Williams Library Upcoming Events


Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities.

Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world.


Crafting Circle

Do you love crafting but don’t have time to work on your projects? Please join us on the first Thursday of each month for a Crafting Circle at the Sue Cowan Williams Library. You may bring whatever project you’re currently creating and enjoy the company of other crafty folks.


And the Beat Goes On: Hip Hop Reading & Discussion Group

Each month members will read and discuss a book that relates to the hip hop culture.

January: Meet & Greet/ Vote on books for 2020.

February: TBA

March: TBA
April: TBA

May: TBA

June: TBA
July: TBA

August: TBA

September: TBA

October: TBA



Community Discussion Group

Open conversation is essential to the well being of any community. To help the community come together and share in a safe and respectful environment, we are offering a monthly program that will allow community members to discuss current community issues. governance improvements.

Depending on the topic, community experts and/or professionals will be invited to facilitate.

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Library Manager

Latina Sheard

Hours of Curbside Service

  • Mon-Sat 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Hours of In-Building Service

  • Mon CLOSED
  • Tue 9:00AM – 10:00AM**
  • Tue 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Wed CLOSED
  • Thu 9:00AM – 10:00AM**
  • Thu 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Fri CLOSED
  • Sat 9:00AM – 10:00AM**
  • Sat 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Sun CLOSED
  • **at-risk and 65+ patrons only

For more information, please review our Phased Reopening Plan.

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Public Transit

Route 16 U.A.L.R. Live Map
Inbound Stop #13333 Wright Ave. & Chester St.
Outbound Stop #12744 Wright Ave. & Chester St.
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Sunday Service
Route 11 M.L. King Live Map
Inbound Stop #12746 MLK Dr. & Wright Ave.
Outbound Stop #10606 MLK Dr. & Wright Ave.
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Sunday Service
Route 14 Rosedale Live Map
Inbound Stop #13256 Charles Bussey Ave. & Chester St.
Outbound Stop #12594 Charles Bussey Ave. & Chester St.
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Sunday Service

About the Library

Sue Cowan Williams Library was constructed in 1997 in downtown Little Rock. In addition to a wide selection of books and audio/visual items, the 8,500-square-feet facility offers public computers, wireless Internet access, and a public meeting room. Williams offers a wide range of programs for children and teens.

Point of Interest

Sue Cowan Williams

Sue Cowan Williams represented African-American teachers in the Little Rock School District as the plaintiff in the case challenging the rate of salaries allotted to teachers in the district based solely on skin color. The tenth library in the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is named after her. It was the most expensive building constructed to date in the library system and appropriately serves the community near the historic Dunbar High School building.