CALS Speaker Series: Dr. Imani Perry, South to America (honoring Maurice Smith)

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

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Terror Tuesdays! Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959, NR)

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Terror Tuesdays! The Screaming Skull (1958, NR)

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9th Street & Beyond: Black Communities That Sustained Us Then & Now

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Terror Tuesdays! Carnival of Souls (1962, PG)

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Terror Tuesdays! The Last Man on Earth (1964, NR)

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Upcoming Live Events

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CALS Speaker Series: Dr. Imani Perry, South to America (honoring Maurice Smith)

Thursday, May 26, 6:30 p.m., Ron Robinson Theater (in person)     “Breathtaking…. Extraordinary…. In the realm of Southern letters it has no real antecedent. It is that fresh, that vital, that intellectually supercharged, that incandescent.” — Garden & Gun.   We all think we know the South. Even those who have never lived there can rattle off a list of signifiers: the Civil War,

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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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Terror Tuesdays! Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959, NR)

Join CALS Ron Robinson Theater every Tuesday this June for TERROR TUESDAYS!

TUE 6/7: Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959, NR): In the Florida Everglades, a pair of larger-than-human, intelligent leeches live in an underwater cave. They begin dragging locals down to their cave,

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Terror Tuesdays! The Screaming Skull (1958, NR)

Join CALS Ron Robinson Theater every Tuesday this June for TERROR TUESDAYS!

TUE 6/14: The Screaming Skull (1958, NR): A newly married couple arrives at the home of the husband’s late wife, where the gardens have been maintained by a gardener faithful to the dead woman’s memory.

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9th Street & Beyond: Black Communities That Sustained Us Then & Now

Join CALS Ron Robinson Theater, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, and Arkansas PBS for this FREE event celebrating Juneteenth and Arkansas Black communities!

The event begins with a screening of the Arkansas PBS documentary Dream Land: Little Rock’s West 9th Street (2017,

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Terror Tuesdays! Carnival of Souls (1962, PG)

Join CALS Ron Robinson Theater every Tuesday this June for TERROR TUESDAYS!

TUE 6/21: Carnival of Souls (1962, PG): Mary Henry survives a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. She tries to make a fresh start, but is haunted by visions of a fiendish man.

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Terror Tuesdays! The Last Man on Earth (1964, NR)

Join CALS Ron Robinson Theater every Tuesday this June for TERROR TUESDAYS!

TUE 6/28: The Last Man on Earth (1964, NR): When a global epidemic turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last survivor on earth (Vincent Price) becomes a reluctant zombie hunter in an adaptation of Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend.

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The Ron Robinson Theater is a 315-seat multi-purpose event venue. Part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Main Library campus, it is designed to provide programs for all ages including films, music performances, plays, readings, lectures, speakers, and children’s activities. The theater is equipped with a state-of-the-art DCI-compliant Barco digital cinema projection system and 32′ wide retractable screen; and, a versatile sound system capable of Dolby 7.1 surround audio for movies, with a CL3 digital mixing console with ample inputs for traditional music concerts.

MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY VACCINATED.

Little Rock voters approved a bond issue in 2012 that provided funding for the Arcade Building. Through a public-private partnership between CALS, Clinton-Commerce LLC (which includes Moses Tucker Real Estate), Monroe Cache, retail stores, offices, and a restaurant are housed in the Arcade Building, a three-story, 60,000 square foot structure.

As with other CALS meeting spaces, the theater may be used by the public for a fee, based on availability. Contact Mary Osteen for more information.

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