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Laman Library features “An Inconvenient Truth”

Laman Library features “An Inconvenient Truth”

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The William F. Laman Public Library System of North Little Rock announced today that its documentary film series, "Movie Mondays," will continue in April with "An Inconvenient Truth."

From director Davis Guggenheim, "An Inconvenient Truth" is a passionate and inspirational look at former Vice President Al Gore's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. In this intimate portrait of Gore and his "travelling global warming show," Gore comes across as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and intent on alerting citizens to this "planetary emergency" before it's too late.

After having its U.S. debut at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and international premiere at Cannes, "An Inconvenient Truth" opened to rave reviews and enthusiastic audiences everywhere. A smash hit, the film went on to win Academy Awards for Best Documentary feature and Best Song.

Union Rescue Mission spends "Night on the Street"

Union Rescue Mission spends "Night on the Street"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Union Rescue Mission (URM) is holding its Fourth Annual Night on the Street to help raise awareness and financial support for programming that touches the lives of  the homeless domestically abused and addicted here in Central Arkansas. URM’s goal is $100,000 and each involved individual will commit to spend the night on the streets, learn about the plight of those the Mission serves and assist in raising resources for the Union Rescue Mission.  Donations can be obtained by contacting friends, colleagues or family to assist in getting the person off the street.  The personal goal of those participating is $1,000.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 17 at the River Market Pavilions from 6 p.m.

Tour Arkansas with CALS traveling programs

Tour Arkansas with CALS traveling programs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Get ready to tour Arkansas with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS).  April is Traveling Arkansas month at CALS, and the whole system is offering programs that highlight Arkansas's best qualities.

Program highlights include photos of Arkansas, places of interest throughout the state, state parks, or books that have been read while traveling in Arkansas.  Many programs are interactive, inviting patrons to bring photos, postcards, or brochures of favorite places or trips in Arkansas, or review books read while traveling Arkansas. 

A lesson in Arkansas history is offered at the Main Library campus in the very buildings that make up the Main Library, Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI), and Cox Creative Center.

Walk to defeat ALS

Walk to defeat ALS

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- ALS patients and their friends, families and supporters will Walk to Defeat ALS during the second annual event at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock on Saturday, April 9, 2011.

Offering HOPE to first-time homebuyers

Offering HOPE to first-time homebuyers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Observing lent across Arkansas

Observing lent across Arkansas

The parishes of the Diocese of Little Rock submitted their Lenten schedules. Call the parish for details before making plans to attend.

The current schedule is available online. You can view it by clicking here.

(Source: Arkansas Catholic)

"Arkansas Goes to War" as part of sesquicentennial event

"Arkansas Goes to War" as part of sesquicentennial event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – “A Gathering Storm: Arkansas Goes to War” is the theme of the seventieth annual conference of the Arkansas Historical Association, which will be held April 14-16 in Little Rock. The deadline to register is March 15.

The conference will feature sessions on a variety of topics centering on events in Arkansas history as the state’s citizens prepared for military conflict. While many speakers will address events linked to the Civil War, other sessions will cover the U.S. Mexican War, World War I and the Korean War.

In addition to the history sessions, the conference includes a reception at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, an awards banquet at the Clinton Presidential Library, and tours of Civil War sites in Central Arkansas, Mount Holly Cemetery, and Oakland-Fraternal Cemetery.