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September happenings at Laman Library

From storytelling, to music, to exciting art exhibitions, there’s a variety of entertaining events at William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock during the month of September.

One of the library’s most popular programs, Live At Laman, will showcase the internationally known blues band Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain, on Thursday September 11, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.

The monthly nutrition and fitness program Fit 2 Live At Laman! will feature the program Get Fit With NLRHS Football Coach Bolding on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Argenta Branch on Main Street in North Little Rock will host Tales From the South Dinner/Show in which award-winning artist Stephano Sutherlin, owner of Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery, will talk about his fascinating life, from running away to join a carnival as a teenager to working as a courtroom sketch artist for CNN to moving to Little Rock where he has become a key figure in the local art community. Dinner will be catered by Trio’s Restaurant. Live music will be provided by The Salty Dogs and Bluesman Mark Simpson. Tickets for the show are $10 with an additional fee of $1.54. Tickets that include dinner are $30 with a fee of $2.64.

Also at the Argenta Branch is a compelling art exhibition titled The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France, which runs September 1 to October 16, 2014. The exhibition is partly based on the publication The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond, and explores the experiences of the couple who created the popular children’s book The Adventures of Curious George, as they fled Nazi occupied France during WWII, taking with them the manuscript for Curious George. The exhibition features 27 framed art prints by Allan Drummond as well as other supplemental images. The exhibition’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday though Saturday.

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