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What’s Happening in January



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 “Books,” 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.

12 Jeff Broadwater (“George Mason, Forgotten Founder”), Noon-1 p.m. Darragh Center, Main Library

13 Elizabeth “Betsy” Jacoway, (“Turn Away Thy Son”), 3-5 p.m., WW; Mercedes Alexander (“Aurora’s Stand”), 2-5 p.m., PA

16 WordsWorth Bookclub discusses “The Crimson Petal and the White” by Michel Faber, 7 p.m., WW

19 Louise Taylor, O’Susanna Concert, 7 p.m., TBIB, $8

20 Special Storytime with Cookie Mouse to read “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” 10:30 a.m., BN-LR (cameras welcome, call 312-7642 for more info)

21 Mother-Daughter Book Club will discuss “Worth” by Alexandra LaFaye, 2 p.m., TBIB

22 Jill Conner Browne, “The Sweet Potato Queen’s First Big-Ass Novel”), 6-8 p.m., WW

23 That Bookgroup of Cookie’s will discuss “Early to the Dance” by David Payne, 7 p.m., TBIB

Feb. 11 Kevin Brockmeier, reading from his works-in-progress and signing of his books, including his latest, “The Brief History of the Dead,” LB

Every Monday Storytime, 10:30 a.m., BN-NLR; “I Hate to Read” book group, 2 p.m., BN-LR

Every Tuesday Little Rock Chess Association, learn how to play or enjoy a friendly game, 7 p.m., BN-LR; Children’s Storytime, 10 a.m., BN-LR; Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., BAM; Third-Fourth Grade Book Group, 2 p.m., BN-LR

Every Wednesday Storytime, 10:30 a.m., BN-NLR; Knitting Club, 7 p.m., BN-LR

Every Thursday Children’s Storytime, 10 a.m., BN

Every Friday Kindergarten/Elementary storytime, 10 a.m., BN-LR; “I’m A Big Kid Now,” second grade, 2 p.m., BN-LR

Every Saturday Themed storytime, 10:30 a.m., BAM; Kids Kreate, Lemony Snicket Activities, 11 a.m., BN-LR

Area Bookstores:

BAM: Books-A-Million, 2747 Lakewood Village Drive, NLR, 771-7581

BREN: Brentano’s Bookstore, Park Plaza, 663-0324 (will close this month).

BN-LR: Barnes & Noble-Chenal, 11500 Financial Centre Parkway, 954-7648

BN-NLR: Barnes & Noble-North Little Rock, 4000 E. McCain Blvd., 771-1124

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 (will close this month).

WW: WordsWorth Books & Co., 5920 R St., 663-9198

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