News & Events @ the Springdale Public Library

Library News and Special Events

Springdale Public Library Introduces Nooks for Circulation

The Springdale Public Library would like to invite the community to celebrate the launch of the Springdale Electronic Lending Library (ELL) on Sunday, March 9, from 2-4 pm. Nook Glowlight e-readers will be demonstrated by Barnes and Noble and Library staff. Funding for the ELL project was provided by Springdale area residents and businesses, as well as the Springdale Public Library Foundation.

The works of many favorite writers have gone out of print but fortunately are now available for purchase as digital downloads. For the ELL project, SPL is purchasing these e-books and making them available on e-book readers that will circulate in the collection much as our print materials. This will be a great opportunity for us to buy or replace older standard titles from writers like Louis L'Amour and Agatha Christie and will also be a great opportunity for us to have more copies from the current authors as well.

Marcia Ransom, Director of the Springdale Public Library, said, "One of the challenges that libraries face is meeting the informational and recreational needs of our community in a form they want to use. This project will be an opportunity for those who are interested in the new digital devices but may not be ready or in a position to purchase their own to become familiar with them at the Library."

The Glowlight Nooks will be available for 2 week checkout periods by patrons 18 years and older and will be preloaded with a variety of new and classic titles selected by library staff. For more information, call 479-750-8180.

Work It Out: Exercising Health and Wellness at the Library

Join us for this series of programs that will teach simple workouts and help you make healthy choices for a balanced lifestyle. All levels of fitness are welcome!

Walk It Out
Monday, March 3
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Begin with a simple walking workout, and then learn healthy choices at an "eat this, not that" presentation.

Stretch It Out
Monday, March 10
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Perform easy daily stretching exercises while sitting at your desk. Followed by a demonstration of "Healthy Fast Food on the Go" by Ozark Natural Foods Co-op.

Om It Out
Monday, March 17
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Shiloh Room

University of Arkansas's Director of Health and Wellness Promotion Dr. Ed Mink will teach a beginner yoga class. Dr. Mink will also discuss meditation for a healthy mind.

Dance It Out
Monday, March 24
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Boogie down to feeling good with a fun dance cardio routine.

Walk It Out
Monday, March 31
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Begin with a simple walking workout, and then learn healthy choices at an "eat this, not that" presentation.

National Library Week Celebration
Tuesday, April 15
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Library Gallery

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.

The Springdale Public Library serves the community by providing books, magazines, databases, internet services and programs.

“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Marcia Ransom, Library Director. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.” The Springdale Public Library is celebrating National Library Week on April 15, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Join us for a special presentation of Emily Carpenter, a talented harp player and student at Har Ber High School.

Enjoy the music and refreshments and learn about the resources available that can help you Change your life @ your library. This program is free and open to the public.

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 comments@springdalelibrary.org.

Computers and Email 101
Tuesday, March 11 & April 8
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Shiloh Room

iPad 101
Saturday, March 1 & April 5
2:00-3:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Digital Downloads @ Your Library
Saturday, March 8 & April 19
12:00-1:00 pm
Library Board 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!

Art in the Park Spring 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 comments@springdalelibrary.org.

March 1 - 31
Jason Estes
Reception: March 10
5:00 - 6:00 pm

April 1 - 30
Marzelle Williams
Reception: April 7
5:00—6:00 pm

Marzelle (Kealiher) Williams was born in Enid, Oklahoma, a farmer’s daughter. She grew up on a wheat, cattle and alfalfa farm, attending small rural schools where there was no art.

She attended Phillips University in Enid and there received her first formal instruction in art. Since then she has taken workshops from various well known artist such as Carolyn Anderson, Pam Ingles, and Joseph Lorusso, to name a few, and has won numerous awards in local art shows.

Noticing the exciting new art opportunities in NW Arkansas, Marzelle moved to Bella Vista in June 2011 and is excited to be a part of a supportive and growing arts community.

The works displayed at this time show her styles and interests over the past few years. She is currently drawn mostly to the human figure and portraits striving to depict an emotion, a mood or just a moment in time.

May 1 - 31
Rachel Ann Rodriguez
Reception: May 12
5:00—6:00 pm

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, March 6 & 20
April 3 & 17
May 1 & 15

6:00—7:00 pm
The Shiloh Room

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 agresham@springdalelibrary.org

Caleb's Crossing The Cellist of Sarajevo
March 19
Caleb's Crossing
by Geraldine Brooks
April 15
The Cellist of Sarajevo
by Steven Galloway
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