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This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Storytime - Main Library

10:00am - 11:00am
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Program Description:

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Main Library for storytime every Thursday at 10:00 AM.  Lasting about 35 minutes, storytimes feature stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and crafts.

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Lover's Club

10:00am - 12:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Campbell Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing
Program Description:

Read a good book lately?  Come tell us about it at The Book Lover’s Club!

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Program Description:

Bring your snacks and covered drinks- or visit Dewey’s Café!- before watching a movie on the big screen. It’s free and fun for everyone! Today's movie is Migration.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Open Mic Night

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing, Performances
Program Description:

Poets, musicians, and other talented folks - come join us for this casual, fun event. Just show up, no need to register. Showcase your talent, or just come out to listen and enjoy.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Events
Program Description:

NHECM’s Animalogy, whose primary focus is on education through an appreciation for wildlife and healthy respect for their welfare and our natural world, is back by popular demand!  Join Biologist Shawna Adams and learn about the animals and t

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies
Program Description:

Join us for casual afternoon where you can work on an ongoing craft project (or get started on something new with the materials we have to share) while watching a cult classic. We will be watching Fido (R).

This event is in the "School Age" group.

STEAM Team

3:30pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: STEAM
Program Description:

STEAM Team is a program for children ages 8-12 who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The STEAM Team will have a chance to build fun stuff, be active, make art, and even make a mess!

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Program Description:

Los niños y sus familias están invitados a la Biblioteca Principal para disfrutar de cuentos, canciones, rimas, y manualidades. Esta actividad será bilingüe. No es necesario registrarse para este programa divertido y GRATUIT

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Writer's Workshop

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Genealogy
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing, Genealogy & History, How-To
Program Description:

Begin your life story with the Genealogy Writer’s Workshop. This month explore and discuss themes to determine the basis of your narrative. Join us monthly as we help you continue writing the “chapters” of your life story.

This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Celebrations, Performances, Special Events
Program Description:

It’s an acting adventure at the library! Young Actors Guild is proud to present scenes and musical numbers from their spring and summer shows.

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Storytime - Main Library

10:00am - 11:00am
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Program Description:

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Main Library for storytime every Thursday at 10:00 AM.  Lasting about 35 minutes, storytimes feature stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and crafts.

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Program Description:

Bring your snacks and covered drinks- or visit Dewey’s Café!- before watching a movie on the big screen. It’s free and fun for everyone! Today's movie is The Little Mermaid.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:

Adults and teens are invited to the Main Library to create their own Stained Glass Art during this simple and relaxing DIY, drop-in event! We will paint with ink and then “fire” the design onto the glass to make it last.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:

Get creative and design your own buttons at our drop-in button-making program.  You design it, and we will make it!  You bring creativity and we supply the materials. Free.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

BINGO for Books (for Adults!)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:

Bring your lucky bingo daubers or lucky troll for this fun hour of bingo! We will have book prizes for winners of this free program!

This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Games & Activities, Special Events
Program Description:

It's Wonderful Wednesday-- Builder's Choice Edition! You'll have your choice of Legos, building blocks, and more.  All materials are provided for this drop-in program--just bring your imagination!

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
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 Ras el Hanout. The kit, which will be available at the beginning of the month at the library, will feature a sample of the featured spice along with a recipe.

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.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Storytime - Main Library

10:00am - 11:00am
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Program Description:

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Main Library for storytime every Thursday at 10:00 AM.  Lasting about 35 minutes, storytimes feature stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and crafts.

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Carnegie Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Program Description:

Bring your snacks and covered drinks- or visit Dewey’s Café!- before watching a movie on the big screen. It’s free and fun for everyone! Today’s movie is The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Carnegie Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Program Description:

Bring your snacks and covered drinks- or visit Dewey’s Café!- before watching a movie on the big screen. It’s free and fun for everyone! Today’s movie is The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

This event is in the "School Age" group.

STEAM Team

3:30pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Program Description:

STEAM Team is a program for children ages 8-12 who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The STEAM Team will have a chance to build fun stuff, be active, make art, and even make a mess!

This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Exploring Your Family History

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Genealogy
Age Group: School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Genealogy & History, How-To
Program Description:

The Genealogy Department invites you to monthly classes exploring areas of genealogical research methods to discover your family history. No registration is required for these FREE evening programs.