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Upcoming Events
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Date
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!
Location
Lecture Hall - Main Library
Library
William F. Laman Public Library

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Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Note: Advanced registration is required for this program. Email Debra.Wood@LamanLibrary.org or call 771.1995 x105 to sign up!

In partnership with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and NLR's Fit 2 Live program, "Fit 2 Live" at Laman presents, Cooking Matters. Cooking Matters, an innovative nutrition education program offering 6-week Signature Courses, teaches individuals and families the skills they need to cook healthy meals and get the most from their food budgets. The Cooking Matters classes are hands-on, full participation classes taught by volunteer chefs and nutrition experts from communities large and small. Participants learn how to select nutritious, low-cost ingredients and how to turn those ingredients into delicious meals for their families. Graduates of Cooking Matters Signature Courses don’t just leave with cooking skills; they leave with the confidence and pride in knowing they can make a difference in the health and happiness of their families.
Location
Lecture Hall - Main Library
Library
William F. Laman Public Library

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Date
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Little Rock, Arkansas singer-songwriter Charlotte Taylor has been performing since an early age. Born and raised in Heber Springs, Taylor formed her first band, Project Blue in 1994 after getting hooked on the blues, and went on to record on the famed Memphis label, Hi Records. Her CD entitled “Taylor and Martinez” featuring guitarist George Martinez, was released in 2000, and received many great reviews and airplay on blues formatted radio across the U.S. and Europe, and was the first release on Hi in over 20 years. Produced by Roy Orbison band alum, (drums on “Pretty Woman”) Oliver Warren, Stevie Ray Vaughan producer Danny Jones, and with performances by the Memphis Horns, the album features 10 original songs written by the duo of Taylor and Martinez, with the cover song “Cry Me A River” produced by Hi Records founder and Al Green producer, Willie Mitchell.

Taylor has been compared to blues legends Etta James and Bonnie Raitt, as well as being influenced by rockers, Janis Joplin, and Nancy Wilson of Heart, and even British Soul singer Annie Lennox. With many musical influences, including her mother whom Taylor says “was a great singer,“ she has described her style as eclectic, but always with soul. “I want to make you feel something when I sing” she said. The songs I write are usually about something that happened, and can be very personal, others might be about something I heard someone say, or just a hook that wouldn’t get out of my head. A lot of the blues songs are about relationships, love, and lost loves, all the songs are about life.

Taylor and her band Gypsy Rain have won numerous blues competitions across the mid-south, and have played on Beale St. in Memphis at B.B. King’s, The Rum Boogie, The Hard Rock Café, King’s Palace and Blues Hall and competed in the International Blues Challenge. Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain have performed at many blues festivals including Riverfest in Little Rock, The Riverwalk Blues Festival in Ft Lauderdale, Fl., The Spa City Blues Festival in Hot Springs, AR., Blues Eureka in Eureka Springs, AR., and the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR.

Gypsy Rain features multi-instrumentalist Matthew Stone on guitar and pedal steel. Originally from Chicago, Matt plays with great skill and passion and excels in many genres of music. Searcy Arkansas native , Berkley School of music graduate, and one of the original members of Project Blue Dr. Bruce Johnston plays bass. Johnston received his doctorate in musical composition from the University of Miami, and currently teaches jazz guitar and bass at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. Dr. Bruce is a master in many styles and genres and instruments, but has focused mostly on blues and jazz on the bass. John Roach has been a member of Gypsy Rain for over 10 years and attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway where he played in the big band. John has many influences from percussion especially the hard-hitting Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, and always plays with great passion and soul.
Location
Lecture Hall - Main Library
Library
William F. Laman Public Library

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Date
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!
Location
Lecture Hall - Main Library
Library
William F. Laman Public Library

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Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join NLR's "Fit 2 Live" program the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Led by "Fit 2 Live" coordinator, Bernadette Rhodes, this program will introduce patrons to all things health! Featuring special speakers, films, demonstrations, and tips!
Location
Lecture Hall - Main Library
Library
William F. Laman Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Note: Advanced registration is required for this program. Email Debra.Wood@LamanLibrary.org or call 771.1995 x105 to sign up!

In partnership with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and NLR's Fit 2 Live program, "Fit 2 Live" at Laman presents, Cooking Matters. Cooking Matters, an innovative nutrition education program offering 6-week Signature Courses, teaches individuals and families the skills they need to cook healthy meals and get the most from their food budgets. The Cooking Matters classes are hands-on, full participation classes taught by volunteer chefs and nutrition experts from communities large and small. Participants learn how to select nutritious, low-cost ingredients and how to turn those ingredients into delicious meals for their families. Graduates of Cooking Matters Signature Courses don’t just leave with cooking skills; they leave with the confidence and pride in knowing they can make a difference in the health and happiness of their families.
Location
Rm 126
Library
William F. Laman Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!
Location
Lecture Hall - Main Library
Library
William F. Laman Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Note: Advanced registration is required for this program. Email Debra.Wood@LamanLibrary.org or call 771.1995 x105 to sign up!

In partnership with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and NLR's Fit 2 Live program, "Fit 2 Live" at Laman presents, Cooking Matters. Cooking Matters, an innovative nutrition education program offering 6-week Signature Courses, teaches individuals and families the skills they need to cook healthy meals and get the most from their food budgets. The Cooking Matters classes are hands-on, full participation classes taught by volunteer chefs and nutrition experts from communities large and small. Participants learn how to select nutritious, low-cost ingredients and how to turn those ingredients into delicious meals for their families. Graduates of Cooking Matters Signature Courses don’t just leave with cooking skills; they leave with the confidence and pride in knowing they can make a difference in the health and happiness of their families.
Location
Rm 126
Library
William F. Laman Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!
Location
Lecture Hall - Main Library
Library
William F. Laman Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Note: Advanced registration is required for this program. Email Debra.Wood@LamanLibrary.org or call 771.1995 x105 to sign up!

In partnership with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and NLR's Fit 2 Live program, "Fit 2 Live" at Laman presents, Cooking Matters. Cooking Matters, an innovative nutrition education program offering 6-week Signature Courses, teaches individuals and families the skills they need to cook healthy meals and get the most from their food budgets. The Cooking Matters classes are hands-on, full participation classes taught by volunteer chefs and nutrition experts from communities large and small. Participants learn how to select nutritious, low-cost ingredients and how to turn those ingredients into delicious meals for their families. Graduates of Cooking Matters Signature Courses don’t just leave with cooking skills; they leave with the confidence and pride in knowing they can make a difference in the health and happiness of their families.
Location
Rm 126
Library
William F. Laman Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!
Location
Lecture Hall - Main Library
Library
William F. Laman Public Library

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