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Printable Calendars-at-a-Glance:  January 2015

January Events

ALL Fort Smith Public Library is CLOSING EARLY Wednesday, December 31stAt 6:00p.m.
ALL Fort Smith Public Library is CLOSED
for New Year's Day!
Thursday,
January 1st, 2015
ALL DAY
ALL Locations Spark a Reaction! Winter Reading Program
 for Tweens and Teens
December 14th-January 31stALL Open Hours
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 2nd10:00a.m.
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, January 5th10:00a.m.
Main Library Welcome to Winter! Primetime Storytime Monday, January 5th6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, January 6th10:00a.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 7th10:30a.m.
Main Library Library Apps: Freegal, Library2Go, and Zinio Wednesday, January 7th5:00-7:00p.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, January 8th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 9th10:00a.m.
Main Library Kindle: Jump Start! Friday, January 9th4:00-6:00p.m.
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, January 12th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, January 12th10:30a.m.
Main Library Cuentos para Niños en Español: Storytime in Spanish Monday, January 12th6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, January 13th10:00a.m.
Main Library Knit, Stitch, and Crochet Today! Tuesday, January 13th 4:00-6:00p.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 14th10:30a.m.
Main Library Free Apps for your Digital Devices Wednesday, January 14th11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, January 15th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 16th10:00a.m.
Main Library Food for Thought: Beginning Yoga with Terri Hargrove Friday, January 16thNoon
ALL Fort Smith Public Library is CLOSED
for Martin Luther King's Day!
Monday,
January 19th
ALL DAY
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, January 20th10:00a.m.
Main Library Page Turners' Teen Book Club Tuesday, January 20th5:00-6:00p.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 21st10:30a.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, January 22nd10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 23rd10:00a.m.
Main Library Beginning iPad Friday, January 23rd11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Windsor Branch Storytime @ Windsor Monday, January 26th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Laptime Storytime @ Miller Monday, January 26th10:30a.m.
Main Library LEGO Club Monday, January 26th5:00-6:00p.m.
Main Library Toddler Time Tuesday, January 27th10:00a.m.
Main Library BINGO for Books: Winter Edition Tuesday, January 27th6:00-7:00p.m.
Dallas Branch Storytime @ Dallas Wednesday, January 28th10:30a.m.
Main Library Storytime @ Main Thursday, January 29th10:00a.m.
Miller Branch Storytime @ Miller Friday, January 30th10:00a.m.

Location

Artwork @ FSPL

Month

Hours

Main Library Photography by Bobby Burton FebruaryALL Open Hours
Dewey's Café @ Main Photography by Jim Anderson FebruaryALL Open Hours
Miller Branch Artist of the Month: Michael Leonard FebruaryALL Open Hours

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


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January 2015



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Spark a Reaction! Winter Reading Program for Teens
SPECIAL December 2014/January 2015 program: December 14th--January 30th: All Open Hours

Teens in grades 7 - 12, are invited to Spark a Reaction! at this winter reading event. Read whatever you want, however you want. Participants can read a book, listen to an audio book, or download and read an e-book. Fill out a review and return it to your neighborhood library for a chance to win a prize in our weekly drawings. The more you read, the better your chance of winning! Participate in the Spark a Reaction! Winter Reading Program for Teens at any Fort Smith Public Library location.

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


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Library Apps: Freegal, Library2Go, and Zinio
SPECIAL January 2015 program: Wednesday, January 7th @ 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Did you know you can check out audio books, e-books, magazines, and music for FREE with your Fort Smith Public Library Card? Come to this informational program where library staff will demonstrate how Freegal, Library2Go, and Zinio, the library's FREE downloadable media services work. We will answer your questions and offer hands-on help after the presentation. Be sure to bring your e-Reader or portable audio device. If you use a laptop to access Freegal, Library2Go or Zinio please bring that along as well.

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


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Kindle: Jump Start!
SPECIAL January 2015 program: Friday, January 9th @ 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Did you get a new Kindle this holiday season? Do you have questions on how to get started with it? Join us for a presentation to learn the basics about your Kindle. Following the presentation, we will be answer your questions and offer hands-on help. Bring your Kindle (make sure it is charged). You will also need to know your Amazon account information.

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


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Knit, Stitch, and Crochet Today!
January 2015 program: Tuesday, January 13th @ 4:00-6:00p.m.

If you knit, stitch, or crochet--or want to learn, bring your needles, hooks and projects and join this all-ages group for an afternoon of crafting. Yarn, extra supplies, and plenty of help will be available for anyone who wants to learn.

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


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Free Apps for your Digital Devices
SPECIAL January 2015 program: Wednesday, January 14th @ 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

The Fort Smith Public Library invites you to learn how to get more mileage out of your digital devices. Come learn about a few of the top free apps available for Android, Apple, and Kindle devices such as Epicurious, Mint.com, Shazam, and many more.

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


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Food For Thought: Beginning Yoga with Terri Hargrove
January 2015 program: Friday, January 16th @ Noon

Fulfill your New Year's Resolution to get fit by experiencing beginning yoga with Terri Hargrove with Yoga in the Park. Mats will be provided or use a chair - perfect for seniors or anyone with balance challenges.

This event is free and open to the public. 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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Page Turner's Teen Book Club @ Dewey's Café
January 2015 program: Tuesday, January 20th @ 5:00-6:00p.m.

Tweens and teens (ages 9 - 17) are invited to the monthly Page Turner's Teen Book Club at Dewey's Café in the Main Library. Bring a book or books you've already read to share with the group, hang out, and have fun discussing what you've been reading. Bring a friend too! Snacks provided.

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


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Beginning iPad
January 2015 program: Friday, January 23rd @ 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Did you get a new iPad this holiday season? Do you have questions on how to get started with it? Join us for a presentation to learn the basics about your iPad. Following the presentation, we will be answer your questions and offer hands-on help. Bring your iPad (make sure it is charged). You will also need to know your Apple ID and password.

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


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LEGO Club!
January 2015 program: Monday, January 26th @ 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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BINGO for Books: Halloween Edition!
SPECIAL January 2015 program: Tuesday, January 27th @ 10:00a.m

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's and teen titles.

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


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Storytime @ the Library


Day

Time

Storytime Programs

Location

Mondays10:00a.m.  Storytime with Louise TurnerWindsor
2nd & 4th Mondays10:30a.m.  Laptime StorytimeMiller
1st Monday6:00p.m.  Primetime StorytimeMain
2nd Monday6:00p.m.  Spanish StorytimeMain
Tuesdays10:00a.m.  Toddler Time (Ages 3 and under)Main
Wednesdays10:30a.m.  Storytime Dallas
Thursdays10:00a.m.  Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 to 5) Main
Thursdays10:00a.m.  School Age Storytime Windsor
Fridays10:00a.m.  Storytime Miller


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Primetime Storytime: Welcome to Winter!
January 2015 program: Monday, January 5th @ 6:00p.m.

Winter is in the air, but it's warm here in the library. Join us for our January primetime stortyime program featuring stories, crafts, refreshments, and other Winter-themed FUN. Bring your friends and join us at this FREE family friendly evening story program for kids of all ages!

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
January 2015 program: Second/Fourth Mondays, January 12th/26th @ 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
January 2015 program: Monday, January 12th @ 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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Friends of the Library Events


Fort Smith Public Library's (Twice) Annual Friends of the Library Booksale
Annual program: 2015 Dates -- Fiction: First Saturday in May @ 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.;
Mostly Non-Fiction: Last Saturday in August (NOT the Labor Day week-end) @ 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

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? Non-fiction! The August edition of the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale features thousands of non-fiction selections for adults. Hardbacks and paperbacks from your favorite authors and on your favorite subjects will be available, along with a selection of children's books, videos, and audiobooks. Most paperbacks are 25 cents and most hardback books are $1.00. Better hardbacks are $3.00 - $5.00.

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:
January/February 2015 Exhibit: Photography by Bobby Burton

The original photography of Bobby Burton will be on display in the Community Room at the Main Library during the months of January and February. The exhibit will include works from across the country, with a focus on the photographer's back yard; Arkansas, the Natural State.

Bobby Burton, the General Manager for The Daily Record newspaper in Little Rock, has spent the last three years learning landscape photography. As he travels around Arkansas and other areas in the U.S., he tries to capture the mood of places he visits, with the goal of helping people feel as if they are there in the moment. You can preview his photographs at www.fstophangout.com.

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


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Artwork @ Dewey's Café
January/February 2015Exhibit: Photography by Jim Anderson

Photographer Jim Anderson will return to Dewey's Café for an exhibition of his original works from January 1st - February 28th. 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 at exhibits in several state parks in Arkansas and Oklahoma. This special library exhibit will include pictures of the Natural State and other regions across America showcasing the changing colors of fall; be sure to check them out at Dewey's Café at the Main Library through February.

For more information, please call Dewey's Café at the Main Library at (479)783-0229, ext. 1126.


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Artwork @ Miller
January 2015 Exhibit: Miller Branch Artist of the Month -- Michael Leonard

The award winning photography of Michael Leonard will be on display at the Miller Branch Library during the month of January. Works in this show are award-winning entries from many of the photo competitions the photographer has entered over the last ten years, with some of his very best works represented. Subjects include architecture, landscapes, machinery and more. A few new works from this autumn season will also be featured.

Originally from Missouri, Michael has lived in Fort Smith since retiring from the U.S. Navy in 1994. He is well known as an innovative and highly skilled photographer. Well-recognized for unique printing and presentation techniques, he has inspired and trained many other photographers to learn his dramatic style of both color and infrared photography. Michael Leonard spends every free minute he can exploring and photographing our country. You can preview his photographs at www.photovariations.com.

Stop by the library during January to check out the works of our Artist of the Month: Michael Leonard. For more information, please call the Miller Branch Library at (479)646-3945.


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