Month: October 2021

Try our new online catalog, Vega Discover

Have you ever tried a new website and couldn’t find that one button that you needed to click?

CALS has partnered with a library technology company to help launch new library catalog software called Vega Discover, which is designed to be easy to use. The best part is that they have invited all CALS patrons to share what you like and don’t like about the software:

  • Is it easy or difficult to use?

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November Elections Info

There are two special elections scheduled for our service area. The first is the Annual School Election, set for November 2nd. The second is the CALS Millage Election, set for November 9th .For registration, early voting, and precinct voting information, please go to votepulaski.net. Please note: some polling locations have changed since the last election cycle.


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CALS received Communities for Immunity Grant to Build Vaccine Confidence  

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will host vaccine clinics at its Main Library and Milam Library branches this November as a part of its recently awarded Communities for Immunity grant. Supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Communities for Immunity is an initiative of the Association of Science and Technology Centers,


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6BBF Author Profile: Nichole Perkins

Cracking open a copy of Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be feels like flipping through Nichole Perkins’s personal diary. Each chapter is an essay, giving the reader brief looks into her life at different pivotal stages, starting at age 5, when Perkins has already become aware of the power and responsibility brought to her as a female.


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6BBF Author Profile: Mary Roach

Mary Roach has an easy, light humor about her, so it’s no surprise that she would take complex scientific topics and naturally inject humor into them. Roach began her career in magazine writing and claims she had “no real sellable talents,” though that is clearly not the case. She says that her career was shaped by the relationships she made with a few key editors,


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