To find out about programs and events for Roberts Library, Galleries at Library Square, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and Encyclopedia of Arkansas, please visit CALS.org.

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Finding Family Facts

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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Oral History at Home: Beginners Oral History Workshop

The CALS Butler Center offers a monthly beginner’s oral history workshop taught by Benji de la Piedra, oral historian and author. Participants will learn how to

  • think about questions, stories, memories, and dialogue like oral historians do;
  • prepare for and conduct oral history interviews with the technology they have available to them (including phone and video chat);
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Catherine Calloway: “The Vietnam War: Its Legacy in Literature”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Cathey Calloway, professor of English at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro

Rescheduled from April 2020

Catherine Calloway provides an overview of the vast canon of Vietnam War literature—including Arkansas author contributions such as Phillip McMath’s Native Ground—its literary antecedents,

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Brian Mitchell: “West Rock: The Taking of an American Dream”

CALS Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art Presents

Speaker: Brian Mitchell, assistant professor of History at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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Founded in 1906, the community of West Rock provided affordable housing and accessibility to an array of domestic,

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Nikki Senn—Some Like It Hot: A Story of Cluster Springs

CALS Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art Presents

Speaker: Nikki Sennets, Advanced Architectural Historian for the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT)

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This presentation explores the growth of tourism around the Hot Springs area in the late 1800s and early 1900s,

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