News & Events @ the Springdale Public Library

September Is Library Card Sign-up Month!

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.

Libraries are important resources for learners of all ages. Librarians help parents and caregivers prepare infants and young children for a lifetime of learning. Librarians also work with older students and adults to help them achieve print and online research skills, satisfy their curiosity, and explore new interests. Registering your family for a library card is an investment in the future and in our community.

Librarians also provide guided training in digital media and grow digital literacy skills. Older students can access high-speed Internet, digital tools and the opportunity to work with trained professionals on how to use them.

Library patrons whose cards are no longer active can renew their card by filling out a simple online form, calling the Library at 479-750-8180, or visiting the library in person.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Saturday, October 15, 2:00 pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mariachi Amistad and refreshments! This event is free and registration is not required.

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
Wednesday, October 19 - Saturday, October 22

The Friends of the Library will hold its annual book sale Wednesday, October 19 through Saturday, October 22 in the Shiloh Room. The Bookstore will close Saturday, October 15 through Tuesday, October 25 in preparation for the sale.

Volunteers and donated materials are welcome! To learn about volunteer opportunities, call the Library at 479-750-8180 or email

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

August 1 - 31
Life Styles, Inc.
Reception: August 8
5:00—6:00 pm

September 1 - 30
Artist Gleni Hauber
Reception: September 12
5:00—6:00 pm

October 1-31
Peace at Home Artists
Reception: October 3
5:00—6:00 pm

November 1-30
Springdale Senior Center Artists (work shown at right)
Reception: November 7
5:00—6:00 pm

Fiction Forge Adult Creative Writing Workshop

The Fiction Forge

Share your writing and participate in critique and discussion with the group led by Library Information Assistant Erin Collum.

Thursday, August 4 & 18
September 1 & 15
October 6 & 20
November 3
6:00—7:00 pm
The Shiloh Room

Weekend Wordshop

Want to learn more about creative writing? Join beginning writers to explore elements of craft! Join us for brainstorming ideas, outlining your novel, creative preparation, helpful tips and encouragement!

October 1 & 15
November 5 & 19
2:00—3:00 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

On the Move The Seven Good Years America's First Daughter The Wright Brothers
August 16
On the Move
by Oliver Sacks

September 20
The Seven Good Years
by Etgar Keret
October 18
America's First Daughter
by Stephanie Dray
November 15
The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough

Books on Tap Evening Book Club

Not your average book club! Books on Tap is a monthly escape into thought-provoking titles and discussion with other bibliophiles meeting on the first Tuesday of each month. Join us at Black Apple Crossing (321 E. Emma Ave.) in one of downtown Springdale’s most unique venues for great books and a great time. Visit the Library each month for our next title.

Diary of an Oxygen Thief The Girl on the Train Mess
September 6
Diary of an Oxygen Thief
by Anonymous
October 4
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
November 1
Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act
by Barry Yourgrau

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Last updated October 11, 2016