All branches of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Friday, October 20, for staff development sessions. Regular hours will resume Saturday, October 21. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Latitude – An Evening of Stories and Songs

The inaugural event of the new series - Latitude - An Evening of Stories and Songs, features Little Rock native Leslie Darwin O'Brien. Leslie is an American singer and actress best known for her lyric soprano vocals and interpretation. She recently toured Cuba as part of the Havana Jazz Festival. Tickets are $100 each. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and Central Arkansas Library System. More info & tickets ».

Medical Cannabis FAQ's

Sanders Library Closed December 4-7

CALS Amy Sanders Library will close Monday, December 4, through Thursday, December 7, in preparation for the move to the new 14,500-square-foot facility located at 10200 Johnson Drive. Patrons must collect hold items by 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2. Any hold items that are not claimed will be available when the library reopens on Friday, December 8. For assistance, patrons may call 501-835-7756 or click here for more info ».

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Primary Sources: Traci Berry

Traci Berry, organizer of the annual Raid the Rock Adventure Race, talks with the Butler Center's David Stricklin about the challenges and rewards of competing in and organizing expedition races.

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CALS Construction Projects in Maumelle and Sherwood Advance

The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Maumelle Library, 10 Lake Pointe Dr., Maumelle, and Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Dr., Sherwood, will close temporarily to continue renovation and construction projects in November and December, respectively. The anticipated completion time for both projects is early 2018. More info »