CALS Blogs

It’s a party! Celebrating Sue Cowan Williams Library

On Tuesday, June 14, the Sue Cowan Williams Library held a block party celebration! This hour and a half long celebration brought in more than one hundred individuals of all ages from within the Dunbar community and even farther away. The celebration was two-fold, a late birthday party for the branch’s namesake and to celebrate 25 years of library service to the community,


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Lawyers in the Library Returns

The Central Arkansas Library System and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services have once again teamed up to offer Lawyers in the Library! The last series of events helped more than 50 people find legal help at no cost to them. Come listen to legal presentations and an opportunity to ask a lawyer your civil legal question.


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Juneteenth Events at CALS

Juneteenth is a celebration held during the month of June in Arkansas and throughout the nation to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration originated in Galveston, Texas, when a regiment of Union soldiers arrived and were able to enforce the freedom of enslaved peoples on June 19, 1865. Since 2005,


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Summer update from the Executive Director

For a lot of people who work with children at the library this window of time heading into summer is one of the favorite times of the year. Our branches begin to see families and younger patrons more and more. Their energy and eagerness to learn are infectious.

This year we are kicking off Summer Reading Club (SRC) with events all over the system,


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July 2022 Program Guide

Hello, Summer! July is packed with activities for all ages. From Shark parties to Summer Reading Club, CALS is bubbling with potential. SRC continues with events all over the system, from color wars and photo booths to concerts and magicians, this year’s program lives up to the theme “Oceans of Possibilities.”

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