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.

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!

Adulting 101

At Your Own Pace
Shiloh Room

Being an adult can be challenging – juggling schedules, meal planning, mindfulness, etc. – but the Library is here to help! Adulting 101 is now an ongoing program you can tackle at your own pace! Each month, new topics and resources will be added to the Adulting subject guide on our website.  Go to our Lib guide page at http://guides.springdalelibrary.org/adulting.

For more information, visit the Library, call us at 479-750-8180, or email jjohnson@springdale.org.

 

Fiction Forge

First Thursdays
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 6
October 4
November 1

Sew Simple Sewing Class

Saturdays, 2:00 pm
Shiloh Room

SewSimple is a 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 click here or call the Library at 479-750-8180.

Sessions:

  • September 8: Purse Accessories (Tissue Holder and Small Zippered Pouch)
  • September 22: Coiled Trivets
  • October 13: Fabric Boxes
  • October 27: 3D Holiday Centerpieces
  • November 10: Fleece Hat & Scarf

Sew Special Open Sew

Come work on your own sewing projects using the Library’s sewing machines! Eight machines will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and professional sewing instructors will be on hand to answer questions.

  • Sept. 29, 2:00 – 4:00
  • Oct. 27 – 10:00 – 12:00

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 18 – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

October 16 – Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

November 20 – We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

Books on Tap

3rd Monday of Each Month
The Odd Soul (126 W. Emma Ave., Springdale)
7:00 pm

Reading List

September 17 – We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

October 15 – Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo

November 19 – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee