2017 Arkansas Literary Festival

Interviews with 2017 Arkansas Literary Festival Authors, Part I

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. In Part I, this week we hear from Alex Beam, author of The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship; Cora Daniels, author of Impolite Conversations; Odie Lindsey, author of We Come to Our Senses; Therese Oneill, author of Unmentionable: A Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage and Manners; and Owen Laukkanen, author of The Forgotten Girls. Each author will be featured at this year's Arkansas Literary Festival.

2017 Arkansas Literary Festival

Interviews with 2017 Arkansas Literary Festival Authors, Part II

In Part II, this week we hear from Hussein Hussein, author of Euphrates Dance; Kanishk Tharoor, author of Swimmer Among the Stars; Dominic Walliman, author of the Professor Astro Cat series; Ed Bethune, author of A Pearl for Kizzy; and Celia Anderson, author of 100 Things to Do in Little Rock Before You Die. Each author will be featured at this year's Arkansas Literary Festival.

john gould fletcher library

Fletcher Library to Temporarily Close Beginning April 12

Please Note: Patrons may continue to return books to Fletcher Library during construction, using the exterior book drop. However, construction may delay the processing of returned items; any applicable fines will be adjusted accordingly.

Fletcher Library will close for remodeling and expansion from Wednesday, April 12, through early August. An exact reopening date will be released at a later time. More info »

fiction & fact: a war dialogue

A North Little Rock Veteran's Story of Humanities Programs and CALS

With early presidential drafts of the federal budget including severe cuts to arts and humanities programs, the Central Arkansas Library System wants to highlight a poignant reminder of how those programs help people in ways we never anticipated. The following account came unsolicited from a veteran who attended a grant-funded CALS program last year. More info »

Overdrive

Help for 1st Generation Kindle Owners Using Overdrive App

First-generation Kindle Fire users are no longer able to access their library's collections using the OverDrive legacy app (alternately known as the OverDrive Media Console, or OMC, v. 2.6.6). However, users may still borrow Kindle Book titles from their library's OverDrive collection (using either another device (non-Kindle Fire) or a computer) and redeem them on their Amazon accounts. More info »