Fort Smith Public Library Activities


Upcoming Events

Printable Calendars-at-a-Glance: August 2016

Location

August Events

Date

Time

Windsor Branch Preschool Storytime @ Windsor Monday, August 1st10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, August 1st10:30a.m.
Main Library Primetime Storytime: Get Ready to Roll Monday, August 1st6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, August 2nd10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Dinosaur Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, August 3rd10:30a.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, August 4th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch School Age Storytime @ Windsor Thursday, August 4th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch Library Olympics @ Windsor Thursday, August 4th2:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, August 5th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch Preschool Storytime @ Windsor Monday, August 8th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, August 8th10:30a.m.
Main Library Cuentos para Niños en Español: Storytime in Spanish Monday, August 8th6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, August 9th10:00a.m.
Main Library Authors in the Afternoon with Robert Parson Tuesday, August 9th4:00-6:00p.m.
Dallas Branch Back to School Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, August 10th10:30a.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, August 11th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch School Age Storytime @ Windsor Thursday, August 11th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch Umoja Soul Storytime @ Windsor Thursday, August 11th6:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, August 12th10:00a.m.
Main Library Back-to-School Nail Makeover In Memory of Leslie Creekmore Friday, August 12thNoon--4:00p.m.
Windsor Branch Preschool Storytime @ Windsor Monday, August 15th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, August 15th10:30a.m.
Main Library LEGO Club Monday, August 15th5:00-6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, August 16th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, August 17th10:30a.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, August 18th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch Spanish Storytime @ Windsor Thursday, August 18th6:00p.m.
Dewey's Café
@ Main
 Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Thursday, August 18th7:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, August 19th10:00a.m.
Main Library Food for Thought: Flyfishing with the Fort Smith Flyfishers Association Friday, August 19thNoon
Windsor Branch Preschool Storytime @ Windsor Monday, August 22nd10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, August 22nd10:30a.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, August 23rd10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, August 24th10:30a.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, August 25th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, August 26th10:00a.m.
Main Library Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale: Mostly Non-Fiction! Saturday-Sunday,
August 27th-28th
ALL Open Hours
Windsor Branch Preschool Storytime @ Windsor Monday, August 29th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, August 29th10:30a.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, August 30th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, August 31st10:30a.m.

Location

Artwork @ FSPL

Month

Hours

Main Library Visions, Reflections, Abstractions:
Photography by Corey S. Krasko
May 10th-August 31stALL Open Hours
Dewey's Café
@ Main
 Photo Exhibition: Scott Smith July 1st-August 31stALL Open Hours
Miller Branch Artist of the Month: Katie Pelfrey Month of AugustALL Open Hours

Location On-Going Events @ FSPL Dates Hours
Main Library Friends of the Library
(Twice!) Annual Book Sales
2016 Dates:
  Fiction: May 7th
  NonFiction: August 27th
ALL Open Hours
Main Library FSPL Storytimes regular weekly dates
(See Below)
regular weekly times
(See Below)

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Library Olympics @ Windsor
SPECIAL August 2016 program: Thursday, August 4th @ 2:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Go for the gold!!! Come to the Windsor Branch Library to participate in the Library Olympic Games. Before the games begin, you can do some training from 9-1 on the Wii by playing Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games before the big event starts at 2:00p.m.

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


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Authors in the Afternoon with Robert Parson
August 2016 program: Tuesday, August 9th @ 4:00-6:00p.m

Fort Smith author Robert Parson will make a special appearance at the Main Library to promote and sign copies his first novel, The Corp. With corporate inversions, corporate "personhood," difficult-to-trace offshore accounts, and other deception, large companies continue to strengthen their influence on national and global policy. Once the speculation of science fiction, the prospect of Multi-National Corporations as superpowers is becoming more possible. The Corp brings that possibility to life. Written by award-winning broadcast journalist Robert Parson, the novel envisions how an energy company might declare itself as a sovereign, independent nation. From the boardroom to the battlefield, SupraGlobal Energy flexes its muscle with devastating effects on individuals and nations.

In over 30 years as a broadcast journalist, Parson has relieved many awards for news writing, producing, and announcing from Associated Press, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, and Scribe Media. The Corp is Parson's first novel. He has previously written and produced the audio political comedy Ambassador Service, audio spy thriller Red Rover, and the award-winning horror movie Invasive Species.

Copies of The Corp will be available for sale and signing at this open-house style event. For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229.


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Tween/Teen Back-to-School Nail Makeover In Memory of Leslie Creekmore
SPECIAL August 2015 program: Wednesday, August 12th @ 1:00-5:00p.m.

Paint, pamper and polish your nails at the Back-to-School Nail Makeover in the Youth Services Department at the Main Library. Materials will be provided, or feel free to bring your own. Enjoy chatting about your favorite books while getting creative with nail colors and designs. This event is held in memory of Leslie Creekmore.

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


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LEGO Club
August 2016 program: Monday, August 15th @ 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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Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Café
August 2016 program: Thursday, August 18th @ 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 Dewey's Café @ the Main Library at (479)783-0229, ext. 1126.


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Food For Thought: Flyfishing with the Fort Smith Flyfishers Association
August 2016 program: Friday, August 19th @ Noon

Fly fishing is a great way to connect with nature and get outdoors. It can offer a relaxing way to clear your mind and unwind from your hectic lifestyle. Most of all, it is a fascinating way to fish! Join Charles Blaschke with the Fort Smith Flyfisher's Association to learn about the sport at this month's Food for Thought program. The Fort Smith Flyfisher's Association, Inc. is a non-profit, membership organization established as an affiliate of the Southern Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers. The purpose of the association is to cultivate and advance the art, science and sport of fly fishing consistent with the preservation and conservation of game fish and recreational resources.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or pick it up at the Library's coffee shop, Dewey's Café! The Library will provide drinks and dessert.

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


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Storytime @ the Library


Location

Storytime Programs

Day

Time

Windsor  Preschool Storytime
  with Louise Turner
Mondays10:00a.m.
Miller  Laptime Storytime (Ages 0-24 months)
  with Tiffany Nelson
Mondays
(June-August)
10:30a.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
August 2016 program: Mondays: August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th @ 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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Primetime Storytime: Getting Ready to Roll
August 2016 program: Monday, August 1st @ 6:00p.m.

Get Ready to Roll into August with Primetime Storytime. Our special guest this month is Adrienne Johnson, Girl Scout Nature Specialist, who will show us how to combine nature & engineering. Bring the family and join us for this FREE evening story program for kids of all ages.

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


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Dinosaur Storytime @ Dallas
August 2016 program: Wednesday, August 3rd @ 10:30a.m.

Join us for a dinosaur storytime, featuring great dino tales and dinosaur-themed crafts and snacks. Preschool Stoytime is held every Wednesday at 10:30 AM the Dallas Branch Library.

No registration is necessary for this FREE program full of fun. For more information, please call the Dallas Branch at (479)484-5650.


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Cuentos para Niños en Español: A Storytime in Spanish
August 2016 program: Monday, August 8th @ 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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Back to School Storytime @ Dallas
August 2016 program: Wednesday, August 10th @ 10:30a.m.

Join us for a back-to-school storytime, featuring great stories, crafts, and snacks to get you ready to head back to school! No registration is necessary for this FREE program full of fun. Preschool Storytime is held every Wednesday at 10:30a.m. @ the Dallas Branch Library.

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


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Umoja Soul Storytime @ Windsor
August 2016 program: Thursday, August 11th @ 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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Spanish Storytime @ Windsor
August 2016 program: Thursday, August 18th @ 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:
    May-August 2016 Exhibit: Visions, Reflections, Abstractions: Photography by Corey S. Krasko

    Photographer Corey S. Krasko will display a collection of his work in the community room of the Main Library during the months of May through August. The exhibit will include images from recent travels in Arkansas, New Mexico and the "big island" of Hawaii, seen through the eyes and lens of the photographer. Many are quite conventional. Some have a more painterly, semi-abstract feeling. All are from the heart.

    Corey S. Krasko was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, New York. While serving in the U.S. Army Engineers, he learned the basics of photography and darkroom techniques at the enlisted men's club on the island of Okinawa. While earning a living as a carpenter, woodworker and construction manager in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mr. Krasko enrolled in the University of New Mexico where he earned a degree in fine art photography. After graduation he began a career as a photojournalist. News photography brought him to Arkansas where he was a staff photographer for the Southwest Times Record for about 15 years and then became the campus photographer at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. He retired from UAFS in 2014.

    Mr. Krasko has won awards for his photography in both Arkansas and New Mexico. His publication list includes: The New York Times, USA Today, People Magazine, New Mexico Magazine and Albuquerque Living. Mr. Krasko lives in Fort Smith. He has a son and a grandson, both of whom live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    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
    August 2016 Exhibit: Photo Exhibition: Scott Smith

    Concert photographs shot by local photographer/writer Scott Smith will be on display at Dewey's Café inside the Main Library during the months of July and August. Since the summer of 2000, Smith has taken photographs of numerous rock, blues, country, pop and R&B concerts for Real Rock News, The Magazine of Country Music and the Times Record newspaper. Smith, an Alma resident and Oklahoma State University graduate who plays bass in the local band, Goodluck Slim, has photographed Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Who, Elton John, Foo Fighters, The Eagles, Garth Brooks, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, Aerosmith, Robert Plant, Rush, Kiss, Coldplay, Grace Potter, Bad Company, Guns N Roses, Brian Wilson, Santana, Gary Clark Jr., Kid Rock, Cheap Trick, Styx and others.

    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
    August 2016 Exhibit: Miller Branch Artist of the Month: Katie Pelfrey

    Fort Smith native Katie Pelfrey will be the featured artist at the Miller Branch during the month of August. She expresses her love of the outdoors through her photography, which focuses mainly on landscapes and other elements of nature.

    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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