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August 2022 Program Guide

We’re heading back to school! Check out the list of programs and activities for students and the updated meal schedule. While you’re browsing, view the latest author talks, art exhibitions, film schedule and more. View Tim Jacob’s work View August Programs
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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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The Beauty in Breaking: Author Talk with Michele Harper

Michele Harper is a female African American emergency room physician in an overwhelmingly male and white profession. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia when he told her he couldn’t move with her.

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Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact: Author Talk with Liz Wiseman

Join us as we sit down in conversation with Liz Wiseman, New York Times Best Selling author, researcher, and executive adviser. Liz will talk about her latest book, Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact, and her other work.

In Impact Players, Liz asks the question,

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Thrivers: Parenting Tips & Tools to Help Kids Thrive in an Uncertain World – Author Talk with Dr. Michele Borba

Join us in conversation with bestselling author and expert in child development, Dr. Michele Borba, as she discusses her book, Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine.

Data shows that today’s youth are the loneliest, most stressed, and risk-averse on record. Though well-educated, they are failing to launch in real life.

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False Negative: An Evening with John Waters

Buy Tickets – $40 Front & Center

Buy Tickets – $35 First Floor

Buy Tickets – $30 Balcony

CALS Six Bridges Book Festival has announced that tickets are now on sale for False Negative: An Evening with John Waters, Saturday,

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Hoopla Has Bonus Borrows for August!

If you’ve had a CALS card for any length of time, you probably know that we offer audio and digital books through the Libby app. But even the most experienced CALSian might not know about Hoopla. Hoopla is an app that offers a variety of digital media; at CALS, we use it to offer TV shows,

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Vega Discover FAQ – Getting to know the new online catalog

The software for our new online catalog is called Vega Discover, or just Discover. The online catalog software we have been using for several years, which you may still be using, is called Bibliocommons. Vega is actually the name of a new suite of software modules which work together seamlessly to help us better communicate and interact with you. You are probably familiar with another software suite that uses a similar naming convention, Microsoft Office, where Office is the name of the suite of tools, and Word, Excel, Powerpoint are tools within that suite.

Using these product names will help distinguish between Discover and Bibliocommons in this FAQ, but you can also think about these two different pieces of software simply as the new catalog (Discover) and the old catalog (Bibliocommons).

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Six Bridges presents: Phong Nguyen, Bronze Drum

Author Phong Nguyen joins moderator Steven Duong to discuss his historical novel Bronze Drum, a story of ancient Vietnam based on the true story of two warrior sisters who raised an army of women to overthrow the Han Chinese and rule as kings over a united people.

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