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Tool Library Helps You Fix Your Home, Car or Bike

Need to find a giant mallet to use just once for a fence you’re putting in at home? How about some wire cutters or a voltage meter? Whether you need to do some painting, drywalling or those bushes need pruning, you can find the tools to do it at the new CALS tool lending library.


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Chewing the Fat Summer Edition, Part II

Chewing the Fat with Rex & Paul features Rex Nelson, Senior Editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and writer of the food blog, Southern Fried, and Paul Austin, former Executive Director of the Arkansas Humanities Council. Rex and Paul get together regularly to talk about Arkansas food,


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Purrfect Pool Reads

Feline like curling up with a good book? We’ve got the purrfect reads right here.



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Summertime Blues Pool Reads

Blue skies and sunshine are returning. Recommended by the staff at Fletcher Library, these books with “blue” in the title will make you anything but sad.



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Nexus Nook at CALS Main Library Named Best of Arkansas 2019

It’s true! The Nexus Nook coffee shop here at CALS has been honored as an Arkansas Times Editors’ Pick for BEST PLACE TO DRINK COFFEE, LISTEN TO MUSIC, AND BE SURROUNDED BY BOOKS YOU CAN’T BUY.

The editors praised the “bookish bistro” with “real music” as a “soothing spot with a good read” and a place to “bliss out.” And we totally agree about our partners,


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A New Name for the Arkansas Literary Festival Heralds a New Vision for Outreach

Little Rock is known for its many striking bridges, which make elegant silhouettes across the Arkansas River and provide pleasure to so many people who walk and bike the river trail. Our bridges light the night with color for all who enter and leave the city—a beautiful symbol of progress and hope.

Bridges take us across barriers that seem impassable.


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Southern Gothic Style Pool Reads

It’s warm and sunny by the pool today, but soon the sun will go down and the shadows will creep in. Recommended by the staff at Fletcher Library, these books, with their disturbing characters, decayed settings, grotesque situations, and sinister events, will put a dark chill in the air.



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Chewing the Fat Summer Edition, Part I

Chewing the Fat with Rex & Paul features Rex Nelson, Senior Editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and writer of the food blog, Southern Fried, and Paul Austin, former Executive Director of the Arkansas Humanities Council. Rex and Paul get together regularly to talk about Arkansas food,


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