News & Events @ the Springdale Public Library

Library News and Special Events

Literary Elements Adult Summer Reading Program

Patrons eighteen years of age and up are invited to sign up for the Literary Elements Summer Reading Program. Register at the Reference Desk to receive your rating bookmarks and an SPL surprise. Read a fiction or non fiction book and rate it 1-5 stars. Fill out a bookmark for each book you read over the summer, or use our online review form.

For each bookmark or form you complete, we'll enter your name and contact information in a weekly drawing for your choice of a selection of new and gently used books. You'll also be entered into our grand prize drawing on July 31st for a Nook Glowlight ereader!

For more information, call us at 479-750-8180 or email

Art in the Park Summer Exhibit Schedule

Stop by the Library Gallery to check out a new local artist or group of artists every month! For more information about the Art in the Park program, email us at

June 1 - 30
Katryna Wade
Reception: June 9
5:00 - 6:00 pm

July 1 - 31
Tom, Jim, and William Van Horn
Reception: July 7
5:00—6:00 pm

August 1 - 31
Janna Columbus
Reception: August 11
5:00—6:00 pm

Summer Programs for Adults

Get Connected Computer Classes

Thanks to a generous donation from the Cox Foundation, the Springdale Public Library is excited to offer a series of technology programs for the public. These classes are free. For more information about Get Connected or Library technology, please call 479-750-8180 or email

Technology Petting Zoo
Saturday, June 7
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Kick off our Summer Reading Program by getting to know your gadget! Donovan Mays from the Arkansas State Library will be on hand to answer your questions and to demonstrate a variety of devices.

Computers and Email 101
Tuesday, June 10 & July 8
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Shiloh Room

iPad 101
Saturday, June 14 & July 19
1:00-2:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Digital Downloads @ Your Library
Saturday, June 28 & July 12
12:00-1:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Learn how to check out books, audiobooks, magazines and music on your computer, tablet, ereader or smart phone using Library apps. Join us to talk about Library2Go, Freegal, OneClickDigital and Zinio. Bring your own device!

The Fiction Forge Adult Creative Writing Workshop

The Fiction Forge

Calling all writers! The Fiction Forge wants you! The Fiction Forge will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. This writers' workshop for adults is led by Brad Carter, Library Information Assistant and published author.

Thursday, June 5 & 19
July 10, 17, & 24
6:00—7:00 pm
The Shiloh Room

Simply Fences: Basic Quilting Class
Saturday, July 19 & August 2, 2014
2:00 - 4:30 pm

Learn to make scrappy rail fence quilt blocks for a table runner. Sewing machine and sewing experience is needed. Fabric will be provided. Please register in person at the Information Desk, by phone at 479-750-8180, or by email at Class size is limited.

Avid Readers Monthly Book Club

The Avid Readers Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month, 12 noon to 1:00 pm. The group reads a variety of popular and award winning fiction. Bring a sack lunch; the Library will provide drinks and dessert! For more information, call 479-750-8180 or email Anne Gresham at

The Monuments Men The Telling Room And the Mountains Echoed
June 17
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
by Robert M. Edsel
July 15
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese
by Michael Paterniti
August 19
And the Mountains Echoed
by Khaled Hosseini

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Last updated June 18, 2014