CALS Blogs

Six Bridges Book Festival 2023 a Success!

The Six Bridges Book Festival took place September 25 through October 1 and brought in about 50 authors from across the country. Monday through Wednesday, the festival began with a delicious appetizer – if you will – a series of virtual events, including Stephen Aryan, Ananta Ripa Ajmera, and Caroline Dodds Pennock among others. Then Thursday brought the beginning of the main course – all the in-person events!

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Magazines on Libby

By now, you’re probably familiar with using Libby for reading eBooks and downloading audio books, but have you explored the magazine offerings? They’ve made it even easier to access your favorites. Browse from nearly 5,000 titles (including multiple month’s worth of copies), including The New Yorker, Us Weekly, Vogue,

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Banned Books Week is October 1-7, 2023!

Join us for our 12th annual Banned Books Week at CALS, as we celebrate the battle against censorship! This year’s event focuses on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Maureen Corrigan, chief NPR book Critic, chose this as one of five banned books everyone should read, and as Ernest Hemingway said,

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Where to find things that were at Main

With Main Library closing for renovations and many of the services moving to “Mini Main” at Roberts Library, there have been questions about what moved over, what moved somewhere else and what is just going to be gone for the next 18 months. We rounded up all the information and have it here. If you see something missing,

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Rock Paper Run 5K Virtual Tour

Resident Writing Circle Programmer Deb Moore pulled together this historical and informational take on the 5K route from the NLR Laman Library to Main Library. You wont even have to break a sweat on this virtual 5K.

Maybe you’ve read a story like this before—a story whose characters are on an adventure from here to there: to destroy a ring,

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Work at Williams

November 20, 2023

The staff has been hard at work unloading the portions of the building that will undergo large renovations and have removed items from the building that can’t be easily moved as the work happens.

October 31, 2023

Williams Library is set to close this Friday,

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