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July, 2014

"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" Exhibition

Jul
31

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America?s Atomic Age. The Blast, 1945?1950 covers the years immediately following Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the American response split between popular consensus that the bomb had helped win World War II and a growing realization that this weapon could destroy the earth. Under the Mushroom Cloud, 1951?1956 shows how the situation changed after the Soviets acquired atomic capabilities in 1949. This new threat ushered in the Cold War and the age of Civil Defense. Nuclear Fallout, 1957?1965 describes the American response after the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. The best Americans could do was build a fallout shelter or keep an evacuation map in their car, ready to get out of harm?s way.

With the timeline established, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow then looks more closely at the way Americans actually received these ?atomic messages.? The exhibition encourages audiences to explore four spheres of daily life and learn how civic, commercial, and government agencies targeted different groups with different kinds of media and messages. Taken together, these four thematic areas?at home, at school, in the community, and at play?show how thoroughly the messages permeated every aspect of society.

The thematic journey begins in At Home with ?The Bomb?, where federal pamphlets, radio announcements, and newspapers brought a steady stream of warning and words of encouragement to families. In contrast, mass merchandisers found new opportunities for using atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Children?s experiences are the special focus of ?Atomics? at School. From textbooks to ?duck and cover? drills, the impact of the Atomic Age in the schoolyard is one of the most indelible memories of childhood for many Baby Boomers. Civil Defense and Community includes a closer look at the activities of the Civil Defense agency and the Ground Observer Corps. The extension of atomic messages into the workplace, city or country, and into the nation?s transportation infrastructure is also explored. In contrast to the other thematic areas, the final section?At Play in the Atomic Age?takes a more lighthearted look at how the country reacted to atomic threats through leisure activities. From comic books to monster movies and ray guns, we see in this section that our consumer culture created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of pending atomic annihilation.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Jul
31

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Summer Food Service Program presented by the NLR Parks & Recreation (Breakfast)

Jul
31

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The NLR Parks & Recreation will provide breakfast & lunch for children ages 18 and under at the Argenta Branch Library. Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10am. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. All children are welcome!

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Babytime

Jul
31

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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

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No Child Hungry

Jul
31

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Free breakfast for children 18 and under from 9-10 AM in the loading dock of the library

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Summer Food Service Program presented by the NLR Parks & Recreation (Lunch)

Jul
31

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The NLR Parks & Recreation will provide breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 and under at the Argenta Branch Library. Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10am. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. All children are welcome!

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No Child Hungry

Jul
31

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Free lunch for children 18 and under from 11AM to 1 PM in the loading dock of the library.

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Job Seekers Clinic

Jul
31

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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

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August, 2014

"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" Exhibition

Aug
1

Friday, August 01, 2014

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America?s Atomic Age. The Blast, 1945?1950 covers the years immediately following Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the American response split between popular consensus that the bomb had helped win World War II and a growing realization that this weapon could destroy the earth. Under the Mushroom Cloud, 1951?1956 shows how the situation changed after the Soviets acquired atomic capabilities in 1949. This new threat ushered in the Cold War and the age of Civil Defense. Nuclear Fallout, 1957?1965 describes the American response after the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. The best Americans could do was build a fallout shelter or keep an evacuation map in their car, ready to get out of harm?s way.

With the timeline established, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow then looks more closely at the way Americans actually received these ?atomic messages.? The exhibition encourages audiences to explore four spheres of daily life and learn how civic, commercial, and government agencies targeted different groups with different kinds of media and messages. Taken together, these four thematic areas?at home, at school, in the community, and at play?show how thoroughly the messages permeated every aspect of society.

The thematic journey begins in At Home with ?The Bomb?, where federal pamphlets, radio announcements, and newspapers brought a steady stream of warning and words of encouragement to families. In contrast, mass merchandisers found new opportunities for using atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Children?s experiences are the special focus of ?Atomics? at School. From textbooks to ?duck and cover? drills, the impact of the Atomic Age in the schoolyard is one of the most indelible memories of childhood for many Baby Boomers. Civil Defense and Community includes a closer look at the activities of the Civil Defense agency and the Ground Observer Corps. The extension of atomic messages into the workplace, city or country, and into the nation?s transportation infrastructure is also explored. In contrast to the other thematic areas, the final section?At Play in the Atomic Age?takes a more lighthearted look at how the country reacted to atomic threats through leisure activities. From comic books to monster movies and ray guns, we see in this section that our consumer culture created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of pending atomic annihilation.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
1

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Teen Gaming

Aug
1

Friday, August 01, 2014

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

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No Child Hungry

Aug
1

Friday, August 01, 2014

Free breakfast for children 18 and under from 9-10 AM in the loading dock of the library

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No Child Hungry

Aug
1

Friday, August 01, 2014

Free lunch for children 18 and under from 11AM to 1 PM in the loading dock of the library.

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"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" Exhibition

Aug
2

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America?s Atomic Age. The Blast, 1945?1950 covers the years immediately following Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the American response split between popular consensus that the bomb had helped win World War II and a growing realization that this weapon could destroy the earth. Under the Mushroom Cloud, 1951?1956 shows how the situation changed after the Soviets acquired atomic capabilities in 1949. This new threat ushered in the Cold War and the age of Civil Defense. Nuclear Fallout, 1957?1965 describes the American response after the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. The best Americans could do was build a fallout shelter or keep an evacuation map in their car, ready to get out of harm?s way.

With the timeline established, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow then looks more closely at the way Americans actually received these ?atomic messages.? The exhibition encourages audiences to explore four spheres of daily life and learn how civic, commercial, and government agencies targeted different groups with different kinds of media and messages. Taken together, these four thematic areas?at home, at school, in the community, and at play?show how thoroughly the messages permeated every aspect of society.

The thematic journey begins in At Home with ?The Bomb?, where federal pamphlets, radio announcements, and newspapers brought a steady stream of warning and words of encouragement to families. In contrast, mass merchandisers found new opportunities for using atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Children?s experiences are the special focus of ?Atomics? at School. From textbooks to ?duck and cover? drills, the impact of the Atomic Age in the schoolyard is one of the most indelible memories of childhood for many Baby Boomers. Civil Defense and Community includes a closer look at the activities of the Civil Defense agency and the Ground Observer Corps. The extension of atomic messages into the workplace, city or country, and into the nation?s transportation infrastructure is also explored. In contrast to the other thematic areas, the final section?At Play in the Atomic Age?takes a more lighthearted look at how the country reacted to atomic threats through leisure activities. From comic books to monster movies and ray guns, we see in this section that our consumer culture created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of pending atomic annihilation.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
2

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Teen Gaming

Aug
2

Saturday, August 02, 2014

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

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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Aug
2

Saturday, August 02, 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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"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" Exhibition

Aug
3

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America?s Atomic Age. The Blast, 1945?1950 covers the years immediately following Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the American response split between popular consensus that the bomb had helped win World War II and a growing realization that this weapon could destroy the earth. Under the Mushroom Cloud, 1951?1956 shows how the situation changed after the Soviets acquired atomic capabilities in 1949. This new threat ushered in the Cold War and the age of Civil Defense. Nuclear Fallout, 1957?1965 describes the American response after the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. The best Americans could do was build a fallout shelter or keep an evacuation map in their car, ready to get out of harm?s way.

With the timeline established, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow then looks more closely at the way Americans actually received these ?atomic messages.? The exhibition encourages audiences to explore four spheres of daily life and learn how civic, commercial, and government agencies targeted different groups with different kinds of media and messages. Taken together, these four thematic areas?at home, at school, in the community, and at play?show how thoroughly the messages permeated every aspect of society.

The thematic journey begins in At Home with ?The Bomb?, where federal pamphlets, radio announcements, and newspapers brought a steady stream of warning and words of encouragement to families. In contrast, mass merchandisers found new opportunities for using atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Children?s experiences are the special focus of ?Atomics? at School. From textbooks to ?duck and cover? drills, the impact of the Atomic Age in the schoolyard is one of the most indelible memories of childhood for many Baby Boomers. Civil Defense and Community includes a closer look at the activities of the Civil Defense agency and the Ground Observer Corps. The extension of atomic messages into the workplace, city or country, and into the nation?s transportation infrastructure is also explored. In contrast to the other thematic areas, the final section?At Play in the Atomic Age?takes a more lighthearted look at how the country reacted to atomic threats through leisure activities. From comic books to monster movies and ray guns, we see in this section that our consumer culture created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of pending atomic annihilation.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
3

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

More Info

"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" Exhibition

Aug
4

Monday, August 04, 2014

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America?s Atomic Age. The Blast, 1945?1950 covers the years immediately following Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the American response split between popular consensus that the bomb had helped win World War II and a growing realization that this weapon could destroy the earth. Under the Mushroom Cloud, 1951?1956 shows how the situation changed after the Soviets acquired atomic capabilities in 1949. This new threat ushered in the Cold War and the age of Civil Defense. Nuclear Fallout, 1957?1965 describes the American response after the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. The best Americans could do was build a fallout shelter or keep an evacuation map in their car, ready to get out of harm?s way.

With the timeline established, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow then looks more closely at the way Americans actually received these ?atomic messages.? The exhibition encourages audiences to explore four spheres of daily life and learn how civic, commercial, and government agencies targeted different groups with different kinds of media and messages. Taken together, these four thematic areas?at home, at school, in the community, and at play?show how thoroughly the messages permeated every aspect of society.

The thematic journey begins in At Home with ?The Bomb?, where federal pamphlets, radio announcements, and newspapers brought a steady stream of warning and words of encouragement to families. In contrast, mass merchandisers found new opportunities for using atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Children?s experiences are the special focus of ?Atomics? at School. From textbooks to ?duck and cover? drills, the impact of the Atomic Age in the schoolyard is one of the most indelible memories of childhood for many Baby Boomers. Civil Defense and Community includes a closer look at the activities of the Civil Defense agency and the Ground Observer Corps. The extension of atomic messages into the workplace, city or country, and into the nation?s transportation infrastructure is also explored. In contrast to the other thematic areas, the final section?At Play in the Atomic Age?takes a more lighthearted look at how the country reacted to atomic threats through leisure activities. From comic books to monster movies and ray guns, we see in this section that our consumer culture created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of pending atomic annihilation.

More Info

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
4

Monday, August 04, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

More Info

Summer Food Service Program presented by the NLR Parks & Recreation (Breakfast)

Aug
4

Monday, August 04, 2014

The NLR Parks & Recreation will provide breakfast & lunch for children ages 18 and under at the Argenta Branch Library. Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10am. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. All children are welcome!

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Summer Food Service Program presented by the NLR Parks & Recreation (Lunch)

Aug
4

Monday, August 04, 2014

The NLR Parks & Recreation will provide breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 and under at the Argenta Branch Library. Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10am. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. All children are welcome!

More Info

"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" Exhibition

Aug
5

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America?s Atomic Age. The Blast, 1945?1950 covers the years immediately following Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the American response split between popular consensus that the bomb had helped win World War II and a growing realization that this weapon could destroy the earth. Under the Mushroom Cloud, 1951?1956 shows how the situation changed after the Soviets acquired atomic capabilities in 1949. This new threat ushered in the Cold War and the age of Civil Defense. Nuclear Fallout, 1957?1965 describes the American response after the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. The best Americans could do was build a fallout shelter or keep an evacuation map in their car, ready to get out of harm?s way.

With the timeline established, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow then looks more closely at the way Americans actually received these ?atomic messages.? The exhibition encourages audiences to explore four spheres of daily life and learn how civic, commercial, and government agencies targeted different groups with different kinds of media and messages. Taken together, these four thematic areas?at home, at school, in the community, and at play?show how thoroughly the messages permeated every aspect of society.

The thematic journey begins in At Home with ?The Bomb?, where federal pamphlets, radio announcements, and newspapers brought a steady stream of warning and words of encouragement to families. In contrast, mass merchandisers found new opportunities for using atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Children?s experiences are the special focus of ?Atomics? at School. From textbooks to ?duck and cover? drills, the impact of the Atomic Age in the schoolyard is one of the most indelible memories of childhood for many Baby Boomers. Civil Defense and Community includes a closer look at the activities of the Civil Defense agency and the Ground Observer Corps. The extension of atomic messages into the workplace, city or country, and into the nation?s transportation infrastructure is also explored. In contrast to the other thematic areas, the final section?At Play in the Atomic Age?takes a more lighthearted look at how the country reacted to atomic threats through leisure activities. From comic books to monster movies and ray guns, we see in this section that our consumer culture created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of pending atomic annihilation.

More Info

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
5

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Summer Food Service Program presented by the NLR Parks & Recreation (Breakfast)

Aug
5

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The NLR Parks & Recreation will provide breakfast & lunch for children ages 18 and under at the Argenta Branch Library. Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10am. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. All children are welcome!

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Summer Food Service Program presented by the NLR Parks & Recreation (Lunch)

Aug
5

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The NLR Parks & Recreation will provide breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 and under at the Argenta Branch Library. Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10am. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. All children are welcome!

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Movie- Frozen

Aug
5

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Frozen(2014) 102min
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

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"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" Exhibition

Aug
6

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America?s Atomic Age. The Blast, 1945?1950 covers the years immediately following Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the American response split between popular consensus that the bomb had helped win World War II and a growing realization that this weapon could destroy the earth. Under the Mushroom Cloud, 1951?1956 shows how the situation changed after the Soviets acquired atomic capabilities in 1949. This new threat ushered in the Cold War and the age of Civil Defense. Nuclear Fallout, 1957?1965 describes the American response after the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. The best Americans could do was build a fallout shelter or keep an evacuation map in their car, ready to get out of harm?s way.

With the timeline established, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow then looks more closely at the way Americans actually received these ?atomic messages.? The exhibition encourages audiences to explore four spheres of daily life and learn how civic, commercial, and government agencies targeted different groups with different kinds of media and messages. Taken together, these four thematic areas?at home, at school, in the community, and at play?show how thoroughly the messages permeated every aspect of society.

The thematic journey begins in At Home with ?The Bomb?, where federal pamphlets, radio announcements, and newspapers brought a steady stream of warning and words of encouragement to families. In contrast, mass merchandisers found new opportunities for using atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Children?s experiences are the special focus of ?Atomics? at School. From textbooks to ?duck and cover? drills, the impact of the Atomic Age in the schoolyard is one of the most indelible memories of childhood for many Baby Boomers. Civil Defense and Community includes a closer look at the activities of the Civil Defense agency and the Ground Observer Corps. The extension of atomic messages into the workplace, city or country, and into the nation?s transportation infrastructure is also explored. In contrast to the other thematic areas, the final section?At Play in the Atomic Age?takes a more lighthearted look at how the country reacted to atomic threats through leisure activities. From comic books to monster movies and ray guns, we see in this section that our consumer culture created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of pending atomic annihilation.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
6

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Summer Food Service Program presented by the NLR Parks & Recreation (Breakfast)

Aug
6

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The NLR Parks & Recreation will provide breakfast & lunch for children ages 18 and under at the Argenta Branch Library. Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10am. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. All children are welcome!

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Summer Food Service Program presented by the NLR Parks & Recreation (Lunch)

Aug
6

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The NLR Parks & Recreation will provide breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 and under at the Argenta Branch Library. Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10am. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. All children are welcome!

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"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" Exhibition

Aug
7

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America?s Atomic Age. The Blast, 1945?1950 covers the years immediately following Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the American response split between popular consensus that the bomb had helped win World War II and a growing realization that this weapon could destroy the earth. Under the Mushroom Cloud, 1951?1956 shows how the situation changed after the Soviets acquired atomic capabilities in 1949. This new threat ushered in the Cold War and the age of Civil Defense. Nuclear Fallout, 1957?1965 describes the American response after the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. The best Americans could do was build a fallout shelter or keep an evacuation map in their car, ready to get out of harm?s way.

With the timeline established, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow then looks more closely at the way Americans actually received these ?atomic messages.? The exhibition encourages audiences to explore four spheres of daily life and learn how civic, commercial, and government agencies targeted different groups with different kinds of media and messages. Taken together, these four thematic areas?at home, at school, in the community, and at play?show how thoroughly the messages permeated every aspect of society.

The thematic journey begins in At Home with ?The Bomb?, where federal pamphlets, radio announcements, and newspapers brought a steady stream of warning and words of encouragement to families. In contrast, mass merchandisers found new opportunities for using atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Children?s experiences are the special focus of ?Atomics? at School. From textbooks to ?duck and cover? drills, the impact of the Atomic Age in the schoolyard is one of the most indelible memories of childhood for many Baby Boomers. Civil Defense and Community includes a closer look at the activities of the Civil Defense agency and the Ground Observer Corps. The extension of atomic messages into the workplace, city or country, and into the nation?s transportation infrastructure is also explored. In contrast to the other thematic areas, the final section?At Play in the Atomic Age?takes a more lighthearted look at how the country reacted to atomic threats through leisure activities. From comic books to monster movies and ray guns, we see in this section that our consumer culture created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of pending atomic annihilation.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
7

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Summer Food Service Program presented by the NLR Parks & Recreation (Breakfast)

Aug
7

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The NLR Parks & Recreation will provide breakfast & lunch for children ages 18 and under at the Argenta Branch Library. Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10am. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. All children are welcome!

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Twinkle Twinkle Baby Lap-sit Storytime (Argenta Branch)

Aug
7

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Baby Lap-sit Storytime is a program to encourage interaction between parents/caregivers and their baby (birth-18months). 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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Summer Food Service Program presented by the NLR Parks & Recreation (Lunch)

Aug
7

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The NLR Parks & Recreation will provide breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 and under at the Argenta Branch Library. Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10am. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. All children are welcome!

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Job Seekers Clinic

Aug
7

Thursday, August 07, 2014

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

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"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" Exhibition

Aug
8

Friday, August 08, 2014

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America?s Atomic Age. The Blast, 1945?1950 covers the years immediately following Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the American response split between popular consensus that the bomb had helped win World War II and a growing realization that this weapon could destroy the earth. Under the Mushroom Cloud, 1951?1956 shows how the situation changed after the Soviets acquired atomic capabilities in 1949. This new threat ushered in the Cold War and the age of Civil Defense. Nuclear Fallout, 1957?1965 describes the American response after the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. The best Americans could do was build a fallout shelter or keep an evacuation map in their car, ready to get out of harm?s way.

With the timeline established, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow then looks more closely at the way Americans actually received these ?atomic messages.? The exhibition encourages audiences to explore four spheres of daily life and learn how civic, commercial, and government agencies targeted different groups with different kinds of media and messages. Taken together, these four thematic areas?at home, at school, in the community, and at play?show how thoroughly the messages permeated every aspect of society.

The thematic journey begins in At Home with ?The Bomb?, where federal pamphlets, radio announcements, and newspapers brought a steady stream of warning and words of encouragement to families. In contrast, mass merchandisers found new opportunities for using atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Children?s experiences are the special focus of ?Atomics? at School. From textbooks to ?duck and cover? drills, the impact of the Atomic Age in the schoolyard is one of the most indelible memories of childhood for many Baby Boomers. Civil Defense and Community includes a closer look at the activities of the Civil Defense agency and the Ground Observer Corps. The extension of atomic messages into the workplace, city or country, and into the nation?s transportation infrastructure is also explored. In contrast to the other thematic areas, the final section?At Play in the Atomic Age?takes a more lighthearted look at how the country reacted to atomic threats through leisure activities. From comic books to monster movies and ray guns, we see in this section that our consumer culture created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of pending atomic annihilation.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
8

Friday, August 08, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Summer Food Service Program presented by the NLR Parks & Recreation (Breakfast)

Aug
8

Friday, August 08, 2014

The NLR Parks & Recreation will provide breakfast & lunch for children ages 18 and under at the Argenta Branch Library. Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10am. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. All children are welcome!

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Teen Gaming

Aug
8

Friday, August 08, 2014

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

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Summer Food Service Program presented by the NLR Parks & Recreation (Lunch)

Aug
8

Friday, August 08, 2014

The NLR Parks & Recreation will provide breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 and under at the Argenta Branch Library. Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10am. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. All children are welcome!

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"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" Exhibition

Aug
9

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America?s Atomic Age. The Blast, 1945?1950 covers the years immediately following Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the American response split between popular consensus that the bomb had helped win World War II and a growing realization that this weapon could destroy the earth. Under the Mushroom Cloud, 1951?1956 shows how the situation changed after the Soviets acquired atomic capabilities in 1949. This new threat ushered in the Cold War and the age of Civil Defense. Nuclear Fallout, 1957?1965 describes the American response after the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. The best Americans could do was build a fallout shelter or keep an evacuation map in their car, ready to get out of harm?s way.

With the timeline established, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow then looks more closely at the way Americans actually received these ?atomic messages.? The exhibition encourages audiences to explore four spheres of daily life and learn how civic, commercial, and government agencies targeted different groups with different kinds of media and messages. Taken together, these four thematic areas?at home, at school, in the community, and at play?show how thoroughly the messages permeated every aspect of society.

The thematic journey begins in At Home with ?The Bomb?, where federal pamphlets, radio announcements, and newspapers brought a steady stream of warning and words of encouragement to families. In contrast, mass merchandisers found new opportunities for using atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Children?s experiences are the special focus of ?Atomics? at School. From textbooks to ?duck and cover? drills, the impact of the Atomic Age in the schoolyard is one of the most indelible memories of childhood for many Baby Boomers. Civil Defense and Community includes a closer look at the activities of the Civil Defense agency and the Ground Observer Corps. The extension of atomic messages into the workplace, city or country, and into the nation?s transportation infrastructure is also explored. In contrast to the other thematic areas, the final section?At Play in the Atomic Age?takes a more lighthearted look at how the country reacted to atomic threats through leisure activities. From comic books to monster movies and ray guns, we see in this section that our consumer culture created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of pending atomic annihilation.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
9

Saturday, August 09, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Good Gardens (Argenta Branch)

Aug
9

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Good Gardens is our once a month series of DIY projects and lectures. It's free and open to the public.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Aug
9

Saturday, August 09, 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!

Aug
9

Saturday, August 09, 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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"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" Exhibition

Aug
10

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America?s Atomic Age. The Blast, 1945?1950 covers the years immediately following Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the American response split between popular consensus that the bomb had helped win World War II and a growing realization that this weapon could destroy the earth. Under the Mushroom Cloud, 1951?1956 shows how the situation changed after the Soviets acquired atomic capabilities in 1949. This new threat ushered in the Cold War and the age of Civil Defense. Nuclear Fallout, 1957?1965 describes the American response after the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. The best Americans could do was build a fallout shelter or keep an evacuation map in their car, ready to get out of harm?s way.

With the timeline established, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow then looks more closely at the way Americans actually received these ?atomic messages.? The exhibition encourages audiences to explore four spheres of daily life and learn how civic, commercial, and government agencies targeted different groups with different kinds of media and messages. Taken together, these four thematic areas?at home, at school, in the community, and at play?show how thoroughly the messages permeated every aspect of society.

The thematic journey begins in At Home with ?The Bomb?, where federal pamphlets, radio announcements, and newspapers brought a steady stream of warning and words of encouragement to families. In contrast, mass merchandisers found new opportunities for using atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Children?s experiences are the special focus of ?Atomics? at School. From textbooks to ?duck and cover? drills, the impact of the Atomic Age in the schoolyard is one of the most indelible memories of childhood for many Baby Boomers. Civil Defense and Community includes a closer look at the activities of the Civil Defense agency and the Ground Observer Corps. The extension of atomic messages into the workplace, city or country, and into the nation?s transportation infrastructure is also explored. In contrast to the other thematic areas, the final section?At Play in the Atomic Age?takes a more lighthearted look at how the country reacted to atomic threats through leisure activities. From comic books to monster movies and ray guns, we see in this section that our consumer culture created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of pending atomic annihilation.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
10

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" Exhibition

Aug
11

Monday, August 11, 2014

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America?s Atomic Age. The Blast, 1945?1950 covers the years immediately following Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the American response split between popular consensus that the bomb had helped win World War II and a growing realization that this weapon could destroy the earth. Under the Mushroom Cloud, 1951?1956 shows how the situation changed after the Soviets acquired atomic capabilities in 1949. This new threat ushered in the Cold War and the age of Civil Defense. Nuclear Fallout, 1957?1965 describes the American response after the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. The best Americans could do was build a fallout shelter or keep an evacuation map in their car, ready to get out of harm?s way.

With the timeline established, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow then looks more closely at the way Americans actually received these ?atomic messages.? The exhibition encourages audiences to explore four spheres of daily life and learn how civic, commercial, and government agencies targeted different groups with different kinds of media and messages. Taken together, these four thematic areas?at home, at school, in the community, and at play?show how thoroughly the messages permeated every aspect of society.

The thematic journey begins in At Home with ?The Bomb?, where federal pamphlets, radio announcements, and newspapers brought a steady stream of warning and words of encouragement to families. In contrast, mass merchandisers found new opportunities for using atomic imagery to add excitement to products and packaging. Children?s experiences are the special focus of ?Atomics? at School. From textbooks to ?duck and cover? drills, the impact of the Atomic Age in the schoolyard is one of the most indelible memories of childhood for many Baby Boomers. Civil Defense and Community includes a closer look at the activities of the Civil Defense agency and the Ground Observer Corps. The extension of atomic messages into the workplace, city or country, and into the nation?s transportation infrastructure is also explored. In contrast to the other thematic areas, the final section?At Play in the Atomic Age?takes a more lighthearted look at how the country reacted to atomic threats through leisure activities. From comic books to monster movies and ray guns, we see in this section that our consumer culture created an alternate set of coping mechanisms for a nation constantly under siege from messages of pending atomic annihilation.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
11

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Computer Literacy Class

Aug
11

Monday, August 11, 2014

Intro to Microsoft Word (1 P.M.-2 P.M.). This free, hands on, 1 hour long class covers Microsoft Word and its many uses. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If interested, please contact the library at (501) 687-1061.

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Computer Literacy Class

Aug
11

Monday, August 11, 2014

Internet and Computer FAQ (2 P.M.-3 P.M.). This free, hands on, 1 hour long class covers students' questions about the internet or computers. There is a limit of 5 students per hour-long class. If interested, please contact the library at (501) 687-1061.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
12

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Movie- The Emperor's New Groove

Aug
12

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Emperor's New Groove (2005) 78min
The emperor is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator and must regain his throne with the help of a llama herder. Includes never-before-seen footage and a sneak peek at Kronk's New Groove.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
13

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Innovation Hub presents: Hub-UB

Aug
13

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Come listen to experts speak about drone technology.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
14

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Job Seekers Clinic

Aug
14

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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

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Live at Laman Featuring Billy Jones Bluez

Aug
14

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Modern and traditional southern soul, funk/rock and urban contemporary blues is coming to Live at Laman this month when Billy Jones joins us with his entire band!

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
15

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Argenta Art Walk Featuring Pottery by Celia Storey

Aug
15

Friday, August 15, 2014

Artist demonstration at the Argenta Branch library during the Argenta Art Walk in downtown North Little Rock. This month's featured artist is potter Celia Storey who teaches at the Arkansas Arts Center. Learn more about Celia by visiting her website: http://www.getrealpottery.com.

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The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

Aug
16

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America features 15 quilts in varying styles, created by artists who are actively producing work today. Hailing from 14 different states, the artists featured in the exhibition boast diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to textile art. Some began quilting and sewing in their youth, while others did not pursue the art form until adulthood. Many learned the craft at home, creating practical blankets for their families. Others are academically trained artists who chose textiles as their primary medium.

Bonnie LeBeaux, for example, is a Native American artist based in South Dakota who creates traditional, hand-crafted star quilts. The artistry of the star quilt was first introduced to Northern Plains Indians by missionaries in the late 1800s and ultimately led to the replacement of the sacred buffalo robe used for tribal ceremonies and special occasions. Star quilts are often intended to honor and protect the person for whom they are made. LeBeaux?s hand-crafted designs, including Ano Peta (Morning Fire), which is featured in the show, reflect the techniques, stories, and symbolism that were passed down from generations before her.

Erick Wolfmeyer of St. Louis, on the other hand, attended art school and was professionally trained in photography before taking on quilting later in life. Merging utility with beauty, Wolfmeyer?s works reinterpret traditional quilt patterns and are inspired by the landscape and colors of the rural Midwest.

Longtime fiber artist Dottie Moore, who resides in South Carolina, describes her nature-inspired quilts as ?visual conversations with fabric and thread to explore the mysteries of earth and sky.? Moore?s pieces, which are completed without the use of sketches or pattern, often feature trees, pathways, and mountains. On display in The Sum of Many Parts is Moore?s Metamorphasis, a striking quilt that took ten years to finalize by combining layers of hand-painted fabric, cotton batting, and machine embroidery.

As a whole, the exhibition highlights a range of quilting styles and techniques while providing an opportunity for assorted audiences to connect with American culture through our shared love of textile arts.

The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America is curated by Teresa Hollingsworth and Katy Malone of South Arts, Atlanta, GA. The exhibition was adapted from a larger exhibition titled The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21-Century America, which toured throughout China in 2012 and 2013.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Aug
16

Saturday, August 16, 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!

Aug
16

Saturday, August 16, 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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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Aug
19

Tuesday, August 19, 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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"Fit 2 Live" at Laman! Presents, "What's Your Type? Diabetes and You"

Aug
19

Tuesday, August 19, 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!

This month, join Leigh Delavan, Clinical Dietician from Arkansas Children's Hospital, as we learn budget-friendly ways to focus on how all foods can be incorporated into a ?diabetic? diet, including frozen, canned, in-season, etc.

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Twinkle Twinkle Baby Lap-sit Storytime (Argenta Branch)

Aug
21

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Baby Lap-sit Storytime is a program to encourage interaction between parents/caregivers and their baby (birth-18months). 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

Aug
21

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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

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A Thriller Brunch and Author Skype Talk

Aug
23

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Join us for a light Brunch and Skype Visit with Author Maegan Beaumont.
Carved in Darkness and Sacrificial Muse Event is FREE but registration is needed. Please call to reserve your seat.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Aug
23

Saturday, August 23, 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!

Aug
23

Saturday, August 23, 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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Argenta Golden Agers

Aug
25

Monday, August 25, 2014

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

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Aug
26

Tuesday, August 26, 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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Author Talk and Book-Signing with Former Congressman Ed Bethune

Aug
26

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ed Bethune grew up in Arkansas and has a deep understanding of American culture. He joined the Marines when he was eighteen years old and rose to the rank of sergeant. He received an honorable discharge in 1954 and then earned two degrees from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, a bachelor of science from the School of Business Administration and a juris doctorate from the School of Law. He served four years as a special agent of the FBI including a tour of duty in Newark, N.J. during the race riots of 1967 and the turbulent year that followed. In 1970, he became a prosecuting attorney in Arkansas and then led a complete revision of Arkansas' antiquated rules of criminal procedure. As a trial lawyer, he prosecuted and defended many important cases, civil and criminal. In 1978, against all odds, he won a seat in the United States House of Representatives, the first Republican to hold that seat in 104 years. He served three terms in Congress and then lost a campaign for a seat in the United States Senate. After Congress, Bethune joined the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani in Washington, D. C. where he specialized in ethics law and represented several congressional leaders (the speaker of the House, the majority leader, and others) in high-visibility matters before the House Ethics Committee. In 1990, he and his wife, Lana, attempted to sail a 31-foot sailboat across the Atlantic Ocean. After six days at sea, they encountered a fierce storm that disabled their boat. They tried to ride out the storm, but it wore them down. The Coast Guard responded to their call for help and rescued them, 210 miles south of Nantucket Island. The story of the rescue appears in his 2011 memoir, Jackhammered, a Life of Adventure. In 2013, Ed Bethune published Anatomy of a Memoir, a Kindle single that encourages everyone to write his or her life story. He and Lana reside in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have two children and eight granddaughters.

About the book?.
Wounds and prejudices stemming from the Civil War, the Great Depression and other conflicts run deep in the Ozark hill country. These frailties, like the scab of a putrid wound, will from time to time reopen and ooze pus. In the tumultuous year of 1968, a farmer stumbles onto the gruesome scene of a hate crime: the lynching of a young gay man whose mangled body has been left hanging from a tree. Clues abound, but the investigation withers and dies. Thirty-eight years later, Aubrey Hatfield and the citizens of Campbell County get a second chance to grapple with man?s greatest vice?the refusal to see wrong and do something about it. The life journey of protagonist Aubrey Hatfield contrasts the culture of the turbulent Sixties with today?s culture, and ponders how we should adapt to or resist the ever-changing notions of right and wrong. Thus, Gay Panic in the Ozarks is a disturbing story of the culture war that society is waging on itself. Brusque but humane, the novel examines love, hate, morality, honor, and duty?the things that inform and shape our destiny.

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Job Seekers Clinic

Aug
28

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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

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