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'Central Arkansas Library System'

CALS unveils first round of authors for 2024 Six Bridges Book Festival

Now in its 21st year, the Six Bridges Book Festival is returning to Little Rock on Sept. 23-29. Ann Patchett, Garrard Conley, Eli Cranor and more are among the festival's first round of author announcements.
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Novelist Tommy Orange at Ron Robinson Theater on Thursday

When “There There,” Orange's Pulitzer Prize-nominated debut novel, was published in 2018, it earned a spot on countless year-end lists, including the New York Times’. They called it “an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life.”

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.

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.

T minus one month until the total solar eclipse

Two-thirds of Arkansas will be in the solar eclipse’s path of totality on April 8, and now's the time to prepare. Consider these facts and figures before you kick off your celestial celebrations.

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.

Governor unveils eclipse emergency management plans with state officials

A month out, state agencies are preparing for what Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Shea Lewis said "has the potential to be the largest tourism event in the state's history." 

Author Danielle Dreilinger unearths 'the secret history of home economics' at CALS Ron Robinson

Author Danielle Dreilinger, as a guest of The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, will tackle the underexplored history of home economics in a talk drawn from her book, “The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live.”

McKay Coppins to speak about Mitt Romney biography Thursday

Coppins published "Romney: A Reckoning" in October 2023. The New Yorker called the book a “rare feat in modern-day political reporting."

Jason Rapert tries and fails to defund libraries suing the state

Former state Sen. Jason Rapert today failed to win support for his first proposal before the state Library Board: to defund any library that sues the state or its taxpayers.