Dee Brown Library is nestled in the heart of southwest Little Rock and offers patrons a wide variety of adult and children's books as well as CDs, DVDs, and videocassettes. The 13,500-square-feet library, which opened in 2002, provides access to public study rooms, a meeting room, and an outside deck and boardwalk that lead from Baseline Road to the library.
People of the Library
Dee Brown was a novelist and historian. His most famous work, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, was published in 1970. Brown retired in Arkansas, his home state, in 1973, where he devoted his time to writing.
News & Announcements
Call for Applications: Executive Director
The Board of Directors of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is seeking a new executive director for the System. Dr. Bobby Roberts, who has led CALS for the past 27 years, has announced that he will retire in early 2016. The new executive d...
CALS Community Learning Courses Feature a Variety of Options for Fall
Back to school doesn’t have the same meaning when you participate in a Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Community Learning Course. Beginning in the fall, patrons will experience a variety of courses, from starting a small business to tak...
ABC News White House Correspondent Featured at Heiskell Distinguished Lecture
Jonathan Karl, ABC News' chief White House correspondent, will present the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) J.N. Heiskell Distinguished Lecture on Friday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
Sanders/Darrow Debate Revisited as CALS Sanders Distinguished Lecture
Eighty-five years ago at Little Rock High School, the nationally known religious skeptic Clarence Darrow debated immortality with Rabbi Ira Sanders. This event will be explored anew as the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) 2015 Sanders D...
Max Milam Library to Close for Completion of Renovation
The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Max Milam Library, 609 Aplin Avenue, will be closed from Monday, August 17, through Tuesday, September 1, to complete the final phase of renovation.
On Wednesday, September 2, the Library will re-open to ...
The Color Purple is Highlighted During Banned Books Week
The Arkansas Literary Festival will celebrate Banned Books Week with an interview reenactment, a film, and a writing contest. A program based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award-winning novel, The Color Purple, will be ...