Library Update

To support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, all four locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will be closed until further notice.  For information on how to contact library staff, curbside pickup of library materials, the new digital access-only library card, and more check our Facebook page or the library website. 


Crafting just makes people happy.

Crafting just makes people happy.

"The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health” was published in the American Journal of Public Health in February 2010 and discussed the relationship between health and the creative arts.  The study found that people participating in art experiences (music, visual arts, movement-based expression, and writing) see “increases in positive emotions” and “reductions in stress and anxiety.”  If you need a distraction from life, just experiencing the symphony, going dancing, or focusing on a craft project can reduce your stress and improve your health. 

Adults painting pumpkins during library craft day

At the Miller Branch, we want to help you de-stress.  Join us on the last Thursday of every month from 2 - 3 PM for a fun and free craft during our Adult Crafty Corner.  So far, we have experimented with origami, fire painting, making Christmas cards, and lots more!  We will be pour painting pumpkins in October and using alcohol paint to decorate Christmas ornaments in November.  Even if you don’t consider yourself “crafty,” you will enjoy the socialization and activity.  


Adults making a library macrame craft

We hope to see you at our next Adult Crafty Corner!  What have you got to lose – besides your stress?