All CALS locations will be closed Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

2022 Holiday Closings Schedule

This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future

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CALS Named Finalist for 2022 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service

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2021 Annual Report

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May 2022 Program Guide

Browse the new CALS Program Guide to find out about all the fun, engaging, and educational programs for all ages happening at your favorite CALS branch during the month of May. This month’s cover features an image from the Clifton Hull photograph collection that was recently digitized by the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.

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This Will not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) in partnership with the Political Animals Club will be hosting author of the newly released book, This Will not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future, Jonathan Martin at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue, on June 6 at 6 p.m.

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Six Bridges Presents: Sloane Crosley, Cult Classic

Six Bridges Presents: Sloane Crosley speaking about her new book, Cult Classic in a virtual program on Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. Crosley is the author of the novel The Clasp and three books of essays: Look Alive Out There and the New York Times bestsellers I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number.

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Summer Reading Club 2022 – Oceans of Possibilities

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Summer Reading Club 2022 –
Music Schedule

Join us for our Summer Reading Club music series featuring mömandpöp, Stephin Booth, and Brian & Terri Kinder. Click LEARN MORE button for complete performance schedule. Summer Reading Club 2022
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Summer Reading Club 2022 – Museum Schedule

Join us for our Summer Reading Club museum series brought to you by the Museum of Discovery. Click LEARN MORE button for complete schedule of branch demonstrations. Summer Reading Club 2022
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Summer Reading Club 2022 – Magic/Puppet Schedule

Join us for our Summer Reading Club magic & puppet series featuring Tommy Terrific, Scott Davis, and Lela Bloom. Click LEARN MORE button for complete performance schedule. Summer Reading Club 2022
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A few things to look for in our new catalog

  • Simplified Design –The benefit of starting fresh with completely new software is that the interface is intentionally clean and simple so that you can easily find what you need.
  • All Formats Grouped Together – Like our current catalog software and websites like Amazon,
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Mobile Hotspots Available for Checkout

Don’t have reliable internet at home? CALS can help. CALS has acquired a collection of hotspots that patrons can check out and use at home. Help with homework, work from home, or just use it to stream that show everyone seems to be talking about. A mobile hotspot can deliver a strong, fast, and secure online connection just about wherever you go.

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CALS Named National Medal Finalist

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced that CALS is among 30 finalists for the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. CALS is the only institution in Arkansas to be selected as a finalist for this award.  The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate significant impact in their communities. 

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