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July FOCAL Book Sale Includes Night Shopping and Teacher Discount

It's hot outside, but the deals are hotter inside at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL) Used Book Sale on the Main Library campus, 100 Rock Street, July 7-9. Basement sale hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 8-9. A $5 wristband may be purchased for entrance to our night shopping event on Thursday, July 7 from 5-7 p.m. and 9 a.m. entrance on Friday and Saturday morning. More info »

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Dee Brown Library Temporarily Closed for Expansion

Dee Brown Library is closed for remodeling and expansion through late September. An exact reopening date will be released at a later time. The 2200 square foot expansion will allow the Dee Brown Library to add a teaching kitchen, a maker lab with space and equipment for hands-on learning, and an expanded outdoor deck area. More info »

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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 »

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CALS is Preserving Sue Cowan Williams' History

Very little is recorded about Sue Cowan Williams who made a difference to African American teachers in the Little Rock School District by requesting equal pay for all teachers. The Sue Cowan Williams Library will conduct interviews with community members who knew Mrs. Williams to preserve the history of her life. 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 or subscribe to our podcast iTunes | Google Play .