Week of Events
Take and Bake: Peanut Butter Cup Brookies
Stop by and pick up a kit to make yummy Peanut Butter Cup Brookies! Kits will be available for pickup on September 12th. Ages 6-18. Registration is required for this program and will begin on August 15th at 9:00 a.m. One kit per family. If registration is full, call 501-623-4161 to join the wait list. […]
Library Closed for State Holiday
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. 2022 CLOSING […]
What: Voter Registration Drive When: Sundays Aug 7th through September 25th from 1-3 PM Where: In-Person Who: Ages 18+Requirements: Bring government-issued photo identification This booth will provide an easily accessible weekend opportunity for citizens to talk to election workers and register or check their current registration prior to the Midterm Election on November 8th. New registrations […]
Meetup 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 competitively. No registration is required. Several chess sets are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Join us for board games and video game free play on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation. Ages 10-18. All programs are subject to change. Group visits by appointment only.
Baby Steps is a lap-sit program featuring songs, rhymes, and a short board book. This program is part of a weekly series for children ages 0-18 months. Registration is required for this program and will begin on August 15th at 9:00 a.m. --Please register for the first meeting on September 6th to be signed up […]
What: City in Flames: The Fire of 1913 When: 9/13/22 @ 12pm Where: Hybrid. In-person at Garland County Library or Virtual Livestream at facebook.com/garlandcountylibrary or youtube.com/user/GarlandCoLibrary Who: 18+ No registration required On September 5, 1913, a simple residential fire progressed to a full-blown catastrophe as half of Hot Springs went up in flames. This Garland […]
A great activity for homeschooled students. Join in for a live reading of some non-fiction picture books and related craftivity! Subjects range from science and art to history and biographies. Ages 5-10. All programs are subject to change at any time. Group visits by appointment only.
Join us for storytime all about grandparents! This program is appropriate for ages 3-5 years. All programs are subject to change at any time. Group visits by appointment only.
Hi gang. Mr. Brett here. I have a confession - I don't really know anime all that well. There's just so much of it! So I need your help! In this program, we'll watch an episode or two of a well-loved anime and YOU get to educate ME! This month, we'll cover an anime that I think is about […]
What: America's Art Form Concert: "Accordion, Piano, and Bass Melodic Interpretations" When: 9/14/22 @ 6pm Where: In-Person Who: Ages 18+ No Registration Required, Free to the Public The Hot Springs Jazz Society in collaboration with the Garland County Library will present Dr. Rick Dimond, Professor of Music at Henderson State University on piano and accordion, […]
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. […]
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!
Come play board games with us! Ages 10-18. Registration is required for this program and will begin on August 15th at 9:00 a.m. If registration is full, call 501-623-4161 to join the wait list. All programs are subject to change at any time. Group visits by appointment only.
Join Ms. Katie for toddler fun including stories, songs, and more! All programs are subject to change at any time. Group visits by appointment only.
Join us for a free-for-all craft program hosted by Ashley and Aubrey! Adults 18+ are welcome to drop in anytime between 1:30-3:30 on the first and third Friday of each month in Room D. Craft materials are provided, but feel free to bring extra supplies to share with the group! Upcoming themes and dates include […]
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! Ages 13-18. Registration is required and will begin on August 15th at 9:00 a.m. If registration is full, call 501-623-4161 to join the wait list. Please arrive on time. Class will begin promptly […]
What: Have Book, Will Travel Book Club - Sleuthers: Cozy Mysteries When: 9/17/22 @ 12pm Where: In-Person Who: Ages 18+ Registration Required The "Have Book, Will Travel" book club features revolving themes, moderators, and locales. This club is meant to be about book discovery and discussion, as well as socializing with fellow readers who share […]
Please note that the Inkhearts will meet from 1:00-2:30 P.M. through the summer. Blended in-person and virtual event To register, please e-mail Chanan Emmons at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join fiction writer and GCL staff member Chanan Emmons for a monthly dive into fiction writing and the writing life. The Inkhearts meet on the third Saturday of each […]
What: Poetry Workshop with Suzanne Rhodes, Poet Laureate of Arkansas When: 9/17/2022 | 1:30 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: Kids and teens in grades 6-12 Registration required. Join us as we welcome the Poet Laureate of Arkansas, Suzanne Rhodes, for a poetry workshop for kids and teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required and […]
What: Poetry Reading with Suzanne Rhodes, Poet Laureate of Arkansas When: 9/17/2022 | 3:00 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: 18+ Registration required. Join us as we welcome the Poet Laureate of Arkansas, Suzanne Rhodes, who will give a poetry reading for adults. In January 2022, Governor Hutchinson appointed her to serve a four-year term […]