Our Community Through My Lens
NOW ON VIEW ~ Friday, October 14–Saturday, December 31, 2022, regular Gallery hours
Landing Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square, CALS Roberts Library
Photography—a medium full of potential. To speak when words simply fail. To empower, providing the chance to take control of a story. To connect us to a perspective outside of our own.
Join us for this unique exhibition, curated from artists currently unsheltered or living in transitional sheltering throughout Pulaski County.
CALS closed for New Year’s Day
All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day.
Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 3. Please call 918-3000 for further information.
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, happening 4 times
CALS Writing Circle: How to Write Memoir
You don’t have to be famous for other people to want to hear your story! Many of our most beloved memoirs feature ordinary people–just like you and me! Join us virtually from wherever you are for this 4-part class as we learn how to write memoir other people will want to read, how to know what to write about, and more! Contact dmoore@cals.
Register for How to Write Memoir
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until January 31, 2023
Our aim is to have fun, read a story or two, and sing silly songs.
We also get help from our Tail Waggin’ Tutors:
Scruffy or Paisley!
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2023
CALS Writing Circle: Writer’s Lunch
Having trouble finding the time to write? There’s a lot going on; it’s hard to manage a whole day of uninterrupted writing. Join us from anywhere on your lunch hour for some dedicated writing time. BYO work-in-progress or use the prompt provided. Come and go. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Now more days!
Jump in ball pits and tumble around the room for an extended playtime!
Microsoft Excel: The Basics
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 25, 2023
Hanging With The Homies
This program is for the homeschooled in our community.
We lean into S.T.E.A.M. stuff & have fun.
We meet at 1:00 pm on Wednesdays.
01/04/22 – instant snow
01/11/22 – Perler bead craft
01/18/22 – Salt & ice experiment
01/25/22 – Melting snowmen
Help decide what we’ll grow in McMath’s garden this spring! We’ll learn some gardening basics, design our ideal gardens and pick out seeds to order.
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 26, 2023
Grab & Go Thursday
Until there is a more active interest in afterschool events,
we are featuring a take home Grab & Go craft that
you or your grownup can swing by & pick up.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month.
Members read a single book for discussion at the meeting. Contact Ginann at email@example.com for more information.
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 26, 2023
LinkedIn Learning: Digital Literacy and Productivity Class
LinkedIn Learning offers over 13,000 online courses – and they’re all free with your library card! Get a glimpse of the classes available to you and learn something new as we go through the Digital Literacy and Productivity class together!
mömandpöp Holiday Snöwball concert
Please join us for the mömandpöp Holiday Snöwball concert live at Terry Library on Thursday, January 5 at 2:30pm. Lots of fun songs for kids and plenty of crowd engagement. This is a must see!!
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until January 27, 2023
Tiny Tales Storytime
Join us each week for books, songs, and rhymes. Tiny Tales storytime is best for toddlers or preschoolers and their caregivers.
Your Digital Library: eBooks and Audiobooks
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 27, 2023
Hang out after school and play video games.
Kids under 11 must have someone 16+ with them.
Movie: Bad Guys
The Gilded Ones Series: Author Talk with Namina Forna
CALS Writing Circle: Journaling for Grief and Healing at Rooker Branch
Grief journaling is a way of allowing ourselves the space for genuine healing to take place, whether we’re ready and willing to express ourselves to others or not, and is a recognized tool in the processing of grief. In fact, journaling is one method of helping people cope with any type of traumatic event.
Expressive writing has been found to improve physical and psychological health for people with a number of physical and mental health conditions. Join us and learn how to create and keep a grief and healing journal,
Effective Digital Marketing with Canva
Hybrid session—attend at the library or online! You don't have to be a designer to use Canva; a powerful, free, web-based tool to create promotional materials for your event or organization. Educator attendees are eligible for 2 hours PD credit.
Finding Family Facts (January 9)
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.
One World, One Heart DIY Bracelets
Kids, learn about collagraph prints and design your own masterpiece!
Custom paint a complimentary dinner plate which will be fired at the Painted Pig and returned to Terry Library. Participants will be contacted when plates are ready for pickup. Registration required– space is limited.
Getting to Know the CALS Catalog and App
Build A Simple Website with Google Sites
Learn With Us
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 22, 2023
Enjoy listening to stories and singing songs.
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until January 25, 2023
Music, stories, and playtime for toddlers and preschoolers!
Microsoft Excel: Build a Budget
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 25, 2023
Family Movie Night
Watch a family-friendly movie in the meeting room!
1/11 – Lilo & Stitch
1/25 – The Emperor’s New Groove
Vegetable of the Month: Microgreens
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until January 19, 2023
Join us as we learn some basic yoga with Brittany Green. Registration required– space is limited.
Build an e-Commerce Website with Weebly
Enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and making a craft.
Have fun playing, building, experimenting, and discovering using various materials. Ages 3-5.
Customer Communication with Mailchimp
2nd Friday Art Night (January 2023)
Featured Artists: Anncha Briggs (felted jewelry)
Learn more about Anncha Briggs.
Featured Author: Michael Hibblen, author of Rock Island Railroad
Featured Music: Gavin Le’nard (jazz, pop, and soul guitar and vocals)
AnarchoAnachro by Sternodox Keckhaver
Spam enthusiast, U.S. Air Force veteran, and photo-collage artist the Right Reverend Sternodox wages holy war on inter-dimensional reptiles,
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, happening 2 times
CALS Writing Circle: Writing all Year Workshop Group
Are you looking for a writing workshop group? Led by J. Jobe, Writing All Year is a place to share your work-in-progress with other writers. We meet twice a month to give and receive encouragement, insight, and feedback in a safe and respectful environment. Our objective: to improve the work with kindness and compassion. If this sounds like something you’ve been looking for, please join us. Free. All experience levels are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We gather every other Saturday for an hour of creative time
where we make unique & wonderful things.
All materials provided.
01/14/22 – Teen Snow Globe
Girlfriends’ Book and Brunch Club
Join us in discussing books and enjoying light snacks.
CALS closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 17. Please call 918-3000 for further information.
Getting Started with Libby
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until January 31, 2023
Preschool Storytime on Monday, January 23 and 30, and Tuesday, January 17, 24, and 31. Enjoy stories, songs, and more with Ms. Sara! Best for ages 3-5.
Decluttering to Start Your New Year: Author Talk with Dana K. White
You’re invited to start your new year calm and collected by learning to become better organized and clutter-free with Dana K. White, creator of popular podcast and blog, A Slob Comes Clean, as she imparts tips from her books Organizing for the Rest of Us and Decluttering at the Speed of Life.
While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, many of us simply can’t purge it all and start from nothing.
Lawyers In The Library
Central Arkansas Library System and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services have once again teamed up to bring you Lawyers in the Library! Come listen to legal presentations and an opportunity to ask a lawyer your civil legal question.
Tuesday, January 17, at the Nixon Library, lawyers from the Center for Arkansas Legal Services will be available to discuss such topics as Criminal Record Sealing, Divorce and Custody, Public Benefits like SNAP and SSI, Contract disputes and Debt Collection,
Baby ASL and stories.
Posted on the CALS Kids YouTube Channel.
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until January 25, 2023
Baby/Toddler Storytime on Wednesday, January 18 and 25 at 10:30am. Enjoy stories, songs, and activities with Ms. Sara! Best for ages 0-2.
Hands on learning with sand boxes and water tables.
Microsoft Excel Part 3: Color-Coding, Logic, and More
Visit your Taxpayer Advocate
A representative of the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service that seeks to protect your rights as a taxpayer and help you with tax problems you can’t resolve on your own, will be at the Dee Brown Library from 2PM to 4:30PM on Wednesday, January 18.
The event will include information about the Taxpayer Advocate Service, a program for First-time filers, as well as Pre-filing Season tax tips, including:
- Overview of the Taxpayer Advocate Service
- Who are first time filers
- What information you need to file
- Types of income,
Upcycle crayons into unique pieces of jewelry.
Microsoft Word Part 1: The Basics
Personal Archiving and Prepping to Digitize Your Personal Papers, Photos, and Other Stuff (January 19)
Learn how to organize your personal papers, photos, scrapbooks, and other items to digitize and store them for future generations. And find out more about CALS DIY Memory Lab and how to use it to preserve your family history.
An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 26, 2023
Let your imagination fly as you build with Terry’s Lego collection. What will you build? For K-6th graders.
Maggie Haberman and Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America
Beginner Google Sheets
1/20 A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984, R)
One… Two… He’s coming for you! It’s 80’s teen horror flick “A Nightmare on Elm Street“ at the Ron Robinson Theater on Friday, January 20th 2023!
Nancy Thompson must uncover the dark truth concealed by her parents after she and her friends become targets of the spirit of a serial killer with a bladed glove in their dreams, in which if they die, it kills them in real life.
Doors open at 6PM and the movie begins at 7PM.
Giant Origami Flower
CALS Writing Circle: Bullet Journaling for Writers at Nixon Branch
Bullet journaling is a hugely popular method of organizing, documenting, and reflecting on your day-to-day life. It’s a customizable combination of journal, diary, notebook, to-do list, and more! Bullet journals are used by all manner of people, but they can be especially useful for writers. Join us to learn how to set up your bullet journal to use for writing goals, plans, and tasks, submission tracking, self-care, and more. To register, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Arkansas Repair Café – Volunteer Orientation
Central Arkansas Repair Cafe is a neighborhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. Residents of Central Arkansas can bring their broken items to fix them on the spot with the help of voluntary repairers.
Central Arkansas Repair Café is looking for volunteers with different skills who can be present as repair experts during the Repair Café meetings. We will be meeting at the Dee Brown Branch once a month on Sunday afternoons.
Digital Library: Video and Music
NIFI Serie de Diálogos – Tierra de abundancia: ¿Cómo debemos asegurarnos de que las personas tengan los alimentos que necesitan?
Si bien tenemos uno de los sistemas alimentarios más productivos y eficientes del mundo, millones de personas en los EE. UU. aún se encuentran entre las grietas. Las personas que pueden tener suficiente para comer hoy se preocupan por la disponibilidad y la calidad de los alimentos para las generaciones futuras.
Esta reunión explorará la escasez de alimentos utilizando una guía de discusión del Foro de Asuntos Nacionales y la orientación de facilitadores capacitados. Durante la sesión de 2 horas,
Teens 4 InQlusion Vision Boards
Hang out with Teens 4 InQlusion’s delightfully queer craft circle. We’re making vision boards to set goals for 2023, affirm ourselves, and take inspiration from our queer heroes.
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2023
Join us as we learn some basic yoga with Brittany Green. Registration required– space is limited.
NIFI Dialogue Series – Land of Plenty: How Should We Ensure that People Have the Food They Need?
While we have one of the world’s most productive and efficient food systems, millions of people in the U.S. still fall between the cracks. People who may have enough to eat today worry about the availability and quality of food for future generations.
This meeting will explore food scarcity using a National Issues Forum discussion guide and guidance from trained facilitators. During the 2-hour session, you will explore questions like the following in a structured way with other members of the public:
- Is the best way to improve access to nutritious food through efforts like strengthening our school nutrition programs and food assistance for low-income families,
Learn With Us
Let’s Bake: Cinnamon Rolls
Hang out in a chill environment to work on homework or play video games.
Microsoft Excel Part 4: PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Lookup
Coming to America Book Club
Join us for this cozy, virtual book club centered on the stories and experience of immigration.
To register for this event, click here.
Questions? Contact Bekah Smith at 501.918.3000 or email@example.com
Check out this month’s book, The Last Chicken in America by Ellen Litman
In twelve “pristine, entrancing” (Booklist) linked stories, Ellen Litman introduces an unforgettable cast of Russian-Jewish immigrants trying to assimilate in a new world.
Ebay for Beginners
Learn how to buy and sell items on Ebay!
This is an in-person program. Please call to sign up. (501) 457-5038