CALS Blogs

Chewing the Fat Summer Edition, Part I

Chewing the Fat with Rex & Paul features Rex Nelson, Senior Editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and writer of the food blog, Southern Fried, and Paul Austin, former Executive Director of the Arkansas Humanities Council. Rex and Paul get together regularly to talk about Arkansas food,

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Out-of-this-world Pool Reads

Summer is here and many of us find ourselves relaxing next to a body of water and in need of a good book to pass the time.  Whether you’re dipping your toes in a backyard kiddie pool, lounging beside the local swimming hole, or basking in the sun on an ocean’s beach, these books recommended by the friendly neighborhood librarians at Fletcher Library may be the perfect accompaniment to a lovely summer day.

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CALS Can Help Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

We’re continuing to assist you in starting or growing your own business. There are programs across all library branches to teach skills needed to start and run a business and to showcase your product or service in today’s digital market. There’s also the Williams Library Business and Technology Center, a studio full of resources and equipment for entrepreneurs to use for free.

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Help Us Preserve Arkansas River Flood History

Have you taken photographs or video footage of the Arkansas River flood? We would love to have your help preserving and remembering this historic event. CALS is collecting photos and video of the 2019 Arkansas River flood to document the impact on our region. Submissions will be preserved as part of the archival collection at CALS.

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CALS Blasts into Space with NASA, Astronomy, and a Visionary Sci-Fi Artist

Whether you’re a seasoned astronomy buff or a kid just discovering the allure of outer space, this summer at CALS will bring a universe of fun events centered on space and space flight. Many programs across our 15-branch system will focus on the CALS Summer Reading theme, “A Universe of Stories.”

Thanks to a grant from the NASA Space Grant Consortium,

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Be Mighty Little Rock

Be Mighty Little Rock is a citywide campaign to connect kids and teens 18 and under to free meals. Summer meals will be offered at several CALS branches, as well as other locations throughout Little Rock. Various activities are offered at meal sites to help children stay active and learn. Such activities may include reading or exercise programs,

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Unlimited Opportunity, Free from CALS with Learning


Realize your personal goals here at CALS, with your free access to thousands of online skills classes through Learning!

Your library card grants you unlimited access, at no charge, to courses that would ordinarily require an annual subscription fee of $360.

Learn skill sets to launch you into a new career in technology or advance in your current field.

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Literary Festival Update Friday, April 26

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mitchell S. Jackson’s appearance has been cancelled. Julie Rieger will appear at 10:00 a.m. as previously scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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