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Teen events and more at Laman this month

Teen patrons of North Little Rock’s William F. Laman Library have plenty to look forward to during the remainder of April. The library is hosting a wide range of activities in the Teen Center from movie nights, to gaming, to a unique poetry contest, an Earth Day celebration and much more. No matter what their interests, teens are sure to find a fun event. While video games are a regular activity at Laman, the library is also hosting events centered around popular board games. The Teen Center is an ideal venue for the library’s young patrons ages 12 to 18, to socialize, learn and have a good time. There are also great activities this month for adults, including classes, demonstrations, work clinics and the shared experience exhibit American Stories: A Piece of My Mind running from April 18, 2014 through June 8, 2014. For details on programs for patrons of all ages please visit

Every Monday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Laman is hosting Monday Movie Mania in which patrons 12-18 can select a movie to view in the Teen Center, equipped with two flat screen LED televisions. Good news: popcorn is back!

The Book Spine Poetry Contest will take place in the Teen Center Thursday April 24, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In this fun and inventive activity, contestants construct poems from the titles of books. Any type of poetry is acceptable including sonnets, ballads, haikus, etc.

Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned board game? Patrons ages 12-18 can enjoy a wide variety of games in the Teen Center on Saturday April 19, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Such classic games as Monopoly, Sorry, Taboo and some newer favorites like Apples to Apples will be available. The Teen Center is also hosting a game of Pictionary on Tuesday April 29, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

An event with an emphasis on science is an Earth Day celebration taking place in the Teen Center on Tuesday April 22, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. There will be lots of fun activities including crafts. Attendees must be ages 12-18 to participate.

A Piece of My Mind is a traveling exhibit which has attracted over 60,000 spectators. Each of the 52 panels, displayed in the Exhibit Hall, includes a canvas gallery wrap with a 250 word excerpt from an interview with an individual on what peace means to them. Also included is the name, brief bio, and portrait of each person interviewed. The exhibit will be on display through June 8, 2014.

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