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Darragh Distinguished Lecture

Kate Andersen Brower, the best-selling author of The Residence and First Women, provides a White House "insider's account" of staff perspective, and examines "one of the most underestimated – and challenging – jobs in the world." Brower will present the Darragh Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. More info » | Reserve your seat now »

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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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Dr. John Kirk 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 Dr. John Kirk, the George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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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 www.kabf.org or subscribe to our podcast iTunes | Google Play .