COMMUNITY RESOURCES

CALS is happy to offer several resources to meet our community members where they are at.


Recurring Services

These services are consistently available, but dates and times might change. Call 501. 918.3000 if you have questions.

 

MEALS AND FOOD SECURITY

BE MIGHTY connects kids and teens under 18 with free meals at several local libraries. They also support community food security with Little Free Pantries, cooking classes, and health and wellness classes. Click here to learn more.

SNAP Navigators offer assistance at several library locations. If you or someone you know needs help completing and filing a SNAP Application, click here for more information.

 

 

JOB ASSISTANCE

The search for employment can be overwhelming, but we are here to help! In a 1-on-1 Job Assistance appointment we can help you with everything from resumes to applications to choosing an outfit from our Career Closet.

Appointments available at Main Library every Tuesday 1-3 PM and at Nixon Library every Thursday 3-5 PM.

Call Bekah Smith at 501.918.3000 OR click here to fill out an appointment form.

 

 

COMPUTER TRAINING (DIGITAL LITERACY)

You can get 1-on-1 help from our Digital Literacy Guides with all of your digital and computer questions!

Click here to learn more and set an appointment OR email digitalguides@cals.org.

 

 

 

Social Workers

CALS has two in-house social workers who would be more than happy to meet with you and help connect you to the local and federal resources you need.

Call 501.918.3005 to be connected to Rebecca Beadle and Mekkos Barbee.

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Programs

These events are always changing, so make sure to check the dates and times.

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Drop-in Tech Help

Drop by and ask your burning technology questions, or get help with a specific problem from an expert. Feel free to bring your devices.
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Drop-in Tech Help

Drop by and ask your burning technology questions, or get help with a specific problem from an expert. Feel free to bring your devices.
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Voter Registration Party

Want to register to vote or want to update your voter registration?

Come to the meeting room to fill out a form and/or look your voter registration up on Voter View!

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LGBTQ+ Teens: Know Your Rights

Learn the ins and outs of LGBTQ+ legislation in Arkansas and how they affect you as a teen. Empower yourself with knowledge!

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Lawyers In The Library – Record Sealing

The Central Arkansas Library System and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services have once again teamed up to offer Lawyers in the Library! Come listen to legal presentations and an opportunity to ask a lawyer your civil legal question. Topics include Criminal Record Sealing and Public Benefits like SNAP and SSI, and will end with a record-sealing clinic.

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Lung Cancer Screenings and You

As you age, changes affect your lung tissue, muscles and bones, which all impact your breathing, and this is even more of an issue for those who smoke. Sierra Whitbey of the American Lung Association will present information on the importance of lung cancer screenings for Arkansans aged 50 and older, the criteria to get screened,

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Planning for Retirement

Planning for retirement (Presented by Cheryl Daughenbaugh, Investment Manager with Stephens Capital Management)

· How much should I be saving

· Basics about 401(k), Roth IRAs and more

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Co-sponsored by the Arkansas Financial Education Commission.

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Lawyers In The Library – Record Sealing Clinic

The Central Arkansas Library System and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services have once again teamed up to offer Lawyers in the Library! Come listen to legal presentations and an opportunity to ask a lawyer your civil legal question. Topics include Criminal Record Sealing and Public Benefits like SNAP and SSI, and will end with a record-sealing clinic.

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Meet With Us

To contact any of the folks below, please call 501.918.3000 or speak with your local librarian.

Social Workers

  • Rebecca Beadle, Community Resource Specialist
  • Mekkos Barbee, Community Resource Navigator

Programmers and Service Coordinators

  • Jasmine Zandi, Be Mighty Specialist | Health and Wellness Services
  • Bekah Smith, Community Resource Programmer | Job Assistance and Resource Sharing
  • Nathan Smith, Digital Programming Coordinator | Computer and Digital Literacy Training

Outreach and Community Contacts

  • Jessica McDaniel, Community Liaison
  • Maria Aguilar, Community Liaison
  • Courtney Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator