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Super Movie Saturday

Watch Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) on our giant screen and eat popcorn!

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Kari Faux

CALS Arkansas Sounds presents Kari Faux

Arkansas’s biggest hip-hop artist returns to her hometown of Little Rock for a special performance, making a stop on her Help Wanted tour to celebrate the release of her new EP Cry 4 Help. Since 2011, the rapper, singer, and record producer has released her debut album,

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Strange New Worlds: Is Earth Special?

Our search for exoplanets, planets outside our own solar system, has so far yielded thousands of strange new worlds but, none of them appear to be anything like our blue-green Earth. Is our world truly special? Or, maybe, the question should be: how Earth-like does a planet need to be in order to be like Earth?

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Free Access to 25,000+ Audiobooks with Your Library Card

Central Arkansas Library System card holders can listen to over 30,000 digital audiobooks from RBdigital, with more titles added every month.

To get started, visit the RBdigital web site and use the Register link to set up an account; watch the video tutorial below to find out how. You can then use the web site, the mobile app, or RBdigital’s desktop apps for your Mac or PC, to find and checkout your next favorite audiobook!

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Our Gathering Place

CALS Executive Director Nate Coulter

In early spring, there’s no better place to be than inside a greenhouse. In the greenhouse, patient gardeners create the conditions for change, anticipating a time when the weather will be warmer and kinder. Seeds sprout and saplings grow sturdier, protected from the harshness of the climate outside. The greenhouse is a place of preparation, and when the time is right, mature and hardy plants come out into the wide world to find their place, put down roots, and add their own gifts to our ecosystem.

When designers envisioned our Children’s Library, they included a greenhouse as part of a design that allowed children to be educated not only in book knowledge, but in the natural world. And, like the seedlings that sprout in the greenhouse, the children of our community need a place where they can find the nurturing ground of kindness, compassion, and encouragement from gardeners who are committed to the healthy growth of young minds.

Young people have always been a major part of the mission of public libraries. We are fortunate at CALS to have dedicated, experienced staff members who put their hearts into every youth program they create and lead. The library is committed to welcoming all youth, celebrating their uniqueness, and helping them discover the world around them and their own place in it.

Spring is the season of transition from dormancy to growth. Our community, our region, and our nation are also moving through a time of transition. In this time when the cultural climate can sometimes be unpleasant, we hope the library system will provide a greenhouse – a place of nurture and personal growth, not only for our children, but for adults who seek to plant new ideas and help our whole community grow.

Nate Coulter
Executive Director
Central Arkansas Library System