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Smokey Bear Birthday Party

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Age Group: Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Celebrations, Games & Activities
Program Description:
Help us celebrate Earth Day and Smokey Bear's 80th birthday!  The Miller Branch Library and the Fianna Hills Garden Club are teaming up for this fun event!  Forest Ranger Alex Wright will begin with an interactive Smokey Bear presentat...
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:
What makes a memoir stand out? You will be working on developing your stand-out sentence and writing your opening paragraph. Narration, exposition, dialogue, and description will be discussed. If you missed past Genealogy Writing Workshops and are in...
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 "Adults" group.

Adult Crafty Corner

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How-To
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 designer birdhouses! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Recess: Paint a Reusable Tote!

10:30am - 12:00pm
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
In observance of Earth Month, join us at the Windsor Drive Branch as we paint a unique reusable tote bag. Free! Open to all adults, with all supplies provided. Limited to the first 12 participants. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Fitness
Program Description:
Safely dispose of unused or expired medications at the Main Library on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. as the library joins over 250 sites across Arkansas participating in Arkansas Drug Take Back Day.  ID is not required and no questio...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Hoopla Book Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Writing
Program Description:
The Miller Branch has a book club!  We are reading “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah during the month of April.  Join us for a discussion about the book on Tuesday, April 30th at 2:00 PM.  The ebook and audiobook are always available...
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 Gullah seasoning. The kit, which will be available at the beginning of the month at the library, will feature a sample of the featured spice and along with a reci...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Seed Catalog

All Day
Miller
Location: Miller
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: How-To
Program Description:
Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just beginning to dabble in gardening, stop by the Miller Branch and grab a seed packet (or two)!  In May, we will be handing out various vegetable seeds. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Room: Carnegie Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Program Description:
Join us for this month’s matinee showing of The Reluctant Debutante, a romantic comedy about a daughter visiting her father in England and being thrown into the debutante season. Starring Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, and John Saxon, this film is not ra...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Mostly Fiction! Members of the Friends of the Fort Smith Public Library are invited to come to our exclusive Friends-only Preview Sale on Friday, May 3, from 4-7 p.m.  There will be a 25-book limit at the preview sale.  Friends of the Libra...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Mostly fiction! The spring edition of the annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale features mostly fiction selections for adults.  Hardbacks and paperbacks from your favorite authors will be available, along with a selection of videos a...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Mostly fiction! The spring edition of the annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale features mostly fiction selections for adults.  Hardbacks and paperbacks from your favorite authors will be available, along with a selection of videos a...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
It's Book Sale clearance time!  Come get some great bargains on leftovers from our weekend "Mostly Fiction" Sale!  The spring edition of the annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale features mostly fiction selections for adults.&nb...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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. In this month’s class, we will dive into Census Records and their importance to your research. No registration i...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Local author Steven Massongill will appear at the Main Library to promote and sign copies of his book, Where the Lions Graze.  Many stories exist about people who have visited Heaven and returned, claiming that things work differently there than...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Recess: Index Card Art

10:30am - 12:00pm
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How-To
Program Description:
Index card art is a great way to stretch your creative muscles! Join us at the Windsor Drive Branch as we use a variety of supplies and techniques to practice our skills or learn new ones in this non-intimidating format. FREE and open to all adults. ...
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! 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 "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 "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 The Princess Bride (PG-1987) at today’s event.&n...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Windsor
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How-To
Program Description:
This month we will work on our watercolor skills as we paint simple, but beautiful, small-format landscape scenes. FREE! For ages 13-adult, with all supplies provided. Limited to the first 14 participants.  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Meow Maids

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Using mixed media and your imagination, teens and adults are invited to drop-in and make a meow maid! Supplies are provided while they last.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Anyone Can Learn to Letter

10:30am - 12:00pm
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How-To
Program Description:
Join us each month, or pop in when you can, as we talk tools, supplies, and practice hand-lettering techniques. Free to all adults and all supplies provided. Limited to the first 14 participants.  ...