Week of Events
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. 2023 CLOSING […]
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: Garland Gamers When: 09/03/2023 | 2-4 PM Where: GCL Auditorium 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: Introduction to Astronomy: Constellations - It's All "Greek" to Me When: 9/5/23 @ 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 […]
What: Preschool Storytime: Grandparents When: 09/06/2023 | 10:30 AM Where: Garland County Library Multi-Purpose Room Who: Ages 3-5 Join us for stories and a craft celebrating grandparents! 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: 09/06/2023 | 4:30 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: Ages 10-18 Registration is required and begins 8/15 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: Green Market of Hot Springs Village When: 8am-12pm each Thursday, May-September Where: Grove Park, 1105 DeSoto Blvd, Hot Springs Village, AR Who: All Ages No Registration The GCL Bookmobile goes to the Green Market each Thursday, through September. Visit us to pick up your holds, get your library card, talk about library services, discover […]
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: 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: 09/07/2023 | 4:30 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: Ages 13-18 Registration is required and begins 8/15 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: Comic Kids When: 09/07/2023 | 4:30 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: Ages 7-12 Registration is required and begins 8/15 at 9:00 a.m. Let’s show and tell our favorite comic or graphic novel! Perfect for the young comic lover and a great way to foster multisensory reading experiences. We snack, explore comics, and do […]
What: Painting with Jill When: 09/08/2023 | 4 PM Where: Garland County Library Multi-Purpose Room Who: Ages 13-18 Registration is required and begins 8/15 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: Tasty Treats with Tori: Apples When: 09/08/2023 | 4:30 PM Where: Garland County Library Who: 9-12 Registration is required and begins 8/15 at 9:00 a.m. Join Ms. Tori for a yummy program where we'll taste test a variety of apples and make an apple craft! If registration is full, call 501-623-4161 to join the […]
What: Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market When: 7am-12pm each Saturday during Main Season, May-October Where: 121 Orange Street Who: All Ages No Registration The GCL Bookmobile goes to the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market each Saturday, through October. Visit us to pick up your holds, get your library card, talk about library services, […]
What: Discrimination on the Job - What the Law Says When: 9/9/23 @ 11am Where: In-Person Who: Ages 18+ Registration Required A former EEOC Investigator and retired Human Resources executive will explain the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), types of on-the-job discrimination cases covered, the difference between discrimination and bad management, steps to take in […]