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Adult Christmas Card Making

Sande will lead us through crafting our own Christmas cards and gift tags. Registration required: gcarrico@cals.org . Ages 14 & up.

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Kids Kraft A Gift

Each afternoon kids will have the opportunity to create handmade gifts for loved ones.

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Podcast: Rex and Paul Go on a Western Arkansas Sojourn

Rex and Paul chew the fat about their sojourn in western Arkansas (part one), starting at Texarkana and heading north. And admiring four beautiful lakes, checking out the museum at Ashdown, pondering the origins of the name De Queen and admiring cool things going on there, humoring Rex’s sore feelings about a football state championship of long ago,

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Love Actually (R)

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

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CALS Announces Not-Quite-Holiday Film Fest

It’s a wonderful life, unless you happen to find yourself in Nakatomi Tower on Christmas Eve. The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater, 100 Rock Street in Library Square, has announced the lineup for its series of holiday films, the Not-Quite-Holiday Film Fest, running from Tuesday, November 27, through Thursday, December 20. Each film starts at 6:30 p.m. 

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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