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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 »

Rodney Block

Rodney Block Featured on CALS Primary Sources 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 Rodney Block. Arkansas native and acclaimed jazz instrumentalist.

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Construction Updates for Thompson, Fletcher, and Maumelle Libraries

Fletcher Library will be closed beginning Wednesday, April 12, to complete construction and renovation. Thompson Library will reopen to the public Wednesday, March 8. For more on these and other construction updates, click here »


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 »