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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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.

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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.
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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.

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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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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)

Register for this Genealogy Workshop

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.

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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.

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