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November, 2014

Grand Ole Opry

Nov
25

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Nov
25

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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

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

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

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Grand Ole Opry

Nov
26

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Nov
26

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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

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

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

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STORYTIME

Nov
26

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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

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BABYTIME

Nov
26

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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

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Teen Gaming

Nov
26

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Come play PS3 and Wii games with friends! Must have your Library card to play and must be 12-18 to enter.

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Grand Ole Opry

Nov
27

Thursday, November 27, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Nov
27

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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

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

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

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Job Seekers Clinic (Argenta Branch Library)

Nov
27

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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

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Grand Ole Opry

Nov
28

Friday, November 28, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Nov
28

Friday, November 28, 2014

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

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

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

More Info

Grand Ole Opry

Nov
29

Saturday, November 29, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Nov
29

Saturday, November 29, 2014

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

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

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

More Info

Teen Gaming

Nov
29

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Come play PS3 and Wii games with friends! Must have your Library card to play and must be 12-18 to enter.

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Bootcamp with Ebony

Nov
29

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Group fitness program lead by Ebony.

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Tree Trimming at the Argenta Children's Dept.

Nov
29

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Children's Dept. at the Argenta Branch needs your help decorating their holiday tree!

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Nov
29

Saturday, November 29, 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!

Nov
29

Saturday, November 29, 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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Grand Ole Opry

Nov
30

Sunday, November 30, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Nov
30

Sunday, November 30, 2014

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

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

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

More Info

Teen Gaming

Nov
30

Sunday, November 30, 2014

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

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December, 2014

Grand Ole Opry

Dec
1

Monday, December 01, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Dec
1

Monday, December 01, 2014

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

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

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

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Monday Movie Mania

Dec
1

Monday, December 01, 2014

Teens are to watch movies on this day, we will also have popcorn during Monday Mania.

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
2

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
2

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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

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

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

More Info

STORYTIME

Dec
2

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Dec
2

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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

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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Dec
2

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Bring the kids after school for fun and games!

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Holiday Decorating Party

Dec
2

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

We will make crafts to decorate our Teen Center, this program is for only teens from the ages 12-18.

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
3

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
3

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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

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

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

More Info

STORYTIME

Dec
3

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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

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BABYTIME

Dec
3

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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

More Info

Teen Gaming

Dec
3

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Teen Gaming is only for teens, form the ages of (12-18). Must have a valid library card to play any games. Meaning there can not be any fines.

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
4

Thursday, December 04, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
4

Thursday, December 04, 2014

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

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

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

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Dec
4

Thursday, December 04, 2014

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

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Job Seekers Clinic (Argenta Branch Library)

Dec
4

Thursday, December 04, 2014

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

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CREATION STATION

Dec
4

Thursday, December 04, 2014

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

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Whose line is it

Dec
4

Thursday, December 04, 2014

A really fun way for the teens to joke and do Improve.

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
5

Friday, December 05, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Dec
5

Friday, December 05, 2014

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

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

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

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Afternoon Toons

Dec
5

Friday, December 05, 2014

Teens come in after school and watch afternoon cartoons.

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
6

Saturday, December 06, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Dec
6

Saturday, December 06, 2014

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

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

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

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Teen Gaming

Dec
6

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Teen Gaming is only for teens, ages 12- 18 must have a valid library card without fines.

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Bootcamp with Ebony

Dec
6

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Group fitness program lead by Ebony.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Dec
6

Saturday, December 06, 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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Argenta Book Club

Dec
6

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Book Club Discussion. Book: Five Days Left by: Julie Lawson Timmer

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Tree Trimming

Dec
6

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Make and Take ornament event for children.

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
7

Sunday, December 07, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Dec
7

Sunday, December 07, 2014

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

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

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

More Info

Teen Gaming

Dec
7

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Teens are to play video games, ages 12-18 must have a valid library card without any fines.

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
8

Monday, December 08, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Dec
8

Monday, December 08, 2014

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

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

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

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Monday Movie Mania

Dec
8

Monday, December 08, 2014

Watch movies and eat popcorn!

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
9

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
9

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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

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

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

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STORYTIME

Dec
9

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Dec
9

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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

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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Dec
9

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Bring the kids after school for fun and games!

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Anime Tuesday

Dec
9

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Play anime games, and trivia

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Family Night

Dec
9

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

TBA

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Alzheimer's Association

Dec
9

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Alzheimer's Association will be hosting a General Public Meeting

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
10

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
10

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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

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

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

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STORYTIME

Dec
10

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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

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BABYTIME

Dec
10

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
11

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
11

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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

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

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

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Dec
11

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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

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Job Seekers Clinic (Argenta Branch Library)

Dec
11

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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

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CREATION STATION

Dec
11

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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

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Teen trivial pursuit

Dec
11

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Play trivial board game pertaining to specific topics for teens.

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Alzheimer's Association

Dec
11

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Support Group Meeting for Alzheimer's Association

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A Night of Holiday Cheer w/Kemistri, Featuring Nicky Parrish and Rodney Block

Dec
11

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Join us for this month's Live at Laman concert when we'll be joined by award-winning musicians Nicky Parrish and Rodney Block for a very special holiday concert.

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
12

Friday, December 12, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
12

Friday, December 12, 2014

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

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

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

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Golden Agers Bingo

Dec
12

Friday, December 12, 2014

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

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Afternoon Toons

Dec
12

Friday, December 12, 2014

Evening of watching Late cartoons.

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
13

Saturday, December 13, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
13

Saturday, December 13, 2014

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

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

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

More Info

Teen Gaming

Dec
13

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Teens play video games, 12-18 must have a valid library card with without fines.

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Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Dec
13

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Future Builders, Inc. will be on-hand to help patrons sign-up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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Bootcamp with Ebony

Dec
13

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Group fitness program lead by Ebony.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Dec
13

Saturday, December 13, 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!

Dec
13

Saturday, December 13, 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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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
14

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
14

Sunday, December 14, 2014

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

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

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

More Info

Teen Gaming

Dec
14

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Video games 12-18 only, must have a valid library card without fines.

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
15

Monday, December 15, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Dec
15

Monday, December 15, 2014

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

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

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

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monday Movie Mania

Dec
15

Monday, December 15, 2014

Watch movies and eat popcorn...

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Argenta Golden Agers

Dec
15

Monday, December 15, 2014

Argenta Branch Senior Citizen programming-- Julie

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
16

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Dec
16

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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

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

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

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STORYTIME

Dec
16

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Dec
16

Tuesday, December 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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TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Dec
16

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bring the kids after school for fun and games!

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Open Mic Night

Dec
16

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Consist of singing, Dancing, Poetry, Improve and more ages 12-18 to participate.

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"Fit 2 Live" at Laman! Holiday Party!

Dec
16

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
17

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Dec
17

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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

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

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

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STORYTIME

Dec
17

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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

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BABYTIME

Dec
17

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
18

Thursday, December 18, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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

Dec
18

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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

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

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

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Storytime at the Argenta Branch Library

Dec
18

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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

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Job Seekers Clinic (Argenta Branch Library)

Dec
18

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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

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CREATION STATION

Dec
18

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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

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Hobbit Party

Dec
18

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Discussion and play games, and watch the movies (snacks will be included).

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
19

Friday, December 19, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
19

Friday, December 19, 2014

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

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

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

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Afternoon Toons

Dec
19

Friday, December 19, 2014

Late evening of watching cartoons...

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
20

Saturday, December 20, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
20

Saturday, December 20, 2014

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

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

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

More Info

Teen Gaming

Dec
20

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Video games must be 12-18 only, also must have a valid library card without fines.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch Library)

Dec
20

Saturday, December 20, 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!

Dec
20

Saturday, December 20, 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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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
21

Sunday, December 21, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
21

Sunday, December 21, 2014

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

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

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

More Info

Teen Gaming

Dec
21

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Video games must be 12-18 only, also must have a valid library card without fines.

More Info

Grand Ole Opry

Dec
22

Monday, December 22, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
22

Monday, December 22, 2014

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

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

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

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Monday Movie Mania

Dec
22

Monday, December 22, 2014

Watch movies and eat popcorn...

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Movie Matinee--THE POLAR EXPRESS (Argenta Branch)

Dec
22

Monday, December 22, 2014

ALL ABOARD! The Argenta Branch Library Children's Dept. will be showing the movie "The Polar Express". This is a great way to get in the spirit of the Holidays! Wear your pajamas, bring a blanket and enjoy this great movie with the Argenta staff!

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Grand Ole Opry

Dec
23

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
23

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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

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

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

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Gift making/ video making

Dec
23

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Will make fun gifts... And play video games.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Argenta Branch)

Dec
23

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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

More Info

Grand Ole Opry

Dec
24

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, an American institution and the longest radio show in the country, began broadcasting on WSM, radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The idea was to broadcast a show of old-time music performed by amateur musicians as a way of promoting the insurance company in and around Nashville.

The show, still broadcast today on WSM, grew to become the radio home of some of the most prominent and influential artists in the country music genre, including Minnie Pearl, Chet Atkins, and Ernest Tubb, and it was an important and enduring chapter of radio history. It brought country music to the masses and created superstars out of a little-known genre of singers.

In 1954, Good Housekeeping published an article that proclaimed, ?The mecca of all country and Western music lovers is Nashville, Tennessee, where the famous radio program Grand Ole Opry originates.?

ExhibitsUSA?s Grand Ole Opry features thirty gelatin silver prints by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer hired to photograph the Opry between 1952 and 1960. The images document the radio show and the country music business during the zenith of country music?s postwar boom, and wonderfully capture the spirit, energy, camaraderie, and sheer joy of performing that permeated both musicians and fans of The Opry in its heyday. Gillingham?s photographs show us everything from Johnny Cash signing autographs backstage to artists rehearsing for the Grand Ole Opry television show to crowds of fans gathering outside The Opry auditorium.

Today, The Opry is an American icon that continues to honor and showcase country?s longstanding legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, as well as contemporary crooners like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton. The Opry stage presents multiple concerts each week and draws thousands of music-lovers each year.

Grand Ole Opry is curated by Brenda Colladay, museum and photograph curator at the Grand Ole Opry. It is adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

More Info

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

Dec
24

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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

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

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

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