June 3-July 21 Adults Build a Better World Summer Reading Program (Begins June 3 and ends July 21) Register for the “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program and win prizes by participating! Sign up at the library and receive your tic-tac-toe card. Once you’ve completed three items in a row, turn in the card for an entry in the weekly drawing. Write book reviews to receive entries, too. (During Normal Business Hours) Free Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

June 3-July 21 Around the World Puzzles Need a relaxing way to beat the heat? Drop in during normal business hours to work on one of the puzzles featuring beautiful locations from around the world. (During Normal Business Hours) Free Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

June 3-July 21 Operation Gratitude Letters Everyone (all ages) invited! Help the library build a better world by writing “thank you” letters to deployed troops, new recruits, and veterans through Operation Gratitude. Visit the marked table to write to our nation’s heroes, and then place the letters in the designated box. (During Normal Business Hours) Free Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

June 3-July 31 Summer Donation Drives Everyone welcome! (During normal business hours only)  Donate to the library’s Summer Donation Drives to help build a better world. During June, they will be accepting pet items for the Sebastian County Humane Society and the Almost Home Shelter. During July, bring donations for the River Valley Regional Food Bank. Stop by the library to see what items are needed most.  Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

June 5-July 28, 2017 (No meals, July 4, 2017/Library Closed) Breakfast and Lunch at the Van Buren Public Library (Toddlers-Teens or children up to age 18 FREE) The Van Buren Public Library will partner with the Van Buren School District to provide meals. Children up to age 18 can receive free meals. Breakfast: 8:30- 9:00 a.m. Lunch: 12:30-1:00 p.m. Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

 July 17, 24 Movie Mondays Everyone (all ages) invited! The Van Buren Public Library will host a family friendly movie every Monday in June and July. There will be popcorn and lemonade. Call 474-6045 for details. 1:30 p.m. Free Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

July 11, 18 25 Baby & Me Babies, age birth to 3 years, and their caregivers have an opportunity to learn new songs, finger plays, and hear a story. There will be bubbles and play time and a chance to meet a new friend. Call the Van Buren Public Library for details at 474-6045. 10:30 a.m. Free Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

July  12, 19 Build a Better World Summer Story Time Children (all ages) Story time during the summer will focus on building a better world and how we interact with the world around us. Themes include pet care, home, friends, stories from around the world, and more. 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Free Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

June 8, 15, 22, 29, & July 6, 13, 20 Family Day Everyone (all ages) All ages can participate in Family Day at the Van Buren Public Library. There will be several guests visiting, LEGO brick day, nature, science, juggling, robot, and cardboard forts. 1:30 p.m.  Free Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

June 8 Juggle Whatever Everyone (all ages) invited! Back, by popular demand, Juggle Whatever will entertain at the Van Buren Public Library, June 8, 2017. This upbeat program is fun and appropriate for all ages. Children will even get to try their hand at some of the tricks performed. 1:30 p.m. Free Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

 July 14 BINGO for Books Everyone invited! Do you like playing bingo? Do you love winning free books? Bingo for books is the best of both worlds! All players go home with at least one book. 10-11 a.m. Free Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

 

June 9, 23 & July 14, 28 Redwork is a simple and fun form of embroidery that traditionally uses red thread on light-colored fabric. Bring a large swatch of muslin, red embroidery floss, an embroidery needle, and a hoop. All skill levels welcome! 1-3 p.m. Free Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

June 9, 16, 23, 30 & July 14, 21 Teen Time (Tweens and Teens) Teens will find a variety of activities going on during the summer at the Van Buren Public Library. There will be arts, crafts, building challenges, and an animal show on the 21st! 1:30 p.m. Free Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

 

 

 

 

June 13 & July 11 Tech Tuesday (by appointment only; sign up at the front desk, call 479-474-6045, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)Need help setting up an email address or social media account? Want to learn how to use Word or library e-resources? Book a 30-minute one-on-one tech help session with a librarian.

 

July 18 Basic Hand Sewing Class Everyone invited! Basic hand sewing can be “sew” easy! Learn the essentials with certified sewing educator, Patti Deffenbaugh. Bring your own needle (size 7 or 9), a spool of black thread, small scissors, and a needle threader (optional).  10a.m.-12 p.m. Free Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main Street Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

June 22

Crafterwork: String Art

Reserve your spot by coming by the circ desk, or, calling the library at 479-474-6045, or, by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The library invites you to Crafterwork - crafts after work! Showcase your Arkansas pride by making string art showcasing the Natural State. Supplies are provided, but space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

6-7 p.m.

Free

Van Buren Public Library

1409 Main Street

Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

June 22

Everyone (all ages) invited!

Mr. Jeff will be at the Van Buren Public Library showing off with his super science experiments. The program is free but he will have some science kits available for purchase that day.

1:30 p.m.

Program Free

Van Buren Public Library

1409 Main Street

Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

June 29

Didgeridoo Down Under

Ages 12 & Up/Seating is Limited!

Tweens, teens, and adults The Didgeridoo Down Under group will travel to Arkansas this summer to help promote Building a Better World through their music. The Van Buren Public Library will host this multi-cultural workshop, where you will build your own didgeridoo from a cardboard tube. The workshop is free but registering is encouraged. This program is best suited for ages 12 and up. Call 474-6045 for details.

5:30 p.m.

Free

Van Buren Public Library

1409 Main Street

Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

July 6

Crafterwork: Paracord Bracelets

Reserve your spot by coming by the circ desk, or, calling the library at 479-474-6045, or, by email,

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Everyone (all ages) invited!

The library invites you to Crafterwork - crafts after work! Make a "quick release" style paracord bracelet for yourself, and then make one to donate to Operation Gratitude’s care package program. Supplies are provided, but space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

6-7 p.m.

Free

Van Buren Public Library

1409 Main Street

Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

July 7

Evening Teen Time

Tweens and teens will work together to solve a mystery and will be rewarded with pizza when finished. This is a great program to bring a friend to. Call 474-6045 for more details.

6 p.m.

Free

Van Buren Public Library

1409 Main Street

Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

July 21

Natural History Educational Company

Everyone (all ages) invited!

Love animals? The Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth will bring their animals to the Van Buren Public Library on July 21, 2017 at 1:30. They will share how we can gain an appreciation for wildlife and conservation, as we focus on Building a Better World.

1:30 p.m.

Free

Van Buren Public Library

1409 Main Street

Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

July 13

“Back to the Future” Challenge

Great Scott! Each group will only have 45 minutes to solve riddles and decipher clues to save the clock tower! Do you have the brainpower and teamwork skills needed to save this treasured piece of history? Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

Adults 18 + Must register at the front desk, or, call 479-474-6045, or, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Choose one of the two sessions: 4-5 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.

Free

Van Buren Public Library

1409 Main Street

Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

July 15

Zentangle Art

Everyone invited! Create unique works of art using the Zentangle Method. This relaxing and easy-to-learn technique is perfect for all skill levels. Supplies are provided. No registration!

2-3 p.m.

Free

Van Buren Public Library

1409 Main Street

Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

July 20

Crafterwork: Terracotta Pots

The library invites you to Crafterwork - crafts after work! Paint and decorate a terracotta pot to display your favorite plant. Supplies are provided, but space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

Everyone invited! You must register first, by coming by the front desk, or, calling the library at 479-474-6045, or, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

6-7 p.m.

Free

Van Buren Public Library

1409 Main Street

Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

July 25

Blood Drive

Must be 18 or older!

Did you know that one blood donation can save as many as three lives and takes only about an hour? Feel good. Give blood.

2-6 p.m.

Free

Van Buren Public Library

1409 Main Street

Van Buren, Ark. 479-474-6045

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Mountainburg Public Library

Register for Art Camp at the Mountainburg Public Library at 479-369-1600! Call today!

Art Camp begins June 5, and ends June 6, 2017.

June 1

Summer Reading Program Kick Off Party

(All Age Groups)

1:30 p.m.—Arkansas Game and Fish Mobile Aquarium and presentation (Focus on turtles)

2:30 p.m.—Have a Hotdog! Sign up for Summer Reading Program.

3:00 p.m.—We will show a family friendly movie, complete with fresh popcorn.

Free

Mountainburg Public Library

1300 U.S. Hwy. 71 N

Mountainburg, Ark. 479-369-1600

June 2 and July 7

Yarn and Needles Club

Children and Adult

Come knit and crochet with us! You bring a project you’re working on, or, if you don’t know how, come on down and we’ll show you the ropes!

1 p.m.

Free

Mountainburg Public Library

1300 U.S. Hwy. 71 N

Mountainburg, Ark. 479-369-1600

June 5 & 6

Art Camp with Denan Cagle

Ages: 6 & Up

You will need to contact the library to register!

9 a.m. to Noon

Free

Snack Time

Mountainburg Public Library

1300 U.S. Hwy. 71 N

Mountainburg, Ark. 479-369-1600

June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26

Summer Story Time

Pre-school and Early Elementary ages

We read books, sing songs, and do crafts together! Come join us!

Free

Mountainburg Public Library

1300 U.S. Hwy. 71 N

Mountainburg, Ark. 479-369-1600

June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26

Teen Wii Hours

(Ages: pre-teens and Teens)

School’s out! Instead of Homework Hour, come play the Wii! We’d welcome some suggestions for new games!

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Free

Mountainburg Public Library

1300 U.S. Hwy. 71 N

Mountainburg, Ark. 479-369-1600

June 7

Science with Mr. Jeff

Mr. Jeff will dazzle with science! He will perform experiments, demonstrating scientific principles with his usual aplomb. Who knows? You might even get to help him do some experiments yourself…

1 p.m.

Free

Mountainburg Public Library

1300 U.S. Hwy. 71 N

Mountainburg, Ark. 479-369-1600

June 8

Juggle Whatever

(All Ages invited)

Come see Juggle Whatever, a professional juggling troupe! They’ll entertain all ages and teach fitness and juggling at the same time! Don’t miss this fun event!

10 a.m.

Free

Mountainburg Public Library

1300 U.S. Hwy. 71 N

Mountainburg, Ark. 479-369-1600

June 9, 23 and July 14, 28

(Second and Fourth Friday of each month)

Adults will meet with other writers to share your work, give encouragement, offer suggestions, and share tips!

10 a.m.

Free

Mountainburg Public Library

1300 U.S. Hwy. 71 N

Mountainburg, Ark. 479-369-1600

June 12

Friends Meeting

(Second Monday of the Month)

Become a Friend of the Library! Volunteer, advertise, raise funds, and help us be the best library we can be!

3 p.m.

Free

Mountainburg Public Library

1300 U.S. Hwy. 71 N

Mountainburg, Ark. 479-369-1600

June 17 and July 15

Dulcimer Club

(All Age Groups)

Come practice your Dulcimer! We’ll play easy songs for the first hour, and try to build our skill set during the second hour. We’ll spend some happy time playing music, and get better at playing together!

12-2 p.m.

Free

Mountainburg Public Library

1300 U.S. Hwy. 71 N

Mountainburg, Ark. 479-369-1600

July 17

Nature Visit

NHECM Midsouth will come give a presentation about the great outdoors! Learn about local Arkansas flora and fauna, wilderness preparedness, and you might just get to see some wildlife up close!

10 a.m.

Free

Mountainburg Public Library

1300 U.S. Hwy. 71 N

Mountainburg, Ark. 479-369-1600

July 28

End of Summer Party

(All Age Groups)

Water Party! Enjoy the last hot days of summer before school starts at our End of Summer Party. We’ll have water activities, games, grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, and, weather permitting; we’ll make a splash with water balloons and sprinklers! If it rains, we’ll have board games and stories under the pavilion. Hope to see you there!

12-2 p.m.

Free

Mountainburg Public Library

1300 U.S. Hwy. 71 N

Mountainburg, Ark. 479-369-1600

Alma Public Library…

Must register early for July 25 Event: Alma Library’s Toolbox Tuesday

This particular event requires parent/legal guardian’s permission for your tween or teen to be on a Facebook video. Tweens and Teens must be registered on or by July 24. For more details contact the Alma Public Library at 479-632-4140 and ask to speak to Deidre Fears.

June 3

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Everyone (all ages) invited!

This Summer Reading Program theme is ‘Building a Better World’ and we are going to do just that this summer with many awesome programs to attend, reading levels to accomplish, and prizes to win! Join us as we kick off this Summer Reading Program with an awesome party including awesome games, activities, hot dogs, snacks and drinks! We will feed you and send you home with the first reading levels! So please be at the Kick-off party to have some fun, grab some grub, and start out this Summer Reading Program the right way!

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Refreshments served!

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 6

Juggle Whatever!

(Toddlers, Children, Tweens, and Teens)

This glowing duo combines performance, inspiration, and hands-on learning all in one show! Kelsey and Jeremy Philo perform an amazing glowing circus show with a variety of astounding LED props including hula hoops, juggling, unicycling, and much more. After their jaw-dropping performance, Kelsey and Jeremy share their positive message about how believing in yourself can take you anywhere you want to go. Building a better world starts with each individual, and they teach key steps to foster self-confidence. Anyone can achieve amazing things if they set their powerful mind to it. Participants get hands-on experience while learning new things like plate-spinning, juggling, and hula hoop tricks. Kids and adults alike are always surprised by how quickly they learn and how much fun it is to try seemingly impossible things.

2 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 7-28

Summer Reading Program Story Time

Every Wednesday in June toddlers and children are invited to join Ms. Megan for the Summer Reading Program at the Library at 10:30 a.m. for:

06/07--Discover the World

06/14--Work it Out

06/21--Transform the World

06/28—Travel the World

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 8

Team Building Challenge

Tweens and Teens

To kick off this summer right I am giving my teens a building challenge to see if they can beat the clock and win the prize! You will have three separate building challenges and will have to work together as a team! So come join us for some competition and fun and see if you can beat the clock!

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 8

Bird Feeders and Bird Houses

Children and Tweens join us at the library for a summer craft. We will be building bird feeders and bird houses from simple household items.

4 p.m.

Free

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 12, 19, 26 and July 3, 17, 24

Movie Mondays

Tweens and Teens

It’s going to be a hot summer, so join us at the library for a Movie Monday. You may want to check our website at crawfordcountylib.org for the movie trailer or synopsis.

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 13, 20, 27 July 18,

Toolbox Tuesday

Tweens and Teens

For our STEM Programming contact our website at crawfordcountylib.org for more information provided on the Alma calendar.

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 14

Donation Day for the Van Buren Animal Shelter

All Ages invited

Please help the Van Buren Animal Shelter, the Almost Home Shelter and Rescue, by doing a drop-by donation! The shelter will be taking in: food bowls, dry dog and cat food, canned cat food, clay cat litter, dog chew ropes and toys, dog and cat beds, blankets, towels, bleach, paper towels, and laundry detergent.

Since the shelter is so new, the Alma Public Library will be helping by making doggy treats and dog toys with our kids and teens here at the library at 4pm that day! Don’t miss out on this one!

4 p.m.

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 15

Homemade Kaleidoscopes

Children and Tweens If you’ve ever been mesmerized by a colorful kaleidoscope, you will enjoy this fun summer craft. We will test our skills at building our own kaleidoscopes.

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 15

Praise for the Police

Tweens and Teens

Police officers have a hard job, so we want to show our appreciation for all they do by showering them with cookies! Join us as we walk down to the police station to show them a little gratitude with a side of chocolate chip!

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 22

Water Day!

Children and Tweens we’re having a water day at the Alma Library. Don’t miss out on all the wet and wacky fun. We will have a water balloon fight, water games, and relay races. Bring a towel and come ready to get wet.

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 28

Clean Up Day!

Tweens and Teens

We here at the Alma Public Library want to build a better world, and we want to show you how to do it too! Join us on this Clean Up day as we walk up and down Fayetteville Avenue and pick up trash to make this town clean and accessible for all!

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 29

Science with Mr. Jeff

Everyone (all ages) invited! Come on out to the Alma Public Library and learn about some science and bring your kids! We are going to have some fun with science! Kids will love the cool demos and experiments, it may look like magic but it is just science! Mr. Jeff will have small take home science kits for $10 and large kits for $20. Some lucky winners will get some to take home for free! 2 p.m. Free Program

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 29

Spinning Nerf Targets!

Tweens and Teens

Who doesn’t love Nerf Guns? I know we do here at the Alma Public Library! So if you want to have some fun and play a cool game with Nerf Guns, join us in creating this awesome Spinning Target!

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 29

Bookworms Book Club

Join us for Bookworms Book Club. Our book for the month of June will be The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland by Catherynne Valente. Join us for fun discussion, crafts, and snacks. And be sure to pick up your copy of our next book for the month of July

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

July 5

Paint Chip City Silhouettes

Tweens and Teens

This craft is by far the coolest we have ever done! With our theme of Building a Better World, we will be making paint chip silhouettes of many different popular cities in the United States, like Chicago!

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

July 6

Tweens and Teens

To build a better world you have to build a better you, so we will be playing Fitness Jenga here at the library!

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12 19, 26

Story Time

Toddlers and Children

Join us for stories, a craft, games, and songs every Wednesday during June and July!

10:30 a.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

July 10-14 (Monday-Friday)

Tweens and Teens

Computer Science jobs are the jobs of the future, so we want to teach our teens the skills they need to pursue this career, such as problem solving skills and 21st century technology skills. For this week we will be using a different robot each day to discover the world of coding and understanding how to use these robots! On Monday, we will understand what coding is and play a coding game to teach everyone all about coding. On Tuesday we will code and play with a Finch Robot. On Wednesday we will code our way through a maze with a Sphero Bot. On Thursday we will play some games and create things with our Makey Makey. To finish off the week on Friday, we will play games with our Avengers Ozobot! This is going to be such an entertaining and informational week that you will not want to miss out on!

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

July 17

NHECM Wildlife Program

Everyone (all ages) invited! NHECM provides entertaining and educational wildlife programming. Owned and managed by wildlife biologist, Bob Tarter, they feature a new wildlife program each year to meet the goal of providing unique experiences to many annual observers, in addition to maintaining the ability to offer several other of popular past programs. They will educate all types of audiences, as well as maintaining calm and focused atmosphere as the animals provide a learning experience of a lifetime!

2 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

July 19

Building Bridges

Tweens and Teens

For our theme “Building a Better World” we will be learning all about bridges and how to build them with a hands-on building craft! We purchased a kit where we get to build a bridge ourselves and learn something while we are doing it! So join us for this fun building craft

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

July 20

Cardboard Town

Everyone (all ages) invited!

Since we are “Building a Better World” why don’t we just create our own world? With cardboard, we are all going to build our own town with important buildings and transportation that are necessary to run a town! This is a fun, two part craft that you get to contribute to and be a part of!

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

July 25

Toolbox Tuesday

(Children, Tweens, and Teens)

Registration is required!

Do you have a specific book that you love to read? And do you want to help promote reading to everyone? Then join us in creating book reviews for everyone to see! We will be recording each teen and their book review for this awesome program. You must register by July 24th because permission slips must be signed by a parent or guardian before the program begins. This is going to be an awesome video for our Facebook, so come out and help us promote some awesome books!

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

July 26

Construction Chain

Tweens and Teens

Its competition time again! Let’s see who can create the largest construction paper chain! Try out your problem solving skills and see if you can win the prize!

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

July 27

Team Drawing Challenge

Tweens and Teens

We have the most creative teens around, but how creative can you get when you can’t see what is being drawn? Join us for a team drawing challenge and see if you and your partner can beat everyone else!

4 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

Alma’s Adult Programs

June 2, 16, 30, and July 7, 21

Red Work

Redwork is a form of embroidery which uses floss to trace simple line drawings. It became popular during the Victorian era as women searched for new ways to decorate. If you would like to learn Redwork take with you an embroidery needle and loop, floss, envelopes and a shoe box.

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 5-26 and July 3-31

Color Me Happy

Join adults and seniors every Monday in June and July at the Alma library for our relaxing and fun time doing something we all love. The library will be furnishing all supplies, just show up, relax and color. Don’t plan on getting the page done in one setting because they are complex.

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Mondays Only)

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 8 and July 13

Adult Craft Parties

Must be Registered a by June 1st for the June 8 for the Letter Decorating Craft Party. When you register let them know what letter you want.

Contact the library for the deadline to register for the July 13 Adult Craft Party. The Alma Public Library is Hosting a FREE Canvas Decorating Craft. We will be using doilies and paint for this craft.

The library will supply all the supplies and materials but need a count of those wanting to participate!

2 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 13 & 20: July 11 & 18

Witness the Fitness

Everyone invited!

Are you ready to start walking and don't know where to begin? We'll lead the way. Walking is one of the easiest, most enjoyable, and most profitable forms of exercise. All you need is a good pair of shoes and comfortable clothing.

Tuesdays, June 13 & 20

Tuesdays, July 11 & 18 and Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20, & 27

9 a.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 15

Book Talk and Author Signing

Everyone invited!

The Author of The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck will be at the Alma Public Library June 15th from 10:30-12:30 to talk to the Public about her book.

The Pecan Man/The Pecan Man is a work of Southern fiction whose first chapter was the First Place winner of the 2006 CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition in the Unpublished Novel category. In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief's son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora set out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man. In narrating her story, Ora discovers more truth about herself than she could ever have imagined. This novel has been described as To Kill a Mockingbird meets The Help.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140

June 21 and July 19

Diabetic Support Group

Adults and Seniors

A diabetes support group can provide a place to go to discuss issues that others with the same condition may be experiencing too; it can help the person with diabetes realize that he or she is not alone. Each month we will discuss an issue for people that are dealing with diabetes. Then we will have a healthy treat.

2 p.m.

Free

Alma Public Library

624 Fayetteville Ave.

Alma, Ark. 479-632-4140