CALS Blogs

Roxane with one N

Author and social commentator Roxane Gay spoke virtually Thursday, April 29, as part of the CALS Speaker Series. Her parting advice to aspiring writers is one that many can take to heart even outside of the realm of writing: “Be relentless.”  

She began by reading an essay,


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What’chu Eatin’ Wednesdays

Wednesday is arguably the saddest day of the week. It’s not called “Hump Day” for nothing. Thankfully, the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square is launching a tasty new reason to visit the Library Square- What’chu Eatin’ Wednesdays! Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until sold out) they’re hosting a new food truck.


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Celebrate 501 Day Downtown

Have you heard the news? There’s a new holiday on the [local] calendar and it’s celebrating all things local to the Five Oh One. On May 1 (Get it? 5/01) the Downtown Little Rock Partnership is leading the charge on celebrating central Arkansas.


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Fine Limits Change May 1

Everything is going to be fine.

Early last Spring, we increased the fine limit to allow a bit of breathing room for our patrons as we all adjusted to a difficult time. But now, it’s time for all of us to begin the process of returning to normal, including reducing our fine limit to pre-pandemic amounts.


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Three cheers for volunteers!

Our volunteers are invaluable members of the CALS team. Volunteers bring special talents and enthusiasm with them. Many of our volunteers are also members of Friends of CALS, and with their monetary donations for this annual membership they support programs across the library system.


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Go Green with CALS!

We’re well into April and the Earth Day events are in full swing, Earth Day might be one day, April 22, but CALS is celebrating all month. There’s still time to log into a virtual Zoom event,


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Book donations accepted at Main

As we continue to move through the phases of the coronavirus pandemic, we at CALS are continuing to evaluate our procedures and how we interact with the public. We have looked at things like, continuing our mask mandate, how we handle quarantining our books,


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Literary Bridges: A dive into Spanish literature

CALS invites you to join us for a new limited event speaking series, in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, this program is part of Literary Bridges (Puentes Literarios Arkansas-Mexico).


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