Book Clubs

The Library hosts two book clubs for people of all reading interests. The groups read a variety of popular and award-winning fiction and nonfiction.

Booked for Lunch

3rd Tuesday of Each Month
12:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Reading List

February 18 – The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox.

March 17 – H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

April 21 – The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Books on Tap

3rd Tuesday of Each Month
Bike Rack Brewing (205 E. Johnson Ave., Springdale)
7:00 pm

Reading List

February 18 – The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox 

March 17 – H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

April 21 – The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Partner Programs

The library partners with a variety of community organizations to offer programs including ESL classes, citizenship classes, tutoring, and other specialized training.

ESL Classes

The library offers three different classes for students learning English as native speakers of another language.

ESL Literacy – Beginning

Mondays 
5:30-7:30 pm
Shiloh Room

Taught by instructors from the Ozark Literacy Council, this Beginning level class is designed for students who have little background in English.  Emphasis will be on basic conversational skills, commonly used words and phrases, writing simple sentences, using simple tenses, and basic grammar.

ESL Literacy – Beginning/Intermediate

Saturdays 
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Shiloh Room

Taught by instructors from the Northwest Technical Institute, this is a Beginning/Intermediate level course for English as a Second Language. Classes are student-friendly and provide adults practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking the English language.

ESL Literacy – Beginning

Sundays 
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Shiloh Room

Taught by instructors from the Ozark Literacy Council, this Beginning level class is designed for students who have little background in English.  Emphasis will be on basic conversational skills, commonly used words and phrases, writing simple sentences, using simple tenses, and basic grammar.

United States Citizenship Class

Citizenship Classes

Wednesdays 
5:00-7:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Free weekly classes for those who want to earn their US citizenship taught by instructors from Northwest Technical Institute. Instruction and practice are provided to prepare individuals to pass the United States Citizenship test.  Classes cover potential exam questions, practice interviews, historical events, civic duties and responsibilities, and other important information about the citizenship/naturalization process.

Skill or Subject Classes

Want to learn how to sew? Find reliable information on current topics? Workshop your writing? The library has a program for you!

Springdale Author Academy

Second Tuesdays
6:00—7:00 pm

Join writers of all genres on the first Thursday of the month as we focus on different elements of the craft of creative writing. Together we will work on exercises and find resources to improve your skills and learn more about the art of writing!

Sessions:

  • February 11 – Query Letter Workshop
  • March 10 – Literary Agents Q & A
  • April 14 – Author Q & A

Sew Simple Sewing Class

Saturdays, 2:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Learn to sew with professional instructors and the Library’s sewing machines! Participants will complete a project and learn fundamental skills along the way. Registration is required. To register, click here or call 479-750-8180. 

To register, please click here or call the Library at 479-750-8180.

Sessions:

  • February 8 – Pin Cushion with Heart-Shaped Embellishment
  • February 22 – Household Bag Holder
  • March 14 – Wristlet
  • March 28 – Springtime Fabric Basket
  • April 11 – Potholder
  • April 25 – Mother’s Day Rose Brooch

SewCozy Quilting

Saturdays, 10 am
Shiloh Room

Join expert instructors to learn foundational quilting skills. Each session, learners will complete one quilt block. If you’d like to work toward a completed quilt, please purchase your own fabric. Otherwise, the Library will provide supplies for each class, but cannot guarantee the availability of patterns or colors. Registration is required as class size is limited, and opens two weeks before each session. Please register here to reserve your spot! 

  • February 22 – Disappearing Pinwheel Block
  • March 28 – X-quisite Block
  • April 25 – Piecing for Beginners

Creativebug Connection

Saturdays, 2 pm
Shiloh Room

Want to be more creative and crafty? Library staff will show participants how to access Creativebug on your mobile device or a computer, how to navigate the platform, associated library materials, and more! Registration for each class is required. Please register to reserve your spot!

  • February 15 – Valentine’s Day Cookies
  • March 21 – Cricut Stenciled Vases
  • April 18 – Book Art
Adult Ukulele Lessons

Thursdays, 6 pm
Shiloh Room

During the months of March and April, Paul Swington will teach us how to strum and play chords on a ukulele. Ukuleles will be provided. Registration is required.

  • March 12, 19, & 26
  • April 2, 9, & 16

 

Special Events

Celebrate with the library! Attend an art exhibition, holiday open house, community gathering, or other special event. Unless noted otherwise, events are free and open to the public without registration.

Art in the Park

Enjoy wonderful artwork by local artists. Meet the artists at the artist reception held each month.

Feb.       Ike Garlinton | Artist Reception: Monday, Feb. 10
Mar.      Phillipa Hughes, Looking for America Exhibit | Artist Reception: Monday, Mar. 9
Apr.      Jodi Morrison | Artist Reception: Monday, Apr. 13

Native Plants and Low Impact Development Techniques for Homeowners

Jane Maginot, Water Quality Agent for Washington County, Lee Port of Ozark Green Roofs, and Eric Fuselier of the Arkansas Native Plant Society will present on various methods and techniques to slow down, spread out and soak in storm-water on-site. Topics to be discussed will include green roofs, rain gardens, and phytoremediation.

Mar. 7 – 2 pm

The Archaeology of Northwestern Arkansas

Dr. Kowalski, Research Station Archaeologist, will discuss the archaeology of Northwestern Arkansas and highlight important archaeological sites. This program is open to the public and is part of Arkansas Archaeology Month.

Mar. 8 – 2 pm