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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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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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Playground at Children’s Library

The tenth library branch, the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center (CLLC) is rapidly approaching its 10th anniversary. The branch caters to children, students, and families with a computer lab, teaching kitchen, activity area, individual and group study rooms, theater, and community room. In addition to a large collection of books and other materials,


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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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Resolutions made easy with CALS

The new year typically means resolutions; the top five changes that you usually find on any list will include: getting healthy, learning a new skill, get organized, focus on financial goals, quit a bad habit, and our personal favorite – read more. CALS can help with all of these and more.

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New from CALS – Off The Shelf

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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Cooking Up History: The Story Behind the Cookie

Led by community outreach archivist Danielle Afsordeh, on December 12, 2022, several patrons gathered at the CALS Dee Brown Library to learn about how Arkansans have celebrated Christmas over the state’s history. With the help of kitchen programmer Justin Vess, the group also baked cookies using a 1923 sour cream cookie recipe from the collection of the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.


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Food for Fines is back for 2022

Food for Fines is always a popular event at CALS. It’s a perfect end of year program that helps you start the new year with a clean (library fine) slate and also helps provide food for our neighbors in need. The annual Food For Fines program will take place December 11-17. During that time, patrons are invited to bring non-perishable food items to any CALS library to offset overdue fines on their accounts.


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