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Clara Mitchell: Clara’s Sketchbook

On view Friday, July 9 to Saturday, September 25, 2021
Landing Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square

This exhibition highlights artwork by a new artist in Little Rock’s gallery scene. These pen-and-ink drawings, both serene and macabre, resonate with an emotional honesty rendered with a strong technique.

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

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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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From the Vault: Photography from the CALS Permanent Collection

ON VIEW Friday, September 10 to Saturday, November 27, 2021
Underground Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) houses more than just books. The library’s art program also actively collects and exhibits works by artists working and living in Arkansas. This eclectic exhibition features historical and contemporary photography that shows the diversity of art being created in Arkansas.

The CALS permanent collection holds more than 1,000 works of art and incorporates a wide range of media,

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CALS Roberts Library Research Room Bonus Saturday (September 25)

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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Sean Fitzgibbons – “What Follows Is True: Crescent Hotel”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Sean Fitzgibbons

What Follows Is True: Crescent Hotel is an upcoming work of documentary-style graphic nonfiction exploring the true stories surrounding the Crescent Hotel’s strange and tragic two years as the Baker Hospital, a Depression-era cancer hospital. This 240-page fully painted graphic narrative blends oral histories, newspaper articles, and quack medicine promotor Norman Baker’s own vanity biography to examine the complicated history and mythologies surrounding yesteryear’s monsters.

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CANCELED: Finding Family Facts (October 11)

FINDING FAMILY FACTS is canceled for October. All CALS buildings will be closed Monday, October 11 for a STAFF TRAINING DAY.

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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Finding Family Facts (November 8)

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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