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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Shark Month! 6-Headed Shark Attack (2018, TV-14)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Terror Tuesdays and Virtual BingoFlix combine this August for Shark Month! Play bingo along to some of the cheesiest shark-themed films ever made for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

In 6-Headed Shark Attack attendees of a marriage boot camp on a remote island have to fight a 6-headed shark that attacks the beach.

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Memoir and Personal Essay

Learn the techniques of creative nonfiction in this free 4-week class. Discover how writers use image and voice, scene, character, and setting in memoir and personal essay.

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 through the end of August. We will be providing virtual programming and other online services during this time.

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Paul DeMain: “Buried Hearts at Wounded Knee”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Paul DeMain, former editor of News From Indian Country

As part of CALS celebration of the 50th anniversary of Arkansas author Dee Brown’s classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, award-winning Native American journalist Paul DeMain will discuss his involvement in covering the activities of the American Indian Movement that were occurring around the same time that Brown’s book was published and his investigations into the aftermath of controversies surrounding the movement.

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Origami!

Join us every Wednesday for fun, friends, and origami! George and Mary are sure to delight with whimsical and sometimes unusual origami designs. All ages are welcome.

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Virtual Open Lab

Tech help from an expert. Ask your burning technology questions, get troubleshooting help with your computer or mobile device, or start out with new tech.
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SRC Museum of Discovery

Join us every Thursday at 1pm for some virtual science fun, presented by the Museum of Discovery. Registration for this zoom event is required and will be available until noon the day of the event. You will receive email confirmation of registration today; we will email the meeting’s access link at 12:00pm on the day of the event. Please email webmaster@cals.org if you have questions.

July 2nd @1pm Bubbleology
July 9th @1pm Awesome Science
July 16th @1pm Science of Sound
July 23rd @1pm Super Power Science
July 30th @1pm Messtival Science
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Crafting Circle

Do you love crafting but don’t have time to work on your projects? Please join us on the first Thursday of each month for a Crafting Circle at the Sue Cowan Williams Library. You may bring whatever project you’re currently creating and enjoy the company of other crafty folks.

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Crafting with Opal

This is a virtual program that the Nixon library has every Thursday at 7 p.m. live on our Facebook page.

We do different craft projects during this program.

Just click here for our Facebook page.

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First Friday Crafts

In this class Ms. Opal will be teaching you about the basics of different crafts.  So, each month we will focus on a different craft.

This is a virtual program. It will be shown live on the first friday of each month on the Nixon library Facebook page.

To find this program just click here. If you can’t watch it live that’s o.k. All live programs are archived on our Facebook page for you to watch later.

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Free yoga class at Main Library

Yoga is for everyone! Our yoga class utilizes thoughtful modifications and props so everyone can reap the benefits of yoga. All abilities and skill levels are welcome. Yoga supplies are provided, but you may bring your own. Every Friday, 12-1 PM in the Darragh Auditorium Parking validation available Note: we won't be meeting on March 6
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Library Resources for the Job Hunt (Live Online Class)

Looking for a new job? Your CALS card gives you access to a variety of tools to make your job search faster, easier, and more effective!
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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Chuck Norris Fridays! Lone Wolf McQuade (1983, PG)

Celebrate the BingoFlix-worthy Chuck Norris this August with four classic films!

Play bingo along to some of the cheesiest Chuck Norris films ever made for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

After helping the local police with some horse thieves, a Texas Ranger aims at a drug lord with arms trade as well. They’re interested in the same woman and they’re both into martial arts.

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Financial Basics for People 50+

Please join us on Saturday August 8 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM via Zoom for this program.  Learn how to build smart money habits and make the most of your financial resources.  We will discuss budgeting and setting goals, managing credit and debt, building savings, and protecting assets from fraud.  Email jburrus@cals.org for the Zoom link.

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Magic Mondays: Tommy Terrific

Monday’s Show: “Black Cowboys of the Old West”

Join us on Mondays for a new episode of Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show. Each session is pre-recorded and will be available on demand on YouTube, beginning at 10:00 am. Please return to this page to watch the video.

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Magic Mondays: Bloomin’ Puppets

Monday’s Show: “Fairy Tales, Myths, and Magic”

Join us on Mondays for a new episode of the Bloomin’ Puppets Show. The session is pre-recorded and will be available on demand on YouTube, beginning at 10:00 am. Please return to this page to watch the video.

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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:

June 22; July 13 & 27; August 10 & 24

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Finding Family Facts – August 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 through the end of August.

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A Conversation Worth Having: The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975) (2011, NR)

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

We are happy to announce a new weekly virtual program as a part of our Civil Rights & Social Change Collection: A Conversation Worth Having.

Every Monday night we will screen a two-hour collection of talks, speeches, poetry, music, films and documentaries designed to educate, enlighten, and encourage empathy surrounding the struggles and hardships facing the African-American community. You can join us from anywhere around the world,

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Virtual Open Lab

Tech help from an expert. Ask your burning technology questions, get troubleshooting help with your computer or mobile device, or start out with new tech.
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It’s Growing On ‘Em: Black Hair’s Fight for Social Acceptance

Speaker: Stephanie Sims

Representation of beauty, and hair’s place in that representation, has been a concern in popular culture for many decades, with media sources often depicting African Americans–and their hair–in a poor light. Hair has become a focal point of African Americans’ struggle to define who they are in corporate America, and in Black culture. I’ll examine the history behind Black hair’s fight for social acceptance through a national lens and also discuss its impact on smaller communities,

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Shark Month! Sand Sharks (2012, R)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Terror Tuesdays and Virtual BingoFlix combine this August for Shark Month! Play bingo along to some of the cheesiest shark-themed films ever made for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

In Sand Sharks, the residents of a small town team up to kill a group of evolved sharks that can swim in sand,

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Memoir and Personal Essay

Learn the techniques of creative nonfiction in this free 4-week class. Discover how writers use image and voice, scene, character, and setting in memoir and personal essay.

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

Register for Memoir and Personal Essay

Due to ongoing public health concerns, Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has suspended all programs and outreach through the end of August. We will be providing virtual programming and other online services during this time.

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Finding Family Facts – August 13

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class, 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.

Register for Finding Family Facts

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

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Fade In with Adobe Premiere

Learn to use the professional video editing application Adobe Premiere--along with basic editing techniques--to turn raw video into compelling content.
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True Stories Book Club

We read non-fiction books including true crime, biographies/memoirs, self help, current events, social sciences/politics.

Occurs the 2nd Thursday of every month excluding holidays.
  • July – Just Mercy:  A Story of Justice & Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  • August – Shrill:  Notes From A Loud Woman by Lindy West
  • September – An Odyssey:  A Father, A Son, and An Epic by Daniel Adam Mendelsohn
  • October – Furious Hours:  Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
  • November –
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Publishing: A peek behind the curtain

Join multi-published author, Margaret Ethridge (aka Maggie Wells), as she shares her path to publication. In this session, Margaret will draw back the curtain and share with you the truth about the dreaded slush pile, how to write a query letter that can help you stand out in the crowd, and lead a discussion on the ins and outs of navigating author/agent/editor/publisher relationships. For more information, email dmoore@cals.org.

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Matthew Van Meter, Deep Delta Justice

Six Bridges Book Festival presents Deep Delta Justice, a virtual conversation with author Matthew Van Meter.

Registration is required. Confirmation will be emailed today, a link to the virtual event will be emailed August 13. Registration closes two hours before the event begins.

About the Book

Deep Delta Justice: A Black Teen, His Lawyer, and Their Groundbreaking Battle for Civil Rights in the South
by Matthew Van Meter

The “arresting,

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Ledger Art from the J. W. Wiggins Contemporary Native American Art Collection

August 14–November 28, 2020

Galleries at Library Square, CALS Roberts Library

As part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Arkansas author Dee Brown’s classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, the CALS Galleries at Library Square are honored to host an exhibition of ledger art from the J. W. Wiggins Contemporary Native American Art Collection.

Wiggins explains that these “contemporary Ledger Art Drawings are created by Native American artists from the late 1980s until today.

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Chuck Norris Fridays! The Octagon (1980, R)

Celebrate the BingoFlix-worthy Chuck Norris this August with four classic films!

Play bingo along to some of the cheesiest Chuck Norris films ever made for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

In The Octagon, Chuck Norris stars as a martial artist must defeat a plan by ninjas to create a worldwide training camp for terrorists.

Grab a screenshot of your randomized bingo card here: LINK COMING SOON

And join us for the virtual watch party LIVE on Friday,

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CALS Writing Circle Meeting: It’s a Writing Marathon!

Looking for a great excuse to stretch your creative muscles? Or maybe you need a way to get unstuck? Join us for a Saturday afternoon writing marathon guaranteed to spark and inspire. Writers of all stripes and experience level are welcome.

We’ll start with a one- or two-line Story Starter (ex: Icy fingers gripped my arm in the darkness). After writing for ten minutes, we’ll take turns reading what we’ve written. No critiques or comments (other than “thank you”) are allowed. 

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National Health Care Community: Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, 1921–1936

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas Presents MONDAY MALADIES

Speaker: Janis K. Percefull, historian, author, educator, and public speaker

Janis K. Percefull earned a BA in History at Ouachita Baptist University and a master’s in public history from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. As a graduate student, she was awarded the UAMS History of Medicine Research Award (2001) and won the UALR Gender Studies Research Paper Contest (2003).

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About the Program Series

With the COVID-19 pandemic having caused more than 100,000 deaths in the United States alone by the beginning of June 2020,

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Creative Writing: Bringing Characters to Life

Do you struggle with writing authentic, complex, fully-realized characters? Learn how to bring your characters to life in this free writing class. Whether you are a beginning writer or someone who has been at it for a while, if you want to write believable characters, this class is for you.

This is a virtual class.  Email dmoore@cals.org for more information.

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Due to ongoing public health concerns,

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Tech Chat: Working from Home

Stop in for an informal chat about a technology-related topic. We'll swap tips, tricks, and stories together! This month's topic: working from home.
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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Shark Month! Swamp Shark (2011, R)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Terror Tuesdays and Virtual BingoFlix combine this August for Shark Month! Play bingo along to some of the cheesiest shark-themed films ever made for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

An animal smuggling deal goes wrong, resulting in a man-eating shark escaping into a backwoods river. After a local man is found eaten,

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Memoir and Personal Essay

Learn the techniques of creative nonfiction in this free 4-week class. Discover how writers use image and voice, scene, character, and setting in memoir and personal essay.

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

Register for Memoir and Personal Essay

Due to ongoing public health concerns, Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has suspended all programs and outreach through the end of August. We will be providing virtual programming and other online services during this time.

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Effective After Effects

Looking to add visual flair to your video projects? Learn how After Effects can help you include graphics, animation, and cool effects in your footage.
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The Legacy of Race and the Question of Reconciliation in Arkansas

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas Presents

The worldwide demonstrations against racism and police brutality that followed the murder of George Floyd earlier this year drew attention to the deep history of race and violence in the United States and beyond. At the same time, these demonstrations raised the questions:

  • Where do we go from here?
  • How do we achieve a future in which reconciliation and restoration finally become a reality for all people?
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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Chuck Norris Fridays! Forest Warrior (1996, PG)

Celebrate the BingoFlix-worthy Chuck Norris this August with four classic films!

Play bingo along to some of the cheesiest Chuck Norris films ever made for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

In Forest Warrior, Chuck Norris stars as a shape-shifting mountain man who, with help from a group of children, team up to protect an enchanted forest from evil lumberjacks.

Grab a screenshot of your randomized bingo card here: LINK COMING SOON

And join us for the virtual watch party LIVE on Friday,

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And the Beat Goes On: Hip Hop Reading & Discussion Group

Each month members will read and discuss a book that relates to the hip hop culture.

January: Meet & Greet/ Vote on books for 2020.

February: TBA

March: TBA
April: TBA

May: TBA

June: TBA
July: TBA

August: TBA

September: TBA

October: TBA

 

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Community Discussion Group

Open conversation is essential to the well being of any community. To help the community come together and share in a safe and respectful environment, we are offering a monthly program that will allow community members to discuss current community issues. governance improvements.

Depending on the topic, community experts and/or professionals will be invited to facilitate.

All community members are welcome to attend. The room is fully accessible and open to all, though we must comply with capacity limits.

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Your Digital Library: eBooks, Audiobooks, and More (Live Online Class)

Use Microsoft PowerPoint to add visual flair to business and personal presentations. Learn to incorporate images, animations, transitions, and more.
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Nixon Book Buddies

This book club reads fiction & non-fiction books.

Occurs the 3rd Tuesday of every month excluding holidays.
  • June – Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • July – Cinderella Ate My Daughter:  Dispatches From the Front Lines of the New Girlie-girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein
  • August – The King’s Speech by Mark Logue
  • September – I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • October – A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert
  • November –
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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Shark Month! Ozark Sharks (2016, TV-14)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Terror Tuesdays and Virtual BingoFlix combine this August for Shark Month! Play bingo along to some of the cheesiest shark-themed films ever made for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

In Ozark Sharks, a vacation to the Ozarks turns upside-down when bull sharks somehow infiltrate Arkansas’s freshwater lakes and wreak havoc on a town’s big fireworks festival.

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Memoir and Personal Essay

Learn the techniques of creative nonfiction in this free 4-week class. Discover how writers use image and voice, scene, character, and setting in memoir and personal essay.

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

Register for Memoir and Personal Essay

Due to ongoing public health concerns, Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has suspended all programs and outreach through the end of August. We will be providing virtual programming and other online services during this time.

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Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners (Live Online Class)

Use Microsoft PowerPoint to add visual flair to business and personal presentations. Learn to incorporate images, animations, transitions, and more.
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Libby Copeland, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are

CALS Roberts Library presents author Libby Copeland in a virtual program about her book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are. 

The book talk will be a Zoom webinar and will be streamed to YouTube Live, and then archived on YouTube for later viewing. Attendees must register to participate in Zoom webinar and ask questions of the speaker. 

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About The Lost Family

The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are (Abrams,

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Chuck Norris Fridays! Hellbound (1994, R)

Celebrate the BingoFlix-worthy Chuck Norris this August with four classic films!

Play bingo along to some of the cheesiest Chuck Norris films ever made for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

In Hellbound, Chuck Norris stars as a tough policeman who faces Satan’s emissary, freed after 800 years of imprisonment.

Grab a screenshot of your randomized bingo card here: LINK COMING SOON

And join us for the virtual watch party LIVE on Friday,

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Where Every Day Was Like a Tuesday: A History of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1910–1973

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas Presents MONDAY MALADIES

Speaker: Rachel Patton, executive director of Preserve Arkansas

Rachel Patton is a native of Farmington, Arkansas. She holds a BA in history/political science from Arkansas Tech University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. With more than twelve years of experience working in historic preservation in Arkansas, she currently serves as executive director of Preserve Arkansas,

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Virtual Open Lab

Tech help from an expert. Ask your burning technology questions, get troubleshooting help with your computer or mobile device, or start out with new tech.
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Video for the Web (Live Online Class)

Learn to make compelling video content. You already have everything you need! Discover principles, tips and tricks to make it great—inexpensively.
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Social Security Basics

Do you understand how Social Security works?  Have you ever wondered what the differences are regarding full, early, and delayed benefits?  Please join us Saturday September 5 at 1:00 PM via Zoom.  AARP Arkansas will share the implications of Social Security claiming decisions and how to maximize your benefits.  Please bring any and all questions!

Email jburrus@cals.org for the Zoom link to this program.

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Braver Angels Skills Workshop

Conversations about our beliefs can be difficult, especially when our relationships are at stake.  Braver Angels Online Training Workshops help you navigate these discussions with empathy and openness, and avoid demonization and contempt.  This workshop will teach techniques for speaking with those you disagree with so you can be heard, as well as listening in order to truly hear.  Join us on Monday, September 14 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM via Zoom.  Email jburrus@cals.org or gwhite@braverangels.org to receive the Zoom link.

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Tom Llamas, Anchor, ABC News “World News Tonight”

Tom Llamas has spent his career chasing breaking news, hurricanes, and Donald Trump. Llamas set the record for most air time by a network correspondent during the 2016 election. Having worked in newsrooms since the age of 15, both in English and Spanish, he’s the very definition of an intrepid reporter.

He spent the early 2000s covering politics, specifically the 2004 election including the campaigns of the Rev. Al Sharpton, John Edwards and former Sec of State John Kerry.

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Gran Gran’s Toy Library (Afternoon)

This time is reserved for checking toys in or out only.

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Gran Gran’s Toy Library

Play with toy’s from Gran Gran’s Toy Library!

This is also a time to check toys in and out.

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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities.

Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Learn more below!

** This session of Girls Who Code is FULL.

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Braver Angels Panel Discussion on Polarization

We, as Americans, cherish the freedom and right to disagree—which we do, often deeply about important issues that need resolution. But polarization undermines that freedom by tightening prejudices rather than opening thought, thus diminishing the chances for finding resolutions and moving forward.  Join us online Monday October 5 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for our Braver Angels Panel Discussion on Polarization.  Email jburrus@cals.org or gwhite@braverangels.org for the Zoom link.

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Author! Author!

Kick it up a notch as the always memorable party moves to a new location this year. Mix and mingle with Fest authors in a contemporary lounge. $30 pre-event, $45 at the door.

Find more events at sixbridgesbookfestival.org

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Teen Poetry Competition

Delight in the poems by the winners of CALS popular annual branch contests.

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Perfectly Golden Workshop

Angela Garbacz witll prepare something from her “hot of the press” book. Location to be determined.

Find more events at sixbridgesbookfestival.org

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Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried

The award-winning author of nine works of fiction and a former reporter for The Washington Post, Tim O’Brien had what some would call a typical 1950s American childhood in rural Minnesota before he was sent to fight in Vietnam as a foot soldier in 1969. Published in 1990 to vast critical acclaim and written with the help of a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship, The Things They Carried, a novel about his experiences in that war,

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Rage Baking Workshop

Katherine Alford, Food Network veteran, and Kathy Gunst, cookbook author and Resident Chef for NPR’s Here and Now, cook together from their exciting project. Location to be determined.

Find more events at sixbridgesbookfestival.org

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Jacqueline Woodson

Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is proud to announce bestselling author and National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson will present at the 17th annual Six Bridges Book Festival. The discussion is free and open to the public, but reservations are required at SixBridgesBookFestival.org.

Woodson will appear courtesy of the Festival’s first Book Club campaign. The campaign began as a way to help Book Clubs become more involved with the event, giving them a voice in the selection process.

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Equinox Launch Party

Pick up the spring edition of UA Little Rock’s student-run literary magazine featuring undergraduate poets, fiction writers, and artists from Arkansas and across the United States.

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Classics in Context: Watership Down

Hear author Barry Wolverton discuss the classic, and then watch the film. Free, but RSVP requested, 4 p.m. talk, 5 p.m. screening.

Find more events at sixbridgesbookfestival.org

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Let Them Eat Pie

The 6th annual Traditional Pie Bake-Off & Recipe Swap provides a tasty way to (almost) conclude this year’s Fest. Be at the Root Café at 4 p.m. with your best pie and copies of your recipe. Judges include Katherine Alford, Angela Garbacz, Kathy Gunst.

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David Treuer, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota.  The author of four previous novels, most recently Prudence, and two books of nonfiction, he has also written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Slate, and The Washington Post, among others.  He has a Ph.D. in anthropology and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California.

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Having Conversations Across the Political Divide

Please join us on Monday November 2 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.  In this Braver Angels online program, we will be learning how to converse across the political divide with malice towards none.  Four key skills will be taught with the opportunity to practice:

  1. Setting a constructive tone
  2. Listening in a way that the other person feels heard
  3. Speaking in a way that helps the other person hear you
  4. Handling difficult moments

Email jburrus@cals.org or gwhite@braverangels.org for the Zoom link.

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Ten Retirement Planning Tips

Please join us on Saturday November 7 at 1:00 PM via Zoom.   AARP Arkansas will present practical ways to achieve retirement peace of mind.   Ideas on how to jump-start your retirement savings and other considerations will be discussed.  Email jburrus@cals.org for the Zoom link.

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Early Bird Friends of CALS Book Sale

Be the first to see what’s on the shelves at the Friends of CALS (Friends) book sale. Friends members get access to the Thursday evening portion of the sale, and may enter the sale at 9am each day of the sale, for free.  If you aren’t a Friends member, you may purchase a membership at any CALS branch or at the door.

Our Friends book sales in the Main Library basement feature hardback books for $2 and paperbacks for $1.

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Early Bird Friends of CALS Book Sale

Be the first to see what’s on the shelves at the Friends of CALS (Friends) book sale. Friends members get access to the Thursday evening portion of the sale, and may enter the sale at 9am each day of the sale, for free.  If you aren’t a Friends member, you may purchase a membership at any CALS branch or at the door.

Our Friends book sales in the Main Library basement feature hardback books for $2 and paperbacks for $1.

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Friends of CALS Book Sale

Bookshelf looking a little empty? On Friday and Saturday, November 13 & 14, stock up on new (to you) reads, and support the Central Arkansas Library System at the same time. Our Friends of CALS (Friends) book sales in the Main Library basement feature hardback books for $2, and paperbacks for $1.

Free and open to the general public beginning at 10am each day of the sale.  Friends members have exclusive early access to the Thursday night sale event,

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Early Bird Friends of CALS Book Sale

Be the first to see what’s on the shelves at the Friends of CALS (Friends) book sale. Friends members get access to the Thursday evening portion of the sale, and may enter the sale at 9am each day of the sale, for free.  If you aren’t a Friends member, you may purchase a membership at any CALS branch or at the door.

Our Friends book sales in the Main Library basement feature hardback books for $2 and paperbacks for $1.

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Friends of CALS Book Sale

Bookshelf looking a little empty? On Friday and Saturday, November 13 & 14, stock up on new (to you) reads, and support the Central Arkansas Library System at the same time. Our Friends of CALS (Friends) book sales in the Main Library basement feature hardback books for $2, and paperbacks for $1.

Free and open to the general public beginning at 10am each day of the sale.  Friends members have exclusive early access to the Thursday night sale event,

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An Evening with Matteo Lane

UPDATE: New November Date Announced!

Matteo Lane is a New York–based comedian whose stand-up special can be seen on Netflix’s “The Comedy Lineup.” He has performed stand up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, This Week at the Comedy Cellar and The Comedy Jam, as well as HBO’s Crashing.

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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities.

Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Learn more below!

** This session of Girls Who Code is FULL.

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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities.

Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Learn more below!

** This session of Girls Who Code is FULL.

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Braver Angels Depolarizing Within Workshop

Much of today’s polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side.  Too often, we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies. This workshop teaches participants:

  • How to be more aware of their own “inner polarizer”
  • How to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large swaths of the population
  • Strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations with like-minded peers when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views
Join us on Monday December 7 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM via Zoom for this learning opportunity. 
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