25 Days of Christmas

CALS's 25 Days of Christmas

In the spirit of giving, CALS will celebrate a literary "25 Days of Christmas" by encouraging the public to donate the cost of their favorite book to the library in honor of or in memory of a family member, friend, or loved one. In return, the donor will receive a special "giftmark" that may be given to the honoree or to the family. The holidays are a time for generosity, and your gift will benefit more than an individual. It will benefit thousands who enter our doors. It's a literary pebble in a pond. Make your gift now ».

Dr. Seuss's The Grinch


Wednesday, December 20, hear local celebrity Craig O'Neill read the classic Dr. Seuss story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Come in costume to have a chance to win the Whoville Costume Competition. All ages welcome to enjoy the reading, a sweet treat and craft. Please register online to receive a printed ticket for the event; tickets will be received at the door. Reserve your tickets now ».


As Seen on TV: The Digital Literacy Program at CALS

The Central Arkansas Library System's Digital Literacy program was featured recently on KARK's Education Matters segment. Watch this video to hear Nathan Smith, our Digital Literacy Specialist, discuss the program. Or, view the December slate of free technology classes at CALS ».

Eddie Pannell

Primary Sources: Eddie Pannell

Eddie Pannell, a Vietnam War veteran who joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1967, talks to the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Research Services Division Manager Brian Robertson. Mr. Pannell details his experience as an interpreter who assisted South Vietnamese civilians with medical treatment, infrastructure growth, and other humanitarian missions.

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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 »