News & Events @ the Springdale Public Library

Library News and Special Events

Socktober at the Library

Every night in the United States an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. Even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are are in need or homeless.

The Springdale Public Library will be collecting new socks through October 31st to give to local non-profit organizations that provide support and services to the homeless in Springdale.

Springdale Gets $mart: 30 Days of Money

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.

Show Me the Money: Saving and Paying for College
Teen Program
Tuesday, Oct. 21
6:00—7:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Come enjoy a light supper while learning from Library staff about saving and paying for college. Bring your parents!

Mastering Your Money
Adult Program
Sunday, Oct. 26
2:00—4:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Come learn the basics of tracking income & expenses and setting financial goals. Refreshments will be served.

Fun with Money
Children’s Program
Saturday, Nov. 1
2:00—3:00 pm
Children’s Auditorium & Craft Area

Learn to shop responsibly at our library "store." Pick up some fun $amp; and have fun shopping!

Mastering your Credit
Adult Program
Sunday, Nov. 2
2:00—4:00 pm
Shiloh Room

How can you build and maintain good credit? Learn the basics of credit, credit reports, and credit scores. Refreshments will be served.

How Can I Buy that … Phone or Car?
Teen Program
Tuesday, Nov. 4
4:30—5:30 pm
Shiloh Room

Learn about easy strategies to help you save and manage your money.

Homebuying 101
Adult Program
Sunday, Nov. 9
2:00—4:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Thinking about buying a home? We will review the process of homebuying, and the roles of the professionals in the process. Refreshments will be served.

Uncovering the Mystery of Money
Children’s Program
Tuesday, Nov. 11
4:30—5:30 pm
Children’s Auditorium & Craft Area

Join us for a special after-school program with Ms. Taylor!

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.

Art in the Park Fall 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

September 1-30
Rod Becher
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."

October 1-31
Artists from the Springdale Senior Center
Reception: October 6
5:00—6:00 pm

November 1-30
Artists from Peace at Home
Reception: November 10
5:00—6:00 pm

Fall Programs for Adults

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Fall into Crochet at the Library!
Saturday, October 11
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Shiloh Room

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

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

Computers 101
Saturday, September 13
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Board Room

Tablets 101
Saturday, October 11
12:00-1:00 pm
Board Room

Email 101
Saturday, November 8
12:00-1:00 pm
Board Room

Digital Downloads @ Your Library
Saturdays, September 6, October 4, & November 1
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, September 4 & 18
October 2, 16, & 30
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

One Summer, America, 1927 The Boys in the Boat The Lowland
September 16
One Summer, America, 1927
by Bill Bryson
October 21
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
November 18
The Lowland
by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Last updated November 20, 2014