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 »

CALS Eclipse Parties and Glasses

CALS will be hosting three solar eclipse watch parties Monday, August 21: one each at Main Library, Children's Library, Milam Library, and Thompson Library. There will be a limited number of solar eclipse glasses available at each of those parties for those in attendance. The Central Arkansas Library System is currently OUT OF SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES for the general public. We hope to see you at one of our parties Monday.

Primary Sources Podcast

Primary Sources: Sarah Wilkerson Freeman

Arkansas State University History Professor Sarah Wilkerson Freeman sits with Matt DeCample to talk about The Art of Injustice, a show she is curating at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies through the end of the year. Injustice focuses on the WWII Japanese internment camps in Southeast Arkansas and the art that shared the experiences of those who lived there.

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Betsey Wright Distinguished Lecture

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies will host the second annual Betsey Wright Distinguished Lecture, “Hattie Caraway’s Long Shadow: Women in the U.S. Senate,” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. More info»

Sally Mengel

Primary Sources: Sally Mengel

Sally Mengel tells Matt DeCample the origin story of Loblolly Creamery and why she thinks it has grown so quickly. She also explains why vanilla ice cream has an unfair reputation as a "basic" flavor.

Children's Library

Children's Library Closed Thursday, August 31

The Children's Library will be closed Thursday, August 31, due to road closures and traffic resulting from the Arkansas Razorbacks football game at War Memorial Stadium. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please call 501-978-3870 for more information.

River Market Books & Gifts

August Cookbook Sale at River Market Books & Gifts

All cookbooks are 50% off for the month of August at River Market Books & Gifts, the Library's gently used bookstore and café. Located in the Cox Center on the Main Library's downtown campus, RMBG is open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. 9am-5pm Saturday, and 1pm-5pm Sunday. More info »

Level 4 at the Main Library

Level 4 Open House

On Thursday, August 24, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., tour the Teen Center, meet our staff, get a preview of our programs and services, and learn more about the unique spaces and guidelines available to teen patrons. More info »

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