Month: December 2020

31 Days of CALS: Six Bridges Book Festival

For almost two decades now, the Central Arkansas Library System’s Six Bridges Book Festival (previously known as the Arkansas Literary Festival) has been the premier celebration of books, authors, words, and reading in the Natural State. A healthy mix of Arkansas wordsmiths and artists along with international and national best-selling authors, the Festival is opportunity for readers to meet and engage with well-known or soon-to-be well-known writers about their work and their shared love of words and literature.


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31 Days of CALS: Live Music

One program that we’ve missed most during the pandemic has been Arkansas Sounds, our regular series of live music concerts, featuring some of the most talented musicians in and around central Arkansas. Until we can hold live events again, you may review some of our previous Arkansas Sounds concerts on our YouTube channel.

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31 Days of CALS: Movie Binge Boxes

A Binge Box contains four to six movies to satisfy your viewing needs for hours on end. Each binge box includes dvds based on actor, director, subject matter, genre, era and eclectic themes such as “Movies With Debatable Endings,” and “Intelligent Life Is Out There…Somewhere” Perfect for holiday breaks, family film festivals, road trips and more,


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31 Days of CALS: Toy Library

Looking for ways to keep your children interested in active play in a world overrun with the latest digital devices? Now, parents and caregivers can find help at the first toy library in Arkansas, a program of our CALS Nixon Library. Our rotating, renewable supply of high-quality toys will stoke a child’s natural curiosity while easing the family budget.


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Win an Echo Dot!

Then Use Our New Alexa Skill

CALS is testing software that allows you to interact with your account and our collection using an Alexa Skill on any Echo device. Give it a try and let us know what you think. And if you don’t have an Echo we’re giving away four Echo Dots over the course of the next four weeks!


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31 Days of CALS: Seed Library

The Seed Library is a free program committed to increasing our ability to feed ourselves wholesome food by offering seeds and education. Through the time­honored tradition of seed saving we celebrate biodiversity, nurture locally adapted plant varieties, and foster community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing.

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31 Days of CALS

Over the 31 days of December we’re looking back at whatever this year was,


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31 Days of CALS: Holiday Shopping

The Central Arkansas Library System makes it easy to shop local for the holidays at downtown’s Library Square. The Galleries at Library Square is offering 20% off hundreds of pieces of already affordably priced original art made by Arkansas artists. And, the Bookstore at Library Square has thousands of gift items and “gently used”


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31 Days of CALS: Encyclopedia of Arkansas

The CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas is a free, authoritative source of information about the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas. It is updated regularly to ensure the people of Arkansas have an accurate and accessible resource to explore our heritage. It will also benefit people outside the state who are seeking information about Arkansas.


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