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Event Guide

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

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month


William F. Laman Public Library

Event Guide September/October 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 Monday, Sept. 2 & Monday, Oct. 14 for Staff Training

BABY & PRESCHOOL CLASSES & EVENTS Jumbo Legos Argenta Branch 10 a.m. on Mondays

(except Sept. 2 & Oct. 14)

Music & Movement Main Branch 10:30 a.m. on Mondays (except Sept. 2 & Oct. 14) Toddler music

Preschool Storytimes Main Branch 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays Stories, songs, & playtime

Argenta Branch 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays Preschool & Lapsit Storytimes Main Branch 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays

Kids' Kitchen Argenta Branch 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17 & Oct. 15

Kids of all ages read a story and make a snack

Teddy Bear Picnic & Sleepover Main Branch Drop-Off on Sept. 24 Pick-Up on Sept. 25 We'll be sure to take lots of photos showing the fun kids' stuffed animal friends have at the library overnight.

Brian & Terri Kinder's Spooky Children's Concert Argenta Branch 6 p.m. on Oct. 24

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

Exploring the States Main Branch 1 p.m. Thursdays

Fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Looking at life in a different state each week


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

(except Sept. 2 and Oct. 14)

Kids' Kitchen 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17 & Oct. 15

Meditation & Mindfulness 4 p.m. on Mondays

Kids use library skills to solve the challenge & win

Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays Rock Painting 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3, 10, & 24 Oct. 1 & 22

Read a story & make a snack

New Escape Boxes Starting on Sept. 20 & Oct. 18

(except Sept. 2 and Oct. 14) 30-minutes of relaxation

Stories, songs, & fun!

Kids' Kitchen 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17 & Oct. 15

Mini D&D 4 p.m. on Sept. 18 & Oct. 16

Short Dungeons & Dragons campaign

Jigsaw Puzzles 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 & 29 Jenga Game 4 p.m. on Oct. 23

Kids of all ages paint one to take home or hide to spread cheer throughout the community.

Tween Jigsaw Puzzles 4 p.m. on Sept. 4 & 25 and Oct. 2 & 30 Bomb Squad 4 p.m. on Sept. 11 & Oct. 9

New Floor Mazes Starting on Sept. 13 & Oct. 11

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MAIN BRANCH CHILDREN'S EVENTS Music & Movement 10:30 a.m. Mondays

(except Sept. 2 & Oct. 14)

Free Equal Heart Meals 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Weekdays & Saturdays (except Sept. 2 & Oct. 14)

Discovery Library 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Kids explore new ideas

Preschool Storytimes 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays Music, stories & fun

Homeschoolers Explore STEM 1 p.m. on Tuesdays

Science, Engineering, Technology, & Math fun

Homework Help 4 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays Staff members explain the concepts

Preschool & Lapsit Storytimes 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays Homeschoolers Explore the States 1 p.m. on Thursdays Tweens Connect 4 Tournament 1 p.m. on Sept. 14

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Fishing Derby R Burns Park Red Covered Bridge 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 Fishing poles provided. Children practice skills at 4 p.m. during the week before.

Tweens Halloween Bingo 1 p.m. on Oct. 26


MAIN BRANCH TEEN CENTER EVENTS Movie Mondays 4 p.m. every week Anime Tuesday 4 p.m. on Sept. 3 & Oct. 15 Teen Gaming 4 p.m. on Sept. 4, 10, & 25 Every Wednesday in October 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 14 & 28 and Oct. 12 and 26

Throwback Thursday: Disney Sing-A-Long 4 p.m. on Sept. 12

Teen Taste Challenge 4 p.m. Oct. 10 Coke or Pepsi?

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-ADee-Day, My O My What a Wonderful Day!

Teen Art Week 4 p.m. Sept. 17 to 20

Shadow Drawing on Sept. 17 Pattern Tape Art on Sept. 18 Silhouette Art on Sept. 19 Teen Art Show on Sept. 20

Banned Book Week Sept. 23 to 28

Focusing on the importance of a free exchange of ideas

Teen Party Hour 3:30 p.m. on Fridays (except Sept. 20)

DIY Pride Buttons 4 p.m. Oct. 17

Banned Book Escape Room 4 p.m. on Sept. 24

Teen Choice Tournament 4 p.m. Oct. 22

Family Feud: Teen Center Style 4 p.m. on Sept. 26

Scary Stories 4 p.m. Oct. 29

Which game?

Teen Storytime 4 p.m. Oct. 1

Volunteer to share stories with children

Saturday Crafternoon noon on Sept. 7 & 21 and Oct. 5 & 19

Throwback Thursday: DC Comics 4 p.m. Oct. 3

Sept. 11th Remembrance 4 p.m. on Sept. 11

YA Book Bingo 4 p.m. Oct. 8

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ARGENTA BRANCH ADULT EVENTS Monday Movies 1 p.m. Peppermint on Sept. 9 The Hero on Sept. 16 Leave No Trace on Sept. 30 Skyscraper on Oct. 7 The House With Clocks In Its Walls on Oct. 28

Argenta ArtWalk Artist Reception 5-8 p.m. 1 p.m. Sept. 13 & Oct. 11

Southern Watercolor Society on Sept. 20 & Arkansas Fiber Arts Exhibit on Oct. 18

MAIN BRANCH JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS Civility Goes Viral R 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 11 to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 & 25

Growing Through Conflict R 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 11 to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 & 23

To "choose civility" means to celebrate diversity and choose respect, compassion, empathy, and inclusiveness when interacting with others. Learn how kindness creates communities.

Effective ways to express your ideas and contribute to a happier workplace. Learn healthy communication skills that promote listening so people feel heard and able to resolve issues.

Inclusiveness R 2 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 10 & 12 6 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 17

Communication R 2 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 8 & 10 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 15

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Learn to identify and communicate critical issues in complex situations.


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 Photo Editing 6 to 7 p.m. Andy Warhol Style on Sept. 3 Roy Lichtenstein on Oct. 15

Cyber Saturday & 1 p.m. Tournaments 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 & 28 and Oct. 12 & 26 Mortal Kombat on Sept. 14 Call of Duty on Sept. 28 NBA2K18 on Oct. 12 and Fortnite on Oct. 26

5 to 6 p.m.

Web Design 6 to 7 p.m.

HTML on Sept. 23 CSS on Sept. 30 Basics on Oct. 7 Java Script on Oct. 21 Python on Oct. 28

SEPT. 24 OCT. 22

Video Editing 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 1

Superhero Movie 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays Retro Gaming 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. on Fridays

Marvel vs. Capcom on Sept. 6 Mortal Kombat 3 on Sept. 13 Clown Mugen on Sept. 20 Naruto Mugen on Sept. 27 Tekken 3 on Oct. 4 R4 Ridge Racer on Oct. 11 Battle Arena Toshinden on Oct. 18 Rainbow 6 on Oct. 25

Nerd Hub 4 to 5 p.m.

Star Wars Tote Bags on Sept. 10

5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 & Oct. 15

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Grow With Google workshops include special series to help job seekers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs, but with coding and game design classes, there's really something for anyone looking to improve their digital skills. Google Docs R Google Drive R Main Branch Main Branch 11 a.m. to noon 11 a.m. to noon on Sept. 4 & Sept. 18 & Oct. 16 Oct. 2 Grow with Google: Game Design R Main Branch 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays Grow with Google: Online Job Search R Main Branch 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 5 & Oct. 7 Grow with Google: Coding R Main Branch 6 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 9 & 16

R 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 9, 16, 23, & 30 or 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 Google Slides R

Main Branch 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 11 & Oct. 9

Resume Templates R Main Branch 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 12 & Oct. 21

Take advantage of APA/ MLA style templates

Check-out A Librarian Main Branch 30-minute sessions Starting at 11 a.m. Sept. 19 & 26 Oct. 21 & 28

Individualized assistance

Google Sheets R Main Branch 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 23

Small Business Owner & Entrepreneur Workshops Each 4-week session meets on Tuesdays starting Sept. 10 and Oct. 8. Choose from morning or evenings sessions.

8 to 9 a.m. at Argenta Branch: register at (501) 678-1061 or 6 to 7 p.m. at the Main Branch: register at (501) 758-1720 Getting Your Business Online - Using the free tool, Google My Business R Reaching Customers Online with Google - Improving your website's visibility R Using Data to Drive Business Growth - Using your online presence to achieve goals R 8

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MAIN BRANCH ADULT EVENTS Peter Mass's The Terrible Hours: The Greatest Submarine Rescue in History Lit @ Lunch 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 3

Take a break to enjoy snacks & Storytime for Grownups

An interview with Delia Owens 1 p.m. on Sept. 3 Special showing of the author's appearance in Fayetteville

Coffee Filter Flower Craft R 1 p.m. on Sept. 18 Krafty Seniors R 1 p.m.

1:30 p.m. Oct. 12

Fall Frames on Sept. 24 Vintage Pumpkins on Oct. 8

Garden Craft R 1 p.m.

Paint Stick Scarecrow on Sept. 25 & Happy Fall Y'all Plaques on Oct. 23

Essence of Books R 6 p.m. on September 24 Zane's Vengeance

Knitting for a Cause 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9 Thursday Relaxation Classes Mediation at 1 p.m. & Yoga at 6

Mixxed Fit 11 a.m. on Saturdays

Imagine the cuteness! Your dog walking alongside those from the shelter hoping to find forever families. Costumes encouraged! The NLR Animal Shelter Mobile Unit will be here.

Recycled Craft: R Creepy Candles 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 Mia Gatson Bates Book Talk & Signing 2 p.m. on Oct. 10

Help us knit loomed hats and socks for donation to The Van and unsheltered community members. We supply the materials, and don't worry if you don't know how to knit, we'll be happy to teach you! We'd love any left over yarn you have too.

Arkansas Women to Watch: Heavy Metal 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 Ken Burns's Film Excerpt Screening & Book Talk 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 5 & Oct. 12

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Meet the artists during a free reception for our new exhibit.

Living Behind the Shadow is the tale of how Mia Gatson Bates, niece of Daisy Gatson Bates, overcame many of life's challenges, including mental illness and abuse.

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