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Christmas Movie Bingo

Grab some cocoa and watch a cheesy Christmas movie with a twist. Get a bingo and win a prize! Ages 12-19.

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Gifts from the Heart

The best gifts are those that come from the heart. Join us on Tuesdays in December to craft wonderfully thoughtful gifts.

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Getting Started with Libby

Meet Libby, the ebook app replacing OverDrive. Learn how to use the app on all your devices before the OverDrive app goes away in 2023! Bring your devices and any questions you have about using the app.
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Santa’s Workshop

Giving great gifts doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Come craft homemade gifts for your loved ones or yourself (we won’t judge!). Ages 12-19

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Storytime

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

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Bob Ross Paint-Along

Join us as we follow along with legendary artist Bob Ross to paint a winter landscape. For kids and teens of all ages and their families.

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LGBTQ+ Teens Know Your Rights

Learn the ins and outs of LGBTQ+ legislation in Arkansas and how they affect you as a teen. Empower yourself with knowledge! Ages 12-19.

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Lo-Fi Library Vibe

It’s the end of the year and time to unwind. Come chill with Ashley on Level 4 every Friday.

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Honey Ferments for Health: Honey Cranberries

Fermented honey cranberries are rich in anti-oxidants and probiotics. Participants will make and take home their own jar of this healthy seasonal treat. Space is limited and registration is required. Email cedwards@cals.org to register. This class will take place on the fifth floor of Main Library.

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Aikido Class

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

No uniform is required. Please wear comfortable workout attire.

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Using CALS Streaming Services

Did you know that you can stream music and movies with your library card? Learn more about using the streaming services available to you, including our newest addition – Kanopy!

 

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Queer Creative Workshop: DIY Screen Printing

Join Teens 4 InQlusion and make your own screen printed creations. Ages 12-19.

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InQlusive Reading Lounge

Read our book of the month or bring your own while we read alone, together. December’s featured title is Icebreaker. Limited number of free copies available. Snacks provided and open to all teens ages 12-19.

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Thank You Card Crafts

Spend the afternoon making cards that reflect how much we appreciate what others have given us. Ages 5-12.

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Jet’s Gaymer Review

Looking for video games with LGBTQ+ representation? Hang out on Discord for a live Let’s Play. This program is rated T for teens, ages 13-19. Email Jet at jbutler@cals.org to join T4i server.

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New Year’s Eve Party

We can’t be together when the ball drops at midnight but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. Let’s say goodbye to the old and ring in the new with crafts, games, and even a countdown. Ages 5-12.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NIFI Dialogue Series – Free Speech & The Inclusive Campus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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