Closing

The Main Library will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 16 for our Black Tie Bingo fundraiser.  All three FSPL branch locations will be open regular hours, 12 - 5 PM on Saturday, November 16.

Closing

All locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will be closed all day on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

 

Upcoming Events

Registration Type
Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Book Lover’s Club

November 12, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Campbell Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Read a good book lately?  Come tell us about it at The Book Lover’s Club! The only requirement for this club is that you must love to read.  Read whatever you like, fiction or non-fiction, and come give us a short report (on up to three tit...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Authors in the Afternoon with Rachel Rotert

November 14, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Fort Smith author Rachel Rotert will make a special appearance to promote and sign copies of her new book, God’s Great Love. If you’ve never read the entire Bible, you’re not alone. The sheer length and complexity of this text tends to intimidate man...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

An Evening with the Author: Elizabeth Acevedo

November 14, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
We are thrilled to welcome National Book Award-winning, young adult author and poet Elizabeth Acevedo to Fort Smith to discuss her books The Poet X and With the Fire on High. A book signing will follow Elizabeth's presen...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Interactive Movie: The Princess Bride

November 16, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Movies
Custom Program Description:
Inconceivable!  Come visit the Miller Branch on Saturday, November 16th as we interact with the 1987 movie The Princess Bride (PG).  There will be no shushing as we rhyme with Fezzik, kazoo the Jaws theme song when the shrieking eels attack...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

12th Annual Black Tie Bingo Gala

November 16, 2019
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Join the Fort Smith Public Library Endowment for a fabulous night of fine dining, exciting BINGO games, and outstanding raffle items in support of the Fort Smith Public Library Endowment Trust. Daren Bobb and Erika Thomas will be the e...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
Get ready for Thanksgiving and try your hand at some Thanksgiving origami crafts.  Use your smartphone to scan the provided QR codes linked to YouTube videos explaining how to complete the different crafts.  Both simple and intermediate lev...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Bingo for Adults!

November 20, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
Bring your lucky bingo daubers or lucky troll for this fun hour of bingo! We will have prizes for winners and refreshments will be provided at this free program! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Crafty Corner

November 21, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How-To
Custom Program Description:
Adults can be crafty, also!  Rediscover your creative spark by joining the Miller Branch Library for an easy craft that you’ll be able to take home.  This month, we will be painting Christmas ornaments with alcohol paint.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Open Mic Night

November 21, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing, Performances
Custom Program Description:

Join us for a fun, casual open mic night at Dewey’s Café.  Musicians, poets, and other talented folks are invited to perform.  Sign-up at the door; arrive early to ensure a spot on the list.  Showcase your talent, or just come and listen … music or poetry does not have to be original work – come and share a favorite poem or musical piece with us!  Acoustic music only please; we look forward to seeing you!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Discover Drawing

December 4, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How-To
Custom Program Description:
Anna Lewis will lead a FREE drawing class at the Miller Branch Library.  Anna has been teaching drawing and art for over thirty years as a public-school teacher and as a private art teacher.  She will be covering a different drawing techniq...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

First Thursday Films: Babette's Feast (1987) NR

December 5, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Custom Program Description:
This Danish film is based on a short story by Isak Dinesen about two unmarried sisters and their French housekeeper who live in a remote village on the western side of Jutland in 19th century Denmark.  The movie stars Stephane Audran, Birgitte F...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DIY Ugly Sweater

December 7, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Custom Program Description:
You bring the sweater, we’ll provide the ugly! Adults and teens are invited to the Main Library to customize their own ugly sweater in this DIY, drop-in event! Attendees must bring their own sweater. All other supplies will be provided but you are we...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Book Lover’s Club

December 10, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Campbell Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Read a good book lately?  Come tell us about it at The Book Lover’s Club! The only requirement for this club is that you must love to read.  Read whatever you like, fiction or non-fiction, and come give us a short report (on up to three tit...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Authors in the Afternoon with Tommy B. Smith

December 12, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Fort Smith author Tommy B. Smith will make a special appearance at the Fort Smith Public Library to promote and sign copies his latest book Anyone Want to Play WAR? Brutal injuries can leave scars. As the teenage survivor of a savage dog’s rampage, i...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DIY Friday: Christmas Drink Coasters

December 13, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Custom Program Description:
Join us for our DIY Friday event where we will get your hands dirty with an easy craft. We will be getting in the holiday spirit by making Christmas scrapbook paper drink coasters! All supplies will be provided at this free program for adults.  ...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Preschool, School Age, Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Local authors Jessica Meredith and Tabitha Embree will make a special appearance to promote and sign copies of their children’s books, Scooter Steals the Ball and The Lost Dragon. Written under the pen name TJ Trumar, The Lost Dragon is a part of the...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing, Genealogy & History
Custom Program Description:
Local authors Wayne Bledsoe and Jim Kreuz will make a special appearance to promote and sign copies of their new book, Treasures of Fort Smith.  Treasures of Fort Smith is filled with color photos and interesting stories of 150 century-old homes...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Holiday Movie Trivia

December 19, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities, Holiday
Custom Program Description:
Let us test your holiday movie knowledge with several rounds of holday movie themed trivia. Prizes will be given for top two teams/individuals. Come as a team (up to four) or solo to this free holiday program for teens and adults. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

A Capote Christmas

December 19, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing, Holiday, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
The Miller Branch Library invites you to an enchanting evening with their annual holiday program, A Capote Christmas. Longtime performer with the Fort Smith Little Theatre, Brad Kidder, will share the classical seasonal story One Christmas, and light...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Microsoft Word Basics

December 20, 2019
10:30pm - 11:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: How-To, Technology
Custom Program Description:
Join us as we share some of the basics of Microsoft Word at this demonstration-style program for adutls.  We will be sticking close to the basics, demonstrating features like alignment, bullets and spacing, along with some alternative methods fo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Crafty Corner

December 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How-To
Custom Program Description:
Adults can be crafty, also!  Rediscover your creative spark by joining the Miller Branch Library for an easy craft that you’ll be able to take home.  This month we will be making bath bombs for luxurious tub soaking. All supplies will be pr...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Book Lover’s Club

January 14, 2020
10:15am - 12:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Campbell Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Read a good book lately?  Come tell us about it at The Book Lover’s Club! The only requirement for this club is that you must love to read.  Read whatever you like, fiction or non-fiction, and come give us a short report (on up to three tit...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Open Mic Night

January 16, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing, Performances
Custom Program Description:

Join us for a fun, casual open mic night at Dewey’s Café.  Musicians, poets, and other talented folks are invited to perform.  Sign-up at the door; arrive early to ensure a spot on the list.  Showcase your talent, or just come and listen … music or poetry does not have to be original work – come and share a favorite poem or musical piece with us!  Acoustic music only please; we look forward to seeing you!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Book Lover’s Club

February 11, 2020
10:15am - 12:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Campbell Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Read a good book lately?  Come tell us about it at The Book Lover’s Club! The only requirement for this club is that you must love to read.  Read whatever you like, fiction or non-fiction, and come give us a short report (on up to three tit...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Open Mic Night

February 20, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing, Performances
Custom Program Description:

Join us for a fun, casual open mic night at Dewey’s Café.  Musicians, poets, and other talented folks are invited to perform.  Sign-up at the door; arrive early to ensure a spot on the list.  Showcase your talent, or just come and listen … music or poetry does not have to be original work – come and share a favorite poem or musical piece with us!  Acoustic music only please; we look forward to seeing you!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Book Lover’s Club

March 10, 2020
10:15am - 12:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Campbell Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Read a good book lately?  Come tell us about it at The Book Lover’s Club! The only requirement for this club is that you must love to read.  Read whatever you like, fiction or non-fiction, and come give us a short report (on up to three tit...