Arkansas Gives to CALS April 7, 2016
bobby roberts

CALS to Celebrate Career of Retired Director Bobby Roberts Sunday

Bobby Roberts led the Central Arkansas Library System for 27 years as its Director, overseeing a quarter-century of growth and service to the communities of the Little Rock Metro Area. On May 1, CALS will celebrate Roberts' achievement while raising money for two new initiatives started by donations from Roberts himself. More info »

fiction & fact: a war dialogue

CALS Receives Major Grant from NEH for New Veteran Project

The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) has received one of seventeen national grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans, a two-year project to be offered beginning in Fall 2016. More info »

Sue Cowan Williams

CALS is Preserving Sue Cowan Williams' History

Very little is recorded about Sue Cowan Williams who made a difference to African American teachers in the Little Rock School District by requesting equal pay for all teachers. The Sue Cowan Williams Library will conduct interviews with community members who knew Mrs. Williams to preserve the history of her life. More info »


Listen to Radio CALS on KABF 88.3 Each Friday

Catch Radio CALS, a weekly two-hour radio show on KABF 88.3 FM, each Friday, noon-2 p.m. Radio CALS features music and stories about Arkansas from the collections of the Butler Center, the CALS Arkansas history department, as well as news of CALS programs and services. Listen live on or anytime at