Charlie Hunter Trio

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International Games Day

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Sanders Distinguished Lecture: James Moses and Mark Bauman

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HALLOWEEN AT CALS

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Halloween (1978)

In 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally killed his older sister. The silent child was incarcerated in the Smith’s Grove Sanitarium under the care of psychiatrist Sam Loomis. Michael’s hometown of Haddonfield was slowly begining to forget the tragic crime. That is until Loomis returns to the town to warn them of Myers’ escape from Smith’s Grove.

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Pumpkin Carving and Painting Contest

Enter the Dee Brown Library Pumpkin Carving Contest Monday, October 29 for prizes. Contest ends October 31. Snacks and supplies provided. Bring your own pumpkin.

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Halloween Dance Party

Come enjoy Halloween crafts, music and dancing, and snacks.

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Haunted Library

Join us this Halloween as we transform our community room into a hall of horrors. Enter if you dare!

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Family Fun Night: Halloween Storytime

Wear your costume and enjoy Halloween storytime.

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Fiesta para los Dia de los Meurtos

Celebrate and learn about Dia de los Muertos at our craft and candy filled party.

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Halloween Bash

Come show off your best costume. Games and snacks provided.

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Family Pumpkin Carving

Have fun with the whole family by bringing a pumpkin to decorate and carve.

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Halloween Spooktacular

Drop by for an afternoon of fun – tricks, treats, games of skill, and spooky crafts. Don’t forget to wear your costume to scare us or amaze us with your cuteness.

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Trunk or Treat @ the Library

Bring Halloween to the library where kids can go to each car for trick or treating or fun & games!

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Gran Gran’s Toy Library Opens at the Esther DeWitt Nixon Library

The first toy library in Arkansas is now open as a new program of the CALS Nixon Library!

All the new toys are free to check out, thanks to a generous private donor, Liza Wilson.

Gran Gran’s Toy Library opened on September 14 with a playtime party and live music at the CALS Nixon branch in Jacksonville.

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New Mobile Printing Service at CALS

a patron collecting materials printed using the CALS mobile printing service

CALS is delighted to announce the addition of mobile printing to our digital services. Mobile printing increases access and convenience for patrons who need printing capability for work, school projects, or community groups.

From any digital device, a patron can now send a document to be printed at a convenient CALS library branch by email, by mobile app, or by uploading to a website.

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Devoted to the Curious

CALS Executive Director Nate Coulter

One of our patron families, the Tang family, recently explained how they raised their kids to encourage their curiosity. Every Saturday, Mom and Dad took the three boys to their CALS library. And no matter what books the boys picked out, even if the books were way beyond their current grade level, Dad and Mom said, “Ok, go ahead.” The boys had total freedom to follow where their curiosity led them, and all three boys ended up with a deep love of learning. Their natural childhood curiosity flourished and grew over the years, in part due to the freedom of choice they found here at the library.

At CALS, we believe in the transformative power of curiosity. We’re all born with a desire to know more, and that desire leads us to learn and to connect with other people. Our interests are wonderfully diverse, but curiosity is what sends each of us on our own journey of discovery. So if you’re curious about the galaxy, you can check out science books and free telescopes. If you want to know more about crafting or sewing or how to make the perfect cinnamon rolls, there are CALS groups to welcome curious crafters. And if you’re curious about what your community thinks about books or current events, we offer discussion groups and panels of all kinds.

As we support the power of curiosity to change lives, we are constantly expanding choices and opportunities for our patrons. At CALS, we are #DevotedtotheCurious.

Nate Coulter
Executive Director
Central Arkansas Library System