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Location

June and July Events

Date

Time

All Fort Smith Public Library Locations   Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program for Kids June and July 2018All Open Hours
All Fort Smith Public Library Locations   Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program for Teens June and July 2018 All Open Hours
All Fort Smith Public Library Locations   Libraries Rock! Adult Summer Reading Celebration June and July 2018 All Open Hours
Miller Branch  Storytime @ Miller Friday, June 15th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch  Family Film Friday: The Greatest Showman (PG) Friday, June 15th 2:00p.m.
Main Library   Super Saturday: Doggie Dance Saturday, June 16th 10:30a.m.
Main Library  Storigami for Teens & Tweens Saturday, June 16th 1:00p.m.
Windsor Branch  Storytime @ Windsor Monday, June 18th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, June 18th 10:30a.m.
Dallas Branch   Monday Music Craft: Drums Monday, June 18th 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Main Library   LEGO Club Monday, June 18th 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Main Library   Toddler Time Tuesday, June 19th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Baby Signs Tuesday, June 19th 10:00a.m.- 10:30a.m.
Windsor Branch  Terrific Tuesday: A Wrinkle in Time (PG) Tuesday, June 19th 2:00p.m.
Dallas Branch   Storytime and Summer Crafts Wednesday, June 20th 10:30a.m.
Miller Branch  Wild West Wednesday Wednesday, June 20th 2:00p.m.
Main Library   Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club Wednesday, June 20th 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Main Library   Storytime Thursday, June 21st 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch  School Age Storytime Thursday, June 21st 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch  Seventh Annual Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Thursday, June 21st 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch  Seventh Annual Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Thursday, June 21st 11:30a.m.
Main Library  Movie Matinee @ Your Library - Mary and the Witch's Flowers (PG) Thursday, June 21st 2:00p.m.
Main Library  Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Cafe' Thursday, June 21st 7:00p.m.
Miller Branch  Storytime @ Miller Friday, June 22nd 10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Family Film Friday: Paddington 2 (PG) Thursday, June 21st 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch  Storytime @ Windsor Monday, June 25th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch  Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, June 25th 10:30a.m.
Main Library   So You Want to be a Dummer? Monday, June 25th 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.
Main Library   Toddler Time Tuesday, June 26th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch  Baby Signs Tuesday, June 26th 10:00a.m. -10:30a.m.
Windsor Branch  Terrific Tuesday: Robot Races Tuesday, June 26th 2:00p.m.
Main Library   Doc Night: 20 Feet from Stardom (PG-13) Tuesday, June 26th 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Dallas Branch  Storytime and Summer Crafts Wednesday, June 27th 10:30a.m.
Main Library  Wonderful Wednesday: Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic Presents Rockin' Magic Wednesday, June 27th 2:00p.m.
Windsor Branch  Wild West Wednesday Wednesday, June 27th 2:00p.m.
Main Library  Storytime Thursday, June 28th 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch  School Age Storytime Thursday, June 28th 10:00a.m.
Main Library  Movie Matinee @ Your Library- The Star (PG) Thursday, June 28th 2:00p.m.
Miller Branch  Adult Crafty Corner Thursday, June 28th 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Miller Branch   Storytime @ Miller Friday, June 29th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Crafternoon Friday, June 29th 1:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Main Library   Dewey's Cafe' Board Game Drive July 2018 All Open Hours
Windsor Branch   Storytime @ Windsor Monday, July 2nd 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, July 2nd 10:30a.m.
Dallas Branch   Monday Music Craft: Guitars Monday, July 2nd 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Main Library   Robot Invasion Monday, July 2nd 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Main Library  Toddler Time Tuesday, July 3rd 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   Terrific Tuesday: Wonder (PG) Tuesday, July 3rd 2:00p.m.
Main Library   Storytime Thursday, July 5th 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   School Age Storytime Thursday, July 5th 10:00a.m.
Main Library   Movie Matinee @ Your Library- Despicable Me 3 (PG) Thursday, July 5th 2:00p.m.
Miller Branch   Storytime @ Miller Friday, July 6th 10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch   Family Film Friday: The Greatest Showman (PG) Friday, July 6th 2:00p.m.
Windsor Branch   Storytime @ Windsor Monday, July 9th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, July 9th 10:30a.m.
Main Library   Teen Lounge: 80s Party featuring Sing Street (PG-13) Monday, July 9th 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Main Library   Toddler Time Tuesday, July 10th 10:00a.m.
Main Library   The Book Lover's Club (for adults) Tuesday, July 10th 10:15a.m.
Windsor Branch   Terrific Tuesday: Music and Movement Storytime Tuesday, July 10th 2:00p.m.
Dallas Branch   Storytime and Summer Crafts Wednesday, July 11th 10:30a.m.
Main Library   Authors in the Afternoon featuring Debra Myton Thursday, July 12th 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Main Library   Wonderful Wednesday: Bright Star Touring Presents American Songbook. Wednesday, July 11th 2:00p.m..
Main Library   Storytime Thursday, July 12th 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   School Age Storytime Thursday, July 12th 10:00a.m.
Main Library   Movie Matinee @ Your Library Cars 3 (PG) Thursday, July 12th 2:00p.m.
Miller Branch   Storytime @ Miller Friday, July 13th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Family Film Friday: Wonder (PG) Friday, July 13th 2:00p.m.
Windsor Branch   Adult Recess: Robot Races Saturday, July 14th 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

Location

Artwork @ FSPL

Month

Hours

Main Library  Art Exhibition: Stacy Bates June 2018All Open Hours
Dewey's Cafe'  Art Exhibition: Art by Claudia Lackie June 2018All Open Hours
Miller Branch  Miller Branch Library Artist of the Month- Carmen Rodriguez June 2018All Open Hours

Location On-Going Events @ FSPL Dates Hours
Main Library Friends of the Library
Annual Book Sales
multiple dates
(See Below)
varying hours
(See Below)
Main Library FSPL Storytimes regular weekly dates
(See Below)
regular weekly times
(See Below)

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June and July 2018



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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program for Kids
June and July 2018 All Open Hours

It's time again for the annual Summer Reading Program for kids. This year's theme is Libraries Rock!; stop by any Fort Smith Public Library location to enjoy books, videos, magazines, computers, music, and special library programs of all kinds this summer.

The summer reading program is designed to encourage reading for pleasure; it will help young people who are able to read independently retain the valuable reading skills they developed over this past school year. Preschool children too young to read may also participate and will receive credit for the books read to them.

Small rewards such as book bags, cups, food, coupons, Creekmore Park activity passes, and the opportunity to get their name in a book will be given to each child for reaching specific goals. Registration beings June 1st at all four Fort Smith Public Library locations. Come see how Libraries Rock! at your library this summer.

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


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Libraries Rock! Teen Summer Reading Program
June and July 2018 All Open Hours

Area teens are invited to the Fort Smith Public Library to take part in the 2018 Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! Stop by any Fort Smith Public Library location to enjoy books, videos, computers, magazines, music, and special library programs of all kinds this summer.

Any item you check out (books, CDs, DVDs, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, digital titles, etc) enables you to receive scratch off tickets with chances to win instant prizes or entries into weekly prize drawings for a chane to win great gift cards.

A grand prize drawing will be held at the end of the program for a Kindle Fire. Registration beings June 1st at all four Fort Smith Public Library locations.

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


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Libraries Rock! Adult Summer Reading Celebration
June and July 2018 All Open Hours

Join us at the Fort Smith Public Library for our 15th annual Adult Summer Reading Celebration, Libraries Rock!

Why should the kids have all the fun? Win prizes, including a chance to win a Kindle Fire, while reading your favorite books! Adults can register for this free event at any Fort Smith Public Library location beginning June 1st. There's Summer Reading fun for everyone; kids, teens, and adults. All events are free and open to the public. A library card is not required. Stop by your neighborhood library to sign up for summer entertainment for all ages.

How do I get a library card? Anyone who lives inside the city limits of Fort Smith and is age 5 or older is eligible for a FREE library card. Bring ID showing your name (or the parent's name for children) and current street address (driver's license, state ID, or a bill). Fort Smith real estate property owners and their families are also eligible for FREE Fort Smith Public Library cards. Ask for details at any library location. People who live outside the city limits of Fort Smith can get all the benefits of a library card for only $35/year. That's less than 10 cents a day.

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


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Family Film Friday: The Greatest Showman (PG)
Friday, June 15th 2:00p.m.

Bring your family and your own refreshments to the Miller Branch Library for an afternoon movie! This week we will be showing the musical drama The Greatest Showman (PG), inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum and his creation of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. The musical drama portrays the birth of show business and Barnum's vision that became the "Greatest Show on Earth".

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


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Super Saturday: Doggie Dance
Saturday, June 16th 10:30a.m.

Join us for Super Saturday this week with Sienne and Joey, Denise Gard's famous Border Collies, as they bring stories to life using audience participation and creative storytelling. Sienne and Joey will perform some cool tricks in this engaging show. Discover some incredible stories set to music, then learn how to dance like a dog! Do you think dogs prefer classical, rap, country, or pop music? Join us for Super Saturday: Doggie Dance to find out.

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


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Storigami for Teens and Tweens
Saturday, June 16th 1:00p.m.

Teens and tweens... discover how the ancient art of storytelling is combined with origami in this engaging workshop. Create 2-3 masterpieces and learn a tale to take and tell.

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


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Monday Music Craft: Drums
Monday, June 18th 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Use your craft skills to make a simple do-it-yourself musical drum instrument as part of the Libraries Rock! summer reading program. This craft is open to children of all ages; all materials will be provided at this free program.

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


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Baby Signs
Tuesday, June 19th 10:00a.m.-10:30a.m.

Sha Johnson will lead this four-week baby sign language class meeting every Tuesday in June at 10a.m. Each week, we will cover a different topic: family, animals, food, and hygiene. Caregivers are invited to bring their baby (0-24 months) along for these interactive and FREE classes!

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


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Terrific Tuesday: A Wrinkle in Time (PG)
Tuesday, June 19th 2:00p.m.

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. Bring your friends or family to this adventure-fantasy, rated PG.

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


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Lights, Camera, Action! A Creative Storytime
Tuesday, June 19th 4:00p.m.

Children and their families are invited to explore literature through creative drama in this special afternoon storytime. Get ready to have fun with Shannon Stoddard, a teacher with the Community School of the Arts. Shannon holds her B.A. in theatre from Centenary College of Shreveport, LA and her M.A. in Theatre Education from New York University. Don't miss this action-packed storytime!

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


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Wild West Wednesday
Wednesday, June 20th 2:00p.m.

Are you curious about Fort Smith's western roots? If so, bring your friends and family and join the Fort Smith Public Library in celebrating Wild West Wednesday! The library will offer four opportunities to meet Judge Parker, Mary Parker, Bass Reeves, and others in this celebration of Fort Smith Bicentennial. One additional Wild West Wednesday will be held on June 27th at the Windsor Branch Library. Join us as history comes alive through literature, storytelling, and historical artifacts.

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


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Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club
Wednesday, June 20th 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Take one hour of your month to sit and write! Join the FSPL writing club and flex those creative muscles with writing exercises, flash poetry, and personal readings. This is a club for writers of all skills, disciplines, and ages. Bring a pen, pad, or a laptop, and, of course, your love of writing.

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


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Seventh Annual Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
Thursday, June 21st 10:00a.m.

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Miller Branch Library's seventh annual Alice in Wonderland Tea Party. Pink lemonade, apple juice, and cookies will be served at this fancy party and the animated Disney movie Alice in Wonderland (G) will be shown afterwards. Seating is limited; please call to reserve a spot for either the 10a.m. or 11:30a.m. program.

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


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Seventh Annual Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
Thursday, June 21st 11:30a.m.

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Miller Branch Library's seventh annual Alice in Wonderland Tea Party. Pink lemonade, apple juice, and cookies will be served at this fancy party and the animated Disney movie Alice in Wonderland (G) will be shown afterwards. Seating is limited; please call to reserve a spot for either the 10a.m. or 11:30a.m. program.

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


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Movie Matinee @ Your Library- Mary and the Witch's Flowers (PG)
Thursday, June 21st 2:00p.m.

Bring the family and your own refreshments (or pick something up from Dewey's Cafe') for the library's Summer Movie Matinee series at the Main library.

This week's feature is Mary and the Witch's Flower and is rated PG. Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest.

Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds and far away to Endor College- a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. Based on Mary Stewart's 1971 classic children's book, "The Little Broomstick", "Mary and the Witch's Flower" is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Kids of all ages and their families are invited to spend an air-conditioned afternoon at these FREE events on Thursday afternoons through July 26.

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


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Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Cafe'
Thursday, June 21st 7:00p.m.

Join us for a fun, casual open mic night at Dewey's Cafe'. 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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Family Film Friday: Paddington 2 (PG)
Thursday, June 22nd 2:00p.m.

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. This animated adventure comedy is rated PG.

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


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Baby Signs
Tuesday, June 26th 10:00a.m.-10:30a.m.

Sha Johnson will lead this four-week baby sign language class meeting every Tuesday in June at 10a.m. Each week, we will cover a different topic; family, animals, food, and hygiene. Caregivers are invited to bring their baby (0-24 months) along for these interactive and FREE class!

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


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Terrific Tuesday: Robot Races
Tuesday, June 26th 2:00p.m.

Come by the Windsor Branch Library to see if you have what it takes to race robots on our obstacle course. The person with the fastest time will win the ultimate library swag bag at this program for all ages.

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


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Doc Night: 20 Feet from Stardom (PG-13)
Tuesday, June 26th 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

You know their music but it's likely you don't know their names. Get to know some of the biggest voices in music that make a living as back-up vocals for some of the biggest legends in music and learn what it takes to be so close and yet so far from fame. This film is rated PG-13 for some adult content.

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


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Wonderful Wednesday: Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic Presents Rockin' Magic
Wednesday, June 27th 2:00p.m.

Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic returns to the Fort Smith Public Library with his "Rockin' Magic" show! The show will feature magic tricks representing the top rock and roll artists from the Golden Age of Rock and Roll (1950's-60's). Artists such as Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and many others will each be features in fun-filled music-themed magic tricks. The kids will when be inspired to explore their library to learn more about these pioneers of Rock and Roll.

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


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Wild West Wednesday
Wednesday, June 27th 2:00p.m.

Are you curious about Fort Smith's western roots? If so, bring your friends and family and join the Fort Smith Public Library in celebrating Wild West Wednesday! This is your last opportunity to meet Judge Parker, Mary Parker, Bass Reeves, and others in this celebration of Fort Smith's Bicentennial. Join us as history comes alive through literature, storytelling, and historical artifacts.

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


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Movie Matinee @ Your Library- The Star (PG)
Thursday, June 28th 2:00p.m.

Bring the family and your own refreshments (or pick something up from Dewey's Cafe!) for the library's Summer Movie Matinee series at the Main library.

In this animated adventure comedy, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told- the first Christmas. Kids of all ages and their families are invited to spend an air-conditioned afternoon at these FREE events on Thursday afternoons through July 26th.

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


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Adult Crafty Corner
Thursday, June 28th 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Adults can be crafty, also! Rediscover your creative spark by joining the Miller Branch Library for an easy craft that you'll be able to take home. This month, participants will be marbling paper.

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


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Crafternoon
Friday, June 29th 1:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Connect to your crafty side (in the air conditioning) at the Miller Branch Library. Children of all ages can make a craft or three anytime between 1 and 6PM to take home with them. We will also have some light refreshments, in case the crafting makes you hungry.

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


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Dewey's Cafe' Board Game Drive
July 2018 All Open Hours

Dewey's Cafe' is looking to create its very own library of playable games and needs your help to do it. The cafe' is happy to take donations of board, card, and puzzle games, both new and used, to help turn the cafe' into a regular social gaming spot for both casual and competitive play. Please drop off your game donations at Dewey's Cafe' in the Main library anytime during the month of July.

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


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Monday Music Craft: Guitars
Monday, July 2nd 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Children and teens are invited to use their crafting skills to make a simple do-it-yourself craft guitar as part of the Libraries Rock! summer reading theme. This program is open to children of all ages.

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


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Robot Invasion
Monday, July 2nd 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Join us at the Main Library for a Robot Invasion! During the Invasion, race through the Ollie Robot Obstacle Course, play with the social Ozobots, and progam the Sphero to complete your own course! All supplies are provided. Children and teens ages 10-18 are welcome. Where will you be when the robots take over?

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


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Terrific Tuesday: Wonder (PG)
Tuesday, July 3rd 2:00p.m.

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder is the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Bring your friends for family drama, rated OG.

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


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Movie Matinee @ Your Library - Despicable Me 3 (PG)
Thursday, July 5th 2:00p.m.

Bring the family and your own refreshments (or pick up something from Dewey's Cafe') for the library's Summer Movie Matinee series at the main library.

This week's feature is Despicable Me 3 and is rated PG. After he is fired rfom the Anti-Villain League for faiing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother- a brither who desperately wishes to follow in his twin's despicable footsteps- one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

Kids of all ages are invited to spend an air-conditioned afternoon at these FREE events through July 26th.

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


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Family Film Friday: The Greatest Showman (PG)
Friday, July 6th 2:00p.m.

Bring your family to the Dallas Branch for an afternoon movie! This week we will be showing the musical drama The Greatest Showman (PG), inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum and his creation of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. The musical drama portrays the birth of show business and Barnum's vision that became "The Greates Show on Earth".

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


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Teen Lounge: 80s Party featuring Sing Street (PG-13)
Monday, July 9th 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Teen Lounge goes back in time to the 1980's! Watch a matinee screening of "Sing Street" (PG-13), a movie about a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980's, who escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. Dress up in your best 80's costume for a chance to win the costume contest and a prize! Snacks are provided.

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


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The Book Lover's Club (for adults)
Tuesday, July 10th 10:15a.m.

Read a good book lately? Come tell us about it at The Book Lover's Club (for adults). The only requirement for this club is that you must love to read. Read whatever you like, fiction or non-fiction, and come give us a short report (on up to three titles). The Book Lover's Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Main library. Come meet more people like you! Bring a friend and a good book and join us at The Book Lover's Club.

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


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Terrific Tuesday: Music and Movement Storytime
Tuesday, July 10th 2:00p.m.

Shimmy and shake your way to a new kind of storytime the whole family will enjoy! Ages 0-99 are encouraged to stretch, sway, and sashay. Join us as we celebrate the fun of moving and grooving! Crafts and snacks included.

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


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Authors in the Afternoon featuring Debra Myton
Thursday, July 12th 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Little Rock author Debra Myton will make a special appearance at the Fort Smith Public Library to promote and sign copies of her book Bound by Faith: The Story of An Ovarian Cancer Survivor.

This book is about personal growth, developing self-help, and inspiring yourself and others. Newly published author Debra Goodwin Myton is the sister of the former Marietha Goodwin Neal, who was a teacher at Sutton Elementary and the mentor of veteran educator Mrs. Hazel White, who taught in the Fort Smith School District for over 30 years.

Debra is a long-time visitor and friend with many ties to Fort Smith residents. She is a well-known, talented educator and audacious ovarian cancer survivor who is passionate about sharing her knowledge of faith. The wife of Clausey Myton and the mother of two daughters, she enjoys traveling with her family. Please come out and support this author who has Fort Smith ties! Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing at this open-house stlye event.

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


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Wonderful Wednesday: Bright Star Touring Presents American Songbook
Wednesday, July 11th 2:00p.m.

Celebrate American history through a timeline of music. Join the professional performers as they carry you on a melodic journey through chapters of American History. From tribal songs of the early Native Americans, to influential anthems of the civil rights movement, this show leaves few songs unsung. Audience interation abounds with sing-alongs in this original Bright Star musical concert.

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


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Movie Matinee @ Your Library- Cars 3 (PG)
Thursday, July 12th 2:00p.m.

Bring the family and your own refreshments (or pick up something from Dewey's Cafe') for the library's Summer Movie Matinee series at the Main library.

This week's feature is Cars 3 and is rated PG. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plans to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage!

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to spend an air-conditioned afternoon at these FREE events on Thursday afternoons through July 26th.

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


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Family Film Friday: Wonder (PG)
Friday, July 13th 2:00p.m.

Bring your family and your own refreshments to the Miller Branch library for a movie in the afternoon! This week we wil be showing the film Wonder (PG), based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same title by R.J. Palacio.

Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

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


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Adult Recess: Robot Races
Saturday, July 14th 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

Who said recess is just for kids? Visit the Windsor Branch Library, check out a book, and take an adulting break by letting loose playing with robots. Light refreshments will be served, and prizes as well. Pre-registration is required.

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

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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  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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Friends of the Library Events


Fort Smith Public Library's Annual Friends of the Library Booksales
Annual programs: 2018 Dates:
  • Fiction: Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th-- All OPEN Hours
  • Mostly Non-Fiction: Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th-- All OPEN Hours
  • Children's and Young Adults Sale: October 26th-October 29th (tentative dates)-- All OPEN Hours
  • Rare and Vintage Sale: December 3rd through December 9th-- 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 28th 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 @ Main
    June 2018 Art Exhibition: Stacy Bates

    The artwork of Stacy Bates will be on display in the Community Room of the Main Library during the months of May and June.

    Stacy (Stacy Bee Art) is an artist and art teacher from Fort Smith, Arkansas. Graduating with a BA degree in Art and a minor in Education from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, she returned to Fort Smith where she now lives with her husband and teaches elementary art at both Woods and Beard Elementary schools.

    Her work specializes in creating pen and ink illustrations, along with murals, that combine her two favorite styles- drawing and printmaking. Her work appears on a variety of projects, from gig posters for musical acts to Arkansas-themed murals in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Her illustrations have been features in six seperate books, including the bicentennial children's book for Fort Smith called "My City is a Fort", currently available for preview and pre-order on www.timesrecordbooks.com.

    Artwork is available for viewing all library hours when meetings are not being held in the Community Room.

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


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    Artwork @ Dewey's Cafe'
    June 2018 Art Exhibition: Art by Claudia Lackie

    Artwork is available for viewing all hours that the library is open.

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


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    Artwork @ Miller
    June 2018 Miller Branch Artist of the Month: Carmen Rodriguez

    The paintings of Carmen Rodriguez will be featured at the Miller Branch Library during June.

    Carmen Rodriguez was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, a city on the Caribbean coast. She studied at the Lourdes School of Nuns of the Presentation, and then went to the Universidad Libre of Colombia, to study law. She went on to study interior design in Bogota and Madrid. After discovering a talent and passion for painting, she began taking private painting courses to allow her craft to grow. Be sure to stop by and enjoy her work during the month of June.

    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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