News & Announcements

CALS One Read

Read, converse, debate, and share your thoughts with fellow book lovers from around central Arkansas during this CALS community reading event. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, won multiple awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Andrew M. Butler of the award’s judging committee, noted that “while many post-apocalypse novels focus on the survival […]


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CALS Presents “Libraries Rock!” 2018 Summer Reading Club

Registration is open for Central Arkansas Library System’s Summer Reading Club.  Bibliophiles of all ages can participate in the music-themed reading program designed to celebrate the ways that “libraries rock.”  Registration is free and available online at cals.beanstack.org. Summer Reading Club features weekly programs for a variety of ages across all CALS locations. The online system allows users […]


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Building Renamed to Honor Former Library Director

CALS has renamed the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI) the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art in honor of the former CALS executive director who served in the position for more than twenty years before retiring in 2016. CALS Board of Trustees approved the motion in December.


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CALS Tech Card Student Portal

For the 2017-18 school year CALS is partnering with several local schools to provide students with improved access to research and reading materials through the Tech Card Program. Students in participating schools will be issued a Tech Card which can be used to access the library’s electronic resources from school or home. For more information, […]


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Natural Slate Podcast: Czech That Film

Listen now to the latest episode of the CALS podcast, The Natural Slate, as Matt DeCample has a conversation with Czech This Film Festival Organizer Lenka Horokova and visiting film director David Mrnka about film culture in the Czech Republic and the excitement of bringing Czech films on a North American tour that includes Little Rock.


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