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Arkansas Literary Festival: Elizabeth Eckford

The sixteenth annual Arkansas Literary Festival will take place April 25-28, 2019.

Civil Rights Icon Encourages Young People with Her Story

Elizabeth Eckford is a living icon of civil rights history. As one of the Little Rock Nine, her face became world-famous in disturbing photos of the 1957 desegregation riots in Little Rock,


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Arkansas Literary Festival: Esmé Wang

The sixteenth annual Arkansas Literary Festival will take place April 25-28, 2019.

Esmé Wang: Luminous Writing Through Limitations

Creativity, resilience, and legacy. These are three words at the forefront of Esmé Wang’s mind. Her life story certainly testifies to all three: creativity as a critically-acclaimed author,


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Arkansas Literary Festival: Roman Muradov

The sixteenth annual Arkansas Literary Festival will take place April 25-28, 2019.

Artist Roman Muradov Finds the Secret of the Creative Process in On Doing Nothing

The title of Roman Muradov’s latest book, On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness, might suggest that this 96-page book will be a whimsical ode to downtime on the couch,


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Arkansas Literary Festival: Maurice Carlos Ruffin

The sixteenth annual Arkansas Literary Festival will take place April 25-28, 2019.

Maurice Carlos Ruffin brings witty humor to dystopian satire of race relations in his debut novel

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin tells the story of an African-American father who is a successful lawyer in an alternative world that has discovered a surgical method for “demelanization.” For sufficient cash,


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GrinchFest Delights Kids With Spunky Acting, Crafts, Music

Sparkling paper trees and cottony snow made a snazzy backdrop for holiday photos at Children’s Library last Friday, but the photos weren’t with the guy in the red suit. Instead, kids and grinning adults got to meet a very different Christmas character—the GRINCH.

Our Grinch was so charming that most of the kids felt just fine about sitting next to him for a picture,


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Local Students Learn to Research with Historical Magazines at Main Library

We love it when hands-on research helps our local students learn at CALS!

Students from Pulaski Heights Middle School visited the CALS Main Library this month to research their projects for National History Day. Our magazines, newspapers, history books, databases, and even microfilm make wonderful academic resources  to expand student research beyond the boundaries of school libraries.


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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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