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May 21, 2024

June 2024 Events at the Fort Smith Public Library

 

June 2024

Dewey’s Café Artist – Will Henson

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

The photography of Will Henson will be on display at Dewey’s Café though the month of June.

June 1

Season Ticket: Featured Spice Blend – Garam Masala

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Expand your taste buds with our Season Ticket kit. This month’s featured spice blend is Garam Masala. 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 recipe. Pick up your Season Ticket kit beginning June 1 at the Main Library. Supplies are limited; don’t wait to get yours!

June 1 – July 31, 2024

Adventure begins at Your Library: Summer Reading Program –

All Fort Smith Public Library Locations

Adventure Begins at Your Library is this year’s summer reading theme, and all ages are invited to participate! The Fort Smith Public Library’s annual summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults will begin June 1. The program is one of the many ways the library works to create a community of readers and library users. Through fun themes, activities, and prizes, the summer reading program offers incentives for spending time reading or listening to books. The summer reading program begins June 1 and runs through July 31. Participants can drop by any library location to register or register online at https://fortsmithlibrary.readsquared.com .

Need help? Give us a call or drop by any library location.

Listeners and Independent Readers

The goal of the summer reading program for kids is to read for FUN while encouraging family involvement. Independent readers will earn points for time spent reading. Children too young to read independently can also participate. Because the best way to raise a reader is to read to a child, they will receive credit for each book that is read to them.

Teen Readers

For teens that like to read (books, e-books, and/or audiobooks) AND like to win stuff, the Teen Summer Reading Program is for them! One book equals 100 points. For every 100 points they earn, they’ll be entered into a weekly drawing for a gift card AND earn an entry into the end-of-summer grand prize drawing. The more they read, the more chances they’ll have to win. Register and track reading progress at https://fortsmithlibrary.readsquared.com . They will also be able to download the READsquared app (available for iOS and Android devices).

Adult Readers

For adults that like to read (books, e-books, and/or audio books) AND like to win stuff, then the Adult Summer Reading Program is for them!  One book equals 100 points.  For every 100 points they earn, they’ll be entered into a weekly drawing for a gift card AND earn an entry into the end-of-summer grand prize drawing. The more they read, the more chances they’ll have to win. Register and track reading progress at https://fortsmithlibrary.readsquared.com.  They will also be able to download the READsquared app (available for iOS and Android devices).  Need help?  Give us a call or visit any library location.

Saturday, June 1, 10 AM – 2 PM

Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration

Dallas Branch Library, 8100 Dallas Street, Fort Smith (479-484-5650)

It’s time to kick off summer reading!  Drop by the Dallas Street Branch to help us celebrate the beginning of the ‘Adventure Begins at Your Library’ summer reading program.  Sign up for the summer reading program and participate in crafts and activities while at the branch.  It’s free and fun for everyone!

Saturday, June 1, 10 AM – 2 PM

Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

It’s time to kick off summer reading!  Drop by the Miller Branch to help us celebrate the beginning of the ‘Adventure Begins at Your Library’ summer reading program.  Activities will include sidewalk chalk and rock painting!  It’s free and fun for everyone!

Saturday, June 1, 10 AM – 2 PM

Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration

Windsor Branch Library, 4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith (479-785-0405)

It’s time to kick off summer reading!  Drop by the Windsor Drive Branch to help us celebrate the beginning of the ‘Adventure Begins at Your Library’ summer reading program.  Sign up for the summer reading program and participate in crafts and activities while at the branch.  It’s free and fun for everyone!

Saturday, June 1, 10:30 AM

Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration with Tommy Terrific’s Magic Show

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

It’s time to kick off summer reading!  Let’s all go on a magical pirate adventure with Tommy Terrific’s new Pirate Adventure Magic show. There will be magic tricks including a ship in a bottle, gold medallions, and a Jolly Roger flag magically hoisted in the air.  As the kids help guide Tommy on a quest to find the treasure, they will also learn the meanings behind several fun, pirate words and phrases.  So, “Weigh Anchor,” “Hoist the Mizzen,” and get ready for a magical, pirate adventure! Be sure to sign up for the Adventure Begins at Your Library summer reading program while you’re here!  It’s free and fun for everyone!

Saturday, June 1, 11 AM – 12 PM

Saturday Storytime – Windsor Branch Library

Windsor Branch Library, 4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith (479-785-0405)

Saturday Storytime is held the first Saturday of the month at the Windsor Drive Branch Library. Join us for books, songs, movement, and more. This month we are going to kick off summer reading and celebrate Smokey Bear!

June 1 – 15

Make a Father’s Day Card

Dallas Branch Library, 8100 Dallas Street, Fort Smith (479-484-5650)

Let your father know how much he means to you with a handmade Father’s Day Card.  Stop by the Dallas Street Branch Library and use your creativity to make your own personalized card for Dad!  This do-it-yourself activity is open to all ages during regular library hours.  All materials are provided.  For library location and hours, visit https://www.fortsmithlibrary.org/about-the-library/dallas-street-branch

Monday, June 3, 10 AM

Storytime – Windsor Branch Library

Windsor Branch Library, 4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith (479-785-0405)

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Windsor Drive Branch Library to enjoy books, songs, movement, and more! Storytime is held every Monday at 10:00 AM.

Monday, June 3, 2 PM

Paper Airplane Contest

Dallas Branch Library, 8100 Dallas Street, Fort Smith (479-484-5650)

Use your design skills to make your own paper airplane and participate in a paper airplane flying contest at the Dallas Street Branch Library.  Compete to create an airplane that will fly the longest distance.  1st, 2nd, and 3rdplace winners will receive prizes.  Kids and Teens of all ages may participate.

Tuesday, June 4, 10 AM

Wiggle Worms Storytime – Miller Branch Library

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

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.

Tuesday, June 4, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Exploring Your Family History: Land Records

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

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 be learning about using land records in your research. No registration is required for these FREE evening programs.

Tuesday, June 4, 6 – 7 PM

Adult Crafts: DIY Enamel Adventure Mugs

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Prepare to fuel your enthusiasm for a camping adventure! Join us to craft DIY enamel adventure mugs, ideal for your outdoor expeditions. No registration required but limited to the first 12 participants.

Wednesday, June 5, 10 & 11 AM

Storytime & Crafts – Dallas Branch Library

Dallas Branch Library, 8100 Dallas Street, Fort Smith (479-484-5650)

Storytime at the Dallas Street Branch is for children and their adults.  Lasting about 30 minutes, children and their families will enjoy stories, books, music, snacks, and crafts.   Storytime will often have themes reflecting the seasons, holidays, and will occasionally host visitors who will speak with the kids about various topics.

Wednesday, June 5, 2 PM

Wonderful Wednesday with the Don Bailey Jazz Combo

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Don’t miss this musical adventure with the Don Bailey Jazz Combo!  The concert will feature a variety of jazz swing tunes and standards from all eras – also some rock, blues, and Latin jazz!

Thursday, June 6, 10 AM

Storytime – Main Library

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Main Library for storytime every Thursday at 10:00 AM.  Lasting about 35 minutes, storytimes feature stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and crafts. Not only is storytime fun, it’s an excellent way for adults and caregivers to interact with their children while helping them build early literacy skills and laying the foundation for preparing children to learn to read.

Thursday, June 6, 2 PM

Movie Matinee at the Library – Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (G)

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Come join us for this week’s family friendly movie on the big screen!  Bring your snacks and covered drinks–or visit Dewey’s Café and pick up something to enjoy during the movie. It’s free and fun for everyone! Today’s movie is PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie. The PAW Patrol pups magically gain superpowers after a meteor strikes Adventure City. However, things take a turn for the worse when Humdinger and a mad scientist steal their powers and turn themselves into supervillains. As the team springs into action to save the city, Skye soon learns that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference. (PG, 87 minutes)

Thursday, June 6, 6 – 7:30 PM

Adult & Teen Crafts: Cat Face Gift Boxes

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Teens and adults are invited to decorate a cardboard gift box with an adorable hand painted cat

face! Supplies are provided while they last.

Friday, June 7, 10 AM

Storytime – Miller Branch Library

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

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.

Friday, June 7, 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Teen Art Adventure: Mixed Media Art

Windsor Branch Library, 4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith (479-785-0405)

What is mixed media art? We’ll find out at our Teen Art Adventures this month, plus we will

create a fun mixed media art project! FREE with all supplies provided. Open to all teens 13 and

  1. Limited to first 16 participants.

Friday, June 7, 2 PM

First Friday Film: Now Voyager (NR 1942) 

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Join us for this month’s matinee showing of ‘Now Voyager’, a dramatic film that follows the journey of a repressed spinster as she undergoes therapy, finds love, and discovers her true self while breaking free from her domineering mother’s control. Starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and directed by Irving Rapper. This film runs 117 minutes, is not rated, and is intended for an adult audience.

Saturday, June 8, 11 AM

Second Saturday Movie: Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (G)

Windsor Branch Library, 4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith (479-785-0405)

Did you miss the Movie Matinee on Thursday? Join us at the Windsor Drive Branch for a replay of this week’s family friendly movie. Bring your snacks and covered drinks to enjoy during the movie. It’s free and fun for everyone! Today’s movie is PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie. The PAW Patrol pups magically gain superpowers after a meteor strikes Adventure City. However, things take a turn for the worse when Humdinger and a mad scientist steal their powers and turn themselves into supervillains. As the team springs into action to save the city, Skye soon learns that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference. (PG, 87 minutes)

Monday, June 10, 10 AM

Storytime – Windsor Branch Library

Windsor Branch Library, 4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith (479-785-0405)

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Windsor Drive Branch Library to enjoy books,

songs, movement, and more! Storytime is held every Monday at 10:00 AM.

Monday, June 10, 9 AM – 5 PM

Superhero Day

Dallas Branch Library, 8100 Dallas Street, Fort Smith (479-484-5650)

Stop by the Dallas Street Branch Library and enjoy some superhero-themed fun! The entertainment will begin with superhero-themed crafts and activities for younger kids from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. In the afternoon there will be a superhero movie marathon with Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG-13) showing at 12:00 PM followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (PG-13) at 2:30 PM.  The movies will be viewed on a 120 inch projector screen in a darkened room with a sound system.  Popcorn will be served.

Monday, June 10, 12 PM

Monday Movie Marathon – Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG-13)

Dallas Branch Library, 8100 Dallas Street, Fort Smith (479-484-5650)

Peter Parker’s secret identity is revealed to the entire world. Desperate for help, Peter turns to Doctor Strange to make the world forget that he is Spider-Man. The spell goes horribly wrong and shatters the multiverse, bringing in monstrous villains that could destroy the world.  Produced by Columbia Pictures.  (Rated PG-13.  2 hr 28 min) The film will be viewed on a 120 inch projector screen in a darkened room with a sound system. Popcorn will be served.

Monday, June 10, 2:30 PM

Monday Movie Marathon – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (PG-13)

Dallas Branch Library, 8100 Dallas Street, Fort Smith (479-484-5650)

Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own – a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful.  Produced by Walt Disney Pictures.  (Rated PG-13.  2 hr 30 min) The film will be viewed on a 120 inch projector screen in a darkened room with a sound system.  Popcorn will be served.

Monday, June 10, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

LEGO Club

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

Kids, tweens, and teens are invited to design, create, and build unique creations with LEGO Club! Everyone loves LEGOs; this event is free, and supplies are provided- just bring your imagination!

Tuesday, June 11, 10 AM

Wiggle Worms Storytime – Miller Branch Library

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

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.

Tuesday, June 11, 6 – 7:30 PM

Learn & Taste: Mocktails (for adults)

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

Join us for a mocktail demonstration and tasting session, where you’ll learn the art of mixing alcohol-free drinks! The program is free, but registration is required.  To register, visit our event page at https://www.fortsmithlibrary.org/event/learn-taste-mocktails-21399

Wednesday, June 12, 10 & 11 AM

Storytime & Crafts – Dallas Branch Library

Dallas Branch Library, 8100 Dallas Street, Fort Smith (479-484-5650)

Storytime at the Dallas Street Branch is for children and their adults.  Lasting about 30 minutes, children and their families will enjoy stories, books, music, snacks, and crafts.   Storytime will often have themes reflecting the seasons, holidays, and will occasionally host visitors who will speak with the kids about various topics.

Wednesday, June 12, 2 PM

Wonderful Wednesday with Mömandpöp

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Bring your friends and family for the “Mömandpöp” show! It features colorful characters, fast costume changes, a couple of British puppets named “Mümandsön,” loads of audience participation, and catchy pop songs you’ll be singing long after the show is over. “Mömandpöp” shows are all about joy–parents and kids enjoying music together, getting to their feet, and having a blast. See you there!

Thursday, June 13, 10 AM

Storytime – Main Library

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Main Library for storytime every Thursday at 10:00 AM.  Lasting about 35 minutes, storytimes feature stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and crafts. Not only is storytime fun, it’s an excellent way for adults and caregivers to interact with their children while helping them build early literacy skills and laying the foundation for preparing children to learn to read.

Thursday, June 13, 2 PM

Movie Matinee at the Library: Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse (PG)

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Come join us for this week’s family friendly movie on the big screen!  Bring your snacks and covered drinks–or visit Dewey’s Café and pick up something to enjoy during the movie. It’s free and fun for everyone! Today’s movie is Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. However, when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. He must soon redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most. (PG, 140 minutes)

Thursday, June 13, 2 PM

Wind Sock Craft

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

The Fianna Hills Garden Club will show children how to decorate and assemble wind socks in this free and interactive program.  Take your wind sock home and hang it up outside, so you can watch how the wind moves it.

Friday, June 14, 10 AM

Storytime – Miller Branch Library

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

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.

Friday, June 14, 1 – 2:30 PM

Crafts and Cult Classics: Repo! The Genetic Opera (R)

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

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 Repo! The Genetic Opera (R). This program is intended for an adult audience.

Saturday, June 15, 10:30 AM

Concert with Aaron Fowler

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Come to the library for a fun morning of singing, moving, playing instruments, and sharing stories with musician Aaron Fowler! Aaron has been performing since he was 16. Working alongside several musicians throughout his career, he has built a breadth of musical experiences from house concerts to festivals and concert halls. His passion for music and the power it can have with groups of people is part of why he keeps bringing the music to audiences across the country. Don’t miss this musical adventure!

Saturday, June 15, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Lettering on the Weekend: Flourishing

Windsor Branch Library, 4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith (479-785-0405)

Add flair to your lettering with beautiful flourishes! Learn how in our Saturday lettering class. FREE! For ages 13 – adult, with all supplies provided.  Limited to the first 16 participants.

Saturday, June 15, 11 AM – 1 PM

Game On!

Windsor Branch Library, 4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith (479-785-0405)

Let’s play some games! Add some FUN to your Saturday with Game On! Team games, board games, video games, which will YOU choose?

Monday, June 17, 10 AM

Storytime – Windsor Branch Library

Windsor Branch Library, 4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith (479-785-0405)

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Windsor Drive Branch Library to enjoy books,

songs, movement, and more! Storytime is held every Monday at 10:00 AM.

Monday, June 17, 2 – 3 PM

Superhero Storytime!

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

Calling all superheroes to the Miller Branch Library!  Come dressed as your favorite superhero and join us for superhero stories and crafts on June 17th!

Tuesday, June 18, 10 AM

Wiggle Worms Storytime – Miller Branch Library

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

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.

Tuesday, June 18, 4 – 6 PM

Authors in the Afternoon with Jeffrey Abernathy

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

Local author Jeffrey Abernathy will appear at the Main Library to promote and sign copies of his new book, The Order of the 66.  The novel is a dystopian Christian fiction story about a future where the world has reached its population capacity, where the government decides who can have children through a national lottery. Rhett, the main character, polices this world, delivering quick and harsh consequences for violators of the law. When Rhett gets news that puts him at odds with his work and his family, will he follow his heart and risk his life by defying the law of the land, or fall in line with what is expected of him? Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Wednesday, June 19

All FSPL locations closed for Juneteenth

Thursday, June 20, 10 AM

Storytime – Main Library

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Main Library for storytime every Thursday at 10:00 AM.  Lasting about 35 minutes, storytimes feature stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and crafts. Not only is storytime fun, it’s an excellent way for adults and caregivers to interact with their children while helping them build early literacy skills and laying the foundation for preparing children to learn to read.

Thursday, June 20, 10 AM

The Book Lover’s Club

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

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 titles).  The Book Lover’s Club meets the third Thursday of every month at the Main library.

Thursday, June 20, 2 PM

Movie Matinee at the Library: Elemental (PG)

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Come join us for this week’s family friendly movie on the big screen!  Bring your snacks and covered drinks–or visit Dewey’s Café and pick up something to enjoy during the movie. It’s free and fun for everyone! Today’s movie is Elemental. In a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common. (PG, 101 minutes)

Thursday, June 20, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Open Mic Night

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

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.

Friday, June 21, 10 AM

Touch-a-Truck: Fire Truck

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

Touch a firetruck at the Miller Branch Library on June 21st at 10:00 AM!  Firefighters will be at the library to talk about their job and read a children’s story.  Afterwards, families can look inside a firetruck.

Saturday, June 22, 10 AM – 12 PM

Author Visit & Book Signing with Sue Frizzell

Windsor Drive Branch Library, 4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith (479-785-0405)

Fort Smith author Sue Frizzell will appear at the Windsor Drive Branch Library to promote and sign copies her book, Words Amber: Selected Poetry, On the Necessity of Love and Beauty: Selected Poetry, Like Resetting Diamonds: Selected Translations of Hermann Hesse’s Brilliant Poetry, and Walking the Poet’s Path: Selected Poetry.  Sue Ann Hamiter Frizzell, a poet and independent language scholar, lives in Fort Smith, AR, USA. Copies her books will be available for sale and signing at this open-house style event.

Monday, June 24, 10 AM

Storytime – Windsor Branch Library

Windsor Branch Library, 4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith (479-785-0405)

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Windsor Drive Branch Library to enjoy books,

songs, movement, and more! Storytime is held every Monday at 10:00 AM.

Monday, June 24, 3:30 – 6 PM

STEAM Team

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

STEAM Team is a program for children ages 8-12 who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The STEAM Team will have a chance to build fun stuff, be active, make art, and even make a mess! In June, STEAMers will learn about anatomy by making an articulated hand.

Tuesday, June 25, 10 AM

Wiggle Worms Storytime – Miller Branch Library

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2 PM

Hoopla Book Club: The Joy Luck Club

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

The Miller Branch has a book club!  We are reading The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan during the month of June.  Join us for a discussion about the book on Tuesday, June 25th at 2:00 PM.  The ebook and audiobook (and video) are always available on Hoopla – which is free with your library card.  For more information on how to get started reading on Hoopla, visit https://www.fortsmithlibrary.org/hoopla.

Tuesday, June 25, 5:30 PM

Genealogy Writer’s Workshop: Scrapbooking Party!

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Join us this month at our Genealogy Writer’s Workshop for a Scrapbooking Party! Bring your trinkets and mementos to learn how to scrapbook with us.

Tuesday, June 25, 6 – 7 PM

BINGO for Books (for adults!)

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

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!

Wednesday, June 26, 10 & 11 AM

Storytime & Crafts – Dallas Branch Library

Dallas Branch Library, 8100 Dallas Street, Fort Smith (479-484-5650)

Storytime at the Dallas Street Branch is for children and their adults.  Lasting about 30 minutes, children and their families will enjoy stories, books, music, snacks, and crafts.   Storytime will often have themes reflecting the seasons, holidays, and will occasionally host visitors who will speak with the kids about various topics.

Wednesday, June 26, 2 PM

Wonderful Wednesday: Author Visit and Book Signing with Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

One of our favorite authors is back in town! Join award-winning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson for an afternoon of literary adventures.  Ms. Nelson, author of Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal, Small Shoes, Great Strides, and the Ready? Set. Raymond! series (and more!), will share highlights of her books as well as stories of what it’s like to be an award-winning author. For more information about Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and her books, visit vaundamicheauxnelson.com. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Wednesday, June 26, 3 PM

Fort Kids Pop Up: Portuguese Language Lesson and Storytime

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

The Fort Smith Library is partnering with Fort Kids for another fun pop-up activity!  Marina Hann will lead a mini-Portuguese language lesson and a storytime for kids, followed by a craft and snack.  This is one event you won’t want to miss!

Thursday, June 27, 10 AM

Storytime with Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

One of our favorite authors is back in town and she’s coming to storytime! Join Ms. Robin and special guest, award-winning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.  Ms. Nelson, author of Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal, Small Shoes, Great Strides, and many other titles will be reading from her Ready? Set. Raymond! series.  For more information about Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and her books, visit vaundamicheauxnelson.com. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Thursday, June 27, 2 PM

Movie Matinee at the Library: Wonka (PG)

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Come join us for this week’s family friendly movie on the big screen!  Bring your snacks and covered drinks–or visit Dewey’s Café and pick up something to enjoy during the movie. It’s free and fun for everyone! This week’s movie is Wonka. Armed with nothing but a hatful of dreams, young chocolatier Willy Wonka manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time. (PG, 116 minutes)

Thursday June 27, 2 PM

Adult Crafty Corner – Miller Branch Library

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

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 stamped tea towels.

Thursday, June 27, 6 – 7 PM

Adult Crafts: DIY Terracotta Diffuser

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Join us and make a DIY Terracotta Diffuser! Whether you’re freshening your space or making a thoughtful gift, it’s perfect for you! No registration required but limited to the first 15 attendees.

Friday, June 28, 10 AM

Storytime – Miller Branch Library

Miller Branch Library, 8701 South 28th Street, Fort Smith (479-646-3945)

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

Friday, June 28, 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Adult Recess: Bits and Pieces-Creating Beautiful Paper Pieced Art

Windsor Branch Library, 4701 Windsor Drive, Fort Smith (479-785-0405)

Join us at the Windsor Drive Branch as we create fun and easy art collages with beautiful paper pieced designs. FREE and open to all adults, with all supplies provided. Limited to the first 16 participants.

Friday, June 28, 2 – 3:30 PM

Adult Crafts: Ebru (Turkish Water Marbling)

Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith (479-783-0229)

Learn about Ebru (Turkish Water Marbling) and make your own cool piece of art. No registration is required but limited to the first 15 attendees.

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