CALS Blogs

Get to Know Steve Petkoff, Six Bridges Featured Author

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Holly Street tells the story of life growing up in the Arkansas Delta in the 1940s and 1950s, particularly in Helena. As a youngster, I learned how to work early by helping my father on his bread route.


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Library Card Sign up Month

Library Card Sign up Month is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the perks of being a CALS member. Sign up here any time of year, or, go enjoy the bubbles at Fletcher when you sign up there.

Curious what all your library card gets you?


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Get to Know Eli Cranor, Six Bridges Featured Author

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It features a high school football player with an explosively troubled home life, an idealistic coach who thinks he can save him, and a murder that threatens to tear their Arkansas town apart on the eve of the playoffs.

What motivated you to write it?


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Six Bridges Book Festival presents: Cooking Workshops with Lauren Thomas and Vishwesh Bhatt

Six Bridges Book Festival is proud to offer two fantastic cooking workshops at the Roosevelt Thompson Library (38 Rahling Circle) on October 29. Lauren Thomas, author of The Modern Hippie Table, will present a Fall Charcuterie Design Workshop at 10am. Tickets are $15. Vishwesh Bhatt, author of I Am from Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef, will present an Evolving American South Cooking Workshop at 4pm. Tickets are $15. Additionally, Lauren and Vishnesh will speak together at 2pm.

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Count UP needs tutors

Count UP is a free after-school math tutoring program for K – 12 students in Central Arkansas. Through this program, created by the Central Arkansas Library System and supported by the ESSER Grant from the Arkansas Out of School Network, experienced tutors are matched with students to provide personalized support and guidance. 

Eligibility

  • Tutors must be 16 years or older
  • Tutors must pass a background check
  • Tutors must attend volunteer training
  • Tutors must have regular availability on at least one weekday afternoon and/or Saturday each week

“I enjoy being able to engage with young people in the community and help in a small way.


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Banned Books for your book club

CALS has a wide variety of books to choose from for your book clubs, there are nearly 350 titles available. These kits can be requested up to a year in advance and aren’t checked out like a traditional book. Kits include 10 copies of the book your group will read so you don’t have to track down individual copies.


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