Month: May 2020

Get Financial Advice for a Changing Economy from AARP Arkansas

In a pandemic-rocked economy of job layoffs and instability, many people are searching for new job opportunities and reevaluating their financial circumstances.

For people over the age of 50, a job search may involve new digital tools, apps, or unfamiliar websites. To help, CALS is partnering with AARP Arkansas  to offer a live,

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CALS to Admit Library Visitors in Phases Beginning June 8

A Message From Executive Director Nate Coulter

I wanted to let you know that over the course of the next few weeks, our library buildings will once again allow the public to come inside for limited services and hours.  This has been a complicated matter. We have had to consider what services can we safely offer. 

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Staff Picks: Kay Kay DeRossette

Kay Kay recently downloaded the Red at the Bone audiobook and thinks it was phenomenal. The story is about three generations trace the effects of race, religion, sexuality, and class on their family.

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Made in Arkansas Film Festival Goes Virtual to Showcase Regional Talent

Whether you like horror films or comedies, this coming week will bring a unique opportunity to enjoy movies together online with your friends, near or far. The Made in Arkansas Film Festival 2020 is going virtual and interactive!

After the Little Rock Film Festival ended its run in 2015, Arkansas filmmakers had fewer opportunities to screen their work for the general public and to meet to exchange ideas or work together. 

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What Are You Reading? Rev. David Freeman

I’m David Freeman, a native of Little Rock with deep Arkansas roots on both sides of my family.

I’ve been the Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Little Rock since 2015 but it’s also the church I grew up attending. In fact, as a child, I started visiting the downtown branch of CALS when it was located directly behind our church building.

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Expert on Staff: Help for Students with Free Virtual Tutoring

When our library buildings had to close to the public and move library programming online, Tyler Compton of the CALS Terry Library was ready to serve however she could. How could she use virtual platforms to give people in our community the most meaningful assistance?

The answer was clear because Compton has a unique skill set to draw on.

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Virtual Programming: Guided Meditation Brings Focus and Calm

When CALS libraries had to close their doors to the public according to CDC guidelines, our staff sought ways to bring helpful library programming online.  And in a world where the ground seems to be constantly shifting underfoot with every daily newscast, many of us are seeking ways to maintain a positive and peaceful mindset.

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