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Printable Calendars-at-a-Glance:  January 2018

Location

January Events

Date

Time

Main Library Teen Reading Lottery Monday, December 18th- Wednesday, January 31stAll Open Hours
Main Library  Teen Reading Lottery January 2018 All Open Hours
Main Library   Toddler Time Tuesday, January 2nd 10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch   Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 3rd 10:30a.m.
Main Library   Storytime Thursday, January 4th 10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 5th 10:00a.m.
Main Library   First Friday Friends: Best Foot Forward Friday, January 5th10:30a.m.
Windsor Branch   Storytime @ Windsor Monday, January 8th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, January 8th10:30a.m.
Main Library   Toddler Time Tuesday, January 9th10:00a.m.
Main Library   The Book Lover's Club (for adults) Tuesday, January 9th10:15a.m.
Main Library   BINGO for Books: Winter Edition Tuesday, January 9th6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Dallas Branch   Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 10th10:30a.m.
Main Library   Storytime Thursday, January 11th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 12th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Toddler Time Tuesday, January 16th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch   Make a Dragon Craft Tuesday, January 16th3:30p.m.-6:00p.m.
Miller Branch   Family Dance Party Tuesday, January 16th6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Dallas Branch   Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 17th10:30a.m.
Main Library   Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club Wednesday, January 17th4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Main Library   Storytime Thursday, January 18th10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch   Power Parenting: Parenting a Strong-willed Child Thursday, January 18th6:00p.m.
Main Library   Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Cafe' Thursday, January 18th7:00p.m.
Miller Branch   Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 19th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Crafternoon Friday, January 19th1:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Dallas Branch   National Popcorn Day Friday, January 19th3:30p.m.-6:00p.m.
Windsor Branch   Storytime @ Windsor Monday, January 22nd10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, January 22nd10:30a.m.
Miller Branch   Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, January 22nd10:30a.m.
Main Library   Lego Club Monday, January 22nd5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Main Library   Toddler Time Tuesday, January 23rd10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch   Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 24th10:30a.m.
Main Library   Storytime Thursday, January 25th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Daddy Daughter Hair Factory Thursday, January 25th5:00p.m-6:00p.m.
Miller Branch   Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 26th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Introduction to Writing Graphic Novels Saturday, January 27th2:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Dallas Branch   National Puzzle Day Monday, January 29th9:00a.m.-9:00p.m.
Windsor Branch   Storytime @ Windsor Monday, January 29th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch   Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, January 29th10:30a.m.
Main Library   Teen Reading Lottery Finale Monday, January 29th3:30p.m.-5:30p.m.
Main Library   Toddler Time Tuesday, January 30th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch   Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 31st10:30a.m.

Location

Artwork @ FSPL

Month

Hours

Main Library  The Art of Despair: A Visual Study of Selected Writers in Their Own Words by Kiaya Luper January 2018ALL Open Hours
Dewey's Cafe'  Art Exhibition: Photography by Jim Anderson January 2018ALL Open Hours
Miller Branch Artist of the Month: Mark Frantz January 2018ALL 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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January 2018



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Teen Reading Lottery
December 18th- January 31st All Open Hours

Teens are invited to play the odds this winter during the Teen Reading Lottery at the Fort Smith Public Library. For every book read during the program, teens will be given a scratch-off prize ticket with the chance to be an Instant Winner or be entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize. The Teen Reading Lottery will be held at the Man Library, Miller Branch, and Windsor Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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Teen Reading Lottery
January 2018 All Open Hours

Teens are invited to play the odds this winter as the Teen Reading Lottery continues at the Fort Smith Public Library. For every book read during the program, teens will be given a scratch-off prize ticket with the chance to be an instant winner or to be entered into the drawing for the grand prize. The Teen Reading Lottery will be held at the Main Library, Miller Branch, and Windsor Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library.

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


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First Friday Friends: Best Foot Forward
Friday, January 5th 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 focus on establishing good habits for a better New Year! We will watch a short inspirational video, then share ideas about what habits we might want to try to make or break. 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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The Book Lover's Club (for adults)
Tuesday, January 9th 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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BINGO for Books: Winter Edition
Tuesday, January 9th 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

It's cold outside, so bring your family and friends and join the fun in this special winter edition of Bingo for Books! Play BINGO and earn books as your prize. Winners will be able to select a book from a selection of children and teen tiles.

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


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Make a Dragon Craft
Tuesday, January 16th 3:30p.m.-6:00p.m.

Celebrate Appreciate a Dragon Day at the Dallas Branch Library! Stop by to complete a fun make and take dragon craft to take home with you. This open-house style program is appropriate for all ages.

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


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Family Dance Party
Tuesday, January 16th 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

Join our dance party! Put on your dancing shoes and bring the whole family to this fun, interactive program at the Miller Branch Library. We will be shaking out our sillies with music, movement, and other fun activities!

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


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Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club
Wednesday, January 17th 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Writers of all ages (from teen 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 a love for writing.

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


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Power Parenting: Parenting a Strong-willed Child
Thursday, January 18th 6:00p.m.

Power Parenting: Parenting a Strong-willed Child will be presented at the Windsor Branch Library by Child Care Aware of the River Valley. Be sure to attend to learn empowering information for parents. A storytime and craft will be provided on site for parents with smaller children while they attend the program.

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


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Open Mic Night @ Dewey's Cafe'
Thursday, January 18th 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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Crafternoon
Friday, January 19th 1:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Connect with your crafty side at the Miller Branch Library! Children of all ages and their families can pop in anytime between 1 and 6 PM to make and take a craft (or three) to take home. We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity!

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


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National Popcorn Day
Friday, January 19th 3:30p.m.-6:00p.m.

Help us celebrate National Popcorn Day with some free freshly popped popcorn at the Dallas Street Branch Library.

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


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Lego Club
Monday, January 22nd 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! 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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Daddy Daughter Hair Factory
Thursday, January 25th 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

Dads, grandfathers, uncles, older brothers, and other father figures: can you take care of your girls' hair? Bring your girls to the Miller Branch Library for a free class that will teach you how to brush, braid, and do other hair basics. Andrea Womack with Village Beauty Salon will lead the interactive program that will teach you how to handle your daughter's hair.

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


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Introduction to Writing Graphic Novels
Saturday, January 27th 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Have you ever wanted to write a graphic novel but weren't sure how to begin? Join us for this introductory course taught by Mark Burgh, PHD. There is no charge for this three-hour workshop and no previous experience is required. This class is intended for people ages 18 and up with a desire to write.

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


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National Puzzle Day
Monday, January 29th 9:00a.m.-9:00p.m.

Stop by the Dallas Street Branch Library and challenge yourself with one of several jigsaw puzzles that will be available all day. Studies have found that working jigsaw puzzles requires the use of both sides of the brain, and spending time daily working on puzzles improves memory, cognitive function, and problem-solving skills. This National Puzzle Day celebration is for all ages.

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


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Teen Reading Lottery Finale
Monday, January 29th 3:30p.m.-5:30p.m.

Celebrate the end of the Teen Reading Lottery at the special program for teens at the Main Library. Try your hand at life-size Jenga, Wii video games, and other cool activities. All teens in junior and senior high are welcome. Snacks will be provided.

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 (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
    January- February 2018 The Art of Despair: A Visual Study of Selected Writers in Their Own Words by Kiaya Luper

    Original artwork by artist Kiaya Luper will be on exhibit in the Community Room at the Main Library during the months of January and February.

    The exhibit is a homage to some of the most haunted authors and their brooding literary works, showing appreciation for writers who have created varying expressions of despair. Each work depicts an author and quote by that author: Albert Camus, Sylvia Plath, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Jean Paul Sartre, Hunter S. Thompson, Virginia Woolf, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Aldous Huxley, Jack Kerouac, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Anne Sexton. Images of authors are paired with quotes using muted color, composition, and type to enhance the content.

    Kiaya Luper is an emerging artist who has already accumulated a variety of accomplishments. She is a progressive thinker with an interest in using traditional artistic mediums in innovative ways. Beyond this present effort, the artist aspires to work bigger and bolder. Her goal is to overcome a tendency to be limited in technique, to take more risks, to develop the skills required to improve her art, and to develop a distinct, personal voice.

    Kiaya earned a bachelor's degree in Studio Arts from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. She is influenced most by muralists Etam Cru (a duo comprised of Sainer and Bezt). Her desire is to further her career in painting and to become a professional muralist.

    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'
    January - February 2018 Art Exhibition: Photography by Jim Anderson

    An exhibit of the photographic works of Jim Anderson will be on display at Dewey's Cafe' at the Main Library during the months of January and February.

    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, always looking for natural settings and natural lighting.

    Jim's award-winning photographs can be seen in local banks and law offices as well as exhibits in several state parks in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

    This special library exhibit will showcase the Natural State throughout the year and other regions across America; be sure to check them out at Dewey's Cafe'.

    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
    January 2018 Miller Branch Artist of the Month: Mark Frantz

    Local photographer Mark Frantz returns to the Miller Branch Library with his original photographs during the month of January.

    Mark considers regional photography a hobby, focusing mainly on landscapes, cars, barns, and buildings. The display will feature both black and white photography and color photography.

    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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