Month: September 2019

Rocky Horror Picture Show Returns!

Come rock out to this beloved cult classic and audience interactive favorite!

It was 1975 when Brad and Janet first got lost in a storm and ended up at the haunted mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (played with glee by a cross-dressing Tim Curry). Ever since, audiences have been singing and dancing through the haunted house with the cast in their offbeat coming-of-age story.

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Publishers Are Changing E-Book Access for Libraries

It was a dark and stormy morning…

You run to your car through the rain to start your drive to work and open your favorite e-audiobook app for some rush-hour listening. To your dismay, the audiobook you purchased has vanished from your library. After dinner, the rain still falls as you settle into your favorite chair with a cup of tea to finish the thrilling ebook you bought last week,

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Get Your Goat On!

CALS Milam Library Celebrates Goat Fest with Perryville

On Saturday, October 5, the town of Perryville will host the wildly popular Goat Fest, an event that annually brings thousands of visitors to enjoy goats in costume, parades, goat theater, goat yoga, demonstrations, and vendors selling whimsical products such as goat’s milk soap bedecked with horns.

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Staff Picks: Pam Rudkin

I’m an avid book downloader. Often my reading time is in the dark in bed with my iPad, so downloading a book from Overdrive or Libby, even at midnight, is very appealing to me. Most recently I’ve been reading The Farm by Joanne Ramos as well as a diet book called Dr.

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No Limitations: Art Class Inspires David to Discover His Gifts

David Johnson loves bowling and has trophies to prove it. He loves the Arkansas Razorbacks. And now, thanks to his work in art classes at CALS, a caring family, and a dedicated health care professional, David also has a passion for art.

David is 35 and has Down Syndrome, which presents him with a different set of abilities and challenges than most people.

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Check It Out! Graphic Novels for the Reluctant Graphic Novel Reader

Welcome to Check It Out! CALS Collection Development staff will periodically post information about titles in the collection that we hope you will find useful and want to check out. We’ll probably focus less on blockbusters and bestsellers and more on publicizing titles that you might overlook.  These recommendations come from the Manager of Collection Development.

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Staff Picks: Stewart Fuell

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin is everything a great fantasy novel should be: It has masterful worldbuilding, it has a magic system, it has multiple storylines that hold a mirror up to the best and worst of humanity. The story and the storytelling, though, go above and beyond into brilliance.

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What Are You Reading? Janelle Lilley

I’m the weekend news anchor and a reporter for KATV Channel 7 in Little Rock. I moved to Arkansas in 2011, so I feel very at home in the Natural State.

What are you reading at the moment or what is next on your list?

This year, I started a book club with some friends.

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