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July 2022 Program Guide

Hello, Summer! July is packed with activities for all ages. From Shark parties to Summer Reading Club, CALS is bubbling with potential. SRC continues with events all over the system, from color wars and photo booths to concerts and magicians, this year’s program lives up to the theme “Oceans of Possibilities.”

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Be Mighty Little Rock Food Program

Kids and teens 18 and younger can receive free USDA meals through Be Mighty Little Rock and the Central Arkansas Library System. Summer meal service will begin on June 1, 2022 and go through August 20, 2022. Lunch will be served Monday-Saturday at 11 library branches. Some sites will even offer breakfast. Find a list of local meal sites on the Be Mighty website, bemightylittlerock.org/meals. There is no cost. However, meals must be consumed on site. Click LEARN MORE for complete branch schedule.
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Friends of CALS Used Book Sale

Used Book Sale hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 8, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9. The book sale will take place in the basement of CALS Main Library, 100 Rock Street. Friends of CALS members can shop early Thursday, July 7, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

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Summer Reading Club 2022 – Oceans of Possibilities

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Summer Reading Club 2022 –
Music Schedule

Join us for our Summer Reading Club music series featuring mömandpöp, Stephin Booth, and Brian & Terri Kinder. Click LEARN MORE button for complete performance schedule. Summer Reading Club 2022
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Summer Reading Club 2022 – Museum Schedule

Join us for our Summer Reading Club museum series brought to you by the Museum of Discovery. Click LEARN MORE button for complete schedule of branch demonstrations. Summer Reading Club 2022
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Summer Reading Club 2022 – Magic/Puppet Schedule

Join us for our Summer Reading Club magic & puppet series featuring Tommy Terrific, Scott Davis, and Lela Bloom. Click LEARN MORE button for complete performance schedule. Summer Reading Club 2022
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Summer Update from the Executive Director

For a lot of people who work with children at the library this window of time heading into summer is one of the favorite times of the year. Our branches begin to see families and younger patrons more and more. Their energy and eagerness to learn are infectious.

This year we are kicking off Summer Reading Club (SRC) with events all over the system, from color wars and photo booths to concerts and magicians, this year’s program lives up to the theme – “Oceans of Possibilities.” There are fun events at every branch running through the end of July, and as always, these events are free. Our friends at Community Bakery created cookie decorating kits with a SRC theme. This local business donated $5 from each kit to CALS to help support library programming.

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Six Bridges Presents: Sloane Crosley, Cult Classic

On Thursday, June 23, Sloane Crosley discussed her new book, Cult Classic. Crosley is the author of the novel The Clasp and three books of essays: Look Alive Out There and the New York Times bestsellers I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number. A two-time finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, her work has been selected for numerous anthologies and she has been a columnist for Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and The Independent, among other publications. She lives in New York City. The amusing and insightful author was a Fest guest in 2016. Amy Bradley-Hole moderates.

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