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December book calendar


Unless otherwise indicated, event is a reading and/or book signing. Call the location for details. To list your event in this calendar, contact Jim Harris at First Thursday, Arkansas Times, P.O. Box 34010, Little Rock, AR 72203 or by phone (501) 375-2985, fax (501) 375-3623 or e-mail: jim@arktimes.com. December 2004 2 Michael Dougan ("Community Diaries"), 7 p.m., TBMP 3 Opening of Sidney Sanders McMath Library with featured speakers, former Sen. Dale Bumpers and CALS Board President Judith Faust, 7 p.m., 2100 John Barrow Road (library opens to the public Dec. 4 at 9 a.m.); Janis Kearney ("Cotton Field of Dream: A Memoir"), 8 p.m., Taylor Contemporanea Arts, 204 Exchange St., Hot Springs. 4 Episcopal Collegiate Orchestra performance/fund-raiser, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., BN; Mark Evans ("An Inning at a Time"), 4-5:30 p.m., WW. 8 Philip Lee Williams ("Distant Flame"), 3 p.m., TBIB 10 O'Susanna Concert with Matt Jordan and Young Stryker, folk-rock-bluegrass, 7 p.m., TBIB, $8 11 Nate Allen ("More Tales From Hog Heaven"), 4 p.m., TBIB; In-store bookfair/fund-raiser to benefit Arkansas State Library and La Voz Latina, all day, BN; Bill Downs ("The Fighting Tigers: The Untold Stories Behind the Names on the Ouachita Baptist University WWII Memorial"), 4-5:30 p.m., WW 16 Clay Blount ("Birthright"), 5 p.m., TBIB 18 Deborah Halter ("The Papal No"), 1 p.m., BN 19 Hayes McClerkin ("Shortcuts to Life's Secrets"), 3 p.m., TBIB Jan. 3 TBIB begins taking orders for John Grisham's new novel, "The Broker," 9:30 a.m. Every Tuesday Little Rock Chess Association, learn how to play or enjoy a friendly game, 7-10:30 p.m., BN (no meeting the week of Christmas); Children's Storytime, 10 a.m., BN; Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., BAM Every Thursday Storytime, 10 a.m., BN, Yu-Ghi-Oh reading group, 6 p.m., BN Every Thursday morning Books-a-Million Buddies (geared to elementary and pre-school children), call Pam for reservations, 771-7581 Every Saturday Themed storytime, 10:30 a.m., BAM; Cranium Night, 6 p.m, BN Every second and fourth Thursday C.U.R.E. meeting, 7 p.m., BN Area Bookstores: BAM: Books-A-Million, 2747 Lakewood Village Drive, NLR, 771-7581 BREN: Brentano's Bookstore, Park Plaza, 663-0324 BN: Barnes & Noble-Chenal, 11500 Financial Centre Parkway, 954-7648 BN-NLR: Barnes & Nobel-North Little Rock, 4000 McCain Blvd. LB: Lorenzen & Co. Booksellers, 7509 Cantrell Road, 663-8811 PA: Pyramid Art, Books and Custom Framing, Museum Center, 500 E. Markham St., Suite 110, 372-5824 RMBG: River Market Books and Gifts, Cox Creative Center, 120 Commerce St., 918-3093 TBMP: That Bookstore at Mountebanq Place, 1107 Oak St., Conway, 888-287-7791 TBIB: That Bookstore in Blytheville, 316 W. Main St., Blytheville, 870-763-3333 T&T: Tyler and Tyler Booksellers, 4558 JFK Blvd., NLR, 753-8530 WALD: Waldenbooks, McCain Mall, 758-5447 WW: Wordsworth Books & Co., 5920 R St., 663-9198

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