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November 2014

The Great Reveal » Who doesn’t love Audubon?

November 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  Join Library Director Catherine Petersen for a rare look at the Library’s collection of Audubon books. The many Audubon publications can be confusing, but this is a wonderful opportunity to learn a little about the Audubon family, a little about naturalist explorers, a little more about printmaking, and a lot about loving nature books! These beautiful color plates of birds and mammals will keep you coming back to view other rare ornithology and botanical illustrations held in our library…

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Free

Spotlight Lecture » Author William Souder explores John James Audubon

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

William Souder is an award-winning author and journalist who has written for some of the nation’s largest newspapers. His second book, Under a Wild Sky, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and has recently been reissued by Milkweed Editions. The book focuses on the early development of John James Audubon as a superb introduction to the artist and the man.   FREE, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335. Register   John James Audubon, Wild Turkey Cock,…

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Free

Boundless Book Club » Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum Library,
600 Museum Way, Bentonville, 72712

Boundless is an evening book discussion held in the Library that focuses on diverse individuals with a predisposition for literature and the dialogue they come to share. Jim Everett, Crystal Bridges Library Reference Assistant in the Crystal Bridges Library, selects literary stories that push the boundaries on views of popular culture, current literary trends and genres, and past literary movements.   FREE, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335. Register

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FREE

Art Book Club »  All About Audubon

November 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Take your pick of one of three John James Audubon biographical selections and join Library Director Catherine Petersen for a discussion of the fascinating life of The Birds of America artist. Audubon, born in 1785, was an illegitimate child of a French shipping captain and a Creole chamber maid, and he went on to become a world-renowned artist-explorer. Each of these books will offer insights into the personality of one of America’s most-loved naturalists and will contribute much to the…

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December 2014
FREE

Boundless Book Club »  The Samurai’s Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Boundless is an evening book discussion held in the Library that focuses on diverse individuals with a predisposition for literature and the dialogue they come to share. We select literary stories that push the boundaries on views of popular culture, current literary trends and genres, and past literary movements. Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.    

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FREE

Art Talk » John James Audubon

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man and Library Director Catherine Petersen will walk you through the exhibition, John James Audubon  and the Artist as Naturalist. Free, no registration required.

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