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Grogu Mason Jar Coin Bank: Teen Grab n’ Go Craft

Star Wars fans unite! Stop by the Maumelle Library to celebrate “May the 4th Be with You” and “Revenge of the Fifth” by picking up everything you need to make this adorbs and functional Baby Yoda (Grogu) mason jar coin bank! (while supplies last) Be sure to check out a Star Wars graphic novel before you leave the library!

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Curbside Crafts

We feature weekly crafts for your school-aged youth. It comes with everything you need to pass the time and make something cute.

Simply swing by to pick up your grab & go craft located on the table at our back door.

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Microsoft Word Part 1: The Basics

Explore the basics of Microsoft Word, including information on writing, formatting, and editing documents.
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Kids in the Kitchen

Join Ms. Kat for an easy recipe and storytime. Sometimes we make goodies, and sometimes we keep it healthy. We learn a little about where food comes from and nutrition along the way. Storytime is a read aloud with suggestions for further fiction and non-fiction reading on the topic.

Each Monday at 10:00am, learn different simple recipes to share with little ones on the CALS Kids Facebook page.

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Meditation at Main Online

Cory Jones of Compassion Works for All leads us in a guided meditation that’s like an oasis in the middle of your day! Join us from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month via Zoom. If interested please email jburrus@cals.org to receive the Zoom link. All are welcome- and we hope you will choose to join us!

Upcoming dates:

January 25; February 8 & 22; March 8 & 22;

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Finding Family Facts (May 10)

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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Due to ongoing public health concerns, Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has suspended all programs and outreach at this time.

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Shelf Stable Meals

CALS/BE MIGHTY LR/FOOD FOR GOOD

If you’re 18 and younger, we offer free shelf-stable meals M-F from 4-5:30 pm and from 11-12:30 pm on Saturday. Not available on Sundays, holidays, or during inclement weather.

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Maker Mondays

Every Monday, Mr. David will share a craft with us, and a grab and go craft bag will be available in the youth services department of the Main Library so you can do the craft yourself at home. Find this program on the CALS Kids @ Main Library facebook page as a Live event. https://www.facebook.com/cals.kids

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Shelf Stable Meals

CALS/BE MIGHTY LR/FOOD FOR GOOD

If you’re 18 and younger, we offer free shelf-stable meals M-F from 4-5:30 pm and from 11-12:30 pm on Saturday. Not available on Sundays, holidays, or during inclement weather.

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Makers Monday

Do a new craft each week. Grab a kit at Main Library Youth Services to make a Mother’s Day gift for the May 3 session.

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Food for Good Supper

The Nixon Library serves an afterschool meal

Monday – Friday

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

For ages 18 and under

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Parent Literacy Tip Storytime

Join us on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00am for a special storytime that includes an entertaining book for babies and toddlers, along with helpful information for parents wanting to nurture their child’s literacy development. This storytime will be available on the CALS Kids Facebook page or may view it below.

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CALS Storytime Archive on YouTube

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CALS Writing Circle: Read Like a Writer

Wouldn’t it be great to have a writing lesson with your favorite author so they could teach you how they do what it is they do? Now you can—in a way—by joining us as we read and examine a book together, reading as writers. We’ll meet once a week for 4 weeks to take a book apart and see how it works. Class space is limited.

 

 

This month, we’ll read Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking,

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Baby & Toddler Storytime

Join us each Tuesday at 10:00am on the CALS Kids Facebook page for storytime, sing-alongs, puppet shows and more.

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Dramatic Readings with Mr. Hayden

Dramatic renditions of some things found within the shelves of Level 4.

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Toy Time Travel

Join Mr. David on each Tuesday in May at 4 p.m. on Facebook Live as he takes a look at the toys the Children’s Librarians loved as kids.

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Toy Time Travel

Take a look at the toys that the workers of the Youth Services Department loved as children. For ages 5-12.

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Planning for Major Life Changes

This session will cover the importance of proactive estate planning and the need for estate plan maintenance as major life changes arise, such as marriage, divorce, birth of children, illness, aging, buying a home, or building a business. Presented by The Wilson Law Group.

In recognition of April as Financial Literacy Month, Arkansas Treasurer of State Dennis Milligan’s office is teaming up with the Central Arkansas Library System to host a free virtual financial education series. The sessions will be presented by local financial experts.

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Cooking Matters at Home: Making Recipes Work for You

May 11: Making Recipes Work for You: Your Family, Your Choice

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Stop the mealtime madness! Join us for Cooking Matters at Home and learn to prepare delicious, affordable meals the whole family will enjoy. In each 30-minute group discussion, we’ll talk about different ideas for saving money while cooking tasty family meals at home. These online classes will be held over Zoom, so you will need either a stable internet or phone connection.

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Virtual BingoFlix: Made in Arkansas May! White Lightning (1973, PG)

Join us for Virtual BingoFlix: Made in Arkansas May! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches during a virtual watch party for your chance to win a free movie pass to the theater once we reopen. This month we’re celebrating the 2021 Made in Arkansas Film Festival by screening films made in Arkansas!

On Tuesday, May 11, join us for White Lightning (1973, PG)! Set in fictional Bogan County, Arkansas,

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Tinker Tok: LEGO Time Lapse

Watch as we complete the Hogwart’s LEGO castle in time-lapse video.

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Memoir Writing for Seniors: How to Write Your Story

Presented by CALS Writing Circle, this ongoing class meets once each week and takes attendees aged 55+ through the steps of writing their own life stories. You’ll be given tools and techniques to help you learn to write regularly and productively. Everyone is welcome; no writing experience is required.

No matter who you are, there are many reasons to write about your life. The act of writing your story can be a healing and transformative journey; it helps identify the threads and themes in your life and make sense of what you’ve lived.

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Preschool Storytime

Join us each Wednesday at 10:00am on the CALS Kids Facebook page for storytime, songs, games, and more!

CALS Storytime Archive on YouTube

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Microsoft Excel Part 2: The Basics

In Part 2 of our popular four-part series, master more advanced formulas, eye-catching charts, copy-and-paste, AutoFill, and more.
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DIY Bottle Cap Magnets

Simple craft tutorial on how to make your own bottle cap magnets. It’s quick, easy and fun and so creative.

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Words on Wheels

Skate, ride, or slide on over to the Main Library for Words on Wheels. Bring anything with wheels & enter the drawing for a free book! Takes place in the alley behind Ron Robinson Theater. Registration required at kbush@cals.org

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Words on Wheels

Skate, ride, or slide over to the Main library for our first in person program in over a year!! Bring anything with wheels and meet us outside to join in. Enter the drawing to win free books. This event takes place in the alley beside the Ron Robinson theater. Ms. Kay will be out there every Wednesday in May at 4:00 p.m.

Please RSVP to Ms K. by calling (501)918-3057 or emailing kbush@cals.org .

PER OUR COVID PROTOCOLS: ANYONE UNDER 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM.

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Storytime Live!

It’s a new interactive virtual storytime! We’ll connect through Zoom to bring you a real-time storytime, full of the songs, stories, and fun you know and love. Register one time to receive the link for the twice monthly series. We will meet 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 10:00. This program is best for kids ages 3-5 but all are welcome. Free registration on Zoom platform is required.

While supplies last, you can pick up a Storytime Live packet for your child containing a shaker egg,

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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.
  • February – Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz
  • March – Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo by Paula Huntley
  • April – A Jewish Refugee in New York by Kadya Molodovski
  • May – The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • June – Educated by Tara Westover
  • July – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • August –
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Creating With Nat

Have an interest in painting? Join Natalee to learn tips and basics about painting while creating a work of art. This program takes place on the CALS Kids @Main Library facebook page as a facebook live event every Thursday at 3:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/cals.kids

 

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Creating with Nat

Learn tips and basics about painting while creating a work of art.

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Level 4 Plays: LIVE

In a callback to last summer’s programming, Level 4’s Hayden revists some of our favorite “L4Plays” games, as well as introduces us to some new ones, all live and interactive!

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Level 4 Plays: LIVE

Level 4’s Mr. Hayden revisits some favorite games and introduces some new ones every Thursday in may at 5 pm. This activity will be live and interactive on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/Level4Teens

Level 4 events are intended for teens ages 12-19.

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Understanding Your Community’s Civic Health and What to Do About It

The second event in the series focuses on understanding a community’s civic health and the elements that contribute to a strong civic culture. What does the term “civic health” mean? What role can civic infrastructure play in bridging community divides and fostering engagement? What does civic engagement have to do with American democracy? How can Little Rock residents understand civic health of our own community and what can we do to make it stronger?

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CALS Writing Circle: Dream Journaling

Did you know that dreaming keeps us healthy? Or that most of us dream most of the time and just don’t remember our dreams on waking? Have you ever been curious about where your dreams come from or what they might mean? You don’t have to be a writer to get something out of this writing class! Get tips and tricks on keeping a better record of your own dreams, how to retain more, and how to interpret them! Mini-lessons in dream interpretation and weekly get-togethers to compare notes and discuss.

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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 Thursday (excluding holidays). Just click here to go to our Nixon Facebook page to watch.

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2021 Made in Arkansas Film Festival

Returning for its third year, the Made in Arkansas Film Festival is devoted to showcasing films made here in The Natural State. By filmmakers for filmmakers, Made in Arkansas is dedicated to cultivating and promoting the art of filmmaking.

To help keep everyone safe, this year’s event will be virtual, hosted on the Kosmi streaming platform in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System and the CALS Ron Robinson Theater. We’ve opened the festival up to those filmmakers with an Arkansas connection,

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Crochet Squares

So many things you can make starting with this little craft! Try your hand at making a crochet square and maybe learn a new technique.

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Find It Friday

Go on another scavenger hunt finding things in books and in our surrounding worlds. For ages 5-12.

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Find it Fridays

Join us on Facebook live (https://www.facebook.com/cals.kids) every Friday in May at 4 p.m. as we go on another scavenger hunt finding things in books AND the world around us.

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Pull Some Strings

There will be 2 stations set up in the courtyard with materials and instructions for how to create abstract flowers using the acrylic pour string pull technique. Another table will be available to let your projects dry while you browse inside. Drying time usually takes 1-2 hours, depending on paint thickness. If the forecast predicts rain that day, the event will be moved to a weekday.

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Food for Good Lunch

The Nixon Library serves lunch

Saturdays

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For ages 18 years and younger

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CALS Writing Circle Meeting

Get together with other writers of all genres and levels of experience to improve your craft and build a creative support network. Join us once a month as we meet to discuss our work, learn new techniques, and enjoy the benefits of a writerly community.

This is a virtual event. Contact dmoore@cals.org for more information.

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Due to ongoing public health concerns, Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has suspended all programs and outreach.

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Nature Walk with Me

Lets take a relaxing walk together in Nature. Breathe in the fresh air and get a little exercise. For ages 5-12.

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Nature Walks with Mr. David

Join Mr. David  every Saturday at 4 p.m. through our facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/cals.kids )  as he explores nature and enjoys the fresh air.

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Teen Storytime

In the style of late 2000’s Vlogger “Storytime” videos, Mr Hayden spins wild stories that surely can’t be real! But exist within the pages of books. Filmed and edited to look like a vlog, these click-bait style stories string teens along before revealing that they’re really there to summarize books and end letting teens know they can check them out at the library.

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Teen Storytime

In the style of the late 2000’s vlogger “storytime” videos, Mr. Hayden spins wild stories that surely can’t be real but exist within pages of a book. Filmed and edited to look like a vlog, these “click-bait” stories catch the interest of young adult readers and may even help them choose their next read. Look for us every Saturday at 7 p.m. on the Level 4 facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Level4Teens .

Level 4 events are geared towards teens ages 12-19.

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ABC’s of Skincare

A series dedicated to simplifying the science behind skincare ingredients and explaining trending techniques in the industry. Posted on the Thompson Library Facebook page.

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  • 5/2 Quartz Rollers
  • 5/9 Retinol
  • 5/16 Salicylic Acid
  • 5/23 Tea Tree Oil
  • 5/30 UVA/UVB
  • 6/6 Vitamins
  • 6/13 Witch Hazel
  • 6/20 Exfoliating, Extracting, or Expiration Dates
  • 6/27 Yeast
  • 7/4 Zinc Oxide
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The Experience of Owning a Small Business with Nitzia’s Designs

In this program, the owner of Nitzia’s Designs will be sharing her experiences with running a Small Business in Little Rock. 

Speaker: Nitzia David

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“I’m the owner of Nitzia’s Designs, a Small Business that provides floral décor services for weddings and events. As a Small Business it’s my goal to provide quality versus quantity, creating the best and most unique designs. The uniqueness of my design and attention to detail is what has helped me be set me apart in the Floral Industry.

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Microsoft Word Part 2: Styles, Mailings, and More

If you have some basic experience with Microsoft Word, learn how to use powerful features like styles, mail merges, and more.
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Virtual Garden Club

Learn the care and keeping of a garden both at home and at the CLLC teaching garden. For ages 5-16.

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Williams Bakes

Ms. Felicia does an instructional baking video.

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Stream It with OBS Studio

Learn how to use OBS Studio, the beloved free and open source program that lets you host your own livestream events.
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Nixon Book Buddies

This book club reads fiction & non-fiction books.

Occurs the 3rd Tuesday of every month excluding holidays.
  • February – A Jewish Refugee in New York by Kadya Molodovsky
  • March – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • April – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • May – A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert
  • June – The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer
  • July –
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Virtual BingoFlix: Made in Arkansas May! Bootleggers (1974, PG-13)

Join us for Virtual BingoFlix: Made in Arkansas May! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches during a virtual watch party for your chance to win a free movie pass to the theater once we reopen. This month we’re celebrating the 2021 Made in Arkansas Film Festival by screening films made in Arkansas!

On Tuesday, May 18, join us for Bootleggers (1974, PG-13)! Written and directed by Arkansan Charles B.

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Program on the Patio: Movin’ and Groovin’

Have fun movin’ and groovin’ on the library’s patio with Ms. Ginann. Spots are limited. Registration is required at cvanpelt@cals.org.

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Microsoft Excel Part 3: Lookup, Conditional Formatting, and More

In Part 3 of our popular four-part series, learn to add automatic styles and color-coding to your data, protect against errors, and more.
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DIY Memo Boards

These quick and easy crafts are a great addition to any home office or bedroom. Great for photo display, notes, and momentos.

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First Time Home Buyers Financial Tips

Please join us on Wednesday May 19 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM via Zoom for Financial Education for First Time Home Buyers. Ricky Williams of First Security Bank Arkansas will cover the following points: Credit
Loan qualifications (credit score and DTI)
Documents you must have to be eligible
Complete Home Loan process
Down payment assistance loan programs and 100% Loan options (designed to get you into a home for little to no money out of pocket) This program will be presented in BOTH Spanish &
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Read Aloud Storytime

Join us the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10:00am on the CALS Kids Facebook page for great stories and more!

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Deep Relaxation Meditation

A guided meditation and relaxation tutorial.

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The Intrepid Bourdain!

Inspired by Bourdain’s posthumous World Travel: An Irreverent Guide (published April 20), this loose tribute is a discussion of tastes, travels, and the man who brought us the best of both worlds. Anthony Bourdain (1946-2018) attained fame for his work as a chef, a writer of Kitchen ConfidentialMedium RawA Cook’s Tour, and The Nasty Bits, as well as television shows “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown.”  Hop aboard for a zesty evening.

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Take ‘N Make: Craft along on Zoom

Enjoy crafting with us on zoom every third Thursday of the month from 6-7 PM. Pick up one of our craft kits at Main Library for all the supplies you'll need. Please register to participate: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModeirqjgsHtZ67AGFZDdcbGBbP1cZV2yw
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Arkansas Sounds Presents: a Tav Falco tribute

Join us every Thursday for Arkansas Sounds Presents, a free online watch party of Arkansas music and culture.

On Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. CST, CALS Arkansas Sounds presents our Third Thursday Throwback with a performance and book reading from legendary Arkansas musician and artist, Tav Falco! Our playlist celebrates Falco’s May 25th birthday and throws us back to a September 2013 concert by Tav Falco’s Panther Burns at the Arkansas Sounds Music Festival.

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Tool Box Tasks: How to Build a Box

Learn the basic tools and skills you need to know to build a basic box with tools from the tool library.

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Teen Time: Book Opinions

Ms. Linda talks about how to find books for bored readers.

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Library Tour

Private tour of the Children’s Library with librarians from UAMS. Registration required at akerby@cals.org.

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Guest Reader Storytime

Join us every other Friday at 10:00am on the CALS Kids Facebook page as we feature a special guest reader for storytime.

CALS Storytime Archive on YouTube

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Program on the Patio: Storytime

Enjoy stories and songs on the library’s patio with Ms. Ginann. Spots are limited. Register at cvanpelt@cals.org.

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First Chapter Friday

Library staff will get you hooked by reading the first chapter of a book.

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Virtual BingoFlix: Made in Arkansas May! Three for the Road (1987, PG)

Join us for Virtual BingoFlix: Made in Arkansas May! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches during a virtual watch party for your chance to win a free movie pass to the theater once we reopen. This month we’re celebrating the 2021 Made in Arkansas Film Festival by screening films made in Arkansas!

On Friday, May 21, join us for Three for the Road (1987, PG)! Charlie Sheen plays Paul Tracy,

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Friday Family Fun Night Trivia

Join us every 3rd Friday night for Friday Family Fun Night Trivia! A $25 gift card will be awarded to the winning team each month! May 21- STAR WARS Trivia CALS Adult Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Friday Family Fun Night Trivia
Time: May 21, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
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CALS Writing Circle: Writing all Year Writing Workshop

Are you looking for a writing workshop group? Led by J. Jobe, Writing All Year is a place to share your work-in-progress with other writers. We meet twice a month to give and receive encouragement, insight, and feedback in a safe and respectful environment. Our objective: to improve the work with kindness and compassion. If this sounds like something you’ve been looking for, please join us. All experience levels and genres are welcome. Free. Contact jjobe@cals.org for class materials.

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Help! How Do I use Libby?

If you’ve heard about e-books and audiobooks, but you don’t know where to start – this is the meeting for you!

Join us for a live Zoom call and get a step-by-step introduction to Libby, the user-friendly e-book app from Overdrive. During the event you’ll learn how to:

  • Download and register for Libby using your CALS Library Card
  • Browse the catalog using filters to find the perfect title
  • Check out items and place a hold
  • Change the settings of your screen for easier reading

If time allows,

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Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners

Get an overview of Microsoft PowerPoint, including how to make an eye-catching presentation and show it to your audience.
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Williams Cooks

Ms. Felicia does a 30 minute cooking challenge in real time.

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Williams Cooks: 30 Minute Meal Challenge

Ms. Felicia attempts to prepare a “30-minute meal” in real-time. Published on YouTube.

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Evening Book Club

Discussion on Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain.
Copies will be available at Thompson Library.

Zoom registration link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlc-uhrDgiE9cdQ-sHPQJvlaItO7N9pRG2

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Short Form: a virtual short story discussion group

Join us for a virtual discussion group focusing on short stories. We read a variety of genres, from literary and sci-fi, to horror and magical realism. We meet monthly on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM on Zoom.

Our next meeting will be March 23. Readings for this month are “Sweetness” by Toni Morrison and “Cactus” by O. Henry.

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Virtual BingoFlix: Made in Arkansas May! Pass the Ammo (1988, R)

Join us for Virtual BingoFlix: Made in Arkansas May! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches during a virtual watch party for your chance to win a free movie pass to the theater once we reopen. This month we’re celebrating the 2021 Made in Arkansas Film Festival by screening films made in Arkansas!

On Tuesday, May 25, join us for Pass the Ammo (1988, R)! When Claire learns her grandmother has been bilked out of $50,000 by the crooked televangelists Ray (Tim Curry) and Darla Porter (Annie Potts),

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Microsoft Excel Part 4: PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Lookup

In Part 4 of our four-part series, find out how to analyze data from all angles with PivotTables, use VLOOKUP to find information, and more.
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Coming to America Book Club

Online book discussion on the 4th Wednesday of each month in which we discuss the immigrant experience of Coming to America. Join us via Zoom from noon to 1:00 PM!  Books are free for use during book club but must be returned.  Email cjones@cals.org to register and receive your book.  Email jburrus@cals.org to receive the Zoom link for the program.

 

March title: A Jewish Refugee in New York by Kadya Molodovsky

April title: Motl the Cantor’s Son by Sholem Aleichem

May title: Enemies,

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DIY Clothes Pin Clips

The humble clothes pin is a versatile crafting tool. Join us for this fun diy tutorial.

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Imagining Civic Media

The third event in the series examines how changes in the information environment impact citizen engagement. What can be done to address the prevalence of mis/disinformation? What would media designed to serve community needs and strengthen civic culture look like? Panelists will include members of the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship and leaders from around the nation who are finding innovative ways to rethink how social and digital media can serve the public good.

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Arkansas Sounds Presents: a Levon Helm tribute

Join us every Thursday for Arkansas Sounds Presents, a free online watch party of Arkansas music and culture.

On Thursday, May 27 at 7 p.m. CST, CALS Arkansas Sounds presents a tribute to legendary Arkansas music icon, Levon Helm! Levon Helm was a drummer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor whose career began when he joined Ronnie Hawkins’s band just after graduating high school. Helm later went on to play with Bob Dylan and then founded The Band.

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Cut Up a Sweater Craft

Ms. Felicia shows you how to create something new from an old sweater.

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Cut up a Sweater Crafting

Learn how to repurpose an old sweater with Ms. Felicia.

A video will be posted to the CALS YouTube Channel.

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Storytime on the Go

Join Ms. Portia from Williams Library on the last Friday of the month for a special storytime adventure.

CALS Storytime Archive on YouTube

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Virtual BingoFlix: Made in Arkansas May! Stone Cold (1991, R)

Join us for Virtual BingoFlix: Made in Arkansas May! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches during a virtual watch party for your chance to win a free movie pass to the theater once we reopen. This month we’re celebrating the 2021 Made in Arkansas Film Festival by screening films made in Arkansas!

On Friday, May 28, join us for Stone Cold (1991, R)! Joe Huff is a tough, go-it-alone cop in Mississippi with a flair for infiltrating dangerous biker gangs.

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Expand Your Skills with Udemy

Learn how to enhance your technology and career skills with Udemy--a video-based learning platform you can access free with your CALS card.
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Job Hunt: Build a Resumé

CALS librarians offer a step-by-step walkthrough of Cypress Resume Builder, a free online service which offers templates and other documents necessary to create professional resumés and cover letters.

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CALS 101: Online Catalog

Our online catalog may be the service you use the most. But, like any technology, some of its features may not be obvious or easy to use without help. Get step-by-step instructions of using the online catalog, utilizing filters, and placing holds.

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Beyond the Idea – Startups and Their Stories

Need a little inspiration to believe in your business idea? Join us as we visit with Keith Tucker Jr. and learn about his journey of taking a family recipe and turning it into a local phenom. His brand The Truth Sauce has seen incredible growth through the pandemic, when many other businesses have been struggling to survive. We’ll learn what his keys to success have been plus how he’s overcome business challenges and setbacks along the way.

This event is part of the Rock It!

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Carlos Cisneros

Sobre Carlos Cisneros

Carlos Cisneros nació en Brownsville, Texas, pero creció en la Ciudad de México. En 1968, después de una revuelta estudiantil, donde muchos estudiantes universitarios murieron en la Matanza de Tlatelolco, el padre de Cisneros tomó la decisión de que la familia se mudara de vuelta a Matamoros, justo al sur de la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México.

Con el tiempo, el joven Carlos asistió a escuelas estadounidenses, incluyendo la Universidad de Texas en Austin y la Escuela de Derecho del Sur de Texas en Houston.

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Kathleen Condray: Das Arkansas Echo and German Immigrants in Arkansas

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Kathleen Condray

Kathleen Condray, associate professor of German at the University of Arkansas, discusses her new book, “Das Arkansas Echo”: A Year in the Life of Germans in the Nineteenth-Century South, examining topics the newspaper covered during its inaugural year. Condray illuminates the newspaper’s crusade against Prohibition, its advocacy for the protection of German schools and the German language,

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Eric Cervini

Eric Cervini discusses his book, The Deviant’s War. Covering American LGBTQIA+ history and trials (mostly pre-Stonewall), this well-researched award-winner was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. “Epiphanic.” The Guardian

This event is free. Registration on the Zoom platform is required.

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About The Deviant’s War

From a young Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian, the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall.

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Braver Angels: Red/Blue Workshop

The Arkansas Red/Blue Workshop will be an intensive online workshop that brings together Red (conservative or Republican-leaning) and Blue (liberal or Democratic-leaning) citizens for moderated activities and structured discussions that reduce stereotyped thinking, clarify disagreements, build relationships and find common ground through listening and learning rather than declaring and debating.  All are welcome and please join us to learn invaluable speaking and listening skills when engaging in conversations with those of differing opinions. PART ONE – Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:00 am –
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You Choose!

The topics and panelists for this final briefing will be determined by the public through an online survey! Options include Empowering Voters, Building Trust in Local Government, Understanding Reapportionment and Redistricting, Civic Culture, and Telling Your Region’s Story. Stay tuned for your opportunity to weigh in on this final briefing in the series.

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Bird Watching at Main

Please join us on Saturday, June 12 at 11:00 AM in front of the Main library where Uta Meyer of Audubon Arkansas will be leading us on a walking bird-watching tour. Bring your own binoculars, check out a pair from your local library branch, or use a set provided by Audubon Arkansas. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!

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Meditation at Main Online

Cory Jones of Compassion Works for All leads us in a guided meditation that’s like an oasis in the middle of your day! Join us from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month via Zoom. If interested please email jburrus@cals.org to receive the Zoom link. All are welcome- and we hope you will choose to join us!

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Finding Family Facts (June 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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Due to ongoing public health concerns, Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has suspended all programs and outreach at this time.

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The Experience of Owning a Small Business with Beth Porter

In this program, the owner of Eggshell Kitchen Co. will be sharing her experiences with running a Small Business in Little Rock. 

Speaker: Beth Porter

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“I grew up in North Little Rock. After attending the University of Arkansas, I began my career with Walmart Home Office in the Marketing Department.  After leaving Walmart, I have held a variety of positions in Marketing or Advertising firms,

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Friday Family Fun Night Trivia

Join us every 3rd Friday night for Friday Family Fun Night Trivia! A $25 gift card will be awarded to the winning team each month! June 18- BOARD GAME Trivia

 

CALS Adult Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Friday Family Fun Night Trivia
Time: Jun 18, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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William B. Jones, Jr. Interviews Elizabeth Findley Shores: Shared Secrets and Charles J. Finger

Speaker: Elizabeth Findley Shores

For nearly a century, British expatriate Charles Joseph Finger (1867–1941) was best known as an award-winning author of children’s literature. In Shared Secrets, Elizabeth Findley Shores relates Finger’s untold story, exploring the secrets that connected the author to an international community of twentieth-century queer literati.

As a young man, Finger reveled in the easy homosociality of his London polytechnical school, where he launched a student literary society in the mold of the city’s private men’s clubs.

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Meditation at Main Online

Cory Jones of Compassion Works for All leads us in a guided meditation that’s like an oasis in the middle of your day! Join us from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month via Zoom. If interested please email jburrus@cals.org to receive the Zoom link. All are welcome- and we hope you will choose to join us!

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Talia and Mariela Pedraza

The project of Antenas Culturales was born as an alternative for young people to learn a little more about Latin American personalities or remarkable aspects that have impacted on the history, culture and arts of our countries.

More than a year ago we began to do some investigations about prominent persons, traditions or highlights of the region, with the purpose of giving lectures in schools of different educational levels.

However, unexpectedly, the whole world had to be quarantined;

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Finding Family Facts (July 12)

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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Due to ongoing public health concerns, Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has suspended all programs and outreach at this time.

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Sarah Everts

Ottawa-based professor Sarah Everts discusses her book, “The Joy of Sweat.” The sultry summertime brings Everts as your guide to “a taboo-busting romp through the shame, stink, and strange science of sweating.” Sponsored by UAMS Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and Department of Dermatology.

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About The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration

Sweating may be one of our weirdest biological functions,

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Shugri Said Salh

Shugri Said Salh discusses her book, The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert. Another hot one, this memoir provides a “fascinating look at a disappearing culture” and has been called “brilliant and riveting.”

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About The Last Nomad

“I am the last nomad. My ancestors traveled the East African desert in search of grazing land for their livestock,

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Issues That Matter: Housing, Homelessness and Habitability

This forum will delve into the state of housing in Arkansas, including availability and the quality of rental properties.

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This event will be hosted virtually on the Zoom platform. Free registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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

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Tom Llamas

Tom Llamas has worked at NBC and ABC, where he was the Weekend Anchor. He earned both Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Awards for groundbreaking stories including Hurricane Sandy, the trial of the Boston Marathon Bomber, and his first love, politics.

Llamas is the only TV journalist ever embedded with the Coast Guard during a human smuggling interdiction at sea. The Emmy award-winning story documented how Cuban refugees are smuggled into the U.S. and the Coast Guard’s mission to intercept these vessels.

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Charles Yu

Charles Yu is the author four novels, including Interior Chinatown, which won the 2020 National Book Award for fiction. The book is a satirical novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play. Author Emily St. John Mandel calls it “…wrenching, hilarious, sharp, surreal, and above all, original.”

His novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe was a New York Times Notable Book and a Time magazine best book of the year.

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Issues That Matter: Protecting Arkansas’s Waterways

Arkansas’s waterways are suffering from poor water quality, aging infrastructure and other concerns. This forum will address what needs to be done to protect these vital resources.

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This event will be hosted virtually on the Zoom platform. Free registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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

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