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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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A Conversation Worth Having: Remembering the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

“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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Terror Tuesdays: BingoFlix Goes Nuclear! Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988, R)

What’s scarier than the end of the world?

Terror Tuesdays and Virtual BingoFlix go NUCLEAR this September! Play bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in a selection of five nuclear disaster movies for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

Hell Comes to Frogtown is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where few fertile men and women exist due to atomic fallout. As a result,

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Elliott West: Impact of Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Fifty Years Later

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Elliott West, Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville

The fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee offers us a chance to look back on the impact it had at the time and to think about how our understanding of American Indian history has evolved since then.

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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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Arkansas Sounds Presents… Roy Buchanan!

Join us every Thursday at 7:00pm CST 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, September 3, Arkansas Sounds presents a tribute to legendary guitar player, Roy Buchanan! Our playlist for this Ozark, Arkansas, native includes the documentary Introducing Roy Buchanan (1971, NR) and live performances and interviews from throughout his career.

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: CageFest Fridays! Snake Eyes (1998, R)

Celebrate the BingoFlix-worthy Nicolas Cage this September with CageFest Fridays! Play bingo along to some of the craziest Nicolas Cage films ever made for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

In Snake Eyes, Detective Rick Santoro has never played by the rules. When he attends a high-profile boxing match with his friend Navy Commander Kevin Dunne, as well as Defense Secretary Kirkland, he witnesses a terrorist assassinate Kirkland.

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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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CALS Closed for Labor Day

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.  Regular curbside service and in-building service will resume Tuesday, September 8.

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Creating with The Isolation Journals

Are you looking for a way to process the fear, uncertainty, and isolation that has become so commonplace since March?

Emmy Award-winning writer, speaker, and cancer survivor Suleika Jaouad (pronounced Su-lake-uh Ja-wad) has launched The Isolation Journals, a creative endeavor with the goal of “transforming isolation into creative solitude and connection.” Modeled after Jaouad’s experiences in her early twenties while in isolation for leukemia treatment, the Isolation Journals encourages us to commit to “a small creative act”

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Terror Tuesdays: BingoFlix Goes Nuclear! WarGames (1983, PG)

What’s scarier than the end of the world?

Terror Tuesdays and Virtual BingoFlix go NUCLEAR this September! Play bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in a selection of five nuclear disaster movies for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

In WarGames, high school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unwittingly hacks into a military supercomputer while searching for new video games. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War,

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Memoir Writing for Seniors: How to Write Your Story

This four-week class meets once each week and takes attendees aged 55+ through the steps of writing their own life stories. Students are given tools and techniques to help them learn to write regularly and productively. The class may be retaken as many times as desired. No writing experience is required.

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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Meet the Lender

Jay Young, Central and East Arkansas Regional Director & Director of Minority Business Development at FORGE, Inc., will talk about small business lending and how entrepreneurs may benefit from Community Development Financial Institutions like FORGE.

This event will be delivered virtually on the Zoom platform. Registration is free, but required. For security reasons, a free Zoom account will be required to accept the Zoom invitation. You will receive an email confirmation when you register; an invitation to the Zoom event will be emailed by 2pm on the day of the event.

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All of Us Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual, interactive presentation about the All of Us Research Program. We want to share the goal of All of Us, which is to speed up breakthroughs in health research. The virtual event features engaging activities to help you learn about the program.

The All of Us Research Program is a research program from the National Institutes of Health. Health research is more important than ever. The more information researchers have,

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Arkansas Sounds Presents… Michael Burks!

Join us every Thursday at 7:00pm CST 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, September 10, Arkansas Sounds presents a tribute to Arkansas blues guitar great, Michael Burks! Our playlist for this award winning artist includes live performances and interviews from throughout his career and a panel discussion on Michael’s importance and legacy.

FREE to watch!

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2nd Friday Art Night

Join us for an art- and entertainment-filled evening right from your house.

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This event will also be live-streamed to the 2nd Friday Art Night Facebook page.

ABOUT 2ND FRIDAY ART NIGHT

Each month, on the 2nd Friday, downtown Little Rock hosts an after-hours art event. Due to COVID-19, this event will be virtual.

Partner Organizations:
Bella Vita Jewelry
Central Arkansas Library System (The Bookstore at Library Square and The Galleries at Library Square)
Downtown Little Rock Partnership
Historic Arkansas Museum
Nexus Coffee &

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: CageFest Fridays! Kick-Ass (2010, R)

Celebrate the BingoFlix-worthy Nicolas Cage this September with CageFest Fridays! Play bingo along to some of the craziest Nicolas Cage films ever made for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

Using his love for comics as inspiration, teenager Dave Lizewski decides to reinvent himself as a superhero — despite a complete lack of special powers. Dave dons a costume, dubs himself “Kick-Ass,” and gets to work fighting crime.

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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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A Conversation Worth Having: Fannie Lou Hamer

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

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

Every Monday night we will screen a virtual 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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Terror Tuesdays: BingoFlix Goes Nuclear! Parasite (1982, R)

What’s scarier than the end of the world?

Terror Tuesdays and Virtual BingoFlix go NUCLEAR this September! Play bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in a selection of five nuclear disaster movies for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

Parasite is set in the near future, where an atomic disaster has reduced the world to poverty. Instead of a government, America is run by an organization called the Merchants,

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Conozca los servicios y programas gratuitos que proporciona el Centro de Negocios para Mujeres de Arkansas en Winrock International

Conozca los servicios y programas gratuitos que proporciona el Centro de Negocios para Mujeres de Arkansas en Winrock International. La presentación se realizará en español.

Karen Zuccardi es una graduada bilingüe de la Clinton School of Public Service con una amplia experiencia en servicio al cliente intercultural. En Winrock International, Karen trabaja en desarrollo económico. Zuccardi ayuda a los empresarios de la región del delta del Mississippi y el estado de Arkansas a desarrollar sus ideas de negocios.

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Issues That Matter: On the Ballot and in the Voting Booth

The Central Arkansas Library System, KUAR, and the League of Women Voters of Pulaski County will host a virtual panel discussion of the ballot issue by petition process, the issues to be decided by Arkansans on the upcoming Election Day, as well as concerns about the voting process amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

This event will take place on the Zoom platform. Registration is free, but required. For security purposes, registered audience members will need a free Zoom account.

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Arkansas Sounds Presents… Dan Hicks!

Join us every Thursday at 7:00pm CST 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, September 17, Arkansas Sounds presents a tribute to legendary singer-songwriter, Dan Hicks! Our playlist for this celebrated Arkansas native includes live performances and interviews from throughout his diverse and influential career.

FREE to watch! You can join us from anywhere in the world as this is a virtual event >

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Charla con dueños de negocios y resuelve tus preguntas/Chat with business owners and get your questions answered

Reúnase con la diseñadora floral Nitzia David propietaria de “Nitzia's Designs” y Eyllen Calderón propietaria del Food Truck “El Tren al Sur”, aprenda de sus experiencias al iniciar un negocio en Arkansas y como han logrado sobrepasar obstáculos, tendrás la oportunidad de hacer preguntas para aprender de sus historias. En colaboración con Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. La presentación se realizará en español, con traducción simultánea al inglés. Meet with floral designer Nitzia David of Nitzia's Designs and Eyllen Calderon of Venezuelan food truck Tren al Sur, learn from their experiences starting a business in Arkansas, and how they have overcome barriers. You will have the opportunity to ask questions to learn about their histories. In collaboration with Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. Presentation will be in Spanish. English translation will be available.
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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: CageFest Fridays! Knowing (2009, PG-13)

Celebrate the BingoFlix-worthy Nicolas Cage this September with CageFest Fridays! Play bingo along to some of the craziest Nicolas Cage films ever made for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

Fifty years after it was buried in a time capsule, a schoolgirl’s cryptic document falls into the hands of Caleb Koestler, the son of professor John Koestler. John figures out that the encoded message accurately lists every major disaster from the past five decades,

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Safe Routes to Parks Pop Up

CALS and Little Rock Parks and Recreation are teaming up to temporarily open two lanes for people walking and biking on Jonesboro Drive between Children’s Library, Little Rock Zoo, and Memorial Park. This project, which will stay up until October 17, is the first implementation action of the new Safe Routes to Parks Plan. Motivated by community feedback, these temporary “pop-up” lanes are not only an opportunity for people to experience a safer space for walking and biking between important destinations,

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CALS Writing Circle Meeting: A Conversation with Stephanie Vanderslice

Join us for a conversation with Stephanie Vanderslice, Professor of Creative Writing and Director of the Arkansas Writer’s MFA Workshop at the University of Central Arkansas, as she discusses her latest book.

The Geeks’ Guide to the Writing Life is a 21st Century guide for aspiring writers who don’t know where to start and need a mentor. Stephanie provides this while simultaneously shattering the biggest, most common myths of the writer’s world.

Stephanie’s column of the same name appears regularly in the Huffington Post,

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Know Your News Source

Gwen Moritz, editor of Arkansas Business since 1999, will walk you through the differences between hard news, biased news, opinion and fake news and prepare you to better navigate the current media environment.

This event will be virtual, using the Zoom platform. Registration is required. You will receive email confirmation on the day of registration; an invitation to the Zoom event will be delivered by 5:00pm Monday, September 21.

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A Conversation Worth Having: Ella Baker

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

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

Every Monday night we will screen a virtual 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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Terror Tuesdays: BingoFlix Goes Nuclear! Atomic Twister (2002, PG)

What’s scarier than the end of the world?

Terror Tuesdays and Virtual BingoFlix go NUCLEAR this September! Play bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in a selection of five nuclear disaster movies for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

In Atomic Twister, a tornado hits a nuclear power plant and damages the cooling system. The plant’s manager and her staff try to avert a total meltdown.

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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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Arkansas Sounds Presents… a Mighty 1090 KAAY AM tribute!

Join us every Thursday at 7:00pm CST 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, September 24, Arkansas Sounds presents a tribute to legendary Arkansas radio station, the Mighty 1090 KAAY AM! Our playlist for this world renowned station includes live performances and a panel discussion with original on-air personalities on the importance,

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: CageFest Fridays! Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009, R)

Celebrate the BingoFlix-worthy Nicolas Cage this September with CageFest Fridays! Play bingo along to some of the craziest Nicolas Cage films ever made for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

Terence McDonagh isn’t doing so well. He has a nasty painkiller addiction, courtesy of an injury he sustained while rescuing a prisoner during Hurricane Katrina. Plus, there’s his alcoholic father, boozy wife and prostitute girlfriend. And, he’s just been saddled with a rookie partner.

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Malcolm X: Make It Plain Watch Party

“Political philosopher and visionary, husband and father, dynamic orator and militant minister. In his lifetime, Malcolm X was many men. Born Malcolm Little, he later became “Detroit Red” and “New York Red” – a hustler, drug pusher, pimp, con man and the head of a Boston robbery ring. After spending time in prison, he emerged as Minister Malcolm – Malcolm X, the fiery, eloquent spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Finally, he became El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, an internationally recognized leader and advocate for oppressed peoples.

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Absentee Ballots with Terri Hollingsworth

Pulaski County Clerk Terri Hollingsworth will demonstrate how to fill out the absentee ballot for Pulaski County and answer viewers’ questions about the upcoming election.

This virtual event will take place via Zoom. Registration is free but required.

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Terror Tuesdays: BingoFlix Goes Nuclear! Steel Dawn (1987, R)

What’s scarier than the end of the world?

Terror Tuesdays and Virtual BingoFlix go NUCLEAR this September! Play bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in a selection of five nuclear disaster movies for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

In Steel Dawn, Patrick Swayze plays Nomad, a swordsman who is wandering through the desert in a post-World War III world, searching for his mentor’s killer,

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Entrepreneur Readiness Workshop

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information, please call 918-3000.

In this entrepreneur readiness workshop we will discuss potential first steps for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Participants will learn about some of the free resources offered by CALS as well as some other community organizations that can help.

When: October 1,

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Tasty Reads Submissions Open

It’s okay to play with your food!
Choose a book and represent it in food form for a chance to win $300! The entry must be made entirely of edible substances, even if it’s not something you would want to eat. Entries are accepted through October 11 at noon.

  • To enter, submit a brief list of food used and three photos of your entry to SixBridgesBookFest@cals.org. Two photos should feature only the edible book.
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Arkansas Sounds Presents: W.S. “Fluke” Holland

Join us every Thursday at 7:00pm CST 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, October 1, CALS Arkansas Sounds presents a tribute to legendary drummer, W.S. “Fluke” Holland. Our playlist for this Sun Records veteran and Johnny Cash original band member includes interviews, discussions and performances.

FREE to watch! You can join us from anywhere in the world as this is a virtual event >

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Shocktoberfest: Terror From The 80s! C.H.U.D. (1984, R)

Join us ALL October long for Virtual BingoFlix… SHOCKTOBERFEST: Terror From The 80s!

Play bingo along to the cheesy B-movie cliches in a selection of EIGHT terror films from the 1980s, for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

Photographer George Cooper is documenting the lives of subterranean homeless people, a population that has mysteriously dwindled. After receiving information from a reporter, George becomes aware of a conspiracy theory about cannibalistic monsters lurking in the sewers.

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Medicare Basics

Are you thinking of retiring soon but have questions about Medicare?  Join us live via Zoom on Saturday October 3 at 1:00 PM to learn the A, B, C, & D components of Medicare, what choices are available, and where to turn for help in making decisions. Email jburrus@cals.org for the Zoom link.

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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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A Conversation Worth Having: the Little Rock Nine

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

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

Every Monday night we will screen a virtual 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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Shocktoberfest: Terror From The 80s! Hobgoblins (1988, NR)

Join us ALL October long for Virtual BingoFlix… SHOCKTOBERFEST: Terror From The 80s!

Play bingo along to the cheesy B-movie cliches in a selection of EIGHT terror films from the 1980s, for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

A group of hobgoblins, who allow you to live out your fantasies but kill you in the process, escape from a studio vault, and a security guard and his friends must stop them before dawn.

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Memoir Writing for Seniors: How to Write Your Story

This four-week class meets once each week and takes attendees aged 55+ through the steps of writing their own life stories. Students are given tools and techniques to help them learn to write regularly and productively. The class may be retaken as many times as desired. No writing experience is required.

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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Nicolas Proctor: “Sparking Interest in History: Usefulness, Engagement, and Accessibility”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Nicolas Proctor, Professor of History at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa

Nicolas Proctor, grandson of Arkansas author Dee Brown, says, “Growing up with my grandfather I learned that history is both useful and interesting. I also learned that despite these qualities, most people are not interested in learning more about it. This led to a third insight: it needs to be accessible.

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Conroy & Díaz

Cassandra King Conroy is an award-winning author of five novels and two nonfiction books. Her novels portray strong and memorable characters who struggle with the same timely issues and dilemmas that readers face in their own lives… More about the author

Jaquira Díaz was born in Puerto Rico. She is the author of Ordinary Girls: A Memoir,

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Megan Volpert & Friends

Jordan Butler, M Shelly Conner, Kate Leland, and Randi M. Romo, all featured in the book, join editor Megan Volpert for a fashion-forward panel on Closet Cases: Queers on What We Wear. More about the author

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About the Virtual 2020 Six Bridges Book Festival

All events, unless otherwise noted, will take place live on the Zoom platform. When you register,

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Bissell & Brockmeier

Tom Bissell was born in Escanaba, Michigan. His short fiction has won two Pushcart Prizes and has been published in multiple editions of The Best American Series… More

Kevin Brockmeier is the author of seven previous books of fiction and a memoir. He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, and has participated in the Festival each year since its inception. More

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Arkansas Sounds Presents: a tribute to the King Biscuit Blues Festival

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, October 8, CALS Arkansas Sounds presents a tribute to the legendary King Biscuit Blues Festival! Our playlist for this annual Arkansas celebration includes interviews, street scenes, and live performances from throughout the 35-year history of the world’s premier showcase of the Blues.

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Adams & Rai

After a nearly 20-year career as a journalist, Lyssa Kay Adams traded true stories for fictional Happily Ever Afters. Her first traditionally published book, The Bromance Book Club (about a fictional book club of men who secretly read romance novels to learn how to be better partners), was named Amazon’s Best Romance…More about the author

Alisha Rai is an attorney and author who writes emotionally complex contemporary rom-coms and is frequently sought as a speaker on a range of topics covering romance and media.

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Bozza & Piepenbring

Anthony Bozza, a former staff writer at Rolling Stone, was the first journalist to cover Eminem in a national publication. He is the author of a number of New York Times bestsellers, including Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem, as well as the co-written autobiographies of Slash… More about the author

Dan Piepenbring is the coauthor and editor of The Beautiful Ones,

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Shocktoberfest: Terror From The 80s! Creepozoids (1987, R)

Join us ALL October long for Virtual BingoFlix… SHOCKTOBERFEST: Terror From The 80s!

Play bingo along to the cheesy B-movie cliches in a selection of EIGHT terror films from the 1980s, for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

Six years after a nuclear war reduced the world to rubble, a band of survivors stumbles into an abandoned government research facility. They don’t know there are deadly experiments still living there,

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Animal Yoga

Kids learn how to stretch, breathe, and roar.

About the Virtual 2020 Six Bridges Book Festival

All events, unless otherwise noted, will take place live on the Zoom platform. When you register, you will receive a link to download a .pdf document with Zoom invitation information for your selected event(s). For security reasons, you will be required to have a free Zoom account to enter the event. If you have any technical questions, please email webmaster@cals.org for information.

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Storytime with Garbo Hearne

Garbo Hearne, owner of Hearne Fine Art and Pyramid Gallery & Books, reads to the little ones.

About the Virtual 2020 Six Bridges Book Festival

All events, unless otherwise noted, will take place live on the Zoom platform. When you register, you will receive a link to download a .pdf document with Zoom invitation information for your selected event(s). For security reasons, you will be required to have a free Zoom account to enter the event.

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Not Quite Snow White

Author Ashley Franklin shares Not Quite Snow White, her “delightful and inspiring picture book that highlights the importance of self-confidence while taking an earnest look at what happens when that confidence is shaken or lost.” More about the author

About the Virtual 2020 Six Bridges Book Festival

All events, unless otherwise noted, will take place live on the Zoom platform. When you register, you will receive a link to download a .pdf document with Zoom invitation information for your selected event(s).

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Brock & Viswanathan

Geoffrey Brock is the author of two books of poetry, the editor of The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, and the translator of numerous volumes, most recently, The Tenderness of Stones by Marion Fayolle. The recipient of NEA and Guggenheim fellowships, he teaches at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. More about the author

Padma Viswanathan (translator) has published two novels, The Toss of a Lemon and The Ever After of Ashwin Rao.

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Crafts

Megan McCain, chair of Little Readers Rock, guides youth through an easy, enjoyable craft.

About the Virtual 2020 Six Bridges Book Festival

All events, unless otherwise noted, will take place live on the Zoom platform. When you register, you will receive a link to download a .pdf document with Zoom invitation information for your selected event(s). For security reasons, you will be required to have a free Zoom account to enter the event.

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Chronicles of the Black Tulip

Get set for pirates and high adventure as author Barry Wolverton speaks about his popular “alternate history epic” which is “richly imagined and gorgeously realized.” More about the author

About the Virtual 2020 Six Bridges Book Festival

All events, unless otherwise noted, will take place live on the Zoom platform. When you register, you will receive a link to download a .pdf document with Zoom invitation information for your selected event(s). For security reasons,

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Cooking in Bloom

Denise Alberts leads youth through something they can make in the kitchen.

About the Virtual 2020 Six Bridges Book Festival

All events, unless otherwise noted, will take place live on the Zoom platform. When you register, you will receive a link to download a .pdf document with Zoom invitation information for your selected event(s). For security reasons, you will be required to have a free Zoom account to enter the event. If you have any technical questions,

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Barrett & Nethercott

Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, and cultural strategist. Barrett has been featured at Lincoln Center, the UN, Symphony Space, Tucson Poetry Festival, NY Poetry Festival, the Dodge Poetry Foundation, and the Poetry Foundation, with contributions to the Academy of American Poets, The New York Times, and Asian American Literary Review, among others. More about the author

GennaRose Nethercott is a born Vermonter.

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Efrén Divided

Hear directly from author Ernesto Cisneros about his magnificent story. Online readers have said, “Efren Divided takes readers inside a family struggling with poverty and deportation. While heartbreaking at times, the author balances a tough and frightening subject with love.” More about the author

About the Virtual 2020 Six Bridges Book Festival

All events, unless otherwise noted, will take place live on the Zoom platform. When you register, you will receive a link to download a .pdf document with Zoom invitation information for your selected event(s).

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Elinor Wonders Why

View and Do: Learn about and watch the new PBS KIDS show “Elinor Wonders Why” and do a fun activity too! Also, get a sneak peek at some new shows headed your way! www.myarkansaspbs.org/parents

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Campfire Tales with Blueberry

Blueberry, the fun-loving puppet from Blueberry’s Clubhouse, will share fun campfire stories and art projects. And don’t forget your campfire snacks! Blueberry’s Clubhouse is produced by Arkansas PBS in conjunction with the Arkansas Arts Center.

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Alford, Garbacz, & Gunst

Katherine Alford, who ran a New York Times 4-star-rated kitchen, has been a greenmarket manager as well as instructor and director of Peter Kump’s Cooking School (now Institute of Culinary Education). She spent the last 20 years at the Food Network, becoming the senior vice president of culinary, where she led the culinary team for TV, digital, and print… More about the author

Angela Garbacz is the founder of Goldenrod Pastries,

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Arkansas PBS AppyTime

Parents learn about the awesome PBS KIDS apps that keep the learning fun for parents and kids. Zoom in to resources available for anytime, anywhere learning. www.myarkansaspbs.org/parents

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Leichter & Nethercott

Hilary Leichter’s writing has appeared in n+1, the New Yorker, the Cut, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. She teaches fiction at Columbia University… More about the author

GennaRose Nethercott is a born Vermonter. Her work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including BOMB, the Massachusetts Review, the Offing,

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Bolton & Davis

S. Charles Bolton grew up in upstate New York, graduated from St. Lawrence University, received a PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, joined the history department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and is now retired… More about the author

William C. Davis spent 21 years in the book and magazine publishing industry, and until 2013 was professor of history and executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech.

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Acker & Blount

Camille Acker grew up in Washington, DC, and holds a BA in English from Howard University and an MFA in creative writing. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Electric Literature, and other outlets. She lives in Philadelphia.More about the author

Jeffrey Blount is the award-winning author of two novels: Almost Snow White, winner of the USA Best Book Awards,

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Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien received the 1979 National Book Award in fiction for Going After Cacciato. His other works include July, July and In the Lake of the Woods, which was named the best novel of 1994 by Time. His Dad’s Maybe Book shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humor, and rewards of raising two sons. O’Brien lives in Austin,

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Bonnie Tsui

Bonnie Tsui lives, swims, and surfs in the Bay Area. A longtime contributor to the New York Times and California Sunday Magazine, she has been the recipient of the Jane Rainie Opel Young Alumna Award from Harvard University, the Lowell Thomas Gold Award, and a National Press Foundation Fellowship. More about the author

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Amy Peterson

Amy Peterson is a writer, a teacher, and a postulant in the Episcopal Church. Author of Dangerous Territory, Peterson explores the intersections of faith, language, and culture. Her work has been published in Image, The Millions, Washington Post, River Teeth, and Cresset. More about the author

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Classic in Context: Watership Down Book Talk

Author Barry Wolverton and special guest Gwen Moritz discuss Richard Adams’ exhilarating classic, which won in 2019 by more than a hare. Be sure and vote for your choice for 2021!

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Classic in Context: Watership Down Film Screening

“In this celebrated adaptation…an offshoot group of rabbits struggle to break from their failing, violent community to form a utopian society. First-time director Martin Rosen and his team of animators created a dark, beautiful work that blends poetic mysticism and austere realism.”

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW then join us for the virtual watch event LIVE on Sunday, October 11, at 5:30PM CST here: https://app.kosmi.io/room/w3r4ko. If you have any questions before the event, please email webmaster@cals.org for information.

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Jerry Mitchell

Jerry Mitchell has been a reporter in Mississippi since 1986. A winner of more than 30 national awards, Mitchell is the founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting. The nonprofit is continuing his work of exposing injustices and raising up a new generation of investigative reporters. His efforts have put four leading Klansmen behind bars, years after they thought they had gotten away with murder.

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CALS Closed for Staff Development Day

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Monday, October 12, for CALS Staff Development Day.  Regular hours will resume at branches Tuesday, October 13.  Please call 918-3000 for more information.

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Cuevas & Roberson

Mayra Cuevas prefers love stories with a happy ending. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she is currently a producer and writer for CNN who keeps her sanity by practicing Buddhist meditation and serving on the board of directors of Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia. She lives with her husband, also a CNN journalist… More about the author

Emily Roberson has been a bookseller in Little Rock, a newspaper reporter in Vicksburg,

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Rage Baking Workshop

Ready for some Rage Baking? Seasoned pros Katherine Alford and Kathy Gunst attack the fall galette with apples and pears (and a savory twist) and the Marbled Chocolate and Vanilla Cookies from their must-have book. Both recipes have cool, approachable techniques.

Katherine Alford, who ran a New York Times 4-star-rated kitchen, has been a greenmarket manager as well as instructor and director of Peter Kump’s Cooking School (now Institute of Culinary Education).

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A Conversation Worth Having: Medgar Evers

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

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

Every Monday night we will screen a virtual 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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Amanda Leduc

Amanda Leduc is an author with cerebral palsy whose essays and stories have appeared in publications across Canada and the U.S. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom. Her work includes The Miracles of Ordinary Men and The Centaur’s WifeMore about the author

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Atakora & Storey

Afia Atakora was born in the United Kingdom and raised in New Jersey, where she now lives. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA from Columbia University, where she was the recipient of the De Alba Fellowship. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she was a finalist… More about the author

Stephanie Storey is the author of Oil and Marble: a Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo,

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Tell Your Own Story

Find out about a nationwide storytelling initiative, “PBS American Portrait,” that allows people from all walks of life to participate in a national conversation about what it means to be an American today. Help others hear what a complex, real, and fascinating mosaic Arkansas is!

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Perfectly Golden Workshop

Professional baker Angela Garbacz mixes it up in her full demo. Her recent classes have included cutting, baking, and decorating tips on making cinnamon rolls and glaze from scratch, sugar cookie dough, and a layer cake. Expect something sweet and delicious, and Perfectly Golden.

Angela Garbacz is the founder of Goldenrod Pastries, a women-run pastry shop located on a picturesque corner in Lincoln,

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Arian & Hart

Amir Ahmadi Arian started his writing career as a journalist in Iran. He has published two novels, a collection of stories, and a book of nonfiction in Persian. He also translated from English to Persian novels by E.L. Doctorow, Paul Auster, P.D. James, and Cormac McCarthy. Since 2013, he has been writing and publishing… More about the author

Rob Hart wrote the Ash McKenna series, the short-story collection Take-Out,

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Andrew J. Milson

Andrew Milson is a professor of geography at the University of Texas at Arlington. His ancestors settled in southwestern Arkansas in the 1820s.More about the author

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Kraus & Miller

Daniel Kraus’s books have landed on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10 Books (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch) and won two Odyssey Awards (Rotters and Scowler). With Guillermo del Toro, he wrote the bestselling The Shape of Water and TrollhuntersMore about the author

Linsey Miller is a wayward biologist from Arkansas who previously worked as a crime lab intern,

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Cep & Muse

Casey Cep is a staff writer at The New Yorker. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in English, she earned an M. Phil in theology at the University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and the New Republic, among other publications. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. More about the author

Toby Muse is a British-American writer,

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Jensen, McKindra, & Priest

Toni Jensen is the author of Carry, a memoir-in-essays about gun violence, and a short story collection, From the Hilltop. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for 2020. Her essays and stories have been published in journals such as Orion, CatapultMore about the author

Frederick McKindra, fiction writer and essayist,

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Howorth & Zurenda

Lisa Howorth was born in Washington, DC, where her family lived for four generations. She is a former librarian and art historian and author of Flying Shoes. Howorth has written on art, travel, dogs, and music for the Oxford American and Garden & Gun, among other publications.… More about the author

Susan Beckham Zarenda has won numerous awards for her fiction,

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Thomas & Volz

R. Eric Thomas is a playwright, the long-running host of The Moth StorySlam, and a senior staff writer for Elle.com where he writes “Eric Reads the News,” a daily current events and culture column. His work explores our current political moment and the ways that both news satire and memoir can help us reframe the way we think about the present. More about the author

Alia Volz’s writing appears in The Best American Essays,

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Shocktoberfest: Terror From The 80s! Chopping Mall (1986, R)

Join us ALL October long for Virtual BingoFlix… SHOCKTOBERFEST: Terror From The 80s!

Play bingo along to the cheesy B-movie cliches in a selection of EIGHT terror films from the 1980s, for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

At the Park Plaza Mall, a group of young mall employees stay behind for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock-down before they can get out,

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Patrick Oliver & Friends

Supporters from The Read, Lead, and Level Up project at Hall High School will discuss the fun, engaging writing activities used to produce a compelling collection of prose in the anthology Our Stories, Our Voices, Our Visions. Patrick M. Oliver, founder of Say It Loud! Readers and Writers, is joined by Edith Callaway-Frazier, Sarah Dixon, Randall Horton, Beatriz Varela, and Robin White, who will also read from the anthology.More about the author

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Jennifer A. O’Brien

Jennifer O’Brien is an artist and advocate for caregivers and end-of-life dialogue. For more than 30 years she has been a practice management consultant to physicians and has served as CEO for two large medical practices. More about the author

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NaNoWriMo! – A 9-week workshop

This program starts on October 17, 2020 and runs for 9 weeks.

Do you NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo is an annual Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing!

Pre-NaNoWriMo (Oct.)—Ever heard of a crazy little thing called NaNoWriMo? Whether you’re a first-timer or an old-timer, enjoy fun and funky writing prompts and games to get your creative juices flowing!

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Condran & Fawkes

Jeffrey Condran is the author of A Fingerprint Repeated and Prague Summer, which received an Independent Publisher Book Award’s Silver Medal. His fiction has appeared in journals such as the Kenyon Review, the Missouri Review, and Epoch, and has been awarded the Missouri Review’s William Peden Prize… More about the author

Jen Fawkes has published fiction in One Story,

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Kat Robinson

Kat Robinson is the author of seven books on Arkansas food. Host of the Emmy-nominated documentary Make Room for Pie, Robinson specializes in documenting culinary history through her travel guides and cookbooks. The Arkansas fellow to the National Food and Beverage Museum has been cited as Arkansas’s food historian and expert by Food Network, Saveur, Eater, Atlas Obscura, Parade, and USA Today.

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Foltz & Saviers

Tommy Foltz has spent 25 years in public relations, marketing, and management in the energy industry, working in-house and for clients as an external affairs executive and consultant. He was the state government affairs director for Petrohawk Energy and BHP Billiton after BHP acquired Petrohawk… More about the author

Mark Saviers has been married to his high school sweetheart, Vicki, for more than four decades. They have two grown sons,

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Barr, Jaeger, & Jones

Mark Barr has been awarded fellowships from Blue Mountain Center, I-Park Artists Enclave, Jentel Arts, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Millay Colony, and Yaddo. He lives in Arkansas with his wife and sons. More about the author

Tyrone Jaeger teaches courses on creative nonfiction, fiction, hybrid literature, and digital storytelling. He is the author of the recent novel Radio Eldorado (Braddock Avenue Books, 2020), the story collection So Many True Believers and the cross-genre novella The Runaway Note

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Virginia Walden Ford

Virginia Walden Ford and her twin sister, Harrietta, were among the first 130 students chosen to desegregate Little Rock’s high schools in the mid-1960s. Years later, while she was raising three children in Washington, DC, Ford was shocked that so many children were forced to attend failing, crumbling schools simply because they lived in the “wrong” ZIP codes… More about the author

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Michael Taylor

Michael Ray Taylor is the author of Hidden Nature: Wild Southern Caves and also Cave Passages, Dark Life, and Caves, and he has been editor and co-author of additional books. He has written for Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, Outside, Reader’s DigestMore about the author

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Vaughn Scribner

Vaughn Scribner is assistant professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of Inn Civility: Urban Taverns and Early American Civil Society and Merpeople: A Human History. More about the author

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Game Hour

Enjoy a fun-filled hour for Fest related games.

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Shea Tuttle

Shea Tuttle is the author of Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers and co-editor of Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. Her essays have appeared at Greater Good Magazine, The Toast, The Other Journal, Role Reboot, and Jenny. She holds an M.Div.

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Finding Family Facts

October’s Finding Family Facts will be on October 19, 2020

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,

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A Conversation Worth Having: Diane Nash

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

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

Every Monday night we will screen a virtual 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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Shocktoberfest: Terror From The 80s! Uninvited (1988, PG-13)

Join us ALL October long for Virtual BingoFlix… SHOCKTOBERFEST: Terror From The 80s!

Play bingo along to the cheesy B-movie cliches in a selection of EIGHT terror films from the 1980s, for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

A cat infected with a genetically engineered virus escapes from a lab. The mutant feline goes on a killing spree, and finds its way on board a yacht bound for the Cayman Islands,

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Arkansas Sounds Presents: the Dave Rosen Big Band

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, October 22, CALS Arkansas Sounds presents a full-length concert with the Dave Rosen Big Band! Join us for an evening of jazz as the 18-piece Dave Rosen Big Band plays classics from the 1930s to the present, featuring the music of Arkansas composer Louis Jordan.

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Shocktoberfest: Terror From The 80s! Basket Case (1982, R)

Join us ALL October long for Virtual BingoFlix… SHOCKTOBERFEST: Terror From The 80s!

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A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.

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Dances with Wolves (1990, PG-13) FREE screening

The Central Arkansas Library System and its Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Arkansas author Dee Brown’s American classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee with a series of lectures and exhibitions that recognize the enduring importance and power of Brown’s groundbreaking volume.

Join us for a FREE virtual screening of Dances With Wolves on Saturday, October 24. This movie was selected because few other major Hollywood westerns capture the spirit of Brown’s book as well as this one.

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Birdwatching at Main

Please join us on Saturday Oct. 24 at 11:00 AM for a family birdwatching program conducted by Uta Meyer of the Little Rock Audubon Society. We will meet in front of the Main Library and walk from there. Face masks & physical distancing will be encouraged. Registration is limited to 10 and tickets may be obtained on Eventbrite at no cost at this link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birdwatching-at-main-tickets-123908061347

Bonus- the CALS library system has birdwatching kits available for patron usage. Each kit includes a pair of binoculars and a bird field guide.

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CALS Writing Circle Meeting: Get ready for NaNoWriMo!

Do you NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo is an annual Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing!

Join us as J. Jobe shares her tips for surviving National Novel Writing Month.

Register for Get Ready for NaNoWriMo!

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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Born on the Fourth of July (1989, R) FREE screening

The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.

CALS and the Ottenheimer Library at UA Little Rock are hosting a FREE series of virtual screenings centered around Tim O’Brien’s classic The Things They Carried,

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Take ‘n Make: Rock Painting

Enjoy painting along with us via Zoom! Pick up your kit at Main Library and we will paint rocks and discuss artistic inspiration. Everything you need is in the kit. You'll want to wash your rocks before our meeting. This is a program intended for adults and teens, but kids may participate if adult supervision is provided.
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A Conversation Worth Having: Kwame Ture

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

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

Every Monday night we will screen a virtual 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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Shocktoberfest: Terror From The 80s! The Stuff (1985, R)

Join us ALL October long for Virtual BingoFlix… SHOCKTOBERFEST: Terror From The 80s!

Play bingo along to the cheesy B-movie cliches in a selection of EIGHT terror films from the 1980s, for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.

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David Treuer, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

UPDATE: This event is now virtual. We will be using the Zoom platform to host Mr. Treuer. Free registration for the event is required. All registrants will be sent a Zoom invitation link on the day of the event. You may sign up for Zoom and download the app at https://zoom.us/.

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David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota.  The author of four previous novels,

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Arkansas Sounds Presents: A tribute to Arkansas folk music

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, October 29, CALS Arkansas Sounds presents a tribute to Arkansas folk music! Our playlist for this celebration includes interviews, presentations, and discussions on Arkansas folk music heroes Patsy Montana, Jimmy Driftwood and Almeda Riddle with live performances by Mountain View folk group Harmony.

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Shocktoberfest: Terror From The 80s! Humanoids From The Deep (1980, R)

Join us ALL October long for Virtual BingoFlix… SHOCKTOBERFEST: Terror From The 80s!

Play bingo along to the cheesy B-movie cliches in a selection of EIGHT terror films from the 1980s, for your chance to win a FREE movie pass to the theater once we reopen. FREE to play!

Tensions run high in the seaside community of Noyo when a controversial new cannery promises to revitalize the traditional fishing economy with new jobs, new industry,

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Coming Home (1978, R) FREE screening

The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.

CALS and the Ottenheimer Library at UA Little Rock are hosting a FREE series of virtual screenings centered around Tim O’Brien’s classic The Things They Carried,

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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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Microsoft Excel Part 1: The Basics

In Part 1 of our popular four-part series, learn how to enter information, format text and numbers, sort and filter, and more.
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Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! Highlander (1986, R)

Join us ALL November long for Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! We’re playing bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in seven cult classic films every Tuesday and Friday in November.

Connor MacLeod is born in the Scottish Highlands in the 16th century. After reviving from a fatal wound, MacLeod is found by swordsman Ramírez (played by the late Sean Connery) who explains they and others were born immortal, invincible unless beheaded. Immortals wage a secret war,

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Michael Pierce: “The Nelson Hackett Project”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Michael Pierce, Associate Professor of History at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville

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Sometime in the middle of July 1841, Nelson Hackett fled both Arkansas and slavery, setting off an international dispute that would ensure that Canada remained a safe refuge for those escaping bondage in the United States.

There are conflicting accounts of Hackett’s departure.

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Basic Computing

If you have some computer experience—but want a little more computer confidence—this class explores managing files, copy and paste, and more.
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Arkansas Sounds Presents: Bob Boyd

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, November 5, CALS Arkansas Sounds presents a tribute to Arkansas music legend Bob Boyd. Our memorial tribute includes a two-hour interview with Bob about his life as a musician and as owner of Boyd Music Center, which served central Arkansas for almost 40 years.

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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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Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! Heathers (1989, R)

Join us ALL November long for Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! We’re playing bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in seven cult classic films every Tuesday and Friday in November.

Four teenage girls in a clique at an Ohio high school (three of whom are named Heather) have their lives disrupted by the arrival of a misanthrope intent on murdering the popular students and staging their deaths as suicides.

Grab a screenshot of your randomized bingo card here: https://mfbc.us/m/magfe4

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

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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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Full Metal Jacket (1987, R) FREE screening

The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.

CALS and the Ottenheimer Library at UA Little Rock are hosting a FREE series of virtual screenings centered around Tim O’Brien’s classic The Things They Carried,

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Cento Poetry Showcase Submission Deadline

In collaboration with Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters Today & the Library of America, the Cento Poetry Showcase on CALS social media amplifies the voices of black authors by utilizing quotes from original works & knitting them together to create entirely new poems. Explore CALS reading lists & collection to find new ways of writing and thinking. Titles and the authors of the original works will be credited in the showcase. Submissions begin October 9th & run through November 9th.

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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.

Register for Finding Family Facts

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

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Writing War: A Conversation with Tim O’Brien

Novelist Tim O’Brien and Professor Alex Vernon (Hendrix College), both veterans, talk about their war and post-war experiences and transforming those experiences into meaningful writing.

This event is free, but requires registration using the Zoom platform. You may download the Zoom app at zoom.us. Please register using the button below.

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A Conversation Worth Having: James Meredith

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

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

Every Monday night we will screen a virtual 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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Microsoft Excel Part 2: Formulas and Charts

In Part 2 of our four-part series, master more advanced formulas, eye-catching charts, copy-and-paste, AutoFill, and more.
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Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! The Blues Brothers (1980, R)

Join us ALL November long for Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! We’re playing bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in seven cult classic films every Tuesday and Friday in November.

The Blues Brothers is a tale of redemption for paroled convict Jake and his blood brother Elwood, who set out on “a mission from God” to save from foreclosure the Catholic orphanage in which they were raised. To do so, they must reunite their R&B band and organize a performance to earn $5,000 needed to pay the orphanage’s property tax bill.

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CALS Closed for Veterans Day

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Regular hours will resume at all branches on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Please call 918-3000 for more information.

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Citizenship/Immigration Virtual Workshop

USCIS Community Relations Officer Anne Hackett will provide information on US Citizenship. She will discuss the test and interview process as well as answer general questions. This program will be presented in both Spanish and English. Email jburrus@cals.org for the Zoom link. We hope to see you there!

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Intellectual Property Workshop

This workshop will help participants (entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses) better understand copyrights and trademarks and how to protect them. Speaker: IP Attorney Brandon Middleton from Wright Lindsey Jennings

This event is free and will take place on the Zoom platform. Registration is required, but you can even register during the event! To sign up for Zoom or download the Zoom app, visit zoom.us.

About the WLJ Tech Law

Established in 2018 with an office in the Little Rock Tech Park,

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Android Mobile Essentials

Learn how to make your smartphone or tablet actually do what you want it to! This session also includes plenty of question-and-answer time.
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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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Issues That Matter: What’s Next? A Recap and Look Forward of the 2020 Election

Sponsored by the Central Arkansas Library System, KUAR and the League of Women Voters, the Issues That Matter panel will analyze the results of the November 3 election and what they mean for Arkansas.

Thanks to our panel members:

Dr. Janine Parry – UA Fayetteville/Director of Arkansas Poll
Missy Irvin – Arkansas State Senator
Michael John Gray – Chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jiNpT80CQli6gFZFhawY-Q

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Arkansas Sounds Presents: The Legacy of the Legendary KOKY

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, November 12, CALS Arkansas Sounds presents a tribute to legendary Arkansas radio station 102.1 KOKY FM! We honor the legacy of Arkansas’s first radio station devoted to all-black programming with photos, videos, and a panel discussion featuring KOKY on-air personalities,

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Apple Mobile Essentials

Learn how to make your iPhone or iPad actually do what you want it to! This session also includes plenty of question-and-answer time.
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Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! Earth Girls Are Easy (1988, PG)

Join us ALL November long for Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! We’re playing bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in seven cult classic films every Tuesday and Friday in November.

Valerie (played by Geena Davis) is dealing with her philandering fiancé, Ted, when she finds that a trio of aliens (played by Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, and Damon Wayans) have crashed their spaceship into her swimming pool. Once the furry beings are shaved at her girlfriend’s salon,

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Hamburger Hill (1987, R) FREE screening

The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.

CALS and the Ottenheimer Library at UA Little Rock are hosting a FREE series of virtual screenings centered around Tim O’Brien’s classic The Things They Carried,

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Brian Mitchell: “West Rock: The Taking of an American Dream”

CALS Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art Presents

Speaker: Brian Mitchell, assistant professor of History at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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Founded in 1906, the community of West Rock provided affordable housing and accessibility to an array of domestic, service, and labor jobs for its African American residents. The area was located in what is now the Riverdale neighborhood, downhill from Pulaski Heights,

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A Conversation Worth Having: Emmett Till

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

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

Every Monday night we will screen a virtual 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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Microsoft Excel Part 3: Color-Coding, Logic, and More

In Part 3 of our four-part series, learn to add automatic styles and color-coding to your data, protect against errors, and more.
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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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Cooking Matters: Let’s TACObout Food Waste

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 events are being presented as Zoom webinars, so you will need either a stable internet or phone connection. Registration is required, but you can register anytime (even during the session)! It might be helpful to install Zoom on your computer or mobile device beforehand (which you can do by clicking here).

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Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978, PG)

Join us ALL November long for Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! We’re playing bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in seven cult classic films every Tuesday and Friday in November.

A group of scientists must band together to save the world from mutated tomatoes that KILL!

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

And join us for the virtual watch party LIVE on Tuesday, November 17 at 7PM CST here: https://app.kosmi.io/room/bxqjmq

The squares on the bingo card consist of cheesy movie cliches that take place during the film.

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Grab-N-Go Fall Simmering Bags

Fall Simmering Bags will be available as a Grab-N-Go while supplies last.  Simply add the items in a saucepan and fill with water and simmer on low on your stovetop for a wonderful holiday scent in your home.

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Catherine Calloway: “The Vietnam War: Its Legacy in Literature”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Cathey Calloway, professor of English at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro

Rescheduled from April 2020

Catherine Calloway provides an overview of the vast canon of Vietnam War literature—including Arkansas author contributions such as Phillip McMath’s Native Ground—its literary antecedents, the diverse types of stories told, the need for writers to engage in sense-making and to bear witness,

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Book Walk

If you are looking for an easy destination walk with the kiddos, look no more! You are invited to enjoy our outdoor book walk located next to our pavilion.

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Creative Writing: Finding Focus

Learn to write from a place of visual, mental focus. Practical tools and exercises to help you find interesting subjects, learn to write what you see in your mind’s eye, and develop good writing habits.

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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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Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Learn how Microsoft Teams can help improve communication and productivity in your small business. Set up your team, share files, and more!
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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 November 19: Orizomegami Orizomegami simply meaning dyeing folded paper. Create beautiful patterned paper, perfect for bookmarks, wrapping small gifts, other paper crafts, or as a decorative art piece. December 17: Julehjerter Originating from Denmark, julehjerter are small heart shaped paper baskets, the perfect size for a few pieces of candy. They make a sweet tree decoration or gift tag.
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Nikki Senn—Some Like It Hot: A Story of Cluster Springs

CALS Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art Presents

Speaker: Nikki Sennets, Advanced Architectural Historian for the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT)

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This presentation explores the growth of tourism around the Hot Springs area in the late 1800s and early 1900s, telling the story of Cluster Springs’ structures and trails and showing how this development fits with other nearby springs.

Nikki Senn is an Advanced Architectural Historian for the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) in the Environmental Division’s Cultural Resources Section.

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30 Simple Things You Can Do to Save Energy and Money

Whether it’s hot or cold out you can save on your utility bills with these simple energy saving tips. Learn about energy efficiency and conservation measures you can start today in almost every room of your house.

John Fetherston is the Energy Efficiency Arkansas Facilitator in the Division of Environmental Quality, Office of Energy. He previously worked in the Arkansas Department of Transformation and Shared Services after leaving federal service in the US Department of Defense.

Register here to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cmHeAQxDQ4CdhLCLVrl4AA

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Arkansas Sounds Presents: Rodney Block’s 40 Acres and a Block – a tribute to the music of Spike Lee

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, November 19, CALS Arkansas Sounds presents a special concert with Rodney Block! This fun and diverse full-length concert recording celebrates the music of Spike Lee’s many films.

FREE to watch! You can join us from anywhere in the world as this is a virtual event >

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Teen Time

11/6 & 11/20 – History’s Mysteries & Conspiracies: Ms. Linda explores events in history shrouded in mystery and home for conspiracies.

11/13- Mr. Dan’s Real World

Both programs are uploaded to the cals_teens IGTV (Instagram)

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Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! Reservoir Dogs (1992, R)

Join us ALL November long for Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! We’re playing bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in seven cult classic films every Tuesday and Friday in November.

Six criminals with pseudonyms, and each strangers to one another, are hired to carry out a robbery. The heist is ambushed by police and the gang are forced to shoot their way out. At their warehouse rendezvous, the survivors, realising that they were set up,

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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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The Deer Hunter (1978, R) FREE screening

The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.

CALS and the Ottenheimer Library at UA Little Rock are hosting a FREE series of virtual screenings centered around Tim O’Brien’s classic The Things They Carried,

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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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All of Us Research Program

Join an All of Us Virtual Event
Join us for a virtual, interactive presentation about the All of Us Research Program. We want to share the goal of All of Us, which is to speed up breakthroughs in health research. The virtual event features engaging activities to help you learn about the program.
The All of Us Research Program is a research program from the National Institutes of Health. Health research is more important than ever. The more information researchers have,

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A Conversation Worth Having: Ida B. Wells

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

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

Every Monday night we will screen a virtual 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 Preschool Storytime

Join Ms. Sarah for preschool storytime at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday 11/24/20 on Facebook @cals.oleyrooker

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Microsoft Excel Part 4: PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Lookup

In Part 4 of our four-part series, find out how to analyze data from all angles with PivotTables, use VLOOKUP to find information, and more.
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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 – The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  • November –
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Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! The Fifth Element (1997, PG-13)

Join us ALL November long for Virtual BingoFlix: Cult Classics! We’re playing bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in seven cult classic films every Tuesday and Friday in November.

In the 23rd century, New York City cabbie Korben Dallas finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo falls into his cab. As the embodiment of the fifth element, Leeloo needs to combine with the other four to keep the approaching Great Evil from destroying the world.

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Thanksgiving Bedtime Stories

Thanksgiving Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Trinity on Milam’s Facebook Page just in time for the holiday.

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Memoir Writing for Seniors: How to write your story

This four-week class meets once each week and takes attendees aged 55+ through the steps of writing their own life stories. Students are given tools and techniques to help them learn to write regularly and productively. The class may be retaken as many times as desired. No writing experience is required. Class will not meet on 11/11/20 in observance of Veterans Day.

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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Preschool Storytime

Storyitme with Ms. Terry.

Live Streaming on Facebook: @cals_nixon

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CALS Closed for Thanksgiving

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, on observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours will resume Saturday, November 28. Please call 918-3000 for more informmation.

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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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Toddler Storytime

Storytime w/Ms. Linda

Live streaming available on Nixon’s Facebook Page: @cals_nixon.

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Curbside Crafts

Do the kids need an easy indoor craft? We feature a new project at the beginning of each week containing complete kits free of charge. *At most, you may need to have your own glue or scissors at the ready. All you need to do is pick up your bag while supplies last. These are located on the table outside of our back door. Enjoy!

  • If you don’t have scissors or glue, please let a staff member know.
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Food For Good

Free prepackaged meals for persons 1-18 years of age.

Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., excluding holidays.

 

 

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Equilla Marie Walker—Vision from the Lens of My Soul

Equilla Marie Walker’s retrospective exhibition features soulful images reflected in black and white, color, and mixed media from her more than twenty years as a photographer.

Walker, who studied at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Clark Atlanta University, currently works as a Teaching Artist for the Crystal Bridges in the Classroom program in Little Rock. Her latest projects also include developing creative content and residencies for the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff.

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Food For Good

Free prepackaged after school meals for persons 1-18 years of age.

M-F 4:00-5:30 p.m., excluding holidays.

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