Month: August 2023

Your CALS Card gets you more all September long

Here at CALS, we have long said that your library card is the most valuable card in your wallet. You get access to virtually unlimited books, audiobooks, streaming music, movies and TV shows, you can borrow things like binoculars, fishing poles, tools, and telescopes, plus there’s access to endless events and programs and every bit of it comes in at the low,

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Eli Cranor: Second Time Around

Eli Cranor is no stranger to Six Bridges Book Festival, he was actually here last year with his first book, Don't Know Tough. The question is, can he make it a three-peat? We caught him via email and asked him a few questions. You can catch him at UA Little Rock Downtown with Michael X. Wang on Saturday, September 30 at 11:30 a.m.

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VIDEO: Nicole R. Fleetwood, Author of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Fill out the short form to get access to our recorded program featuring Nicole R. Fleetwood, author of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration.

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Author Talk with Quinn Connor (spoiler, that’s actually two people!)

When it comes to summer reads, your mind might go to breezy beach reads where the protagonist is faced with the challenge of choosing between two equally suitable men. And while there is absolutely nothing wrong with a book like that, what about a moody book that dives beneath the surface of a once-forgotten city?

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CALS is seeking businesses to be partners for “Bookworm Bargains” program

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. And at CALS, we have long proclaimed the library card to be the most valuable card in your wallet. We’re looking for local businesses who can help us make this card even more valuable, (even if just for a month). We invite you to support public libraries and their vital community role by participating in the “Bookworm Bargains” program.

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An update from Nate Coulter regarding Act 372

The vocation of a librarian requires a commitment to freedom of speech and the celebration of diverse viewpoints unlike that found in any other profession.
–U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks (court order, July 29, 2023)

On August 1, a new law concerning libraries, librarians, and books went into effect.

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