September 2017 Events at the Fort Smith Public Library

 

 

 

Date:               September 5 – October 31, 2017

 

Type:              Art Display

 

Name:             Paintings by Anna Sue Wilcox

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              All hours that library is open. 

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   The paintings of Arkansas artist Anna Sue Wilcox will be on exhibit in the Community Room at the Main Library during the months of September and October.  Anna Sue brings an investment to her body of work which spans space and time from Africa to Europe to the railroad tracks of 1930s Sallisaw. Her vision embraces the human experience, striving to convey the hearts of the people she portrays. People move her heart. People as they move and work and play and cry. The human experience is deeply stirring and her desire is to convey a depth of emotion to the viewer.  There is no greater satisfaction than to know that a connection has been made between the painting and the individual experiencing it.  Since childhood, her dream was to be an artist whose focus would be people.  Addicted to the aroma of oils since age nine and largely self-taught, Wilcox also studied under Fort Smith artist John Bell Jr., from whom she drew a great deal of knowledge, encouragement and inspiration.  Since the 1970s she has done commissioned portraits, and her work can be found in collections in Europe and throughout the United States.  Artwork is available for viewing all library hours when meetings are not being held in the Community Room.

 

Contact #:      Diane Holwick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               September 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Miller Branch Library Artist of the Month – Larry Millican

 

Where:           Miller Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8701 S. 28 St., Fort Smith, AR  72908

 

Time:              All hours

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   The photography of Larry Millican will be on display at the Miller Branch Library during the month of September.  Larry has been photographing nature scenes, landscapes, and close-up macro images since 1986.  According to Larry, “Photography is an artistic expression of how each of us sees the world around.”  You can preview his photography at https://millicanphotography.com.  Artwork is available for viewing all hours that the library is open.

 

Contact #:      Tiffany Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 646-3945

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               September 1 – 30, 2017

 

Type:              Library Event

 

Name:             National Library Card Sign-up Month

 

Where:           All locations of the Fort Smith Public Library

 

Time:              All hours that the library is open.

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   September is National Library Card Sign-up Month.  Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning. Visit your library today; it is a hub of community activity!  If you don’t have a library card, this is the perfect time to apply.  If you do have one, come and see what your library card can do!  There’s no better place than the library to have fun . . . a place the whole family can enjoy.  Visit your neighborhood library today and get a library card!

All children who sign up for their first library card during Library Card Sign-up Month will receive a free paperback book, provided by the Friends of the Library.  Library cards are available free of charge to Fort Smith city residents age five and older.  A parent or legal guardian must apply in person for children ages 5-15.  Please bring identification with current street address, such as a driver’s license, bank check, or utility bill. For more information, call the main library at 783-0229.

 

Contact #:      Diane Holwick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

Date:               September 1 - 30

 

Type:              Library Program         

 

Name:             Library Card Sign-up Month Challenge for Kids & Teens

 

Where:           Dallas Street Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8100 Dallas St., Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              All hours

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   The Dallas Branch library invites area kids and teens to participate in their Library Card Sign-up Month Challenge during September.  This encourages students to sign-up for a library card if they don’t have one already and to utilize library resources.  To complete the challenge, participants will check out or use three different kinds of library items by the end of the month; a book, an audiovisual material, and an eBook or other online resource.  Participants will each receive a prize for completing the program and will also be entered into a drawing for a gift card to Malco Theaters.  Kids who already have cards may also participate.

 

Contact #:      484-5650

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Friday, September 1 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Miller Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8701 S. 28 St., Fort Smith, AR  72908

 

Time:              10 AM

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Tiffany Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 646-3945

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Friday, September 1, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program for Adults

 

Name:             First Friday Friends: School Day Memories (for Adults)

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              10:30 AM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Expand your circle of friends at the Fort Smith Public Library at this monthly program featuring fun activities and social time for adults.  This month we will be reminiscing about our School Day memories.  As area students head back to school, what do you remember about your school days way back when?  Do you remember your first friend or crush?  Going to football games or school dances?  How about a favorite teacher (or maybe a not so favorite one?)  Bring a memory to share and a friend, or come and meet some new ones! Coffee and light refreshments will be available.  This library program is intended for adults. 

 

Contact #:      Diane Holwick – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Sunday, September 3, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Dew-vies: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (PG)

 

Where:           Dewey’s Café, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              1:30 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Dew-vies, movies at Dewey’s, will be shown every Sunday afternoon during the month of September at the Café in the Main Library.  This week’s feature will be Who Framed Roger Rabbit (PG).  A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit’s only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder in this animated adventure comedy.  Bring your family or a friend to enjoy this “classic” fun film at Dewey’s Café!

 

Contact #:      Ben Hedges – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229 x1113 

 

Web Add:      http://www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, September 5, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Toddler Time

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              10 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

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-appropriate stories and provide lots of opportunity for movement.

 

Contact #:      Robin Benham – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Wednesday, September 6, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Dallas Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8100 Dallas St., Fort Smith AR  72903

 

Time:              10:30 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Children aged pre-k to 5 years old and their caregivers are invited to enjoy children’s stories, songs, themed crafts, and snacks.  No registration is necessary for this FREE program full of fun.  Preschool Stoytime is held every Wednesday at 10:30 AM the Dallas Branch Library.

 

Contact #:      Mark Raymond – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 484-5650

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Wednesday, September 6, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Chess Knight @ Dewey’s Café

 

Where:           Dewey’s Café, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              4 - 7 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Dewey’s Café welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get together on Wednesday evenings in September.  Café customers can play and discuss the game of chess in a laid back casual atmosphere. Everyone is invited, from beginners to Chess Grand Masters. Bring your own chess set if you wish; the café will have a couple on hand for those who don’t

 

Contact #:      Ben Hedges – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229 x1113 

 

Web Add:      http://www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Thursday, September 7, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              10 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Robin Benham – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Thursday, September 7, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:            Magic: the Gathering

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:  Bring your wits, skills, and of course, cards to the Library’s Magic: The Gathering meetup. Newcomers and veterans of the game alike are welcome to come play for fun or practice for upcoming tournaments. Magic: The Gathering is card game of strategy and luck using creatures, spells, and enchantments to drain your opponent’s life force before they do the same to you. Ages 8-18 are welcome, as well as families.   

 

Contact #:      Ben Hedges – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229 x1113 

 

Web Add:      http://www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

Date:               Thursday, September 7, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             It Came From the Library: Scavenger Hunt

 

Where:           Windsor Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 4701 Windsor Dr., Fort Smith, AR  72904

 

Time:              4 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month with the Windsor Branch Library by utilizing library resources to answer questions from clues in our “It Came from the Library” scavenger hunt game. Turn in your completed game sheet at the desk for a treat. Encourage a friend who doesn't have a library card to sign up for their first card at this National library Card Signup Month event for all ages.

 

Contact #:      Janine Jamison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-0405

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Friday, September 8, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Miller Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8701 S. 28 St., Fort Smith, AR  72908

 

Time:              10 AM

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Tiffany Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 646-3945

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Sunday, September 10, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Dew-vies: Grease (PG-13)

 

Where:           Dewey’s Café, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              1:30 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Dew-vies, movies at Dewey’s, will be shown every Sunday afternoon during the month of September at the Café in the Main Library.  This week’s feature will be Grease (PG-13).  Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?  John Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in this film. Recording star Olivia Newton-John made her American film debut as Sandy, Travolta's naive love interest. The impressive supporting cast reads like a "who's who" in this quintessential musical about the fabulous '50s. Grease is not just a nostalgic look at a simpler decade--it's an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock 'n' roll!  Bring your family or a friend to enjoy this musical romance at Dewey’s Café!

 

Contact #:      Ben Hedges – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229 x1113 

 

Web Add:      http://www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Monday, September 11, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Windsor Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 4701 Windsor Dr., Fort Smith, AR  72904

 

Time:              10:00 AM

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Janine Jamison – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-0405

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Monday, September 11, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Laptime Storytime (0-24 months)

 

Where:           Miller Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8701 S. 28 St., Fort Smith, AR  72908

 

Time:              10:30 AM

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Tiffany Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 646-3945

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Toddler Time

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              10 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

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-appropriate stories and provide lots of opportunity for movement.

 

Contact #:      Robin Benham – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             The Book Lover’s Club (for adults)

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              10:15 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Read a good book lately?  Come tell us about it at The Book Lover’s Club (for adults)! 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 titles).  The Book Lover’s Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at the main library.  Come meet more people like you! Bring a friend and a good book and join us at the Book Lover’s Club.

 

Contact #:      Diane Holwick – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             FSPL Presents - The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              6 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Join the Fort Smith Public Library for an early special screening of The Vietnam War, a decade-long undertaking from filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The presentation will highlight portions of the ten-part, 18-hour documentary series premiering on PBS, Sunday Sept 17. The series tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. The event will also feature a panel of community members discussing their own experiences and expertise with the war. This event is free and open to all.

 

Contact #:      Ben Hedges This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229 x1113 

 

Web Add:      http://www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Wednesday, September 13, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Dallas Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8100 Dallas St., Fort Smith AR  72903

 

Time:              10:30 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

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

 

Contact #        Mark Raymond – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 484-5650

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Wednesday, September 13, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Chess Knight @ Dewey’s Café

 

Where:           Dewey’s Café, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              4 - 7 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Dewey’s Café welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get together on Wednesday evenings in September.  Café customers can play and discuss the game of chess in a laid back casual atmosphere. Everyone is invited, from beginners to Chess Grand Masters. Bring your own chess set if you wish; the café will have a couple on hand for those who don’t

 

Contact #:      Ben Hedges – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229 x1113 

 

Web Add:      http://www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Thursday, September 14, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              10 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Robin Benham – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Friday, September 15, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Pirate Party and Storytime

 

Where:           Miller Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8701 S. 28 St., Fort Smith, AR  72908

 

Time:              10:00 AM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Come walk the plank at the Miller Branch Library!  In celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day, we will be hosting a special pirate storytime!  This free program will feature exciting pirate stories and silly pirate songs, followed by pirate-themed crafts, games, and snacks.  

 

Contact #:      Tiffany Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 646-3945

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Sunday, September 17, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Dew-vies: Galaxy Quest (PG)

 

Where:           Dewey’s Café, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              1:30 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Dew-vies, movies at Dewey’s, will be shown every Sunday afternoon during the month of September at the Café in the Main Library.  This week’s feature will be Galaxy Quest (PG-13).  The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. Bring your family or a friend to enjoy this Sci-Fi adventure comedy at Dewey’s Café!

 

Contact #:      Ben Hedges – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229 x1113 

 

Web Add:      http://www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

Date:               Monday, September 18, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Windsor Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 4701 Windsor Dr., Fort Smith, AR  72904

 

Time:              10:00 AM

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Janine Jamison – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-0405

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Monday, September 18, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Laptime Storytime (0-24 months)

 

Where:           Miller Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8701 S. 28 St., Fort Smith, AR  72908

 

Time:              10:30 AM

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Tiffany Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 646-3945

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Monday, September 18, 2017

 

Type:              Program for kids, tweens, and teens

 

Name:             LEGO Club: Talk Like A Pirate!

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              5 – 6 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Kids, Tweens, and Teens are invited to the Main Library to design, create, and build unique creations with the LEGO Club!  In celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day, this month’s theme will be pirates! Everyone loves LEGOs; this event is free and supplies are provided – just bring your imagination!

 

Contact #:      Robin Benham – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, September 19, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Toddler Time

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              10 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

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-appropriate stories and provide lots of opportunity for movement.

 

Contact #:      Robin Benham – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Wednesday, September 20, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Dallas Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8100 Dallas St., Fort Smith AR  72903

 

Time:              10:30 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

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

 

Contact #        Mark Raymond – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 484-5650

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Wednesday, September 20, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              4 - 5 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Writers of all ages (from teens to seniors) and backgrounds are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club. Discuss writing goals and ambitions, experience other member's works, and enjoy being among others that share the same passion for writing as you. Bring a laptop or a pad of paper along with your creativity and love for writing.

 

Contact #:      Ben Hedges – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229 x1113 

 

Web Add:      http://www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Wednesday, September 20, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Chess Knight @ Dewey’s Café

 

Where:           Dewey’s Café, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              4 - 7 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Dewey’s Café welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get together on Wednesday evenings in September.  Café customers can play and discuss the game of chess in a laid back casual atmosphere. Everyone is invited, from beginners to Chess Grand Masters. Bring your own chess set if you wish; the café will have a couple on hand for those who don’t

 

Contact #:      Ben Hedges – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229 x1113 

 

Web Add:      http://www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Thursday, September 21, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              10 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Robin Benham – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Thursday, September 21, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:            Magic: the Gathering

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:  Bring your wits, skills, and of course, cards to the Library’s Magic: The Gathering meetup. Newcomers and veterans of the game alike are welcome to come play for fun or practice for upcoming tournaments. Magic: The Gathering is card game of strategy and luck using creatures, spells, and enchantments to drain your opponent’s life force before they do the same to you. Ages 8-18 are welcome, as well as families.   

 

Contact #:      Ben Hedges – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229 x1113 

 

Web Add:      http://www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

Date:               Thursday, September 21, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Open Mic Night @ Dewey’s Café

 

Where:           Dewey’s Café - Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              7 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

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!

 

Contact #:      Sam Bradley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

                       

 

Date:               Friday, September 22, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Miller Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8701 S. 28 St., Fort Smith, AR  72908

 

Time:              10 AM

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Tiffany Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 646-3945

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Saturday, September 23, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Introduction to Writing Picture Books for Children

 

Where:           Miller Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8701 S. 28 St., Fort Smith, AR  72908

 

Time:              2:00 – 5:00 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Have you ever wanted to write children’s literature but were not sure how to begin?  Join us for Introduction to Writing Children’s Picture Books, taught by Mark Burgh, PhD.  There is no charge for this three hour workshop and no previous experience required.  This class is intended for people ages 18 and up who have a desire to write books for young people!

 

Contact #:      Tiffany Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 646-3945

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Sunday, September 24, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Dew-vies: 10 Things I Hate About You (PG-13)

 

Where:           Dewey’s Café, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              1:30 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Dew-vies, movies at Dewey’s, will be shown every Sunday afternoon during the month of September at the Café in the Main Library.  This week’s feature will be 10 Things I Hate About You (PG-13).  A family rule forbids a teenager from dating until her unpopular, rebellious, older sister gets a suitor of her own in this modern remake of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." Bring your family or a friend to enjoy this funny yet romantic drama at Dewey’s Café!

 

Contact #:      Ben Hedges – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229 x1113 

 

Web Add:      http://www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:              Sunday, September 24, 2017

 

Type:              Library Fundraiser

 

Name:             Friends of the Fort Smith Public Library Chocolate Festival

 

Where:           Dallas Branch of the Fort Smith Library, 8100 Dallas Street, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

Cost:               $7 for 6 tastes (includes a to-go-box)

 

Description:   Chocolate - Chocolate - Chocolate! The Friends of the Fort Smith Library will turn the Dallas Branch Library into a Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory of sorts as an abundance of chocolate drips throughout the building. Local clubs, businesses and individuals will offer their favorite chocolate samplings to the chocoholics of Fort Smith. Tickets to the festival are $7 for six tastes of chocolate; price includes a to-go-box. All proceeds from the Chocolate Festival will be used by the Friends of the Library for special materials and programs at the Library.  Helping out never tasted so good!

 

Contact #:      Jennifer Goodson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Monday, September 25, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Windsor Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 4701 Windsor Dr., Fort Smith, AR  72904

 

Time:              10:00 AM

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Janine Jamison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-0405

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Monday, September 25, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Laptime Storytime (0-24 months)

 

Where:           Miller Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8701 S. 28 St., Fort Smith, AR  72908

 

Time:              10:30 AM

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Tiffany Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 646-3945

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Toddler Time

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              10 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

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-appropriate stories and provide lots of opportunity for movement.

 

Contact #:      Robin Benham – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Library Fall Family Festival

 

Where:           Miller Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8701 S. 28 St., Fort Smith, AR  72908

 

Time:              5:00-7:00 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month and the season at the Miller Branch Library with our Fall Family Festival!  There will fun games, prizes, face painting, and crafts from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  This free event is for ages 0-8 and their families. 

 

Contact #:      Tiffany Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 646-3945

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

Date:               Wednesday, September 27, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Dallas Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8100 Dallas St., Fort Smith AR  72903

 

Time:              10:30 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

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

 

Contact #        Mark Raymond – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 484-5650

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Wednesday, September 27, 2017

 

Type:              Library Program

 

Name:             Chess Knight @ Dewey’s Café

 

Where:           Dewey’s Café, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Time:              4 - 7 PM

 

Cost:               Free

 

Description:   Dewey’s Café welcomes chess players of all ages and skill levels for a get together on Wednesday evenings in September.  Café customers can play and discuss the game of chess in a laid back casual atmosphere. Everyone is invited, from beginners to Chess Grand Masters. Bring your own chess set if you wish; the café will have a couple on hand for those who don’t

 

Contact #:      Ben Hedges – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 479-783-0229 x1113 

 

Web Add:      http://www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Thursday, September 28, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR  72903

 

Time:              10 A.M.

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Robin Benham – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 783-0229

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Date:               Friday, September 29, 2017

 

Type:              Children’s Program

 

Name:             Storytime

 

Where:           Miller Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library, 8701 S. 28 St., Fort Smith, AR  72908

 

Time:              10 AM

 

Cost:               Free

 

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.

 

Contact #:      Tiffany Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 646-3945

 

Web Add:      www.fortsmithlibrary.org

 

 

 

Library Locations, Hours, and Storytimes:

 

 

 

            Main Library:  3201 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR  72903.  479-783-0229

 

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur: 9AM-9 PM, Fri. 9AM-6PM, Sat. 10AM-5PM and Sun. 1-5PM.

 

            Storytimes:      Toddler Time (ages 3 and under), Tuesdays 10 AM.

 

                                    Storytime (ages 4 and up), Thursdays, 10 AM.

 

                                    Spanish Storytime, Second Monday of the month at 6 PM

 

                                     

 

            Dallas Street Branch:  8100 Dallas St., Fort Smith, AR  72903.  479-484-5650

 

Mon. 9AM-9PM, Tue., Wed, Thur, Fri. 9AM-6PM, Sat. 12-5PM.

 

            Storytime:       Wednesdays, 10:30 AM

 

 

 

            Miller Branch:  8701 South 28 St., Fort Smith, AR  72908.  479-646-3945

 

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri. 9AM-6PM, Tue. 9AM-9PM, Sat. 12-5PM.

 

            Storytime:       Fridays at 10 AM

 

 

 

            Windsor Drive Branch:  4701 Windsor Dr., Fort Smith, AR  72904.  479-785-0405

 

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri. 9AM-6PM, Thurs. 9AM-9PM, Sat. 12-5PM.

 

            Storytime:       Preschool (ages 5 and under) Mondays at 10:00 AM