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If you are experiencing financial, housing, emotional, or another form of crisis – look for a CALS staff member wearing this orange badge! We’re here to help you find the answers you need, and lead programs you might find useful.

Check out the events and services below, and feel free to make suggestions for programs you would like to see in the future!


Always Here for You

The following services are recurring and available at various branches. Follow the links provided for full information.

MEAL SERVICES

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Be Mighty Meal Services

Free meals for youth 18 and younger. Click here for all dates, times, and locations. 

Food For Good

Free shelf stable meals available for children 1-18 years. Click here for all dates, times, and locations. 

Food For Good (After School)

A nutritious meal for kids after school. Click here for all dates, times, and locations.

Find Food Support (Google Tool)

If you’re not sure where to find free food in your area, this Google tool knows! Enter your location and click the dots on the Food Map for directions. Follow this link to access the Find Food Support map.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

For help applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, meeting with a SNAP Navigator at one of the following branches:

Children’s Library | Monday to Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. *by appointment*
Dee Brown Library | Tuesday & Wednesday from 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Fletcher Library |Mondays from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Main Library | Monday to Friday from 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. *by appointment*
McMath Library | Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Millie Brooks Library | Thursdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Williams Library | Monday to Thursday from 11:00-1:00 p.m. *by appointment*

JOB SEEKER SERVICES

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1-on-1 Job Assistance

In person help with your job search. From resumes to applications to preparing for interviews, we’re here to help. Click here for all dates, times, and locations.

 

 

 

PERSONAL CARE

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Period Packs

If you’re in a pinch, stop by the desk for a period pack. They are free and we keep them on hand for anyone who needs it!

Meditation and Yoga

It can be difficult to balance mental health with so many other things to worry about, and we offer free meditation and yoga classes online to help. Dates updated below.

 

 

 

 


 

Upcoming Events

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Typing / Internet Workshop

Typing Workshop

Learn the basics of keyboard typing and practice your skills with fun games and lessons from Typing Club.

During class you will:

  • Set up a free account with Typing Club.
  • Complete typing practice lessons to learn the basics.
  • Play interactive typing games to work on speed and accuracy.
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Cards & Community: Immerse AR

Come by the café on the 1st floor of Main Library for a day of games, and connect with the staff from local assistance organizations!

This month’s community resource drop-in is Immerse Arkansas  — an organization here to assist folks ages 18-24 who are facing homelessness and financial difficulty.

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Issues That Matter: Homelessness and Housing Uncertainty

The second installment of our panels on the status of housing in Arkansas. This forum will discuss some of the greatest barriers Arkansans face to securing stable, affordable housing and what resources exist to help those most in need of shelter in the Natural State.

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This event will be hosted virtually on the Zoom platform.

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Cards & Community: AR Connect

Come by the café on the 1st floor of Main Library for a day of games, and connect with the staff from local assistance organizations!

This month’s community resource drop-in is AR Connect, created to provide care to all Arkansans dealing with a variety of mental-health issues.

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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 November 8 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.
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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 November 22 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.
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Provisional Library Card

Provisional Library Cards are for patrons experiencing unstable housing. This card will allow you to access the full catalog of CALS books, e-books, movies, databases, and more. Patrons with temporary addresses (such as a shelter or community center) may check out up to 5 items at a time. Patrons with no address may check out 1 item at a time.

To apply, please speak with a Librarian — we’re happy to get you set up!