September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Springdale Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.
Throughout the month of September, adults who sign up for a new library card at the Library will receive a free carabiner (while supplies last). For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Springdale Public Library in person or click here to learn more.
The Friends of the Library will hold its annual Book Sale for four days, Wednesday, Sept. 24 through Saturday, Sept. 27 in the Shiloh Room. On Saturday the 27th, the final day, a $2.00 bag sale will start at noon and continue until 4:30 pm.
The Bookstore will close Monday and Tuesday to prepare for the sale. The Bookstore will resume regular hours Wednesday, October 1st.
Volunteers, and donated materials are welcome! To learn about volunteer opportunities, call the Library at 479-750-8180 or email email@example.com.
Visit with and purchase the works of local authors, illustrators, and fantasy coin mint-master– Tom Maringer! Bring the kids for a special altered book workshop with Sean Fitzgibbon from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Enjoy the music of Smokey and the Mirror in the Library Courtyard from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.
For more information about this event, click here.
Learn about record-keeping tools and resources available at SPL to help you manage and save your money. Workshops are available for all ages - children, teens and adults.
Some of these workshops are available through a partnership with CCOA (Credit Counselling of Arkansas). “30 Days of Money” is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing @your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reception: September 8
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Artist Rod Becher's Biblically-themed paintings are being shown in the gallery area of Springdale Public Library from September 1 through September 30. Becher is a graduate of Concordia University-Nebr aska and studied under famed artist Reinhold Marxhausen. The paintings being shown are from his "Creation," "Epiphany," and "Passion of Christ" series. Becher begins each painting with a thorough research of the biblical text, to which the painting must conform. Beyond that, the paintings are also more emotional reactions to the text, rather than an attempt to show "how it looked." In a time when art is frequently seen as strange, nonconformist, or empty of meaning, Becher's work is an attempt to look with new eyes at an "old, old story."
Artists from the Springdale Senior Center
Reception: October 6
Artists from Peace at Home
Reception: November 10
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and learn to crochet! Make a beaded bracelet or necklace for yourself or a friend. All supplies are included. Registration is required for this free program. Sign up in person at the Information Desk,by telephone, or by email at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Calling all writers! The Fiction Forge wants you! This ongoing writers' workshop for adults is led by Brad Carter, Library Information Assistant and published author.
Thursday, September 4 & 18
October 2, 16, & 30
The Shiloh Room
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 email@example.com
One Summer, America, 1927
by Bill Bryson
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
by Jhumpa Lahiri
Last updated August 29, 2014