Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
New Digital Podcast and Film Clubs: The groups are like book clubs, but for movies and podcasts. Look for the Laman Library Film and Podcast club groups on Facebook to join the discussions.
Free online Creativebug classes: Patrons have an all-access, no-boundaries pass to explore thousands of classes. Topics include fiber and paper arts, jewelry making, sewing and quilting, food, home and more. To inspire that buzz of creative possibility, Creativebug Inspiration offers plenty of eye candy with images of finished class projects shared by participants. They also feature Creativebug Television (or CBTV for short), where you’ll get a deeper look into the processes, studios, and daily lives of your favorite artists and teachers. You can also save classes and receive personalized recommendations.
North Little Rock School District students, and anyone who doesn’t already have a library card, will need to request an eCard at lamanlibrary.org to access this resource.
How has the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed your Life? North Little Rock’s William F. Laman Public Library is collecting stories and wants to hear how you, your family and your communities are being affected. Share your story to add your voice to the history of our region. This will be important to look back on in the future. At lamanlibrar.org, you may also share photographs and videos for the library to consider for research, education, exhibitions, programs, marketing, promotional material or reproductions.
Ebook/audiobook Requests Accepted: “Even now, with our physical locations closed, you can access the library from home,” according to Crystal Gates, the executive director of the North Little Rock system. “We offer a vast collection of digital materials, crafting/making classes, language learning, movies, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and music, that can be enjoyed in a web browser, downloaded to a mobile device or streamed online.”
Free apps like OverDrive’s Libby, hoopla, Kanopy, Freegal and Tumblebooks for kids may be downloaded from the App Store and accessed with your library card. If you don’t find the eBook or audiobook you’re looking for, requests are accepted at lamanlibrary.org. See the Resources/Downloadables tab on the library website for details.
Little Free Libraries Share Access: Anyone can visit a Little Free Library (LFL) to take a book, and replace it with another if they wish, all free of charge and without being a library patron. Locations:
- Main Branch Library, 2801 Orange St.
- Argenta Branch at the corner of Main and 5th Streets
- At the children’s play area in Burns Park
- Near the dog park in Burns Park
- Idlewild Park in Park Hill
- At the Rose City Community Center
- Across the street from the Lakewood Property Owners Association offices on Lakeshore Drive
- Levy Christian Kindergarten on Camp Robinson Road
- Amboy Elementary
- Near Boone Park Elementary at the corner of Crutcher and West 13th Streets
- NLR Tipton and Hurst on Fairway Avenue, east of Kroger
The Old Mill
Experience the beautiful Old Mill from your home. Though the park is temporarily closed to the public, you can still enjoy the gardens, historic bridges and The Old Mill itself, which was featured in the 1939 classic, Gone with the Wind through virtual tours on Facebook.
Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
Want to sharpen your creative skills? The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is hosting live online workshops, like 3D printing, on their Facebook page.
Cliff & Susan
Cliff & Susan, the duo behind Yadaloo Music & Arts Festival in North Little Rock streams live concerts on Facebook that are family-friendly. They also share live concerts from other musicians and have guest performers.
Ballet Arkansas – Take classes of all levels and learn fun choreography with the professionals at Ballet Arkansas! Learn More
They also have “Story Time with Sugar Plum” on their Facebook page Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.