February is Black History Month. Celebrate with CALS.

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

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CALS – Off The Shelf – February 2023

Off the Shelf will feature new releases in both physical and digital media, exhibitions, and highlight larger system- wide programs. We hope this publication serves our patrons by providing current news about our collection-- the foundation of all great libraries.
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Main on the Move

Main Library will be closing to the public to undergo renovations in Fall 2023; this page will be continuously updated with the latest news. Read this article from Soiree that explains the move.

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February 1, 2023

Executive Director Nate Coulter addressed concerns over the closure of the Galleries &

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Williams Winter Wonderland

Join us as we kick off Library Lover’s Month with a Winter-themed party at the Williams Library! Enjoy soup and sandwiches then watch a scientific ice cream demonstration and make your own concoction from the cocoa bar. Have a (snow) ball playing fun games for all ages with a winter bend, like building an igloo from marshmallows or become an artic explorer and search for long lost books,

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Back in a Spell – Author Talk with Lana Harper

Join us for a magical evening with New York Times bestselling author Lana Harper as she discusses the enchanting third installment of her immensely popular The Witches of Thistle Grove series, Back in a Spell.
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Tastes Like War – Author Talk with Grace M. Cho

You’re invited to an insightful chat with award-winning author Grace M. Cho as she discusses her memoir, Tastes Like War:
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Six Bridges presents: Tom Rob Smith, Cold People

Join us on Thursday, February 16, for an exciting virtual event with Tom Rob Smith, as he discusses his new book Cold People. Tom Rob Smith is the author of the acclaimed Child 44 trilogy. Child 44 itself was a global publishing sensation, selling over two million copies.
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Simultaneous reads available!

 

Have you ever tried to download an ebook only to be told that you have to wait? It doesn’t make sense – how can multiple people not use a digital file at the same time? You would think that’s the main benefit of a digital book over a physical one.

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Birdwatching kits available at CALS!

Thanks to a generous memorial gift from the family of Alan Ross Kumpe, each CALS branch has birdwatching kits available for checkout to all CALS cardholders. Each kit contains a carrying bag, Celestron binoculars, binocular guide, polishing cloth, lens caps (three), and one book (Birds of Arkansas).

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Playground at Children’s Library

Thanks to the Kline Prize awarded to CALS in 2021, CLLC is getting a new feature, a playground! If you have been to that branch lately, you might have noticed the puzzle that is the unassembled playground.

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