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Event Guide

William F. Laman Public Library November/December 2019 Cake Decorating Contest & Community Ice Cream Social

6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays Main Branch LINC


William F. Laman Public Library

BABY & PRESCHOOL CLASSES & EVENTS Jumbo Legos Argenta Branch 10 a.m. Mondays (except Nov. 11)

Event Guide November/December 2019 Main Branch Hours 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays Argenta Branch Hours 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays All classes and events are free of charge and open to the public. Both branches close Nov. 11, 28, and 29

as well as Dec. 24, 25, 26, and Jan. 1

Music & Movement Main Branch 10:30 a.m. on Mondays

Toddler music (except Nov. 11)

Preschool Storytimes Main Branch 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays

Stories, songs, and playtime (except Dec. 24)

Argenta Branch 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays

(except Nov. 28 & Dec. 26)

Preschool & Lapsit Storytimes Main Branch 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays (except Dec. 25)

Argenta Branch's Donuts with Santa R Preregistration accepted Nov. 4 to 22. Call (501) 687-1061 to save your spots for the event at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 7. Kids' Kitchen Argenta Branch 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19 Kids of all ages read a story and make a snack

HOMESCHOOLERS @ LAMAN Exploring STEM   Main Branch 1 p.m. Tuesdays

Exploring the States Main Branch 1 p.m. Thursdays

New students welcome (except Dec. 24) for fun with science, technology, engineering, and math

Looking at life in a different state each week - new students always welcome (except Nov. 28 and Dec. 26)


ARGENTA BRANCH YOUTH SERVICES EVENTS Jumbo Legos 10 a.m. on Mondays

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(except Nov. 11)

4 p.m. on Mondays

30-minutes of relaxation (except Nov. 11)

Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays Kids' Rock Painting

Mini D&D 4 p.m. Nov. 20 & Dec. 18

3:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 12, & 26 Tween Jigsaw Puzzles 4 p.m. Nov. 6

New Escape Boxes Starting Nov. 15 & Dec. 20

Kids use library skills to solve the challenge & win

Polish your Dungeons & Dragons skills with a short campaign

Jigsaw Puzzles 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10

New Floor Mazes Starting Nov. 13 & Dec. 8 Bomb Squad 4 p.m. Nov. 13 & Dec. 11 Cooperative game of Stop Talking and Nobody Explodes

Jenga Game 10:30 10:30 a.m. a.m. && 3:30 3:30 p.m. p.m. Nov. Nov. 19 19 10:30 10:30 a.m. a.m. && 44 p.m. p.m. Dec. Dec. 17 17

= Contact location for required reservation.  Adult events    Teen events   Tween/Teen events    Kids' & Family events 

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MAIN BRANCH CHILDREN'S EVENTS Music & Movement 10:30 a.m. Mondays (except Nov. 11)

Preschool & Lapsit Storytimes 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (except Dec. 25)

Free Equal Heart Meals 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Weekdays & 2 to 2:45 p.m. Saturdays (except Nov. 11, 28 & 29 and Dec. 24, 25, & 26) This is a first-come, first-served Equal Opportunity program provided for 1- to 18-year-olds, and the food must be eaten onsite.

Homeschoolers Explore the States 1 p.m. on Thursdays (except Nov. 28 & Dec. 26) New students always welcome

Harry Potter Night 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 Costume Contest at 5:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall

Kids' Discovery Library 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Wizarding world games, vendors, treats, & DIY - Plus the Teen Center will be open to all ages during this librarywide event.

Preschool Storytimes 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays

Tween Cupcake Decorating Contest R 1 p.m. Nov. 16

(except Nov. 11 & 29 and Dec. 25) Kids explore new ideas

Homeschoolers Explore 1 p.m. Nov. 16 1 p.m. on Tuesdays Homework Help 4 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays

(except Nov. 28 and Dec. 26) Staff members explain the concepts 4

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12 Days of Craftsmas 4 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays Dec. 9 to 21

A different kid-friendly, possible gift-gifting-craft each day

Tree Trimming and Ornament Make & Take 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 7

Families invited to help decorate the Children’s Department tree and make a few ornaments to take home. Santa Claus visits too!

Movie Marathon Dec. 27, 28, 30 & 31

On Track for the Holidays! 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 13 & 14 Good News! Trains are back at Laman - we’re partnering with Crooked Rails Model Railroad Club, which is bringing an HOscale display, and Dad’s Train Room, which is bringing a larger G-Scale layout as well.


MAIN BRANCH TEEN CENTER EVENTS Movie Mondays noon Dec. 23 & 4 p.m. every other week

Saturday Crafternoon noon Nov. 9 & 23 and Dec. 7 & 21

Teen Party Hour 3:30 p.m. on Fridays

Harry Potter Night 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 Costume Contest @ 5:30 in the Lecture Hall

(except Nov. 29 & Dec. 27)

Teen Gaming 4 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, and 20 and Dec. 4, 11, and 18

Wizarding world games, vendors, treats, & DIY

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2, 16, & 30 and Dec. 14 & 28

Holiday Decorating 4 p.m. Dec. 3

noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 25 & 26 and Dec. 27, 30 & 31

Holiday Bingo 4 p.m. Dec. 5 Throwback Thursday: Home Alone 4 p.m. Dec. 12 Perler Bead Creations 4 p.m. Nov. 19

Anime Tuesday 4 p.m. Nov. 5 & Dec. 10

R = Contact location for required reservation.  Adult events    Teen events 

DIY Ornaments 4 p.m. Dec. 17 Movies, Forts, & Cocoa 4 p.m. Dec. 19

Tween/Teen events   Kids' & Family events 

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ARGENTA BRANCH ADULT EVENTS Arkansas Fiber Arts Exhibit Free admission in the library gallery through Nov. 9

Arkansas Fiber Arts Exhibit with Louise Halsey, Barbara Cade, Melissa Emily Gill, Britynn Davis, Tina Oppenheimer, Randi Curtis, Suzannah Schreckhise, Erin Lorenzen, Emily Moll Wood, Holly Laws, Marianne Nolley, Melissa Lashbrook, Dani Ives, and more!

Argenta Branch

1 p.m.

Crazy Rich Asians on Nov. 4 Captain Marvel on Nov. 11 The Game Plan on Nov. 18 Pearl Harbor on Dec. 2 Elf on Dec. 9

1 p.m. on Nov. 8 & Dec. 13

Songs for the Broken Hearted ArtWalk Exhibit Opening 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15

Brandon Markin's Songs for the Broken Hearted opens with a free reception on Nov. 15

A Christmas Story on Dec. 16

Mixed media artist Kimberly Kwee ArtWalk Exhibit Opening 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20

Main Branch Job Skills: Adaptability Workshops 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 & 14 or 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19

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Do you adapt readily to changes in policy and procedure?  Do you adjust to changes in priorities?  Do you modify or change strategies to ensure the most likely chance of success?  As the holiday season kicks into high gear, come learn how to be adaptable. 6

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MAIN BRANCH LINC CENTER CLASSES & EVENTS Tick Tock Tech AnyTime

For help using your devices, please bring them fully charged along with your passwords anytime during regular library hours.

Computer Basics 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays & Fridays

(except Nov. 29 and Dec. 24)

Movies 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays

(except Nov. 28 and Dec. 26)

6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays

Fun computer science activities for 4th grade and up (except Dec. 25)

Retro Game Night 5 to 6 p.m.

Tekken 3 on Nov. 1 R4 Ridge Racer on Nov. 8 Tekken 3 on Nov. 15 Rainbow 6 Siege on Nov. 22 Super Mario Cart on Dec. 6 VS. Excitebike on Dec. 13 Balloon Fight on Dec. 20

Girls Who Code for Grades 8 and up 5 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 & 18 and Dec. 2 & 16

Magic the Gathering Card Swap & Battle 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 19

Dungeon World 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 26

Table-top role-playing adventure game

Digital Water Coloring 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 Get creative and elevate your photos

Cyber Saturday & 1 With 1 p.m. Tournaments 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 & 23 Rainbow Six Siege on Nov. 9 Brawlhalla on Nov. 23 Mortal Kombat X on Dec. 7 Fortnite on Dec. 21

Coding Basics 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 25 and Dec. 9

Trade cards to build the ultimate deck! R = Contact location for required reservation.  Adult events   Teen events 

5 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 & 21 and Dec. 5 & 19 Nerd Hub: Fractal Images 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 17 Mathematical graphics

Tween/Teen events   Kids' & Family events 

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MAIN BRANCH ADULT DEPARTMENT Lit @ Lunch: Funny Bones 12:30 p.m. Nov. 1

Learn more about Calaveras (sugar skulls) and the Day of the Dead

Puzzle Competition Nov. 4-9 R

Come puzzle over our pieces and see how fast you are. Work solo or bring your team with you! No need to register. Competition is open to Food Drive through Dec. 20 Proud to help support the Amboy anyone! Food Pantry! Please consider donating canned goods & non1 p.m. Nov. 5 Book Club perishable food. Lisa See's The Island of Sea Women is available for Thursday Relaxation Classes checkout beforehand Mediation at 1 p.m. & Yoga at 6 (except Nov. 28 and Dec. 26)

Saturday MixxedFit 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays Knitting for a Cause 1 p.m. Nov. 2, 6, 9, 13, & R and Dec. 7, 11, 14, & 18 16

Join us in loom-knitting tube socks or hats for The Van and those in need. If you don't know how to knit, don't worry, we'll be happy to teach you and supply all the necessary materials.

Arkansas Women to Watch: Heavy Metal

Free admission to the exhibit featuring Michele Cottler-Fox, Amanda Heinbockel, Robyn Horn, and Holly Laws in the gallery through Nov. 8 during regular library hours.

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Author Book Talk: Women Lives Matter Today and Tomorrow 2 p.m. Nov. 9 With Lottie L. Adams

Creative Writing Workshop 2 p.m. Nov. 16 Bingo Games 1 p.m. Nov. 19 Snowflake DIY 1 p.m. Dec. 4 6 p.m. Dec. 11

Christmas Cards for Veterans Dec. 10 Create a card we'll deliver to NLR veterans

Paper Pumpkins DIY R 1 p.m. Nov. 13

Arkansas League of Artists – Annual Show and Awards

Free Walk-In Legal Clinic 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 16

Opens with a free reception at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 and continues in the gallery through Feb. 28

All supplies provided free.

On Track for the Holidays - Trains are Back at Laman!

Free Admission at the Main Branch 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 13 & 14

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November/December Event Guide  

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