Fort Smith Public Library Activities


Upcoming Events

Printable Calendars-at-a-Glance: July 2017

Location

July and August Events

Date

Time

All Library Locations Children's Summer Reading Program June 1st - July 31stAll Open Hours
All Library Locations Teen Summer Reading Program June 1st - July 31stAll Open Hours
All Library Locations Adult Summer Reading Celebration June 1st - July 31stAll Open Hours
Main Library Summer Games Days @ Dewey's Cafe' Saturday, July 15th10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Main Library Super Saturday: Build a Better World with Super Science! Saturday, July 15th10:30a.m.
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, July 17th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, July 17th10:30a.m.
Dallas Branch Maker Monday: Will it Float? Monday, July 17th2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.
Main Library LEGO Club Monday, July 17th5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, July 18th10:00a.m.
Main Library Authors in the Afternoon with Larry Rogers Tuesday, July 18th4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime and Summer Crafts Wednesday, July 19th10:30a.m.
Main Library Wonderful Wednesday - Community Under the Canopy Wednesday, July 19th2:00p.m.
Main Library Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club Wednesday, July 19th4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Main Library Doc Night: Gleason (R) Wednesday, July 19th5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Main Library Chess Knight Wednesday, July 19th6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, July 20th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch School Age Storytime @ Windsor Thursday, July 20th10:00a.m.
Main Library Movie Matinee @ Your Library- The Angry Birds Movie (PG) Thursday, July 20th2:00p.m.
Main Library Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Cafe' Thursday, July 20th7:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, July 21st10:00a.m.
Main Library Summer Games Days @ Dewey's Cafe' Saturday, July 22nd10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Windsor Branch  Uncle Pirate: The Musical Storytime Monday, July 24th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, July 24th10:30a.m.
Dallas Branch Maker Monday : Sculpture Building Monday, July 24th2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.
Main Library  Uncle Pirate: The Musical Toddler Time Tuesday, July 25th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Movie in the Morning- The Secret Life of Pets Tuesday, July 25th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch  Uncle Pirate: The Musical Storytime Wednesday, July 26th10:30a.m.
Main Library Wonderful Wednesday: Young Actors Guild presents Uncle Pirate: The Musical Wednesday, July 26th2:00p.m.
Main Library Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe' Wednesday, July 26th6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.
Windsor Branch Family Fun Day: Game On!!! Thursday, July 27th9:00a.m.-7:00p.m.
Main Library  Uncle Pirate: The Musical Storytime Thursday, July 27th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch School Age Storytime Thursday, July 27th10:00a.m.
Main Library Movie Matinee @ Your Library- Kubo and the Two Strings (PG) Thursday, July 27th2:00p.m.
Main Library  Magic: the Gathering (PG) Thursday, July 27th4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Miller Branch  Uncle Pirate: The Musical Storytime Friday, July 28th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Boxing for Beginners Friday, July 28thNoon-1:00p.m.
Main Library Summer Games Days @ Dewey's Cafe' Saturday, July 29th10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, July 31st10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, July 31st10:30a.m.
Dallas Branch Maker Monday: LEGO Robots! Monday, July 31st2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.
All Fort Smith Public Library Locations Bottled Water Drive for the Next Step Day Room August 1st-August 31stAll Open Hours
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, August 1st10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime and Summer Crafts Wednesday, August 2nd10:30a.m.
Main Library Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe' Wednesday, August 2nd6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.
Main Library Storytime Thursday, August 3rd10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch School Age Storytime Thursday, August 3rd10:00a.m.
Main Library BINGO for Books: Back to School Edition Thursday, August 3rd4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, August 4th10:00a.m.
Main Library First Friday Friends: Age of Champions Film Screening (for adults) Friday, August 4th10:30a.m.
Main Library Summer Games Days @ Dewey's Cafe' Saturday, August 5th10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, August 7th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, August 7th10:00a.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, August 8th10:00a.m.
Main Library The Book Lover's Club (for adults) Tuesday, August 8th10:15a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime and Summer Crafts Wednesday, August 9th10:30a.m.
Main Library Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe' Wednesday, August 9th6:30a.m.-8:30a.m.
Main Library Storytime Thursday, August 10th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch School Age Storytime Thursday, August 10th10:00a.m.
Main Library Back to School Nail Makeover for Kids and Teens Thursday, August 10th2:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Main Library Magic: The Gathering Thursday, August 10th4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Windsor Branch Family Fun Movie Night: Sing (PG) Thursday, August 10th6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Miller Branch Touch-a-Truck Storytime Friday, August 11th10:00a.m.
Main Library Summer Games Days @ Dewey's Cafe' Saturday, August 12th10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Windsor Branch Storytime Monday, August 14th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime Monday, August 14th10:30a.m.
Main Library Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body Monday, August 14th1:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
Main Library Cuentos para Niños en Español: A Storytime in Spanish Monday, August 14th6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, August 15th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime and Summer Crafts Wednesday, August 16th10:30a.m.
Main Library Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club Wednesday, August 16th4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Main Library Doc Night: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (PG-13) Wednesday, August 16th5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Main Library Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe' Wednesday, August 16th6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.
Main Library Storytime Thursday, August 17th10:00a.m.
Main Library Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Cafe' Thursday, August 17th7:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime Friday, August 18th10:00a.m.

Location

Artwork @ FSPL

Month

Hours

Main Library Paintings by Carolyn Nally July 2017-Mid August 2017ALL Open Hours
Dewey's Café
@ Main
 Photo Exhibition: Scott Smith July 2017-August 2017ALL Open Hours
Miller Branch Artist of the Month- Rania Asadi July 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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July & August 2017



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Children's Summer Reading Program
SPECIAL Summer 2017 program:June 1st-July 31st; ALL Open Hours

It's time again for the annual Summer Reading Program for kids. This year's theme is Build a Better World; 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, pencils, door hangers, cups, food coupons, and the opportunity to get their name in a book will be given to each child for reaching specific goals. Registration begins June 1st at all four Fort Smith Public Library locations. Build a Better World at your Library this summer!

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


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Teen Summer Reading Program
SPECIAL Summer 2017 Program: June 1st-July 31st; ALL Open Hours

Area teens are invited to the Fort Smith Public Library to take part in the 2017 Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World. 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, CD, DVD, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, digital titles, etc.), enables you to enter into weekly prize drawings for the chance to win great gift cards. Registration begins June 1st at all four Fort Smith Public Library locations for Build a Better World: the summer reading program for teens at the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Adult Summer Reading Celebration
SPECIAL Summer 2017 Program: June 1st-July31st; ALL Open Hours

Join us at the Fort Smith Public Library for our 14th annual Adult Summer Reading Celebration, Build a Better World. Why should the kids have all the fun? Win prizes 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. Summer Reading runs June 1 - July 31. 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). A parent or legal guardian must apply in person for children ages 5-15. 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 Fort Smith Public Library card for only $35 a year. That's less than 10 cents a day.
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Summer Games Days
Saturday, July 15th 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Looking to sharpen your checkers skills? Is your bridge group looking for a new place to play? Want to ruin friendships over a game of Monopoly? Looking to test out your new Pokemon or Magic decks? Tabletop gamers are welcome to join us at Dewey's Cafe' every Saturday from 10-4 for our Summer Game Days. Tables will be set up for board and card games so bring some of your favorites to play (family friendly please!) or try something new from our selection.

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


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Build a Better World with Super Science!
Saturday, July 15th 10:30a.m.

Join us for this Super Saturday science spectacular show! Back by popular demand, our special guest is Stephen "Super Steve" Cox. Get ready for an action-packed, high intensity, highly interactive science show with National Science Presenter, Stephen Warren Cox.

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


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Maker Monday: Will it Float?
Monday, July 17th 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

Participants will learn why boats float by trying to construct a miniature boat out of materials that don't normally float in water at this week's Maker Monday. All ages are welcome at this open-house style event. Boat themed coloring activities will be available for younger children.

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


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LEGO Club
Monday, July 17th 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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Authors in the Afternoon with Larry Rogers
Tuesday, July 18th 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Fort Smith author Larry Rogers will appear at the Fort Smith Public Library to promote and sign copies of his new book of poetry, Live Free or Croak.

The book is a full-length collection of poems that centers on the author's childhood spent growing up in a potting shed trailer in the piney woods of west centeral Arkansas. The book also includes several poems related to Rogers' experiences in Vietnam.

Rogers is a poet/singer-songwriter. His poems have been published in dozens of the finest literary journals in the United States. Songs he's written have been published by some of the better-known names in the music industry. He lives with his wife, Judy, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. They have two grown children, Lily and Hank. Copies of Live Free or Croak 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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Wonderful Wednesday- Community Under the Canopy
Wednesday, July 19th 2:00p.m.

Our special Wonderful Wednesday guest this week will be the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth.

Get set to build a better world by learning how you can protect its unique habitats. Community under the Canopy will feature live animals from the world's rainforest and jungles. Wildlife educator Shawna Adams with the National History Education Company of the Midsouth (NHECM) will bring a white-nosed Coatimundi and a yellow-naped green Amazon parrot plus other jungle adventurers to help us learn!

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


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Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club
Wednesday, July 19th 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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Doc Night: Gleason (R)
Wednesday, July 19th 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

After he is diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason begins making a video diary for his unborn son as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients as his disease progresses. Join the Fort Smith Public Library for this powerful and moving documentary. Viewer discretion is advised; this film does contain some strong language and is rated R

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


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Chess Knight
Wednesday, July 19th 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.

Dewey's Cafe' welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get-together on Wednesday evenings in July. 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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Movie Matinee @ Your Library- The Angry Birds Movie (PG)
Thursday, July 20th 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 The Angry Birds Movie and is rated PG. In this clever animated comedy, meet Red, Chuck, and Bomb, a team of unlikely heroes, and finally learn why the birds are so angry.

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to spend an air-conditioned afternoon at these FREE events on Thursday through July 27th.

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


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Open Mic Night
Thursday, July 20th 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 an 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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Summer Games Days
Saturday, July 22nd 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Looking to sharpen your checkers skills? Is your bridge group looking for a new place to play? Want to ruin friendships over a game of Monopoly? Looking to test out your new Pokemon or Magic decks? Tabletop gamers are welcome to join us at Dewey's Cafe' every Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. for our Summer Games Days. Tables will be set up for board and card games so bring some of your favorites to play (family friendly please) or try something new from our selection.

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


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Uncle Pirate: The Musical Storytime
Monday, July 24th 10:00a.m.

Join the cast of the Young Actors Guild for a preview of their summer production, Uncle Pirate: The Musical . Will Wilson survive the fourth grade? Maybe, just maybe, with the help of Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin he will. This fun production is based on the book Uncle Pirate by Douglas Rees and features music and lyrics by Drew Fornarola. Don't miss this talented cast of local actors directed by Audra Bocksnick.

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


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Maker Monday: Sculpture Building
Monday, July 24th 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

Use your imagination to build a small sculpture using the materials provided at this week's Maker Monday. All ages are welcome at this open-house style event. Art themed coloring activities will be available for younger children.

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


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Uncle Pirate: The Musical Toddler Time
Tuesday, July 25th 10:00a.m.

Join the cast of the Young Actors Guild for a preview of their summer production, Uncle Pirate: The Musical . Will Wilson survive the fourth grade? Maybe, just maybe, with the help of Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin he will. This fun production is based on the book Uncle Pirate by Douglas Rees and features music and lyrics by Drew Fornarola. Don't miss this talented cast of local actors directed by Audra Bocksnick.

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


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Movie in the Morning- The Secret Life of Pets
Tuesday, July 25th 10:00a.m.

Bring your family and your own refreshments to the Miller Branch Library for a movie in the morning! This week we will be showing The Secret Life of Pets (PG). Max is a terrier who enjoys his quiet life. His world is turned upside down when his owner brings home a stray dog named Duke, whom Max instantly dislikes.

Find out what your pets do when you're not at home in this animated comedy featuring the voice talents of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, and Kevin Hart.

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


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Uncle Pirate: The Musical Storytime
Wednesday, July 26th 10:30a.m.

Join the cast of the Young Actors Guild for a preview of their summer production, Uncle Pirate: The Musical . Will Wilson survive the fourth grade? Maybe, just maybe, with the help of Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin he will. This fun production is based on the book Uncle Pirate by Douglas Rees and features music and lyrics by Drew Fornarola. Don't miss this talented cast of local actors directed by Audra Bocksnick.

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


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Wonderful Wednesday: Young Actors Guild Presents Uncle Pirate: The Musical
Wednesday, July 26th 2:00p.m.

Our Wonderful Wednesday guests this week will be the talented Young Actors Guild with a preview of their summer production, Uncle Pirate: The Musical .

Will Wilson survive the fourth grade? Maybe, just maybe, with help from Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin, he will. This fun production is based on the book Uncle Pirate by Douglas Rees and features music and lyrics by Drew Fornarola. Don't miss this talented cast of local actors directed by Audra Bocksnick!

For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)484-5650


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Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe'
Wednesday, July 26th 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.

Dewey's Café welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get together on Wednesday evenings in July. Café 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 café will have a couple on hand for those who don't.

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


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Family Fun Day: Game On!!!
Thursday, July 27th 9:00a.m.-7:00p.m.

Celebrate summer by dropping by and enjoying playing video games and board games all day long. Don't forget to check out a book and report on your summer reading progress.

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


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Uncle Pirate: The Musical Storytime
Thursday, July 27th 10:00a.m.

Join the cast of the Young Actors Guild for a preview of their summer production, Uncle Pirate: The Musical . Will Wilson survive the fourth grade? Maybe, just maybe, with the help of Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin he will. This fun production is based on the book Uncle Pirate by Douglas Rees and features music and lyrics by Drew Fornarola. Don't miss this talented cast of local actors directed by Audra Bocksnick.

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


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Movie Matinee @ Your Library- Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)
Thursday, July 27th 2:00p.m.

Bring the family and your own refreshments (or pick something up from Dewey's Café!) for the library's last Summer Movie Matinee of the season. This week's feature is Kubo and the Two Strings and is rated PG.

A young boy with the gift of telling fantastical stories is sent on a mystical quest to discover his family's magical legacy in this animated family adventure. Kids of all ages and their families are invited to spend an air-conditioned afternoon with us at the library.

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


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Magic: The Gathering
Thursday, July 27th 4:00p.m.-7:00p.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. Ages 8-18 are welcome, as well as families.

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


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Uncle Pirate: The Musical Storytime
Thursday, July 27th 10:00a.m.

Join the cast of the Young Actors Guild for a preview of their summer production, Uncle Pirate: The Musical . Will Wilson survive the fourth grade? Maybe, just maybe, with the help of Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin he will. This fun production is based on the book Uncle Pirate by Douglas Rees and features music and lyrics by Drew Fornarola. Don't miss this talented cast of local actors directed by Audra Bocksnick.

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


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Boxing for Beginners
Friday, July 28th 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.

Do you have an interest in boxing? Teddy Abbey, with the Fort Smith Boxing Club, will lead this beginning boxing class at the Miller Branch library. Children should be eight and older to participate in this interactive instruction.

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


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Summer Games Days
Saturday, July 29th 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Looking to sharpen your checkers skills? Is your bridge group looking for a new place to play? Want to ruin friendships over a game of Monopoly? Looking to test out your new Pokemon or Magic decks? Tabletop gamers are welcome to join us at Dewey's Cafe' every Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. for our Summer Games Days. Tables will be set up for board and card games so bring some of your favorites to play (family friendly please) or try something new from our selection.

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


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Maker Monday: LEGO Robots!
Monday, July 31st 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

Use your imagination to build a small robot out of LEGOs at this week's Maker Monday. All ages are welcome at this open-house style event. Robot themed coloring activities will be available for younger children.

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


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Bottled Water Drive for the Next Step Day Room
August 1st-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 neighbhorhood 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 mangers with backgrounds in social service work 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)479-783-0229


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Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe'
Wednesday, August 2nd 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.

Dewey's Cafe' welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get together on Wednesday evenings in August. 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)479-783-0229


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BINGO for Books: Back to School Edition
Thursday, August 3rd 4:00p.m.-5:00p.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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First Friday Friends: Age of Champions Film Screening (for adults)
Friday, August 4th 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 viewing Age of Champions, an award-winning PBS documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. This powerful story may just inspire you to be healthier, happier, and more active. Coffee and light refreshments will be available. Bring a friend, or come and meet some new ones! This library program is intended for adults.

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


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Summer Games Days
Saturday, August 5th 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Looking to sharpen your checkers skills? Is your bridge group looking for a new place to play? Want to ruin friendships over a game of Monopoly? Looking to test out your new Pokémon or Magic decks? Tabletop gamers are welcome to join us at Dewey's Cafe' every Saturday from 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. for our Summer Games Days. Tables will be set up for board and card games so bring some of your favorites to play (family friendly please!) or try something new from our selection.

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 8th 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.

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


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Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe'
Wednesday, August 9th 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.

Dewey's Cafe' welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get together on Wednesday evenings in August. 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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Back to School Nail Makeover for Kids and Teens
Thursday, August 10th 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Paint, pamper, and polish your nails at the Back-to-School Nail Makeover in the Youth Services Department at the Main Library. Materials are 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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Magic: The Gathering
Thursday, August 10th 4:00p.m.-7:00p.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. Ages 8-18 are welcome, as well as families.

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


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Family Fun Movie Night: Sing (PG)
Thursday, August 10th 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

Bring the family out for some free popcorn and enjoy the movie Sing! When an eternally optimistic koala puts on a singing competition to save his failing theater, animals across the city gather to step into the spotlight and chase their dreams in this animated family comedy. Check out some books or other library materials while you are here, too!

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


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Summer Games Days @ Dewey's Cafe'
Saturday, August 12th 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Looking to sharpen your checkers skills? Is your bridge group looking for a new place to play? Want to ruin friendships over a game of Monopoly? Looking to test out your new Pokémon or Magic decks? Tabletop gamers are welcome to join us at Dewey's Cafe' every Saturday from 10:00am.-4:00p.m. for our Summer Games Days. Tables will be set up for board and card games so bring some of your favorites to play (family friendly please!) or try something new from our selection.

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


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Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
Monday, August 14th 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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Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club
Wednesday, August 16th 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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Doc Night: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (PG-13)
Wednesday, August 16th 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

Billy Mitchell is a master Donkey Kong player holding the top-score record since the 1980s. That record soon comes into jeopardy when a mild-mannered teacher attempts to beat it. Barbs, mind-games, and hurt feelings culminate into a face-to-face competition to see who truly is the King of Kong. This film is rated PG-13.

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


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Chess Knight @ Dewey's Cafe'
Wednesday, August 16th 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.

Dewey's Cafe' welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get together on Wednesday evenings in August. Cafe' customers can play and discuss the game of chess in a laid back, casual atomosphere. 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

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


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Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Cafe'
Thursday, August 17th 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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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  Spanish Storytime 2nd Monday6:00p.m.
Main  Toddler Time (Ages 3 and under) Tuesdays10:00a.m.
Dallas  Storytime Wednesdays10:30a.m.
Main  Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 to 5) Thursdays10:00a.m.
Windsor  School Age Storytime Thursdays
(June-August)
10:00a.m.
Miller  Storytime with Tiffany Nelson Fridays10:00a.m.


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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
    July 2017-Mid August 2017: Paintings by Carolyn Nally

    The paintings of Fort Smith artist Carolyn Nally will be on display at the Main Library from July through mid-August.

    Carolyn paints from the heart. All of her work has an emotional connection featuring places she has visted and special family times. She finds joy in painting water, as each brush stroke takes on a life of its own, twisting and turning into happy surprises. The theme of blue doors and windows is present in her work as well, including old structures from Old Toas, Santa Fe, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean; she hopes to be able to tell their story and spark curiosity in the viewer's eyes.

    Carolyn began painting in the 1970s while living in Oklahoma. Her work has been in juried art shows around the area. She has studied through the years with various instructors, taking along something from each one has she continues to create. Come take a look; 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 2017: Photography by Scott Smith

    Concert photographs shot by local photographer/writer Scott Smith will be on display at Dewey's Cafe' inside the Main Library during the months of July and August.

    Since the summer of 2000, Smith has taken photographs of numerous rock, blues, country, pop, and R&B concerts for Real Rock News (www.realrocknews.com), American Songwriter, The Magazine of Country Music, and the Times Record newspaper.

    Smith, an Alma resident and Oklahoma State University graduate who plays bass in the local band Goodluck Slim, has photographed Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Who, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Billy Joel, The Eagles, Paul Simon, Garth Brooks, Gregg Allman, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, Aerosmith, Robert Plant, Rush, Journey, Kiss, Coldplay, Grace Potter, Bad Company, Guns N' Roses, Brian Wilson, Blues Traveler, Santana, Gary Clark Jr., Kid Rock, Cheap Trick, Styx, and others.

    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
    July 2017: Miller Branch Artist of the Month: Rania Asadi

    Fort Smith artist Rania Asadi will display her original works at the Miller Branch Library during the month of July.

    Originally from Syria, Rania Asadi has lived locally for fourteen years. She enjoys painting with oils and watercolors as well as designing jewelry and furniture. Her exhibit will feature still life paintings and landscapes done in oil.

    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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