Tag: Rosslyn Elliott

Made in Arkansas Film Festival Goes Virtual to Showcase Regional Talent

Whether you like horror films or comedies, this coming week will bring a unique opportunity to enjoy movies together online with your friends, near or far. The Made in Arkansas Film Festival 2020 is going virtual and interactive!

After the Little Rock Film Festival ended its run in 2015, Arkansas filmmakers had fewer opportunities to screen their work for the general public and to meet to exchange ideas or work together. 


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Expert on Staff: Help for Students with Free Virtual Tutoring

When our library buildings had to close to the public and move library programming online, Tyler Compton of the CALS Terry Library was ready to serve however she could. How could she use virtual platforms to give people in our community the most meaningful assistance?

The answer was clear because Compton has a unique skill set to draw on.


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Returns, Library Circulation, and Safety During COVID-19

Our staff is taking care to keep our book returns and circulation process as safe and sanitary as possible during the pandemic.

We know how important it is to have a process for returning books and other physical items that protects the health of our staff and keeps you and your loved ones safe.


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Virtual Programming: Explore the Civil War in Arkansas with Mark Christ

Missing our Arkansas history programs? We miss seeing you here in person, but while we wait to reopen our doors, we’re going online to highlight some important events in our state’s story.

CALS has its own expert on the Civil War on staff in the person of our head of Adult Programming, Mark K.


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When the Library is Too Quiet

I have never loved the public library the way I do right now.

Seeing the halls of the library silent and dark and deserted today, after weeks of absence while working from home, moved me to tears as I finished photographing the empty stacks, empty public service desks, empty study tables.

The few people in the building to provide curbside service and security happened to be some of my most passionate and public-spirited coworkers.


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Curbside Service to the Rescue!

  Get Print Books, DVDs, and Free Mobile Printing with No-Contact Pickup

We may be closed to the public right now, but there are still book elves flitting around inside some of our branches. They can pick up library materials for you and deliver them to the curb for a no-contact pickup at our branch libraries.


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Giving to the Library: Jean Scheidemantel

When Jean Scheidemantel was five years old, she and her older sister could get on their bikes and ride to their local library by themselves. They checked out books, stowed them in their bicycle baskets, and rode home to read their treasures. Back then, Jean’s favorites were Black Beauty, The Black Stallion,


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