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August, 2015

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Aug
3

Monday, August 03, 2015

In a tumultuous era spanning 13 years, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages. Prohibition was now a part of the Constitution, holding the same status as freedom of speech and the abolition of slavery. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between ?wets? and ?drys? that will forever cement Prohibition?s place in history. Spirited: Prohibition in America, a new traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road, brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation.

Adapted from the National Constitution Center?s flagship exhibition, Spirited explores the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. What made the country go ?dry? and how did America change during this period in history? Visitors to Spirited will learn about the amendment process, the role of liquor in American culture, the cultural revolution of the roaring ?20s, and how current liquor laws vary from state to state today.

The morality and illegalization of liquor split American opinion and created a subculture of rampant criminality. Organized crime grew from localized enterprises to a national network for manufacturing, distribution, and sales of alcohol. The issue catalyzed a number of federal regulations and the passing of the Volstead Act, but little resources were provided for enforcement. Spirited draws on histories told from both sides of the law. Through strong visual and interactive elements, the exhibition demonstrates how America went from a nation drowning in liquor in the 1800s, to campaigns of temperance, and the upswing and downfall of outlawing prohibition.

The exhibition surveys the inventive and ingenious ways lawmakers and the American public responded to Prohibition. Legal provisions for sacramental wine, medicinal alcohol, and the preservation of fruit and the efforts of breweries to stay in business led to popularization of products such as ?Dr. Welch?s Unfermented Wine,? ?near beer,? and Coca-Cola. Visitors will learn how transportation networks and clever disguises were used to run liquor from state to state, how speakeasies gave way to the popularization of jazz, and the Charleston dance craze.

Spirited features semi-immersive environments that encompass the sights, sounds, and experiences of this fascinating period in American history.

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Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine

Aug
3

Monday, August 03, 2015

The magic in J. K. Rowling?s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Aug
4

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

In a tumultuous era spanning 13 years, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages. Prohibition was now a part of the Constitution, holding the same status as freedom of speech and the abolition of slavery. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between ?wets? and ?drys? that will forever cement Prohibition?s place in history. Spirited: Prohibition in America, a new traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road, brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation.

Adapted from the National Constitution Center?s flagship exhibition, Spirited explores the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. What made the country go ?dry? and how did America change during this period in history? Visitors to Spirited will learn about the amendment process, the role of liquor in American culture, the cultural revolution of the roaring ?20s, and how current liquor laws vary from state to state today.

The morality and illegalization of liquor split American opinion and created a subculture of rampant criminality. Organized crime grew from localized enterprises to a national network for manufacturing, distribution, and sales of alcohol. The issue catalyzed a number of federal regulations and the passing of the Volstead Act, but little resources were provided for enforcement. Spirited draws on histories told from both sides of the law. Through strong visual and interactive elements, the exhibition demonstrates how America went from a nation drowning in liquor in the 1800s, to campaigns of temperance, and the upswing and downfall of outlawing prohibition.

The exhibition surveys the inventive and ingenious ways lawmakers and the American public responded to Prohibition. Legal provisions for sacramental wine, medicinal alcohol, and the preservation of fruit and the efforts of breweries to stay in business led to popularization of products such as ?Dr. Welch?s Unfermented Wine,? ?near beer,? and Coca-Cola. Visitors will learn how transportation networks and clever disguises were used to run liquor from state to state, how speakeasies gave way to the popularization of jazz, and the Charleston dance craze.

Spirited features semi-immersive environments that encompass the sights, sounds, and experiences of this fascinating period in American history.

More Info

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine

Aug
4

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The magic in J. K. Rowling?s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

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55+ Exercise Classes (Argenta Branch Library)

Aug
4

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Active exercises designed for the 55+. Chair Exercises 10:15- 11:00 and Active Exercise 11:15 - 12:00.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Aug
4

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

This program is to provide a relaxed and "dog-friendly" atmosphere, which allows children to practice their reading skills. It helps build self-esteem by sitting down next to a dog and reading to them. For more information, call (501)687-1061.

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Movie

Aug
4

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Movie To Be Announced

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Aug
4

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Free lunches for kids 0-18yrs at the Argenta Branch Library provided by the Arkansas Dream Center. Monday--Friday 11:20am-11:50am.

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Free food for kids 0-18 yrs in the Plaza Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM

Aug
4

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The Arkansas Dream Center will have free lunches for children 0-18 yrs, in the Library Plaza every Monday-Friday through August 14. (not on July 3 due to Holiday Closing). Call 758-1720 for details.

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Sphero Robot Races

Aug
4

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Join us for our first Sphero Robot Race! Must be 12-18 to participate.

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AETN, KUAR, and Laman Library Present, "Community Cinema"

Aug
4

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

AETN, KUAR, and Laman Library present, Community Cinema, a free monthly screening series engaging communities through films produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), features monthly screenings followed by panel discussions with leading organizations, local communities and special guest speakers. The program is designed to help people learn about and get involved in the social issues raised in the documentaries.

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Aug
5

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

In a tumultuous era spanning 13 years, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages. Prohibition was now a part of the Constitution, holding the same status as freedom of speech and the abolition of slavery. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between ?wets? and ?drys? that will forever cement Prohibition?s place in history. Spirited: Prohibition in America, a new traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road, brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation.

Adapted from the National Constitution Center?s flagship exhibition, Spirited explores the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. What made the country go ?dry? and how did America change during this period in history? Visitors to Spirited will learn about the amendment process, the role of liquor in American culture, the cultural revolution of the roaring ?20s, and how current liquor laws vary from state to state today.

The morality and illegalization of liquor split American opinion and created a subculture of rampant criminality. Organized crime grew from localized enterprises to a national network for manufacturing, distribution, and sales of alcohol. The issue catalyzed a number of federal regulations and the passing of the Volstead Act, but little resources were provided for enforcement. Spirited draws on histories told from both sides of the law. Through strong visual and interactive elements, the exhibition demonstrates how America went from a nation drowning in liquor in the 1800s, to campaigns of temperance, and the upswing and downfall of outlawing prohibition.

The exhibition surveys the inventive and ingenious ways lawmakers and the American public responded to Prohibition. Legal provisions for sacramental wine, medicinal alcohol, and the preservation of fruit and the efforts of breweries to stay in business led to popularization of products such as ?Dr. Welch?s Unfermented Wine,? ?near beer,? and Coca-Cola. Visitors will learn how transportation networks and clever disguises were used to run liquor from state to state, how speakeasies gave way to the popularization of jazz, and the Charleston dance craze.

Spirited features semi-immersive environments that encompass the sights, sounds, and experiences of this fascinating period in American history.

More Info

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine

Aug
5

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The magic in J. K. Rowling?s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

More Info

Teen Gaming

Aug
5

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Play your choice of game on the PS3 and Wii! Must have a valid library card to play and be between 12-18 years old to participate!

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Aug
5

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Free lunches for kids 0-18yrs at the Argenta Branch Library provided by the Arkansas Dream Center. Monday--Friday 11:20am-11:50am.

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Free food for kids 0-18 yrs in the Plaza Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM

Aug
5

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The Arkansas Dream Center will have free lunches for children 0-18 yrs, in the Library Plaza every Monday-Friday through August 14. (not on July 3 due to Holiday Closing). Call 758-1720 for details.

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Arkansas Chapter Alzheimer's Association Workshops

Aug
5

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Join us in the Argenta Auditorium on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. The Arkansas Chapter Alzheimer's Association will be hosting helpful workshops.

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Aug
6

Thursday, August 06, 2015

In a tumultuous era spanning 13 years, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages. Prohibition was now a part of the Constitution, holding the same status as freedom of speech and the abolition of slavery. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between ?wets? and ?drys? that will forever cement Prohibition?s place in history. Spirited: Prohibition in America, a new traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road, brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation.

Adapted from the National Constitution Center?s flagship exhibition, Spirited explores the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. What made the country go ?dry? and how did America change during this period in history? Visitors to Spirited will learn about the amendment process, the role of liquor in American culture, the cultural revolution of the roaring ?20s, and how current liquor laws vary from state to state today.

The morality and illegalization of liquor split American opinion and created a subculture of rampant criminality. Organized crime grew from localized enterprises to a national network for manufacturing, distribution, and sales of alcohol. The issue catalyzed a number of federal regulations and the passing of the Volstead Act, but little resources were provided for enforcement. Spirited draws on histories told from both sides of the law. Through strong visual and interactive elements, the exhibition demonstrates how America went from a nation drowning in liquor in the 1800s, to campaigns of temperance, and the upswing and downfall of outlawing prohibition.

The exhibition surveys the inventive and ingenious ways lawmakers and the American public responded to Prohibition. Legal provisions for sacramental wine, medicinal alcohol, and the preservation of fruit and the efforts of breweries to stay in business led to popularization of products such as ?Dr. Welch?s Unfermented Wine,? ?near beer,? and Coca-Cola. Visitors will learn how transportation networks and clever disguises were used to run liquor from state to state, how speakeasies gave way to the popularization of jazz, and the Charleston dance craze.

Spirited features semi-immersive environments that encompass the sights, sounds, and experiences of this fascinating period in American history.

More Info

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine

Aug
6

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The magic in J. K. Rowling?s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

More Info

FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Aug
6

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Free lunches for kids 0-18yrs at the Argenta Branch Library provided by the Arkansas Dream Center. Monday--Friday 11:20am-11:50am.

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Job Seekers

Aug
6

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Assistance with resumes, job applications, etc.

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Free food for kids 0-18 yrs in the Plaza Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM

Aug
6

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The Arkansas Dream Center will have free lunches for children 0-18 yrs, in the Library Plaza every Monday-Friday through August 14. (not on July 3 due to Holiday Closing). Call 758-1720 for details.

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Comic Book Night featuring comic artists & cosplayers!

Aug
6

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Artists and cosplayers from the River City Comic Expo will join us for an unforgettable night of all things comics!

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Aug
7

Friday, August 07, 2015

In a tumultuous era spanning 13 years, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages. Prohibition was now a part of the Constitution, holding the same status as freedom of speech and the abolition of slavery. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between ?wets? and ?drys? that will forever cement Prohibition?s place in history. Spirited: Prohibition in America, a new traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road, brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation.

Adapted from the National Constitution Center?s flagship exhibition, Spirited explores the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. What made the country go ?dry? and how did America change during this period in history? Visitors to Spirited will learn about the amendment process, the role of liquor in American culture, the cultural revolution of the roaring ?20s, and how current liquor laws vary from state to state today.

The morality and illegalization of liquor split American opinion and created a subculture of rampant criminality. Organized crime grew from localized enterprises to a national network for manufacturing, distribution, and sales of alcohol. The issue catalyzed a number of federal regulations and the passing of the Volstead Act, but little resources were provided for enforcement. Spirited draws on histories told from both sides of the law. Through strong visual and interactive elements, the exhibition demonstrates how America went from a nation drowning in liquor in the 1800s, to campaigns of temperance, and the upswing and downfall of outlawing prohibition.

The exhibition surveys the inventive and ingenious ways lawmakers and the American public responded to Prohibition. Legal provisions for sacramental wine, medicinal alcohol, and the preservation of fruit and the efforts of breweries to stay in business led to popularization of products such as ?Dr. Welch?s Unfermented Wine,? ?near beer,? and Coca-Cola. Visitors will learn how transportation networks and clever disguises were used to run liquor from state to state, how speakeasies gave way to the popularization of jazz, and the Charleston dance craze.

Spirited features semi-immersive environments that encompass the sights, sounds, and experiences of this fascinating period in American history.

More Info

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine

Aug
7

Friday, August 07, 2015

The magic in J. K. Rowling?s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

More Info

Teen Gaming

Aug
7

Friday, August 07, 2015

TBA

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55 + Active Exercise Classes

Aug
7

Friday, August 07, 2015

Active exercises designed for the 55+. Chair Exercises 10:15- 11:00 and Active Exercise 11:15 - 12:00.

More Info

FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Aug
7

Friday, August 07, 2015

Free lunches for kids 0-18yrs at the Argenta Branch Library provided by the Arkansas Dream Center. Monday--Friday 11:20am-11:50am.

More Info

Free food for kids 0-18 yrs in the Plaza Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM

Aug
7

Friday, August 07, 2015

The Arkansas Dream Center will have free lunches for children 0-18 yrs, in the Library Plaza every Monday-Friday through August 14. (not on July 3 due to Holiday Closing). Call 758-1720 for details.

More Info

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Aug
8

Saturday, August 08, 2015

In a tumultuous era spanning 13 years, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages. Prohibition was now a part of the Constitution, holding the same status as freedom of speech and the abolition of slavery. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between ?wets? and ?drys? that will forever cement Prohibition?s place in history. Spirited: Prohibition in America, a new traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road, brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation.

Adapted from the National Constitution Center?s flagship exhibition, Spirited explores the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. What made the country go ?dry? and how did America change during this period in history? Visitors to Spirited will learn about the amendment process, the role of liquor in American culture, the cultural revolution of the roaring ?20s, and how current liquor laws vary from state to state today.

The morality and illegalization of liquor split American opinion and created a subculture of rampant criminality. Organized crime grew from localized enterprises to a national network for manufacturing, distribution, and sales of alcohol. The issue catalyzed a number of federal regulations and the passing of the Volstead Act, but little resources were provided for enforcement. Spirited draws on histories told from both sides of the law. Through strong visual and interactive elements, the exhibition demonstrates how America went from a nation drowning in liquor in the 1800s, to campaigns of temperance, and the upswing and downfall of outlawing prohibition.

The exhibition surveys the inventive and ingenious ways lawmakers and the American public responded to Prohibition. Legal provisions for sacramental wine, medicinal alcohol, and the preservation of fruit and the efforts of breweries to stay in business led to popularization of products such as ?Dr. Welch?s Unfermented Wine,? ?near beer,? and Coca-Cola. Visitors will learn how transportation networks and clever disguises were used to run liquor from state to state, how speakeasies gave way to the popularization of jazz, and the Charleston dance craze.

Spirited features semi-immersive environments that encompass the sights, sounds, and experiences of this fascinating period in American history.

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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Aug
8

Saturday, August 08, 2015

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!

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Teen Gaming

Aug
8

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Choose from games on the PS3 and Wii! Must have a valid library card and be between the ages of 12 to 18 to attend.

More Info

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Aug
9

Sunday, August 09, 2015

In a tumultuous era spanning 13 years, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages. Prohibition was now a part of the Constitution, holding the same status as freedom of speech and the abolition of slavery. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between ?wets? and ?drys? that will forever cement Prohibition?s place in history. Spirited: Prohibition in America, a new traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road, brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation.

Adapted from the National Constitution Center?s flagship exhibition, Spirited explores the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. What made the country go ?dry? and how did America change during this period in history? Visitors to Spirited will learn about the amendment process, the role of liquor in American culture, the cultural revolution of the roaring ?20s, and how current liquor laws vary from state to state today.

The morality and illegalization of liquor split American opinion and created a subculture of rampant criminality. Organized crime grew from localized enterprises to a national network for manufacturing, distribution, and sales of alcohol. The issue catalyzed a number of federal regulations and the passing of the Volstead Act, but little resources were provided for enforcement. Spirited draws on histories told from both sides of the law. Through strong visual and interactive elements, the exhibition demonstrates how America went from a nation drowning in liquor in the 1800s, to campaigns of temperance, and the upswing and downfall of outlawing prohibition.

The exhibition surveys the inventive and ingenious ways lawmakers and the American public responded to Prohibition. Legal provisions for sacramental wine, medicinal alcohol, and the preservation of fruit and the efforts of breweries to stay in business led to popularization of products such as ?Dr. Welch?s Unfermented Wine,? ?near beer,? and Coca-Cola. Visitors will learn how transportation networks and clever disguises were used to run liquor from state to state, how speakeasies gave way to the popularization of jazz, and the Charleston dance craze.

Spirited features semi-immersive environments that encompass the sights, sounds, and experiences of this fascinating period in American history.

More Info

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Aug
10

Monday, August 10, 2015

In a tumultuous era spanning 13 years, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages. Prohibition was now a part of the Constitution, holding the same status as freedom of speech and the abolition of slavery. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between ?wets? and ?drys? that will forever cement Prohibition?s place in history. Spirited: Prohibition in America, a new traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road, brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation.

Adapted from the National Constitution Center?s flagship exhibition, Spirited explores the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. What made the country go ?dry? and how did America change during this period in history? Visitors to Spirited will learn about the amendment process, the role of liquor in American culture, the cultural revolution of the roaring ?20s, and how current liquor laws vary from state to state today.

The morality and illegalization of liquor split American opinion and created a subculture of rampant criminality. Organized crime grew from localized enterprises to a national network for manufacturing, distribution, and sales of alcohol. The issue catalyzed a number of federal regulations and the passing of the Volstead Act, but little resources were provided for enforcement. Spirited draws on histories told from both sides of the law. Through strong visual and interactive elements, the exhibition demonstrates how America went from a nation drowning in liquor in the 1800s, to campaigns of temperance, and the upswing and downfall of outlawing prohibition.

The exhibition surveys the inventive and ingenious ways lawmakers and the American public responded to Prohibition. Legal provisions for sacramental wine, medicinal alcohol, and the preservation of fruit and the efforts of breweries to stay in business led to popularization of products such as ?Dr. Welch?s Unfermented Wine,? ?near beer,? and Coca-Cola. Visitors will learn how transportation networks and clever disguises were used to run liquor from state to state, how speakeasies gave way to the popularization of jazz, and the Charleston dance craze.

Spirited features semi-immersive environments that encompass the sights, sounds, and experiences of this fascinating period in American history.

More Info

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine

Aug
10

Monday, August 10, 2015

The magic in J. K. Rowling?s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

More Info

Monday Movie Mania

Aug
10

Monday, August 10, 2015

Join us for the ultimate movie marathon! Must be 12-18 to participate!

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Aug
10

Monday, August 10, 2015

Free lunches for kids 0-18yrs at the Argenta Branch Library provided by the Arkansas Dream Center. Monday--Friday 11:20am-11:50am.

More Info

Free food for kids 0-18 yrs in the Plaza Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM

Aug
10

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Arkansas Dream Center will have free lunches for children 0-18 yrs, in the Library Plaza every Monday-Friday through August 14. (not on July 3 due to Holiday Closing). Call 758-1720 for details.

More Info

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Aug
11

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In a tumultuous era spanning 13 years, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages. Prohibition was now a part of the Constitution, holding the same status as freedom of speech and the abolition of slavery. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between ?wets? and ?drys? that will forever cement Prohibition?s place in history. Spirited: Prohibition in America, a new traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road, brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation.

Adapted from the National Constitution Center?s flagship exhibition, Spirited explores the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. What made the country go ?dry? and how did America change during this period in history? Visitors to Spirited will learn about the amendment process, the role of liquor in American culture, the cultural revolution of the roaring ?20s, and how current liquor laws vary from state to state today.

The morality and illegalization of liquor split American opinion and created a subculture of rampant criminality. Organized crime grew from localized enterprises to a national network for manufacturing, distribution, and sales of alcohol. The issue catalyzed a number of federal regulations and the passing of the Volstead Act, but little resources were provided for enforcement. Spirited draws on histories told from both sides of the law. Through strong visual and interactive elements, the exhibition demonstrates how America went from a nation drowning in liquor in the 1800s, to campaigns of temperance, and the upswing and downfall of outlawing prohibition.

The exhibition surveys the inventive and ingenious ways lawmakers and the American public responded to Prohibition. Legal provisions for sacramental wine, medicinal alcohol, and the preservation of fruit and the efforts of breweries to stay in business led to popularization of products such as ?Dr. Welch?s Unfermented Wine,? ?near beer,? and Coca-Cola. Visitors will learn how transportation networks and clever disguises were used to run liquor from state to state, how speakeasies gave way to the popularization of jazz, and the Charleston dance craze.

Spirited features semi-immersive environments that encompass the sights, sounds, and experiences of this fascinating period in American history.

More Info

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine

Aug
11

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The magic in J. K. Rowling?s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

More Info

55+ Exercise Classes (Argenta Branch Library)

Aug
11

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Active exercises designed for the 55+. Chair Exercises 10:15- 11:00 and Active Exercise 11:15 - 12:00.

More Info

Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Aug
11

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This program is to provide a relaxed and "dog-friendly" atmosphere, which allows children to practice their reading skills. It helps build self-esteem by sitting down next to a dog and reading to them. For more information, call (501)687-1061.

More Info

Movie

Aug
11

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

TBA

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Aug
11

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Free lunches for kids 0-18yrs at the Argenta Branch Library provided by the Arkansas Dream Center. Monday--Friday 11:20am-11:50am.

More Info

Free food for kids 0-18 yrs in the Plaza Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM

Aug
11

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Arkansas Dream Center will have free lunches for children 0-18 yrs, in the Library Plaza every Monday-Friday through August 14. (not on July 3 due to Holiday Closing). Call 758-1720 for details.

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Bite Prevention Workshop-Live Dogs!

Aug
11

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Interact with a veterinarian and find out how to play with dogs safely, and avoid dangerous situations.

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Nerd Night: Anime

Aug
11

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Trivia, games, and movies! Must be 12-18 to attend.

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Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine

Aug
12

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The magic in J. K. Rowling?s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

More Info

Teen Gaming

Aug
12

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Play your choice of game on the PS3 and Wii! Must have a valid library card to play and be between 12-18 years old to participate!

More Info

FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Aug
12

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Free lunches for kids 0-18yrs at the Argenta Branch Library provided by the Arkansas Dream Center. Monday--Friday 11:20am-11:50am.

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Free food for kids 0-18 yrs in the Plaza Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM

Aug
12

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Arkansas Dream Center will have free lunches for children 0-18 yrs, in the Library Plaza every Monday-Friday through August 14. (not on July 3 due to Holiday Closing). Call 758-1720 for details.

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Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine

Aug
13

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The magic in J. K. Rowling?s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Aug
13

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Free lunches for kids 0-18yrs at the Argenta Branch Library provided by the Arkansas Dream Center. Monday--Friday 11:20am-11:50am.

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Job Seekers

Aug
13

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Assistance with resumes, job applications, etc.

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Free food for kids 0-18 yrs in the Plaza Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM

Aug
13

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Arkansas Dream Center will have free lunches for children 0-18 yrs, in the Library Plaza every Monday-Friday through August 14. (not on July 3 due to Holiday Closing). Call 758-1720 for details.

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Monthly Book Club Discussion at the Argenta Branch Library

Aug
13

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Argenta Branch Library will host a Book Club each month. Contact the branch for the book of the month.

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Back to School Bash

Aug
13

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Games and crafts await! Must be 12-18 to attend.

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Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine

Aug
14

Friday, August 14, 2015

The magic in J. K. Rowling?s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

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Teen Gaming

Aug
14

Friday, August 14, 2015

TBA

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55 + Active Exercise Classes

Aug
14

Friday, August 14, 2015

Active exercises designed for the 55+. Chair Exercises 10:15- 11:00 and Active Exercise 11:15 - 12:00.

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Aug
14

Friday, August 14, 2015

Free lunches for kids 0-18yrs at the Argenta Branch Library provided by the Arkansas Dream Center. Monday--Friday 11:20am-11:50am.

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Free food for kids 0-18 yrs in the Plaza Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM

Aug
14

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Arkansas Dream Center will have free lunches for children 0-18 yrs, in the Library Plaza every Monday-Friday through August 14. (not on July 3 due to Holiday Closing). Call 758-1720 for details.

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Golden Agers Bingo

Aug
14

Friday, August 14, 2015

Join us for Bingo, Prizes and Desserts. Adult Program.

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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Aug
15

Saturday, August 15, 2015

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!

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Teen Gaming

Aug
15

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Choose from games on the PS3 and Wii! Must have a valid library card and be between the ages of 12 to 18 to attend.

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Monday Movie Mania

Aug
17

Monday, August 17, 2015

Join us for the ultimate movie marathon! Must be 12-18 to participate!

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Argenta Monday Movies

Aug
17

Monday, August 17, 2015

Come and enjoy an afternoon movie. Classics,Musicals,Box Office Hits and more. Popcorn and Beverages Provided.For Movie Title please call the Argenta Branch 687-1061.

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55+ Exercise Classes (Argenta Branch Library)

Aug
18

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Active exercises designed for the 55+. Chair Exercises 10:15- 11:00 and Active Exercise 11:15 - 12:00.

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Teen Gaming

Aug
18

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Choose from games on the PS3 and Wii! Must have a valid library card and be between the ages of 12 to 18 to attend.

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Arkansas Chapter Alzheimer's Association Workshops

Aug
19

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Join us in the Argenta Auditorium on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. The Arkansas Chapter Alzheimer's Association will be hosting helpful workshops.

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Teen Gaming

Aug
19

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Choose a game on the PS3 and Wii! Must be 12-18 years old and have a valid library card to participate.

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Job Seekers

Aug
20

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Assistance with resumes, job applications, etc.

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Teen Cranium

Aug
20

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Join us for the best board game ever! Must be 12-18 to attend.

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"Window Within" by Elizabeth Weber

Aug
21

Friday, August 21, 2015

Exhibit sponsored by Boswell-Mourot Fine Art.

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Teen Gaming

Aug
21

Friday, August 21, 2015

TBA

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55 + Active Exercise Classes

Aug
21

Friday, August 21, 2015

Active exercises designed for the 55+. Chair Exercises 10:15- 11:00 and Active Exercise 11:15 - 12:00.

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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Aug
22

Saturday, August 22, 2015

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!

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Teen Gaming

Aug
22

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Choose from games on the PS3 and Wii! Must have a valid library card and be between the ages of 12 to 18 to attend.

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"Window Within" by Elizabeth Weber

Aug
24

Monday, August 24, 2015

Exhibit sponsored by Boswell-Mourot Fine Art.

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Monday Movie Mania

Aug
24

Monday, August 24, 2015

Join us for the ultimate movie marathon! Must be 12-18 to participate!

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"Window Within" by Elizabeth Weber

Aug
25

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Exhibit sponsored by Boswell-Mourot Fine Art.

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55+ Exercise Classes (Argenta Branch Library)

Aug
25

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Active exercises designed for the 55+. Chair Exercises 10:15- 11:00 and Active Exercise 11:15 - 12:00.

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Open Mic Night

Aug
25

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Show us your talents! Must be 12-18 to attend.

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"Window Within" by Elizabeth Weber

Aug
26

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Exhibit sponsored by Boswell-Mourot Fine Art.

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Teen Gaming

Aug
26

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Choose a game on the PS3 and Wii! Must be 12-18 years old and have a valid library card to participate.

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"Window Within" by Elizabeth Weber

Aug
27

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Exhibit sponsored by Boswell-Mourot Fine Art.

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Job Seekers

Aug
27

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Assistance with resumes, job applications, etc.

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Uno Tournament

Aug
27

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Do you have what it takes to be the Uno Champ? Come and find out! Must be 12-18 years old to attend.

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"Window Within" by Elizabeth Weber

Aug
28

Friday, August 28, 2015

Exhibit sponsored by Boswell-Mourot Fine Art.

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Teen Gaming

Aug
28

Friday, August 28, 2015

TBA

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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Aug
29

Saturday, August 29, 2015

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!

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Teen Gaming

Aug
29

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Choose from games on the PS3 and Wii! Must have a valid library card and be between the ages of 12 to 18 to attend.

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"Window Within" by Elizabeth Weber

Aug
31

Monday, August 31, 2015

Exhibit sponsored by Boswell-Mourot Fine Art.

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Monday Movie Mania

Aug
31

Monday, August 31, 2015

Join us for the ultimate movie marathon! Must be 12-18 to participate!

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September, 2015

Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890-1965

Sep
1

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

In an era spanning the early 20th century, through depression ridden times, a dust bowl, and the Red Scare, one form of revelry thrived - the circus. The Big Top was a thrilling spectacle that burst into towns along the American road and railways. Traveling from coast to coast, rail cars packed with canvas, exotic animal menageries, strongmen, fat ladies, and roustabouts brought a much needed relief to millions of Americans. Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890 ? 1965 explores a history fraught with intrigue and majesty and gives viewers their chance to run away with the circus.

In collaboration with the Tegge Circus Archives, Step Right Up! takes viewers behind the scenes of the circus, exploring the dramatic pageantry, colorful past, and living presence of this grand American theatrical tradition. Approximately 60 pieces of circus history are featured in Step Right Up! including full-color posters, costume regalia, historic photographs, billboards, oversize graphics, and oral histories from past performers. The circus is an experience once shared by most communities.

As one of America?s oldest theatrical traditions, the circus started as a European transplant in the late 1700s and was perfected in the United States by the likes of John Bill Ricketts, who established the first American Circus in 1793 and P.T. Barnum, who first introduced us to sideshow oddities including the Feejee Mermaid and human curiosities like Tom Thumb. By 1900, there were more than 100 circuses crisscrossing the country and they were adept at using all of the advancements of America?s industrial revolution ? the railroad, color lithography, and mass marketing strategies ? to promote their impending arrival.

As masters of their craft, circus promoters and practitioners survived the social and technological changes brought about by two World Wars and even found new ways to factor in changes brought about by the pop culture and rock revolution of the 1960s. Advance men would arrive weeks before the caravan to paper the town with idealized and oversized, technicolor posters to build suspense and drum up business. Beyond mere promotion, the pieces in Step Right Up! remind us that through the early twentieth century, the circus was king of American entertainment, especially in smaller cities and towns. For many, it was their first chance to see a lion or elephant and their first opportunity to explore new inventions like the electric light.

Step Right Up! also highlights how the insatiable fantasy of circus life was both an alternate reality and a vision founded in truth. For many performers, the big top?s nomadic life offered a different kind of escape and in many instances, a life that challenged the economic and gender conventions of the age. The juxtaposition of romanticized imagery and backstage stories and photographs reveal both the fantasy and reality of circus life, exploring the illusions that played to the imaginations of so many.

Step Right Up! is curated by Timothy Tegge, a longtime circus historian, collector, and performer. Tegge, a second generation circus performer, was immersed in circus culture from the day he was born. He first appeared under the big top at the age of three, alongside his father, a career clown for the family-owned TNT & Royal Olympic Circus. Tegge continues to perform in circuses across the country as an illusionist, ringmaster, performance director, and sometimes clown.

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"Window Within" by Elizabeth Weber

Sep
1

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Exhibit sponsored by Boswell-Mourot Fine Art.

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55+ Exercise Classes (Argenta Branch Library)

Sep
1

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Active exercises designed for the 55+. Chair Exercises 10:15- 11:00 and Active Exercise 11:15 - 12:00.

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