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Celebrate National Library Week 2015: "Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library."

From April 12 through18, the Springdale Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.  

"The library has always been a place of unlimited possibilities,” said Marcia Ransom, Library director. "Whatever your interest or need, the Library and the library staff are here to provide you the resources you need to accomplish your goals and dreams."

For more information about National Library Week, visit the Library at 405 S Pleasant Street, call 479-750-8180 or email us at

National Library Week Reception
All Ages Welcome!
Sunday, April 12
2:00— 4:00 pm
Library Gallery

Gardening 101: An Introduction to Gardening
Adult Program
Sunday, April 12
2:00— 3:30 pm
Shiloh Room

Join Tiffany Selvey, master gardener, who will discuss the basics of gardening. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided. This program is part of National Library Week.

Selfies @ the Library Contest
April 13 - April 17

Visit the Library and take a selfie in your favorite area of the Library or with your favorite library material to celebrate National Library Week! Post your photo to the Library’s Facebook page or post it on Instagram and include @springdalelibrary in the post. Not on social media? Bring your photo to the Library and sign a photo release form to enter the contest. Three winners will be selected and notified by Monday, April 20.

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

March 1-31
George Junior High School Students
Reception: March 9
5:00 - 6:00 pm

April 1-30
Artist Shasta Phillips
Reception: April 13
5:00—6:00 pm

May 1-31
Artist Colleen Poplawski
Reception: May 11
5:00—6:00 pm

Spring Programs for Adults

Hometown History
Sunday, March 15
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Susan Young, the Outreach Coordinator at the Shiloh Museum, will discuss the history of Springdale in honor of Arkansas Archaeology Month. Light refreshments will be provided.

CANCELLED: Craft Connection: Recycled Baskets
Saturday, March 28
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Shiloh Room

Learn how to make baskets from recycled newspapers. To register, please visit the Information Desk, call 479-750-8180, or email

Volunteer Appreciation Tea
Wednesday, April 15
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Past and present volunteers are invited to join us as we show our appreciation for your dedication and hard work.

Dead and Buried in Arkansas
Saturday, May 2
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Abby Burnett, author of Gone to the Grave, will discuss cemeteries in the Arkansas Ozarks and some of the unusual graves and grave coverings found in rural, often difficult-to-access cemeteries. This program is offered in honor of Memorial Day.

Get Connected: Downloadables @ Your Library
Saturdays, March 7, April 11 & May 16
12:00-1:00 pm
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!

The Fiction Forge Adult Creative Writing Workshop

The Fiction Forge

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, March 5 & 19
April 2 & 16
May 7 & 21
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

The Rosie Project The Lady and the Panda A Tale for the Time Being
March 17
The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion
April 21
The Lady and the Panda
by Vicki Croke
May 19
A Tale for the Time Being
by Ruth Ozeki

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Last updated March 18, 2015