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Camden's Industries: Past, Present and Future

Camden's Industries: Past, Present and Future

CAMDEN, AR - The library will host a series of events on “Camden’s Industries: Past, Present, and Future” throughout the month of January, including an exhibit, historians, and a retrospective look at the Knox Woolen Company. The library will also host the presentation of the much-anticipated final report on Camden’s future prospects from CEDAC (Camden’s Community & Economic Development Advisory Committee).

The CEDAC presentation is on Thursday evening, January 27, at 6:30 pm. The final report is a result of months of work canvassing the town, working on a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats), and working with the interim development director to create the strategic action plan for economic development in Camden. 

The library will also host a Knox Woolen Company Retrospective, including a slide presentation and history of the mill by Don Gross and others.

“Simply Books!” January 9 at Camden Public Library

“Simply Books!” January 9 at Camden Public Library

Camden Public Library - “Simply Books” is a book club which will be introduced and led by library staff members. It is an informal book club for adults designed with all you book lovers in mind. Simply Books! is a combination book talk and book club. Bring your favorite book to discuss, and learn what other people are reading! “Our next meeting is Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 2:00 in the Walsh History Center, and we would love to see you there!” says Ann Filley.

The schedule for upcoming meetings is on “Second Sundays” : Sunday Jan. 9
“Second Sunday” of the month thereafter — we’ll confirm as 2011 arrives.

“Songswap” January 6 at Camden Public Library

“Songswap” January 6 at Camden Public Library

Camden Public Library -- The library continues its tradition of live music on “first Thursdays” with a Songswap on Thursday, January 6, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A Songswap is an informal evening of sharing music, sometimes called a Song Circle. Bring a song or two, and a friend or two, and an instrument or two, and join in! All are welcome. Call Ken Gross at the library at 236-3440 for more information.

Railroadiana Show and Sale to be held at Railroad Museum

Railroadiana Show and Sale to be held at Railroad Museum

Arkansas Railroad Museum Railroadiana Show and Sale

1700 Port Road, Pine Bluff, AR

 

April 2 from 9-4

 

Railroad memorabilia, model trains, track and accessories. All brands and scales in N, HO, O and G.

Working modular layouts by local model railroad clubs. Fun for all ages.

Contact Steve Rankin at 870-535-8819 or bigdawb@att.net

Admission: Adults $5, Children 6-12 $2, Children under 6 free with paying adult.

http://arrailroadmuseum.com

DIRECTIONS: Take Port Road exit off of Highway 65B in Pine Bluff and follow signs to the Arkansas Railroad Museum.

Science and Art exhibit to end this month

Science and Art exhibit to end this month

PINE BLUFF, AR - January is the last month for the Science and Art exhibit at the Arts and Sciences Center. The exhibit features several station, including:

“Origami sculpture work” by Robert Lang, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading origami masters with more than 500 designs catalogued and diagrammed. Visitors may fold their own work of art to take home or leave for display in the gallery’s “visitor art” section.

“Beautiful Worm,” which combines biology and photography, offering a unique window into the world of scientific research as interpreted through art. This part of the exhibit showcases research of the C. elegans worm by Ahna Skop, Ph.D., assistant professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin.

“Wearable computers” by Leah Buechley, assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Camden Conference Rising Asia Series in Blue Hill

Camden Conference Rising Asia Series in Blue Hill

Camden Conference - This four session discussion series is a component of the Camden Conference community events program, in anticipation of the 24th annual Camden Conference, “The Challenges of Asia,” 18-20 February 2011 in Camden. It is designed to prepare participants to achieve optimal benefit from participation in the February 2011 conference.

The Camden Conference is proud to announce its newest satellite venue – The Grand in Ellsworth!

It is widely accepted that Asia is on the rise, economically, politically and militarily, with China in the lead.

Pre-school story hours at Camden Public Library

Pre-school story hours at Camden Public Library

Camden Public Library - Pre-school Story Hours are back in full swing! Join Miss Amy Thursdays at 10:00 for 4- and 5-year-olds, and on Fridays at 10:00 for 2- and 3-year-olds.  Come join the magic and wonder of reading, through books, rhymes, songs, flannel board stories, finger plays, puppets, dramatic play and thematic crafts.