February Behind the Stacks For all the Anti-Valentines' Day fans out there this month...check out this week's Behind The Stacks?
Our empathic librarian makes movie suggestions for those looking for an alternative this year to the yooey-gooey romantic sap. You can read Behind The Stacks on our website and in your copy of The Free Weekly.
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T2 Artists' Forum: Sons of the Prophet 
Saturday, February 2 at 3pm
Sons of the Prophet, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama, hits the TheatreSquared stage in February. 
Everyone is invited to the forum as Stephen KaramSons author, joins T2 director Robert Ford and KUAF's Kyle Killams to discuss the upcoming production. 
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Songwriting Workshop with J Wagner 
Tuesday, Feb 12 at 5:30pm J Wagner
Is there a song in your heart this Valentine's Day? Let songwriter and musician J Wagner help you express it. Wagner will lead exercises and share how and why he writes.
The workshop is free and no registration is required. 
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Community Cinema: The Powerbroker 
Sunday, Feb 17 at 2pm The Powerbroker
Civil rights leader, Whitney Young's often untold story is presented by filmmaker and niece, Bonnie Bowell Hamilton an Emmy award winning journalist. See a screening of the film and join the discussion with UA professors
Gordon Morgan and Calvin White. 
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Caravanserai: Film Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, Feb 27 at 6:00pm
Two films by Moroccan-American filmmaker Hakim Belabbes, 

A Nest in the Heat and Whispers, will be followed by Belabbes's discussion of the film making process and a Q&A.  Belabbes, a native Moroccan, teaches film direction and production at Columbia College in Chicago and he is the producer, writer and director of Cinemat Productions and the co-founder of the Image Education Center in Morocco. 

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February Highlights for Children

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Take Your Child To The Library Day
Saturday, Feb 2 at 10:30am

Join us for a morning of stories and crafts as we celebrate the 2nd Annual Take Your Child To The Library Day! Be sure to check out the NEW touchscreen computers on Starr Island.

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Chinese New Year Storytime!
Saturday, Feb 9 at 10:30am  

It's the year of the Snake! Learn about the holiday and enjoy games, food, and crafts.

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Afterschool Workshops
Thursdays at 4pm
For students in grades K-5. 
  • Feb 7: Chemistry With Kate
  • Feb 14: International Kids
  • Feb 21: Beaver Water District
  • Feb 28: German Immersion

Registration begins three weeks before each workshop.   Sign up by calling the Children's Desk at 479.856.7170

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Shannon Wurst
Shannon Wurst Concert
Saturday, Feb 16 at 10:30am  

Bring the entire family for a musical good time with Shannon! 

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FPL Storytime
Black History Month Storytime!
Saturday, Feb 23 at 10:30am  

Members of  Delta Sigma Theta will read and make crafts with kids in celebration of Black History Month. 

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February Highlights for Teens
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HP Lock In
Harry Potter and the 
"Half Night Lock In"
Saturday, Feb 9, 6:00pm
Calling all TEEN muggles!

A night of magical fun, Harry Potter-themed activities, games, and crafts ... as well as films! The event is free and open to ages 12-17.Parents must register their teen in person at the Children's Desk.

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Free Flix Before 6: 
Men In Black III
Thursday, Feb 21 at 5:30pm
Come for the sci-fi-comedy, stay for Bill Hader's performance as Andy Warhol.  Agent J travels to 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating  Agent K and changing history.
Free film, free popcorn.
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Baby Bookworms (0-24 mos)
Mon & Thurs at 9:45am
Toddler Time (2-3 yrs)
Mon & Thurs at 10:30am
Preschool Storytime (3-5 yrs)
Tues & Wed at 10:30am
Family Storytime
Sat at 10:30am
February Book Clubs
BookTalk @ Night
Mon, Feb 4 at 6:30pm
Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art  by Christopher Moore
Mon, Feb 11 at 1pm
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Crimes & Clues
Thurs, Feb 14 at 9:30am
Beyond the Body Farm : A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science  by William Bass

Teen Clubs
Teen Yu-Gi-Oh Club
Sat, Feb 2 & 16 at 11am 
Teen Anime Club
Mon, Feb 11 at 5pm
Teen Gamers Club
Tues, Feb 26 at 4pm