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CALS Williams Library reopens Friday

The library has been closed since early November, when it shuttered for renovations, which include reimagined areas for teens, studying and podcasting; a more robust makerspace; and the addition of a community kitchen.
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Author Susan Croce Kelly to speak at UA Little Rock Downtown today

Kelly will discuss her new book, “Newspaperwoman of the Ozarks: The Life and Times of Lucile Morris Upton,” at noon.

Internal email reveals details about shooting at Little Rock Children’s Library

An internal email to Central Arkansas Library System employees reveals new details about a Wednesday morning shooting in a library parking lot.

Shooting at Little Rock Children’s Library injures one, causes closure

Officers with the Little Rock Police Department responded to a shooting call at the library around 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

CALS used book sale starts Thursday at new location

Hours for the sale are 3-5 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, though Thursday is only open to those with a Friends of CALS membership.

A swing and a hit: CALS Main Library renovation starts with a bang

The renovation at the CALS Main Library is expected to take a year, but the results will include a rooftop hangout area, basement computer lab and Boulevard Bread Company outpost.

Arkansas PBS wants you to channel your inner Mr. Rogers and donate a sweater this November

Would you make it a beautiful day for a neighbor and donate a sweater?

CALS Main Library will close for renovations starting September 1

Though Main isn't expected to reopen until mid 2025, its operations will immediately move next door to the first floor of the Bobby L. Roberts Library of History & Art, previously home to the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square.

UPDATE: Federal judge blocks Arkansas’s library censorship law from taking effect

A federal judge in Fayetteville stopped Arkansas’s new book censorship law in its tracks Saturday. Dan Sullivan, sponsor of the legislation, vowed the state would appeal.

Arkansas libraries revise policies in anticipation of law on 'obscene' content taking effect

Librarians across Arkansas are preparing in different ways for a new state law set to take effect next week that changes how libraries handle controversial material.

CALS to host a virtual panel on Arkansas LGBTQ+ legislation tonight

The panelists consist of local pharmacist and trans activist Dr. Gwendolyn Paige Herzig; Dr. Janet Cathey, OB-GYN; the executive director of Intransitive, Rumba Yambú; and State Rep. Tippi McCullough (D-Little Rock).

Six Bridges presents virtual talk with chef and author Ronnie Woo tonight

Ronnie Woo, chef and author of "Did You Eat Yet?," is giving a virtual talk tonight as part of CALS' Six Bridges Presents series. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be moderated by local food writer Joel DiPippa.