CALS Blogs

Grow Your Garden with the CALS Seed Library

We’ve opened a new Seed Library at the CALS McMath branch library!

Now you can spend autumn dreaming up garden ideas as you look through our seed collection. You’ll be ready to start germinating those indoor seeds in January and February. The seed library features a cabinet supplied with envelopes full of seeds including:





In addition,

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Six Bridges Book Festival: Tim O’Brien

Author of Acclaimed Vietnam War Novel to Appear at Virtual Book Festival

Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried has earned high critical acclaim since its publication in 1990. A haunting blend of fiction and memoir usually called a “novel of the Vietnam War,” the book captures the cruelty and violence of war and the humanity of the soldiers caught up in it.

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Six Bridges Book Festival: Ernesto Cisneros

Middle-Grade Novel of Immigrant Family Separation Shows Wonder Years Disrupted

When you’re in seventh grade, it’s a big deal when your best friend decides to run for student body president. Only eighth graders usually do that. Naturally, Efrén is going to stand behind his friend. And all the other stuff in life,

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Six Bridges Book Festival: Angela Garbacz

Perfectly Golden Delights Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Traditional Bakers

To be praised as “one of the most innovative women in food and drink” by Food & Wine magazine would be high praise for any chef. But for Angela Garbacz, such critical acclaim was all the sweeter after she fulfilled her lifelong dream by opening her own bakery in her hometown of Lincoln,

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RBdigital Moving to OverDrive Effective September 15

RBdigital, one of the companies that provides digital content to CALS, has been purchased by OverDrive, another library content provider. Ebooks and audiobooks from the CALS RBdigital collection will be moving to Overdrive and no longer be available on the RBdigital platform.

With the Libby app from OverDrive, you will still be able to browse,

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Poll Champs 2020

Democracy can’t survive without you.

This is no exaggeration. Pulaski County faces a serious shortage of poll workers to run the general election on November 3, 2020. The Pulaski County Election Commission recently put out a call for poll workers, and CALS is helping spread the word in a nonpartisan, publicly funded effort to support our elections.

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What Are You Reading? Amy Forbus

My name is Amy Forbus, and I serve as Communications Director for Hendrix College. After I graduated from Hendrix, my husband and I spent 14 years living in the Dallas area, then moved back to Little Rock in 2010 – we’re both Arkansas natives. When we aren’t constrained by a pandemic, I sing with a couple of different bands on a regular basis.

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Summer Reading Club 2020 Kindles Imaginations with Virtual Fun

It’s a wrap! Summer Reading Club 2020 has come to a close for this summer. Kids had loads of fun as we all celebrated reading with our theme, “Imagine Your Story.” And thanks to our online book-tracking system, readers of all ages were still able to log their books, movies, and activities and win prizes!

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