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Main on the Move

Main Library is now closed to the public to undergo renovations; core library services are available at the nearby Roberts Library. This page will be continuously updated with the latest news.

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CALS Takes Chicago

The American Library Association Annual Convention took place in Chicago June 22-27. Eleven CALS staff members were able to attend this year, from a variety of departments across the system including communications, human resources, branch management, youth services, and community resources.

The conference brought in 15,000 library workers and students for this multi-day convention.


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Reflecting on AmeriCorps

By Tamika Keener  

 

In November 2021, I began serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Rock It! Lab. Rock It! Lab supports entrepreneurs from under-resourced communities in Central Arkansas, and my research project as a VISTA explored how other organizations successfully integrate groups with varying language,


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Small Business Saturday at CALS!

This year for Small Business Saturday there are two great shopping opportunities at CALS downtown. The Rock It! Lab and at the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square.

 

The Rock It! Lab is a partnership between CALS and Advancing Black Entrepreneurship that helps under-resourced entrepreneurs with access to resources,


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Zig-Zagging: the path to success is never a straight line 

On Thursday, June 2, the inaugural class of the Rock It Lab Incubator (RIL) Program members graduated. The Incubator program is an intensive 6-month commitment where participating entrepreneurs are given the tools to learn how to navigate the world of business ownership.

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Things are rockin’ at the Rock It Lab!

Last year was a big year for the Cox Building. In January, the bookstore moved out and a brand-new business incubator program moved in – The Rock It! Lab. The RIL is a partnership between CALS and Advancing Black Entrepreneurship (ABE) focused on helping business owners (or aspiring business owners) in under-resourced communities. The program is multi-pronged,


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The Rock It! Lab kicks off with the first class

On October 17, the Rock It! Lab officially inaugurated the first class of entrepreneurs. The class includes individuals with businesses that run the gamut from simply an idea to those who already have a full-fledged business and want to take their ideas to the next level.

If you’re not familiar with the Rock It!


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Rock It! Lab rocks on after successful ribbon cutting

 

 

On Thursday, July 22, onlookers cheered as Benito Lubazibwa, Director of ABE (Advancing Black Entrepreneurship) cut the ribbon held by CALS Executive Director Nate Coulter,  Mayor Frank Scott Jr., and Andre Webster. Guests were invited to tour the Cox Building, previously housing the bookstore, as the new home of the Rock It!


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