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Spring Crafts

Terry Library has spring related crafts! Stop by and grab one: learn to make coffee filter butterflies or learn to bubble paint flowers. Kits will be available starting March 28, while supplies last.

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Microsoft Excel Part 2: Formulas and Charts

Master more advanced formulas, eye-catching charts, copy-and-paste, AutoFill, and more in Part 2 of our popular four-part series.
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Meditation at Main Online

Cory Jones of Compassion Works for All leads us in a guided meditation that’s like an oasis in the middle of your day! Join us from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Monday March 28 via Zoom. All are welcome- and we hope you will choose to join us! CALS Adult Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Meditation at Main Online
Time: Mar 28, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
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Conversation with V.L. Cox

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas PRESENTS 

Speaker: V.L. Cox

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Guy Lancaster, editor of the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas, will host a virtual chat with artist V.L. Cox. The conversation could include topics such as women and art, Cox’s artist ancestor Louise Pilkington, the remote possibility of procuring good barbecue in New York, home-grown tomatoes, and Arkansas’s image in the wider world. You are invited to join the virtual chat and reception from the comfort of your home,

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411 on New Voting Laws

During the 2021 legislative session, 25 new election laws were passed and are now in effect. Pulaski County Circuit and County Clerk Terri Hollingsworth will cover the 4 new laws that directly impact the voter so they can better prepare as we approach the 2022 election season.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_niT8yLh-SNiSmKtlpSOfYA

Hollingsworth Bio:
Terri Hollingsworth was elected on November 6, 2018, to a four-year term as the Circuit and County Clerk of Pulaski County.

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Terror Tuesdays! Little Shop of Horrors (1960, NR)

Join CALS Ron Robinson Theater for Terror Tuesdays and enjoy a different classic horror film each week! On Tuesday, March 29, the Terror Tuesdays series continues with the original 1960 release of Little Shop of Horrors. Directed by Roger Corman and written by Charles B. Griffith, this cult classic follows a clumsy young florist’s assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds on human blood.

Doors & bar open at 6:00 p.m.

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Trans Day of Visibility Photobooth

Come by the photobooth on Level 4 and celebrate Trans Day of Visibility!

Trans Day of Visibility celebrates the transgender community and their contributions to society.

Grab & Go bags with pronoun pins and trans history pages available.

Open to all teens, 12-18.

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Back to the Future Part III (1990, PG)

Stranded in 1955 after a freak accident, Marty McFly discovers he must travel back to 1885 to rescue Doc Brown before he becomes smitten with schoolteacher Clara Clayton. Now, it’s up to Marty to keep Doc out of trouble, get the DeLorean running, and put the past, present, and future on track so they can all get back to where — and when — they belong.

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, March 31. Doors & bar open at 6:00 p.m.

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Discord: inQlusion at CALS

Need an inclusive community?

New adults (19-25) of all genders and sexualities are invited to join the inQlusion at CALS discord server.

Virtual and in-person events to come!

Contact Bekah, rasmith@cals.org | 501.918.3015, if you have any questions.

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Acts of Kindness: Earth Month Grab-n-Go

Send a little kindness into Little Rock for Earth Month!

Come pick up your AOK kit on the 2nd floor of Main. 

This month’s kit will get you started on a trash-clean up day in your favorite park, on your block, or around your office.

Show Little Rock some kindness by helping us keep our city clean!

Available from April 1st, until supplies run out.

 

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Conversation Café

If you are ready to practice your English, join our virtual Conversation Café!

Use Zoom for a one-on-one meeting to practice:

  • Grammar
  • Sentence structure
  • Vocabulary
  • Conversation flow

Each meeting is thirty minutes long. Email Bekah at rasmith@cals.org to register.

You will need access to a Zoom account for this event. If you need help creating an account or if you need a computer with a camera and microphone,

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Grab N’ Go Activity Bags

Crafting or worksheet bags for preschool and school age kids.

Available during operational hours.

 Served at the front desk.

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Nintendo Power Hour

Play on hand held video games in the library and compete to win a $10 gift card on the mini arcade games.

Held in the YA section of the Nixon Library.

For tween and teens.

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Food For Good Grab N’ Go Supper

An after school meal for kids.

Monday – Friday

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For kids ages 18 years and younger.

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wellRED Comedy Tour at CALS Ron Robinson Theater

CALS Arkansas Sounds brings the wellRED Comedy Tour back (again!) to the CALS Ron Robinson Theater!

Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck), Corey Ryan Forrester (The Buttercream Dream), and Drew Morgan (The Ginger Ninjer) are stand-up comedy and writing partners. The trio has been touring nationally to sold out clubs and theatres for years pre-apocalypse and by god, they’re gonna do it again.

This year’s tour, wellRED: OUT THE HOUSE,

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Park Cleanup at Boyle Park

Show your love of Little Rock Parks and help clean up Boyle Park. We will meet at Pavilion 1 for check-in. We will provide trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and light refreshments.
Why participate? Because if every American picked up 152 pieces of litter at once, America would be litter-free.
Boyle Park is the third oldest Little Rock park, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This 250-acre park is home to eight Rustic style Civilian Conservation Corps structures built in the 1930s.
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Food for Good Grab N’ Go Lunch

A midday meal for kids.

Saturdays

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For ages 18 years and younger.

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wellRED Comedy Tour at CALS Ron Robinson Theater

CALS Arkansas Sounds brings the wellRED Comedy Tour back (again!) to the CALS Ron Robinson Theater!

Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck), Corey Ryan Forrester (The Buttercream Dream), and Drew Morgan (The Ginger Ninjer) are stand-up comedy and writing partners. The trio has been touring nationally to sold out clubs and theatres for years pre-apocalypse and by god, they’re gonna do it again.

This year’s tour, wellRED: OUT THE HOUSE,

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Sidewalk Chalk Art

This week’s grab-and-go activity kit is fun for all ages: sidewalk chalk art! Kits will be available starting April 4, while supplies last.

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Recycled Plastic Bottle Craft

Kids can come by the Maumelle Library for a grab n’ go watering can craft. Includes spout, bottle, and sparkly decorations. Available April 4-11, while supplies last.

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April Grab and Go Crafts

KIDS:

4/4 Grow green! Plant a salad

4/11 Water bottle flowers

4/18 Coffee filter Earth

4/25 Recycled bookmark

 

PRESCHOOL:

4/19  In-person Earth Day-related Storytime with GnG craft 10:30 a.m.

 

TEEN ART PROJECT:

4/9 Ombre drip flower pots

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Microsoft Excel Part 3: Color-Coding, Logic, and More

Learn to add automatic styles and color-coding to your data, protect against errors, and more in Part 3 of our four-part series.
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CALS Writing Circle: Memoir Writing Workshop

After you’ve written the first draft, what then? A good workshop group can help you figure out what about your draft needs improving, and the process of critiquing other writers helps you become a better writer yourself. Share your memoir-in-progress with other writers to give and receive encouragement, insight, and feedback in a safe and respectful environment. Contact dmoore@cals.org for file sharing information.

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CALS Writing Circle: Camp NaNoWriMo

This event has been cancelled.

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Job Assistance

Looking for a new job can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help!

Set an appointment in the Job Seeker Center for one-on-one assistance:

  • Setting up a professional e-mail
  • Creating a resume
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Searching for and completing job applications
  • Preparing for an interview

To set your appointment, please fill out this form. If you need help,

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CALS Writing Circle: Memoir Writing for Seniors

This ongoing 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. Everyone is welcome; no writing experience is required. Contact dmoore@cals.org for more information. This is a virtual class.

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Angela Chandler: “Geology of the Big and Little Rocks in Central Arkansas”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Angela Chandler

Chandler will discuss how these notable landmarks were originally described by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe and naturalist Thomas Nuttall, explaining the rocks’ economic use and the basic geology of the area

Angela Chandler, who received her BS from Arkansas Tech and her MS from the University of Arkansas, has worked with the Arkansas Geological Survey for twenty-four years and was recently promoted to Assistant State Geologist.

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Middle Grade Game Club

Middle schoolers collaborate and compete in board, card, and video games one evening a month. Space is limited and masks are recommended for unvaccinated patrons. Call 501-663-5457 to reserve a spot or sign up at our lobby registration table.

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FREE screening: First River: How Arkansas Saved a National Treasure

The Central Arkansas Library System and the Ozark Society will present a free showing of First River: How Arkansas Saved a National Treasure, a new documentary directed by Michelle West in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Buffalo River’s designation as the country’s first national river, at CALS Ron Robinson Theater on Thursday, April 7. Stewart Noland and Marvin Schwarz of the Ozark Society, which led the effort to prevent the Buffalo from being dammed,

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2nd Friday Art Night at Roberts Library (April 2022)

Featured Artist: Donna Dunnahoe
Donna will be demonstrating her basket making.
Learn more about Donna Dunnahoe

Featured Author: Janis F. Kearney
Janie will sign copies of her book Once Upon a Time there was a Girl…Troubles at Blue Bayou

Featured Music: Rodger King & Company

On display at CALS Roberts Library

Sulac: New Artwork for the New Year
The Landing

This batch of new works from Little Rock artist Sulac is fresh out of the oven,

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Teen Art Project

Ombre drip flower pots

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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 jjobe@cals.org for class materials.

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Low-waste Art

Low-waste art is transforming waste such as paper, cardboard, glass, and plastics into works of art. Terry Library will have a set up where you can create your low-waste artwork or you can take some material home.

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Microsoft Excel Part 4: PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Lookup

Find out how to analyze data from all angles with PivotTables, use VLOOKUP to find information, and more in Part 4 of our four-part series.
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Meditation at Main Online

Cory Jones of Compassion Works for All leads us in a guided meditation that’s like an oasis in the middle of your day! Join us from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Monday April 11 via Zoom. All are welcome- and we hope you will choose to join us! CALS Adult Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Meditation at Main Online
Time: Apr 11, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
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Finding Family Facts (April 11)

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center’s local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past.

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Braver Angels- Arkansas Table Talk

Please join us via Zoom on Monday, April 11 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM for our 2nd Arkansas Table Talk program. This month’s topic is individual freedom versus public health. Registration is via Eventbrite at the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/…/arkansas-table-talk-braver… We kindly ask that prior to our program, each participant read the following three articles which are from the left, center, and right points of view: Leans toward public health/safety:
https://thehill.com/…/573023-no-free-lunch-for-an… Neutral or center-oriented:
https://www.allsides.com/…/allstances-covid-19-vaccine…
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Grow It! “Grab n’ Go Craft”

Teens and tweens can pick up a grab n’ go bag for CALS Earth Month which includes 2 plant-able pots, dirt, and 2 types of seeds.  Bonus points if they keep it alive! Available at the Maumelle Library while supplies last.
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CALS Writing Circle: Craft of Memoir

Designed for writers who are ready to take the next steps in learning to write memoir. Advanced topics will include scene, structure, characterization, voice, and more. Contact dmoore@cals.org.

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Personal Finance Planning

Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, as Kris Bertelsen, senior economic education specialist at the Little Rock branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, provides tips on spending and saving wisely, banking and payment methods, and the importance of emergency funds.
The program is part of a series offered by the Central Arkansas Library System and the Arkansas Financial Education Commission to help attendees better understand the fundamentals of finance while providing the opportunity to have their questions on finance answered.

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Digital Marketing with Canva

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.
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Create an Infographic!

Communicate quickly and clearly with infographics. Learn the history of infographics, how to read one, and how to make your own!
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“The Genius of the Place”: Frederick Law Olmsted, Landscape Architecture and Arkansas

Join us at 6:30 on April 14 for a program celebrating the bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Kimball Erdman of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas will speak about Olmsted and the history of landscape architecture, Tom Hill of Hot Springs National Park will speak on Olmsted’s brief encounter with Arkansas and Chris East of StudioMain will address landscape architecture possibilities adjacent to the Main Library in Little Rock.

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Fletcher Library Neighborhood Cleanup

Help celebrate Earth Week by volunteering to keep our neighborhood clean! Join us as we cleanup the streets and greenspaces near the Fletcher Library and beyond. Sign up before April 11 to receive a free t-shirt at the event. Call us at 501-663-5457 to add your name to the list!

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CALS closed for Easter Sunday

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Sunday, April 17, in observance of the Easter holiday. 

Regular hours will resume Monday, April 18. Please call 918-3000 for further information. 

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Grass Hair in a Cup

This week’s grab-and-go activity kit is a fun gardening project for all ages. Learn how to grow grass hair in a cup! Kits will be available starting April 18, while supplies last.

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Community Living Room

Join us for our first Community Living Room!

All are invited to share their ideas for the future of our library — because you are the most important part of the CALS community.

           Meeting in the 1st floor Café of Main Library

           Monday, April 18 at 10AM

This is a chance to get to know your librarians and community.

If you have any questions,

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World Culture Bag for Teens – Scandinavia

Teens and tweens can pick up a themed grab n’ go bag that includes a craft and information packet to learn more about a country or culture. Available at the Maumelle Library while supplies last.

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Master Class in Poetry with Kai Coggin

Join us for a poetry master class with Kai Coggin, author of MINING FOR STARDUST (FlowerSong Press 2021), INCANDESCENT (Sibling Rivalry Press 2019), WINGSPAN (Golden Dragonfly Press 2016), and PERISCOPE HEART (Swimming with Elephants Publications 2014), as well as a spoken word album SILHOUETTE (2017). She is a queer woman of color who thinks Black Lives Matter, a teaching artist in poetry with the Arkansas Arts Council and Arkansas Learning Through the Arts, and the host of the longest running consecutive weekly open mic series in the country—Wednesday Night Poetry.

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Create a Virtual Field Trip

Educators--learn to create a virtual field trip in PowerPoint. This is a dynamic & interactive lesson for a sub or a virtual class!
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Personal Archiving and Prepping to Digitize Your Personal Papers, Photos, and Other Stuff (April 21)

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.

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YA Café – Teen Book and Culture Club

Teens get together one evening a month to recommend books, movies, shows, and music. Space is limited and masks are recommended for unvaccinated patrons. Call 501-663-5457 to reserve your spot or sign up at our lobby registration table.

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Six Bridges Presents Sonya Singh, Sari, Not Sari

Six Bridges Presents Sonya Singh, a virtual discussion of her debut novel, Sari, Not Sari, on Thursday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m.

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This fresh, swoony, laugh-out-loud debut rom-com follows the adventures of a woman trying to connect with her South Asian roots—and finding love in the process. It is perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory and Uzma Jalaluddin. Singh is a former entertainment reporter turned communications professional who has followed her dream of telling stories in front of the camera and now behind the scenes.

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Friday Family Fun Night Trivia

Join us live via Zoom on Friday, April 22 at 7:00 PM for Family Trivia. This month’s topic is Movie Musicals Trivia. Winning team receives a $25 gift card! CALS Adult Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Friday Family Fun Night Trivia
Time: Apr 22, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
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Breakfast & Libros

Celebrating your children; exercise their body and mind  with yoga, breakfast, & books!

  • Yoga Class (Mats will be provided)
  • Cooking Class
  • Breakfast & Libros
  • Solar panel demo
  • Workshops for parents: “Tips & Tricks for Academy Success”

Don’t wait to register, groups are limited to 20 kids. Call  501.320.5785 to secure a spot.

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Mindful Use of Social Media

Social media can connect people across the world, but it can also make our world seem more narrow. In this talk we’ll discuss strategies for using social media platforms in a more mindful way, giving ourselves breaks from constant posting, alerts, and notifications that affect our sense of well-being and self-worth. Mike Mueller, Sister Deborah Troillett and Cory Jones will lead the session.

This program will be held in the Harper Lee Room on the fifth floor of the Main Library at 100 Rock Street in Little Rock.

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DIY Bird Feeder

The grab-and-go activity kit for this week: a DIY bird feeder. Kits will be available starting April 25, while supplies last.

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Beginner Email: Outlook

Need a beginner's class on email? Check out an in-depth tour of Microsoft Outlook, manage your email, calendar, contacts, and tasks!
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Meditation at Main Online

Cory Jones of Compassion Works for All leads us in a guided meditation that’s like an oasis in the middle of your day! Join us from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Monday April 25 via Zoom. All are welcome- and we hope you will choose to join us! CALS Adult Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Meditation at Main Online
Time: Apr 25, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
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BYOBook Club

In the Bring Your Own Book Club, you read what you want. Bring a book you’d like to share that fits the monthly theme. Space is limited and masks are recommended for unvaccinated patrons. Call 501-663-5457 or email wjgross@cals.org to reserve a spot. You can also sign up at our lobby registration table.

APRIL THEME: International Authors

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Open Lab

Drop in for one-on-one technology help! Ask questions, get troubleshooting help, or start out right with new apps and devices.
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CALS Writing Circle: Karen Hayes Poetry and Prose Reading Series

Karen Hayes was an incredible poet who worked to share her love of poetry and its transformative power. For years, Karen ran a monthly reading series with open mic and featured readers. When Karen passed away suddenly, prose writer Jobe took the reins to ensure her legacy would continue, but the pandemic put the brakes on. Returning to you in virtual form, please welcome the return of the Karen Hayes Poetry and Prose Monthly Reading Series.

To kick things off right,

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Feed Your Brain: Fun Family Literacy

Papa Rap, Alvin Lopez, will be presenting a family literacy program using song, dance, and helpful reading strategies to encourage family literacy. This program will be presented via Zoom and will be
bilingual- Spanish & English. CALS Youth Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Feed Your Brain: Strategies for Making Reading Fun
Time: Apr 26, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
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CALS Women’s Suffrage Book Club – A Woman’s Hour

Book – A Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
Scholar – Stephanie Haught Wade, Historic Arkansas Museum

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WHAT? 

The CALS Women’s Suffrage Book Club is a book discussion series focusing on texts about the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States. Each discussion will include a brief presentation by a local scholar followed by a discussion of the book.

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Teens 4 InQlusion GSA General Meeting

Join us every first Saturday of the month for Teens 4 InQlusion, a community space centering on LGBTQIA+ teens, Teens of all sexualities and gender identities ages 12-19 are welcome.

 

This program takes place in the Main Library’s Level 4 teen center and is open to teens ages 12-19 only.

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Coming to America Book Club

Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month via Zoom for a book discussion on the experience of Coming to America. April book title will be THE ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline. CALS Youth Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Coming to America Book Club
Time: Apr 27, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 882 3607 2123
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Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginnners

Microsoft PowerPoint is great for presenting business info, a class, a lecture, or almost anything! Learn the basics of this powerful tool.
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Socrates Café

At Socrates Café, people explore questions from their lives through public, non-academic dialogue. There are no prerequisites, and no reading or other preparation is required. At the beginning of each meeting, participants suggest questions, from which the topic question for the evening is determined by popular vote. Recently suggested questions include: What is the best religion? How is education different from indoctrination? How does language influence thought? What are war memorials for? Why have Socrates Café?

The idea to explore philosophy using non-academic,

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Learn Flipgrid

Educators--learn how to use Flipgrid to help you host class discussions, build community, & give feedback to your students.
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Spring Fling Unsheltered Fair

Baptist Health will be hosting a Community Wellness Clinic at CALS Main Library offering free health services, including: blood pressure checks, blood sugar screenings, and booster shots.

Free men & women’s underwear will be available. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, hygiene products, and snacks will be on hand.

Friday, April 29, at the CALS Main Library. 10AM-12PM.

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Arkansas Sounds presents: The Cate Brothers

Arkansas Sounds presents The Cate Brothers Band! ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Arkansas music legends, The Cate Brothers Band, reunite for a special performance of the biggest hits and most beloved songs from their storied five-decade career, including their Top 25 hit “Union Man.” The Cate Brothers are the singer-songwriter duo of Earl and Ernie Cate, twin brothers from Fayetteville, Arkansas, who in the mid-1960s began performing soul music throughout the South. Both brothers are singers,

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Sunprints & Mexican Flowers Crafts

For the week of May 2, there’s two grab-and-go activity kits for all ages: learn how to make Sunprints or learn how to make Mexican flowers in time for Cinco de Mayo. Kits will be available starting May 2, while supplies last.

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May

Grab and Go Craft Kits

5/2-7 Blooming Puddle Flowers

5/9-14 Paper Straw Flowers

5/16-21 SunArt

5/23-28 Paper Dragonfly

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CALS Writing Circle: Memoir Writing Workshop

After you’ve written the first draft, what then? A good workshop group can help you figure out what about your draft needs improving, and the process of critiquing other writers helps you become a better writer yourself. Share your memoir-in-progress with other writers to give and receive encouragement, insight, and feedback in a safe and respectful environment. Contact dmoore@cals.org for file sharing information.

Register for Memoir Writing Workshop

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Preschool Storytime

Each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

In-person storytime with Ms. Sarah. We’ll dance and sing, and even read stories!

Plus an occasional visit from Scruffy or Paisley, our Tail Waggin Tutors!

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Open Lab

Drop in for one-on-one technology help! Ask questions, get troubleshooting help, or start out right with new apps and devices.
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Kids Bee Club

Meet up after school in the reading corner next to the observation hive. Together we will learn about our friends the honey bees and how we can help them.

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Art with Adrienne

Come for the pizza and stay for the art! Learn how to draw using Sharpies in the Stained Glass style, and get your original artwork added as a coloring sheet to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas!!!

This program takes place in the Main Library’s Level 4 teen center and is open to teens ages 12-19 only.

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CALS Writing Circle: Memoir Writing for Seniors

This ongoing 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. Everyone is welcome; no writing experience is required. Contact dmoore@cals.org for more information. This is a virtual class.

Register for Memoir Writing for Seniors

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Storytime By Appointment

For your own personalized storytime, call 918-3050 to reserve your time.

Limited to ten people including the librarian and caregivers.

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Buckley T. Foster: “John Wesley Woodward: Founder of the First School for the Deaf in Arkansas”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Buckley T. Foster

Foster will profile John Wesley Woodward, founder of the first school for the deaf in Arkansas.  Born in 1820 in Virginia, Woodward contracted a case of scarlet fever that took his hearing as a child. Schooled in France, he arrived in Arkansas in 1850. Before his death at age forty-five, Woodward did many things in addition to founding the first deaf/mute school in the state in Clarksville in 1851.

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Wellness Wednesdays

Center yourself with wellness activities in Level 4!

 

This event takes place in the Level 4 Teens department of the main library, and is open to teens ages 12-19 only.

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STAR WARS DAY

Help us celebrate Star Wars day with fun crafts, snacks, and more!

This event takes place in the Main Library’s level 4 teen center and is open to teens ages 12-19 only.

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Exploring the Stars

Join Darrell Heath, NASA Outreach Coordinator for the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium at UA Little Rock, for an all-ages class about space and observing the night sky with the unaided eye or a small backyard telescope. Each session includes a classroom education and an activity. Drop in and check it out, registration is not required.

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Mother’s Day Crafts

This is a Grab & Go craft kit, available while supplies last.

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Storytime

In person storytime is back! Join us every Friday in person or on Facebook live for a fun and interactive storytime program.
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Library Lounge

Come chill with us in Level 4.  Express your creativity and relax with friends. Refreshments provided.

This event takes place in the Main Library’s Level 4 Teen Center. It is open to teens ages 12-19 only.

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Art with Adrienne

Come for the snacks, stay for the art!

In this two-hour complete course, learn how to draw using Sharpies in the stained glass style, get your original artwork added as a coloring sheet to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, then color in your masterpiece with oil pastels.

The program will be held in Room 124, Roberts Library.

All supplies provided. Led by art instructor Adrienne Thompson (they/them).

 

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CALS closed for Mother’s Day

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed May 8, in observance of Mother’s Day holiday.

Regular hours will resume Monday, May 9. Please call 918-3000 for further information. 

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DIY Beaded Flip Flops & Friendship Bracelets

The grab-and-go activity kits for this week: DIY beaded flip flops & DIY friendship bracelets! Kits will be available starting May 9, while supplies last.

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Your Home – The Best Ally For Your Well Being

In this workshop we begin with a presentation followed by an art exercise for a creative exploration of your own concept and experience of home.

• We will take a look at the radical importance of HOMES and their effect in our own lives, in our families, as well as in the world around us.
• We will explore simple and powerful tools that you can incorporate into your lifestyle to improve the experience of your own space by creating more nurturing,

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Meditation at Main Online

Cory Jones of Compassion Works for All leads us in a guided meditation that’s like an oasis in the middle of your day! Join us from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Monday May 9 via Zoom. All are welcome- and we hope you will choose to join us! CALS Adult Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Meditation at Main Online
Time: May 9, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
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Finding Family Facts (May 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.

Register for Finding Family Facts

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Teen Café Olé

Teens can join Stefanie in the Maumelle Library Meeting Room for music, crafts and other after school activities. Lemonade provided. Snacks will be available through Food for Good starting at 4:00PM.

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Teens 4 InQlusion Movie Monday

In the movie Gaysians, five queer and trans Asian Americans explore their relationships with their family and culture. Join Teens 4 Inqlusion as we watch Vicky Du’s short film, and discuss the intersections of identity. Snacks provided

 

This program takes place in the Main Library’s Level 4 Teen center and is open to teens age 12-19 only.

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CALS Writing Circle: Food Writing

Food writing is a type of writing that focuses on food and evokes a place or memory. In this 2-part class, we’ll look at how to use food as a vehicle in our writing. Each week we’ll learn something about food writing, do an in-class exercise, read what we’ve written in response to the previous week’s assignment, and share some wonderful examples of food writing.

Register for Food Writing

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Pre-K Storytime

Preschoolers can join Miss Kathy in the Children’s Program Room for stories and songs.

Ages 3-5.

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Homeschool Storytime

Homeschooled kids can join the Maumelle Library’s Miss Kathy in the Children’s Program Room for stories and songs.

Ages 6-11.

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Microsoft Excel Part 1: The Basics

Learn how to enter information, format text and numbers, sort and filter, and more in Part 1 of our popular four-part series.
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Open Lab

Drop in for one-on-one technology help! Ask questions, get troubleshooting help, or start out right with new apps and devices.
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Elecciones: ¿Cómo debemos fomentar y salvaguardar la votación?

Muchos estadounidenses están preocupados por los sistemas electorales de nuestro país, a pesar de no estar de acuerdo sobre cuáles son los problemas específicos o cómo resolverlos. ¿Son los sistemas demasiado fáciles de manipular? ¿Tenemos reglas que hacen que la votación sea justa y accesible para todos? ¿Estamos haciendo lo suficiente para garantizar la validez y la credibilidad?

Hubo una participación récord de votantes en noviembre de 2020; casi 160 millones de estadounidenses emitieron su voto incluso en medio de la pandemia de coronavirus.

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How to Manage Debt and Pay for Education

Many people have student loan debt but they don’t fully understand it. This session will help you decide if you should borrow money and what to know about your student loan debt if you already have it. You’ll leave with tools to help you figure out what’s right for you.

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Presented by Taylor Leaphart, Financial Coach with the Change Machine.

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Double Feature: Heroin(e) and Recovery Boys

Join us for a virtual screening of two documentaries about the challenges of addiction and the hope of recovery. This event takes place on Tuesday May 10th at 6:30 PM. 

This Oscar-nominated short film follows three women -- a fire chief, a judge and a street missionary -- battling West Virginia's devastating opioid epidemic. But within this distressed landscape, Peabody Award winning filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon shows a different side of the fight against drugs; one of hope. 36 minutes.

In the heart of America's opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and reenter society sober after years of drug abuse. Recovery Boys is an intimate look at the strength, brotherhood, and courage that it takes to overcome addiction and lays bare the internal conflict of recovery and the external hurdles of an unforgiving society. 1 hour 29 minutes.

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Quilting & Sewing Group

Join Anne in the Maumelle Library Meeting Room for a relaxing afternoon of quilting and sewing. Open to the public. Bring your own supplies.

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Maumelle Library Book Club

Join Anne for a spirited discussion of Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones. Copies of the book are available at the Maumelle Library on a first come, first served basis.

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2022 Made in Arkansas Film Festival

The Made in Arkansas Film Festival returns to CALS Ron Robinson Theater May 13-15, 2022! In person for the first time since 2019, the festival has operated virtually for the past two years. This year’s festival lineup includes over 50 short films, features, and documentaries. In addition to submissions from this year, a few favorites from the 2020 and 2021 virtual festivals will also be screened, giving them a long-awaited spot on the big screen. Each day pass is $10 and grants you admission to that day’s entire lineup of screenings.

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2nd Friday Art Night at Roberts Library (May 2022)

OPENING EXHIBITION

The Shape of Home: Multimedia Works of Diane Harper 

Friday, May 13 through Saturday, July 30, 2022 

Loft Gallery, CALS Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square 

The Shape of Home exhibition explores the idea of weighted memories and the emotional imprint of cultural and personal history. Using mixed media works, Harper examines the theme of physical geometry associated with home.

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Rooftop Yoga at Main

Exercise your body and mind at the Library with yoga! Join instructor Lydia Bush on the Rooftop CALS Parking Lot. Mats will be provided. Registration is not required. Open to yogis of all levels. 

Please call 501.320.5785 for more information.

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DIY Crafts

For the week of May 16, there’ll be 3 grab-and-go activity kits. Learn how to make a watermelon fan, design your own maze, or learn how to make a pin cushion. Kits will be available starting May 16, while supplies last.

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Self-Guided Storytime

Each week a different book and toy selection for little ones to play with. Stop by the front desk to collect your storytime book, then return it for a treat! Each day from 9:00am to 5:30pm.

MAY 2-7: Hugs and Kisses
MAY 9-14: Butterfly: Colors and Counting
MAY 16-21: Orange Pear Apple Bear
MAY 23-27: Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones
MAY 30: Self-Guided Storytime: How Do You Fee

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Citizen Dialogue On Elections: How Should We Encourage and Safeguard Voting?

Many Americans are concerned about our country’s election systems, despite disagreeing on what the specific problems are, or how to solve them. Are the systems too easy to manipulate? Do we have rules that make voting fair and accessible to all? Are we doing enough to ensure accuracy and credibility?

There was record voter turnout in November 2020; almost 160 million Americans cast ballots even in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. However, this record number of Americans voted despite worries about how elections are carried out.

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Microsoft Excel Part 2: Formulas and Charts

Master more advanced formulas, eye-catching charts, copy-and-paste, AutoFill, and more in Part 2 of our popular four-part series.
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Open Lab

Drop in for one-on-one technology help! Ask questions, get troubleshooting help, or start out right with new apps and devices.
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Nature Storytime

Storytime will take place at the Pavilion.

Please call the Nixon Library to reserve your spot.

Wear clothes to get messy in.

 

A separate recording of storytime will be available on the CALs Kids YouTube channel.

 

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Personal Archiving and Prepping to Digitize Your Personal Papers, Photos, and Other Stuff (May 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.

Register for Personal Archiving

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I am an LGBTQIA+ Healthcare Provider

Dr. Kim Hill is an APRN at Pinnacle Health Partners, and is dedicated to serving the LGBTQIA+ community. Join us in Level 4 or tune in virtually to aske her anything about LGBTQIA+ health care. Open to all teens ages 12-19.

this event takes place in the Level 4 Teen area of the Main Library and is open to teens ages 12-19 only.

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Adult Craft Night

Enjoy an evening of creative crafting with Anne at the Maumelle Library! This month’s craft is printmaking. Sign-up sheet available at the front desk.

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Fun Friday with CLLC!

Join us every Friday for outside fun with chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, and more! Also, pick up a healthy meal while you play.

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Friday Family Fun Night Trivia

Join us live via Zoom on Friday, May 20 at 7:00 PM for Family Trivia. This month’s topic is Inventions & Inventors Trivia. Winning team receives a $25 gift card! CALS Adult Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Friday Family Fun Night Trivia
Time: May 20, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
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Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts presents: Doodle POP

Come see the imaginative world Doodle POP creates as mischievous duo Woogie and Boogie bring doodles to life in an exciting adventure you do not want to miss. Accompanied by live musicians and interactive animation projections, their live whiteboard drawings and hysterical antics will delight audiences age three and up.

FOUR SHOWS:
Saturday, May 21 @ 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 21 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Kindness Matters

Teen Art Project

This month, not only are we creating Lolli Flowers with positive messages, but we are doing so in person! Swing by to craft a better world, one project at a time.

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Suminagashi Workshop

Suminagashi, often translated to "floating ink", is an ancient Japanese paper marbling technique. Ink is carefully set upon the water in concentric rings. A slight flow of air or a tiny undulation in the water surface creates ripples or whorls in the ink pattern. Placing a piece of paper on the surface transfers the ink to the paper, revealing a unique and beautiful design.
This is an in-person event which will take place on the 5th floor of the Main Library. There will be enough supplies and time for participants to create multiple prints. Space is limited. Registration is required. Email cedwards@cals.org to register.
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STACKED Book Tour

Emily Guy Birken and Joe Saul-Sehy, authors of the new book STACKED: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management will have some fun talking about how you can stack MORE benjamins!

What can you expect? The unexpected, of course.

We’ll have some books with us so that STACKED is available on-site. Million Stories is on-board with us (Joe will interview a Stacker in every city for a new Instagram video series).

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DIY Fish CD

This week’s grab-and-go activity kit: create your own CD fish. Kits will be available starting May 23, while supplies last.

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Rock Week

Join us for a week of rocking activities.

Monday, May 23rd: Rock Cycle Recycle @1pm

Tuesday, May 24th: Make a Sedimentary Rock Sandwich @11am

Wednesday, May 25th: Rock ‘n Roll Storytime @10am

Thursday, May 26th: Fossil Finders @1pm

Friday, May 27th: Erupting Volcano! @1pm

Saturday, May 28th: Gemstone Painting @1pm

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Meditation at Main Online

Cory Jones of Compassion Works for All leads us in a guided meditation that’s like an oasis in the middle of your day! Join us from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Monday May 23 via Zoom. All are welcome- and we hope you will choose to join us! CALS Adult Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Meditation at Main Online
Time: May 23, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
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Rock Week – Rock Cycle Recycle

Come learn about the Rock Cycle and some describing words using recycled materials!

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Rock Week – Sedimentary Sandwich

Join our friends from Baptist Nutrition and make a rocking good, Sedimentary Sandwich! All ingredients will be provided along with options for food allergies.

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Microsoft Excel Part 3: Color-Coding, Logic, and More

Hybrid session—attend at the library or online! Learn to add automatic styles and color-coding to your data, protect against errors, and more in Part 3 of our four-part series.
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Open Lab

Drop in for one-on-one technology help! Ask questions, get troubleshooting help, or start out right with new apps and devices.
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Rock Week – Storytime

Join Ms. Kelly for a rockin’ good storytime!

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Coming to America Book Club

Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month via Zoom for a book discussion on the experience of Coming to America. May book title will be THE SISTERS WEISS by Naomi Ragen. CALS Youth Programs is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Coming to America Book Club
Time: May 25, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
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Will Eisner and the Benefits of Comic Books 

Discover the pioneering comics work of Will Eisner, and how comics help educate and inspire readers today. (PD credit for educator attendees.)
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Meet the Lender: Communities Unlimited

Bryn Wood Bagwell, Director of Lending at Communities Unlimited, will discuss how lenders make loan decisions, different financing options, the application process and documents required, and steps you can take to mitigate challenges to accessing capital. Who should attend? This event is a great opportunity for any business owner seeking financing. To register visit:
https://forms.gle/cPFtfSyRDqkGEDk48 Food will be provided to all attendees. *About Communities Unlimited* Communities Unlimited (CU)is a non-profit and CDFI that works to unwind generations of inequity and disinvestment in Alabama,
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Surf Secure

Hybrid session—attend at the library or online! Learn common-sense tools and strategies to stay safe online while still enjoying the great things the internet can offer.
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Rock Week – Fossil Finders

When I said dino, you say saur! Let’s pretend to be archeologists for a Fossil Finders activity during Rock Week!
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A Yard Full of Birds

Dan Scheiman, Bird Conservation Director for Audubon Delta, will join us this month. He and host Lynn Foster will be discussing the type of habitat you need to plant to attract birds to your yard. So often discussions like this focus on feeder food, but plants themselves are so much better for the environment! Find out about other Audubon projects as well, like the Bird-Friendly Yard program and the Fourche Creek cleanup.

The event will take place on the Zoom platform.

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CALS Writing Circle: Karen Hayes Poetry and Prose Reading Series

This event has been cancelled.

 

 

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CALS Speaker Series: Dr. Imani Perry, South to America (honoring Maurice Smith)

Thursday, May 26, 6:30 p.m., Ron Robinson Theater (in person)     “Breathtaking…. Extraordinary…. In the realm of Southern letters it has no real antecedent. It is that fresh, that vital, that intellectually supercharged, that incandescent.” — Garden & Gun.   We all think we know the South. Even those who have never lived there can rattle off a list of signifiers: the Civil War, Gone with the Wind, the Ku Klux Klan, plantations,

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Microsoft Word Part 1: The Basics

Hybrid session—attend at the library or online! Learn all the basics you need to feel comfortable in Word, including how to write, edit, and personalize documents to look their best.
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Rock Week – Erupting Volcano!

Can’t have Rock Week without talking “a lava” about magma! Join Ms. Kelly in making a volcano and watch the volcano erupt!

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Bicycle Workshop

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And the Beat Don’t Stop – Hip Hop Workshop

Dazz from the rock ‘n soul woman-fronted duo & band Dazz & Brie leads a workshop designed to help kids 7-13 use their creativity to write hip-hop lyrics that they can perform at MTCC on June 25. This event is in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Council and Mosaic Templars Cultural exhibit “And the Beat Don’t Stop: 50 Years of Hip-Hop.” Participation is free and open to the public. There are 20 spots available so register now for yours!

Register here.

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Sulac: New Artwork for the New Year

ON VIEW Friday, February 11, through Saturday, May 28
The Landing, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square, Roberts Library

This batch of new works from Little Rock artist Sulac is fresh out of the oven, baked in the warmth of his heart at 500 degrees over the last four weeks. Sweet yet savory, delicate yet sturdy, they are a treat for the whole family.

Sulac has had solo art exhibitions at the Thea Foundation,

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Arkansas League of Artists’ 2022 Exhibition

ON VIEW Saturday, March 11, 2021, to May 28, 2022
Underground Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square

The Arkansas League of Artists is a non-profit organization that formed to promote the visual fine arts in Arkansas. The League consists of visual artists and art enthusiasts from all over the state who gather to learn through the demonstration of techniques, the exploration of materials and media, and the sharing of collective experiences and knowledge.

The CALS Galleries &

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Food for Good Grab N’ Go Lunch

A midday meal for kids.

Saturdays

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Served at the Front Desk.

For ages 18 years and younger.

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CALS Writing Circle: Writing All Year Workshop Group

Are you looking for a writing workshop group? 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. All experience levels are welcome. Contact jjobe@cals.org for class materials.

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Rock Week – Paint a Gemstone

For our future jewelry makers and gemstone connoisseurs, join Ms. Brandy and paint the gemstone of your dreams.

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CALS closed for Memorial Day

All branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will observe normal business hours Tuesday, May 31. 

Please call 918-3000 for further information. 

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3D Maker Mondays

Every Monday we will design a craft to make on a 3d printer together. Then each week we will print said design and so we can see the completed craft the following Monday.
This program will be in person in the Main Library’s Youth Services Department,  AND on Facebook live.
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Grab N’ Go Activity Bags

A craft bag or worksheet.

For preschool and school age kids.

At the Front Desk.

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Microsoft Excel Part 4: PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Lookup

Hybrid session—attend at the library or online! Find out how to analyze data from all angles with PivotTables, use VLOOKUP to find information, and more in Part 4 of our four-part series.
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Open Lab

Drop in for one-on-one technology help! Ask questions, get troubleshooting help, or start out right with new apps and devices.
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Be Mighty Meal Service

Free meals for youth 18 and younger.

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Board Fun and Games

We have a love of board games so lets learn about new games together live on Facebook and in person in the Youth Services department of the Main Library.
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Nintendo Power Hour

Play on hand held video games in the library

and compete for Weekly High Score to win a $10 gift card!

This program takes place in the YA Section of the Nixon Library.

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Food for Good Grab N’ Go Supper

An afterschool meal for kids.

Monday – Friday

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Served at the Front Desk.

For ages 18 years and younger.

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Short Form: a virtual short story discussion group

Join our group for a monthly discussion of two short stories on zoom. All meetings take place on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM CST. Our August readings are Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience ™ by Rebecca Roanhorse and Cuisine des Memoires by N.K. Jemisin. In Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience ™ a tour guide leads virtual reality “experiences” for tourists who want to know what it's like to be Native American. Think Black Mirror meets Westworld. Cuisine des Memoires is a magic cooking story. A New Orleans restaurant offers meals from any point in history, as long as you know the exact date, time, and place. Register on zoom is required. Your confirmation email will contain links to the stories.
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CALS Women’s Suffrage Book Club – Women Making History

Book – Women Making History: The 19th Amendment essays compiled by the National Park Service
Scholar – Kelly Houston Jones, Arkansas Tech University

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These essays are available in book form as well as online.

Read the Essays

WHAT? 

The CALS Women’s Suffrage Book Club is a book discussion series focusing on texts about the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States.

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Summer Reading Club presents Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show – Ocean Magic

Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show is a unique blend of laugh-out-loud comedy coupled with sensational magic, all combined with an educational approach that is all about having fun with books. The show features Tommy as a big kid who shows up to watch his Uncle Fumpernutter perform a magic show. When no one can find Uncle Fumpernutter, Tommy takes over! Unfortunately, Tommy has never done magic before, so he enlists the kids’ help following the instructions in the huge Magician’s Handbook.

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Pete Daniel: “Curating the American Past”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Pete Daniel

Historian Pete Daniel will detail the challenges of serving as a public historian tasked with protecting a definitive American museum from attempts to erode scholarly standards. He will recount the exhilaration of innovative research, the joys of collaboration, and the rewards of mentoring new generations of historians.

A former curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and an award-winning historian of the American South,

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Create a Living Calendar

Hybrid session—attend at the library or online! Create a completely customizable calendar using Google Docs, then connect it with your family, colleagues, admin, parents, and students. Educator attendees are eligible for 2 hours PD credit.
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Learn It All with LinkedIn Learning

Hybrid session—attend at the library or online! Expand your skills in business, technology, and creative work with LinkedIn Learning, a great online tool that's free with your CALS card.
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Summer Kickoff: Setting Sail for Oceans of Possibilities

Join us for our Summer programming kickoff event! Our theme this Summer is “Oceans of Possibilities.” So get ready for a deep dive into all things ocean. In our kickoff event, we will ‘Set Sail’ for this Summer’s ocean programs with under-the-sea carnival games, crafts, and prizes. There will be:
~Octopus Ring Toss
~Lucky Duck Game
~Sea Shell Painting
~Button-making
~Themed Board Games
~DIY Origami Boats
~Bubble and Chalk Free Play
~Ocean Refreshment ~and Much more
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Socrates Café

Adult patrons can visit the meeting room at the Maumelle Library for a lively discussion of various philosophical questions and a hot cup of coffee.

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Issues That Matter: Protecting Arkansas’s Waterways: A Deep Dive Into Adventure

Arkansas is home to many lakes and rivers that are popular recreational resources and this program will discuss the issues that affect their safety and viability. This program will be available to a live audience at the John Gould Fletcher Library and simultaneously via Zoom.

Panelists:

Debbie Doss – Arkansas Canoe Club

Debbie has always had an interest in lakes and streams. She was conservation chair of the Arkansas Canoe Club for 17 years and worked with the Arkansas Environmental Coalition.

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Stream it with OBS Studio

Hybrid session—attend at the library or online! Learn to host a great livestream using OBS Studio, the free, open-source software that's perfect for game streams, demos, and Just Chatting!
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