News & Events
“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.
Here’s wishing you a happy and healthy new year filled with your favorite authors.
Visit the Central Arkansas Library System’s Black History Expo at Pankey Community Center from 11AM to 2PM on Saturday, February 17, 2024, to learn about families with strong ties to Central Arkansas’s Black history, explore the CALS resources available to preserve your own family’s history, and sign up for a library card. Black History Month giveaways will be happening all day, so please stop by and celebrate our community’s Black History with CALS team!
You’re invited to join us as we talk to New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott about his recent novel Hell of a Book.
Join us for a morning of performances, hands on activities, learning, and unity as we come together to celebrate the rich tapestry of African American history and culture. This event is designed for all ages to enjoy together.
McKay Coppins is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he is a leading voice in the magazine’s coverage of politics, religion, and national affairs.
His New York Times bestseller, Romney: A Reckoning, illuminates the life of one of America’s most fascinating political figures. Drawing from personal journals, emails, and exclusive interviews with Romney, his family, and his inner circle, Coppins unveils the enigmatic politician’s private thoughts as he wrestles with the choices he has made over his career.
TUTORS NEEDED! Count UP is a free after-school math tutoring program for K – 12 students in Central Arkansas. Through this program, created by the Central Arkansas Library System and supported by the ESSER Grant from the Arkansas Out of School Network, experienced tutors are matched with students to provide personalized support and guidance. The Count UP Math Tutoring Program needs tutors. High school and older are welcome to apply. If you are interested, please fill out the Volunteer Application.
Big Movie Watch with Kanopy!
For ten years, readers have been coming together for our ebook club, Big Library Read. Now, Kanopy users at libraries in the United States and Canada can share their love for film with Big Movie Watch! Kanopy’s new film club is now available to CALS through our existing program.
Work at Williams
The demolition at Williams is off to an amazing start! The building has been almost completely stripped down to the bare bones in preparation to be rebuilt soon. The flooring has been removed, as well as the bathroom fixtures, and even some sections of the ceiling. The photos speak for themselves. Check out the work that has been done so far. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the new and improved Williams Library.