Due to continued possible hazardous road conditions, all branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be open reduced hours Wednesday, January 17, from 12pm - 6pm.
Mark Thiedeman

Natural Slate Podcast: Mark Thiedeman

Filmmaker Mark Thiedeman talks with Matt DeCample about his ideal composition of a film set, the filmmaking scene in New York vs. Arkansas, and his plans following the release of his latest short, Alex in the Morning. Check out this and other episodes from CALS Podcasts ».

2018 Arkansas Literary Festival

2018 Lit Fest Tickets Available Now

A concert with the Queen of Rockabilly, a celebration of Maya Angelou, an evening with a world-renowned author, a tribute to a rock legend, an afternoon of artisanal baking – reserve your ticket to attend one or all of these now!.

WWI soldiers

New Date Announced for CALS WWI Memorial Tree Dedication

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Max Milam Library has rescheduled the WWI memorial tree planting ceremony that was postponed due to inclement weather. The event will be held Saturday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m., on the grounds of the Milam Library, 609 Aplin Avenue, Perryville, to honor World War I veterans who served in the Great War. More information ».

CALS Tech Card Student Portal

CALS Tech Card Student Portal

For the 2017-18 school year CALS is partnering with the Little Rock School District to provide students with improved access to research and reading materials through the Tech Card Program. By the end of the year each student will be issued a Tech Card which can be used to access the library's electronic resources from school or home. For more information, please contact our Youth Services Department at outreach@cals.org.

Visit the CALS Tech Card Student Portal now »

The renamed Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art

Building Renamed to Honor Former Library Director

CALS has renamed the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI) the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art in honor of the former CALS executive director who served in the position for more than twenty years before retiring in 2016. CALS Board of Trustees approved the motion in December. More info »