool for creating text documents, such as letters, resumes, reports, and much more. Best of all, it’s free–all you need is a Google account and an internet connection. In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Access Google Docs
  • Create text documents
  • Share your documents with others
  • Save your work on your computer as a PDF or Microsoft Word file
  • Access your document from anywhere through Google Drive

This is the third session of our Google Apps series in February.

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Cartoons & Snacks

Enjoy a free meal provided by Food For Good (for kids ages 1-18) and watch fun cartoons!

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Friday Night Live: the News

How funny can we make the evening news?

This event takes place in the Level 4 teen center of the Main Library. Level 4 events are for teens ages 12-19 only.

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Fandom Friday

Join us as we celebrate our favorite fandoms.

February 7: Pokemon

February 21: Star Wars

February 28: Superheroes

For school age kids under 12.

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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Teen Time

Eat snacks, play video games, and hang out after school.

 

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Milam- Friday Game Days

Milam Library continues Friday Game Day.

1st Friday will be Board Games for all ages.

2nd Friday will be Card Games for all ages.

3rd Friday will be Video Games for ages 10-18.

4th Friday will be Bingo for teens and adults.

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3D Printer Lab

Learn the basics of programming a 3-D printer. Work on different projects to create three dimensional objects.

Ages 10 to 17.

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Kids Karaoke Friday

Kick-off the weekend with Kids Karaoke! Every Friday at 4:00 p.m.

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Arkansas Sounds presents: a celebration of William Grant Still

Arriving in Little Rock as an infant in 1895, William Grant Still went on to become the most important African-American classical music composer. In celebration of the 125th anniversary of his birth, we honor Still’s legacy with a screening of the documentary, A Voice High-Sounding: The Life & Career of William Grant Still. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Quapaw Quartet will perform a selection of Still’s music followed by a panel discussion on Still’s story and legacy.

Admission is FREE!

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And the Beat Goes On: Hip Hop Reading & Discussion Group

Each month members will read and discuss a book that relates to the hip hop culture.

January: Meet & Greet/ Vote on books for 2020.

February: TBA

March: TBA
April: TBA

May: TBA

June: TBA
July: TBA

August: TBA

September: TBA

October: TBA

 

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Falun Gong Meditation

The movements are gentle enough to be done sitting in a chair.  Beginners welcome.

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Your Digital Library: Video, Music, and More

Don't miss out on all the free stuff your library card unlocks. Learn to access great music, movies, and shows on your phone, computer, and other devices.
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Fit and Fun

Join us for morning wellness classes: meditation and mindfulness, yoga, and much more.

Saturday, February 8 : D.I.Y. Yoga

Saturday, February 15 : Function & Flow

Saturday, February 22 : D.I.Y. Yoga

Saturday, February 29 : Function & Flow

 

 

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Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator is the industry-standard software for creating logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations. This class will teach you the basics.
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Harlem’s Bootcamp

Harlem’s Boot Camp is a one-hour beginner to moderate intensity workout class for adults.  Hand weights are welcomed.  Don’t forget to bring water and sunglasses.  Come prepared to sweat!  Adults Only. 

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Mardi Paws

A  silly, pet-themed Mardi Gras party.

(Please do not bring your pets)

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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AACCT on Tour presents: Arkansas Story Porch

Old Winnie and Monroe Jones are the fun-lovin’est pair of Ozark hill folk you’ll ever hope to meet. Nothing tickles them more than sitting on their plank-board porch with friends and neighbors spinning yarns and singing songs of Arkansas lore and Arkansas history. And guess what? You’re invited! So, pull up a seat and get ready to laugh and sing. It’s Arkansas story time, ya’ll!

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Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way with J. Jobe

A 13-week course, held every Saturday, noon to 2:00 p.m., January 4 through June 27, 2020, in the Bobby L. Roberts Library, room 204.

Are you a writer, or have you always dreamed of being a writer? Would you like a guided means of defeating your blocks and kickstarting your creativity? Find your community and share the experience of exploring Julia Cameron’s best-selling book, The Artist’s Way, with instructor Jobe.

Course is intended to be taken all 13 weeks,

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Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Learn basic Photoshop skills like correcting colors and lighting, Scaling and cropping photos, and using layers. No prior photo editing experience needed.
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Creating Local and Global Comfort

Join with the Alpha Kappa Sorority Incorporated Beta Pi Omega chapter in this quilting, sewing, knitting and crocheting event to benefit children in need both locally and globally.  All materials, sewing machines, fabric and yarn are provided.  Bring your own needles.

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CALS Anniversary Celebration

CALS is celebrating its 110th anniversary with a Library Square open house. Visitors can stop by the Galleries at Library Square to view the current exhibitions on display, Into the Woods: Arkansas Champion Trees by Linda Williams Palmer & Turned-Wood Vessels by Gene Sparling and Inside and Out: Figurative Works, browse the selection of handmade jewelry, and take in the sculptures, paintings, and other works made by Arkansas artists. In addition, there will be displays by the Ron Robinson Theater and the Bookstore at Library Square and special 110th anniversary refreshments.

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Pen Point

A writing group that meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 2-4pm. Everyone welcome.

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Fandom Coloring

Chill out with some coloring of your favorite fandoms.

This event takes place in the Level 4 teen center of the Main Library. Level 4 events are for teens ages 12-19 only.

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Frozen Party

Celebrate Frozen and the upcoming DVD release of Frozen 2 with games, snacks, and crafts.

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Open Lab

You can drop by Open Lab to ask your burning technology questions, practice using technology, or get help with specific problems from an expert.
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Teens in the Kitchen

Learn some techniques and recipes for tasty, healthy food.

Ages 12 to 18.

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CALS Writing Circle

Get together with other writers of all genres to improve your craft and build a support network. Encouragement, critiques, workshops, and classes. Location: Main Library, 5th floor, Lee Room.

For more information, email dmoore@cals.org.

 

 

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Afternoon Antics

Join us for crafts or games. We will have a different activity each week.

For families with children.

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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Family Movie: Wonder Woman

In the spirit of Fandom February, please join us for showings of movies from both the Marvel & DC canons. There will be free snacks & popcorn!

February 8: Black Panther (PG-13)
February 22: Wonder Woman (PG-13)

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Baby Play

Storytime with sensory play for babies ages 0-2.

 

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Little Kids in the Kitchen

Families help their little one with explorations in the kitchen.

There will be 2 sessions, the first starting at 10 am. These sessions fill up fast, so please arrive early to sign up in front of the kitchen.

Ages 2 to 6 with caregivers.

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ESL Classes

The classes are presented by El Zocalo Cultural Center.  They will be on Mondays starting February 3 and runs until May 18.

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Toddler Storytime

For toddlers ages 2-3 years old and their caregivers.  Join us on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. for stories, fingerplays, action rhymes and songs.

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Technology Time

Come in to get hands-on assistance with technology basics.

Microsoft Office Suites

Emails

Social Media

Tablets

Ereaders

phones

etc.

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Peppy Preschoolers

Storytime with a craft and/or activity for preschoolers ages 3-5.

 

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Job Seekers’ Workshop

Looking for a job, but need help with confusing online applications? Drop in for our weekly Job Seekers’ Workshop. We provide the help you need to submit your applications, so you can get to work doing what you do best.

At our Job Seekers’ Workshop, we’ll be ready to help you with whatever you need to make your job search work. We can help you:

  • Apply for jobs using online application systems
  • Create an email address (if you need one)
  • Build your resume
  • Write a great cover letter
  • Put together your list of references
  • And more!
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Knitting Circle

Come share your favorite patterns, trade knitting tips, get advice and support from fellow knitters.

All levels welcome.

Every Monday at 1:00 pm excluding holidays.

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Adobe Acrobat for Your Small Business

Learn to make digital forms and polished printable documents with Acrobat—the professional tool for creating and editing PDF files.
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Game Club

Join us at the library to play board games, card games, memory games, solve puzzles, and much more! Bring your games or play with the library’s assortment. Recommended for seniors and homeschoolers & their caregivers.

Free event. No registration required.

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Snack & Play

Join us at the library Monday afternoons to hang out and play games. With a variety of games, puzzles, and even a snack; each week is kicked off with some fun.

Recommended for ages 6-11 years.

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Teen Café Olé

This teen program is a time for local students to gather together and share a cup of hot chocolate (or lemonade when the weather warms up) as well as a conversation.

Recommended for ages 12-18 years.

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Games & Snacks

Enjoy a free meal provided by Food For Good and play fun games!

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Truth or Dare: Library Edition

Play this classic game with a funny library twist.

This event takes place in the Level 4 teen center of the Main Library. Level 4 events are for teens ages 12-19 only.

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Movie Monday

Movies rated G or PG every Monday at 4:00 p.m. All ages welcome, popcorn provided.

2/3/20: Abominable (PG)

2/10/20: The Wild Life (PG)

2/17/20: Cars 3 (G)

2/24/20: Leap! (PG)

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LEGO® Crew

Free play for ages 5-12.

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Bored Games

If you’re bored come hang out at the library! Board games, card games, role playing games, video games and more! For teens.

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My Little Pony Party

Do you love My Little Pony as much as us? Come celebrate all things MLP!

For school age kids under 12.

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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After-School Club for Kids

Join us for activities such as science experiments, games, art projects, technology-based activities, and more!  For kids ages 8-12 years old.

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McMath LEGO Club

Build creatively with LEGOs and test your skills with challenge cards.

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Adult Art Night

Create a piece of artwork to take home. Spots are limited.

Register at the library or call 501-851-2551.

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Community Discussion Group

Open conversation is essential to the well being of any community. To help the community come together and share in a safe and respectful environment, we are offering a monthly program that will allow community members to discuss current community issues. governance improvements.

Depending on the topic, community experts and/or professionals will be invited to facilitate.

All community members are welcome to attend. The room is fully accessible and open to all, though we must comply with capacity limits.

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Toddler Storytime

For toddlers ages 2-3 years old and their caregivers.  Join us on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. for stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and songs.

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Getting Started with Adobe InDesign

Learn to use Adobe Photoshop to remove wrinkles and blemishes, even out skin tones, remove unwanted elements, whiten teeth, and enhance or change colors.
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Storytime: Leap Year and the End of Winter

Time to leap out of winter and into the spring this leap day!

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Preschool Storytime

Stories & crafts for the preschool crowd. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

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Preschool Storytime

It’s a fun time for you and your preschooler every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Join us for themed storytimes, activities, dancing, and singing!

February 4: Shapes & Shadows

February 11: Valentine’s Day

February 18: Bed Time & Blankets

February 25: Leap Year

Ages 3-5

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Enjoy Preschool Storytime with our Tail-Waggin’ Tutors, Paisley Anne or Scruffy. They’re both sweethearts that help calm us during crafts and storytime.

 

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Lapsit Babies

Engage your little one with new sights, sounds, and movement through books, songs, and rhymes.

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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Homeschool Storytime

Join us with your homeschooler for a themed storytime and fun craft Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.!

Recommended for ages 6-11 years.

February 4: Shapes & Shadows

February 11: Valentine’s Day

February 18: Bed Time & Blankets

February 25: Leap Year

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Home Grown Teens

Homeschooled teens now have their own program at the same time as our homeschool storytime! Join us every Tuesday for a short program geared towards our older homeschool crowd.

February 4: Making Bird Feeders

February 11: Making Coasters

February 18: Escape Room

February 25: Making Donuts

Ages 12-18

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Mango Languages

Join us for a class exploring our Mango Languages database and get any assistance you need working with it. By the end of this class you will be ready to start learning one of 71 different languages. Mango even has lessons for English as a Second Language offered in 16 languages!

This class will take place on the 3rd floor of the Main Library. Attendees are encouraged to bring headphones to this class. You can also purchase headphones on the second floor if needed. 

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Happy Homeschoolers

Extracurricular time with the homeschooler in mind. Art or science-based activities once a week on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

2/4/20: Super Soap Science

2/11/20: Let’s make Valen-slime!

2/18/20: Hot Chocolate Science

2/25/20: DIY Mardi Gras Mask

 

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Milam Crafternoon

Each Tuesday afternoon @3:30 pm for ages 5-12.

Jan. 7- Snowman Painting

Jan. 14- Hot Chocolate Mug

Jan. 21 – Cardinal Handprint

Jan. 28 – Penguin Footprint

 

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Milam Crafternoon

Every Tuesday for ages 5-12.

Feb. 4- Yarn Hearts

Feb. 11- Heart Hedgehogs

Feb. 18- Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes

Feb. 25- Glass Magnets

 

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Mardi Gras Parade

Join us with fun Mardi Gras activities starting at 3:30pm, and parade with members of the LRCH Jazz Band at 4 pm!

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STEAM Power

Science, technology, engineering, art, math, and you. For children.

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Teen Time Tuesday

Teens are invited to participate in a different after school activity every week.

Ages 12-18

February 4: Making Bird Feeders

February 11: Movie Day The Color of Friendship (TV-G)

February 18: Homework Pizza Day

February 25: Making Donuts

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Craft & Snacks

Enjoy a free meal provided by Food for Good (for kids ages 1-18) and make a fun craft!

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Chalk Art

Not your typical playground stuff, making masterpieces with chalk.

This event takes place in the Level 4 teen center of the Main Library. Level 4 events are for teens ages 12-19 only.

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Flashback Foods

Join us as we explore foods from the past, including the Depression era and before.

For school age kids under 12.

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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Lego® Jr. Makers

Free play building and creating for children ages 3-12.

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Afterschool Adventures

Fun activities every Tuesday!

2/4 & 2/18 – Board Games: Play board games with friends and family!

2/11 – Book Bingo: Play to win sweet prizes!

2/25 – Science Lab: Learn and create your own electric circuits! (For 6-18 years)

 

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Milam- King Cake Mardi Gras Celebration

Learn about Mardi Gras celebration and eat a piece of King Cake.  Will you be the lucky one to find the baby and win a prize?  For ages 5-10

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Evening Book Club

We will meet at 6:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, February 25Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Tuesday, March 24There, There by Tommy Orange

Tuesday, April 28The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Tuesday, May 26House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

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Silas House, Southernmost

In this tender novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men after a flood in a small Tennessee town. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew – and risks losing everything. “An urgent and beautifully written literary thriller about a man on the run that explores themes like the pain of atonement and the necessity of reconciliation, being published at a time when understanding across cultural and political divides seems wider than ever.”

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Dr. Who Society

Nerd out over pizza with fellow Whovians and sci-fi enthusiasts.

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Nixon Book Buddies

This book club reads fiction & non-fiction books.

Occurs the 4th Tuesday of every month excluding holidays.
  • January – Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
  • February – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • March – Call the Midwife:  A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth
  • April – The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  • May – Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • June –
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Kids Choice Storytime

Join us for a fun storytime where your kiddos get to pick the books & songs out from our awesome selection! Storytime will be followed by a craft and/or an activity. Recommended for ages 2-6.

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Toddler Time

Enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and making a craft.

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Adobe Photoshop for Beginners: Level 1

Learn basic Photoshop skills like correcting colors and lighting, Scaling and cropping photos, and using layers. No prior photo editing experience needed.
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Preschool Train Day

Build tracks and watch toy trains go!

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Enjoy rhyme, rhythm, and movement in this lapsit storytime for babies with their caregivers.

Ages 0-36 mos.

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Movin’ and Groovin’

Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and wiggle along to the beat. Child attends with a caregiver, siblings may attend. (Ages 2-3)

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Photo Restoration with Adobe Photoshop: Level 1

Discover techniques to restore old and damaged photos. Learn to repair spots, rips, tears, and fading. No prior photo editing experience needed.
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Photo Restoration with Adobe Photoshop: Level 2

More techniques to restore old and damaged photos: removing adhesive tape, repairing tears and missing pieces, and restoring and recreating backgrounds.
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90’s Board Games

Bring your friends & play some classic board games!!

This event takes place in the Level 4 teen center of the Main Library. Level 4 events are for teens ages 12-19 only.

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Jazz it Up

Activities to learn the history of Jazz.

For school age kids under 12.

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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Minecraft Party

Celebrate Minecraft with games, snacks, and crafts.

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Adobe Photoshop for Beginners: Level 2

Learn how to use layers and apply gradients, styles, and effects. Work with masks and channels. Take Photoshop for Beginners: Level 1 before attending.
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Milam – Adult Book Chat

The Adult Book Chat takes place on the 4th Thursday of each month.

The discussion for February 27 will be the reader’s choice of books.  Bring your selection to share with the group.

 

 

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Picture Perfect: Retouching Personal Photos with Adobe Photoshop

Learn basic Photoshop skills like correcting colors and lighting, Scaling and cropping photos, and using layers. No prior photo editing experience needed.
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Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator is the industry-standard software for creating logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations. This class will teach you the basics.
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Pokémon Club for Kids

Join other enthusiasts for some Pokémon fun.  Bring your cards if you have them!  For kids ages 7-18.

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Music Makers

Come to the Sound Lab and try out some of our instruments! All levels of experience are welcome.

Ages 7 to 18.

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Hello World: Object-Oriented Code

In this follow-up to Hello World: Intro to Code, learn to use object-oriented programming to make your programs more flexible and powerful.
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Arkansas Pet Loss Support Group

For those who have lost a beloved fur friend or who are caring for terminally ill pet family members.

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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, NR)

Scout Finch and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

The film is based on Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name,

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Full STEAM Ahead

A session of play to get little ones engaged in STEAM based learning. Includes fun things like sensory bins, blocks, musical instruments, and more.

Ages 6 and under.

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Toddler Gym

Crawl through tunnels and jump into balls pits for this free play!

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Open Lab

You can drop by Open Lab to ask your burning technology questions, practice using technology, or get help with specific problems from an expert.
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Google Apps: Slides

Google Slides is a quick and easy way to create attractive, professional slideshows for work, class or anything else you may need a slideshow for. Best of all, it’s free–all you need is a Google account and an internet connection. In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Access Google Slides
  • Create basic slides
  • Insert slides into your presentation and use animation
  • Share your slideshows with other users
  • Access your document from anywhere through Google Drive

This is the fourth session of our Google Apps series for February.

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Perler Bead Pixel Art

Make your pixel creations as simple or complicated as you’d like in this bead based program.

This event takes place in the Level 4 teen center of the Main Library. Level 4 events are for teens ages 12-19 only.

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LEGO® Jr. Makerspace

Let’s work together to build amazing structures.

For school age kids under 12.

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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Milam- Saturday Chat Coffee Hour

Hang out with friends while trying a new brand of coffee each month.  For ages 11 & up.

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Dr. Seuss Celebration

Free fun for all! Saturday, February 29, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Living History: Abraham Lincoln – A New Birth of Freedom

Bring the whole family and meet Abraham Lincoln! Hear about the years of Lincoln’s presidency and the Civil War from the man himself.

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Pokemon Game Day

Bring your best Pokemon cards and trade with other trainers, or play for your chance to win a prize.

Ages 7 to 12.

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0% Alcohol, 100% Delicious

Learn how to mix flavorful drinks without the alcohol! We will learn basic drink proportions, and apply them to classic drinks, and mix some of our own to share with the class. Participants will get a recipe booklet to take home. Registration is requested. Email cedwards@cals.org.

Saturday Februuary 29, 2-4 PM
The Bookstore @ Library Square, 3rd floor

 

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Fan Art Club

Let’s draw fanart for our favorite shows.

This event takes place in the Level 4 teen center of the Main Library. Level 4 events are for teens ages 12-19 only.

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NEA Big Read: CALS Kickoff

CALS is beginning a two-month series of activities centered around Tim O’Brien’s classic The Things They Carried through NEA Big Read: CALS that will include reading groups, panel discussions, and a movie series.

The kickoff event includes a performance by the Writeous Poets, clips from Vietnam veterans as part of CALS’s Vietnam War Project, film trailers, and more information about the NEA Big Read: CALS events.

CALS is one of 78 communities nationwide participating in the NEA Big Read through June 2020.

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Canasta

We’re playing Canasta! Come join us on Mondays. All levels are welcome.

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D&D Club

Dungeons and Dragons club for teens. Limited Space. Registration required at the library.

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Dr. Seuss Day

There are many ways to celebrate Ol’ Dr. Seuss.

You can choose any way you choose.

But here at Nixon The Lorax (PG) we will watch!

(We might have time to play hop-on-pop hopscotch)

Come watch this movie and make a craft!

You might make the most splendiferous raft!

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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities.

Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Learn more below!

** This session of Girls Who Code is FULL.

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Table Top Tuesday

Competitive and cooperative, strategy and chance, new and classic; we’ve got games for every taste! Come join us as we learn new games and play old favorites!

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Afterschool Adventures

An entire month of Science Lab. It’s gonna be awesome.

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Another Teen Time: Safe Dates

Enjoy snacks while getting tip on how to date safely.

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Language Club: French Conversation

First Tuesday of the month : French Conversation

Second Tuesday of the month : Spanish Conversation

All levels welcome. Ages 18 and up.

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Preschool Lego Builders

Free build or work from a pattern to make fantastic creations with Legos!

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Race and Women’s Suffrage in Arkansas

About this Legacies & Lunch Presentation

The history of suffrage in Arkansas has always been connected to race. For example, white women activists often used racial arguments to advocate for their own voting rights. At the same time, while African American women in Arkansas had supported the political struggles of the men in their community since Reconstruction as well as organizing for their own vote, they gained only limited access to the franchise with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

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Google Photos: Preserve Your Pics

Learn to use Google Photos--a free service that allows you to organize your pictures, back them up, make basic edits, and free up space on your smartphone.
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Afternoon Movie

3/4 – Toy Story (G)

3/11 – Toy Story 2 (G)

3/18 – Toy Story That Time Forgot (TV-G) Toy Story of Terror (TV-G)

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Page Turners

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Members read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Contact the library for titles.

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Pizza Plus a Paperback

For ages 8-12.  Come grab a slice and discuss great books.  Join us the first Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m.  This month’s book: Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Copies of the book available at the library.

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Crafting Circle

Do you love crafting but don’t have time to work on your projects? Please join us on the first Thursday of each month for a Crafting Circle at the Sue Cowan Williams Library. You may bring whatever project you’re currently creating and enjoy the company of other crafty folks.

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Suspicious Minds Mystery Book Club

An adult book club for mystery lovers.  This month’s book: Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen. Copies of the book available at the library.

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Toddler Storytime

Interactive storytime that involves music and movement.

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Cookbook Club

Bring a recipe to share from your favorite cookbook, tips on execution, and why you loved it. This book club will be potluck style with changing themes and will meet on the first Friday of the month.

Friday, February 7th : Bread Month. Quick breads, sweet breads, any bread!

Contact jbutkovic@cals.org for more details.

 

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Teen Time

Eat snacks, play video games, and hang out after school.

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Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons is a tabletop role-playing game using pen, paper, dice, and your imagination.

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Identity Theft Prevention

AARP Arkansas will share high and low tech tips on how to keep your personal information safe and provide the tools you need to spot and report scams. We will meet in the Roberts Library room 110. Parking is free and light snacks will be provided.

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Stress Management with Universal Class

Universal Class is ready to help overcome the challenges facing each of us in our struggles with stress. Join us as we explore the Stress Management class offered in our Universal Class service, and see what other free online classes might interest you.
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Oreo Tasting Party

Taste a huge variety of delicious Oreo flavors! Can you guess the right flavors? Winners will receive a prize.

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Volunteer Orientation

Training session for new volunteers. Registration required.

Call us at 501-821-3060 to get more information and learn how you can help your local library.

 

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Drum Circle

For all ages.

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Finding Family Facts

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center’s local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past.

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Kids build reading confidence by reading to certified therapy dogs.

For ages 5-8

Meeting every second Monday of the month, excluding holidays.

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