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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Time

November 12, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Toddler Time at the Main Library is for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. This 30-minute storytime features stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and flannel stories. Special care is taken to select shorter, developmentally...

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.

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 "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

L'heure des enfants (Children’s Storytime)

November 12, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
The members of the University of Arkansas Fort Smith French Club will be making a special appearance at the Main Library on Tuesday, November 12 at 4 pm.  Enjoy L'heure des enfants (Children’s Storytime) in French along with an English tran...

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 "Preschool" group.

Storytime

November 14, 2019
10:00am - 10:45am
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Preschool Storytime at the Main Library is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. This 45 minute storytime features stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, flannel stories, 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.

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

LEGO Club: Exploring the Jungle

November 18, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:

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!

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.

Toddler Time

November 19, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Toddler Time at the Main Library is for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. This 30-minute storytime features stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and flannel stories. Special care is taken to select shorter, developmentally...

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.

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 "Preschool" group.

Storytime

November 21, 2019
10:00am - 10:45am
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Preschool Storytime at the Main Library is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. This 45 minute storytime features stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, flannel stories, 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.

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 "Teens" group.

Teen Lounge: Lava Lamps

November 25, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Carnegie Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How-To
Custom Program Description:
In November, teens in grades 7-12 will tap into their inner scientists by making their own take-home sensory bags and lava lamps while enjoying an after-school snack.  ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Time

November 26, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Toddler Time at the Main Library is for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. This 30-minute storytime features stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and flannel stories. Special care is taken to select shorter, developmentally...

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.

The Perfect Gift: Library Books for Christmas! (11/30 - 12/31)

November 30, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
All Library Locations
Location: All Library Locations
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Holiday
Custom Program Description:
Honor someone special while sharing your love of reading by donating to the Fort Smith Public Library’s The Perfect Gift: Library Books for Christmas fundraiser.  From November 30th through December 31st, individuals may visit any Fort...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room (Exhibit Space)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
Original photography from the Photographic Alliance of Fort Smith will be featured at the photo exhibit, Appreciate Arkansas, through December in the Community Room of the Main Library.  The Photographic Alliance is a local organization for anyo...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Photography by Michael Leonard (December 1 - 31)

December 1, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
The award-winning photography of Michael Leonard will be on display at Dewey’s Cafe through December.  Well known as an innovative and highly skilled photographer, his photographic interests and styles are multifaceted and he has photographed ma...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Friends of the Library Rare and Vintage Book Sale

December 2, 2019
12:00pm - 8:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Just in time for the holidays, book lovers will find a broad assortment of books in this special sale including rare, vintage, and valuable titles.  A range of topics are represented including art, religion, history, and much more with publicati...
This event is in the "School Age" group.

STEAM Team: Balloon Hovercrafts

December 2, 2019
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: STEAM
Custom Program Description:

STEAM Team is a monthly program for children ages 8-12 who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Every first Monday, the STEAM Team will have a chance to build fun stuff, be active, make art, and even make a mess! Please see the program details for this month’s activity.   All supplies are provided at this free program for ages 8 – 12.

In December, STEAM participants will learn about air pressure by creating a balloon hovercraft to construct, decorate, and take home. Event is drop-in and all supplies are provided. ...

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.

Toddler Time

December 3, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Toddler Time at the Main Library is for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. This 30-minute storytime features stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and flannel stories. Special care is taken to select shorter, developmentally...

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.

Friends of the Library Rare and Vintage Book Sale

December 3, 2019
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Just in time for the holidays, book lovers will find a broad assortment of books in this special sale including rare, vintage, and valuable titles.  A range of topics are represented including art, religion, history, and much more with publicati...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Friends of the Library Rare and Vintage Book Sale

December 4, 2019
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Just in time for the holidays, book lovers will find a broad assortment of books in this special sale including rare, vintage, and valuable titles.  A range of topics are represented including art, religion, history, and much more with publicati...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Storytime

December 5, 2019
10:00am - 10:45am
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Preschool Storytime at the Main Library is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. This 45 minute storytime features stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, flannel stories, 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.