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Dee Brown Hours of Operation to Change Temporarily

Due to an unforeseen maintenance issue, CALS Dee Brown Library’s hours of operation will be Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., beginning Monday, August 6. Patron HOLDS will remain on the shelf 10 days instead of the normal 7 days to allow patrons additional time to pick up their items.

We apologize for this inconvenience. 


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Books, Bourbon & Boogie, featuring Arlo Guthrie

Update: Metrotix sales end for Arlo Guthrie at 5:00 pm CST on Monday 11/5. After this time, if trying to purchase tickets, please call the Oxford American directly at 501-374-0000, ext. 201, or check at the Ron Robinson Theater doors for possible availability beginning at 6:00 pm on the night of the event,


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Power Outages at McMath and Fletcher

Both McMath Library and Fletcher Library will be closed Saturday, July 21, due to power outages caused by Friday night’s storms.  Entergy predicts power will not be restored until noon Sunday, July 22.  CALS anticipates both branches will reopen for regular operating hours Monday, July 23.  Patrons should check this website for updates.


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CALS Brings Digital Wizardry to Adult Learners with Free Technology Classes

Nathan Smith has a Lord of the Rings keepsake on his desk with a picture of Gandalf. That’s fitting, because as CALS Digital Literacy Specialist, Nathan works his own brand of wizardry to teach a variety of software programs to CALS patrons, all offered free of charge.

The first thing you notice about Nathan’s classes is that he is an excellent teacher.


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Millie Brooks Library Celebrates Five Years of Serving Wrightsville

In June, the Millie Brooks Library celebrated its five-year anniversary as a branch of the Central Arkansas Library System. The library opened on June 1, 2013.

Concert brings joy with classic cover tunes by Recovery

Town residents and guests gathered in the city hall to commemorate the fifth anniversary with a concert by the band Recovery,


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Librarian of Congress Visits the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

On June 30, the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies hosted a visit from Dr. Carla Hayden, our nation’s current Librarian of Congress.

Dr. Hayden holds a groundbreaking place in library history, as she is the first woman and first African-American to hold the Librarian’s office. She is also the first professional librarian to hold the post in over sixty years.


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