Children's Library is open today. However, due to road closures around War Memorial Stadium, access is limited to traveling north on Madison to 12th Street. More info »
Jeff Nichols

Primary Sources: Jeff Nichols

Matt DeCample chats with Little Rock native Jeff Nichols, the writer and director of several critically-acclaimed films (Mud, Taking Shelter, Midnight Special, and Loving) about growing up in Little Rock, his entrance into the film industry, and the Arkansas Cinema Society.

Banned Books Week 2017

Read a Banned or Challenged Book

Even if you can't attend a Banned Books Week 2017 event at CALS this week, you still may celebrate your freedom to read by reading one of the many books that have been banned or challenged in this country or around the world. All you need is a CALS library card!

Ron Robinson Theater

Boos & Booze: I Know What You Did Last Summer

CALS Ron Robinson Theater kicks off the new fall film series, Boos and Booze, on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m., with a screening of the 20th anniversary edition of I Know What You Did Last Summer in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Main Library campus. To purchase tickets, visit

Fiction and Fact

Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans

Sponsored by the NEH, Fiction & Fact provides opportunities for veterans to reflect on the war and homecoming experiences through facilitated discussions based on different humanities sources: books, art, film, museum exhibits, oral histories, and blogs. Interested veterans and others with significant experiences related to war and the military are encouraged to apply. The program is free; books and other resources are covered by the NEH grant. More info ».

Self-published and Small Press Book Fair

Self-published & Small Press Book Fair

Meet and greet many self-published authors and small press representatives. Books will be available for purchase. Saturday, November 11, 1-4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.  Self-published authors and representatives from small presses can register to participate in this book fair which coincides with our Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries book sale. Click here for registration info ».