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July, 2015

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
3

Friday, July 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

Jul
3

Friday, July 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

Jul
4

Saturday, July 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.

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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Jul
4

Saturday, July 04, 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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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
5

Sunday, July 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.

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
6

Monday, July 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

Jul
6

Monday, July 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.

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Monday Movie Marathon

Jul
6

Monday, July 06, 2015

Join us for an epic day of movie marathons! Must be 12-18 to enter the Teen Center!

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
6

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

Jul
6

Monday, July 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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Recess with Ebony (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
6

Monday, July 06, 2015

Recess with Ebony is a fun Bootcamp style workout class for children and youth. Everyday is different. We do things such as running, jumping, jump roping, obstacles, crawling, sports drills, push ups, tag, games and etc. It's a positive fun way to get children moving and exercising. We also learn how to stretch, warm up, cool down, and how to identify different muscle groups. We count together so that we can learn team work and how to support each other. Please join us!

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
7

Tuesday, July 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

Jul
7

Tuesday, July 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.

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55+ Active Exercise Classes (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
7

Tuesday, July 07, 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 Library)

Jul
7

Tuesday, July 07, 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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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
7

Tuesday, July 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.

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

Jul
7

Tuesday, July 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.

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Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic

Jul
7

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Magic Show

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Clog Dancing with the LTD Editon Cloggers

Jul
7

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The LTD Edition Clog dancers are back! Learn a dance to your favorite songs! All ages welcome.

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
8

Wednesday, July 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.

More Info

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

Jul
8

Wednesday, July 08, 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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Magic Mr. Nick

Jul
8

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Magic Show

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
8

Wednesday, July 08, 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

Jul
8

Wednesday, July 08, 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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Music with Keith Klosky (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
8

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

We're going to have a great time with Mr. Keith!

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Zumba with Delphine!

Jul
8

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Zumba class! All ages welcome

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
9

Thursday, July 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

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

Jul
9

Thursday, July 09, 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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NLR Fire Dept Puppet Show

Jul
9

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Come for a safety Puppet show and then see a fire truck up close!

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
9

Thursday, July 09, 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

Jul
9

Thursday, July 09, 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

Jul
9

Thursday, July 09, 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

Jul
9

Thursday, July 09, 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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"NLR's Supper Hero" Officer Norman (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
9

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Officer Norman will be here to talk about safety!

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Native American Artifacts

Jul
9

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Our favorite park interpreter will be bringing amazing Native American artifacts for us for another amazing interactive program!

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
10

Friday, July 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

Jul
10

Friday, July 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

Teen Gaming

Jul
10

Friday, July 10, 2015

Join us for games on the PS3 and Wii. Must have a valid library card and be between the ages of 12-18.

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55 + Active Exercise Classes

Jul
10

Friday, July 10, 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 Library)

Jul
10

Friday, July 10, 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 Day TBA

Jul
10

Friday, July 10, 2015

TBA

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
10

Friday, July 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

Jul
10

Friday, July 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.

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Golden Agers Bingo

Jul
10

Friday, July 10, 2015

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

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
11

Saturday, July 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

Teen Gaming

Jul
11

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Play your choice of games on the PS3 or Wii! Must be 12-18 years old and have your valid library card to play.

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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Jul
11

Saturday, July 11, 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!

More Info

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
12

Sunday, July 12, 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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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
13

Monday, July 13, 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

Jul
13

Monday, July 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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Monday Movie Marathon

Jul
13

Monday, July 13, 2015

Join us for movie marathons! Must be 12-18 to enter the Teen Center!

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
13

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

Jul
13

Monday, July 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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Board Games (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
13

Monday, July 13, 2015

Need something to do during these hot summer day? Stop by the Argenta Branch Library and play a board game with your friends.

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Argenta Monday Movies

Jul
13

Monday, July 13, 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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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
14

Tuesday, July 14, 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

Jul
14

Tuesday, July 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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55+ Exercise Classes (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
14

Tuesday, July 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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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
14

Tuesday, July 14, 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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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
14

Tuesday, July 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

Jul
14

Tuesday, July 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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Dr Bishawn, pediatrician, Storytime

Jul
14

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Storytime with a superhero pediatrician.

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Comic Book Activism

Jul
14

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TBA

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
15

Wednesday, July 15, 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

Jul
15

Wednesday, July 15, 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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Ar. Game and Fish

Jul
15

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Arkansas Game and Fish will be here today.

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
15

Wednesday, July 15, 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

Jul
15

Wednesday, July 15, 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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Miss Conway Outstanding Teen 2014 Madeline Brindley (Argenta Branch)

Jul
15

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Miss Conway Outstanding Teen 2014 Madeline Brindley will show the children why wear a life jacket is very important.

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Play Violins and Dancing!

Jul
15

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ever wanted to play the Violin or Cello? Well here is your chance! We'll learn to play a song and dance a dance! All ages welcome.

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
16

Thursday, July 16, 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

Jul
16

Thursday, July 16, 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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Zumba For Children

Jul
16

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Get fit! Join us for for Zumba today

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
16

Thursday, July 16, 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

Jul
16

Thursday, July 16, 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

Jul
16

Thursday, July 16, 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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Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic Show (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
16

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tommy Terrific will be at the Argenta Branch Library!

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DC Comic Night

Jul
16

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A night dedicated to your favorite DC comics!

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
17

Friday, July 17, 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

Jul
17

Friday, July 17, 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

Jul
17

Friday, July 17, 2015

Join us for games on the PS3 and Wii. Must have a valid library card and be between the ages of 12-18.

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55 + Active Exercise Classes

Jul
17

Friday, July 17, 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 Library)

Jul
17

Friday, July 17, 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 Day TBA

Jul
17

Friday, July 17, 2015

TBA

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
17

Friday, July 17, 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

Jul
17

Friday, July 17, 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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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
18

Saturday, July 18, 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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Teen Gaming

Jul
18

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Play your choice of games on the PS3 or Wii! Must be 12-18 years old and have your valid library card to play.

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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Jul
18

Saturday, July 18, 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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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
19

Sunday, July 19, 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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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
20

Monday, July 20, 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

Jul
20

Monday, July 20, 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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National Lollipop Day!!

Jul
20

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lollipop! Lollipop! It's National Lollipop Day !! Come into the Argenta Library and learn a little Lollipop History and pick up your FREE Lollipop!

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Monday Movie Marathon

Jul
20

Monday, July 20, 2015

Join us for movie marathons! Must be 12-18 to enter the Teen Center!

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
20

Monday, July 20, 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

Jul
20

Monday, July 20, 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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Recess with Ebony (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
20

Monday, July 20, 2015

Recess with Ebony is a fun Bootcamp style workout class for children and youth. Everyday is different. We do things such as running, jumping, jump roping, obstacles, crawling, sports drills, push ups, tag, games and etc. It's a positive fun way to get children moving and exercising. We also learn how to stretch, warm up, cool down, and how to identify different muscle groups. We count together so that we can learn team work and how to support each other. Please join us!

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
21

Tuesday, July 21, 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

Jul
21

Tuesday, July 21, 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)

Jul
21

Tuesday, July 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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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
21

Tuesday, July 21, 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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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
21

Tuesday, July 21, 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

Jul
21

Tuesday, July 21, 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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Animal rescue with Christine Henderson

Jul
21

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Animal rescue superheros

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Haunted Houses in Arkansas

Jul
21

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Learn about Arkansas's most haunted houses! All ages welcome!

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
22

Wednesday, July 22, 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

Jul
22

Wednesday, July 22, 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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MEMS Unit Demo

Jul
22

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Check out a MEMS ambulance

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
22

Wednesday, July 22, 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

Jul
22

Wednesday, July 22, 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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Toltec Mounds (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
22

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Toltec Mounds will show us how to play "Native American Games."

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Superhero Training

Jul
22

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Choose your name, find your powers, and train to become the best new superhero around!

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
23

Thursday, July 23, 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

Jul
23

Thursday, July 23, 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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NLR Police Dept/McGruff

Jul
23

Thursday, July 23, 2015

McGruff will be here to visit with the kids today.

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
23

Thursday, July 23, 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

Jul
23

Thursday, July 23, 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

Jul
23

Thursday, July 23, 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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KIDS Bingo (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
23

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Have fun playing KIDS bingo!

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Nerd Night: Doctor Who

Jul
23

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Nerd Night dedicated to the Doctor! Play Weeping Angel tag, watch the show, make cool stuff, and more! Must be 12-18 to participate.

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
24

Friday, July 24, 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

Jul
24

Friday, July 24, 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

Jul
24

Friday, July 24, 2015

Join us for games on the PS3 and Wii. Must have a valid library card and be between the ages of 12-18.

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55 + Active Exercise Classes

Jul
24

Friday, July 24, 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 Library)

Jul
24

Friday, July 24, 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 Day TBA

Jul
24

Friday, July 24, 2015

TBA

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
24

Friday, July 24, 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

Jul
24

Friday, July 24, 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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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
25

Saturday, July 25, 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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Teen Gaming

Jul
25

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Play your choice of games on the PS3 or Wii! Must be 12-18 years old and have your valid library card to play.

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Last day to report for the SRP

Jul
25

Saturday, July 25, 2015

SRP end

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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Jul
25

Saturday, July 25, 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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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
26

Sunday, July 26, 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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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
27

Monday, July 27, 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

Jul
27

Monday, July 27, 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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Monday Movie Marathon

Jul
27

Monday, July 27, 2015

Join us for movie marathons! Must be 12-18 to enter the Teen Center!

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
27

Monday, July 27, 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

Jul
27

Monday, July 27, 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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Argenta Monday Movies

Jul
27

Monday, July 27, 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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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
28

Tuesday, July 28, 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

Jul
28

Tuesday, July 28, 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

Jul
28

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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

More Info

55+ Exercise Classes (Argenta Branch Library)

Jul
28

Tuesday, July 28, 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 Library)

Jul
28

Tuesday, July 28, 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

FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
28

Tuesday, July 28, 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

Jul
28

Tuesday, July 28, 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

Jul
29

Wednesday, July 29, 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

Jul
29

Wednesday, July 29, 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

Jul
29

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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

More Info

FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
29

Wednesday, July 29, 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

Jul
29

Wednesday, July 29, 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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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
30

Thursday, July 30, 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

Jul
30

Thursday, July 30, 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

Jul
30

Thursday, July 30, 2015

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

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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
30

Thursday, July 30, 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

Jul
30

Thursday, July 30, 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

Jul
30

Thursday, July 30, 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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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Jul
31

Friday, July 31, 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

Jul
31

Friday, July 31, 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

Jul
31

Friday, July 31, 2015

Join us for games on the PS3 and Wii. Must have a valid library card and be between the ages of 12-18.

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55 + Active Exercise Classes

Jul
31

Friday, July 31, 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 Library)

Jul
31

Friday, July 31, 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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FREE Lunches for Kids at the Argenta Branch Library

Jul
31

Friday, July 31, 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

Jul
31

Friday, July 31, 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

August, 2015

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Aug
1

Saturday, August 01, 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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Teen Gaming

Aug
1

Saturday, August 01, 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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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Aug
1

Saturday, August 01, 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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The Laman Library System:

Main Library

2801 Orange Street
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Phone: 501-758-1720
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420 Main Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Phone: 501-687-1061
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