VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Shark Month! Sand Sharks (2012, R)

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Chuck Norris Fridays! The Octagon (1980, R)

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A Conversation Worth Having: The Rosa Parks Story (2002, NR)

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Shark Month! Swamp Shark (2011, R)

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Chuck Norris Fridays! Forest Warrior (1996, PG)

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Shark Month! Ozark Sharks (2016, TV-14)

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VIRTUAL BingoFlix: Chuck Norris Fridays! Hellbound (1994, R)

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Movies, Concerts, & Speakers


Tom Llamas, Anchor, ABC News “World News Tonight”

Tom Llamas has spent his career chasing breaking news, hurricanes, and Donald Trump. Llamas set the record for most air time by a network correspondent during the 2016 election. Having worked in newsrooms since the age of 15, both in English and Spanish, he’s the very definition of an intrepid reporter.

He spent the early 2000s covering politics,


Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried

The award-winning author of nine works of fiction and a former reporter for The Washington Post, Tim O’Brien had what some would call a typical 1950s American childhood in rural Minnesota before he was sent to fight in Vietnam as a foot soldier in 1969. Published in 1990 to vast critical acclaim and written with the help of a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship, 


Jacqueline Woodson

Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is proud to announce bestselling author and National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson will present at the 17th annual Six Bridges Book Festival. The discussion is free and open to the public, but reservations are required at

Woodson will appear courtesy of the Festival’s first Book Club campaign.


Classics in Context: Watership Down

Hear author Barry Wolverton discuss the classic, and then watch the film. Free, but RSVP requested, 4 p.m. talk, 5 p.m. screening.

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David Treuer, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota.  The author of four previous novels, most recently Prudence, and two books of nonfiction, he has also written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Slate, and The Washington Post,


An Evening with Matteo Lane

UPDATE: New November Date Announced!

Matteo Lane is a New York–based comedian whose stand-up special can be seen on Netflix’s “The Comedy Lineup.” He has performed stand up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party,

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.

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

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.


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Closed until March 23; No public programs until May 11 View updates here

Library Square Parking Rates

Two off-street parking areas are available to CALS patrons. If you are visiting the Main Library ask staff to validate your parking ticket to receive an extended free parking period.

An open-air parking lot is situated on the east side of Rock St., directly opposite the Main Library. And, a multi-story parking garage is located immediately north of the Main Library on the corner of Rock St. and President Clinton Ave. In both cases, the parking rates are as follows:

0 – 30 minutes: FREE
31 – 1 hour: $2.00
1 hour 1 minute – 2 hours: $4.00
2 hours 1 minute – 3 hours: $6.00
3 hours 1 minute – 4 hours: $8.00
4 hours 1 minute – 5 hours: $10.00
5 hours 1 minute – 6 hours: $12.00
6 hours 1 minute – 7 hours: $14.00
8+ hours : $16.00

Overnight: $16.00