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August 2014
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Art Book Club | The Painter’s Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art by Hugh Howard

August 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

George Washington is not well known as one of America’s first art patrons—so how did one man lead a revolution, subsequently build a nation from thirteen colonies, and assist in establishing American art as well? Howard’s novel has been described as “an eloquent new look at the beginnings of the American republic through the portraits of its first icon, George Washington, and the painters who defined him.” Join Crystal Bridges Librarian Elizabeth Bradshaw and Willow Fitzgibbon, Manager of Adult Services…

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Boundless Book Club | Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

From Julian Barnes, author of the Man Booker Prize–winning novel The Sense of an Ending, comes a story about love and loss. “Every love story is a potential grief story,” Julian Barnes writes in Levels of Life. NPR describes the book as “a quirky but ultimately powerful meditation on things that uplift us — literally, as in hot air balloons, and emotionally, as in love — and things that bring us crashing to earth: to wit, that great leveler, the…

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September 2014
Free

The Great Reveal » Preserving your Favorite Books, Photos, and Memorabilia

September 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In this special Great Reveal, librarians Catherine Petersen and Elizabeth Bradshaw will present information on how you can preserve your own rare books and family treasures. Archival history and the process of caring for rare items, as well as where and how to purchase proper archival materials, will be discussed. The Great Reveal is sponsored by John and Emily Douglas. Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.     Register

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Boundless Book Club » A New-England Tale by Catharine Maria Sedgwick

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum Library,
600 Museum Way, Bentonville, 72712

Join Librarian Elizabeth Bradshaw in a lively discussion about A New-England Tale, published in 1822. Jane Elton, orphaned as a young girl, goes to live with her aunt, Mrs. Wilson, a selfish and overbearing woman who practices a repressive Calvinism. In their rural New England village, Jane grows up yearning to break free from Mrs. Wilson’s tyranny and find her place as a citizen of the evolving American republic. She is helped by her encounters with characters who embody various…

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Boundless Book Club » A New-England Tale by Catharine Maria Sedgwick

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum Library,
600 Museum Way, Bentonville, 72712

Join Librarian Elizabeth Bradshaw in a lively discussion about A New-England Tale, published in 1822. Jane Elton, orphaned as a young girl, goes to live with her aunt, Mrs. Wilson, a selfish and overbearing woman who practices a repressive Calvinism. In their rural New England village, Jane grows up yearning to break free from Mrs. Wilson’s tyranny and find her place as a citizen of the evolving American republic. She is helped by her encounters with characters who embody various…

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Short Story Group with the Village Writing School » Bridging Visual and Literary Art

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum Library,
600 Museum Way, Bentonville, 72712

Join our short story group for a literary adventure through the State of the Art exhibition. Alison Taylor Brown, Director of the Village Writing School, will guide the writing experience in which participants will write a short story inspired by contemporary art in the exhibition. Brown will offer instruction in finding a narrative arc, creating dialogue, and building drama. The group will close with a shared reading. Alison Taylor Brown, director and founder of the Village Writing School, has a…

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