Category: Virtual Programming

Grab-and-Go Creative Activities for Your Family

Our libraries are offering all kinds of cool activities that you and your kids can get by just picking up a bag at a branch library. You can use our curbside service and ask for one, or pick one up at the door!

Aaron Campbell of the CALS Thompson Library has assembled several activities based around folk wishing culture,


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CALS Writing Circle Hosts Virtual Release Party

Central Arkansas Library System’s Writing Circle is pleased to celebrate the poets of Central Arkansas with the release of its first poetry collection.

You are invited to a free, live, virtual reading from the anthology at 2:30 pm on Saturday, July 18.

The CALS Writing Circle Spring 2020 Poetry Anthology began as a glimmer in the eye of circle leader Deb Moore when National Poetry Month rolled around in April.


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“Little Kids in the Kitchen” Goes Virtual with Fun Recipes, Stories

Kids getting bored during the summer? No worries–we have kids’ programming online, so kids can learn how to make pizza toast while they hear a great story about a dragon pizzeria!

Tui O’Baugh taught second grade for ten years before joining CALS to teach programs at our children’s library. Her know-how, enthusiasm, and warmth have been inspiring kids for two years as she teaches the cooking and storybook class called “Little Kids in the Kitchen.” This hands-on learning experience teaches kids in a dynamic way how they can turn ingredients into delicious foods.


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Meet Comedy-Horror Filmmakers at Virtual BINGOFLIX for Laughs

On June 30, the CALS Ron Robinson Theater will host a cool virtual screening and visit from filmmaker Dave Campfield and his comedy collaborator Paul Chomicki. The two partners are responsible for the comedy-horror series that begins with Caesar and Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre, which will screen that night along with Dave and Paul’s commentary about indie filmmaking and the making of this particular series.


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Summer Reading Club 2020: Imagine Your Story

Sign Up Now for Fun, Virtual Activities, and Prizes

Summer Reading Club is back! Kids, teens, and adults can sign up for our fun reading program and earn badges and prizes for reading and activities.

Kids can keep up their reading over the summer, so when they go back to school they’re all bright-eyed and ready to learn.


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Get Financial Advice for a Changing Economy from AARP Arkansas

In a pandemic-rocked economy of job layoffs and instability, many people are searching for new job opportunities and reevaluating their financial circumstances.

For people over the age of 50, a job search may involve new digital tools, apps, or unfamiliar websites. To help, CALS is partnering with AARP Arkansas  to offer a live,


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Made in Arkansas Film Festival Goes Virtual to Showcase Regional Talent

Whether you like horror films or comedies, this coming week will bring a unique opportunity to enjoy movies together online with your friends, near or far. The Made in Arkansas Film Festival 2020 is going virtual and interactive!

After the Little Rock Film Festival ended its run in 2015, Arkansas filmmakers had fewer opportunities to screen their work for the general public and to meet to exchange ideas or work together. 


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