Month: May 2020

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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Returns, Library Circulation, and Safety During COVID-19

Our staff is taking care to keep our book returns and circulation process as safe and sanitary as possible during the pandemic.

We know how important it is to have a process for returning books and other physical items that protects the health of our staff and keeps you and your loved ones safe.


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Shop for Gifts and Art Online and Support CALS

The Central Arkansas Library System includes two sources for unique gifts and for art made by Arkansas artists: the Bookstore and the Galleries at Library Square.

Now, our staff can help you find one-of-a-kind gifts so you can shop with comfort and safety while social distancing. You can contact us by email to order items or get suggestions based on the tastes of your loved one.


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Pump Up Your Digital Skills This Month with CALS Virtual Classes

The month of May offers an exciting set of classes with live, online instruction from one of our digital skills experts, Nathan Smith.

Whether you want to edit videos, build a website with WordPress, or design marketing materials with Canva, Nathan has lots of experience teaching these skill sets. He will work with you through the Zoom platform,


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