Upcoming Events

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Bingo for Adults!

July 17, 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 just for adults! ...

Author Visit & Book Signing with Anita Paddock

July 17, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Genealogy
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
The Fort Smith Public Library Endowment Trust invites you to a special evening with author Anita Paddock.  Author of the popular true crime novels Blind Rage and Closing Time, Anita’s brand-new true crime release is Cold Blooded, the true story ...

Storytime

July 18, 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.

Movie Matinee featuring Sherlock Gnomes

July 18, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Custom Program Description:
Come in out of the heat and join us for the movie matinee!  This week features Sherlock Gnomes. After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of th...

Open Mic Night

July 18, 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!

Toddler Time

July 23, 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.

Make & Take: Space Edition

July 23, 2019
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Celebrate a Universe of Stories with a universe of arts and crafts!  Kids, bring your friends and family and come to the library for an afternoon of crafting.  A variety of space-themed crafts will be available for making and taking! ...
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Performances
Custom Program Description:
Our friends from the Community School of the Arts perform "Cliques: An Original Musical on How to Handle Bullying".   The musical presents a group of high school band geeks who get together to form their very own rock band.  They ...

Storytime

July 25, 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.

Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Custom Program Description:
Come in out of the heat and join us for the movie matinee!  This week features The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in ...
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Custom Program Description:
Escape the heat and catch a free matinee movie! This universally acclaimed film directed by Steven Spielberg is about a lost alien and a young boy who helps him get back to his home planet. This Family Sci-Fi adventure is 114 minutes and rated PG. ...

Teen Lounge: Special Effects Makeup Workshop

July 29, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: How-To
Custom Program Description:
Learn and practice the basics of applying Special Effects makeup to create your own bloody look! Local makeup artists will lead this free teen workshop. Spots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. All supplies are provide...
Location: Main
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Youth Services is excited to welcome the talented actors of Young Actors Guild to Toddler Time.  Join us for stories and more as these talented actors sing a few songs from their show Curious George, The Golden Meatball and join in on the fun th...

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.

Wonderful Wednesday with Young Actors Guild

July 31, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Performances
Custom Program Description:
The talented members of Young Actors Guild will perform a preview show of their new production, Curious George, The Golden Meatball.  Everyone’s favorite curious little monkey and his friend in the yellow hat are coming to the stage in a delight...
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
The original artwork of Jim Horne will be on display in the community room of the main library from July 3 – August 15. Jim was drawing his first portraits of his Grandpa at 7 years old, now at 73, he is still creating portraits.  In his lifetim...
Location: Main
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Youth Services is excited to welcome the talented actors of Young Actors Guild to Storytime!  Join us for stories, arts & crafts, and more as these talented actors sing a few songs from their show Curious George, The Golden Meatball and join...

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.

Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Custom Program Description:
Come in out of the heat and join us for the movie matinee!  This week features How to Train Your Dragon : The Hidden World. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become a...

First Thursday Films: A Face in the Crowd (NR - 1957)

August 1, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Custom Program Description:
An Arkansas drifter goes from local radio celebrity to an overnight sensation as a national TV personality. He uses his charm and charisma to gain power and influence. Will his addiction to power lead to his downfall?  Directed by Elia Kazan and...

80s Music Trivia for Adults & Teens

August 4, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
Compete in the library’s trivia competition for fun and prizes. Test your knowledge of 80s music. Extra points will be given for those who come dressed in 80s fashion! Play with a team or solo at this free program for teens and adults! ...

STEAM Team: Shrinky Dinks

August 5, 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 August, participants in STEAM Team will experiment with Shrinky Dinks while learning about the science behind them. Event is drop-in, and STEAM-ers will create their own Shrinky Dinks to take home. ...

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.

Toddler Time

August 6, 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.

Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: How-To
Custom Program Description:
Join us for this program which will cover your options if you are looking to "cut the cord" and move from cable and traditional TV to only streaming video services. We will review the different streaming services available, required devices, and the ...

Storytime

August 8, 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.

Authors in the Afternoon with Robert Parson

August 8, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Custom Program Description:
Long-time Fort Smith resident and award-winning broadcast journalist Robert Parson will make a special appearance to promote and sign copies of his new book, Greater Than a Tourist: Fort Smith.   What may be the first tourism guide for Fort...

Back-to-School Nail Makeover

August 9, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Paint, pamper and polish your nails at the Back-to-School Nail Makeover at the Fort Smith Main Library on Friday, August 9th from 1 – 5 pm. Materials are provided, or you may bring your own. Enjoy chatting about your favorite books while getting crea...

Lights, Camera, Action! A Creative Storytime

August 10, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Main
Location: Main
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Children and their families are invited to explore literature through creative drama in this special Saturday storytime.  Get ready to have some fun with Shannon Stoddard, a teacher at the Community School of the Arts.  This month’s program...

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.

Woodstock Week @ Dewey’s Café

All Day8/12 - 8/16
Main
Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrations, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock music festival with Dewey’s Café at the Fort Smith Public Library.  The café will serve Woodstock and music-themed food and drinks all month long. Daily prizes will be awarded from August 12th – 16...