Rachel Silva-Patton

Primary Sources: Rachel Silva-Patton

Preservation Arkansas Executive Director Rachel Silva-Patton talks with Matt DeCample about her career in Arkansas history, the economic potential that preservation holds for communities throughout the state, and shares the scandalous tale of the Villa Marre.

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Fletcher Library Renovation Continues

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 has been closed for renovation since Wednesday, April 12, through early August. An exact reopening date will be released at a later time. In the meantime, follow the progress with this photo gallery »

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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 »