Central Arkansas Music Awards

Central Arkansas Music Awards

Tuesday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.

Mark your calendars for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, when host Kevin Kerby and a panel of presenters will name the winners. Keep an eye out at The Arkansas Times and on the Times' Rock Candy Facebook page for announcements about live performances from a few of Little Rock's finest, and make plans to celebrate the changing landscape that makes up the Little Rock music scene.

roosevelt thompson

Remembering Rosey

Roosevelt Thompson was an extremely gifted young man who had a bright future in public service before his tragic death in an automobile accident in 1984. This year is the 35th anniversary of Thompson's graduation from Little Rock's Central High School, where he was student body president, an All-Star football player, and a National Merit Scholar.

All are invited to share their thoughts and memories of Roosevelt Thompson by sending an email to RememberingRosey[at]cals[dot]org. Contributions may be viewed here »

The Butler Center

arkansas studies institute building

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), was created in 1997 through an endowment by the late Richard C. Butler Sr. for the purpose of promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of Arkansas history, literature, art, and culture.

The research collections and offices are located in the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI) at 401 President Clinton Ave, located on the Main Library campus in the River Market. The ASI is a partnership between CALS and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, through which the two institutions have made more than 10 million documents and photographs on Arkansas history available for public use.

Research Room

Mon.-Sat.: 9am-6pm
Phone: 501.320.5700
Email: arkinfo@cals.org

Art Galleries

Mon.-Sat.: 9am-6pm
Phone: 501.320.5790
Fax: 501.537.4559

Butler Center Offices

Mon.-Fri.: 9am-5pm
Phone: 501.320.5700
Fax: 501.537.4559

Mailing Address

The Butler Center
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock St.
Little Rock, AR  72201

Street Address

The Butler Center
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR  72201
Campus Parking Lot Rates

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Finding Family Facts

The Butler Center offers a beginner's genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center's local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past. For more information, contact the Butler Center at 501-320-5700.

Room 204, 401 President Clinton Avenue
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Aug

11

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Dec

31

2017

on view now

The Art of Injustice: Paul Faris' Photographs of Japanese Incarceration, Rohwer, AR 1945

These photographs capture the community created by Japanese Americans during their incarceration in Arkansas in World War II.

Butler Center Galleries
401 President Clinton Ave.

Aug

11

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Dec

30

2017

on view now

Jim Nelson, New Works

A survey of new and older works by Jim Nelson that combines elements of abstract painting and low relief carving to create colorful and dynamic artworks in a variety of soft and hard woods.

Butler Center Galleries
401 President Clinton Ave.

Oct

13

2017

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Jan

27

2018

Bret Aaker: Conatus

These new assemblages by Bret Aaker explore the idea of conatus, defined by early philosophers of psychology and metaphysics as the innate drive of an animate object to continue to exist and enhance itself.

Butler Center Galleries
401 President Clinton Ave.

Dec

1

2017

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Feb

24

2018

on view now

Arkansas Pastel Society

The Arkansas Pastel Society creates a supportive community of pastel artists that promotes the pastel medium through workshops and exhibitions.

Butler Center Galleries
401 President Clinton Ave.

Dec

25

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26

2017

CLOSED: Christmas

The Butler Center and the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Monday & Tuesday, December 25 & 26, for Christmas. Please call 320-5700 for more information.

Jan

1

2018

CLOSED: New Year's Day

The Butler Center and the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Monday, January 1, in observance of New Year's Day. Please call 320-5700 for more information.

Jan

23

2018

Central Arkansas Music Awards

Mark your calendars for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, when host Kevin Kerby and a panel of presenters will name the winners. Keep an eye out at The Arkansas Times and on the Times' Rock Candy Facebook page for announcements about live performances from a few of Little Rock's finest, and make plans to celebrate the changing landscape that makes up the Little Rock music scene.

7:00pm
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.