Thompson Library Upcoming Events


First Person Plural: An Oral History of Arkansas Women

The First Person Plural exhibit is touring the Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock for the remainder of 2019, visiting branches as part of the library’s recognition of the centennial of women’s suffrage in our state. The exhibit focuses on the life stories of 20th century women and how these portraits collectively show the range of ordinary women’s activities in a time of great change.


Teen Half & Half

For teens and tweens!

1st half: hangout, create, game, and caffeinate

2nd half: life skills and community service projects





Spooky Movies & Pizza

Join us on Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm, October 3 through 24, to watch a movie and grab a bite. Here is the movie lineup  for our spooky but family friendly movies:
Halloweentown (TV-G), Toy Story of Terror (TV-G), Scared Shrekless (TV-PG), and Hocus Pocus (PG).

Free family event.



Little Kids Dance Party

Join us every Friday morning at 10:00 am for music, dancing, silliness, and fun!

Ages 0- 5





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Library Manager

Delphine Durst

Hours of Operation

  • Mon 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tue 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wed 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 9:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Fri 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sat 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sun CLOSED

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Public Transit

Route 25 Pinnacle Mountain Express Live Map
Inbound Stop #13418 AR Hwy 10 & Taylor Loop Rd.
Outbound Stop #13415 AR Hwy 10 & Taylor Loop Rd.
Saturday Service
Sunday Service

** Please note: The nearest Rock Region Metro bus stops, located at the intersection of AR Hwy 10 & Taylor Loop Rd., is approximately 2.9 miles from Thompson Library.

About the Library

The Roosevelt Thompson Library offers patrons more than 62,000 books, magazines and audiovisual items. The 13,500-square-feet facility also includes public meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art audiovisual system, activity areas for children, study rooms, nine public computers (including 3 laptops and a Chromebook), and wireless Internet access.

Point of Interest

Roosevelt Thompson

Roosevelt Thompson was a Little Rock native and the valedictorian the 1980 Central High School class. He had achieved the highest score ever by an Arkansan on the National Merit Scholarship exam and was preparing to attend Oxford University as the recipient of a Rhodes scholarship. His life ended in a car accident while traveling to Yale University.

Today at Yale one of the most distinguished awards given to students is the Roosevelt L. Thompson Prize; it has been given to members of the senior class for commitment to and capacity for public service every year since Thompson’s death. The auditorium of Little Rock Central High School was named after Thompson, and a scholarship in Thompson’s name is awarded to Central students every year.

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