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Celebrate Black History Month at Your Library!

National African American History Month, more commonly known as Black History Month, is an annual celebration held during the month of February that highlights the achievements of African Americans and their role in the history of the United States. This event originally was held only for one week in February and was started in 1925 by Carter Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. In 1976, the event was expanded to the whole month of February and since then every President of the United States has issued an African American History Month proclamation.

The Springdale Public Library is participating in Black History Month in February. The Library provides resources that document the history of African Americans as well as highlight prominent African American authors, figures, and more! The Library will provide two special programs, as part of the month long celebration of Black History Month.

For more information on Black History Month and the resources and programs provided by the Springdale Public Library, visit the Springdale Public Library in person or email us at

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
Teen & Adult Program
Tuesday, February 3
5:30— 6:30 pm
Shiloh Room

Nominated for an Academy Award, this documentary includes the reflections by Civil Rights activist and barber James Armstrong on the early years of the Civil Rights movement and the associated struggles. The run time is 26 minutes and is suitable for grades 6 through adult.

Sunday, February 8
2:00 pm
Library Gallery

AFRIQUE AYA is a group of dancers and drummers dedicated to enjoying and sharing the music and culture of West Africa. Inspired by rhythms and rituals from Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), AFRIQUE AYA celebrates the synergy of nature, spirit, movement, and percussion.

Art in the Park Winter 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

December 1-31
Cathy Padgett
Reception: December 8
5:00 - 6:00 pm

January 1-31
Gleni Haubert
Reception: January 12
5:00—6:00 pm

February 1-28
Sarah Sheppard
Reception: February 9
5:00—6:00 pm

Winter Programs for Adults

Craft Connection: Crochet
Saturday, December 13
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Learn to crochet a holiday-themed craft. Supplies and snacks will be provided! Registration is required.

Craft Connection: Mesh Deco Wreaths
Saturday, January 10
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Learn to make a mesh deco wreath. It's fun, it's fast, and you're going to love this craft. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Registration is required.

App Savvy: Best Library Apps
Saturday, January 24
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Learn about some of the best apps available for Apple and Android devices. Bring your own device!

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

Tablets 101
Saturday, January 10
12:00-1:00 pm
Board Room

Email 101
Saturday, February 7
12:00-1:00 pm
Board Room

Digital Downloads @ Your Library
Saturdays, January 17 & February 14
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, December 4 & 18
January 15
February 5 & 19
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

Life After Life The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
January 20
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
February 17
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
by Denise Kiernan
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Last updated January 24, 2015