Tag: community

Community Living Room

Join us for our first Community Living Room!

All are invited to share their ideas for the future of our library — because you are the most important part of the CALS community.

           Meeting in the 1st floor Café of Main Library

           Monday,


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Short Form: a virtual short story discussion group

Join our group for a monthly discussion of two short stories on zoom. All meetings take place on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM CST. Our August readings are Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience ™ by Rebecca Roanhorse and Cuisine des Memoires by N.K. Jemisin. In Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience ™ a tour guide leads virtual reality “experiences” for tourists who want to know what it's like to be Native American. Think Black Mirror meets Westworld. Cuisine des Memoires is a magic cooking story. A New Orleans restaurant offers meals from any point in history, as long as you know the exact date, time, and place. Register on zoom is required. Your confirmation email will contain links to the stories.

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Gran Gran’s Toy Library Supports Active, Healthy Playtime

Looking for ways to keep your children interested in active play in a world overrun with the latest digital devices? Now, parents and caregivers can find help at the first toy library in Arkansas, a program of our CALS Nixon Library.

Our rotating, renewable supply of high-quality toys will stoke a child’s natural curiosity while easing the family budget.


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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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Millie Brooks Library Celebrates Five Years of Serving Wrightsville

In June, the Millie Brooks Library celebrated its five-year anniversary as a branch of the Central Arkansas Library System. The library opened on June 1, 2013.

Concert brings joy with classic cover tunes by Recovery

Town residents and guests gathered in the city hall to commemorate the fifth anniversary with a concert by the band Recovery,


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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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