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 on the aquatic turtles native to Arkansas.

Schedule

  • June 10: Maumelle Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • June 11: McMath Library, 3:00 p.m., ages 6-12
  • June 12: Thompson Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 8-11
  • June 17: Nixon Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 18: Sanders Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • June 19: Terry Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 8+
  • June 20: Williams Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • June 25: Milam Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 7-11
  • June 26: Rooker Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 9-12
  • July 1: Dee Brown Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9+
  • July 2: Children's Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • July 3: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • July 10: Fletcher Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9-12
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 10: Nixon Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 12: Rooker Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 13: Williams Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • June 17: Maumelle Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • June 17: Dee Brown Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9+
  • June 17: Terry Library, 6:30 p.m., all ages
  • June 18: McMath Library, 11:00 a.m., ages 6-12
  • June 18: Milam Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 7-11
  • June 19: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • June 19: Fletcher Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 22: Children's Library, 10:30 a.m., all ages
  • July 10: Thompson Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 8-11
  • July 19: Sanders Library, 10:30 a.m., preschoolers
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 15: Nixon Library, 10:00 a.m., all ages
  • June 15: Rooker Library, 2:30 p.m., all ages
  • June 21: Sanders Library, 10:30 a.m., preschoolers
  • July 8: Dee Brown Library, 10:30 a.m., preschoolers
  • July 8: Terry Library, 6:30 p.m, all ages
  • July 9: Thompson Library, 10:00 a.m., preschoolers
  • July 9: Milam Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 7-11
  • July 10: Maumelle Library, 2:00 p.m., preschoolers
  • July 13: Fletcher Library, 10:00 a.m., all ages
  • July 13: McMath Library, 2:00 a.m., all ages
  • July 20: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., all ages
  • July 27: Children's Library, 10:30 a.m., all ages
museum of discovery

The theme of Summer Reading Club is "Dig into Reading." The Museum of Discovery will help us dig up the past and explore the characteristics of different dinosaurs. Get hands on with fossils that come from ancient animals.

Schedule

  • June 10: Dee Brown Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9+
  • June 11: Children's Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • June 11: Milam Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 7-11
  • June 12: Fletcher Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 13: McMath Library, 11:00 a.m., ages 6-12
  • June 19: Rooker Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 24: Nixon Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 9-12
  • June 25: Sanders Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • June 26: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • June 27: Williams Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • July 8: Maumelle Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12
  • July 10: Terry Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 8+
  • July 17: Thompson Library, 2:30 p.m., ages 8-11
REAL Entertaining

REAL Entertaining is Rebecca, Emily, Abigail, and Lydia. They are four sisters who love music and are REAL entertaining. What started out as practicing by themselves has developed into a great new sound of instruments blended in a band.

Schedule

  • June 10: Nixon Library, 10:00 a.m., ages 6-8
  • June 10: Terry Library, 6:30 p.m., all ages
  • June 12: Williams Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • June 13: Fletcher Library, 10:00 a.m., ages 6-8
  • June 15: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., all ages
  • June 19: Sanders Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • June 24: Rooker Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • June 25: Maumelle Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • June 26: Sanders Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • July 2: Dee Brown Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • July 2: Milam Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 7-11
  • July 9: Children's Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • July 10: Thompson Library, 10:00 a.m., ages 5-8
  • July 18: McMath Library, 11:00 a.m., ages 6-12
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 15: Children's Library, 10:30 p.m., all ages
  • June 22: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., all ages
  • June 29: McMath Library, 2:00 p.m., all ages
  • July 1: Rooker Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • July 1: Terry Library, 6:30 p.m., all ages
  • July 5: Sanders Library, 10:30 a.m., preschoolers
  • July 23: Maumelle Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • July 25: Thompson Library, 6:30 p.m., all ages
  • July 29: Nixon Library, 10:00 a.m., ages 6-8
  • July 30: Dee Brown Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 6-8
  • July 30: Milam Library, 2:00 p.m., ages 7-11
  • July 31: Williams Library, 10:30 p.m., ages 6-8
  • August 1: Fletcher Library, 10:00 a.m., ages 6-8
  • August 3: Main Library, 10:30 a.m., all ages