William F. Laman Public Library July/August 2019
Laman's Universe of Stories Summer Reading Challenge through Aug. 3 with an interactive Hubble Space Telescope & Science on a Sphere Exhibit at the Main Branch
Our Universe of Stories
William F. Laman Public Library
summer reading challenge features prizes and activities for all ages
through Aug. 3 - see our
July/August 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 Thursday, July 4.
website, lamanlibrary.org, or download the Beanstack app for details.
BABY & PRESCHOOL CLASSES Preschool & Lapsit Storytimes Main Branch 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays except August 8 Space Craft Argenta Branch 10:30 a.m. on July 2 & 16
Older kids would enjoy as well
Wiggle & Jiggle Argenta Branch 10:30 a.m. July 9 & 23
Music & Movement Main Branch 10:30 a.m. on Mondays starting August 12 Preschool Storytimes Main Branch 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays starting August 13
Stories, songs, & playtime
Jigsaw Puzzles Argenta Branch 10:30 a.m. August 15 & 29
Coloring Days Argenta Branch 10 a.m. every Tuesday in August
Creation Station Argenta Branch 10:30 a.m. on August 22
ARGENTA BRANCH YOUTH SERVICES EVENTs Space Craft 10:30 a.m. on July 2 & 16 Tail Waggin' Tutors 11 a.m. on July 8 & 15
Kids read to a therapy dog
Wiggle & Jiggle 10:30 a.m. on July 9 & 23
Space Walk Challenge 2 p m. on August 1
Jigsaw Puzzles 10:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. August 15 & 29
Coloring Days 10 a.m. every Tuesday in August
New Escape Box Starts on August 16
Jenga Game 4 p.m. on August 7
Marty Boone The Balloon Man 2 p.m. on July 10
Creation Station 10:30 a.m. August 8 & 22
Fun magic show!
Music & Fun 2 p.m. on July 11
Kids use library skills to solve the challenge and win a treat
Mini D&D 4 p.m. on August 21 Super Nintendo 4 p.m. on August 28
New Floor Maze Starts on August 9
Star Talk 2 p.m. on July 18
Central Arkansas Astronomical Society answers kids' questions about space
2 p.m. July 10
Kids' Zumba 11 a.m. on July 22 Moving to the beat
Kids' Yoga 2 p.m. on July 25 Bomb Squad 2 p.m. on July 30 & 4 p.m. on August 14 Space Race 2 p.m. on July 31 Paper airplanes R = Contact location for required reservation. Adult events
Teen events Tween/Teen events Kids' & Family events
MAIN BRANCH CHILDREN'S EVENTS Free Equal Heart Meals for ages 1-18 2 - 2:45 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays in July (except July 4) and 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. starting on August 12 Discovery Library 3:30 p.m. weekdays in July & August 1 & 2 and 4 p.m. weekdays starting August 12 Kids' Yoga 10:30 a.m. Every Tuesday in July Healthy Families Class 10:30 a.m. Every Tuesday in July Food tastings & cooking demonstrations
Preschool & Lapsit Storytimes 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays (except August 7) Stories, songs, & playtime
Homeschoolers Explore the States 1 p.m. on Thursdays (except July 4, August 1 & August 8) Kids in the Kitchen 10:30 a.m. Every Friday in July
Best for third grade and up 4
Look Up at the Stars 2 p.m. on July 8
Astronomy for everyone with former NASA consultant Kevin Manning
How to Train Your Dragon 2 & 3 10:30 a.m. July 8 & 15 Free movies
Homeschoolers Explore STEM 1 p.m. on July 9 & Every Tuesday starting on August 13 NLR Fire Department 10:30 a.m. on July 11 Pet a truck
MAIN BRANCH CHILDREN'S EVENTS Community Fun 10:30 a.m. on July 18
More first-responders visit
Hotel Transylvania 3 10:30 a.m. on July 22 Free movie
More first-responders visit
Hotel Transylvania 3 10:30 a.m. July 22
Space Food 10:30 a.m. on July 25 Kids create astronaut treats
The Grinch 10:30 a.m. on July 29
Book Talk with 8-year-old Author Kamille Mohler 10 a.m. on August 10 The fourth-grader from Maumelle aims to end bullying and inspire kindness with her book, I am Not.
Back-to-School Bash! 4 p.m. on August 19
A party, complete with school supply prizes, for ages 18 & under
Coloring Days August 5 to 9
Tweens in the Kitchen R Noon on August 24
MAIN BRANCH TEEN CENTER EVENTS Movie Mondays Noon every week in July 2 p.m. on July 2 Teen Yoga 2 p.m. Every Wednesday in July Saturday Crafternoon noon July 6 & 20 August 3 & 17
TEEN GAMING 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays in July, July 13 & 27, and August 10, 24, & 31
Look Up to the Stars 2 p.m. on July 8 Astronomy for everyone with former NASA consultant Kevin Manning
Alien Invasion Training 2 p.m. on July 9
2 p.m. on July 11 Ghost Hunting with Rhonda Burton 2 p.m. on July 16
R = Contact location for required reservation. Adult events
Teen events Tween/Teen events Kids' & Family events
MAIN BRANCH TEEN CENTER EVENTS Hungry, Hungry Hippos 2 p.m. on July 18 Life-sized
Galaxy Perler Beads 2 p.m. on July 23 Galaxy Shirts 2 p.m. on July 25
Friday Party Hour 4 p.m. every week in August Marvel Movie Mondays 4 p.m. every week in August Poster Making 4 p.m. on August 5
Mad Libs 4 p.m. on August 13 Robot Freeze Tag 4 p.m. on August 15 Back-to-School Bash! 4 to 6 p.m. on August 19
Nacho Bar 4 p.m. on August 20
Decorate a sugar cookie
Teen Gaming 4 p.m. every Wednesday in August
Throwback Thursday: Hayao Miyazaki 4 p.m. on August 22
Mario Kart Tournament 4 p.m. on August 1
Perler Beads 4 p.m. on August 8
Team Minute to Win It 4 p.m. on August 27
Design your own
Space Cookies 2 p.m. July 30
ARGENTA BRANCH ADULT EVENTS Cheryl McMickle & Dewana McIntosh's Organic Transitions Mixed Media Exhibit in the gallery through July 12
Bingo Games 1 p.m. July 12 & August 9
Monday Movies 1 p.m.
Mixed media artist Ray Ogar's Zero Landmass Archive opens on July 19 & Drawings and graphics of Natalie Richie on August 16
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince on July 8 Small Foot on July 15 First Man on July 22 The Pacifier on July 29 Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 on August 5 & Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallow - Part 2 on August 19 6
Apollo 11 Documentary 1 p.m. on July 23 Mark 50th Anniversary with refreshments & door prizes Everyone's a Winner
Argenta ArtWalk Receptions 5 - 8 p.m.
Zero Landmass Archive
1 p.m. July 12 & August 9
MAIN BRANCH JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS Driving Organizational Results R 6 to 7:30 p.m. on August 7 2:30 to 4 p.m. on August 14 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on August 21 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on August 28
Core Competency Training: Leadership R 2 to 3 p.m. on August 13 2 to 3 p.m. on August 15 6 to 7 p.m. on August 22
Achieve successful outcomes by building and sustaining momentum.
Learn to be a leader no matter your title.
MAIN BRANCH LINC CENTER CLASSES & EVENTS Tick Tock Tech Time available anytime
Graphic Design 101 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays
For help using your devices, please bring them fully charged along with your passwords.
Photography 101 5 to 6 p.m. on July 3, July 10, & August 7
eSports Practice 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays & 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. on Fridays Computer Basics 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays & 11 a.m. to noon on Fridays Coding Basics 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays
Cyber Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 6 & 20 August 3 & 17 All-Ages Brawlhalla Tournament 1 p.m. on July 6
Filmmaking 101 5 to 6 p.m. July 17, 24, & 31 and August 14, 21, & 28 Microsoft Publisher 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays
(Except July 4)
Video Editing 101 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays (except July 4, July 25, and August 22)
All-Ages Mortal Kombat X Tournament 1 p.m. on July 20 & August 17 Photo Editing 101 5 to 6 p.m. on July 25 and August 22 All-Ages Quake Tournament 1 p.m. on August 3
SPORTS PRACTICE 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays & 11 a.m. to noon Fridays
5 to 6 p.m. Mondays & 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Fridays
= Contact location for required reservation. Adult events Teen events Tween/Teen events Kids' & Family events
MAIN BRANCH ADULT EVENTS New Views of the Universe: Hubble Space Telescope & Science-on-a-Sphere Exhibit
Free Walk-In Legal Clinic 9 a.m. to noon July 13
Ice Cream Social & Cake Decorating Contest R 1 p.m. on August 3
Leigh Law, PLLC, answers your legal questions.
Meditation 1 p.m. on Thursdays (except July 4 & 11)
Register to compete by July 29, or come enjoy ice cream and cake at 2 on August 3.
Bingo Games 1 p.m. on July 16 & August 20
In the gallery through August 31
Yoga 6 p.m. on Thursdays Mixxed Fit 11 a.m. on Saturdays Look Up to the Stars 2 p.m. on July 8
Astronomy for everyone
Garden Craft R 1 p.m. on July 24
Garden Gazing Balls
Auditory Hallucination Simulation 11 a.m. on July 25
Mental health awareness
CD Art on July 9
Lit @ Lunch: An excerpt from Ursula K. Le Guin's Solitude 12:30 p.m. on July 27
Nerd Hub R 5:30 p.m.
Essence of Books R 6 p.m.
Krafty Seniors R 1 p.m.
Origami Creations on July 9 & Star Wars Painted Totes on August 13
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie on July 30 & Carl Weber's Influence on August 27
Ice Cream Social & Cake Decorating Contest 1-3 p.m. Saturday, August 3
Galactic Mural Tutorial R 4 p.m. on August 6 Learn GIMP photo-editing
Puzzle Contest 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 29, 30, & 31 and noon to 3 p.m. on August 9 & 10
See how quickly you can work our 300-piece puzzle - either solo or with your team.
Bottle Cap Craft R 6 p.m. on August 20 Writers' Workshop 2 p.m. on August 24
All genres welcome! Feel free to bring your writing for discussion.
William F. Laman Public Library July/August Event Guide