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 "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 - Dallas Branch

November 13, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Dallas
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Enjoy stories, songs, snacks, and a different craft every week at storytime at the Dallas Branch Library.

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

Teen Time: Playdough Zen

November 14, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
Chill out and relax after school with music, snacks, and some playdough fun. All supplies will be provided and registration is not required for this free event for teens. ...
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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Storytime - Miller Branch

November 15, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Miller Branch Library to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts.  No registration is necessary for this fun and FREE program.  Storytime is held every Friday at 10:00 AM.

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

Storytime- Windsor Branch

November 18, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Enjoy the magic of reading with Children’s Librarian Louise Turner, as she brings stories alive with storytime. Watch your child get excited about books and reading at this FREE story program for kids pre-K through age 5 and their caregivers featuring stories, songs, crafts, and other FUN.

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.

Laptime Storytime - Miller Branch

November 18, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

A love of reading starts early.  Babies and their caregivers are invited to join the Miller Branch Library for this special storytime geared toward children 0 to 24 months old.  There will be rhymes, songs, simple stories, and lots of interactive fun!  The storytime will last around twenty minutes, with time for casual interaction following the 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.

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 "Preschool" group.

Storytime - Dallas Branch

November 20, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Dallas
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Enjoy stories, songs, snacks, and a different craft every week at storytime at the Dallas Branch Library.

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.

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 "Teens" group.

Teen Time: Leaf Rubbing

November 21, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
Leaves are falling!  Let’s make art. All supplies will be provided and registration is not required for this free event for teens. ...
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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Storytime - Miller Branch

November 22, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Miller Branch Library to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts.  No registration is necessary for this fun and FREE program.  Storytime is held every Friday at 10:00 AM.

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- Windsor Branch

November 25, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Enjoy the magic of reading with Children’s Librarian Louise Turner, as she brings stories alive with storytime. Watch your child get excited about books and reading at this FREE story program for kids pre-K through age 5 and their caregivers featuring stories, songs, crafts, and other FUN.

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.

Laptime Storytime - Miller Branch

November 25, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

A love of reading starts early.  Babies and their caregivers are invited to join the Miller Branch Library for this special storytime geared toward children 0 to 24 months old.  There will be rhymes, songs, simple stories, and lots of interactive fun!  The storytime will last around twenty minutes, with time for casual interaction following the 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.

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.  ...