All CALS locations will be closed on Sunday, June 16, in honor of Father's Day.

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The Wolves of K Street: Discussion with author Brody Mullins

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Save the Dates! 2024 Six Bridges Book Festival, September 23 - 29.

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Main Library services available at 'Mini Main' inside Roberts Library

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2023 Annual Report

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News & Events

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CALS – Off The Shelf – June 2024

Off the Shelf features new releases in both physical and digital media, exhibitions, and highlights larger system-wide programs. We hope this publication serves our patrons by providing current news about our collection– the foundation of all great libraries. A full schedule of events can still be found at HERE.

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Summer @ CALS

Online registration is open! Join us this summer at your favorite library for reading, learning, and lots of fun activities. Register online to log and track your reading to earn digital badges and the chance to win our weekly prize drawings!

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Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom Film Screenings

Film Screenings in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System, Juneteenth In Da Rock, and Arkansas PBS.

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2nd Friday Art Night (2FAN)

June’s 2FAN has amazing wood-fired pottery created by artists Hannah May and Logan Hunter, “Unique & Imperfect” works in clay by Virgeen Healey and Ray Schott, and fun, snarky collages and greeting cards by Denise Felton. Ceramics instructor at Windgate Art School / Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts artist Kelly Edwards and Sock Monster creator Chris Massingill will also be there.

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Southwest Little Rock Bicycle Rodeo

Join us for the first Southwest Little Rock Bicycle Rodeo presented by Dee Brown Library, Recycle Bikes for Kids, and Little Rock’s Parks and Recreation. Free recycled bicycles for the first 100 kids, 16 years and under.

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An Evening with Ann Patchett & Robin Preiss Glasser: A Six Bridges Book Festival Special Fundraising Event

Join us on Sunday, September 29, for An Evening with Ann Patchett & Robin Preiss Glasser at the Ron Robinson Theater. This ticketed event will raise funds so the festival can continue providing free public programs in Central Arkansas.

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Top 10 Things to Do in June

June means summer, which means Summer @ CALS is back! From crafts and concerts to magic and baseball, there’s something fun all June (and July) long—and the best part is that it’s free! Load up the car and head to your local library to take in all the activities; events kick off early in the month,

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Point of Interest

VIDEO: Tim Alberta, Author of The Kingdom, The Power, and The Glory

CALS is proud to share our conversation with Tim Alberta from his May 9th appearance at the Ron Robinson Theater. A staff writer for The Atlantic, Tim follows up his New York Times bestseller American Carnage with this rigorously reported, and deeply personal examination of the divisions that threaten to destroy the American evangelical movement with The Kingdom, The Power, and The Glory.

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CALS receives $500,000 from the Mellon Foundation

The Central Arkansas Library System Foundation is honored to have received a grant of $500,000 from the Mellon Foundation’s Public Knowledge program.

The grant – one of the largest in CALS’s history – will build capacity for the library’s Memory Lab, which was established at CALS’s Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art in May 2022 to give patrons the resources to digitize their family memories, including photographs, personal VHS/Beta video cassettes, and audio cassettes.

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