Tag: Nate Coulter

CALS to Admit Library Visitors in Phases Beginning June 8

A Message From Executive Director Nate Coulter

I wanted to let you know that over the course of the next few weeks, our library buildings will once again allow the public to come inside for limited services and hours.  This has been a complicated matter. We have had to consider what services can we safely offer. 


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Believing in Second Chances at Record-Sealing Day

It’s hard to say what’s more moving about a record-sealing clinic: the faces of those people who just got a fresh chance, or the kindness of the crowd of volunteers and staffers who showed up to help them start over.

This fall, the CALS Dee Brown Library hosted a record-sealing day coordinated by the Center for Arkansas Legal Services with the help of the Pulaski County Clerk’s Office,


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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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Silver Anniversary for the CALS Max Milam Library

Twenty-five years of bringing people together in Perry County

The Max Milam Library just celebrated its silver anniversary of sterling service to the community. At the July party, Milam staff gave a touching tribute to a silver patron.

Ms. Edie Knight is the oldest living patron of the Max Milam Library,


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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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Librarian of Congress Visits the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

On June 30, the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies hosted a visit from Dr. Carla Hayden, our nation’s current Librarian of Congress.

Dr. Hayden holds a groundbreaking place in library history, as she is the first woman and first African-American to hold the Librarian’s office. She is also the first professional librarian to hold the post in over sixty years.


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