Week of Events
Spooky Story Contest
What: Spooky Story Contest When: 10/01/2023 to 10/24/2023 Where: Garland County Library Who: Ages 8-12 & 13-18 No registration required Submit an original spooky story and enter to win a gift card to Black Ribbon Books! Kids ages 8-12 may submit up to 5 pages. Teens ages 13-18 may submit up to 10 pages. To […]
Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest
What: Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest When: 10/01/2023-10/24/2023 Where: Garland County Library Who: 11-18 Pick your favorite book character and turn it into a pumpkin! Bring your pumpkin to the library to enter to win a gift certificate to Hobby Lobby! All pumpkins will stay in the library on display until October 25th. Pumpkin Rules: […]
Take-And-Make Craft: Climbing Spiders
What: Take & Make Craft: Climbing Spider When: 10/01/2023 to 10/31/2023 Where: Garland County Library Who: Ages 12 & under Drop by the library to grab a craft kit with everything needed to make a climbing spider out of paper and yarn. Kits will be available for the month of October. One kit per child, […]
What: Guitar Class (for Adults!) When: 8-week Sunday Afternoon Class starting 9/10 @ 1:30pm Where: Garland County Library Who: Ages 18+ Registration Required Hot Springs guitar teacher and songwriter Tommy Stanco will lead this 8-week course on Sunday afternoons starting 9/10. This course is good for first timers or someone wanting to get back into it. […]
What: Garland County Chess Club When: Every Sunday, 2-5pm Where: In-Person Who: Ages 10+ No Registration The library provides a regular time and comfortable place to meetup every week for local chess players of all ages 10 and up, including adults. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to attend and play, both casually and […]
What: The Wizard of Oz When: 10/01/23 | 2 PM Where: Garland County Library Auditorium Who: Everyone Join us as we welcome Bright Star Theatre for The Wizard of Oz! "In 1900, L. Frank Baum published what would become a literary classic with his children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In 2018, Bright Star adapted the […]
What: Garland Gamers When: 10/01/2023 | 2-4 PM Where: GCL Who: Ages 10-18 Join us for board games and video game free play on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation. Group visits by appointment only.
What: Rubik's Cube Club When: Every Sunday, 3:30-5pm Where: In-Person Who: Ages 10+ No Registration
What: Travel the States with Tori: Arkansas When: 10/02/2023 | 2 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: 6-18 Registration is required and begins 9/15 at 9:00 a.m. Attention homeschoolers: Come learn about one of the 50 states--this month we're exploring our home, Arkansas! If registration is full, call 501-623-4161 to join the wait list.
What: School of Rock (Band) When: 10/02/2023 | 4:30 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: Ages 13-18 Registration is required and begins 9/15 at 9:00 a.m. We're dusting off our plastic instruments and starting a band! Centered around the game Rock Band 4, you'll get to build your rock persona (Rocksona!), choose from guitar, bass, […]
What: Introduction to Astronomy: Partial Eclipse Preparedness Program When: 10/3/23 @ 1pm Where: In-Person Who: Ages 18+ Registration Required Join us at any time for a series of 8 monthly programs focusing on topics designed to introduce the public to astronomy. and promote interest and understanding. This series is hosted by Arkansas Master Naturalist and […]
What: Teen Cookin': Creamy Garlic Penne When: 10/03/2023 | 5:30 PM Where: Virtual-Zoom Who: Ages 12-18 Registration is required and begins 9/15 at 9:00 a.m. The food this month is: Creamy Garlic Penne! Put on your apron and get your mixing bowls ready! This program will meet online on Zoom. *Most supplies provided by the […]
What: Stories in the Park When: 10/04/2023 | 10:30 AM Where: David F. Watkins Memorial Park Who: Ages 10 & under Join us this month at David F. Watkins Memorial Park (811 Park Avenue) for a snack, stories, and some dance-along songs. Group visits by appointment only.
What: Bingo for Books When: 3rd Monday of every month (& 1st Wednesday starting in July) Where: Library Auditorium Who: Ages 18+ No registration required The library hosts its long-running, popular Bingo program in the auditorium every month on the 3rd Monday at 1 P.M. (Falls on the 4th Monday when the 3rd Monday is […]
What: Intro to D&D When: 10/04/2023 | 4:30 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: Ages 10-18 Registration is required and begins 9/15 at 9:00 a.m. Come learn the basics of D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) with Mr. Brett. If registration is full, call 501-623-4161 to join the wait list. Group visits by appointment only.
What: All Things Fiber Crafting Group When: meets every Thursday the library is open | 9-11:30 AM Where: Room D Who: Ages 18+ No registration required All Things Fiber is looking for artists and crafters who enjoy working on all types of needlecraft projects, i.e. knitting, crocheting, tatting, counted cross stitch, embroidery, quilting, weaving, etc. […]
What: Homeschool Geography Club: Namibia When: 10/05/23 | 10 AM-12 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: 7-13 Registration is required and will begin on 9/15 at 9:00 a.m. Grab your luggage and join us to explore a different country each month. Learn about a specific country, play games, and make crafts from a different country! If […]
What: Tech Tutor Thursdays When: Thursday Afternoons, Dates & Times Vary Where: Library Who: Ages 18+ Appointments are made here: gclibrary.com/support The Garland County Library's I.T. Services Coordinators will offer 1-on-1 tech support for patrons on Thursday afternoons. Services offered include assistance learning using library accounts & the GCL app, Libby, Hoopla, and other databases, […]
What: Bluegrass Jam When: the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 4pm-5:45pm Where: In-Person Who: Ages 18+ No Registration Bring your instruments, play some bluegrass, and mingle with fellow enthusiasts in the library's auditorium on the first and third Thursday afternoon of each month!
What: Dungeon Master Academy When: 10/05/2023 | 4:30 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: Ages 13-18 Registration is required and begins 9/15 at 9:00 a.m. Calling all aspiring DMs! Join Mr. Brett to learn more about running your own games of D&D, and help build the library's own fantasy world to explore! If registration is […]
What: Yoga for Veterans When: First and Third Friday Monthly, 9:30am Where: In-Person Who: Ages 18+ No Registration This veteran-focused wellness & fitness program is hosted in collaboration with the Central Arkansas Veteran Healthcare System. Instructor Chuna Rai-Nelson brings over 40 years of experience teaching different levels of yoga class across VAs in Arkansas.
What: Toddler Time When: 10/6/2023 | 10:30 AM Where: Garland County Library Multi-Purpose Room Join Ms. Katie for toddler fun including stories, songs, and more! Group visits by appointment only.
Drop-In Crafternoon (for Adults!) When: 10/06/2023 @ 2:00-4:00 Where: In-Person Who: Ages 18+ Registration is not required. Join us for a free-for-all craft program hosted by Aubrey! Adults 18+ are welcome to attend. All craft materials are provided. Supplies are available on a first come first served basis. (Friday) 10/06 – DIY Soap @ 2-4 […]
What: Painting with Jill When: 10/06/2023 | 4 PM Where: Garland County Library Multi-Purpose Room Who: Ages 13-18 Registration is required and begins 9/15 at 9:00 a.m. Come make your own work of art with Ms. Jill. You'll learn how to paint step-by-step and leave with a completed painting! Please arrive on time. Class will […]
What: American Girl: Kavi When: 10/07/2023 | 10:30 AM Where: Garland County Library Multi-Purpose Room Who: Ages 7-12 Registration is required and begins on 9/15 at 9:00 a.m. Learn about the time period and culture of an American Girl through extension activities, discussion, crafts, and a snack! If registration is full, call 501-623-4161 to join […]
What: Hot Springs/Cold Blood Book Club - October 2023 When: 10/7/23 @ 11:15am Where: In-Person Who: Ages 18+ Registration Required Join us for a bi-monthly deep dive into classic and contemporary true crime. Each meeting will focus on a true crime book, but discussion of podcasts, documentaries, cold cases, and cases in the news is […]