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Food for Good Grab N’ Go Supper

The Nixon Library serves afterschool Supper

Monday – Friday

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For 18 years and younger

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Terry Grab-and-Go Crafts

Visit the Terry Library and pickup a craft bag. There will be a variety throughout the month. Find out when to pickup by checking the schedule below.

While supplies last!

March crafts (subject to change)
Preschoolers (ages 3-5) 
1st week: Brown Bear, Brown Bear sequencing cards
2nd week: yarn mosaics
3rd week: popsicle stick picture frames
4th week: pinwheels
5th week: mini greenhouses

Kids (ages 6-12)
1st week: rocking paper plate snowman
3rd week: paper roll penguin
5th week: monster clothespin craft

Teens (ages 13-18)
2nd week: origami cats and dogs
4th week: button tree

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Make Your Own Comic Kit Grab and Go

Grab-and-Go with our Make Your Own Comic Kits during March.  Included are several pages of tips, hints, and cutouts to use in the various pages of blank panels, ready for the next great comic masterpiece.  While you’re at it, grab our Will Eisner InfoGraphic to learn a little bit more about one of the greatest pioneers of comics as art.

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Grab N’ Go Activity Bags

Activity bags contain crafts and easy activities for children.

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Nature Quest

Go on a nature-themed scavenger hunt at the Children’s Library. Get the first clue from the front desk from 9am – 6pm, and bring us back the code word for a prize! A new hunt occurs around the beginning of each month.

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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 located on the table at our back door.

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March Grab and Go craft

Create your own superhero character from scratch using this 12-activity pack that finishes with a 3D scene featuring your homemade hero! Get yours through curbside pickup at the Fletcher Library this March.

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Virtual Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Read, sing and play with Ms. Kathy from Maumelle Library! This week’s storytime will be about bunnies.

Facebook: CALS Kids @Main Library

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Dr. Seuss Day Grab N’ Go Activity Bag

A special grab n’ go activity bag to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day.

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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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Virtual BingoFlix: Creatures From the 80s! Invaders From Mars (1986, PG)

Join us ALL March long for Virtual BingoFlix: Creatures from the 80s! 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!

On Tuesday, March 2, join us for Invaders From Mars (1986, PG)! In this remake of the 1953 film of the same name, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents,

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Terry Brewer—Blood and Soil

February 12–May 1, 2021 

CALS Roberts Library, Galleries at Library Square  

“Blood and soil.” These words have been used by Nazis and others as a rallying cry for racial purity, one of the most destructive concepts ever developed. When they are used as materials for creative expression, however, their elemental beauty lends itself to limitless constructive possibilities. Soil comes from the earth, blood from a sentient being.  

The idea of working with blood as a medium came to me around twenty years ago while traveling in South Asia,

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Transformation: Artworks by Sandra Sell and Elizabeth Weber

January 8 to April 24, 2021

CALS Underground Gallery

This exhibition showcases the sculptures and paintings of two of Arkansas’s outstanding artists. Sandra Sell explores the contrast and rhythmic tension inherent in carved wood, and Elizabeth Weber’s work explores the concepts of hidden growth and transformation.

The exhibition is on view to the public in the Roberts Library on Wednesday and Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 12pm to 5pm from Friday, January 8,

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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!

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Limbs & Mascaron

Two ceramic artists, one gallery! 

Limbs by Chris Swasta of Rolling Hills Pottery and Mascaron by Jennifer Perren 

February 12–May 1, 2021 

CALS Galleries at Library Square, Loft Gallery 

This dual exhibition showcases vibrant ceramic artworks by two local artists and educators. Chris Swasta will display his expansive ceramic coral reef installation,

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Jodi A. Barnes: “An Archaeology of Reproduction at Hollywood Plantation”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

An Archaeology of Reproduction at Hollywood Plantation 

Speaker: Jodi A. Barnes

Reproduction entangles the intimacy of sex, conception, pregnancy, and birth with the feeding,

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Comics are For Everyone Panel

Comics are made for everyone, by everyone, in a variety of formats. Join us as our panelists, Randy Duncan, Jess Carson, Corbin Lawrence, and James Harris, discuss how Comics are for Everyone. We will begin with a short presentation about the wide variety of comics and the many places and formats you might not expect to find them in. Following the presentation, our panel will explore the phrase “Comics are for Everyone,” discuss the variety found within the medium and even a little bit about its lesser-known history.

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A Conversation Worth Having: Harriet Tubman

“If a conversation is hard, it’s probably one worth having.”

Join us for A Conversation Worth Having: a part of our Civil Rights & Social Change Collection.

Every Wednesday night at 7pm CST we screen a virtual collection of talks, podcasts, films and documentaries designed to educate, enlighten, and encourage empathy surrounding the struggles and hardships facing the African-American community. March is Women’s History Month, and our lineup includes five women who have defied odds and devoted their lives to helping the less fortunate.

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Read Aloud Storytime

Join us each Thursday at 10:00am on the CALS Kids Facebook page for great stories and more!

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How Startups Can Leverage Technology to Gain a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

This event is part of the Rock It! Lab series of entrepreneurial programming.

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Join Dr. Christopher M. Jones, Executive Director and Lead Maker of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, as he explains how utilizing technology can lead to a long lasting advantage in your industry.

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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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Conversational English for Spanish Speakers

Inglés Conversacional

Miércoles de Marzo, 7-8 pm

Conéctese por ZOOM y práctique hablar Inglés en un ambiente amigable. Para principantes a intermediados. Se require registro. Mande un correo electrónico a fdelgado@cals.org parar recibir el enlace de Zoom.

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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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Arkansas Sounds Presents: a Rudy Ray Moore tribute

Join us every Thursday for Arkansas Sounds Presents, a free online watch party of Arkansas music and culture, including unreleased performances, interviews and related content from our CALS Arkansas Sounds archives.

On Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. CST, CALS Arkansas Sounds presents a tribute to legendary Arkansas entertainer, Rudy Ray Moore! Best known for his “Dolemite” character and films, this boundary pushing comedian, singer, actor, and film producer is also known as “The Godfather of Rap Music.”

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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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Teen Time: Wrestle History

In this episode we look at some of the African American Women Pro-Wrestlers from 2015 to present day.

Program will publish on

Instagram: cals_teens

YouTube: CALS Teens

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Virtual BingoFlix: Creatures from the 80s! Mac & Me (1987, PG)

Join us ALL March long for Virtual BingoFlix: Creatures from the 80s! 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!

On Friday, March 5, join us for Mac & Me (1987, PG)! A “Mysterious Alien Creature” (MAC) escapes from nefarious NASA agents and is befriended by a wheelchair-using boy named Eric Cruise.

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Family Storytime

Join us every other Saturday at 10:00am on the CALS Kids Facebook page for storytime, songs, games, and more for the whole family.

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Food for Good Grab N’ Go Lunch

The Nixon Library serves Lunch on Saturdays

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For 18 years and younger

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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. Contact jjobe@cals.org for class materials.

All experience levels,

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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.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/211889102225911/810673159510213

1/3 Alpha-Arbutin
1/10 Benzoyl Peroxide
1/17 Ceramides
1/24 Double Cleansing
1/31 Essence
2/7 Ferulic Acid
2/14 Glycolic Acid
2/28 Hyaluronic Acid
3/7 Illite Clay
3/14 Jojoba
3/21 Kaolin Clay
3/28 Lactic Acid
4/4 Moisturizing
4/11 Niacinamide
4/18 Oatmeal
4/25 Poly Hydroxy Acids
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,

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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

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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Monday Matriarchs: Carmen Williams

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas presents Monday Matriarchs

Inevitable Insult and Humiliation: Black Women Writers of Arkansas

Speaker: Carmen Williams

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Carmen Lanos Williams is an assistant professor of English and Heritage Studies at Arkansas State University. Her recent dissertation, “Arkansas in the African American Imaginary: A Rhetoric of Place,” examines placemaking in the published work of African American Arkansans and in memoirs and fiction depicting coming of age in Arkansas.

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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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Learning Skills Storytime

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00am on the CALS Kids Facebook page to pick up some learning skills while also hearing a great story.

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CALS Storytime Archive on YouTube

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Conversational Spanish for English Speakers

Conversational Spanish

Second and fourth Tuesdays, 12-1 pm

Join us on ZOOM and practice speaking Spanish in a friendly, casual setting. All levels welcome. Registration required. Email fdelgado@cals.org for the Zoom link.

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Cooking Matters at Home: Kids Say Yes to Fruits and Veggies

March 9: Kids Say Yes to Fruits and Veggies: Tips for More Fun and Fewer Fights

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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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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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Learn to Meditate with Melissa Diller

Learn the basics of meditation in this 2-hour interactive workshop taught by Melissa Diller.  Explore the different types of meditation and ways you can practice them in your daily life.  The workshop will take place over Zoom.

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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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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 – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • July –
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Kevin Brockmeier, The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories

Six Bridges Book Festival presents: Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories

Moderator: Susan Petty Moneyhon

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. You may sign up for Zoom and download the Zoom app at https://zoom.us/.

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About The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories

In The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories,

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Arkansas Sounds Presents: A Celtic Cultural Celebration

Join us every Thursday for Arkansas Sounds Presents, a free online watch party of Arkansas music and culture, including unreleased performances, interviews and related content from our CALS Arkansas Sounds archives.

On Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. CST, CALS Arkansas Sounds Presents a Celtic Cultural Celebration with Batesville’s award-winning Lyon College Pipe Band and the Little Rock folk group, Parkstone! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a concert performance of traditional Irish and Celtic music and dance,

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Preschool Friday Storytime

Join us the second Friday of every month at 10:00am on the CALS Kids Facebook page for storytime, songs, games, and more!

CALS Storytime Archive on YouTube

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Celebrate Your Creativity

In the tradition of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, Celebrate your Creativity is part social, part exploratory, and all encouragement. Join us on the second and fourth Saturdays in February as we read and discuss Quiet by Susan Cain and work through selected exercises from Pam Grout’s E2. Led by J. Jobe. Contact jjobe@cals.org for class materials.

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

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Coronavirus Financial Relief Options for Small Businesses

This program covers some of the options for Financial Relief that Small Businesses can apply for. These options include grant and loans from both private and public entities.

This is a virtual event and will be available on YouTube. If you’d like more information or have any questions please email ledixon@cals.org

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Monday Matriarchs: Aleshia O’Neal

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas presents Monday Matriarchs

Charlie May Simon: Uncovering the Lost Voice of an Arkansas Author

Speaker: Aleshia O’Neal

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Aleshia O’Neal is an English professor at York College in York, Nebraska. She became interested in Charlie May Simon while working on her doctorate in Heritage Studies at Arkansas State University, and her research for her dissertation took her to four archival collections that housed the diaries,

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Oral History at Home: Beginners Oral History Workshop

The CALS Butler Center offers a monthly beginner’s oral history workshop taught by Benji de la Piedra, oral historian and author. Participants will learn how to

  • think about questions, stories, memories, and dialogue like oral historians do;
  • prepare for and conduct oral history interviews with the technology they have available to them (including phone and video chat); and
  • imagine and pursue possible outcomes of the interviewing process.

This course is open to all.

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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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Life After High School: What Now?

A panel discussion on how high schoolers and parents can prepare for the next step, whether it be college, or workforce. Different perspectives from counselors, recruiters, and coaches will discuss paths for discovering options for a successful future.

Participances will have a chance win prizes!

This will be a live Zoom event.  To register for event please click here.

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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 Sister Rosetta Tharpe tribute

Join us every Thursday for Arkansas Sounds Presents, a free online watch party of Arkansas music and culture, including unreleased performances, interviews and related content from our CALS Arkansas Sounds archives.

On Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m. CST, CALS Arkansas Sounds Presents a tribute to “The Godmother of Rock and Roll,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe! Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist that became gospel music’s first superstar.

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Teen Time: Mr. Dan’s Real World

Mr. Dan reads Land Shark by Bert Ferry.

This program will publish on

Instagram: cals_teens

YouTube: CALS Teens

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Friday Family Fun Night Trivia

Join us every 3rd Friday night for Friday Family Fun Night Trivia! Teams must register via Zoom and each month’s trivia will have a different theme. A $25 gift card will be awarded to the winning team each month!

March 19- HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD (FILM TRIVIA)

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

Topic: Friday Family Fun Night
Time: Mar 19, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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First Day of Spring Grab N’ Go Activity Bag

Help welcome Spring w grab n’ go bags that have soil and seeds to start a Spring garden.

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Hidden Treasures on Ancestry with Juliana Szucs

Beyond the traditional records that yield essential names, dates, and places, you can often get a better understanding of your ancestors from some of the lesser-used records that don’t rise to the surface in a general search. From almshouse and agricultural schedules and fraternal and ethnic collections to a vast assortment of military records, great details can be found in the billions of records at Ancestry.com. This presentation highlights some of the best and most unusual collections, how to find them,

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How to Write Professional Letters

Whether you’re sending it by email or in print, being able to write a formal professional letter is a very important skill. Professional letter-writing will impress potential and current employers, communicate your professionalism, and help you make a good first impression. Learn to write cover letters, thank you letters, acceptance letters, and more in this free class from the CALS Writing Circle.

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

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Evening Book Club

Discussion on Red Tent by Anita Diamant.
Copies available at Thompson Library.

Zoom registration link:
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Arkansas Sounds Presents: a Willie “Big Eyes” Smith tribute

Join us every Thursday for Arkansas Sounds Presents, a free online watch party of Arkansas music and culture, including unreleased performances, interviews and related content from our CALS Arkansas Sounds archives.

On Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m. CST, CALS Arkansas Sounds Presents a tribute to legendary Arkansas blues giant, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith! Willie “Big Eyes” Smith was a Grammy Award-winning blues vocalist, harmonica player, and drummer who worked extensively with Muddy Waters as well as leading his own bands.

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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.

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Silent Reading Party

This is no time to read alone. Grab a snack, a beverage, and your favorite reading material and join us to read silently with others as blues/jazz guitarist Dallas Smith plays live in the background. Back by popular demand and perfect for date night or family night, the Silent Reading Party is a great and low pressure way to feel connected with others.

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

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Due to ongoing public health concerns,

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Monday Matriarchs: Robyn Spears

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas presents Monday Matriarchs

Arkansas Aprons: Food Power and Women in Arkansas, 1857 to 1891

Speaker: Robyn Spears

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Robyn Spears As a doctoral student of history, Robyn Spears researches nineteenth-century women’s history, food history, and medicine at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

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The CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas is a free,

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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 February 23. We will be discussing “Childfinder” by Octavia E. Butler, and “Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu. Both stories have been recorded by LeVar Burton for his podcast LeVar Burton Reads. The links are below.

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Beyond the Idea – Startups and Their Stories

This event is part of the Rock It! Lab series of entrepreneurial programming.

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Beyond the Idea is an event that allows entrepreneurs to share their stories – which include how to turn an idea into reality, best business advice, tips for success and their failure enroute to success.

This event takes place on the first Tuesday of every month.

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Cooking Matters at Home: Drink to Your Health

April 13: Drink to Your Health: Tasty, Lower Sugar Choices for Kids and Caregivers

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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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Issues That Matter: The Need to Read

This forum will explore literacy in Arkansas, including efforts to teach literacy, rates of literacy in Arkansas, and the costs and effects of Arkansans who can’t read.

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.

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

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Evening Book Club

Discussion on The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender.
Copies will be available at Thompson Library.

Zoom registration link:
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Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism. NPR named it one of the best books of the year and Salon declared the book “trailblazing.” Her powerful debut novel,

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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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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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Finding Family Facts

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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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