Rodney Crowell: Word For Word Tour at the Ron Robinson Theater
October 8, 8pm

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Take a self-guided tour of our new catalog, Vega Discover.

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2021 Annual Report

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September 2022 Program Guide

It’s a busy month at CALS! We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Library Card Sign-up Month, and Banned Books Week. You can also learn about getting one-on-one tech help with our Digital Literacy Guides and check out the new website for the Six Bridges Book Festival. View Virmarie DePoyster’s work View September Programs
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Be Mighty Little Rock Fall 2022

Kids and teens 18 and younger can receive free USDA meals through Be Mighty Little Rock and the Central Arkansas Library System. Fall meal service will begin on August 22 2022. Supper will be served Monday-Friday at 11 library branches. Saturday lunch will be served at 10 branches. There is no cost. Meals will be served in grab & go style, on-site consumption of meals is not required. Parents will also be able to pick up meals for their kids. No ID or registration required.
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Banned Books Week writing contest winner announced!

The 2022 Banned Books Week writing contest has a winner! Congratulations to Quinn D. Connor for Word Count. Honorable mention goes to Linda Copeland for The Queens of Althearra. Click LEARN MORE below to read these amazing stories.
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Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty – Author Talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura

We invite you to join us for a talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence as he discusses how to stop being too nice and worrying about what others might think.

Are you too nice? Do you find it hard to be assertive and ask for what you want?

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Six Bridges Book Festival presents: Cooking Workshops with Lauren Thomas and Vishwesh Bhatt

Six Bridges Book Festival is proud to offer two fantastic cooking workshops at the Roosevelt Thompson Library (38 Rahling Circle) on October 29. Lauren Thomas, author of The Modern Hippie Table, will present a Fall Charcuterie Design Workshop at 10am. Tickets are $15. Vishwesh Bhatt, author of I Am from Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef, will present an Evolving American South Cooking Workshop at 4pm. Tickets are $15. Additionally, Lauren and Vishnesh will speak together at 2pm.
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George Michael Reborn
featuring Robert Bartko

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On Oct. 29, the night before the 35th anniversary of the historic Faith album, the Six Bridges Book Festival transports you to The Edge of Heaven for a one-night-only performance of George Michael Reborn. This amazing must-see tribute to Wham! & George Michael stars Robert Bartko,

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! This is a great chance to be reminded of everything your CALS card gets you, to renew your card if you’ve let it lapse, and to share the joy of a library card with your friends!

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Six Bridges Book Festival - October 20-30

If you haven’t already cleared your schedule for the end of October, you’ll want to make room before you finish planning those Halloween parties. The 19th annual Six Bridges Book Festival is back from Oct. 20-30 with more than 60 authors participating in sessions, panels and special events, both online and in-person. Most of the festival is free, but some events require registration.

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Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15-October 15

CALS is observing National Hispanic Heritage Month like never before with a variety of activities that will make it easy for the entire community to immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of our fellow Americans.

The celebration shares the vibrance and the warmth of the Hispanic community that touches us all, with food, films, art, music, dancing, and more.

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