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Printable Calendars-at-a-Glance: October 2017

Location

October Events

Date

Time

Main Library Dew-vies: Signs (PG-13) Sunday, October 1st1:30p.m.
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, October 2nd10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime Monday, October 2nd10:30a.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, October 3rd10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Classic Film Festival: Brewster's Millions (NR) Tuesday, October 3rd6:30p.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, October 4th10:30a.m.
Main Library Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe' Wednesday, October 4th4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Main Library Storytime Thursday, October 5th10:00a.m.
Main Library Impressionism through Photography: A Visit and Slide Presentation with Photographer Eli Vega Thursday, October 5th7:00p.m.
Main Library CD Release Party with Keith Hays: That's Enough for Now Thursday, October 5th7:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, October 6th10:00a.m.
Main Branch First Friday Friends: World Smile Day (for adults) Friday, October 6th10:30a.m.
Main Library  Magic: The Gathering Saturday, October 7th1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Main Library Dew-vies: ParaNorman (PG) Sunday, October 8th1:30p.m.
Windsor Branch Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Story Short Story Contest Sunday, October 8th- Saturday, October 14thAll Open Hours
Dallas Branch Teen Read Week: Candy Guessing Jar Sunday, October 8th- Saturday, October 14thAll Open Hours
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, October 9th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime Monday, October 9th10:30a.m.
Main Library Unleash Your Story: A Teen Week Event Monday, October 9th10:00a.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, October 10th10:00a.m.
Main Library The Book Lover's Club (for adults) Tuesday, October 10th10:15a.m.
Main Library  River Valley Paranormal at the Library Tuesday, October 10th6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
Miller Branch Classic Film Festival: Strangers on a Train (PG) Tuesday, October 10th6:30p.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, October 11th10:30a.m.
Main Branch  Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe' Wednesday, October 11th4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Main Library Storytime Thursday, October 12th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Unleash Your Story: A Teen Week Event Thursday, October 12th3:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, October 13th10:00a.m.
Main Library Authors in the Afternoon: Friday the 13th Edition with Ethan Nahte', Jerry Castro, and Tommy B. Smith Friday, October 13th3:30p.m.-5:30p.m.
Main Library Magic: The Gathering Saturday, October 14th1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Main Library Dew-vies: The Others (PG-13) Sunday, October 15th1:30p.m.
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, October 16th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, October 16th10:30a.m.
Main Library LEGO Club Monday, October 16th5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, October 17th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Classical Film Festival: Casablanca Tuesday, October 17th 6:30p.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, October 18th10:30a.m.
Main Library Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club Wednesday, October 18th4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Main Library Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe' Wednesday, October 18th4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Main Library Doc Night: Life, Animated (PG) Wednesday, October 18th6:00p.m.
Main Library Storytime Thursday, October 19th10:00a.m.
Main Library  Fall Fun! Make & Take Crafts Thursday, October 19th11:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Windsor Branch  Hispanic Heritage Month: Spanish Storytime Thursday, October 19th6:00p.m.
Main Library  Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Cafe' Thursday, October 19th7:00p.m.
Miller Branch   Storytime @ Miller Friday, October 20th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   Emoji Party Friday, October 20th2:00p.m.
Main Library   Magic: The Gathering Saturday, October 21st1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Main Library   Dew-vies: Hellboy (PG-13) Sunday, October 22nd1:30p.m.
Windsor Branch   Storytime @ Windsor Monday, October 23rd10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Storytime @ Miller Monday, October 23rd10:30a.m.
Main Library   Toddler Time Tuesday, October 24th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Classic Film Festival: High Noon (NR) Tuesday, October 24th6:30p.m.
Dallas Branch   Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, October 25th10:30a.m.
Main Library   Healthy Living For Your Brain & Body Wednesday, October 25th1:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
Main Library   Healthy Living For Your Brain & Body Wednesday, October 25th1:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
Main Library   Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe' Wednesday, October 25th4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Main Library   Storytime Thursday, October 26th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Storytime @ Miller Friday, October 27th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Halloween Crafternoon Friday, October 27th1:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Main Library   Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale: Children's and Young Adult! Friday, October 27th- Monday, October 29th See Event Info
Windsor Branch   National Chocolate Day Saturday, October 28th12:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Main Library   Magic: The Gathering Saturday, October 28th1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
All Library Locations  International Games Week Sunday, October 29th-Friday, November 4thAll Open Hours
Main Library  Dew-vies: Capser (PG) Sunday, October 29th1:30p.m.
Windsor Branch  Storytime @ Windsor Monday, October 30th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch  Laptime Storytime @ Miller Tuesday, October 31st 10:30a.m.
Main Library  Toddler Time Tuesday, October 31st 10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch  Trick or Treat at the Dallas Branch Library Tuesday, October 31st 3:30p.m.-6:00p.m.
Miller Branch  Classic Film Festival: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (NR) Tuesday, October 31st 6:30p.m.

Location

Artwork @ FSPL

Month

Hours

Main Library Paintings by Anna Sue Wilcox September 5th- October 31stALL Open Hours
Miller Branch Artist of the Month- Tanya Bateman October 2017ALL 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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September 2017



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Dew-vies: Signs (PG-13)
October 1st 1:30p.m.

Dew-vies, movies at Dewey's, will be shown every Sunday afternoon during the month of October at the Cafe' in the Main Library. This week's feature will be Signs (PG-13). A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their field which suggests something more frightening to come in this mystery/Sci-Fi drama starring Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix. Bring your family or a friend to enjoy some Sunday fun at Dewey's Cafe'. All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Classic Film Festival: Brewster's Millions (NR)
October 3rd 6:30p.m.

A Classic Film Festival will be held Tuesday evenings during the month of October at the Miller Branch Library. The five film series will showcase a different genre each week. Join us for comedy this week with Brewster's Millions. In this classic film from 1945, an ex-soldier must spend $1,000,000 in two months' time in order to inherit $7,000,000. Light refreshments will be served at this free library event.

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


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Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe'
October 4th 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

Dewey's Cafe' welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get together on Wednesday evenings in October. Cafe' customers can play and discuss the game of chess in a laid back, casual atmosphere. Everyone is invited, from beginners to Chess Grand Masters. Bring your own chess set if you wish; the cafe' will have a couple on hand for those who don't. All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Impressionis through Photography: A Visit and Slide Presentation with Photographer Eli Vega.
October 5th 7:00p.m.

Eli Vega, author of Right Brain Photography, will talk about "Impression through Photography" at this free evening program for photographers of all skill levels, and lovers of photography of art. He will share the history of impressionism, characteristics of impressionism, and how he creates his impressionistic photo images.

Eli Vega is a self-taught and award winning photographer and author. His college art days served as the foundation for his photo art. Among his many specialties in photography, he is known for creating impressionism with his camera. You can learn more about his techniques in his new book, Right Brain Photography

For more on Eli, visit wwww.elivega.net. Copies of the author's books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

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


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CD Release Party with Keith Hays: That's Enough for Now
October 5th 7:00p.m.

Singer-songwriter Keith Hays will play an acoustic concert in celebration of his new CD release, That's Enough for Now. A member of The Recording Academy, the Audio Engineering Society, and the Nashville Songwriters Association, Hays also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Songwriters Association. He has worked on dozens of album projects and composed scores and sound designs for television, film, and theatrical productions.

Although he has received numerous awards, the musician's favorite topic is the accomplishments of his students, who have been nominated (and won) Grammys, Emmys, Oscars, and Clio awards. He takes great pride in the way they've distinguished themselves in the industry.

Join us for an exceptional talent in an intimate setting at Dewey's Cafe'. All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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First Friday Friends: World Smile Day (for adults)
October 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 be celebrating World Smile Day and random acts of kindness.

Harvey Ball, a commercial artist, created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet. As the years passed, Harvey became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost. Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day, a day devoted to smiles and kind acts throughout the world.

Coffee and light refreshments will be available. This library program is intended for adults. For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229


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Magic: The Gathering
October 7th 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Bring your wits, skills, and, of course, cards to the Library's Magic: The Gatering meetup. Newcomers and veterans of the game alike are welcome to come play for fun or practice for upcoming tournaments.

Magic: The Gathering is a 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. All ages are welcome at this weekly gathering at the Cafe'. All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Dew-vies: Para-norman (PG)
October 8th 1:30p.m.

Dew-vies, movies at Dewey's, will be shown every Sunday afternoon during the month of October at the Cafe' in the Main Library. This week's feature will be Para-norman (PG).

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies, and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse in this animated adventure comedy. Bring your family or a friend to enjoy some Sunday fun at Dewey's Cafe'! All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Story Short Story Contest
October 8th- October 14th All Open Hours

Teens! Celebrate Teen Read Week with the Windsor Branch Library by "Unleashing Your Story" in a short story contest. Choose a staged scene of your choice in the library to write a short story of 250 words or less. The winner of the shory story contest will win a gift card to Books-A-Million. Stop by the library or call 479-785-0405 for more information.

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


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Teen Read Week: Candy Guessing Jar
October 8th- October 14th All Open Hours

In celebration of Teen Read Week, area teens are invited to guess the number of pieces of candy in a jar all week long. Each time a teen checks out and reviews a library item or uses a public computer, they will be allowed one entry for the guessing jar. The winner of the contest will receive the candy jar and a gift card!

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


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Unleash Your Story: A Teen Week Event
October 9th 10:00a.m.

In celebration of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to this special "Unleash Your Story" workshop designed to help you tell your own story in a variety of ways. Materials will be available for participants to create a new journal or zine. Bring your friends; the program is FREE and refreshments will be provided.

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


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The Book Lover's Club (for adults)
October 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 Main Library at (479)783-0229


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River Valley Paranormal at the Library
October 10th 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

Fort Smith's very own paranormal research and investigation team returns to the Fort Smith Public Library to tell stories of past cases and current ventures. Join us as Co-Founders Adrian and Tina Scalf share their love and passion for ghosts, spirits, and the haunted history of Fort Smith.

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


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Lego Club: Talk Like a Pirate!
Monday, September 18th 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Kids, tweens, and teens are invited to the Main Library to design, create, and build unique creations with the LEGO Club! In celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day, this month's theme will be pirates! Everyone loves LEGOs; this event is free and supplies are provided- just bring your imagination.

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


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Classic Film Festival: Strangers on a Train (PG)
October 10th 6:30p.m.

A Classic Film Festival will be held on Tuesday evenings during the month of October at the Miller Branch Library. The five film series will showcase a different genre each week.

Join us for drama this week with Strangers on a Train. In this classic film from 1951, a psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder- a theory that he plans to implement in this Film-Noir thriller.

Light refreshments will be served at this event.

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


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Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe'
Wednesday, October 11th 4:00p.m.- 7:00p.m.

Dewey's Cafe' welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get together on Wednesday evenings in September. Cafe' customers can play and discuss the game of chess in a laid back, casual atmosphere. Everyone is invited, from beginners to Chess Grand Masters. Bring your own chess set if you wish; the cafe' will have a couple on hand for those who don't.

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


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Unleash Your Story: A Teen Week Event
Thursday, October 12th 3:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

In celebration of Teen Read Week, teens are invited to this special "Unleash Your Story" workship designed to help you tell your own story in a variety of ways. Materials will be available for participants to create a new journal or zine. Bring your friends; the program is FREE and refreshments will be provided.

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


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Authors in the Afternoon: Friday the 13th Edition with Ethan Nahte', Jerry Castro, and Tommy B. Smith
Friday, October 13th 3:30p.m.-5:30p.m.

A trio of creative tale tellers from the dark side will make a special appearance at the Main Library to promote and sign copies of their latest works. This special Friday the 13th edition of Authoes in the Afternoon will feature authors Ethan Nahte', Jerry DeCastro, and Tommy B. Smith. Copies of Of Monsters & Madmen and The Undead Ate My Head by Ethan Nahte', Poisonous and Pieces of Chaos by Tommy B. Smith, and Ghoulsquad by Jerry Castro 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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Magic: The Gathering
Sunday, October 14th 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Bring your wits, skills, and, of course, cards to the Library's Magic: The Gathering meetup. Newcomers and veterans of the game alike are welcome to come play for fun or practice for upcoming tournaments. Magic: The Gathering is a 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. All ages are welcome at this weekly gathering at the Cafe'. All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Dew-vies: The Others (PG-13)
Sunday, October 15th 1:30p.m.

Dew-vies, movies at Dewey's, will be shown every Sunday afternoon during the month of October at the Cafe' in the Main Library. This week's featuer will be 10 The Others (PG-13).

A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted in this mystery thriller. Bring your family or a friend and check out the action at Dewey's Cafe'. All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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LEGO Club
Monday, October 18th 5:00p.m.-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 Main Library at (479)783-0229


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Classic Film Festival: Casablanca (PG)
Tuesday, October 17th 6:30p.m.

A Classic Film Festival will be held on Tuesday evenings during the month of October at the Miller Branch Library. The five film series will showcase a different genre each week. Join us for romance this week with Casablanca In this classic film from 1942, in Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover with unforseen complications in this wartime romance featuring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Light refreshments will be served at this free library event.

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


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Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club
Wednesday, October 18th 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Writers of all ages (from teens to seniors) and backgrounds are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club. Discuss writing goals and ambitions, experience other member's works, and enjoy being among others that share the same passion for writing as you. 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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Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe'
Wednesday, October 18th 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

Dewey's Cafe' welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get together on Wednesday evenings in October. Cafe' customers can play and discuss the game of chess in a laid back, casual atmosphere. Everyone is invited, from beginners to Chess Grand Masters. Bring your own chess set if you wish; the cafe' will have a couple on hand for those who don't. All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Doc Night: Life, Animated(PG)
Wednesday, October 18th 6:00p.m.

Owen Suskind developed autism at a very young age and struggled to find a place in the world. However, through animated and moreover, Disney films, Owen discovers a method of communicating his emotions and love that follow him up into adulthood. This animated documentary from 2016 is rated PG.

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


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Fall Fun! Make and Take Crafts
Thursday, October 19th 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Celebrate the arrival of the autumn season by dropping by the storytime room for some fall fun with make & take crafts! Bring your family by this open-house-style event anytime between 11a.m. and 5p.m. for an opportunity to make a variety of autumn crafts to take home with you.

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


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Hispanic Heritage Month: Spanish Storytime
Thursday, October 19th 6:00p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at the Windsor Branch Library with a fiesta of literacy. Bring your family and join us for stories in Spanish, activities, crafts, and other FREE fun!

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


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Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Cafe'
Thursday, October 19th 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! All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Emoji Party
Friday, October 20th 2:00p.m.

Enjoy your day off from school with an Emoji Party at the Windsor Branch Library. There will be Emoji Bingo, Emoji Crafts, and an Emoji Selfie Booth, plus the library swag at this FREE program for all ages.

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


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Magic: The Gathering
Saturday, October 21st 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Bring your wits, skills, and, of course, cards to the Library's Magic: The Gathering meetup. Newcomers and veterans of the game alike are welcome to come play for fun or practice for upcoming tournaments. Magic: The Gathering is a 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. All ages are welcome at this weekly gathering at the Cafe'. All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Dew-vies: Hellboy (PG)
Sunday, October 22nd 1:30p.m.

Dew-vies, movies at Dewey's, will be shown every Sunday afternoon during the month of October at the Cafe' in the Main Library. This week's feature will be Hellboy (PG-13).

A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender agains the forces of darkness in this horror/fantasy film.

Bring your family or a friend and check out the action at Dewey's Cafe'! All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Classic Film Festival High Noon (NR)
Tuesday, October 24th 6:30p.m.

A Classic Film Festival will be held on Tuesday evenings during the month of October at the Miller Branch Library. The five film series will showcase a different genre each week. Join us for a western this week with High Noon. In this classic film from 1952, Marshal Will Kane, personally compelled to face his returning enemy Frank Miller, finds that his fellow townspeople refuse to help him in this Western thriller starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. Light refreshments will be served at this free library event.

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


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Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Wednesday, October 25th 1:00p.m.-2:00p.m.

Join the Alzheimer's Association to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

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


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Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe'
Wednesday, October 25th 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

Dewey's Cafe' welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get together on Wednesday evenings in October. Cafe' customers can play and discuss the game of chess in a laid back, casual atmosphere. Everyone is invited, from beginners to Chess Grand Masters. Bring your own chess set if you wish; the cafe' will have a couple on hand for those who don't. All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Halloween Crafternoon
Friday, October 27th 1:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Children of all ages are invited to connect to their crafty side to make spooky Halloween crafts at the Miller Branch Library. Kids and their family are invited to stop by this open-house style event anytime between 1p.m. and 6p.m. There will be light refreshments available too, just in case the crafting makes you hungry.

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


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Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale: Children's and Young Adult!
Friday, October 27th- Monday, October 30th Various Hours

Educators, home schoolers, and anyone who loves sharing books with children and teens won't want to miss this new Friends of the Library used book sale featuring ONLY books and media for children and young adults. Thousands of fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults will be available at bargain prices. Videos and other non-print formants will for sale, too! Come stock up for your home or classroom library.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Fort Smith Public Library which provides supplemental funding for library programs, materials, and much more.

Hours are as follows:

Friday: 3:30p.m.-7:00p.m.

Saturday: 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m

Sunday: 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Monday: 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m.

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


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National Chocolate Day
Saturday, October 28th 12:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Come visit the Windsor Branch Library and celebrate National Chocolate Day with us by checking out a book and enjoying a sweet treat.

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


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Magic: The Gathering
Saturday, October 28th 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Bring your wits, skills, and, of course, cards to the Library's Magic: The Gathering meetup. Newcomers and veterans of the game alike are welcome to come play for fun or practice for upcoming tournaments. Magic: The Gathering is a card game of strategy and luck using creatures, spells, and enchantments to drain your opponent's life force before they can do the same to you. All ages are welcome at this weekly gathering at the Cafe'. All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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International Games Week
Sunday, October 29th- Saturday, November 4th All Open Hours

Get your game on, it's a family affair! Stop by any one of the four Fort Smith Public Library locations as we join in with thousands of libraries across the world to celebrate the American Library Association's International Games Week @ your library. Board games of all kinds will be available for you and your family or friends to enjoy a little friendly competition. Games will be available all hours that the libraries are open during International Games Week.

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


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Dew-vies Casper (PG)
Sunday, October 29th 1:30p.m.

Dew-vies, movies at Dewey's, will be shown every Sunday afternoon during the month of October at the Cafe' in the Main Library. This week's feature will be Casper (PG).

A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one in this family comedy fantasy. Bring your family or a friend and enjoy some Sunday fun at Dewey's Cafe'! All purchases made at the cafe' support the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Trick or Treat at the Dallas Branch Library
Tuesday, October 31st 3:30p.m.-6:00p.m.

Kick off an evening of Halloween fun at the Dallas Street Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library. Stop by for free candy and a Halloween themed make & take craft. Stop by for free candy and a Halloween themed make & take craft. We can't wait to see your costume!

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


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Classic Film Festival: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (NR)
Tuesday, October 31st 6:30p.m.

A Classic Film Festival will be held on Tuesday evenings during the month of October at the Miller Branch Library. The five film series will showcase a different genre each week.

Join us for a thriller this week with Invasion of the Body Snatchers. In this classic film from 1956, a small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Light refreshments will be served at this free library event.

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

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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 (Twice) Annual Friends of the Library Booksale
Annual program: 2017 Dates:
  • Fiction: Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th -- All OPEN Hours
  • Mostly Non-Fiction: Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th -- 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
    September 5th- October 31st, 2017 Paintings by Anna Sue Wilcox

    The paintings of Arkansas artist Anna Sue Wilcox will be on display in the Community Room at the Main Library during the months of September and October

    Anna Sue brings an investment to her body of work which spans space and time from Africa to Europe to the railroad tracks of 1930s Sallisaw. Her vision embraces the human experience, striving to convery the hearts of the people she portrays.

    People move her heart. People as they move and work and play and cry. The human experience is deeply stirring and her desire is to convery a depth of emotion to the viewer. There is no greater satisfation than to know that a connection has been made between the painting and the individual experiencing it.

    Since childhood, her dream was to be an artist whose focus would be people. Addiction to the aroma of oils since age nine and largely self-taught, Wilcox also studied under Fort Smith artist John Bell Jr., from whom she drew a great deal of knowledge, encouragement, and inspiration. Since the 1970s she has done commissioned portraits, and her work can be found in collections in Europe and throughout the United States.

    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 @ Miller
    October 2017 Miller Branch Artist of the Month: Tanya Bateman

    Tanya Bateman will be the featured artist at the Miller Branch Library during the month of October. Inspired by traveling, Tanya began painting five years ago. Her oil and acrylic paintings offer a wide variety of subjects with her favorites being scenery and landscapes.

    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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