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Preschool Legos

Use your imagination to build fantastic creations or work from a pattern!

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Herbert Denton Community Project: An Update

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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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Microsoft Excel Part 1: The Basics

Get started using Microsoft Excel, including learning how to enter information, format text and numbers, sort and filter, and use basic formulas.
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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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Getting Started with Adobe InDesign

Learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign, publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, presentations, and eBooks.
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Hamilton Sing Along

You are not throwing away your shot to be at this 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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Read Aloud with Overdrive

World Read Aloud Day is February 5th.  

We invite you to join us in the computer lab on the 3rd floor of the Main Library to read a story together using our Overdrive service. This will be a great time to read together, practice public speaking and listening and have fun together!

New to Overdrive and eBooks? This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to access Overdrive and explore our digital library.

The title we will read together will be selected early in the program,

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Nerd Tea

Chat about what’s happening in the nerd world while sipping on tea.

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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DIY Glass Bottle

Make your own unique necklaces using mini glass bottles, using a variety of materials.  ages 7-18.

 

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ACT Test Preparation

Learn test-taking skills and techniques with a licensed Arkansas teacher to improve your ACT score. No registration required, free to the public.

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Wii Wednesday

Play classic Wii games on our giant screen.

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Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments, and what resources the Alzheimer Association offers.

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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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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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AARP Fraud Fighting Basics

Learn all about the latest fraud tricks, tips, and resources.

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Starting Out with Android Mobile Devices

Learn how to make your Android smartphone or tablet actually do the things you want it to do. This session also includes plenty of question-and-answer time.
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Picture Perfect: Retouching Personal Photos with Adobe Photoshop

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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Snack Attack

Demonstrative snack making program for elementary school-aged patrons.

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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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Paint to Music

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

Ages 2 to 12.

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Sewing with Opal

This program will take place in the main library area. We will be teaching how to make a Fleece Ear Warmer Headband.

For Teens.

 

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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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CALS 101: Find it All at CALS.org

CALS.org is a portal to access library tools, learn new things, have fun, and find out about CALS events. How to access all that--and more--in this class.
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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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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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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975, R)

McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble and is sentenced by the court. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once here, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the atrocious Nurse.

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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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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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Google Apps: Gmail

Gmail is the world’s most popular email service.  It’s used by millions of people as the gateway to their digital world, because it’s easy to use, flexible, and secure. Plus, it’s free! In this class, you’ll create your free Gmail account (if you don’t already have one), and then learn how to:

  • Send and receive email messages
  • Attach files (such as pictures and documents) to your messages
  • Create folders to keep your inbox organized
  • And more

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

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Panel Comics

Learn how to tell a story with 3 pictures by making a comic with only 3 panels.

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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Digital Music Makers

Learn the basics of digital music recording.

Ages 7 to 18.

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Fun Fridays

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Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners

Use Microsoft PowerPoint to add visual flair to business and personal presentations. Learn to incorporate images, animations, transitions, and more.
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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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Bicycle Workshop

Bring your bike, we’ll help you fix it up! This monthly workshop will take place in the Tool Library where we will have a bicycle mechanic on hand to answer your questions and teach you how to do basic repairs on your own bicycle.

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Make it Look Great with Microsoft Publisher

Learn to use Microsoft Publisher to create newsletters, flyers, signs, and other publications for your business, organization, or event.
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Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show

Join Tommy and his wacky brand of magic and fun for the whole family.

For families with children.

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

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Smiles for Life

Join MCNA Dental for a free oral health event in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Children can get free dental screenings and fluoride. We will also hand out fun, free giveaways and dental kits to take home.

Ages 18 and under.

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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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Disney Sing Along

You requested it, we are doing it again!! Sing along to some Disney favorites with us!

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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Milam Harry Potter Party

Come and celebrate all thing Harry Potter. For ages 5-10.

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Read books and visit with a trained therapy dog.

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Surf Secure

Protect your privacy in the digital world. You'll learn about tools like password managers and two-step verification, and best practices for online safety.
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Renaissance Pet Portraits

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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Family Movie: Black Panther

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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DIY Marbled Mugs

Make and take marbled mugs. Ages 18+.

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Rock Star Tech Tips

Be a technology rock star. This class teaches you the computer tips, tricks, and shortcuts that tech professionals take for granted.
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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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Book or Movie?

Cast your vote on which is better, the book or the movie.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (PG)

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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Card Making

Come by and make a card for a friend, teacher, or someone in your family.  For all ages.

 

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Lab Rats Science Club

Each club meeting will include hands-on STEM focused activities.

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

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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Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show!

Learn about Black History Month with this fun magician!

This program is in conjunction with Food for Good Supper.

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Family Art Night: Op Art Hearts

Create patterned hearts that make your eyes pop. Caregivers are encouraged to attend and get creative, too! All materials provided.

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2nd Monday Book Club

This book club has been around probably as long as the Maumelle Library has been open. We are always looking for new members with a love of reading and discussing books. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library.

This month’s book is Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson.

Adults 18+

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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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Homegrown 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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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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Parody a Painting

Look at classic paintings, and make funny parodies of them.

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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STEAM Make & Take

Time dedicated to the “A” in Steam…Art! Kids can have fun making artwork and crafts related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

Ages 8 to 18.

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Crafty Creations

Craft program for teens.

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Language Club: Spanish 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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BingoFlix: Cat-Women of the Moon (1953, NR)

Join us for BingoFlix! Play bingo to some of the most hilarious movie cliches during a screening of the so-bad-it’s-good film, Cat-Women of the Moon! Win prizes including free movie and event tickets to upcoming shows at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater!

Five astronauts travel to the dark side of the moon on a scientific expedition. There they discover a cave which somehow retains a breathable atmosphere. They remove their space suits and venture on,

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Getting Started with Adobe InDesign

Learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign, publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, presentations, and eBooks.
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Preschool Storytime

Interactive storytime that prepares preschoolers for big kid school.

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Microsoft Excel Part 2: Formulas, Charts, and Data Validation

Expand your basic Microsoft Excel knowledge by exploring formulas, charts, data validation, absolutes, names, and more.
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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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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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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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Let’s Move

Movement & Exercise program for grade school age patrons.

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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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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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Retro Nintendo

Play some classic Nintendo 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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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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Afternoon Movie

Watch bear-themed family-friendly movies after school!

This program is in conjunction with Food for Good Supper.

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VolunTerry Teens

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

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Presidents Bingo

Take a chance on winning a prize and learning a bit about the presidents.

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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Celebrity Chef

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

Ages 7 to 18.

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Destination Exploration

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

 

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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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Socrates Cafe

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

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Eat & Learn: Cupcake Wars

Learn cupcake decorating techniques and compete to be McMath’s top chef. Ages 12+.

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Adult Painting Part 1: Intro to Watercolor – Technique

Part 1 of 2. Learn the basics of watercolor. 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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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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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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Finding Family Facts

Join us for a beginner’s genealogy class taught by Rhonda Stewart, local history and genealogy expert, from the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. 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. No registration required.

Free and open to the public.

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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

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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Adobe Photoshop for Beginners: Level 1

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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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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True Stories Book Club

We read non-fiction books including true crime, biographies/memoirs, self help, current events, social sciences/politics.

Occurs the 2nd Thursday of every month excluding holidays.
  • January – Murder in Matera:  A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy by Helene Stapinski
  • February – Nomadland:  Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century by Jessica Bruder
  • March – The Lost City of Z:  A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
  • April –
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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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Master Builders

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

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Read a book to a friendly service dog.

For readers of all ages.

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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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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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Crafternoon Fun

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

Cold weather crafts & fun!

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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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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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Adult Painting Class

In this class we will be painting a Rainbow Tree.

For Ages 18 & up.

Registration required. (501)457-5038

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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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Promote Your Thing: Canva

You don't have to be a graphic designer to learn Canva; a powerful, free, web-based tool to create promotional materials for your event or organization.
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Sunset Storytime

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

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ASBTDC: Small Talk – Cash Flow

Learn about cash flow basics for your business. Brought to us by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. Registration online at asbtdc.org/asbtdc-events

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Sleepless in Seattle (1993, PG)

Tom Hanks stars as Sam Baldwin, a widowed father who, thanks to the wiles of his worried son, becomes a reluctant guest on a radio call-in show. He’s an instant hit with thousands of female listeners, who deluge his Seattle home with letters of comfort. Meanwhile, inspired in equal parts by Sam’s story and by classic Hollywood romance, writer Annie Reed (Meg Ryan) becomes convinced that it’s her destiny to meet Sam. There are just two problems: Annie’s engaged to someone else,

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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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Music and Movement

Yoga, dance, props, instruments and more are enjoyed during this multi-sensory storytime.

Ages 6 and under.

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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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Toddler Storytime

Interactive storytime involving movement and music!

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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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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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Google Apps: Drive

Google Drive is a convenient cloud storage service you can use to store your files–important documents, pictures, presentations, and more–and get access to them from anywhere. 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 Drive
  • Save your important stuff to Drive
  • Find and organize your files
  • And more

This is the second 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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Hearty Dance Party

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this hour long boogie down.

All ages; music rated PG.

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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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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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Teen Time

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

 

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Valentine’s Day Wreaths

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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Anti Valentine “Gothentines” Party

Wear your best goth attire and come join us in this dark celebration of not celebrating valentine’s day.

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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Teens in the Kitchen

Learn some techniques and recipes for tasty, healthy food.

Ages 12 to 18.

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2nd Friday Art Night at Library Square

On the second Friday of each month, The Galleries at Library Square and The Bookstore at Library Square participate in 2nd Friday Art Night (2FAN), a time when the galleries, museums and businesses in downtown Little Rock, are open from 5-8 p.m. for an after-hours gallery walk. This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Galleries at Library Square exhibitions and music:

West Gallery: The Arkansas Pastel Society: 2019 National Pastel Show

Concordia Gallery: Into the Woods: Arkansas Champion Trees by Linda Williams Palmer &

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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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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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Milam- Craft A Gnome

Gnomes are mythological creatures that protect and bring good fortune to your home.  Come and craft your very own gnome using materials from Dollar Tree. For adults.

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Board Games

Explore our board game closet and challenge a friend.

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

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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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Meet the Author: G.E. Miller

Listen to G. E. Miller read her new book, Moose the Mouse, Kitty the Kitten, and the Clown Who Frowns.

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Makey Makey Fun

Explore how to use the Makey Makey tool to create fun gadgets like a banana piano.

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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Girlfriends’ Book & Brunch Club

Light snacks and lively conversation. Call the library for upcoming book titles.

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Milam- Celebrating The Princess Bride

Show your fandom for the 1987 film of The Princess Bride.  Refreshments will be served. For all ages.

 

 

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Movies We Love

Romance is blossoming in these staff-picked features.

For all ages; movies may be rated PG.

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Drum Circle

For all ages.

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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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Teen Affirmation Art Project

Teens 12-18 create watercolor art.  All materials provided.

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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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Baby Play

Storytime with sensory play for babies ages 0-2.

 

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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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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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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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Peppy Preschoolers

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

 

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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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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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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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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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Games & Snacks

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

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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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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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Milam- Sew Much Fun

To begin the new year, we have chosen a new time for Sew Much Fun!  Join Ms. Denise to learn simple sewing skills by making sewing projects for your home that can be completed in one session.  Sewing machines are provided.

Programs will be on  Monday afternoon from 3:30-5:30 pm on the first and third Mondays.  Pre-teens -adults are welcome.  Anyone 16 or under must have a parent or adult attend with them.

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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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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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LEGO® Crew

Free play for ages 5-12.

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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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Nickelodeon Night

All your favorites from Nickelodeon in one place!

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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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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Chili Dinner

Join us for the culmination of a staff chili cookoff! There will be chili and fixin’s for the whole family to enjoy. All we ask is for you to vote for your favorite. Come anytime between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm to eat and cast your vote.

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Bubble Science

Experiment with bubble art and science.

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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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Mastering Mailchimp

Learn to market your business or organization online stylishly (and economically) using Mailchimp, one of the most popular online marketing platforms.
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Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

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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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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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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Preschool Storytime

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

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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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Homegrown 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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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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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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Just Crafting Around

Make & Take Crafting program for grade school-aged patrons.

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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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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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STEAM Power

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

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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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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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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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Junior Engineers

Have fun cultivating your engineering skills by completing building challenges in creative ways using LEGOs and other cool objects.

Ages 6 to 18.

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Kids’ Café

Explore and learn to make healthy snacks in our teaching kitchen.

Ages 6 to 18.

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Lego® Jr. Makers

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

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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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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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Gran Gran’s Toy Library (Afternoon)

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

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Emoji Stories

Can you write a story using only emojis? Give it your best shot!

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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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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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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Harry Potter Trivia Night

Test your Harry Potter knowledge to see if you can win some cool Harry Potter themed prizes. Snacks will be provided.

All ages. 

Registration required. (501)457-5038.

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Family Dinner Night

Patrons of all ages are invited to help prepare a meal that we will all sit down and eat together as a “family”.

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Milam- Harry Potter Bingo

Try your luck at Bingo and win Harry Potter prizes. For ages 18 & up.

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Toddler Time

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

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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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Getting Started with Adobe InDesign

Learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign, publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, presentations, and eBooks.
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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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Art Start Storytime

Come join the Arkansas Arts Center for an art-infused storytime for children ages 6 and under.

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Preschool Choose-A-Book

Pick a book for Ms. Terry to read in this storytime!

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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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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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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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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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Microsoft Excel Part 3: PivotTables, Lookup, and More

Learn advanced Microsoft Excel techniques, such as using PivotTables, using VLOOKUP and logical functions, and troubleshooting problems in your formulas.
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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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