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July FOCAL Book Sale Includes Night Shopping and Teacher Discount

It's hot outside, but the deals are hotter inside at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL) Used Book Sale on the Main Library campus, 100 Rock Street, July 7-9. Basement sale hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 8-9. A $5 wristband may be purchased for entrance to our night shopping event on Thursday, July 7 from 5-7 p.m. and 9 a.m. entrance on Friday and Saturday morning. More info »

children's library

CALS' Children's Library Wins National Architecture Award

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center is one of ten building projects nationwide to win an award from the American Institute of Steel Construction. More info »

bees in a beehive

Observation Beehive Installed at Children's Library

An observation beehive was installed inside of the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center on Friday, May 6. The hive will allow children and families to watch bees in a safe, non-threatening environment and learn about the role they play in the plant-based food supply system. More info »

dr. bobby roberts

Two New Funds Initiated by Dr. Roberts

With a generous initial contribution by Dr. Bobby Roberts, the Central Arkansas Library System has established two separate funds that will advance goals dear to him: The Roberts Children's Nutrition Fund and the Butler Center Arkansas Photography Exhibit Fund. More info »

fiction & fact: a war dialogue

CALS Receives Major Grant from NEH for New Veteran Project

The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) has received one of seventeen national grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans, a two-year project to be offered beginning in Fall 2016. More info »

Sue Cowan Williams

CALS is Preserving Sue Cowan Williams' History

Very little is recorded about Sue Cowan Williams who made a difference to African American teachers in the Little Rock School District by requesting equal pay for all teachers. The Sue Cowan Williams Library will conduct interviews with community members who knew Mrs. Williams to preserve the history of her life. More info »


Listen to Radio CALS on KABF 88.3 Each Friday

Catch Radio CALS, a weekly two-hour radio show on KABF 88.3 FM, each Friday, noon-2 p.m. Radio CALS features music and stories about Arkansas from the collections of the Butler Center, the CALS Arkansas history department, as well as news of CALS programs and services. Listen live on or subscribe to our podcast iTunes | Google Play .