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

Third Tuesday of Each Month
12:00 pm
Shiloh Room

Reading List

September 17 – Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan

October 15 – The Hunger by Alma Katsu

November 19 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Books on Tap

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

Reading List

September 17 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

October 15 – The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

November 19 – The Hunger by Alma Katsu

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

First 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:

  • September 10 – Submitting to Publishers
  • October 8 – Looking for an Agent
  • November 12 – Self-Publishing Options

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:

  • September 14:  Zippered Pouch
  • September 28: Fall Placemats
  • October 12: Microwave Bowl Cozy
  • October 26: Reversible Holiday Throw Pillow Cover
  • November 9: Drawstring Bags
  • November 23: Stuffed Holiday Trees

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! 

  • September 28: Log Cabin Block
  • October 26: Pinwheel Block
  • November 23: Pine Tree Block

Creativebug 101

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!

  • September 21: Watercolors
  • October 19: Cricut & Papercraft
  • November 16: Cookie Decorating

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.

Sept.       Kinya Christian | Artist Reception: Monday, Sept. 9
Oct.           Barb Kerbox | Artist Reception: Monday, Oct. 7
Nov.          Quilts of Northwest Arkansas | Artist Reception: Monday, Nov. 4

Native Plants in the Ozarks with Eric Fuselier
November 30, 2 PM
Shiloh Room

Have you ever been hiking and wondered what wildflowers you were seeing in bloom along the trail? Eric will describe where you are likely to find species of Ozark native plants, and will feature original photographs he has taken during his many hiking adventures in the Ozarks.