Latino Art Project Exhibition
Thursday, November 2, to Saturday, December 30, 2023
The Latino Art Project Exhibition will open in the CALS Underground Gallery as part of the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration hosted by the Central Arkansas Library System, the Mexican Consulate of Little Rock, and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership. The opening celebration and alley party on the Day of the Dead will be held in Count Pulaski Way between the Roberts Library and the Ron Robinson Theater from 5 to 8 p.m.,
From the Vault: Art for the Young at Heart from the CALS Permanent Collection
Friday, December 1, 2023 – Saturday, January 27, 2024
Children’s Gallery at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center
The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) houses more than just books. The library’s art program also actively collects and exhibits works by artists working and living in Arkansas. This eclectic exhibition features pieces by artists and illustrators whose vibrant works capture the joys of adventure and exploration.
CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH
Speaker: Heather Register Zbinden
Genealogists have always known about missing relatives hiding in the census. But when it is your own mother, grandmother, and aunt, how do you know when to stop searching? Follow one historian’s search for her mother in the 1950 United States Census and learn about the family lore that solved the puzzle.
Heather Register Zbinden is the Programs &
Join us for cookies with Santa! Mr. and Mrs. Claus (aka artists Ric and Marlene Gremillion) will be settled on a restored vintage bench from the original Little Rock Library, ready for the perfect free holiday photo opportunity. Little Rock’s gluten-free Dempsey Bakery will be giving away (while supplies last) cookies,
Learn about the origins of many of Arkansas’s holiday traditions and bake a historic holiday cookie recipe from the Butler Center’s collection with Danielle and Brittany, followed by a holiday story time.
Danielle Afsordeh is Community Outreach Archivist at the CALS Roberts Library/Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and Brittany Garner is Adult Programmer at CALS Thompson Library.
Join us as we dive into the history of Little Rock’s Dunbar Historic Neighborhood. Danielle Afsordeh, community outreach archivist at the CALS Roberts Library/Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and Cody Besett, Archivist for the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture, will share archival material and artifacts,