Library Services During COVID-19

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Miller Branch

Branch Location, Contact, and Hours

Address:
8701 S. 28th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72908
 

Directions:
Google Maps

Phone:
(479) 646-3945

Fax:
(479) 646-3965

Hours:
Monday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

Holiday Closings

About the Miller Branch

The Miller Branch had its beginnings in June 1996 as the Market Trace Branch, located in a storefront at Market Trace Shopping Center at the base of Fianna Hills on the south side of Fort Smith.  On April 29, 2000, it relocated to a brand new 11,000 square foot building, the last of the three new branch buildings to open after Fort Smith voters approved a temporary sales tax to fund new public library buildings in Fort Smith.

The Miller Branch is named in honor of Robert and Joan Miller in appreciation for their generous support of the library.  The Millers were loyal customers, advocates, and financial supporters of the Market Trace Branch.  Mrs. Joan Miller passed away January 19, 2003.

Upcoming Events & Classes at the Miller Branch

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
Program Description:
Are you a person that likes to learn new facts as you listen to a book?  Then this storytime is for you!  Join Ms. Robin on the library's Facebook page or YouTube Channel  as she reads one of the wonderful non-fiction books that are av...
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
Program Description:
Are you feeling crafty?  Rachel and Tiffany are demonstrating some fun and unique crafts - all jam packed into a one minute video!  Watch for more DIY projects and recipes in under 60 seconds from the Library. www.facebook.com/forts...
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
Program Description:
Let’s go on a Story Safari! Join zany librarians Mrs. Rachel and Mrs. Tiffany on the hunt for a great book! You can watch Story Safari on the library's Facebook page or YouTube channel. www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary & www.youtube.com/fo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

80s Music Trivia

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:
Join us (virtually) for a few rounds of 80s music trivia on Facebook Live! www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary ...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Books & Writing, Storytimes
Program Description:
Watch as Mrs. Tiffany gets a sneak peak into the new Marshal Museum in Fort Smith and reads "Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves" by Vaunda Nelson. www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary & www.youtube.com/fortsmithpubliclibrary...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Paper Fan Shamrocks

All Day
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Program Description:
Prepare for Saint Patrick’s Day by making a paper fan shamrock decoration!  Watch the video for a supplies list and instructions about how to complete the activity.  You can watch "Paper Fan Shamrocks" anytime on the Fort Smith Public Libra...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
It's Dr. Seuss' birthday!  Do YOU have a favorite Dr. Seuss book? If it's "The Cat in the Hat"--or even if it isn't--this is the biography for you! Listen and find out WHY and HOW Dr. Seuss wrote "The Cat in the Hat," a book that changed reading...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

90s Music Trivia

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:
Join us (virtually) for a few rounds of 90s music trivia on Facebook Live! www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary   ...

New Titles at the Miller Branch

Gardenia Sebastian

"One Dark Spring Night" Hog sculpture


In 2004, the City of Fort Smith’s Sculpture Fort Smith project selected the Miller Branch to be one of 12 locations to display a sculpture on loan.  The piece selected for the Miller Branch was a bronze sculpture by artist David Iles of Bolivar, Texas.  Titled “One Dark Spring Night,” the sculpture depicts a lassoed wild hog.  According to the artist, the sculpture was inspired by a childhood experience.  As children living in Texas, David Iles and his sister and brother tried to rope a wild hog who wandered up into their yard, “smack dab” between their house and his mother’s gardenia bush. Fortunately for them, they didn’t succeed, but their attempt became an often-told family story.

At the conclusion of the sculpture’s loan period, Miller Branch customer Carole Crockett purchased the sculpture and donated it to the Miller Branch in memory of her sister, Joan Crockett Short.  Shortly after, the Miller Branch hosted a “Name the Hog” contest.  The sculpture was named “Gardenia Sebastian” after the artist’s story of the inspiration of the statue and the name of the county in which the sculpture now resides.