Library Services During COVID-19

The Main Library is open for brief visits by appointment Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Appointments are required and each appointment is for a maximum of 30 minutes.  Click here to request an appointment.  For more information on library services during COVID-19, including appointments, curbside service, digital access-only library cards, online library card renewal, online resources, digital programs, and more, click here.

Library Closed For Thanksgiving

All four locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events
Registration Type
Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Holiday, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Honor someone special while sharing your love of reading by donating to the Fort Smith Public Library’s The Perfect Gift: Library Books for Christmas fundraiser.  The Perfect Gift is online this year!  Visit the library website at...

Writing Group

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Meeting Purpose
This group meets to discuss and improve short stories. ...

Gamblers Anonymous

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Meeting Purpose
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a twelve-step program for people who have a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.  It is a closed meeting, so only gamblers are allowed to attend. ...

Overeaters Anonymous

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Meeting Purpose
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women recovering from compulsive eating. Everyone is welcome.  ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
It's time for a break--a Biography Break!  Real people are fascinating, and it is fun to learn more about them.  Join Ms. Robin online at Facebook or YouTube  as she reads Henri's Scissors, written and ill...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Make It in a Minute

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Custom Program Description:
Are you feeling crafty?  Rachel and Tiffany are demonstrating some fun and unique crafts - all jam packed into a one minute video!   ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Virtual Story Break with Mrs. Tiffany

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Stop!  It's time for a story break!Join Mrs. Tiffany as she shares a story with a different animal or visiting an interesting location in our area.  You can watch Story Break with Mrs. Tiffany anytime on the library's Facebook pag...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Just in time for the holidays, book lovers will find a broad assortment of books in this special sale including rare, vintage, and valuable titles.  A range of topics are represented including art, religion, history, and much more with publicati...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Story Safari

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Games & Activities, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Let’s go on a Story Safari! Join zany librarians Mrs. Rachel and Mrs. Tiffany on the hunt for a great book! ...

Gamblers Anonymous

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Meeting Purpose
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a twelve-step program for people who have a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.  It is a closed meeting, so only gamblers are allowed to attend. ...

Overeaters Anonymous

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Meeting Purpose
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women recovering from compulsive eating. Everyone is welcome.  ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Do you love your hair? Do you have a favorite hairstyle? Matia likes to wear her hair in many different ways, just like Keyana. Listen to Matia read I Love My Hair online at Facebook or YouTube   I Love My Hair was writt...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Hamilton Trivia

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
Are you a true Hamilton fan? Let us test your knowledge with Hamilton Trivia on Facebook Live! www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Celebrations, Games & Activities, Holiday, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
A holiday tradition at the Fort Smith Public Library!  Celebrate the holiday season with this year’s special Drive-through DIY Holiday Open House at the Main Library.  Drive through with your family anytime between 1 – 5 PM to pick up your ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

3-D Reindeer Craft

All Day
Main
Location: Main
Room: Rotunda
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Custom Program Description:
Get into the holiday spirit and use your artistic talents to make a fun 3-D Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer craft!  Beginning on December 14th, craft kits will be available for pickup in the rotunda of the Main Library while supplies last. Scan t...

Writing Group

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Meeting Purpose
This group meets to discuss and improve short stories. ...

Gamblers Anonymous

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Meeting Purpose
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a twelve-step program for people who have a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.  It is a closed meeting, so only gamblers are allowed to attend. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: How-To
Custom Program Description:
Get in the holiday spirit! Watch Rachel and Jodie make some Christmas candies and craft a cute vintage-inspired ornament!  You can watch "Off the Cuff Cooking" anytime on the Library's Facebook page or YouTube Channel. www.facebook.co...

Overeaters Anonymous

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Meeting Purpose
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women recovering from compulsive eating. Everyone is welcome.  ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Help Ms. Robin open up the Library Surprise Bag this Thursday morning to see Fred-AND to see which favorite story you'll get to hear!  The little Christmas tree is so excited! It is full of the Christmas spirit and wants to be in someone's home ...

Book Club

10:00am - 12:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Meeting Purpose
Monthly book club that meets at Miller. ...