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Halloween Costume Closet Donations

Between September 12-October 3, donate gently used outfits and accessories for our costume swap on October 8. Items should be freshly cleaned, in good condition, and delivered to McMath library. If donating accessories to go with a specific costume, please place them in a labeled zip top bag.

 

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Six Bridges Book Festival presents Teen Poetry Contest

Join us for an afternoon of poetry by young aspiring Central Arkansas poets. FIRST PRIZE: $100 SECOND PRIZE: $50 HONORABLE MENTION: Gift Card *To win, entrants must perform their work. However, if an entrant does not wish to perform, they may still enter their work to be included in the 2023 Six Bridges Book Festival Zine to be released at the event.
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Grab N’ Go Activity Bags

A craft bag or worksheet for preschool and school age kids.

Available during operational hours at the front desk or for curbside pick-up.

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Steven Wise: O…Is for Ozarks

ON VIEW Friday, August 12–Saturday, October 29, 2022
Loft Gallery, CALS Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square, Roberts Library

O…Is for Ozarks is made up of large pictures inspired by artist Steven Wise’s study of the Ozark Mountains, the natural surroundings in which he lives and which he considers home. These new works derive from his exploration of the natural world of northwest Arkansas as both naturalist and artist.

Artist Statement:

I believe that the search for beauty is a political act.

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Storytime

Join us on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am for storytime. We will have books, music, games, and so much more.

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Tinker Time

Have fun playing, building, experimenting, and discovering using various materials. Ages 3-5.

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D&D

Ever wanted to do a deep dive into D&D? Now’s your chance! Join Ashley every Friday to craft your character, join a campaign, and build stories together. Ages 12-19

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Family Movie Fridays

Sit down and enjoy G- or PG-rated family friendly movies.

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Be Mighty Grab & Go Meals

We serve daily snack meals at our front desk for ages 18 and under.

M-F 4-5 pm

Sat 12-1 pm

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Is it Paranormal?

Join us as we investigate the paranormal and talk to real ghost hunters and paranormal investigators.  Also we will talk to skeptics to see if there might be another explanation.

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TTRPG

We play different Table-Top Role Playing Games. Spots are limited, so make sure to register by emailing Emery at ejohnson@cals.org. Ages 16 & up.

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Tween Time

Hang out, play video games, and eat snacks in the meeting room after school.

For ages 9-18 years.

Kids under 11 years must have someone 16+ to accompany them.

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Grab-and-Go Meals

Free meals to children ages 1-18 years.

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Family Storytime

Come listen to stories!

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Beetlejuice (1988, PG)

Thanks to an untimely demise, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he’s got a diabolical agenda of his own. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, and Catherine O’Hara.

Friday, October 7. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

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Saturday Morning Movie

Bring the family and enjoy the show!

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MömandPöp Music Show

Come watch this musical theatre duo in a show that’s fun for the whole family!

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CALS Writing Circle: Writing all Year Workshop Group

After you’ve written the first draft, what then? A good workshop group can help you figure out what about your nonfiction needs improving, and the process of critiquing other writers helps you become a better writer yourself. Share your work-in-progress with other writers to give and receive encouragement, insight, and feedback in a safe and respectful environment. Contact jjobe@cals.org.

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Teen Art Program

We meet every other Saturday @ 1:00 pm. For ages 12+

October 8 – TEENy pottery ghosts.

October 22 – Calaveras on canvas board.

 

 

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Practice your reading skills with adorable trained therapy dogs.

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Talavera Sun Clay Art

Get messy and create your own Talavera Sun using air dry clay.

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Aikido Class

Aikido also known as “The Art of Peace” is a modern Japanese martial art system of throwing, joint-locking, striking, and pinning techniques. The class will be led by Brant Collins. He holds a black belt in Aikido as well as a background in Karate and Judo.

No uniform is required. Please wear comfortable workout attire.

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Halloween Costume Closet Shopping

Shop for a free, gently used Halloween costume. First come, first served.

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¡Vamos al Cine! – The Book of Life

Movie day featuring The Book of Life.

Día de cine con El Libro de la Vida.

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Author Meet and Greet: Shawnise Chantell

Meet local author Shawnise Chantell for a reading of the first chapter in her book, God Within the Lily.

Copies of God Within the Lily will be available for purchase and signing.

 

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STEM Challenge: Pumpkin Catapult

Join the challenge and make a catapult to use with candy pumpkins!

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Rodney Crowell: Word For Word Tour

Audience members are invited to a rare experience as Rodney reads from his brand new book, Word For Word, shares stories, and performs the songs that have made him a renowned and prolific songwriter.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the event starts at 8:00 p.m. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available. General admission tickets are $45. Tickets will also be available for purchase when doors open. To buy your tickets online,

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CALS closed for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Monday, October 10 in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day holiday. 

Regular hours will resume Tuesday, October 11. Please call 918-3000 for further information. 

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Grab and Go

Swing by the library for our weekly Grab and Go craft bags!

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Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 0-24 months

Join us for storytime with some nursery rhymes, singing and movement followed by some sensory play and socialization.  Every Monday at 1o am at the Thompson Library.

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Mayoral Forum

The Central Arkansas Library System, KUAR, and the League of Women Voters of Pulaski County will host a forum of candidates running for the position of Little Rock mayor at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 10, in the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

All four candidates currently on the ballot will be in attendance: Incumbent Mayor Frank Scott Jr., Steve Landers Sr., Greg Henderson and Glen Schwarz. This particular election has become polarizing among voters and this forum will allow participants to speak directly with the candidates about their concerns.

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Teens 4InQlusion Programs for Latine Heritage Month – Tres Gotas de Agua

Tres Gotas de Agua, a 12-minute documentary about three Latine immigrant mothers sharing their experiences of their children coming out to them. After the documentary, we’ll talk about how unique the coming-out experience is for people & how cultural impact can add another layer of complexity to it all.

Open to teens of all genders and sexualities, 12-19 years old.

Tres Gotas de Agua, un documental de 12 minutos sobre tres madres inmigrantes latinas que comparten sus experiencias sobre cómo sus hijos se declararon homosexuales con ellas.

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Sensory Hour

Reasons to let your little one come… • develops motor skills
• supports language development
• encourages social interaction as well as cognitive growth
• allows for messy play with no clean up for you!
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Preschool Storytime

A half-hour of silly dance, off-key singing, storytime,

and visits from our Tail Waggin’ Tutors: Scruffy or Paisley!

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30am in October. Enjoy stories, songs, and more with Ms. Sara! Best for ages 3-5.

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Pre-K Storytime

Join Miss Kathy at the Maumelle Library for stories, songs, and a simple craft.

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Homeschool Kids

Stories and activities designed for elementary aged kids. A great opportunity to meet local homeschool families.

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Homegrown Teens

Teens and tweens work on STEM projects, creative crafts, tech skills, and more.

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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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TAX PROBLEM SOLVING DAY

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will be available to assist taxpayers with unresolved IRS
tax problems. Our goal is to provide personalized, step-by-step guidance. If your tax problem
meets TAS case criteria, we’ll assign a Case Advocate to work directly with you.

You don’t need an appointment to meet with TAS for assistance. Please bring the
information you’d like to discuss with TAS such as copies of federal income tax returns,
letters and notices from the IRS,

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Home School Enrichment–Creative Kids (Ages 6-11)

Enrichment opportunity for homeschooled kids focusing on arts and crafts.

Weekly 1-hour program with creative activities.

Tuesdays in October & November | 2:30 PM

  • October’s projects: Weaving, clay, printmaking
  • November’s theme: Altered Books and 2-D designs.

Registration required.

To register, call the Thompson Library at 501-821-3060 or visit Thompson and speak with a staff member at the circulation desk.

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Homeschool Enrichment–STEAM Teens (Ages 12-17)

Enrichment opportunity for homeschooled teens focusing on science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Tuesdays in October & November| 2:30 PM

Weekly 1-hour program with activities, experiments, or design challenges with monthly themes.

  • October’s theme: Electricity
  • November’s theme: Chemistry

Registration Required for each month-long series.

To register for the Electricity series in October and/or the Chemistry series in November:

  • speak to the circulation desk at Thompson library or
  • call 501-821-3060
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Teen Time Tuesdays

Teens and tweens can meet after school to enjoy lemonade, do homework, color, listen to music, and socialize.

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STEAM Power

Science, technology, engineering, art, math, and you.

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Monster Maker

Join us this spooky season as we design and build our own monsters.

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Kids Bee Club

Learn about honey bees and beekeeping, using the library bees as our laboratory.

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Teen Program: Live Action Among Us

Teammates work together to determine who is sus and who isn’t in this live version of the popular online game. For 7th-12th graders.

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Stephin Booth: Afro-Caribbean Drumming

Promoting unity, teamwork, self-confidence, and patience through teaching about various drums in Afro-Caribbean culture. All ages are welcome! 
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Adult Art Night

Make a pom-pom garland of Halloween pumpkins, ghosts, and spiders for your mantle or doorway!

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Avoiding Identity Theft & Staying Cyber-Secure

Presenter: Lee Watson, Founder and CEO of Forge Institute.

October is National Cybersecurity Safety Month. Are you doing all you can to stay cyber safe? Learn more about current threats to consumers, how to identify potential ‘bad actors’ online and the 10 best practices for staying cyber safe.

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Co-sponsored by the Arkansas Financial Education Commission.

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Son of Frankenstein (1939, NR)

Returning to the ancestral castle long after the death of the legendary monster, the son of Dr. Frankenstein meets a mad shepherd who is hiding the comatose creature. To clear the family name, he revives the creature and tries to rehabilitate him.

Tuesday, October 11. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $7. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available. To buy your tickets online, click on the button below.

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CALS Writing Circle: Memoir Writing for Seniors

This ongoing class meets once each week and takes attendees aged 55+ through the steps of writing their own life stories. Students are given tools and techniques to help learn to write regularly and productively. Everyone is welcome; no writing experience is required. Contact dmoore@cals.org.

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Storytime

Join Children’s programmers for a weekly storytime adventure!

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Toddler Time

Enjoy listening to stories and singing songs.

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Mother Goose on the Loose: Baby Storytime

Join Miss Kathy at the Maumelle Library for songs, stories, and finger plays. Ages 0-36 months.
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Baby/Toddler Storytime

Baby/Toddler Storytime on Wednesdays at 10:30am in October. Enjoy stories, songs, and activities with Ms. Sara! Best for ages 0-2.

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Movin’ & Groovin’

Move to the beat and play with sensory toys.

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Hangin’ with the Homies

Get together with some of our home-schoolers in the community. Fun for all!

October 5 – Monster poly vinyl reaction

October 12 – Ghost rockets

October 19 – BOO BARK

October 26 – Resist art

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Open Art Hour

We’re bringing out the art supplies! Join us for an open art hour. Feel free to drop in and get creative. For adults.

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Easy Design with Canva

Hybrid session—attend at the library or online! You don't have to be a designer to use Canva; a powerful, free, web-based tool to create promotional materials for your event or organization. Educator attendees are eligible for 2 hours PD credit.
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Build-O-Rama

Free play with blocks, magna tiles, marble runs, and more.

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Candy Apple Buffet

Make your own candy apple! Ages 12-19

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Frankentoys

Dissect, modify, and reassemble old toys to make creepy Frankentoys.

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KIDS COOK with Faith Anaya

As part of our grant-funded after-school series, Thompson Library will host a kids cooking class on Wednesdays in October from 4-5PM for ages 9-12.  The wonderful Faith Anaya of Kids Cook will be the outside presenter leading the classes.

Only 12 spots are available and registration is required.  So Register today!

You can register by speaking with a staff member at Thompson Library’s circulation desk or by calling 501-821-3060

You will also need to fill out and return a liability waiver,

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Literacy Centers

Preschoolers, can’t wait to start school? Are you excited to learn to read? Bring your grown-up and come play in hands-on literacy centers!

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Family Movie Night

Watch a family friendly movie after school.

10/12 – The Addams Family (2019)

10/26 – The Addams Family 2

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Quilting & Sewing Group

This quilting and sewing group is open to the public. Please bring your own supplies.

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CALS Writing Circle: Writer’s Lunch Generative Writing Studio

Having trouble finding the time to write? There’s a lot going on; how will you squeeze your writing time into your busy schedule? Join us once a week on your lunch hour for some dedicated writing time. BYO work-in-progress or use the prompt provided. Come and go. Contact dmoore@cals.org.

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Beginner Google Apps

Take an in-depth tour of Google Apps, a free, web-based, and collaborative software service based on the Google platform. Hybrid session—attend at the library or online!
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True Stories Book Club

This book club reads non-fiction books including true crime, biographies/memoirs, self-help, current events, social sciences/politics.

Occurs the 2rd Thursday of every month excluding holidays.
  • December – The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  • January – Our Town by James M. Fallows
  • February – Sully:  My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley Sullenberger
  • March – Enemies:  A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • April – Sapiens:  A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  • May –
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Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty – Author Talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura

We invite you to join us for a talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence as he discusses how to stop being too nice and worrying about what others might think.

Are you too nice? Do you find it hard to be assertive and ask for what you want? Did you know millions of people struggle with being “too nice”? Being nice can make it hard to speak up, say “no,” or do something that might upset someone.This talk will teach participants that the opposite of nice is not mean but rather real.

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Teen Game Corner

Teens can join Stefanie at the Maumelle Library for video games, board games, and music in the meeting room. Snacks from Food for Good will be available beginning at 4:00 PM.

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Thompson Teen Programs

September 29 Learn how to make this classic chicken and rice Costa Rican dish as part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

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Naturally Crafty

An after-school craft program for school-aged kids.

Thursdays at 4:00 pm. We supply all the materials.

October 6 – SLIME

October 13 – Witch wreath

October 20 – BOO BARK!

October 27 – Spider web art

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Artist Exploration Series

Join us in a 5-week series to study and create works in the style of famous Hispanic artists. We will learn about Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Diego Rivers, Jean-Michael Basquiat, and Frida Kahlo. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to attend.

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Latinx Tween/Teen Craft Series

Series of crafts celebrating Latinx cultures. Learn how to create sugar skulls. This is an tween/teen program.

Serie de manualidades que celebran las culturas latinas. Aprende a crear calaveras de azúcar. Este es un programa para preadolescentes/adolescentes.

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Teens 4InQlusion Programs for Latine Heritage Month – Tres Gotas de Agua

Tres Gotas de Agua, a 12-minute documentary about three Latine immigrant mothers sharing their experiences of their children coming out to them. After the documentary, we’ll talk about how unique the coming-out experience is for people & how cultural impact can add another layer of complexity to it all.

Open to teens of all genders and sexualities, 12-19 years old.

Tres Gotas de Agua, un documental de 12 minutos sobre tres madres inmigrantes latinas que comparten sus experiencias sobre cómo sus hijos se declararon homosexuales con ellas.

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National Coming Out Day: Tres Gotas de Aqua

Coming out is a queer milestone–and it’s not an easy one. Tres Gotas de Agua is a 12-minute documentary about three Latine mothers telling the stories of how their LGBTQ children came out to them. We’ll watch together and talk about our own coming out experiences–and how cultural impact adds an extra layer of complexity to the process. Ages 12-19

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Kids Program: Creepy Critters

Come meet all the creepy crawly critters! Presented by Pinnacle. For grades 3rd-6th.

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Maumelle Library Book Club

Join Anne for a spirited discussion of The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. Copies of the book are available at the Maumelle Library on a first come, first served basis.

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PJ Storytime

Once upon a time, there was a library that had a PJ storytime every Thursday at 7 p.m.

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HITCHCOCK-toberfest! Rear Window (1954, PG)

HITCHCOCK-toberfest returns! Join us on Thursdays this October for one-night-only screenings of Rear Window, The Birds, and Psycho!

A newspaper photographer with a broken leg passes time recuperating by observing his neighbors through his window. He sees what he believes to be a murder and decides to solve the crime himself. With the help of his nurse and wife, he tries to catch the murderer without being killed himself.

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2nd Friday Art Night at Roberts Library (October 2022)

Featured Artist: Paul Milholland (woodworking)
Learn more about Paul Milholland

Featured Author: Chris Massingill, author of Sock Monster Problems. She will have both books and sock monsters available for sale.

Featured Music: Rolling Blackouts

Robin Neveu Brown and the Rock Moves Contemporary Dance Troupe will be performing on Count Pulaski Way next to the Roberts Library during the October 2FAN

OPENING EXHIBITIONS

Our Community Through My Lens
Landing Gallery

Photography—a medium full of potential.

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Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, PG)

Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween – but they can’t get it quite right. Animated in stop-motion, directed by Henry Selick, and produced and conceived by Tim Burton.

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Illustrated Arkansas: The Art of Comics

On View ~ October 14, 2022–January 28, 2023
Underground Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square, CALS Roberts Library

The Illustrated Arkansas exhibition features artists living and working in the state who have created or contributed to print or digital comics and graphic novels. The exhibition will represent a wide range of illustration styles and media of the comics art form.

CALS is excited to display the artwork of graphic artists and spotlight their efforts in the creation of comics and graphic novels in all their forms.

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Dog Training Club

Want a better behaved dog? Want to have fun with your dog?

Come meet the dogs and people of the Little Rock Dog Training Club, helping our community to enjoy dogs since 1950.  A volunteer organization, LRDTC offers classes in canine manners, competitive obedience, agility, and more. Responsible dog ownership and fun with dogs are our goals. Join us on Saturday, October 15, from  10:00 to 11:00 for a meet and greet, doggy demos, and helpful training tips.

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Our Community Through My Lens

NOW ON VIEW ~ Friday, October 14–Saturday, December 31, 2022
Landing Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square, CALS Roberts Library

Photography—a medium full of potential. To speak when words simply fail. To empower, providing the chance to take control of a story. To connect us to a perspective outside of our own.

Join us for this unique exhibition, curated from artists currently unsheltered or living in transitional sheltering throughout Pulaski County. Each participant was given a disposable camera to document their lived experience.

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CALS Writing Circle: How to NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave novelists. (nanowrimo.org/about-nano) Contact jjobe@cals.org

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Hocus Pocus (1993, PG)

THREE showtimes to choose from!

1:30 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
4:00 p.m. (doors open at 3:00 p.m.)
6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (played by Bette Midler,

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CALS Writing Circle: Queer Writers Collective

Are you a writer in the LGBTQ+ community? This writers group is open to all genders and sexualities looking to practice their craft in an affirming space! Contact Bekah, rasmith@cals.org, to register.

 

 

 

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Piano Program

Don Nichols from Little Rock Piano will present a hands-on piano class. Bring the whole family and learn how to chord along with your favorite songs!

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Recycled Pumpkin Craft

Make a Jack-O-Lantern out of anything but a pumpkin.

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Interactive Screening! Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, R)

Join CALS Ron Robinson Theater for an unforgettable interactive screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! After a newly-engaged couple’s car breaks down they seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, and through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”

Saturday, October 15. Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

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NIFI Serie de Diálogos – Elecciones: ¿Cómo debemos fomentar y salvaguardar el voto?

Muchos estadounidenses están preocupados por los sistemas electorales de nuestro país, a pesar de no estar de acuerdo sobre los problemas específicos o cómo resolverlos. ¿Son los sistemas demasiado fáciles de manipular? ¿Tenemos reglas que hacen que la votación sea justa y accesible para todos? ¿Estamos haciendo lo suficiente para garantizar la precisión y la credibilidad?

Esta reunión explorará estos pensamientos utilizando una guía de discusión de los Foros de Asuntos Nacionales y la guía de facilitadores capacitados.

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Master Piece Puzzle Club

Drop in puzzle club for adults.  Work alone or with others and chat about puzzles, books, and more.  All levels of puzzling skills welcome—a great way to relax!

*Puzzles provided but donations of complete puzzles in good condition are appreciated*

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Book Club

Join us in the discussion of Wonder by R.J. Palacio, a book about a boy born with a facial deformity that has prevented him from going to mainstream school – until now.

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Middle School STEAM

Activities focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.

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Bored Games

Stop by the library and enjoy a variety of board games. Ages 12-18.

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Lego Club

CLLC is bringing back the Lego Club! Come build it up at the library!

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Practice your reading with a certified therapy dog. For Kindergarten- 12th graders.

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Socrates Café

At Socrates Café, participants propose questions and vote to decide the evening’s topic to explore questions from their lives through public non-academic dialog.

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NIFI Dialogue Series – Elections: How should we encourage and safeguard voting?

Many Americans are concerned about our country’s election systems, despite disagreeing on the specific problems or how to solve them. Are the systems too easy to manipulate? Do we have rules that make voting fair and accessible to all? Are we doing enough to ensure accuracy and credibility?

This meeting will explore these thoughts using a National Issues Forums discussion guide and guidance from trained facilitators. During the 2-hour session, you will explore questions like the following in a structured way with other members of the public:

  • Would consistent national standards for voting,
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Kids Garden Club

Come explore the garden and greenhouse. We’ll learn about seasons, seeds, bugs, bees, flowers, and find out what’s growing!

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Teen Program: Zombie Dolls

Come “zombie-fy” a Barbie doll! For 7th-12th graders.

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Where The Children Take Us – Author Talk with Zain E. Asher

Join us in conversation with popular CNN Anchor, Zain E. Asher, as she discusses her moving and inspiring memoir Where the Children Take Us.

In Where the Children Take Us, Zain E. Asher, tells the story of her mother’s harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. There is tragedy in this tale, but it is not a tragedy. Drawing on tough-love parenting strategies, Obiajulu Ejiofor teaches her sons and daughters to overcome the daily pressures of poverty,

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BingoFlix! Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966, NR)

Continue the Frankenstein fun with a game of BingoFlix! Play bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter for your chance to win a prize.

Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of Baron Frankenstein’s granddaughter Maria, who proceeds to transform Jesse’s slow-witted pal Hank into a bald zombie, which she names Igor.

Tuesday,

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Virtual Storytime

Learn ASL signs and read through books with Ms. Linda!

Available on the CALS Kids YouTube channel.

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Storytime

Read books and move around to music with Ms. Terry!

Storytime will be on 10/5 and 10/19.

For toddlers and preschoolers.

Call 457-5038 to sign up!

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Pumpkin Painting Party

Let’s celebrate fall with a pumpkin painting party! Pumpkins, painting supplies, and light refreshments will be provided in a limited amount. Registration is not required, but greatly appreciated! Email jlford@cals.org to secure your spot and supplies ahead of time. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to attend.

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Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books

Wow. You’re in for a treat with this amazing exhibition of more than 80 pieces of original art by the world-renowned children’s author and illustrator.

Jeffers is a visual artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance, and sculpture. Curiosity and humor are underlying themes throughout Oliver’s practice as an artist and storyteller. While investigating the ways the human mind understands its world, his work also functions as comic relief in the face of futility. Jeffers’ engagements and practice are truly international in scope.

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Nixon Book Buddies Book Club

This book club reads fiction & non-fiction books.

Occurs the 3rd Thursday of every month excluding holidays.
  • January – Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
  • February –The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • March – Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
  • April – The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
  • May – Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
  • June – Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  • July – Braiding Sweetgrass:  Indigenous Wisdom,
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Personal Archiving and Prepping to Digitize Your Personal Papers, Photos, and Other Stuff (October 20)

Learn how to organize your personal papers, photos, scrapbooks, and other items to digitize and store them for future generations. And find out more about CALS DIY Memory Lab and how to use it to preserve your family history.

Register for Personal Archiving

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Potion Making

Let’s craft a potion or two out of some household items!

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Crafting with Opal

This is a craft along program. In this program we teach different crafts which could include sewing, crocheting, knitting, painting & others.

This is a virtual program that the Nixon library does live on Facebook every other Thursday (excluding holidays). Just click here to go to our Nixon Facebook page to watch.

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InQlusion, Period. – a collaboration with AR Period Project

For many trans masculine and non-binary menstruators, “that time of the month” is an especially painful experience. This is a safe space for trans menstruators to learn self-care tips in the midst of dysphoria, and leave with free gender-affirming period products. Free to attend, registration required–email Jet (they/he) at jbutler@cals.org to sign up. Ages 12-19

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Kids Program: Yoga with Mimi

Yoga Instructor, Mimi will be hosting a yoga class for kids (grades 3rd-6th). Yoga mats will be provided.

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Down to Earth

Join the Children’s Library and the UA Little Rock Geology Program to learn about minerals, fossils, earthquakes and much more that help make Earth the place we call home.

  • Thursday, September 8 – “Fascinating Fossils” with Dr. René Shroat-Lewis
Come explore the exciting world of fossils with Dr. René Shroat-Lewis, an invertebrate paleontologist from UA Little Rock. Discover what fossils are and how they are made. You can become a Junior Paleontologist when you make your very own fossil!
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Down to Earth

Stop on by the Children’s Library for a series on various geographical subjects! From fossils to earthquakes to minerals, we got it all!

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Adult Art Night

Create your very own mini books! Limited spots available – registration is required.

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HITCHCOCK-toberfest! The Birds (1963, PG-13)

HITCHCOCK-toberfest returns! Join us on Thursdays this October for one-night-only screenings of Rear Window, The Birds, and Psycho!

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, and Jessica Tandy.

Thursday,

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HarvestFest Fall Yoga Flow

This HarvestFest Fall Yoga Flow class will guide you through a moderately paced, beginner friendly sequence aimed at improving strength and flexibility while decreasing stress and “mind clutter” from the week. This is a free community class; donations are kindly accepted and will go to the CALS Foundation.

Contact jlombardo@designsforhealth.com to register or for more information.

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Love Your Parks Cleanup: Boyle Park

Show your love for Little Rock Parks at our next Boyle Park cleanup on Saturday October 22, from 9-noon. The address is 2000 Boyle Park Road, and we will meet at Pavilion 1. Gloves, trash bags, and a limited number of grabbers will be available. We'll also have snacks, water, and giveaways. Appropriate shoes, buckets, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended. This is a Great Arkansas Cleanup event in partnership with Keep Arkansas Beautiful.
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Filipino Kamayan: Feast & Fun!

Kumusta! October is Filipino-American Heritage Month. Let’s celebrate with a spread of authentic Filipino food & Fil-Am trivia! Free food is provided but space is limited. Registration required by 10/20; email Jet at jbutler@cals.org and please tell them your dietary restrictions. Ages 12-19

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Book Cover by Design workshop w/ Robert Bean

Six Bridges Book Festival presents Book Cover by Design workshop with Robert Bean.

Artist Robert Bean helps participants learn how text and images work together, why typography matters, and how color affects the viewer’s impression and emotions. Come up with your own imaginary book title, then draw and/or collage your book cover’s image and walk away with your own designed book cover (from a pulp fiction style look to something more modern and streamlined). No art experience required.

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False Negative: An Evening with John Waters

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

We hope to release more tickets. Please add your name to the wait list here. Available tickets will be offered on a first come-first served basis.

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CALS Six Bridges Book Festival has announced that tickets are now on sale for False Negative: An Evening with John Waters, Saturday, Oct. 22.

Waters’ rapid-fire one man “vaudeville” act is updated and expanded from the original film version that enjoyed critical success at the Edinburgh,

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CALS Speaker Series: Kimberly Wehle, How to Think Like a Lawyer and Why

Honoring Rabbi Ira Sanders

What does the average person have in common with lawyers? From the mundane to the game-changers, decisions need to be made every day. But a key way in which the everyday person differs from a lawyer is how each goes about making decisions. A non-lawyer often searches for answers to validate or solidify a pre-conceived decision, while a lawyer looks for questions.

Based on her book, How to Think Like a Lawyer and Why: A Common-Sense Guide to Everyday Dilemmas,

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Stitch Makers – Knit & Crochet

Knit and crochet for beginners or experts. Yarn and hook will be provided or you can bring your own projects to work on.

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“I-Scream” (Ice Cream) Social

Celebrate the spooky season with an ice cream bar. Family friendly costumes welcome.

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Taste the Rainbow

Do you know what the original colors of the Pride flag symbolize? Enjoy a piece of history with a side of delicious rainbow snacks. Snacks provided, open to all teens 12-19.

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Teens 4 InQlusion @ Nixon

A GSA type program providing a space for discussion and promoting inclusion for teens.

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Meet the Author: Adam Houchins

Adam Houchins, author of “Cathy the Catfish and Sammy the Swan” will be at

Rooker Library to read and sign copies of his book.

There will be books available for purchase or bring your own!

Sharing a pond, Cathy the Catfish and Sammy the Swan become good friends.

This is the story of their friendship and a memorable life lesson.

Giving children a platform to think, ask questions, and learn,

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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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Spooky Escape Room

It’s almost Halloween! Celebrate the spooky season by participating in an eerie escape room on Level 4. Ages 12-19.

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Teen Horror Party

Join us if you dare, for an early Halloween scare!  Enjoy horror-themed games and delicious desserts that will make your skin crawl.  Ages 12-18.

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Candy Tasting: Sweet and Sour

Do you know how these candies will taste?

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Game and Puzzle Club

Come have some fun playing tabletop games and/or working a puzzle with friends at the library.

Ages: 6-11

The Game and Puzzle Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:00PM

Dates

August 23

September 27

October 25

November 22

December 27

 

 

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Teen Program: Haunted Gingerbread Houses

Create your own version of a spooky gingerbread house. For 7th-12th graders.

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Adult Cooking Class

Come learn how to make Harry Potter-inspired snacks, including treacle tart, pumpkin pastries, and nonalcoholic butterbeer!

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Short Form: a virtual short story discussion group

Join us to discuss two short stories every month on Zoom. 
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Preschool Process Art

Have some messy fun with Lego pumpkin stamping!

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DY Spell Books

Join us to create your very own spell book! Ages 12-19

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Anime Night

Watch anime and sample themed snacks. This month we’re trying delicious boba tea.

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Pastel Pumpkin Art

Looking for a fun art project to highlight fall? This pastel pumpkin art project is a fun way to celebrate the season.

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Kids Program: Mad Science Lab

Join Ms. Nancy in making some lab experiments with slime, and others with edible ingredients.  What disgusting (and possibly delicious) concoctions will you create? For 3rd-6th graders.

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Ann Patchett: These Precious Days

Six Bridges Book Festival presents Ann Patchett: These Precious Days.

The beloved New York Times bestselling author of Bel Canto, Commonwealth, The Dutch House and other books, reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays. A literary alchemist, Patchett plumbs the depths of her experiences to create gold: engaging and moving pieces that are both self-portrait and landscape, each vibrant with emotion and rich in insight. Infused with the author’s grace,

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Halloween Storytime

Slightly spooky stories, songs, crafts, and a snack. You can even wear your costumes!

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HITCHCOCK-toberfest! Psycho (1960, R)

HITCHCOCK-toberfest returns! Join us on Thursdays this October for one-night-only screenings of Rear Window, The Birds, and Psycho!

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.

Thursday, October 27. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

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Candy Tasting: Chocolates

Do you know how these candies will taste?

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Halloween Carnival

Bring the family out for Halloween fun and games. Enjoy games, prizes, and costume contests!

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CALS Writing Circle: NaNoWriMo Kick-off Party

Every November, thousands of writers around the world participate in National Novel Writing Month. Join us as we kick off this year’s NaNoWriMo with writing games and goodies! Pay your own lunch buffet. Contact jjobe@cals.org with questions and to register.

 

 

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The Power of Mind

The Power of Mind is a modern guidebook based on ancient Buddhist techniques for transforming suffering into complete well-being that benefits us and the people around us. We’ve heard platitudes about cultivating love and compassion, but how can we genuinely develop these qualities and share them in our world? As Khentrul Rinpoche states, “Peace and happiness can be attained, but not by searching for something in the outside world—they start within us and then extend out to the entire globe.”

Khentrul Lodrö T’hayé Rinpoche,

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Movie & Snack featuring Coco

Movie day featuring Coco. Learn to make Cocadas (a traditional coconut confectionery found in many parts of Latin America.)

Día de cine con Coco. Aprende a hacer Cocadas (un dulce de coco tradicional que se encuentra en muchas partes de América Latina).

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Book Signing

Join local author Adam Houchins for an afternoon storytime featuring his book The Adventures of Cathy the Catfish & Sammy the Swan. A book selling and signing will also be available!

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CALS Writing Circle: Art Journaling at Nixon

Journaling is the perfect tool for exploring and better understanding our emotional health. This low-stress course provides journals and art supplies to decorate and personalize, as well as a wide assortment of journaling prompts to explore. Contact jjobe@cals.org or omitchell@cals.org to register or for more details.

 

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Monster Mash

We’re throwing a Monster Mash! Come celebrate Halloween with us and have a spooktacular time! Costumes optional.

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Halloween Carnival

Games, crafts, and fun galore! It’ll be a frightfully fun afternoon at CALS. Children, teens, and families are welcome to attend. Costumes are optional but encouraged! No RSVP required.

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George Michael Reborn
featuring Robert Bartko

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On Oct. 29, the night before the 35th anniversary of the historic Faith album, the Six Bridges Book Festival transports you to The Edge of Heaven for a one-night-only performance of George Michael Reborn. This amazing must-see tribute to Wham! & George Michael stars Robert Bartko, who exudes the energy of passion of the superstar in the 80s and 90s. Robert’s spot-on looks, wardrobe, vocal range (no Lip-Syncing),

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Halloween Treat Bags

Halloween is on a Monday this year? Gross.

Don’t let a spooky Monday get you down!

Pop by the Nixon Library and get yourself a Halloween Treat Bag.

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Halloween-Themed Preschool Storytime

Join Ms. Sara for some not-so-spooky Halloween stories, songs, and crafts. Costumes encouraged! Best for ages 3-5.

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NIFI Dialogue Series – Elections: How should we encourage and safeguard voting?

Many Americans are concerned about our country’s election systems, despite disagreeing on the specific problems or how to solve them. Are the systems too easy to manipulate? Do we have rules that make voting fair and accessible to all? Are we doing enough to ensure accuracy and credibility?

This meeting will explore these thoughts using a National Issues Forums discussion guide and guidance from trained facilitators. During the 2-hour session, you will explore questions like the following in a structured way with other members of the public:

  • Would consistent national standards for voting,
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Halloween Spooktacular

Join us for a festive Halloween carnival for all ages inside the Terry Library. There will be games, prizes, face painting, and more! Costumes are welcomed but not required.

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Julius Wilm—”Populist Politics and Settlement Practice: Free Land in Arkansas from the 1830s to the 1920s”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Julius Wilm

Historians typically associate homesteading (the practice of settlers claiming government land free of charge through improvement) with the Great Plains states. Yet, one could argue that Arkansas is a particularly prominent location in this history: As early as the 1830s, petition campaigns from the Arkansas Territory demanded such a law, and beginning in 1840, the state government distributed tax-forfeited lands under conditions that anticipated the 1862 federal Homestead Act.

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Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR – Author Talk with Lisa Napoli

You’re invited to an enlightening hour with highly acclaimed writer, journalist, broadcaster, and speaker Lisa Napoli as she discusses her group biography of the four women whose voices defined NPR, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR.

In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business,

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Teen Escape Room

Have fun with friends as you figure out puzzles & riddles to escape the library.  Afterwards, enjoy yummy snacks that go perfect with the game!

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Page Turners

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month.

Members read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Contact Ginann at gswindle@cals.org for more information.

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Candlelight Flow Yoga

This Candlelight flow yoga class will guide you through a moderately paced, beginner friendly sequence aimed at improving strength and flexibility while decreasing stress and “mind clutter” from the week.

Sessions will be held at Hillcrest Hall at 1501 Kavanaugh Boulevard every Friday at 5:30 p.m. this fall and winter except November 25 and December 23 + 30.

This is a free community class; donations are kindly accepted and will go to the CALS Foundation.

Contact jlombardo@designsforhealth.com to register or for more information.

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D&D 18+

Dungeons and Dragons is a tabletop role-playing game using pen, paper, dice, and your imagination. The game is open to anyone 18 or older. Registration is required by emailing Emery at ejohnson@cals.org.

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How to “Save10” into Retirement

Don’t have a retirement plan at work? No worries. Make your own! Get the math and the inspiration to open your own retirement account and start planning for your future.

Presented by Sarah Catherine Gutierrez, Founder & CEO of Aptus Financial

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Co-sponsored by the Arkansas Financial Education Commission.

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Arlette Laan: Hiking the 11 National Scenic Trails

Arlette Laan is the first woman to have completed all 11 National Scenic trails. Her talk will include brief descriptions of the trails she’s hiked, her observations on the changes in long distance hiking over time, and tips on perseverance. In addition to hiking and backpacking, Arlette enjoys photography and doll making. Her dolls can be found on her Instagram page, which is linked on her website.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater.

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Lessons in Chemistry – Author Talk with Bonnie Garmus

Join us for a dazzlingly entertaining virtual chat with author Bonnie Garmus as she discusses her debut New York Times bestselling novel Lessons in Chemistry.
Lessons in Chemistry is set in 1960s California and features the singular voice of Chemist Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes an unexpected detour. Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman.

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CALS closed for Veteran’s Day

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 10 and all day Friday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. 

The Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square will be open Friday, November 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Regular hours will resume Saturday, November 12. Please call 918-3000 for further information. 

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Researching Your Historic Home: Stifft Station, Capitol View, and Hillcrest

Hear about the development of these early twentieth-century Little Rock neighborhoods and their enduring historical significance, and learn how to research the history of homes within their boundaries with Community Outreach Archivist Danielle Afsordeh. Join us at the CALS Fletcher Library to learn some tips and tricks for researching the history of homes using resources available through the Central Arkansas Library System and the archival collections at the CALS Roberts Library.

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Finding Family Facts (November 14)

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center’s local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past.

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Phil Plait presents Eclipse Across America

Join Central Arkansas Library System and the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium for this special event! On Monday, November 14, Dr. Phil Plait takes the CALS Ron Robinson Theater stage to present “Eclipse Across America.” This event is FREE! Reservations are NOT required. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the event begins at 7:00 p.m. A book signing will follow. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available.

On April 8, 2024, the United States will be treated to one of the rarest and most spectacular of celestial events: a total solar eclipse.

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How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond – Author talk with Kwame Christian

Join us for an enlightening hour with bestselling author Kwame Christian as he chats about his new book How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond.

How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race helps readers gain the confidence to not only talk about race, but actually make a difference when you do. Negotiation expert Kwame Christian’s motto is: “The best things in life are on the other side of difficult conversations.”

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Teen Time

Stop by the library after school and have book chats, create crafts, play games, and nerd out.

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Issues That Matter: Protecting Arkansas’s Waterways: Rivers as Roads

Arkansas’s rivers are vital components in the movement of goods and materials in the state. This programs will discuss the challenges faced in maintaining them as viable travel routes.

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Pulaski County and KUAR.

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Maggie Haberman and Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America

Join us as we welcome Maggie Haberman to discuss her new book on Donald Trump, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America. This event will be held at the Ron Robinson Theater at 6pm, Wednesday, November 16. Registration is required.

Maggie Haberman is a journalist who joined The New York Times in 2015 and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on the investigations into Donald Trump’s,

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Personal Archiving and Prepping to Digitize Your Personal Papers, Photos, and Other Stuff (November 17)

Learn how to organize your personal papers, photos, scrapbooks, and other items to digitize and store them for future generations. And find out more about CALS DIY Memory Lab and how to use it to preserve your family history.

Register for Personal Archiving

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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.

Record Sealing – Center for Arkansas Legal Services will hold a record sealing clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Nature Center

A Day in the Life of a box turtle.

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CALS closed for Thanksgiving

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27  in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square will be open Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Regular hours will resume Monday, November 28. Please call 918-3000 for further information.

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Fiddlesticks

Bring your needles or hooks. Any kind of craft is welcome.

Learn a thing or two or just enjoy the company

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Master Builders

Discover, build, and create using various materials.

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Storytime

Enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and making a craft. Ages 3-5.

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Horse – Author Talk with Geraldine Brooks

Join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award winning novelist, Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times Bestselling novel Horse. Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.

Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war,

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Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America – Author Talk with Nicole Eustace

You’re invited to explore early-American history during an online afternoon conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning historian Nicole Eustace as she discusses her 2022 award winning book Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America.
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CALS closed for Christmas

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Thursday, December 22 at 6 p.m. until Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas. 

The Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square will be open Friday, December 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Regular hours will resume Tuesday, December 27. Please call 918-3000 for further information. 

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CALS closed for New Year’s Day

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day. 

Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 3. Please call 918-3000 for further information. 

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NIFI Serie de Diálogos – Tierra de abundancia: ¿Cómo debemos asegurarnos de que las personas tengan los alimentos que necesitan?

Si bien tenemos uno de los sistemas alimentarios más productivos y eficientes del mundo, millones de personas en los EE. UU. aún se encuentran entre las grietas. Las personas que pueden tener suficiente para comer hoy se preocupan por la disponibilidad y la calidad de los alimentos para las generaciones futuras.

Esta reunión explorará la escasez de alimentos utilizando una guía de discusión del Foro de Asuntos Nacionales y la orientación de facilitadores capacitados. Durante la sesión de 2 horas,

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NIFI Dialogue Series – Land of Plenty: How Should We Ensure that People Have the Food They Need?

While we have one of the world’s most productive and efficient food systems, millions of people in the U.S. still fall between the cracks. People who may have enough to eat today worry about the availability and quality of food for future generations.

This meeting will explore food scarcity using a National Issues Forum discussion guide and guidance from trained facilitators. During the 2-hour session, you will explore questions like the following in a structured way with other members of the public:

  • Is the best way to improve access to nutritious food through efforts like strengthening our school nutrition programs and food assistance for low-income families,
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NIFI Dialogue Series – Land of Plenty: How Should We Ensure that People Have the Food They Need?

While we have one of the world’s most productive and efficient food systems, millions of people in the U.S. still fall between the cracks. People who may have enough to eat today worry about the availability and quality of food for future generations.

This meeting will explore food scarcity using a National Issues Forum discussion guide and guidance from trained facilitators. During the 2-hour session, you will explore questions like the following in a structured way with other members of the public:

  • Is the best way to improve access to nutritious food through efforts like strengthening our school nutrition programs and food assistance for low-income families,
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NIFI Serie de Diálogos – Libertad de Expresión y Campus Inclusivo

Las conversaciones sobre la libertad de expresión en el campus a menudo se enmarcan en oposición a la diversidad y la inclusión y han generado controversias, protestas e incluso violencia. En 2017, una encuesta muy citada de más de 3000 estudiantes universitarios realizada por Gallup y la Fundación John S. y James L. Knight presentó la diversidad y la inclusión como algo opuesto a la libertad de expresión. La encuesta preguntó a los estudiantes sobre qué tema creían que era más importante;

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NIFI Dialogue Series – Free Speech & The Inclusive Campus

Conversations about free speech on campus are often framed in opposition to diversity and inclusion and have spawned controversies, protests, and even violence. In 2017, a much-cited survey of more than 3,000 college students conducted by Gallup and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation presented diversity and inclusion as directly opposite free speech. The survey asked students which issue they felt was more important; 53% chose inclusion, and 46% chose free speech. In today’s contentious and divided political environment,

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NIFI Dialogue Series – Free Speech & The Inclusive Campus

Conversations about free speech on campus are often framed in opposition to diversity and inclusion and have spawned controversies, protests, and even violence. In 2017, a much-cited survey of more than 3,000 college students conducted by Gallup and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation presented diversity and inclusion as directly opposite free speech. The survey asked students which issue they felt was more important; 53% chose inclusion, and 46% chose free speech. In today’s contentious and divided political environment,

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NIFI Serie de Diálogos – ¿Cómo debemos prevenir tiroteos masivos en nuestras comunidades?

Los trágicos ataques en Uvalde, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; Parkland, Florida; y otros lugares han generado preocupación entre muchas personas en todo el país. Tales tiroteos se han vuelto más frecuentes y mortales en la última década. Cada asesinato en masa tiene efectos devastadores en toda una comunidad.

En general, Estados Unidos se ha vuelto más seguro en los últimos años. Sin embargo, los tiradores masivos atacan a personas inocentes sin razón, a menudo en lugares donde las personas deberían sentirse seguras: cines,

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NIFI Dialogue Series – How Should We Prevent Mass Shootings in Our Communities?

The tragic attacks in Uvalde, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; Parkland, Florida; and other places have raised concerns among many people across the nation. Such shootings have become more frequent and more deadly in the last decade. Each mass murder has devastating effects on a whole community.

Overall, the United States has become safer in recent years. Yet mass shooters target innocent people without reason, often in places where people should feel safe—movie theaters, shopping centers, and schools. Many believe these attacks are nothing short of terrorism.

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CALS Arkansas Sounds presents: Luenell

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the two Luenell performances originally scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater have now been postponed to Saturday, June 10, 2023.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the two new performances at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2023, or they can be fully refunded. For more information or refunds, please contact John Miller at 501-320-5728 or jmiller@cals.org.

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NIFI Dialogue Series – How Should We Prevent Mass Shootings in Our Communities?

The tragic attacks in Uvalde, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; Parkland, Florida; and other places have raised concerns among many people across the nation. Such shootings have become more frequent and more deadly in the last decade. Each mass murder has devastating effects on a whole community.

Overall, the United States has become safer in recent years. Yet mass shooters target innocent people without reason, often in places where people should feel safe—movie theaters, shopping centers, and schools. Many believe these attacks are nothing short of terrorism.

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