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April, 2015

The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
1

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

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Carole Katchen: 40 Years of Art

Apr
1

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Carole Katchen has been a professional artist for more than 40 years, painting and teaching art in North Africa, Central and South America, Nigeria, China, Taiwan, Scotland and the United States.

Her joyous oils and pastels have been exhibited at Tainan County Cultural Center and Chang Hua Telecom World Headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, at Centro Colombo-Americano in Bogota, Colombia, at The Original Song Gallery and the Pudong Exhibition Hall in Shanghai, China, and in galleries and museums throughout the U.S.

Her awards and honors include designing a US Postal Service Cancellation Stamp, Guest Lecturing at the University of Shanghai, being named Outstanding Working Woman by the US Department of Labor, selected as Outstanding Mentor of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and being listed for more than 25 years in Who?s Who in American Art. Her 14 art books have been published in English, French, German, Dutch and Chinese.

Public collections that have selected Katchen?s art include Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, AR; Angel Gallery and Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Heifer Foundation, Little Rock, AR; Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL; Ping Tung College of Education, Ping Tung, Taiwan; Baptist Health Center, Little Rock, AR; Genecodes Corp., Ann Arbor, MI; Children?s Hospital, Little Rock, AR; St. Joseph?s Hospital, Hot Springs, AR; Penrose Community Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO; and Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital, Hot Springs, AR.

Her art can be seen at www.carolekatchen.com.

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
2

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

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Carole Katchen: 40 Years of Art

Apr
2

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Carole Katchen has been a professional artist for more than 40 years, painting and teaching art in North Africa, Central and South America, Nigeria, China, Taiwan, Scotland and the United States.

Her joyous oils and pastels have been exhibited at Tainan County Cultural Center and Chang Hua Telecom World Headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, at Centro Colombo-Americano in Bogota, Colombia, at The Original Song Gallery and the Pudong Exhibition Hall in Shanghai, China, and in galleries and museums throughout the U.S.

Her awards and honors include designing a US Postal Service Cancellation Stamp, Guest Lecturing at the University of Shanghai, being named Outstanding Working Woman by the US Department of Labor, selected as Outstanding Mentor of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and being listed for more than 25 years in Who?s Who in American Art. Her 14 art books have been published in English, French, German, Dutch and Chinese.

Public collections that have selected Katchen?s art include Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, AR; Angel Gallery and Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Heifer Foundation, Little Rock, AR; Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL; Ping Tung College of Education, Ping Tung, Taiwan; Baptist Health Center, Little Rock, AR; Genecodes Corp., Ann Arbor, MI; Children?s Hospital, Little Rock, AR; St. Joseph?s Hospital, Hot Springs, AR; Penrose Community Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO; and Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital, Hot Springs, AR.

Her art can be seen at www.carolekatchen.com.

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Apr
2

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Storytime at the Argenta Children's Dept. for 9 months to 3yrs olds.

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Job Seekers Clinic (Argenta Branch Library)

Apr
2

Thursday, April 02, 2015

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

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CREATION STATION

Apr
2

Thursday, April 02, 2015

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

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Teen Gaming

Apr
2

Thursday, April 02, 2015

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

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
3

Friday, April 03, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

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Carole Katchen: 40 Years of Art

Apr
3

Friday, April 03, 2015

Carole Katchen has been a professional artist for more than 40 years, painting and teaching art in North Africa, Central and South America, Nigeria, China, Taiwan, Scotland and the United States.

Her joyous oils and pastels have been exhibited at Tainan County Cultural Center and Chang Hua Telecom World Headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, at Centro Colombo-Americano in Bogota, Colombia, at The Original Song Gallery and the Pudong Exhibition Hall in Shanghai, China, and in galleries and museums throughout the U.S.

Her awards and honors include designing a US Postal Service Cancellation Stamp, Guest Lecturing at the University of Shanghai, being named Outstanding Working Woman by the US Department of Labor, selected as Outstanding Mentor of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and being listed for more than 25 years in Who?s Who in American Art. Her 14 art books have been published in English, French, German, Dutch and Chinese.

Public collections that have selected Katchen?s art include Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, AR; Angel Gallery and Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Heifer Foundation, Little Rock, AR; Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL; Ping Tung College of Education, Ping Tung, Taiwan; Baptist Health Center, Little Rock, AR; Genecodes Corp., Ann Arbor, MI; Children?s Hospital, Little Rock, AR; St. Joseph?s Hospital, Hot Springs, AR; Penrose Community Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO; and Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital, Hot Springs, AR.

Her art can be seen at www.carolekatchen.com.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Apr
3

Friday, April 03, 2015

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

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
4

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

More Info

Carole Katchen: 40 Years of Art

Apr
4

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Carole Katchen has been a professional artist for more than 40 years, painting and teaching art in North Africa, Central and South America, Nigeria, China, Taiwan, Scotland and the United States.

Her joyous oils and pastels have been exhibited at Tainan County Cultural Center and Chang Hua Telecom World Headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, at Centro Colombo-Americano in Bogota, Colombia, at The Original Song Gallery and the Pudong Exhibition Hall in Shanghai, China, and in galleries and museums throughout the U.S.

Her awards and honors include designing a US Postal Service Cancellation Stamp, Guest Lecturing at the University of Shanghai, being named Outstanding Working Woman by the US Department of Labor, selected as Outstanding Mentor of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and being listed for more than 25 years in Who?s Who in American Art. Her 14 art books have been published in English, French, German, Dutch and Chinese.

Public collections that have selected Katchen?s art include Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, AR; Angel Gallery and Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Heifer Foundation, Little Rock, AR; Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL; Ping Tung College of Education, Ping Tung, Taiwan; Baptist Health Center, Little Rock, AR; Genecodes Corp., Ann Arbor, MI; Children?s Hospital, Little Rock, AR; St. Joseph?s Hospital, Hot Springs, AR; Penrose Community Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO; and Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital, Hot Springs, AR.

Her art can be seen at www.carolekatchen.com.

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Teen Gaming

Apr
4

Saturday, April 04, 2015

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

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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Apr
4

Saturday, April 04, 2015

By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!

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Board Games

Apr
4

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Hang out and play some old school board games! Must be 12-18 years old to attend.

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
5

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

More Info

Carole Katchen: 40 Years of Art

Apr
5

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Carole Katchen has been a professional artist for more than 40 years, painting and teaching art in North Africa, Central and South America, Nigeria, China, Taiwan, Scotland and the United States.

Her joyous oils and pastels have been exhibited at Tainan County Cultural Center and Chang Hua Telecom World Headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, at Centro Colombo-Americano in Bogota, Colombia, at The Original Song Gallery and the Pudong Exhibition Hall in Shanghai, China, and in galleries and museums throughout the U.S.

Her awards and honors include designing a US Postal Service Cancellation Stamp, Guest Lecturing at the University of Shanghai, being named Outstanding Working Woman by the US Department of Labor, selected as Outstanding Mentor of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and being listed for more than 25 years in Who?s Who in American Art. Her 14 art books have been published in English, French, German, Dutch and Chinese.

Public collections that have selected Katchen?s art include Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, AR; Angel Gallery and Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Heifer Foundation, Little Rock, AR; Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL; Ping Tung College of Education, Ping Tung, Taiwan; Baptist Health Center, Little Rock, AR; Genecodes Corp., Ann Arbor, MI; Children?s Hospital, Little Rock, AR; St. Joseph?s Hospital, Hot Springs, AR; Penrose Community Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO; and Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital, Hot Springs, AR.

Her art can be seen at www.carolekatchen.com.

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
6

Monday, April 06, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

More Info

Carole Katchen: 40 Years of Art

Apr
6

Monday, April 06, 2015

Carole Katchen has been a professional artist for more than 40 years, painting and teaching art in North Africa, Central and South America, Nigeria, China, Taiwan, Scotland and the United States.

Her joyous oils and pastels have been exhibited at Tainan County Cultural Center and Chang Hua Telecom World Headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, at Centro Colombo-Americano in Bogota, Colombia, at The Original Song Gallery and the Pudong Exhibition Hall in Shanghai, China, and in galleries and museums throughout the U.S.

Her awards and honors include designing a US Postal Service Cancellation Stamp, Guest Lecturing at the University of Shanghai, being named Outstanding Working Woman by the US Department of Labor, selected as Outstanding Mentor of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and being listed for more than 25 years in Who?s Who in American Art. Her 14 art books have been published in English, French, German, Dutch and Chinese.

Public collections that have selected Katchen?s art include Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, AR; Angel Gallery and Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Heifer Foundation, Little Rock, AR; Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL; Ping Tung College of Education, Ping Tung, Taiwan; Baptist Health Center, Little Rock, AR; Genecodes Corp., Ann Arbor, MI; Children?s Hospital, Little Rock, AR; St. Joseph?s Hospital, Hot Springs, AR; Penrose Community Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO; and Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital, Hot Springs, AR.

Her art can be seen at www.carolekatchen.com.

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Monday Movie Mania

Apr
6

Monday, April 06, 2015

Join us for movie marathons! Must be 12-18 to attend.

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
7

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

More Info

Carole Katchen: 40 Years of Art

Apr
7

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Carole Katchen has been a professional artist for more than 40 years, painting and teaching art in North Africa, Central and South America, Nigeria, China, Taiwan, Scotland and the United States.

Her joyous oils and pastels have been exhibited at Tainan County Cultural Center and Chang Hua Telecom World Headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, at Centro Colombo-Americano in Bogota, Colombia, at The Original Song Gallery and the Pudong Exhibition Hall in Shanghai, China, and in galleries and museums throughout the U.S.

Her awards and honors include designing a US Postal Service Cancellation Stamp, Guest Lecturing at the University of Shanghai, being named Outstanding Working Woman by the US Department of Labor, selected as Outstanding Mentor of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and being listed for more than 25 years in Who?s Who in American Art. Her 14 art books have been published in English, French, German, Dutch and Chinese.

Public collections that have selected Katchen?s art include Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, AR; Angel Gallery and Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Heifer Foundation, Little Rock, AR; Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL; Ping Tung College of Education, Ping Tung, Taiwan; Baptist Health Center, Little Rock, AR; Genecodes Corp., Ann Arbor, MI; Children?s Hospital, Little Rock, AR; St. Joseph?s Hospital, Hot Springs, AR; Penrose Community Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO; and Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital, Hot Springs, AR.

Her art can be seen at www.carolekatchen.com.

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STORYTIME

Apr
7

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Apr
7

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Apr
7

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Bring the kids after school for fun games, crafts and more!

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Open Mic Night

Apr
7

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Show off your talents! Must be 12-18 years old.

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
8

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

More Info

Carole Katchen: 40 Years of Art

Apr
8

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Carole Katchen has been a professional artist for more than 40 years, painting and teaching art in North Africa, Central and South America, Nigeria, China, Taiwan, Scotland and the United States.

Her joyous oils and pastels have been exhibited at Tainan County Cultural Center and Chang Hua Telecom World Headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, at Centro Colombo-Americano in Bogota, Colombia, at The Original Song Gallery and the Pudong Exhibition Hall in Shanghai, China, and in galleries and museums throughout the U.S.

Her awards and honors include designing a US Postal Service Cancellation Stamp, Guest Lecturing at the University of Shanghai, being named Outstanding Working Woman by the US Department of Labor, selected as Outstanding Mentor of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and being listed for more than 25 years in Who?s Who in American Art. Her 14 art books have been published in English, French, German, Dutch and Chinese.

Public collections that have selected Katchen?s art include Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, AR; Angel Gallery and Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Heifer Foundation, Little Rock, AR; Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL; Ping Tung College of Education, Ping Tung, Taiwan; Baptist Health Center, Little Rock, AR; Genecodes Corp., Ann Arbor, MI; Children?s Hospital, Little Rock, AR; St. Joseph?s Hospital, Hot Springs, AR; Penrose Community Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO; and Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital, Hot Springs, AR.

Her art can be seen at www.carolekatchen.com.

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STORYTIME

Apr
8

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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

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BABYTIME

Apr
8

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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

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Teen Gaming

Apr
8

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
9

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

More Info

Carole Katchen: 40 Years of Art

Apr
9

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Carole Katchen has been a professional artist for more than 40 years, painting and teaching art in North Africa, Central and South America, Nigeria, China, Taiwan, Scotland and the United States.

Her joyous oils and pastels have been exhibited at Tainan County Cultural Center and Chang Hua Telecom World Headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, at Centro Colombo-Americano in Bogota, Colombia, at The Original Song Gallery and the Pudong Exhibition Hall in Shanghai, China, and in galleries and museums throughout the U.S.

Her awards and honors include designing a US Postal Service Cancellation Stamp, Guest Lecturing at the University of Shanghai, being named Outstanding Working Woman by the US Department of Labor, selected as Outstanding Mentor of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and being listed for more than 25 years in Who?s Who in American Art. Her 14 art books have been published in English, French, German, Dutch and Chinese.

Public collections that have selected Katchen?s art include Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, AR; Angel Gallery and Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Heifer Foundation, Little Rock, AR; Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL; Ping Tung College of Education, Ping Tung, Taiwan; Baptist Health Center, Little Rock, AR; Genecodes Corp., Ann Arbor, MI; Children?s Hospital, Little Rock, AR; St. Joseph?s Hospital, Hot Springs, AR; Penrose Community Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO; and Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital, Hot Springs, AR.

Her art can be seen at www.carolekatchen.com.

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Apr
9

Thursday, April 09, 2015

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

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Job Seekers Clinic (Argenta Branch Library)

Apr
9

Thursday, April 09, 2015

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

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Monthly Book Club Discussion at the Argenta Branch Library

Apr
9

Thursday, April 09, 2015

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

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CREATION STATION

Apr
9

Thursday, April 09, 2015

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

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Pictionary

Apr
9

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Epic Pictionary tournament! Must be 12-18 to attend.

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
10

Friday, April 10, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

More Info

Carole Katchen: 40 Years of Art

Apr
10

Friday, April 10, 2015

Carole Katchen has been a professional artist for more than 40 years, painting and teaching art in North Africa, Central and South America, Nigeria, China, Taiwan, Scotland and the United States.

Her joyous oils and pastels have been exhibited at Tainan County Cultural Center and Chang Hua Telecom World Headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, at Centro Colombo-Americano in Bogota, Colombia, at The Original Song Gallery and the Pudong Exhibition Hall in Shanghai, China, and in galleries and museums throughout the U.S.

Her awards and honors include designing a US Postal Service Cancellation Stamp, Guest Lecturing at the University of Shanghai, being named Outstanding Working Woman by the US Department of Labor, selected as Outstanding Mentor of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and being listed for more than 25 years in Who?s Who in American Art. Her 14 art books have been published in English, French, German, Dutch and Chinese.

Public collections that have selected Katchen?s art include Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, AR; Angel Gallery and Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Heifer Foundation, Little Rock, AR; Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL; Ping Tung College of Education, Ping Tung, Taiwan; Baptist Health Center, Little Rock, AR; Genecodes Corp., Ann Arbor, MI; Children?s Hospital, Little Rock, AR; St. Joseph?s Hospital, Hot Springs, AR; Penrose Community Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO; and Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital, Hot Springs, AR.

Her art can be seen at www.carolekatchen.com.

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Golden Agers Bingo

Apr
10

Friday, April 10, 2015

Join us for Bingo, Prizes and Desserts. Golden Agers Program. (All ages are welcome!!)

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
11

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

More Info

Teen Gaming

Apr
11

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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

More Info

ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Apr
11

Saturday, April 11, 2015

By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!

More Info

Board Games

Apr
11

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hang out and play some old school board games! Must be 12-18 years old to attend.

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
12

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
13

Monday, April 13, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

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Monday Movie Mania

Apr
13

Monday, April 13, 2015

Join us for movie marathons! Must be 12-18 to attend.

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
14

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

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STORYTIME

Apr
14

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Apr
14

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Apr
14

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bring the kids after school for fun games, crafts and more!

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Teen Gaming

Apr
14

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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

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Family Night

Apr
14

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TBA

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The Smithsonian's "Mail Call" Exhibition

Apr
15

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Throughout our nation?s history, military personnel have treasured the letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how has this mail reached its destination through the years? What role has it played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? Mail Call, a new exhibition organized with the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication?from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the battlefront and at home, mail has long sustained the vital connections between military service members and their family and friends. With compelling documents, photographs, illustrations, and audio stations, Mail Call celebrates the importance of this correspondence.

From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today?s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail pieces through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

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STORYTIME

Apr
15

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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

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BABYTIME

Apr
15

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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

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Teen Gaming

Apr
15

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Apr
16

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Storytime at the Argenta Children's Dept. for 9 months to 3yrs olds.

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Job Seekers Clinic (Argenta Branch Library)

Apr
16

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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

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CREATION STATION

Apr
16

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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

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ACT Prep Course

Apr
16

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Learn tips and tricks to excel at the ACT!

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Teen Gaming

Apr
18

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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

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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Apr
18

Saturday, April 18, 2015

By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!

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Board Games

Apr
18

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hang out and play some old school board games! Must be 12-18 years old to attend.

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Monday Movie Mania

Apr
20

Monday, April 20, 2015

Join us for movie marathons! Must be 12-18 to attend.

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Special Play by the UCA Theatre Program

Apr
21

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

No Storytime today, but please come and bring your family and friends to see the play Charming Princes! It will be a twist of the Cinderella Story.Admission is FREE.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Apr
21

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Apr
21

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bring the kids after school for fun games, crafts and more!

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Nerd Night: Poetry

Apr
21

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

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STORYTIME

Apr
22

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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

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BABYTIME

Apr
22

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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

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Teen Gaming

Apr
22

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Apr
23

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Storytime at the Argenta Children's Dept. for 9 months to 3yrs olds.

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Job Seekers Clinic (Argenta Branch Library)

Apr
23

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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

More Info

CREATION STATION

Apr
23

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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

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Teen Gaming

Apr
23

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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

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Teen Gaming

Apr
25

Saturday, April 25, 2015

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

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ZUMBA with Carla Townsend!

Apr
25

Saturday, April 25, 2015

By popular demand, Carla Townsend will be teaching free Zumba classes every Saturday at 11:00am. They're free and open to the public. Wear your workout attire and we'll see you in the auditorium!

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Board Games

Apr
25

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hang out and play some old school board games! Must be 12-18 years old to attend.

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Monday Movie Mania

Apr
27

Monday, April 27, 2015

Join us for movie marathons! Must be 12-18 to attend.

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STORYTIME

Apr
28

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Apr
28

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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.

More Info

TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Apr
28

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bring the kids after school for fun games, crafts and more!

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Teen Gaming

Apr
28

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

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STORYTIME

Apr
29

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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

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BABYTIME

Apr
29

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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

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Teen Gaming

Apr
29

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Apr
30

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Storytime at the Argenta Children's Dept. for 9 months to 3yrs olds.

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Children's Program

Apr
30

Thursday, April 30, 2015

TBA

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CREATION STATION

Apr
30

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

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Teen Cranium

Apr
30

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Come play the most epic board game ever! Must be 12-18 to play

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Main Library

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