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October, 2014

NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
1

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
1

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Early Voting - School Board Election Runoff (Tentative)

Oct
1

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Early Voting - School Board Election Runoff (Tentative)

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Teen Gaming

Oct
1

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
2

Thursday, October 02, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
2

Thursday, October 02, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Early Voting - School Board Election Runoff (Tentative)

Oct
2

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Early Voting - School Board Election Runoff (Tentative)

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Twinkle Twinkle Baby Lap-sit Storytime (Argenta Branch)

Oct
2

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Baby Lap-sit is a program to encourage interaction between parents/caregivers and their baby (birth-18 months). During the program we will learn simple nursery rhymes, songs and enjoy short stories. Parents are welcome to bring a small blanket for their baby to sit or lie on during the program, if they choose to be on the floor.

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Job Seekers Clinic

Oct
2

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Job Seekers Clinic provides patrons with free job-seeking assistance to help them gain employment.

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CREATION STATION

Oct
2

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Join us for crafts and other fun hands-on activities!
Children all ages welcome

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Ultimate Trivia Challenge

Oct
2

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Come to the Teen Center and prove your wits! Must be 12-18 to participate.

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
3

Friday, October 03, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
3

Friday, October 03, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Early Voting - School Board Election Runoff (Tentative)

Oct
3

Friday, October 03, 2014

Early Voting - School Board Election Runoff (Tentative)

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Oct
3

Friday, October 03, 2014

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 687-1061.

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Afternoon Toons

Oct
3

Friday, October 03, 2014

Come relax after school with some mind-numbing Cartoons! Must be 12-18 to enter.

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
4

Saturday, October 04, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
4

Saturday, October 04, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Teen Gaming

Oct
4

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Oct
4

Saturday, October 04, 2014

This program provides 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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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Oct
4

Saturday, October 04, 2014

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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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
5

Sunday, October 05, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
5

Sunday, October 05, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Teen Gaming

Oct
5

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

More Info

NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
6

Monday, October 06, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
6

Monday, October 06, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Monday Movie Mania

Oct
6

Monday, October 06, 2014

Teens enjoy night of movies in the Teen Center! Must be 12-18 years old to enter!

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
7

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
7

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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STORYTIME

Oct
7

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Oct
7

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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 687-1061.

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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Oct
7

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Bring the kids after school for fun and games!

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Nerd Night: Supernatural

Oct
7

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Come as we watch the TV show, play games and discuss! Must be 12-18 to enter.

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Cooking Matters - Session 5

Oct
7

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Note: Advanced registration is required for this program. Email Debra.Wood@LamanLibrary.org or call 771.1995 x105 to sign up!

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

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
8

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
8

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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STORYTIME

Oct
8

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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BABYTIME

Oct
8

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Babies, ages 6 months to 2 years, and their caretakers will enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

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Teen Gaming

Oct
8

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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Innovation Hub presents: Hub-UB

Oct
8

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

John Rogers will speak about designing and installing the lighting on the river bridges.

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
9

Thursday, October 09, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
9

Thursday, October 09, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Oct
9

Thursday, October 09, 2014

This storytime is for all ages. Join the Argenta Children's Dept.

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Job Seekers Clinic

Oct
9

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Job Seekers Clinic provides patrons with free job-seeking assistance to help them gain employment.

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CREATION STATION

Oct
9

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Join us for crafts and other fun hands-on activities!
Children all ages welcome

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Throwback Thursday: Goosebumps

Oct
9

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Come watch Classic Goosebumps in the Teen Center! Must be 12-18 to participate.

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Genealogy Workshop

Oct
9

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Come join us at the Argenta Branch Library for a three day Genealogy Workshop with the Arkansas Genealogy Society's Russell Baker as he teaches you how to unlock your family's history.
Please call 501-687-1061 to save your seat.

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Live at Laman Featuring TwiceSax

Oct
9

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Instrumental jazz/funk/blues group TwiceSax came together in 2009 when sax-playing brothers-in-law Dave Williams II and Brandon Dorris solidified a group of musicians who had been regulars at a local jam.

The group performs a mix of originals and artfully arranged covers. Each musician plays professionally in many other bands and draws from their own influences of jazz, rock, bluegrass, funk and blues, creating a lively and complex sound that listeners have called ?music that gets into your head, gets into your bones and moves you.?

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
10

Friday, October 10, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
10

Friday, October 10, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Afternoon Toons

Oct
10

Friday, October 10, 2014

Come relax after school with some mind-numbing Cartoons! Must be 12-18 to enter.

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
11

Saturday, October 11, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
11

Saturday, October 11, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Teen Gaming

Oct
11

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Oct
11

Saturday, October 11, 2014

This program provides 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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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Oct
11

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
12

Sunday, October 12, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
12

Sunday, October 12, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Teen Gaming

Oct
12

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
13

Monday, October 13, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
13

Monday, October 13, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Lord of the Rings Monday

Oct
13

Monday, October 13, 2014

Come watch LOTR with fellow teens! Teen Read Week 2014. Must be 12-18 to enter.

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

STORYTIME

Oct
14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Oct
14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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 687-1061.

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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Oct
14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bring the kids after school for fun and games!

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Anime Tuesday

Oct
14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Play games and cosplay dress up of your favorite anime character. Ages 12-18 to participate in the teen center.

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Family Night

Oct
14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TBA

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Cooking Matters - Session 5

Oct
14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Note: Advanced registration is required for this program. Email Debra.Wood@LamanLibrary.org or call 771.1995 x105 to sign up!

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

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
15

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
15

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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STORYTIME

Oct
15

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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BABYTIME

Oct
15

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Babies, ages 6 months to 2 years, and their caretakers will enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

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Wizarding World Wednesday

Oct
15

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wizard theme in the Teen Center! Teen Read Week. Must be 12-18 to enter.

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
16

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
16

Thursday, October 16, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Twinkle Twinkle Baby Lap-sit Storytime (Argenta Branch)

Oct
16

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Baby Lap-sit is a program to encourage interaction between parents/caregivers and their baby (birth-18 months). During the program we will learn simple nursery rhymes, songs and enjoy short stories. Parents are welcome to bring a small blanket for their baby to sit or lie on during the program, if they choose to be on the floor.

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Job Seekers Clinic

Oct
16

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Job Seekers Clinic provides patrons with free job-seeking assistance to help them gain employment.

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CREATION STATION

Oct
16

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Join us for crafts and other fun hands-on activities!
Children all ages welcome

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Hunger Games Thursday

Oct
16

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Come watch the movies and play games in the Teen Center. Teen Read Week 2014. Must be 12-18 to participate.

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Genealogy Workshop

Oct
16

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Come join us at the Argenta Branch Library for a three day Genealogy Workshop with the Arkansas Genealogy Society's Russell Baker as he teaches you how to unlock your family's history.
Please call 501-687-1061 to save your seat.

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
17

Friday, October 17, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
17

Friday, October 17, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Early Voting - General Election

Oct
17

Friday, October 17, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Argenta Golden Agers

Oct
17

Friday, October 17, 2014

Music, trivia, movies, crafts and more for ours 50+ patrons.

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Fairy Tale Friday

Oct
17

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fairy Tale theme in the Teen Center! Teen Read Week 2014. Must be 12-18 to enter.

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Argenta Art Walk Featuring Ron Wolfe

Oct
17

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ron Wolfe is the cartoon illustrator of Arkansas in Ink: Gunslingers, Ghosts, and Other Graphic Tales, new from Butler Center Books, edited by Guy Lancaster. He is a cartoonist and feature writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, horror novelist and composer of happy songs for his wife, Jan's, puppet shows. His mind is ridiculously cross-wired.

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
18

Saturday, October 18, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
18

Saturday, October 18, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
18

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Teen Gaming

Oct
18

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Oct
18

Saturday, October 18, 2014

This program provides 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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Zumba!

Oct
18

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
19

Sunday, October 19, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
19

Sunday, October 19, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
19

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Teen Gaming

Oct
19

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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NEH on the Road Presents, "House and Home"

Oct
20

Monday, October 20, 2014

What makes a house a home?

Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home.

The NEH on the Road version of House & Home draws on themes originated by the National Building Museum to encourage visitors to explore how our ideal of the perfect house and our experience of what it means to "be at home" have changed over time. The exhibition includes domestic furnishings and home construction materials, photographs, "please touch" interactive components, and films. Together, the objects and images illustrate how transformations in technology, government policy, and consumer culture have impacted American domestic life.

House & Home presents an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words "house" and "home." The exhibition also showcases domestic objects - from cooking utensils to telephones - and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

Another key section of House & Home explores how different laws, historic trends, and economic factors have impacted housing in America. The American Dream, once more generally seen as an aspiration to prosperity, grew in the 20th century to be synonymous with home ownership. Visitors learn about the economy of housing and how homes have been promoted and sold. Issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government are examined, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s; and from the Oklahoma Land Rush to the subprime loan crisis. Related sections of House & Home looks outward, exploring the relationship of the individual house to the larger society by presenting examples of contemporary community development through film.

Video and film features immerse audiences in a nation-wide tour of residential buildings and community developments that reflect contemporary trends. From futuristic dormitories to post-Katrina communities built on shared interests in music, the images evoke the experience of residential space and illustrate the evolution and diversity of American domestic architecture, design, and community. In its scope, content, and presentation House & Home moves beyond the bricks and mortar to challenge our ideas about what it means to be at home in America.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
20

Monday, October 20, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
20

Monday, October 20, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Monday Movie Madness

Oct
20

Monday, October 20, 2014

Teens enjoy night of movies in the Teen Center! Must be 12-18 years old to enter!

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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STORYTIME

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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 687-1061.

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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bring the kids after school for fun and games!

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Open Mic Night

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Open Mic Night! all teens can show off their talent by choice of singing, dancing, poetry, rapping, playing a instrument and more. Ages 12-18 only.

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"Fit 2 Live" at Laman! Presents, "Scaredy Tricks and Halloween Treats!"

Oct
21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Join NLR's "Fit 2 Live" program the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Led by "Fit 2 Live" coordinator, Bernadette Rhodes, this program will introduce patrons to all things health! Featuring special speakers, films, demonstrations, and tips!

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
22

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
22

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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STORYTIME

Oct
22

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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BABYTIME

Oct
22

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Babies, ages 6 months to 2 years, and their caretakers will enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

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Teen Gaming

Oct
22

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Early Voting - General Election

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Storytime at the Argenta Children's Dept. for pre-school children.

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Job Seekers Clinic

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Job Seekers Clinic provides patrons with free job-seeking assistance to help them gain employment.

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CREATION STATION

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Join us for crafts and other fun hands-on activities!
Children all ages welcome

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Celebrate Archeology Month: Bones & Ossuaries

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Come to the Teen Center and watch as our guest discusses Archeology

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Genealogy Workshop

Oct
23

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Come join us at the Argenta Branch Library for a three day Genealogy Workshop with the Arkansas Genealogy Society's Russell Baker as he teaches you how to unlock your family's history.
Please call 501-687-1061 to save your seat.

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Oct
24

Friday, October 24, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

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Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
24

Friday, October 24, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

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Early Voting - General Election

Oct
24

Friday, October 24, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Afternoon Toons

Oct
24

Friday, October 24, 2014

Come relax after school with some mind-numbing Cartoons! Must be 12-18 to enter.

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Oct
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Teen Gaming

Oct
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Oct
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

This program provides 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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Zumba!

Oct
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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 Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Oct
26

Sunday, October 26, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France

Oct
26

Sunday, October 26, 2014

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as ?Curious George.? But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five month odyssey by bike, train, and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores in October 1940.

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France tells the story of the Rey?s journey, featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the extraordinary holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children?s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication, The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York), The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey From France was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. More than just the tale of a rousing escape from occupied France, this exhibition celebrates a timeless survival story, one that serves as a potent reminder of the power of human creativity and the cost when voices and visions are silenced by the impact of war.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
26

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Teen Gaming

Oct
26

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Oct
27

Monday, October 27, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
27

Monday, October 27, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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Monday Movie Madness

Oct
27

Monday, October 27, 2014

Teens enjoy night of movies in the Teen Center! Must be 12-18 years old to enter!

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Oct
28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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STORYTIME

Oct
28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Oct
28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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 687-1061.

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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Oct
28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bring the kids after school for fun and games!

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Zombies Vs. Humans

Oct
28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We'll pit the Teen center against each other with games. Which side will win the Apocalypse! Must be 12-18 to enter the Teen Center.

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Oct
29

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
29

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

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STORYTIME

Oct
29

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Preschool age children are invited to come hear stories and make a craft.

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BABYTIME

Oct
29

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Babies, ages 6 months to 2 years, and their caretakers will enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

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Teen Gaming

Oct
29

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Join us for a day of gaming on the PS3 and Wii!. Must have your library card and be between the ages of 12-18 to participate.

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The Rise of a Landmark: Lewis Hine and the Empire State Building

Oct
30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

From bedrock to the colossus of the Manhattan skyline, photographer Lewis Wickes Hine documented every foot of the construction of the monumental Empire State Building. In 1930, Hine began the treacherous ascent-safety belt in place and camera in hand-with the expectation of creating an ideal portrait of modern architecture. However, his resulting photographs of this year-long project speak more of the integrity of the workers who toiled to perfect the structure than of the glorification of the building itself.

Hine's Empire State photographs build on this theme of the human condition amidst the quickening pace of early 20th-century society.

The Rise of a Landmark will be on display courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More Info

Early Voting - General Election

Oct
30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Early Voting - General Election
Early Voting at Laman Library: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, November 1

More Info

Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Oct
30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Storytime at the Argenta Children's Dept. for pre-school children.

More Info

Job Seekers Clinic

Oct
30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Job Seekers Clinic provides patrons with free job-seeking assistance to help them gain employment.

More Info

CREATION STATION

Oct
30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Join us for crafts and other fun hands-on activities!
Children all ages welcome

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Costume Party!

Oct
30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Come dressed up on Halloweens eve! win prizes and eat candy. Must be 12-18 to participate. Please no masks.

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