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Personal Archiving Virtually! (April 9)

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Have you been meaning to get your family papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and photo albums organized and digitized?

Starting on Thursday, March 26, at 1 p.m., Heather Zbinden, program coordinator at the CALS Roberts Library, will be live streaming a program to show you how to tackle your personal archiving projects. The program will continue every Thursday at 1 p.m. through April 16. Learn ways to sort your items into like groups,

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Home Movie Night: The Princess and the Frog

Let’s bring the community together again by having a movie night. Watch The Princess and The Frog from the comfort of your own home on Netflix or Disney+. And, join us on the CALS Kids @ Main Library Facebook page where behind the scenes clips and fun facts about the film will be posted on the discussion board throughout the evening.

Feel free to watch a different movie if you would prefer and still join in on the discussion.

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Graphic Novel Book Club Live

Join us for our first club meeting to discuss anime, manga and graphic novels with other teens.

The Book Club will meet via Zoom. Please register for a seat on this page. We will email you the Zoom meeting ID and password.

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Personal Archiving Virtually! (April 16)

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Have you been meaning to get your family papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and photo albums organized and digitized?

Starting on Thursday, March 26, at 1 p.m., Heather Zbinden, program coordinator at the CALS Roberts Library, will be live streaming a program to show you how to tackle your personal archiving projects. The program will continue every Thursday at 1 p.m. through April 16. Learn ways to sort your items into like groups,

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Microsoft Excel Part 2: Formulas, Charts, and Data Validation (Live Online Class)

In this live online class, expand your basic Microsoft Excel knowledge by exploring formulas, charts, data validation, absolutes, names, and more.
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Crafting with Opal: Pinwheel Pincushions

Watch this week on Facebook Live.

This week, Nixon Library’s crafting guru, Opal, will be sewing a Pinwheel Pincushion.

Supplies:
– 8 pieces of 2 5/8″ squares of patterned fabric
– 4 pieces of 5″ squares of patterned fabric
– Fiber fill/poly-fil (for stuffing)
– Pins
– Iron
– Sewing Machine
– Needle and thread (to hand sew)
– Scissors
Note: I will be showing you how to make this pincushion two different ways.

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Virtual Family Bingo Night w/ Prizes

Here’s the Zoom Link to join the fun: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81887545181?pwd=ZmZhM1dLbmtBTzRPRHFIVEgyYldjUT09 Email lsheard@cals.org by 5 p.m. the day of the event, to get your Bingo Card.

 

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988, PG-13)

While the theater may be closed, you can still join us for a VIRTUAL edition of BingoFlix! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches to win prizes! FREE to play!

Known as “the KING of 80’s B-movies,” Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a “visually striking, campy but slick horror flick that’ll make you think twice about your next visit to the big top.” A clan of evil aliens who all resemble circus clowns arrives on Earth to invade a small town in order to capture,

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NEA Big Read: CALS, The Things They Carried

This is a virtual event, taking place on the ZOOM platform; please register in advance on this page to receive your Zoom password by email.

Join us online for an open virtual discussion of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, moderated by Dr. Alex Vernon of Hendrix College. Thanks to a grant from NEA Big Read, unlimited free copies of the e-book are available for you to download through April 23 at this link.

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Over the Top (1987, PG)

While the theater may be closed, you can still join us for a VIRTUAL edition of BingoFlix! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches to win prizes! FREE to play!

In Over the Top, struggling truck driver Lincoln Hawk (Sylvester Stallone) arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life. While taking his estranged 12-year-old son on the road after the boy’s mother falls seriously ill, the pair head for Vegas and the arm wrestling world championships,

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(Live Online Class) Microsoft Excel Part 3: PivotTables, Lookup, and More

In this live online class, learn Microsoft Excel techniques such as using PivotTables, VLOOKUP and logical functions, and troubleshooting formula problems.
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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Firewalker (1986, PG)

While the theater may be closed, you can still join us for a VIRTUAL edition of BingoFlix! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches to win prizes! FREE to play!

Chuck Norris and Louis Gossett, Jr. star as two hapless soldiers of misfortune who meet a beautiful girl with a map to a lost gold mine and decide to have one last shot at striking it rich. But the trail to this treasure is no yellow brick road!

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Top Dog (1995, PG-13)

While the theater may be closed, you can still join us for a VIRTUAL edition of BingoFlix: Top Dog (1995, PG-13)! Play bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in this Chuck Norris classic to win a free movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

When white supremacist terrorists threaten to blow up San Diego, heroic cop Jake Wilder (Norris) is forced to collaborate with a canine partner who seems to outsmart him every step of the way.

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Stone Cold (1991, R)

While the theater may be closed, you can still join us for a VIRTUAL edition of BingoFlix! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches to win prizes! FREE to play!

In Stone Cold (1991, R), Brian Bosworth plays Joe Huff: a tough, go-it-alone cop with a flair for infiltrating dangerous biker gangs. The FBI blackmail Joe into an undercover operation to convict some extremely violent bikers, who are angry at the capture of their leader.

Grab a screenshot of your randomized bingo card here: https://mfbc.us/m/jgt6yf

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Ms. Megan’s Crafts

Step-by-step photo tutorials on various crafts. Posted every Monday on the Nixon Library Facebook Page:

Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) – Nixon Library

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Tuesday Tidbit

Short videos about various activities.

You can find them on the Nixon Library Facebook Page or YouTube: CALS Kids

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Knitting Help Virtually!

Please register by Monday at 5 pm CDT prior to the session to receive your Zoom login information. Logins will be sent out on the day of the session.

Need help with your knitting? Is your LYS closed or not offering help right now?

We’ve come up with a solution: VIRTUAL KNITTING HELP!

Join Heather on Tuesdays, May 5 – May 26 at 5:30 PM CDT and get the help you need!

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Mac and Me (1988, PG)

While the theater may be closed, you can still join us for a VIRTUAL edition of BingoFlix: Mac and Me (1988, PG)! Play bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in this Chuck Norris classic to win a free movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

Mac and Me tells the story of a young extraterrestrial, separated from its family and stranded on Earth, who finds friendship with a boy in a wheelchair.

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Afternoon Read: “Dark Lord: The Early Years” by Jamie Thomson

Ms. Linda reads “Dark Lord: The Early Years” by Jamie Thomson (with permission of Scholastic).

You can find them on the Nixon Library Facebook Page or YouTube: CALS Kids

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Preschool Storytime

A short video in which Ms. Terry or a special guest reads a book.

You can find them on the Nixon Library Facebook Page or YouTube: CALS Kids

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The Arkansas Vietnam War Project: An Update

This program will be presented on YouTube Live

About the Program

The CALS Butler Center’s Brian Robertson will give an update on a digital project launched in 2014 to document Arkansas’s role in the Vietnam War and preserve materials from the period for educators, researchers, and family members to help future generations understand more about the war and our veterans’ experiences in it. The project has recently focused on recording oral histories from veterans and family members.

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Your Digital Library: Video, Music, and More (Live Online Class)

Join us to discover all the free stuff your library card unlocks. Learn to access great music, movies, and shows on your phone, computer, and other devices.
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Millennial Kitchen

Ms. Linda cooks up basics or pop culture based food in her Millennial Kitchen!

You can find them on the Nixon Library Facebook Page or YouTube: Central Arkansas Library System

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Toddler Storytime

Ms. Linda reads a book and/or goes on an adventure.

You can find them on the Nixon Library Facebook Page or YouTube: CALS Kids

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2nd Friday Art Night at Library Square (May 8)

Need plans for Friday night? Why not spend it with us VIRTUALLY?

#2ndFridayArtNight and #GalleriesatLibrarySquare will be LIVE Friday night! So gather around the computer and enjoy…

VIRTUAL TOUR of Mid-Southern Watercolorists exhibit.

Cheese dip making demo.

Featured performances from CALS Sounds from the Stacks series.

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas TRIVIA contest.

ALL THE FUN STARTS AT 5:30 PM ON FRIDAY, MAY 8TH!!!!

Live at CALS Roberts Library Facebook Page

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987, R)

While the theater may be closed, you can still join us for a VIRTUAL edition of BingoFlix! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches to win prizes! FREE to play!

A Hawaiian drug kingpin plans to flood the islands with narcotics all financed by illegal diamond shipments to his private retreat. When his henchmen kill two DEA agents who were trying to stop the drug lord, the Agency sends in two of its best agents to break up the drug ring and take out the leader.

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Made in Arkansas Film Festival: 2019 Retrospective

Whether you missed the inaugural Made in Arkansas Film Festival last year, or just want to watch your favorites again, hop ONLINE on Saturdays this May. Leading up to Made in Arkansas Film Festival 2020, we’ll be screening some of the best of last year’s fest.

SATURDAY, MAY 9
RETRO BLOCK 1:
My Name is Zula* (Audience Choice Co-Winner 2019)
A Bar Fight Kind of Night
Surrounded by Love
Dixie Kings

RETRO BLOCK 2:
Avaline
El Muppet Song
Milk Aisle** (Best Student Film 2019)
A Split Moment
Bingo Night*** (Best Arkansas-Made Short 2019)

RETRO BLOCK 3:
Into the Green
Unwoken
Cracked
The Elevator Affair

SATURDAY,

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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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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: The Horror of Party Beach (1964, NR)

While the theater may be closed, you can still join us for a VIRTUAL edition of BingoFlix! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches to win prizes! FREE to play!

A drag race between hot rodders and bikers winds up at a swingin’’ rock-and-roll beach party. Nearby, a barrel containing radioactive waste is unloaded from a passing ship, and plunged to the bottom of the sea. When it splits against a jagged rock, black liquid oozes onto a human skull.

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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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Let’s Play

Noob gamer Ms. Linda plays video games.

You can find them on the Nixon Library Facebook Page or YouTube: CALS Kids

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: The Beastmaster (1982, PG)

While the theater may be closed, you can still join us for a VIRTUAL edition of BingoFlix! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches to win prizes! FREE to play!

The Beastmaster (1982, PG) tells the story of Dar, an ancient warrior with the ability to communicate telepathically with animal allies, who sets out to stop the crazed plans of an evil high priest named Maax and save his friends.

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Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way with Jasmine Jobe

Are you an artist, writer, or creative of any kind, or have you always dreamed of being one? Would you like a guided means of defeating your blocks and kickstarting your creativity? Find your community online and share in this virtual experience of Julia Cameron’s best-selling book, The Artist’s Way, led by Jobe.

Class discussion in the Facebook group weekly, every Saturday 12p-2p. Course intended to be taken full 13 weeks 4/4 through 6/27. FREE but must join the Facebook group –

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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 online via Zoom from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Monday May 18.  If interested, please email jburrus@cals.org to receive the Zoom link.  All are welcome!

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Sleeping Well in Difficult Times

COVID and social distancing has disrupted the routine of many in Central Arkansas including our ability to sleep well. CALS presents a Zoom Discussion on disrupted sleep during COVID. Dr. David Mastin (UALR Psychology Department) and Dr. Jennifer Peszka (Hendrix Psychology Department) will discuss why we lose sleep, some of the consequences of lost sleep, and some behavior changes that might help. If you’re interested in participating in the Zoom Discussion, register on this page. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email immediately.

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Build Your Website with WordPress (Three-Part Online Seminar)

Create and manage a website using WordPress.com and the WordPress content management system. This three-part course is being offered daily for three days.
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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991, PG-13)

While the theater may be closed, you can still join us for a VIRTUAL edition of BingoFlix! Play bingo along to cheesy movie cliches to win prizes! FREE to play!

Dar, the Beastmaster, learns of a previously-unknown half-brother, Arklon, who plans to conquer the land with the help of a sorceress named Lyranna. Both escape to present day Los Angeles through a dimensional portal. Dar and his animal companions, Ruh, Kodo, Podo and Sharak, must follow them through the portal and stop them from obtaining a neutron bomb.

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Catharine Arnold, Pandemic 1918

Six Bridges Book Festival presents Pandemic 1918, a virtual conversation with author Catharine Arnold.

Registration closes two hours before the event begins.

Historian and bestselling author Catharine Arnold will discuss her riveting book, Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust of Modern History. Timothy G. Nutt, Director of Historical Research Center at the UAMS Library moderates. Arnold will take questions from the audience after the discussion.

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus (1996, PG)

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In the third installment in the series, Dar, the Beastmaster teams up with Seth to rescue his brother King Tal. They learn that the boy was captured by the evil Lord Agon, who has been sacrificing young prisoners in order to magically retain his youth, and seeks to gain immortality by releasing the dark god Braxus from his prison.

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CALS Closed for Memorial Day

The Central Arkansas Library System, including all curbside and meal services, will be closed Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25, in observation of Memorial Day. Regular services will resume Tuesday, May 26.

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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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Made in Arkansas Film Festival 2020: Adventures in Quarantine

The second annual Made in Arkansas Film Festival is presented by Made in Arkansas with partnership from CALS Ron Robinson Theater. By filmmakers and for filmmakers, Made in Arkansas is dedicated to cultivating and promoting the art of filmmaking, and the yearly festival is devoted to showcasing films made in The Natural State.

The inaugural festival was a big success because it provided an opportunity for filmmakers to gather, swap ideas, support each other’s work, and network for future projects.

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Digital Marketing with Canva (Live Online Class)

You don't have to be a graphic designer to learn Canva; a powerful, free, web-based tool to create promotional materials for your event or organization.
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Lawyers in the Library

Session 1: General Program

Get an overview and introduction to all topics to be presented in the series, including consumer law, housing law, record sealing, public benefits, family law, and advance directives.

About the Series
The health challenges and economic strains caused by COVID-19 mean that many people in our community are facing legal situations never encountered before. In addition, some of our area residents are still facing financial fallout from the historic Arkansas River flooding of summer 2019.

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Conversation with Judge Olly Neal Jr.

This program will be available as a Zoom webinar as well as simulcast on Facebook Live. To join via Zoom you must register

About this Legacies & Lunch Presentation

Born in 1941 on a farm near Marianna, Arkansas, Olly Neal Jr. grew up in a large family with parents who insisted on their children getting a good education. Neal had the intellect but not the temperament to be a good student in high school,
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BingoFlix Goes to Camp! Funny Fridays: Meatballs 4 (1992, R)

This June… coming to a screen near you… it’s BingoFlix Goes to Camp!

Join us for a VIRTUAL game of movie cliche bingo played along to some of the campiest films ever made! FREE to play!

Sorry folks! Due to technical difficulties we had to make a last-minute switch from the original Meatballs (1979) to Meatballs 4 (1992) for BingoFlix tonight.

When the wealthy and scheming Monica Shavetts (Sarah Douglas) intends to buy Camp Lakeview and turn it into a golf course,

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Job Search in the Digital Age

Learn how to boost your digital presence and get your resume noticed by hiring managers. This will be a live online program via Zoom. Email jburrus@cals.org for the Zoom meeting link. All are welcome!

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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 Monday June 8 and Monday June 22 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 8

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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“It is About as Bad as War…”: Pandemics and the Spread of Disease in Arkansas

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas Presents MONDAY MALADIES

Speaker: Tim Nutt, director of the Historical Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Tim Nutt is the director of the Historical Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Previously, he was the head of Special Collections at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and was founding deputy curator of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS).

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BingoFlix Goes to Camp! Terror Tuesdays: Sleepaway Camp (1983, R)

This June… coming to a screen near you… it’s BingoFlix Goes to Camp!

Join us for a VIRTUAL game of movie cliche bingo played along to some of the campiest films ever made! FREE to play!

The first film in the Sleepaway Camp franchise tells the story of a young girl sent to a summer camp that becomes the site of a series of murders shortly after her arrival. Known for its infamous twist ending,

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Finding Family Facts – June 11

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.

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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Sewing 101

This will be a Facebook live program where Ms. Opal will be teaching the basics about how to use your sewing machine, how to troubleshoot problems and at the end of the program there will a Q & A. So, be sure to have your questions ready. 🙂

Join us on the Nixon library Facebook videos page to join the live event when it starts.

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BingoFlix Goes to Camp! Funny Fridays: Happy Campers (2001, R)

This June… coming to a screen near you… it’s BingoFlix Goes to Camp!

Join us for a VIRTUAL game of movie cliche bingo played along to some of the campiest films ever made! FREE to play!

Happy Campers follows a group of college freshmen and their experiences as summer camp counselors at the fictional Camp Bleeding Dove. When a summer camp director gets injured, the diverse group of counselors take charge and spice up the everyday routine of the camp.

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Lawyers in the Library

Session 2: Consumer Law/Housing Law

Understand consumer issues including bankruptcy, foreclosure, debt collection, contracts, rent-to-own purchases and consumer scams. Legal staff will also present on Arkansas landlord/tenant issues.

About the Series
The health challenges and economic strains caused by COVID-19 mean that many people in our community are facing legal situations never encountered before. In addition, some of our area residents are still facing financial fallout from the historic Arkansas River flooding of summer 2019.

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BingoFlix Goes to Camp! Terror Tuesdays: Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988, R)

This June… coming to a screen near you… it’s BingoFlix Goes to Camp!

Join us for a VIRTUAL game of movie cliche bingo played along to some of the campiest films ever made! FREE to play!

The second installment in the Sleepaway Camp franchise takes place five years after the events of the original film, and features a now 19-year-old Angela Baker, posing as a counselor, murdering misbehaving teenagers at another summer camp. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers blends elements of black comedy and satire,

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Liv Constantine, The Wife Stalker

Six Bridges Book Festival presents the intriguing sisters who write as international bestselling author Liv Constantine in a virtual program about their newest thriller, The Wife Stalker.

Registration is required. Confirmation will be emailed today, a link to the virtual event will be emailed June 18. Registration closes two hours before the event begins.

About The Wife Stalker

Breezing into the tony seaside paradise of Westport, Connecticut, gorgeous thirtysomething Piper Reynard sets down roots,

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BingoFlix Goes to Camp! Funny Fridays: Poison Ivy (1985, NR)

This June… coming to a screen near you… it’s BingoFlix Goes to Camp!

Join us for a VIRTUAL game of movie cliche bingo played along to some of the campiest films ever made! FREE to play!

It’s summer once again and kids flock from everywhere to go to Camp Pinewood in Clifton, Maine. Poison Ivy chronicles the romantic misadventures of the counselors as they struggle with their campers.

Grab a screenshot of your randomized bingo card here: https://mfbc.us/m/mb8qry

And join us for the watch party LIVE on Friday,

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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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EPIDEMIC: The Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and Its Legacy for Arkansas

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas Presents MONDAY MALADIES

Speaker: Thomas DeBlack, professor of history (ret.) at Arkansas Tech University

Thomas DeBlack recently retired after twenty-three years as a professor of history at Arkansas Tech University. He is a 1969 graduate of Nashville (Arkansas) High School and holds a BA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (1973), an MSE from Ouachita Baptist University (1979), and a PhD from the University of Arkansas (1995).

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Virtual Open Lab (Zoom Drop-In)

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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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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BingoFlix Goes to Camp! Terror Tuesdays: Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989, R)

This June… coming to a screen near you… it’s BingoFlix Goes to Camp!

Join us for a VIRTUAL game of movie cliche bingo played along to some of the campiest films ever made! FREE to play!

The third installment in the Sleepaway Camp franchise follows serial killer Angela Baker one year after the second film, this time targeting teenagers at yet another summer camp.

Grab a screenshot of your randomized bingo card here: https://mfbc.us/m/p5m2nv

And join us for the watch party LIVE on Tuesday,

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Mira Does Her Part: Talking To Your Kids About The Coronavirus Pandemic

Join our discussion with the authors of Mira Does Her Part and discover ways to talk with your kids about this pandemic.

When a virus keeps Mira indoors and isolated, she misses her friends. She misses karate. She even misses school. To return to normal life, she must fight the nasty germs, and her imagination runs wild. In the end, it’s Mira’s use of hygiene and healthy habits that save the day!

Written and illustrated by three moms during the pandemic and social distancing of 2020,

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BingoFlix Goes to Camp! Funny Fridays: Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012, TV-PG)

This June… coming to a screen near you… it’s BingoFlix Goes to Camp!

Join us for a VIRTUAL game of movie cliche bingo played along to some of the campiest films ever made! FREE to play!

Based on the adventures of Fred Figglehorn, a character created and played by Lucas Cruikshank, Fred 3: Camp Fred is the third & final film in the Fred trilogy. School’s out, and now it’s time for some serious fun in the sun.

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Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way with Jobe: A 13-week Course

Are you an artist, writer, or creative of any kind, or have you always dreamed of being one? Would you like a guided means of defeating your blocks and kickstarting your creativity? Find your community online and share in this virtual experience of Julia Cameron’s best-selling book, The Artist’s Way, led by Jobe.

Class discussion in the Facebook group weekly, every Saturday 12p-2p. Course intended to be taken full 13 weeks 4/4 through 6/27. FREE but must join the Facebook group –

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Lawyers in the Library

Session 3: Public Benefits/Record Sealing

Explore public benefits including unemployment insurance, SNAP benefits, Medicare/Medicaid, stimulus checks, Social Security Insurance/Social Security Disability Insurance, and housing assistance such as Section 8 Vouchers, Rural Development Program, or Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program. Legal staff will also present the positive outcomes of sealing a criminal record, including what records are sealable, how a record is sealed, and assistance that is available to navigate the process.

About the Series
The health challenges and economic strains caused by COVID-19 mean that many people in our community are facing legal situations never encountered before.

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A Conversation Worth Having: True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality (2019, TV-MA)

“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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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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BingoFlix Goes to Camp! Terror Tuesdays: Caesar and Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre (2009, NR)

This June… coming to a screen near you… it’s BingoFlix Goes to Camp!

Join us for a VIRTUAL game of movie cliche bingo played along to some of the campiest films ever made! FREE to play!

Caesar, an effete tough guy and his slovenly half brother, Otto, have signed up as summer camp counselors. But when the mysterious Carrie shows up, the other counselors start disappearing one by one.

Grab a screenshot of your randomized bingo card here: https://mfbc.us/m/n987fp

And join us for the watch party LIVE on Tuesday,

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From the Civil War to Central High School: The Legacy of Richard Toombs

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Rhonda Stewart, local history and genealogy specialist, CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

The United States experienced many changes between April 1861 and April 1961, and placing an individual family within this context brings this eventful time period to life. Richard Toombs served in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War, and nearly a century later, his grandsons,

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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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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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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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CALS Closed for Independence Day Weekend

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.  Our COVID-19 Phased Reopening Plan hours will resume Monday, July 6.  Please contact calsinfo@cals.org for more information.

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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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