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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator CC is the industry standard design app that lets you capture your creative vision with shapes, color, effects, and typography. With Adobe Illustrator, you can create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and complex illustrations for any medium. Learn the basics of Illustrator and create exciting digital art. Taught by professional illustrator Carol Spencer Morris.

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The Last Waltz

A film screening celebrating “one of the most important cultural events of the last two decades” (Rolling Stone). Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz: 40th Anniversary Edition celebrates The Band’s historic 1976 farewell concert and features Arkansas music legend Levon Helm. See The Last Waltz like never before on CALS Ron Robinson Theater’s state-of-the-art DCI-compliant Barco digital cinema projection system with a 32′

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Lunchtime Book Discussion

This month’s book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched.

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Hygge: The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort & Connection

We call it coziness. In Denmark, it’s called Hygge – the Art of Contentment, Comfort & Connection. Learn all about Hygge and how you can bring Hygge to your life! Participants will learn how to make their own candles and get a chance to win a cozy door prize. For adults. Please call 663-5457 or come by the branch to register.

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Fidget Wars

Who can keep it spinning the longest? Prizes awarded.

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Getting Started with InDesign

Learn to use Adobe InDesign to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks.
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New Digital Studio Offers Resources for Entrepreneurs and Content Creators

Williams Library Opens Business and Technology Center

Our library system has just opened a new mini-studio filled with free equipment to help create content for today’s digital small businesses! The new Business and Technology Center at the Williams Library (1800 Chester St.) is an innovative workspace that enhances creativity for digital promotion,

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Mystery of Notorious Arkansas Murder Explored in New Book

the book jacket art for Remembering Ella

The brutal murder of a young girl in the Arkansas Ozarks triggered shock and the threat of mob violence, followed by decades of mystery: now author Nita Gould unveils the remarkable story in her book Remembering Ella: A 1912 Murder and Mystery in the Arkansas Ozarks, just released by Butler Center Books.

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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