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Printable Calendars-at-a-Glance: January 2017

Location

January Events

Date

Time

ALL LOCATIONS Fort Smith Public Library is CLOSED
for New Year's Holiday!
Sunday-Monday,
January 1st-2nd, 2017
ALL DAY
Dallas Branch Holiday Reading Challenge @ Dallas December 1st, 2016--
January 17th, 2017
All Open Hours
Windsor Branch Get in the Game: Read! Winter Reading Program for Teens @ Windsor January 3rd-31stAll Open Hours
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, January 3rd10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 4th10:30a.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, January 5th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 6th10:00a.m.
Main Library First Friday Friends: Best Foot Forward Friday, January 6th10:30a.m.
Dallas Branch Paperback Fiction mini Book Sale @ Dallas Monday--Saturday,
January 9th-14th
All Open Hours
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, January 9th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, January 9th10:30a.m.
Main Library Cuentos para Niños en Español: Storytime in Spanish Monday, January 9th6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, January 10th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 11th10:30a.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, January 12th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch Umoja Soul Storytime @ Windsor Thursday, January 12th6:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 13th10:00a.m.
Main Library Kindle: Jump Start! Friday, January 13th11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
ALL Locations Fort Smith Public Library is CLOSED
for the Martin Luther King Holiday!
Monday,
January 16th
ALL DAY
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, January 17th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Winter Fun Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 18th10:30a.m.
Main Library Beginning iPad Wednesday, January 18th11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Main Library Fort Smith Public Library Writing CLub Wednesday, January 18th4:00-5:00p.m.
Windsor Branch Pop Into the Library @ Windsor Thursday, January 19thAll Open Hours
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, January 19th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch Spanish Storytime @ Windsor Thursday, January 19th6:00p.m.
Dewey's Café
@ Main
 Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Thursday, January 19th7:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 20th10:00a.m.
Main Library Lunch Docs: Exit Through the Gift Shop (R) Friday, January 20thNoon-1:30p.m.
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, January 23rd10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, January 23rd10:30a.m.
Main Library LEGO Club Monday, January 23rd5:00-6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, January 24th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 25th10:30a.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, January 26th10:00a.m.
Main Library Magic: The Gathering Thursday, January 26th4:00-7:00p.m.
Main Library Library2Go: Jump Start! Friday, January 27th11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 27th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, January 30th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, January 30th10:30a.m.
Main Library BINGO for Books: Winter Edition Monday, January 30th6:00-7:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, January 31st10:00a.m.

Location

Artwork @ FSPL

Month

Hours

Main Library Photography by Jim Anderson Month of JanuaryALL Open Hours
Dewey's Café
@ Main
 Paintings by Lisa Jan-Bohné Clay January 3rd-February 28thALL Open Hours
Miller Branch Artist of the Month: Mark Frantz Month of JanuaryALL Open Hours
Windsor Branch Art by Penny Joyner Month of JanuaryALL Open Hours

Location On-Going Events @ FSPL Dates Hours
Main Library Friends of the Library
(Twice!) Annual Book Sales
  Fiction:
First weekend in May
  NonFiction:
Last weekend in August
ALL Open Hours
Main Library FSPL Storytimes regular weekly dates
(See Below)
regular weekly times
(See Below)

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January 2017



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Holiday Reading Challenge @ Dallas
SPECIAL December/January program: December 1st -- January 7th; ALL Open Hours

Challenge yourself this holiday season with the Holiday Reading Challenge at the Dallas Street branch of the Fort Smith Public Library. Kids, teens, and adults are all invited to participate in the challenge; read the set number of books for your age group before January 7th to win prizes.

For more information, please call the Dallas Branch at (479)484-5650.


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Get in the Game: Read! Winter Reading for Teens @ Windsor
SPECIAL January 2017 program: January 3rd-31st; ALL Open Hours

Be a star on and off the court! Teens in grades 7 - 12 are invited to Get in the Game: Read at the Windsor Branch Library winter reading event. Read whatever you want, however you want. Participants can read a book, listen to an audio book, or download and read an e-book. Fill out a review and return it to the Windsor library for a chance to win a library swag bag. The more you read, the better your chance of winning! Get in the Game and Read with the Winter Reading Program for Teens.

For more information, please call the Windsor Branch at (479)785-0405.


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First Friday Friends: Best Foot Forward
January 2017 program: Friday, January 6th @ 10:30a.m.

Expand your circle of friends at the Fort Smith Public Library at this monthly program featuring fun activities and social time for adults. This month we will focus on establishing good habits for a better New Year! We will watch a short inspirational video, then share ideas about what habits we might want to try to make or break.

Coffee and light refreshments will also be available. Bring a friend, or come and meet some new ones! This library program is intended for adults.

For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229.


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Paperback Fiction Mini-Book Sale @ Dallas
SPECIAL January 2017 program: Monday-Saturday, January 9th-14th; All Open Hours

The Dallas Branch Library will hold a Paperback Fiction Mini Book Sale from January 9th-January 14th. The sale will include general fiction, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, and western paperback fiction. Nearly new paperbacks will be $.50, and worn paperbacks will be $.25. Other items will be priced as marked. Get some new reading for the new year and help out your neighborhood library; proceeds from the sale will benefit the Dallas Branch Library.

For more information, please call the Dallas Branch at (479)484-5650.


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Kindle: Jump Start!
SPECIAL January 2017 program: Friday, January 13th @ 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Did you get a new Kindle this holiday season? Do you have questions on how to get started with it? Join us for a presentation to learn the basics about your Kindle. Following the presentation, we will be answer your questions and offer hands-on help. Bring your Kindle (make sure it is charged). You will also need to know your Amazon account information.

For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229.


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Beginning iPad
SPECIAL January 2017 program: Wednesday, January 18th @ 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Did you get a new iPad this holiday season? Do you have questions on how to get started with it? Join us for a presentation to learn the basics about your iPad. Following the presentation, we will be answer your questions and offer hands-on help. Bring your iPad (make sure it is charged). You will also need to know your Apple ID and password.

For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229.


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Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club
SPECIAL January 2017 program: Wednesday, January 18th @ 4:00-5:00p.m..

Writers of all ages (from teens to seniors) and backgrounds are invited to attend the first meeting of the Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club. Join Library Circulation Supervisor Ben Hedges as he discusses his goals and aspirations for the club as well as taking ideas and writing prompts from attendees. Bring a laptop or a pad of paper along with your creativity and love for writing.

For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229.


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POP Into the Library! @ Windsor
SPECIAL January 2017 program: Thursday, January 19th @ 9:00a.m.-9:00p.m.

There are so many good reasons to visit your neighborhood library every day. Pop into the Windsor Branch Library today for a good read and some tasty popcorn in celebration of National Popcorn Day!

For more information, please call the Windsor Branch at (479)785-0405.


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Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Café
January 2017 program: Thursday, January 19th @ 7:00p.m.

Join us for a fun, casual open mic night at Dewey's Café. Musicians, poets, and other talented folks are invited to perform. Sign-up at the door; arrive early to ensure a spot on the list. Showcase your talent, or just come and listen … music or poetry does not have to be original work - come and share a favorite poem or musical piece with us! Acoustic music only please; we look forward to seeing you!

For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229.


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Lunch Docs: Exit Through the Gift Shop (R)
NEW! January 2017 program: Friday, January 19th @ Noon-1:30p.m

Join us at the Fort Smith Public Library for the premier of our Lunch Docs program, featuring a different entertaining and informative documentary each month. In this month's feature, Eccentric filmmaker Thierry Guetta attempts to document the popular and mysterious street-art scene, ending up in the presence of renowned street artist "Banksy." As Thierry becomes more enveloped in street art, Banksy turns the camera onto Guetta himself to document his transformation into a street artist and the chaos that erupts from it.

Bring your lunch and join us for a humorous, yet critical documentary about a burgeoning art world. Viewer discretion is advised; this film does contain some strong language and is rated R.

For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229.


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LEGO Club
January 2017 program: Monday, January 23rd @ 5:00-6:00p.m

Kids, Tweens, and Teens are invited to the Main Library to design, create, and build unique creations with the LEGO Club! Everyone loves LEGOs; this event is free and supplies are provided - just bring your imagination!

For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at (479)783-0229, ext. 1131.


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Magic: The Gathering
January 2017 program: Thursday, January 26th @ 4:00-7:00p.m

Bring your cards and your wits with you as the Fort Smith Public Library hosts a Magic: The Gathering night in the Carnegie meeting room. Newcomers and veterans of the game alike are welcome to come play for fun or practice for upcoming tournaments.

Magic: The Gathering is card game of strategy and luck using creatures, spells, and enchantments to drain your opponent's life force before they do the same to you. This program is intended for ages 8-18.

For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229.


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Library2Go: Jump Start!
SPECIAL January 2017 program: Friday, January 27th @ 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Did you know you can check out audio books and e-books for FREE with your Fort Smith Public Library Card? Come to this informational program where library staff will demonstrate how Library2Go, the library's FREE downloadable media service works. We will answer your questions and offer hands-on help after the presentation. Be sure to bring your e-Reader or portable audio device...if you use a laptop to access Library2Go please bring that along as well.

For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229.


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BINGO for Books: Winter Edition
January 2017 program: Monday, January 30th @ 6:00-7:00p.m

Bring your family and friends and join the fun in this special Winter Edition of Bingo for Books! Play BINGO and earn books as your prize. Winners will be able to select a book from a selection of children and teen titles.

For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at (479)783-0229, ext. 1131.


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Storytime @ the Library


Location

Storytime Programs

Day

Time

Windsor  Storytime
  with Louise Turner
Mondays10:00a.m.
Miller  Laptime Storytime (Ages 0-24 months)
  with Tiffany Nelson
Mondays10:30a.m.
Main  Primetime Storytime 1st Monday6:00p.m.
Main  Spanish Storytime 2nd Monday6:00p.m.
Main  Toddler Time (Ages 3 and under) Tuesdays10:00a.m.
Dallas  Storytime Wednesdays10:30a.m.
Main  Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 to 5) Thursdays10:00a.m.
Windsor  School Age Storytime Thursdays
(June-August)
10:00a.m.
Miller  Storytime with Tiffany Nelson Fridays10:00a.m.


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Laptime Storytime (0-24 months) @ Miller
January 2017 program: Mondays: January 9th, 23rd, and 30th @ 10:30a.m.

A love of reading starts early. Babies and their caregivers are invited to join the Miller Branch Library for this special storytime geared toward children 0 to 24 months old. There will be rhymes, songs, simple stories, and lots of interactive fun! The storytime will last around twenty minutes, with time for casual interaction following the program.

For more information, please call the Miller Branch at (479)646-3945.


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Cuentos para Niños en Español: A Storytime in Spanish
January 2017 program: Monday, January 9th @ 6:00p.m.

Niños de todas las edades y sus familias están invitados a la Biblioteca principal a la hora de los cuentos GRATIS, incluiremos cuentos, historias, canciones, refranes y otras actividades divertidas en español. Ven y aprende acerca de la Biblioteca y lo que tiene para ofrecer a tu familia.

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to the main library for this FREE storytime featuring stories, songs, and other fun activities in Spanish. Come and learn about the library and what it has to offer your family.

For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at (479)783-0229, ext. 1131.


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Umoja Soul Storytime @ Windsor
January 2017 program: Thursday, January 12th @ 6:00p.m.

Do you like to hear stories? Bring the family out for a special treat and join us at the Windsor Branch Library, where each month, there will be a different person from our community sharing stories about those who were fearless trailblazers. This community storytime event is intended for all ages.

For more information, please call the Windsor Branch at (479)785-0405.


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Winter Fun Storytime @ Dallas
January 2017 program: Wednesday, January 18th @ 10:30a.m.

Come in out of the cold for this week's preschool storytime featuring stories and crafts about winter and other seasonal fun. No registration is necessary; preschool storytime is held every Wednesday at 10:30a.m. at the Dallas Branch Library.

For more information, please call the Dallas Branch at (479)484-5650.


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Spanish Storytime @ Windsor
January 2017 program: Thursday, January 19th @ 6:00p.m.

The Windsor Branch Library invites you and your family to Spanish-language Storytime. Join Mrs. Norma and enjoy the magic of stories through reading, singing and other fun activities in Spanish.

For more information, please call the Windsor Branch at (479)785-0405.


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Friends of the Library Events


Fort Smith Public Library's (Twice) Annual Friends of the Library Booksale
Annual program: 2016 Dates:
  • Fiction: Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th -- All OPEN Hours
  • Mostly Non-Fiction: Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th -- All OPEN Hours
  • The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale is bigger and better than ever! Our Annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale requires two separate events. So, we are now selling Mostly Fiction in May with a Mostly Non-Fiction Sale in August.

    In May, works of fiction for children and adults will be on sale, along with a selection of music CDs, videos, and books on tape.

    In August? Shop thousands of non-fiction selections for adults including hardbacks and paperbacks from your favorite authors and on your favorite topics. Most paperbacks are 25 cents and most hardback books are $1.00. New this year: the sale will continue Sunday with all remaining titles half-price, then book clearance begins Monday, August 29th with remaining items priced by the bag!

    Proceeds from the sale are used to buy library materials and fund library special events and projects. Members of the Friends of the Fort Smith Public Library may come to the exclusive Friends-only Preview Sale on the Friday afternoon preceding the sale from 4:00-7:00p.m. There will be a 25 book limit at the preview sale. Friends of the Library memberships start at $10.00 and will be for sale at the Preview Sale.

    And remember...we have an excellent selection of used books for sale year round in our Friends of the Library used book store, Between the Pages, and at ALL of our FSPL branches.

    For more information, please call (479)783-0229.


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    ArtWork @ the Library


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    Artwork @ Main:
    January 2017 Exhibit: Photography by Jim Anderson

    An exhibit of the photographic works of Jim Anderson will be on display in Community Room at the Main Library during the month of January. Jim is a school teacher by trade and a photographer of the natural landscape as a hobby. He resides in Van Buren with his wife Theresa, and has traveled and photographed in all 50 states always looking for natural settings and natural lighting. Jim's award winning photographs can be seen in local banks and law offices as well as at exhibits in several state parks in Arkansas and Oklahoma. This special library exhibit will include pictures of the Natural State and other regions across America; be sure to check them out at the Main Library.

    Artwork is available for viewing all library hours when meetings are not being held in the Community Room. For more information, call the Main Library at (479)783-0229.


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    Artwork @ Dewey's Café
    January-February 2017 Exhibit: Paintings by Lisa Jan-Bohné Clay

    The artwork of Lisa Jan-Bohné Clay will be featured at Dewey's Café at the Main Library during the months of January and February. The artist's recent study of work has moved toward impressionism, offering a sketchy quality that brings energy and dramatic effect to a painting. She uses strokes of pure color for vibrancy that cannot be achieved with mixed color alone. At other times, she focuses on the fluid quality of a painting for a more restful emotion. She applies various techniques of lighting as a complexity of reflections by the eye and reassembled by the mind during the process of perception. The lighting, the startling effect of paint strokes and a dramatic perspective are used to interpret landscapes, still life and people. She has recently added texture to the visual experience of her paintings, resulting in strategic areas for emphasis and increased dramatic effect.

    Ms. Clay studied art at the Memphis Academy of Art and Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She continued in independent study under the direction of the accomplished artists, Roger Carlisle and John Keech. The artist has displayed in galleries in Augsburg Germany, San Antonio Texas, Little Rock Arkansas and currently in Fort Smith.

    Artwork is available for viewing all hours the library is open. For more information, please call Dewey's Café at the Main Library at (479)783-0229, ext. 1126.


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    Artwork @ Miller
    January 2017 Exhibit: Miller Branch Artist of the Month: Mark Frantz

    Local photographer Mark Frantz returns to the Miller Branch Library with his original photographs during the month of January. Mark considers regional photography a hobby, focusing mainly on landscapes, cars, barns, and buildings. The display will feature both black and white and color photography.

    Artwork is available for viewing all hours that the library is open; be sure to stop by this month and take a look! For more information, please call the Miller Branch Library at (479)646-3945.


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    Artwork @ Windsor
    January 2017 Exhibit: Art by Penny Joyner

    The original artwork of Penny Joyner will be featured at the Windsor Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library during the month of January. Come check out a book at the Windsor Branch Library, and take a moment to appreciate the oil paintings of Peggy Joyner that will be on display.

    Artwork is available for viewing all hours that the library is open. For more information, please call the Miller Branch Library at (479)646-3945.


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