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September 2014
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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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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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October 2014
Free

Boundless Book Club » Passing by Nella Larsen

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum Library,
600 Museum Way, Bentonville, 72712

Join Librarian Elizabeth Bradshaw in a lively discussion about Passing, a candid exploration of shifting boundaries first published in 1929. Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. Fair, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a white man who is unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past. Clare’s childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, but refuses to acknowledge the racism that continues to constrict…

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

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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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