CALS Blogs

Staff Picks: Pam Rudkin

I’m an avid book downloader. Often my reading time is in the dark in bed with my iPad, so downloading a book from Overdrive or Libby, even at midnight, is very appealing to me. Most recently I’ve been reading The Farm by Joanne Ramos as well as a diet book called Dr.

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No Limitations: Art Class Inspires David to Discover His Gifts

David Johnson loves bowling and has trophies to prove it. He loves the Arkansas Razorbacks. And now, thanks to his work in art classes at CALS, a caring family, and a dedicated health care professional, David also has a passion for art.

David is 35 and has Down Syndrome, which presents him with a different set of abilities and challenges than most people.


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Check It Out! Graphic Novels for the Reluctant Graphic Novel Reader

Welcome to Check It Out! CALS Collection Development staff will periodically post information about titles in the collection that we hope you will find useful and want to check out. We’ll probably focus less on blockbusters and bestsellers and more on publicizing titles that you might overlook.  These recommendations come from the Manager of Collection Development.


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Staff Picks: Stewart Fuell

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin is everything a great fantasy novel should be: It has masterful worldbuilding, it has a magic system, it has multiple storylines that hold a mirror up to the best and worst of humanity. The story and the storytelling, though, go above and beyond into brilliance.


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What Are You Reading? Janelle Lilley

I’m the weekend news anchor and a reporter for KATV Channel 7 in Little Rock. I moved to Arkansas in 2011, so I feel very at home in the Natural State.

What are you reading at the moment or what is next on your list?

This year, I started a book club with some friends.


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CALS Takes a Mighty Step to Reduce Youth Hunger

In the past twelve months, Be Mighty Little Rock has created an unprecedented partnership of many organizations across Little Rock in order to help kids, teens, and their families. Our staff here at CALS administered the program, and with the help of crucial partners, Be Mighty connected kids and teens with nutritious meals after school and throughout the summer months.


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What Are You Reading? Henry C. Kelley, Jr. (“Hank”)

I have been a real estate agent and investor for 42 years, and 39 of those have been in Little Rock.  I work for the Flake and Kelley Commercial real estate company as the CEO and co-owner. I love to cycle and do water sports like boating, fishing, wakeboarding, and golf.  In the winter, I enjoy duck hunting and hiking. 


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Tool Library Helps You Fix Your Home, Car or Bike

Need to find a giant mallet to use just once for a fence you’re putting in at home? How about some wire cutters or a voltage meter? Whether you need to do some painting, drywalling or those bushes need pruning, you can find the tools to do it at the new CALS tool lending library.


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