Featured Programs



Each branch of the Central Arkansas Library System has its own schedule for Summer Reading Club. But, many programs and performers will be appearing at several branches throughout June and July. To see a schedule for the Kinders or the Museum of Discovery or any of our other amazing featured programs, simply click the name of the program below. Appropriate ages for each program are listed. All dates and times are subject to change. Contact your favorite branch for further information.

arkansas game & fish commission

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission joins us once again for Summer Reading Club – this time with a program using their mobile aquarium featuring animals native to Arkansas.

Schedule

  • June 24: Milam Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 7-11
  • June 25: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • June 25: Thompson Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 8-11
  • June 27: Children's Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 6+
  • June 26: Williams Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • June 30: Maumelle Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 9-12
  • July 1: Sanders Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • July 1: Nixon Library, 4:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • July 2: Fletcher Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • July 7: Dee Brown Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • July 8: Terry Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 8+
  • July 9: Rooker Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 9-12
  • July 10: Brooks Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 3-7
  • July 17: McMath Library, 11:00 a.m., ages 6-12
scott davis

Arkansas magician Scott Davis has been performing magic professionally since the age of 14. Currently Scott performs over 300 live shows a year. Davis has been seen in Magic magazine, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and on television affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox. He's opened for comedian Jay Leno and served as a guest columnist for Magic magazine.

Schedule

  • June 16: Rooker Library, 6:00 p.m., all ages
  • June 16: Maumelle Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 23: Dee Brown Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 23: Terry Library, 6:30 p.m., all ages
  • June 25: Fletcher Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 26: Brooks Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 3-7
  • June 26: Williams Library, 2:30 p.m., all ages
  • July 1: McMath Library, 11:00 a.m., ages 6-12
  • July 11: Children's Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 6+
  • July 16: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • July 16: Thompson Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 8-11
  • July 22: Sanders Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • July 22: Nixon Library, 4:00 p.m., ages 9-12
brian & terri kinder

You know 'em, you love 'em. We just couldn't imagine having Summer Reading Club without a few performances from the Kinders! So, bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to sing and shout, shimmy and shake, snap and clap along to your favorite Kinder tunes.

Brian Kinder is a singer/songwriter who, along with his wife, Ms. Terri, performs rollicking goodtime concerts for kids.

Schedule

  • June 21: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., all ages
  • June 30: Rooker Library, 6:00 p.m., all ages
  • July 1: Milam Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 7-11
  • July 14: Dee Brown Library, 10:30 a.m., preschoolers
  • July 14: Brooks Library, 2:00 p.m., all ages
  • July 14: Terry Library, 6:30 p.m, all ages
  • July 15: Maumelle Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 6-8
  • July 18: Sanders Library, 10:00 a.m., preschoolers
  • August 4: Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center, 10:00 a.m., preschoolers
  • August 6: Fletcher Library, 10:00 a.m., preschoolers
museum of discovery

Nobody knows how to make things fizz or go boom like the folks at the Museum of Discovery. Join them for another round of awesome science at this year's Summer Reading Club.

Schedule

  • June 16: Dee Brown Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 18: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • June 18: Fletcher Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 19: Williams Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • June 20: Children's Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 6+
  • June 23: Maumelle Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 24: Nixon Library, 4:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 25: Rooker Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 26: McMath Library, 11:00 a.m., ages 6-12
  • July 2: Thompson Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 8-11
  • July 3: Brooks Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 3-7
  • July 8: Sanders Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • July 15: Milam Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 7-11
  • July 22: Terry Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 8+
tommy terrific

When his Uncle Fumpernutter is unable to perform his magic show, Tommy Terrific takes over! Unfortunately, Tommy's never done magic before, but with your help and Uncle Fumpernutter's Magician's Handbook, everyone will still have a great time!

Tommy Terrific regularly performs for audiences of all ages at CALS and around Arkansas.

Schedule

  • June 30: Brooks Library, 1:00 p.m., all ages
  • June 30: Terry Library, 6:30 p.m., all ages
  • July 2: Sanders Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • July 2: Maumelle Library, 2:30 p.m., preschoolers
  • July 3: Thompson Library, 6:30 p.m., all ages
  • July 5: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., all ages
  • July 7: McMath Library, 6:00 p.m., all ages
  • July 8: Dee Brown Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • July 11: Children's Library, 10:00 a.m., ages 1-5
  • July 28: Nixon Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • July 31: Fletcher Library, 10:00 a.m., ages 6-8
  • August 3: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., all ages