Tag: CALS

Women’s History Month at CALS

March is Women’s History Month—offering CALS a chance to celebrate the women who have made libraries what they are today in the state, nation, and world. Nationwide, 84% of librarians who are employed as degreed professionals are women. And in our modern times, stereotypes of the matronly, shushing librarian are being thrown out the window.


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CALS millage passes!

 

On November 9, Little Rock voters went to the polls to vote on whether to increase the operational millage rate in the city. We are excited and gratified by the results.  The measure was passed with roughly 71 percent of the vote!

The support CALS received from Little Rock voters underscores what I’ve always believed: public libraries are still widely recognized as essential to a vibrant community.


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Devoted to the Curious

One of our patron families, the Tang family, recently explained how they raised their kids to encourage their curiosity. Every Saturday, Mom and Dad took the three boys to their CALS library, the Roosevelt Thompson branch. And no matter what books the boys picked out, even if the books were way beyond their current grade level,


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Join Our Conversations for CALS OneRead and Make New Connections

Why do we read together?

CALS OneRead is an event where we all decide to read the same book at the same time, and then get together to talk (and frequently joke and banter) about our reactions and thoughts.

This summer, the CALS OneRead choice is a futuristic novel and national bestseller titled Station Eleven.


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