Month: May 2020

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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Public Health and the Public Library

May 4, 2020 UPDATE

CALS will be closed to the public and all programs have been suspended until further notice. Due dates have been extended to May 18 and fines will begin to accrue on May 19. Beginning Monday, May 11, curbside service will be available from 9:00am-6:00pm at all branches,

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Virtual Programming: Explore the Civil War in Arkansas with Mark Christ

Missing our Arkansas history programs? We miss seeing you here in person, but while we wait to reopen our doors, we’re going online to highlight some important events in our state’s story.

CALS has its own expert on the Civil War on staff in the person of our head of Adult Programming, Mark K.

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What Are You Reading? Anne Orsi

I am a lawyer and the president of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers, a group that promotes science literacy, humanism, and the separation of church and state. I organize the Freethinkers’ monthly lecture and discussion series on topics of social justice, philosophy, humanism, science, and current events.

History is one of my passions,

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