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Gregory Moore: Biota

On view Friday, June 11 to Saturday, September 25, 2021
Loft Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square

In this exhibition of paintings on found objects, a secret world of plants and animals comes alive on decaying scraps from the human realm.

The Loft Gallery is located in the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square in the CALS Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art.

Check the CALS Roberts Library website here: https://robertslibrary.org/visit/location-hours/ for gallery hours and visiting procedures.

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Arkansas Society of Printmakers: New Kids on the Print Block

On view Friday, May 14 to Friday, August 27
Underground Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square

The Arkansas Society of Printmakers (ASP) is a community of artists, art collectors, and supporters of the art of printmaking dedicated to the mission of generating greater excitement and appreciation for printmaking as a unique art form in Arkansas.

The Underground Gallery is located in the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square in the CALS Roberts Library of Arkansas History &

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William B. Jones, Jr. Interviews Elizabeth Findley Shores: Shared Secrets and Charles J. Finger

Speaker: Elizabeth Findley Shores

For nearly a century, British expatriate Charles Joseph Finger (1867–1941) was best known as an award-winning author of children’s literature. In Shared Secrets, Elizabeth Findley Shores relates Finger’s untold story, exploring the secrets that connected the author to an international community of twentieth-century queer literati.

As a young man, Finger reveled in the easy homosociality of his London polytechnical school, where he launched a student literary society in the mold of the city’s private men’s clubs.

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CALS Roberts Library Research Room Bonus Saturday

Join us this Saturday in the 2nd Floor Research Room (Roberts Library) for Bonus Saturday. We will be open from noon to 4pm and staff will be ready assist you with your genealogy questions and queries. Located at 401 President Clinton Ave., the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art is a branch of the Central Arkansas Library System and promotes Arkansas history and culture. Our 2nd floor Research Room offers non-circulating reference books and research databases to help patrons with their genealogy and family history research.
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Rachel Patton: “Arkansas’s Most Endangered Historic Places”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Rachel Patton

Rachel Patton, executive director of Preserve Arkansas, will talk about the organization’s list of Arkansas’s Most Endangered Places and give updates on its efforts to save endangered historic places throughout the state. Preserve Arkansas is the only statewide nonprofit advocate for the preservation of Arkansas’s historic places. The Most Endangered Places list, which was started twenty years ago,

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Finding Family Facts (July 12)

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

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

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Genealogy Workshop: Shannon Christmas and Genetic Genealogy

Session 1: Beginner Genetic Genealogy (10 am to 11:30am)
Session 2: Applying Genetic Genealogy Techniques (12:30 pm to 2pm)

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Registration is for both sessions.

Shannon Christmas is an experienced genealogist specializing in genetic, colonial American, and African American genealogy in Virginia and the Carolinas. He serves as a 23andMe Ancestry Ambassador, an Ancestry.com Ace, the administrator of The Captain Thomas Graves of Jamestown Autosomal DNA Project,

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Finding Family Facts (August 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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