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Thompson Library To Close for Remodeling and Expansion

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Roosevelt Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Circle, will close for remodeling and expansion on Thursday, November 10. A re-opening date will be announced at a later date. More info »

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Vivienne Schiffer Featured on CALS Primary Sources Podcast

CALS's newest podcast, Primary Sources, features extended conversations with politicians, artists, journalists, activists, business leaders -- each with a unique perspective on the history, society, culture, and politics of life in Arkansas. This week we hear from author and filmmaker Vivienne Schiffer as she discusses her work documenting the Japanese-American experience at WWII internment camps.

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CALS Catalog and Websites Offline November 6, 9am - Noon

The CALS online catalog and all CALS websites will be inaccessible Sunday, November 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., as we perform necessary system maintenance and upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please call 918-3000 for more information.

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Book Group for Veterans: Fiction and Fact Applications Now Available

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 »


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 .