Library Update

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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.

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!  Every Friday morning, Mrs. Tiffany will be sharing a story with a different animal or visiting an interesting location in our area.  You can watch Story Break with Mrs. Tiffany anytime on ...
This event is in the "School Age" group.

STEAM Team - Invisible Ink

11:00am - 11:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games & Activities, How-To, STEAM
Custom Program Description:
STEAM Team is a program for children who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Are you ready for a sneaky science project? Learn how to concoct invisible ink with just a few household supplies! www.facebook.com/fort...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing, How-To
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Custom Program Description:
Ryanne Harper of Tipsy Mockingbird Books will lead a workshop on publishing your written work. The virtual workshop (via Zoom) is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Please register here. After signing up, you will receive an ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Join Mrs. Tiffany every Monday morning for a laptime storytime!  Be sure and stay tuned until the end when, after she reads and acts silly, she'll share a simple craft that you can create at home. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Books & Writing, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Join Youth Services staff member Matia Stewart on Facebook or YouTube as she reads Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry.  When Parker Curry was a toddler, she visited the National Portrait Gallery....
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: How-To
Custom Program Description:
The Fort Smith Public Library has partnered with Center for Arkansas Legal Services to bring three Zoom online programs to our library users starting September 15. These presentations are conducted by legal experts and are funded by grants to provide...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Off-the-Cuff Cooking: Fair Food

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: How-To
Custom Program Description:
Watch Rachel and Jodie deep fry everything they can get their hands on!   You can watch "Off the Cuff Cooking" anytime on the Library's Facebook page or YouTube Channel. www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary & www.youtube.com/...
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!  If YOU'VE got a favorite story, be sure to let Ms. Robin know!  You can see "Ms. Robin's Favorites" anyt...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Books & Writing, 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 for this Arkansas Diamond Style biography break!  ...

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.