News & Events @ the Springdale Public Library

New Year, New Library
Program Fair
Monday, January 9, 5:00 pm

We’re making it happen in 2017 at the Springdale Public Library with book clubs, story times, maker programs, and more! Join us for an open house fair to find out more about our programs for all ages and get to know our programming staff. With a craft for children and door prizes for adults, there will be fun for the whole family!

Springdale Public Library Introduces Live Chat!

Springdale Public Library patrons are invited to connect with us through a new chat service available on the Library website. This service will allow patrons to connect quickly and conveniently with Springdale Public Library staff for questions about their accounts, library materials, reference service, and more.

Chat is available during regular Library hours. For more information, call 479-750-8180 or click Chat in the top right corner of our website.

Springdale Scripts
2017 Creative Writing Contest
January 1 – March 6

Are you looking for a creative challenge for the new year? Submit your poetry, short fiction, or creative nonfiction to between January 1, 2017 and March 6, 2017. The submissions will be judged by a panel of local authors and staff at the Springdale Public Library.

Works must be previously unpublished and written by authors over the age of 13 who live, work go to school, or own property in Washington County.

First, second, and honorable mention winners will be announced at Weekend Wordshop at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 1st and will have the opportunity to read their prize-winning writing. Find submission guidelines and more information at!

Maker Studio

The Library announces a new addition to our adult & teen programs – Maker Studio. Maker Studio gathers audiences of 13 & up to create, innovate, learn and collaborate through hands-on activities including sewing, coding, robotics, and more.

Maker Studio: SewSimple
Adult Program
Saturdays, 2:00 pm
January 14 & 28
February 11 & 25

SewSimple is a new Maker Studio Program designed for adult sewing enthusiasts interested in learning how to sew. Registration is required as sewing machines are limited. Project supplies will be provided.

To register, please stop by the Information Desk or call the Library at 479-750-8180.

Maker Studio: Sewing Boot Camp
Teen Program
Mondays, 4:30 pm
December 5: Custom Lanyard
January 2: Tote Bag
February 6: Drawstring Back Pack

Learn to sew with fun, easy projects. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required!

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
Artist Ruth A. Fiorino
Reception: December 5
5:00—6:00 pm

January 1 - 31
Robin S. Pierce
Reception: January 2
5:00—6:00 pm

February 1 - 28
Artists from George Junior High
Reception: February 6
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, December 1 & 15
January 5 & 19
February 2 & 16
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!

December 3 & 17
January 7 & 21
February 4 & 18
2:00—3:00 pm
The Shiloh Room

SPL Monthly Book Clubs

The Library hosts three book clubs for people of all reading interests. The groups read a variety of popular and award-winning fiction and nonfiction. For more information, call 479-750-8180 or email

Books on Tap
First Tuesday of Each Month
7:00 pm
Black Apple Crossing
321 E. Emma Ave., Springdale

Columbine Inside the O'Briens Confessions of a Prairie B****
December 6
by Dave Cullen
January 3
Inside the O'Briens
by Lisa Genova
February 7
Confessions of a Prairie B****: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
by Alison Arngrim

Booked for Lunch
Third Tuesday of Each Month
12:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Ordinary Grace Columbine The Liars' Club
December 20
Ordinary Grace
by William Kent Krueger
January 17
by Dave Cullen
February 21
The Liars' Club
by Mary Karr

A Whole Latte Books
Third Saturday of Each Month
2:30 pm
ONYX Coffee Lab
7058 W. Sunset Ave., Springdale

Wolf Winter The Worst Hard Time Columbine
December 17
Wolf Winter
by Cecilia Ekback
January 21
The Worst Hard Time
by Timothy Egan
February 18
by Dave Cullen

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Last updated January 5, 2017