Archive


  • CALS Selected to Showcase Abraham Lincoln Exhibit
    The Central Arkansas Library System has been selected as one of 25 libraries from across the nation to feature the exhibit Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War. The Main Library will have the exhibit in-house December 2010 through January 2011...
  • Author Event with Jay Jennings
    Thursday, November 11 6:30 p.m. Terry Library 2015 Napa Valley Drive Fifty years after the Little Rock 9 integration, Jay Jennings, a seasoned sports reporter and Little Rock native, wanted to track how much things had changed (and how much they had...
  • Storyteller to Discuss Conservation During Two Main Library Programs
    Award-winning storyteller and writer Joseph Bruchac will discuss the "Language of Conservation" during two programs at the Main Library. Bruchac will present "Family Trees," a family story hour focusing on Nature and Native American traditions at 4 p...
  • Text Message Notification System for the Library Catalog
    Find out when your reserved books are available with a text message from the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS). SMS (Short Message Service) Alerts gives patrons the option to receive library alerts on their mobile device. The messages will let...
  • CALS Sets Food For Fines Program Dates
    The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will hold its annual Food for Fines week December 6-12. The Food for Fines program gives patrons an opportunity to help others in our communities while offsetting fines for overdue library materials. Food co...
  • Public Hearing to Discuss Expanding Services at Sanders Library in Sherwood
    The Central Arkansas Library System will host a public meeting on Tuesday, January 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive, in Sherwood, to discuss the possibility of a new library. The Amy Sanders Library opened to serve Sherwood residen...
  • Holiday Closings
    All branches of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will close at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 23 and will remain closed through Monday, December 27. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, December 28. All branches will also be closed Saturday, ...
  • Williams Library to Close for Building Upgrades
    The Central Arkansas Library System's Williams Branch, located at 1800 Chester Street, will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, for scheduled upgrades to the building, including replacing the heating and air conditioning system and carpeting, a...
  • Tax Assistance Available at CALS
    Volunteers from Volunteers In Tax Assistance (VITA) will be at the Dee Brown, McMath, and Nixon Libraries, as well as other locations in and around Little Rock, through April 15 to help qualified patrons file their tax returns. Consultation sessions...
  • Maumelle Library Celebrates 15th Anniversary
    Central Arkansas Library System's Maumelle Library will celebrate 15 years of service on Thursday, February 3, 2011. Coffee and cookies will be available for patrons all day. Patrons are encouraged to write valentines to the library on pre-cut hear...
  • CALS 5th Floor Writers' Names Revealed
    The names of the top two vote-getters in each of 17 categories will be displayed in the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Main Library's newly remodeled 5th floor. As space allows, up to 18 additional names may be added. The fifth floor will b...
  • Expanded Library Services to be Subject of Public Meeting
    The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will host a public meeting to discuss expanding library services on Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thompson Library, located at 38 Rahling Circle. CALS may ask voters to allow the library to refin...
  • 2011 Arkansas Literary Festival Offerings Include Argenta Venues and Writing Contests
    Participants at the 2011 Arkansas Literary Festival will be able to attend programs on both sides of the Arkansas River during this year's Festival, April 7-13. Laman Library has joined the Festival as a sponsor and will host programs in the Argenta...
  • CALS Closed for President's Day
    All branches of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed in observance of President's Day, Monday, February 21.  Regular hours will resume Tuesday, February 22.  Call 501-918-3000 for further information.
  • Arkansas Author McClafferty to Appear at Sanders
    Thursday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. Amy Sanders Library 31 Shelby Drive Sherwood, AR Carla Killough McClafferty writes nonfiction books for young readers, but her first career was as a radiologic technologist. Her work as an author began with her debut boo...
  • Tour Arkansas with CALS's Traveling Arkansas Programs
    Get ready to tour Arkansas with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS). April is Traveling Arkansas month at CALS, and the whole system is offering programs that highlight Arkansas's best qualities. About Traveling Arkansas Calendar of ...
  • Tea Party Activist John M. O'Hara to Present Heiskell Lecture
    John M. O'Hara, a key figure in the Tea Party movement, will discuss its origin, primary issues, and impact on American politics. The program will be the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS)'s 2011 J.N. Heiskell Distinguished Lecture, and is part ...
  • Main Library Hosts Super Family Fun Night with Poet Richard Lewis
    Poet Richard Lewis will lead conservation-themed poetry activities for the family at the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Main Library's Super Family Fun Night on Thursday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. Lewis is a poet, educator, and teaching artist...
  • Language of Conservation: Sandra Alcosser
    Thursday, April 28, 6:30 p.m. Darragh Center, Main Library 100 Rock St. In celebration of Earth Day and National Poetry Month. visiting poet Sandra Alcosser will read her poems as well as poems she has selected for the Language of Conservation. From...
  • Great Library Scavenger Hunt Scheduled for May
    Celebrate May 24, National Scavenger Hunt Day, by hunting resources with the Great Library Scavenger Hunt from May 2 - 21. The scavenger hunt will include tasks or items available at Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) branches. Pick up a play car...