Week of Events
Fall Reading Festival
What: Fall Reading Festival When: 11/01/2023-11/30/2023 Where: Garland County Library Who: 18 & under Throughout the month of November, kids & teens can participate in the Fall Reading Festival by completing up to 25 fun, family activities. Each activity completed earns one entry in the prize drawings! Visit the library to pick up an activity […]
Library Closed for Staff Traning
The Garland County Library closes to the public for holidays observed by the State of Arkansas or Garland County. The library director, library board, or county judge may announce additional closures, due to holiday, staff training, inclement weather, emergency, or other reasons, which will be announced on the library's website and social media. 2023 CLOSING […]
Take-and-Make Craft: Melting Snowman
What: Take & Make Craft: Melting Snowman When: 12/01/2023 to 12/31/2023 Where: Garland County Library Who: Ages 12 & under Drop by the library this month to grab a kit with everything needed to make a melting snowman out of simple craft supplies. One kit per child.
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: Lego Club When: 11/26/2023 | 2 PM Where: Garland County Library Multi-Purpose Room Who: Ages 11-18 Registration is required and begins 10/15 at 9:00 a.m. LEGO Club is back and bigger than ever! Participants will be given a specific prompt and will have two hours to build using LEGO blocks provided by the library, […]
What: Rubik's Cube Club When: Every Sunday, 3:30-5pm Where: In-Person Who: Ages 10+ No Registration
What: Pizza & Pages When: 11/27/2023 | 4:30 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: 13-18 Registration is required and begins 10/15 at 9:00 a.m. Eat pizza and talk about books! Bring your favorite YA book to share and learn about new YA books published in 2022, 2023, and maybe even some upcoming 2024 releases! Pizza […]
What: Tea & Treats for Incorrigible Children When: 11/28/2023 | 4:30 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: 8-12 Registration is required and begins 10/15 at 9:00 a.m. Were you raised by wolves? Do you long to enjoy the finer things in life (like reading poetry and eating teacakes while howling at the moon)? Are your […]
What: Teen Book Club When: 11/28/2023 | 4:30 PM Where: Garland County Library Multi-Purpose Room Who: Ages 13-18 Registration is required and begins 10/15 at 9:00 a.m. This month's book: The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark by Kate Moore Some […]
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: 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: Magic: The Gathering Club When: 11/30/2023 | 4:30 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: 13-18 Registration is required and begins 10/15 at 9:00 a.m Learn how to play Magic: The Gathering in this beginner-friendly club! Choose from thousands of cards that are provided already, build your deck, and battle other players! If registration is full, […]
What: Ornament Night When: 11/30/2023 | 6:30-8:00 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: All ages Come make ornaments and crafts with us. Give them as gifts this holiday season or keep them for yourself! Snacks and hot cocoa will be provided.
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: 12/01/2023 | 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.
What: Drop-In Crafternoon (for Adults!): Ginger Bread House Contest When: 12/1/2023 @ 2:00-4:00 Where: In-Person Who: Ages 18+ Registration is required. Join us for a free-for-all craft program hosted by Aubrey! Adults 18+ are welcome to attend. All craft materials are provided. This month we will be decorating ginger bread houses with a contest to […]
What: Painting with Jill When: 12/01/2023 | 4 PM Where: Garland County Library Multi-Purpose Room Who: Ages 13-18 Registration is required and begins 11/15 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: Four Seasons Bird Walk (Fall 2023) When: Saturday, December 2nd @ 8:30am Where: In-Person Who: Ages 18+ Registration Required These seasonal bird walks around the neighborhood surrounding the Library are led by an experienced birder from the local Audubon Society. Participants should arrive starting around 8:30am to prepare for the walk, which will depart […]
What: Cocoa and Crafts When: 12/02/2023 | 10:30 AM Where: Garland County Library Multi-Purpose Room Who: Ages 11-18 Registration is required and begins 11/15 at 9:00 a.m. Come craft with Ms. Tori and enjoy yummy hot cocoa! If registration is full, call 501-623-4161 to join the wait list. Group visits by appointment only.
What: Santa visits When: 12/02/2023 | 11 AM - 1 PM Where: Garland County Library Come meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! Free photos will be taken by our staff. Group visits by appointment only.
What: Hot Springs/Cold Blood Book Club - December 2023 When: 12/2/23 @ 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 […]