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This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing, Special Events
Program Description:
Mostly fiction! The annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale features mostly fiction selections for adults.  Hardbacks and paperbacks from your favorite authors will be available, along with a selection of videos and audiobooks.  A "non...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Events
Program Description:
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 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing, Special Events
Program Description:
Mostly fiction - Half Price on Sunday! The annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale features mostly fiction selections for adults.    Hardbacks and paperbacks from your favorite authors will be available, along with a selection of ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
It's Book Sale clearance time!  Come get some great bargains on leftovers from our weekend "Mostly Fiction" Sale!  The annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale features mostly fiction selections for adults.  There are still ma...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual True Crime Trivia Night!

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:
How much do you know about true crimes? Let’s test your knowledge! Join us for a few rounds of true crime trivia on Facebook Live.  www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary ...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Origami for Everyone

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Add a touch of whimsy to your home and have some fun as you create origami.  Children, teens, and adults can enjoy learning the Japanese art of folding paper. Pick up a free origami packet at the Miller Branch before you tune in. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Back-to-School Bash

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Celebrations, Games & Activities
Program Description:
Join us for food, fun, games, and prizes at our Back-to-School Bash! Bring the whole family to this FREE event for all ages! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: How-To
Program Description:
Expand your taste buds with our Season Ticket kit. This month’s featured spice blend is Tempero Baiano (Brazil). The kit, which will be available at the beginning of the month at the library, will feature a sample of the featured spice, a fact s...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
The Friends of the Library used book sale is bigger and better than ever!  Shop thousands of non-fiction selections for adults including hardbacks and paperbacks from your favorite authors and on your favorite topics.  Most paperbacks are 5...

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