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Printable Calendars-at-a-Glance:  July 2018

Location

July and August Events

Date

Time

All Fort Smith Public Library Locations   Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program for Kids July 2018All Open Hours
All Fort Smith Public Library Locations   Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program for Teens July 2018 All Open Hours
All Fort Smith Public Library Locations   Libraries Rock! Adult Summer Reading Celebration July 2018 All Open Hours
Main Library   Dewey's Cafe' Board Game Drive July 2018 All Open Hours
Windsor Branch   Storytime @ Windsor Monday, July 16th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, July 16th 10:30a.m.
Miller Branch   Lyrical Poetry (for teens and tweens) Monday, July 16th 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Dallas Branch   Monday Music Craft: Wind Instruments Monday, July 16th 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.
Main Library   Lego Club Monday, July 16th 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Main Library  Toddler Time Tuesday, July 17th 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch  Terrific Tuesday: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) Tuesday, July 17th 2:00p.m.
Main Library  Lights, Camera, Action! A Creative Storytime Tuesday, July 17th 4:00p.m.
Dallas Branch   Storytime and Summer Crafts Wednesday, July 18th 10:30a.m.
Main Library   Wonderful Wednesday: Concert with the Sugar Free Allstars Wednesday, July 18th 2:00p.m.
Main Library   Storytime Thursday, July 19th 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   School Age Storytime Thursday, July 19th 10:00a.m.
Main Library   Movie Matinee @ Your Library- The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (PG) Thursday, July 19th 2:00p.m.
Miller Branch   Family Sock Hop Thursday, July 19th 7:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
Main Library   Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Cafe' Thursday, July 19th 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.
Miller Branch   Storytime @ Miller Friday, July 20th 10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch   Family Film Friday: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) Friday, July 20th 2:00p.m.
Windsor Branch   Awesome Alli Storytime with the Young Actors Guild Monday, July 23rd 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Laptime Storytime Monday, July 23rd 10:30a.m.
Main Library   DIY Dorm Decor Monday, July 23rd 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Main Library   Awesome Alli Toddler Time with the Young Actors Guild Tuesday, July 24th 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   Terrific Tuesday: Dance Off Tuesday, July 24th 2:00p.m.
Dallas Branch   Awesome Alli Storytime with the Young Actors Guild Wednesday, July 25th 10:30a.m.
Main Library   Wonderful Wednesday- Young Actors Guild- Awesome Alli: First Kid Astronaut Preview Show Wednesday, July 25th 2:00p.m.
Main Library   Awesome Alli Storytime with the Young Actors Guild Thursday, July 26th 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   School Age Storytime Thursday, July 26th 10:00a.m.
Main Library   Movie Matinee @ Your Library- The Boss Baby (PG) Thursday, July 26th 2:00p.m.
Miller Branch   Adult Crafty Corner Thursday, July 26th 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Miller Branch   Awesome Alli Storytime with the Young Actors Guild Friday, July 27th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Crafternoon Friday, July 27th 1:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Windsor Branch   Storytime @ Windsor Monday, July 30th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, July 30th 10:30a.m.
Dallas Branch   Monday Music Craft: Shakers & Noise Makers Monday, July 30th 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Main Library   Toddler Time Tuesday, July 31st 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   Terrific Tuesday: Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! Tuesday, July 31st 2:00p.m.
Main Library   Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! An Interactive Movie Experience Tuesday, July 31st 3:00p.m.-6:30p.m.
Main Library   Bottled Water Drive for the Next Step Day Room August 1st-August 31st All Open Hours
Dallas Branch   Storytime and Summer Crafts Wednesday, August 1st 10:30a.m.
Main Library   Storytime Thursday, August 2nd 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   School Age Storytime Thursday, August 2nd 10:00a.m.
Main Library   BINGO for Books Thursday, August 2nd 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Miller Branch   Storytime @ Miller Friday, August 3rd 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   Storytime @ Windsor Monday, August 6th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, August 6th 10:30a.m.
Main Library   Toddler Time Tuesday, August 7th 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   Terrific Tuesday: I Vote, You Vote Storytime Tuesday, August 7th 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.
Main Library   Wanda J. Williams Theatre Company presents Little Mermaid Tuesday, August 7th 6:00p.m.
Dallas Branch   Storytime and Summer Crafts Wednesday, August 8th 10:30a.m.
Main Library   Storytime Thursday, August 9th 10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   School Age Storytime Thursday, August 9th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Touch-A-Truck Storytime: Ambulance! Friday, August 10th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Drawing with Ryan Starkey Friday, August 10th 1:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
Main Library   Authors in the Afternoon featuring Cate Grace Saturday, August 11th 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Windsor Branch   Storytime Monday, August 13th 10:00a.m.
Main Library   The Book Lover's Club (for adults) Tuesday, August 14th 10:15a.m.
Main Library   Back to School Nail Makeover for Kids and Teens Tuesday, August 14th 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Dallas Branch   Storytime Wednesday, August 15th 10:30a.m.

Location

Artwork @ FSPL

Month

Hours

Main Library  Art Exhibition: Photography by Jim Anderson July-August 2018All Open Hours
Dewey's Cafe'  Art Exhibition: Photography by Ashley Lewis July-August 2018All Open Hours
Miller Branch  Miller Branch Library Artist of the Month- Shirley Rambin July 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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July and August 2018



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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program for Kids
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
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
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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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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Lyrical Poetry (for teens & tweens)
Monday, July 16th 1:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

What will your mind, soul, or spirit want to create once you are prompted by words, pictures, or scenarios? Dar Airhart will lead this fun and interactive program, intended for ages 11 and up. Come and experiment with this type of poetry and see just how you can flow creatively and spontaneously.

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


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Monday Music Craft: Wind Instruments
Monday, July 16th 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

Use your crafting skills to make a simple do-it-yourself musical wind instrument 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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LEGO Club
Monday, July 16th 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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Terrific Tuesday: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)
Tuesday, July 17th 2:00p.m.

When four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. This action-adventure comedy from 2017 is rated PG-13.

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


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Lights, Camera, Action. A Creative Storytime.
Tuesday, July 17th 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, L.A. 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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Wonderful Wednesday: Concert with the Sugar Free Allstars
Wednesday, July 18th 10:30a.m.

Get ready to pack the dance floor, because here come the Sugar Free Allstars. This Grammy-featured, family super duo from Oklahoma City has been listed as one of Time magazine's top 12 family musical acts in America. They blend elements of soul, rhythm & blues, disco, gospel, and New Orleans street parade music to provide a high energy, rock show dance party experience that has been described as a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, body-moving and grooving, dance-until-you-drop party for all ages.

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


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Movie Matinee @ Your Library- The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (PG)
Thursday, July 19th 2:00p.m..

Bring the family and your own refreshments (or pick up someting from Dewey's Cafe') for the library's Summer Movie Matinee series at the main library. This week's feature is The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature and is rated PG. Surly and his friends Buddy, Andie, and Precious discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home. The animals must stop the mayor, his daughter, and a mad animal control officer to take back the city park. 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 Sock Hop
Thursday, July 19th 7:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

Let's dance! Get your feet moving to a hip hopping beat at the Miller Branch Library's Family Sock Hop! Bring the whole family to boogie down to old and new songs, take silly pictures in our photo booth, and participate in our hula hoop contest!

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


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Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Cafe'
Thursday, July 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!

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


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Famiily Film Friday: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13)
Friday, July 20th 2:00p.m.

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for a battle with the First Order. Rated PG-13.

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


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Awesome Alli Storytime with the Young Actors Guild
Monday, July 23rd 10:00a.m.

Don't miss the talented cast of Young Actors Guild at storytime as they preview their upcoming show, Awesome Allie, First Kid Astronaut, based on the book by Scott Elmegreen.

Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but today she's headed into outer space! With the help of her trusty talking dog Captain Chaos and Rover the Dancing Robot from Mars, Allie's on a mission across the solar system to save Earth and maybe learn some things about science along the way. Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure that's out of this world!

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


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DIY Dorm Decor
Monday, July 23rd 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Headed off to college or looking to spruce up your bedroom? Make your own watercolor pillow case or geometric shelf to spice up your dorm room. All supplies and snacks are provided.

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


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Awesome Alli Toddler Time with the Young Actors Guild
Monday, July 23rd 10:00a.m.

Don't miss the talented cast of Young Actors Guild at storytime as they preview their upcoming show, Awesome Allie, First Kid Astronaut, based on the book by Scott Elmegreen.

Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but today she's headed into outer space! With the help of her trusty talking dog Captain Chaos and Rover the Dancing Robot from Mars, Allie's on a mission across the solar system to save Earth and maybe learn some things about science along the way. Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure that's out of this world!

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


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Terrific Tuesday: Dance Off
Tuesday, July 24th 2:00p.m.

Show off your best dance moves through video gaming for a chance at ultimate bragging rights. Come "Dance it Off" at the Windsor Library!

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


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Awesome Alli Storytime with the Young Actors Guild
Wednesday, July 25th 10:30a.m.

Don't miss the talented cast of Young Actors Guild at storytime as they preview their upcoming show, Awesome Allie, First Kid Astronaut, based on the book by Scott Elmegreen.

Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but today she's headed into outer space! With the help of her trusty talking dog Captain Chaos and Rover the Dancing Robot from Mars, Allie's on a mission across the solar system to save Earth and maybe learn some things about science along the way. Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure that's out of this world!

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


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Wonderful Wednesday: Awesome Alli Preview Show
Wednesday, July 25th 2:00p.m.

Don't miss the talented cast of Young Actors Guild as they preview their upcoming show, Awesome Allie, First Kid Astronaut, based on the book by Scott Elmegreen.

Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but today she's headed into outer space! With the help of her trusty talking dog Captain Chaos and Rover the Dancing Robot from Mars, Allie's on a mission across the solar system to save Earth and maybe learn some things about science along the way. Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure that's out of this world!

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


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Awesome Alli Storytime with the Young Actors Guild
Tuesday, July 26th 10:00a.m.

Don't miss the talented cast of Young Actors Guild at storytime as they preview their upcoming show, Awesome Allie, First Kid Astronaut, based on the book by Scott Elmegreen.

Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but today she's headed into outer space! With the help of her trusty talking dog Captain Chaos and Rover the Dancing Robot from Mars, Allie's on a mission across the solar system to save Earth and maybe learn some things about science along the way. Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure that's out of this world!

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


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Movie Matinee @ Your Library- The Boss Baby (PG)
Thursday, July 26th 2:00p.m.

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

This week's feature is The Boss Baby and is rated PG. Seven year old Tim Templeton has always had an overactive imagination- and for the past seven years life has been all peaches for him, getting all the love and affection from his caring parents. However, after the arrival of the Boss Baby, an unexpected new brother dressed in a black suit complete with a tie and a briefcase, Tim won't be the center of attention anymore, as the powerful sibling takes over the whole house, robbing him of all care, little by little.

Soon, Tim and the new boss in a diaper will need to put differences aside and join forces as a sneaky scheme involing the head of Puppy Co. threatens to tilt the balance of power towards their insidiously furry antagonists, not to mention that the next Pet Convention is in two days!

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


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Adult Crafty Corner
Thursday, July 26th 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Adults can be crafty, too! 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 experimenting with zentangle.

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


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Awesome Alli Storytime with the Young Actors Guild
Friday, July 27th 10:00a.m.

Don't miss the talented cast of Young Actors Guild at storytime as they preview their upcoming show, Awesome Allie, First Kid Astronaut, based on the book by Scott Elmegreen.

Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but today she's headed into outer space! With the help of her trusty talking dog Captain Chaos and Rover the Dancing Robot from Mars, Allie's on a mission across the solar system to save Earth and maybe learn some things about science along the way. Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure that's out of this world!

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


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Crafternoon
Friday, July 27th 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 6p.m. 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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Moday Music Craft: Shakers & Noise Makers
Monday, July 30th 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Use your crafting skills to make a do-it-yourself instrument 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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Terrific Tuesday: Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!
Tuesday, July 31st 2:00p.m.

Wizards unite for a magical afternoon to celebrate your favorite storybook character while enjoying a few fantastic treats.

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


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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! An Interactive Movie Experience
Tuesday, July 31st 3:00p.m.-6:30p.m.

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday and the closing of the Summer Reading Program with a magical movie matinee! Experience Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PG) as you've never seen it before: with full audience participation. All supplies and magical items will be provided. Get sorted into your Hogwarts house by the Sorting Hat, and join the Wizarding World for a day! Costumes are strongly encouraged. Spots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

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


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Bottled Water Drive for the Next Step Day Room
August 1st-August 31st All Open Hours

A bottled water drive for the Day Room at Next Step Homeless Services will be held during the month of August at all Fort Smith Public Library locations. Bottled water is essential for homeless clients, especially those unsheltered. As we face much warmer weather, staying hydrated remains a daily challenge for the homeless. Cases of individual-sized bottles (16 ounces) are desired. Feel free to drop off your donations at your neighborhood library.

The Next Step Homeless Services opened in Fort Smith in 2002. They see 120-150 clients each day, either presently experiencing homelessness or on the cusp of homelessness. Next step case managers with backgrounds in social service work to help homeless clients seek solutions to homelessness through individual case management with direction toward self-sufficiency.

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


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BINGO for Books
Thursday, August 2nd 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Bingo for Books is fun for everyone! Bring your family and friends, 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 Main Library at (479)783-0229


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Terrific Tuesday: I Vote, You Vote Storytime
Tuesday, August 7th 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

Who said little people can't vote? A person is a person, whether big or small. Bring the family to this special storytime about voting and elections. After the storytime, you can cast your vote for who you feel will be the next fear leader of our great city, Fort Smith, will be.

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


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Wanda J. Williams Theatre Company presents Little Mermaid
Tuesday, August 7th 6:00p.m.

See the story you know and love performed by the talented actors of the Wanda J. Williams Theatre Company. The show will feature select songs and dances from the classic Disney Broadway show The Little Mermaid! Bring your friends and family and join the fun for this FREE 30-minute performance.

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


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Touch-a-Truck Storytime: Ambulance!
Friday, August 10th 10:00a.m.

Children are invited to participate in an extra-special storytime event at the Miller Branch Library. Participants will first learn about emergency medical technicians and ambulances with stories, activities, and other realted fun. Afterwards, children can visit the library parking lot to watch a demonstration and touch a real ambulance.

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


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Drawing with Ryan Starkey
Friday, August 10th 1:00p.m.-2:00p.m.

Have you always wanted to learn to draw? Local artist Ryan Starkey will lead free, interactive drawing classes for adults (ages 18 and up) at the Miller Branch library in August. He will be teaching techniques using pencil and charcoal. Ryan's paintings have been on display at numerous locations in Fort Smith and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. No registration is required for this free class and materials will be provided. A second class will be held on Friday, August 24th.

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


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Authors in the Afternoon featuring Cate Grace
Saturday, August 11th 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Author Cate Grace will make a special appearance at the Fort Smitih Public Library to promote and sign copies of her book Collateral Damage: the impacts of my mother's mental illness on me. The book is the poignant, absorbing, and thought-provoking true story of a child who grew up with a demanding and destructive intruder in her home: her mother's mental illness. Compelling, insightful, and powerful, Collateral Damange is a valuable resource for anyone who knows, works with, or loves a child of parental mental illness, including grown up children.

Cate grew up on a farm in the Midwest. She obtained a BA cum laude from the University of Iowa, as well as a Juris Doctorate cum laude and a Certificate IV in facilitration, training, and assessment. After practicing law for several years, she moved to Australia, where she worked in the public service and the non-profit sector, including public health. Her work in Australia focused on Aboriginal communities and disadvantaged populations. Cate recently returned to the Midwest, where she practices law, focusing on estate planning, guardianship, and conservatorship, elder law, and emergency immigration law. Copies of the book 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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The Book Lover's Club (for adults)
Tuesday, August 14th 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!

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


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Back to School Nail Makeover for Kids and Teens
Tuesday, August 14th 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Kids and teens are invited to stop by the Main library anytime between 2 and 5PM to paint, pamper, and polish their nails at the Back-to-School Nail Makeover. Materials will be provided, or you may 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 Main Library at (479)783-0229

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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
    July-August 2018 Art Exhibition: Photography by Jim Anderson

    The photography of Jim Anderson will be on display in the Community Room of the Main Library during the months of July and August.

    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.

    Jim's award-winning photographs can be seen in the 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.

    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'
    July-August 2018 Art Exhibition: Photography by Ashley Lewis

    The original photography of Ashley Lewis will be on display at Dewey's Cafe' at the Main Library during the months of July and August.

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


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    Artwork @ Miller
    July 2018 Miller Branch Artist of the Month: Shirley Rambin

    The paintings of Shirley Rambin will be featured at the Miller Branch Library during July.

    After taking a couple of painting classes in 1970, Rambin painted periodically for a decade before turning her focus to her career. Upon retirement, she began painting again. A lot of her paintings are pulled rom memories of her travels to Cananda, Africa, and across the United States. Landscapes, including snowcapped mountains, rivers, and lakes are some of her favorite scenes to paint.

    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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