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Printable Calendars-at-a-Glance:  August 2015

Location

August Events

Date

Time

Windsor Branch Preschool Storytime @ Windsor Monday, August 3rd10:00a.m.
Main Library Primetime Storytime: Young Acors Guild: Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn Monday, August 3rd6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, August 4th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, August 5th10:30a.m.
Main Library Preschool Storytime @ Main Thursday, August 6th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch School Aged Storytime @ Windsor Thursday, August 6th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch Family Fun Movie Night: Big Hero 6 (PG) @ Windsor Thursday, August 6th6:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, August 7th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch Preschool Storytime @ Windsor Monday, August 10th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, August 10th10:30a.m.
Main Library Cuentos para Niños en Español: Storytime in Spanish Monday, August 10th6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, August 11th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, August 12th10:30a.m.
Main Library Back-to-School Nail Makeover In Memory of Leslie Creekmore Wednesday, August 12th1:00--5:00p.m.
Main Library Preschool Storytime @ Main Thursday, August 13th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch School Aged Storytime @ Windsor Thursday, August 13th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, August 14th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch Spanish Storytime @ Windsor Saturday, August 15th1:00p.m.
Windsor Branch Preschool Storytime @ Windsor Monday, August 17th10:00a.m.
Main Library LEGO Club Monday, August 17th5:00-6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, August 18th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, August 19th10:30a.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, August 20th10:00a.m.
Dewey's Café
@ Main
 Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Thursday, August 20th7:00p.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, August 21st10:00a.m.
Main Library Food for Thought: Lost and Found Pets Friday, August 21stNoon
Windsor Branch Preschool Storytime @ Windsor Monday, August 24th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, August 24th10:30a.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, August 25th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, August 26th10:30a.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, August 27th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, August 28th10:00a.m.
Main Library Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale: Mostly Non-Fiction!Saturday-Sunday,
August 28th-29th
ALL Open Hours
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, August 31st10:00a.m.

Location

Artwork @ FSPL

Month

Hours

Main Library Paintings by Julie Mayser July 1st-August 24thALL Open Hours
Dewey's Café
@ Main
 Paintings by Sydney Clayton July 1st-August 31stALL Open Hours
Miller Branch Artist of the Month: Julie Mayser August 1st-31stALL Open Hours

Location On-Going Events @ FSPL Dates Hours
Main Library Friends of the Library
(Twice!) Annual Book Sales
2015 Dates:
  Fiction: May 2nd
  NonFiction: August 29th
ALL Open Hours
Main Library FSPL Storytimes regular weekly dates
(See Below)
regular weekly times
(See Below)


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Family Fun Movie Night: Big Hero 6 (PG) @ Windsor
SPECIAL August 2015 program: Thursday, August 6th @ 6:00p.m.

Come on out and beat the heat!!! Bring your friends and family to the library for an evening Superhero mystery movie and a special treat at Family Fun Movie Night @ the Windsor branch.

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


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

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

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


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LEGO Club!
August 2015 program: Monday, August 17th @ 5:00-6:00p.m

Kids, Tweens, and Teens are invited to the Main Library to design, create, and build unique creations with the LEGO Club! Everyone loves LEGOs; this event is free and supplies are provided - just bring your imagination!

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


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Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Café
August 2015 program: Thursday, August 20th @ 7:00p.m.

Join us for a fun, casual Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Café. Musicians, poets, and other talented folks are invited to perform. Sign-up at the door; arrive early to ensure a spot on the list. Showcase your talent, or just come and listen … music or poetry does not have to be original work - come and share a favorite poem or musical piece with us! Acoustic music only please; we look forward to seeing you!

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


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Food For Thought: Lost and Found Pets
August 2015 program: Friday, August 21st @ Noon

Bekah Trotter with the Sebastian County Humane Society and Jon Wellnitz with the Facebook site Lost and Found Pets of Fort Smith will give information on what to do if your pet goes missing and the best ways to get help. Find out how microchips work and how you can best help reunite missing pets with their owners.

Bring your lunch or pick it up at the Library's coffee shop, Dewey's Café! The Library will provide drinks and dessert.

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


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Storytime @ the Library


Location

Storytime Programs

Day

Time

Windsor  Preschool Storytime
  with Louise Turner
Mondays10:00a.m.
Miller  Laptime Storytime (Ages 0-24 months)
  with Tiffany Nelson
2nd & 4th Mondays10:30a.m.
Main  Primetime Storytime1st Monday6:00p.m.
Main  Spanish Storytime2nd 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 Aged Storytime
  with Louise Turner

(until school starts -- August 18th)
Thursdays10:00a.m.
Miller  Storytime with Tiffany NelsonFridays10:00a.m.


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Primetime Storytime: Young Actors Guild: Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn
August 2015 program: Monday, August 3rd @ 6:00p.m.

Come take a trip with the cast of the Young Actors Guild's production of Magic Treehouse: The Knight at Dawn through history as we are whisked away to medieval times and set off to learn more about the Black Knight and his mysterious quest. Through this adventure we'll discover the power of hope and the true meaning of gallantry at this month's Primetime Storytime.

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


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Laptime Storytime (0-24 months) @ Miller
August 2015 program: Second/Fourth Mondays: August 10th and 24th @ 10:30a.m.

A love of reading starts early. Babies and their caregivers are invited to join the Miller Branch Library for this special storytime geared toward children 0 to 24 months old. There will be rhymes, songs, simple stories, and lots of interactive fun! The storytime will last around twenty minutes, with time for casual interaction following the program.

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


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Cuentos para Niños en Español: A Storytime in Spanish
August 2015 program: Monday, August 10th @ 6:00p.m.

Niños de todas las edades y sus familias están invitados a la Biblioteca principal a la hora de los cuentos GRATIS, incluiremos cuentos, historias, canciones, refranes y otras actividades divertidas en español. Ven y aprende acerca de la Biblioteca y lo que tiene para ofrecer a tu familia.

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to the main library for this FREE storytime featuring stories, songs, and other fun activities in Spanish. Come and learn about the library and what it has to offer your family.

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


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Spanish Storytime @ Windsor
August 2015 program: Saturday, August 15th @ 1:00p.m.

The Windsor Branch Library invites you and your family to their very first Spanish-language Storytime. Join Mrs. Norma and enjoy the magic of stories through reading, singing and other fun activities in Spanish.

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


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Friends of the Library Events


Fort Smith Public Library's (Twice) Annual Friends of the Library Booksale
Annual program: 2015 Dates:
  • Fiction: May 2nd -- All OPEN Hours
  • Mostly Non-Fiction: Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th -- All OPEN Hours
  • We've finally done it! Our Annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale has outgrown the space of the Library. So, we are now selling Mostly Fiction in May with a Mostly Non-Fiction Sale in August. In May, 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 31st with remaining items priced by the bag!

    Proceeds from the sale are used to buy library materials and fund library special events and projects. Members of the Friends of the Fort Smith Public Library may come to the exclusive Friends-only Preview Sale on the Friday afternoon preceding the sale from 4:00-7:00p.m. There will be a 25 book limit at the preview sale. Friends of the Library memberships start at $10.00 and will be for sale at the Preview Sale.

    And remember...we have an excellent selection of used books for sale year round in our Friends of the Library used book store, Between the Pages, and at ALL of our FSPL branches.

    For more information, please call (479)783-0229.


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    ArtWork @ the Library


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    Artwork @ Main:
    July/August 2015 Exhibit: Paintings by Julie Mayser

    Original paintings by Julie Mayser will be on display in the community room at the Main Library through August 24. Julie Mayser's work is ever-evolving, leaning towards impressionism with hints of representational painting. Works are truly serene, whether depicting the solitude of the countryside, a quiet still life, or a portrait of person or animal. They are visual meditations that beckon viewers to discover their own inner calm. Julie Mayser received her first art schooling at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Ill. Subsequently she studied at CASC (Poteau, OK) and Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. She has also studied with leading artist-teachers in the U.S. and Europe, continuing her art education into the present.

    Artwork is available for viewing all library hours when meetings are not being held in the Community Room. For more information, call the Main Library at (479)783-0229.


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    Artwork @ Dewey's Café
    July/August 2015 Exhibit: Paintings by Sydney Clayton

    Paintings by artist Sydney Clayton will be on display at Dewey's Café during the months of July and August. A native of Fort Smith, Sydney began painting a little over four years ago. Having an attraction to art, a love for color, and a need for a creative outlet, she began exploring with paints, brushes, and different mediums. This mid-life found talent came as a real surprise and a blessing, and she is very thankful for the opportunity to share her work. Sydney enjoys painting landscapes, portraits and still-life and has her hands on a paintbrush almost daily. This exhibit will feature landscapes from Fort Smith, Colorado Kayaks, and a still life painting of antique buttons.

    Artwork is available for viewing all hours the library is open. For more information, please call Dewey's Café at the Main Library at (479)783-0229, ext. 1126.


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    Artwork @ Miller
    August 2015 Exhibit: Miller Branch Artist of the Month -- Julie Mayser

    Greenwood artist Julie Mayser will be exhibiting her artwork at the Miller Branch Library during the month of August. Mayser received her first art schooling at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago Ill. Subsequently she studied at Carl Albert State College and Northeastern State University. She has also studied with leading art teachers in the U.S. and Europe, continuing her art education into the present. Mayser's award-winning paintings are in private, public, and corporate collections across the United States, and private collections in Canada, Europe, and Asia. Recent collectors are Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, the Fort Smith Mayor's Office, the Fort Smith Convention Center, the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, the Arkansas Sheriffs Youth Ranches, and more. Her works have been shown in galleries in Fort Smith, Rogers, Bentonville, Eureka Springs, Hot Springs, as well as in special exhibits such as one recently held at the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa.

    Don't miss this opportunity to view the work of a world class artist: Julie Mayser at the Miller Branch Library in August. For more information, please call the Miller Branch Library at (479)646-3945.


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