Category: Events

Rock, Paper, Run 5K

The Central Arkansas Library System and the North Little Rock Public Library System have partnered to create the Rock, Paper, Run 5K to celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month. This family fun run 5K will take place September 9 at 8:30 a.m. for line-up, race begins at 9:15 a.m. This run will link the two library systems and begin in North Little Rock,

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Holiday Events Around CALS

We love the holidays here at CALS and this time of the year you can’t step into a branch without tripping over a candy cane or running into a seasonal craft. This is not an exhaustive list of everything going on at CALS (you can find that here) but it’s everything that you need to be sure not to miss if you’re eager to don a Santa hat and throw back a little eggnog.

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August Author Talks

Dr. Marcia Chatelain | Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America
August 3 at 1:00 PM CDT

Join us in conversation with Dr. Marcia Chatelain as she discusses her Pulitzer prize-winning book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.
Dr. Marcia Chatelain set out to answer the question of how fast-food restaurants so thoroughly saturate black neighborhoods.

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Juneteenth Events at CALS

Juneteenth is a celebration held during the month of June in Arkansas and throughout the nation to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration originated in Galveston, Texas, when a regiment of Union soldiers arrived and were able to enforce the freedom of enslaved peoples on June 19, 1865. Since 2005,

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An interview with Michelle West, director of First River

The Buffalo River has a history as winding as its 153-mile path. The lower 135 miles of the river, from Ponca to the White River, flow within the boundaries of an area managed by the National Park Service, where the stream is officially designated the Buffalo National River. It was designated as the nation’s first national river by Congress on March 1,

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