Holiday Events at CALS


Bingoflix  National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Friday, December 1, 7 p.m.
Ron Robinson Theater
Part movie, part bingo, all Christmas fun. Tickets are $5 per person.

McMath Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
McMath Library
Celebrate the season, and McMath’s 19th anniversary! Snacks, crafts and a photo booth.

Morning Jolt & Ugly Christmas Sweater Crafting
Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m.
Milam Library
Get crafting as we make ugly Christmas sweater crafts, coffee provided.

Cookies with Santa
Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m.
Children’s Library
Families – Come meet Santa and enjoy his favorite treat!

Happy Howl-idays
Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m.
Maumelle Library
Bring home a friend for the holidays (and for life!); Maumelle Animal Services will have adoptable pets outside. Inside, we will be making PAWSITIVELY adorable pet ornaments!

Candy Cane Coding
Monday, December 4, 4:30 p.m.
Children’s Library
Ages 6 to 18 – Code your own candy cane decoration!

Milam Christmas Open House
Tuesday, December 5, 4 – 7 p.m.
Milam Library
Decorate a gingerbread house (BYO Candy), join the sing-along with Mikey, listen to Ms. Peggy as she plays carols on the dulcimer, and have refreshments.

Meet me in St. Louis film screening
Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m.
Ron Robinson Theater
Step into the magic of the holiday season with a heartwarming screening of the classic musical, Meet Me in St. Louis. Tickets $5 per person.

Ornament making!
Wednesday, December 6, 4 – 5 p.m.
McMath Library
alcohol ink ornaments for teens and tweens.

Elf film screening
Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Ron Robinson Theater
“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.” Watch this holiday classic; tickets are $5 per person.

Friday, December 8, 5 – 8 p.m.
UA Little Rock Downtown
Get your picture with Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Ric and Marlene Gremillion) during 2nd Friday Art Night, 5pm -8pm. Join them on the big comfy bench for free Santa selfies! Also Dempsey Bakery will be serving holiday treats.  The art of baking!

Gemstone Trees
Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m.
Milam Library
Make a Christmas decoration using gemstones. Ages 13-19

Gingerbread house!
Saturday, December 9, 10:30 a.m.
Maumelle Library
Come make a gingerbread house, all supplies provided.

Handmade Holidays: Family Portraits
Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dee Brown Library
Gather the crew, dress to impress, get a photo made and add it to a special card or ornament to gift to loved ones.

Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 9, 2 p.m.
Mini Main at Roberts Library
Enjoy hot cocoa while you make crafts and decorate cookies! Kids and teens of all ages and their families are welcome to attend.

Cooking up History: Holiday Edition
Saturday, December 9, 2:30 p.m.
Thompson Library
Learn about the origins of many of Arkansas’s holiday traditions and bake a historic holiday cookie recipe from the Butler Center’s collection with Danielle and Brittany, followed by a holiday story time. The Holiday Bash takes place at the same time.

Holiday Trivia
December 11, 4:30 p.m.
Children’s Library
Families – Bring the whole family to this trivia game. Can your team win?

Wrapping Station
Tuesday, December 12, 4 p.m.
Thompson Library
Materials provided include: gift bags, assorted wrapping paper, gift tags, wax seals, gift card envelopes, twine, ribbon, and bows! This is a relaxed program for TEENS and ADULTS.

Shop Around the Corner film screening
Tuesday, December 12, 7 p.m.
Ron Robinson Theater
Fans of You’ve Got Mail will love the original romantic comedy set during the holiday season, Shop Around the Corner. Tickets are $5 per person.

Cookie Decorating
Wednesday, December 13, 4 – 5 p.m.
McMath Library
Cookie decorating for families

Terry Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 16, 2 p.m.
Terry Library
Stop by for cocoa, crafts, and a souvenir photo booth.

A Spooky Christmas Storytime
Thursday, December 21, 6 p.m.
Children’s Library
Families – Join us at Children’s for a late night storytime with a spooky twist! If you enjoy the weird and spooky, you’ll love this storytime!

Kwanzaa Kinara Candle Craft
Wednesday, December 27, 2 p.m.
Children’s Library
Families – Create a paper plate kinara to celebrate Kwanzaa!

Noon Year’s Eve Party and Concert
Saturday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Children’s Library
Join your CALS pals to celebrate the New Year. This Noon Year’s Eve party includes a mömandpöp concert, crafts, refreshments, and a balloon drop as we bring in 2024!