Month: May 2021

The EOA at 15: CALS Staffers Pick Their Favorite EOA Entries

To help celebrate 15 years of the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas—the only state encyclopedia produced and supported by a public library—we asked 15 staff members from around the Central Arkansas Library System to pick their favorite EOA entries. They picked some good ones! Like everyone else, these CALS staffers use it for research,

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An Interview with Eric Cervini

If how corporations currently embrace Pride Month is considered any indication of how homosexual culture is accepted, you might think that being LGBTQ is a [rainbow-covered] walk in the park. This generation has been raised watching Pride parades and having openly gay relatives. But this path was not always literal rainbows and sunshine. Eric Cervini takes a deep dive into the history of homosexuality in America and the war that has been waged against those who seek their own truth.

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Conversation on Transportation

CALS and Metroplan invite you to join the conversation around the future of central Arkansas’s transportation system. The Connecting Central Arkansas Public Outreach Initiative kicks off Metroplan’s upcoming Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The MTP provides a roadmap of a sustainable, wide-reaching vision for how central Arkansas will prepare, build, maintain, and partner for improved mobility over the next 20 years.

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Roxane with one N

Author and social commentator Roxane Gay spoke virtually Thursday, April 29, as part of the CALS Speaker Series. Her parting advice to aspiring writers is one that many can take to heart even outside of the realm of writing: “Be relentless.”  

She began by reading an essay,

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