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The Arkansas Pastel Society: 2019 National Pastel Show

Opening on November 8 in the West Gallery

The Arkansas Pastel Society was established in 2004 by artists who wanted a centrally located regional organization to promote pastels as a medium and to provide networking opportunities. The society seeks to create a supportive community of pastel artists who educate the public and each other through workshops and exhibitions. The 2019 exhibition is juried by Casey Klahn.

The Galleries at Library Square are FREE and open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9-6.

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Inside and Out: Figurative Works

View January 10–March 28, 2020, Galleries at Library Square, Underground Gallery.  Figure drawings by Robert Bean, Jeremy Couch, and Logan Hunter. 

What makes each of us who we are? If the surface qualities are stripped away, can we still communicate something about ourselves through our bodies? In this exhibition of figurative works, artists Robert Bean, Jeremy Couch, and Logan Hunter all strive to convey not only the surface beauty of the human form but our inner dialogues and expressions as well,

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Into the Woods: Arkansas Champion Trees by Linda Williams Palmer & Turned-Wood Vessels by Gene Sparling

View January 10–April 25, 2020, Galleries at Library Square, Concordia Hall Gallery.

Celebrating the natural beauty of Arkansas’s trees, artists Linda Williams Palmer and Gene Sparling have created works that highlight the unique qualities of these precious resources. Working in Prismacolor pencil on paper, Palmer has created her “Champion Tree” series showcasing the largest specimens in Arkansas. Sparling uses the wood from native trees to create his sculptural turned-wood vessels that provide another viewpoint from which to appreciate the beauty of the trees. 

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Kids Choice Storytime

Join us for a fun storytime where your kiddos get to pick the books & songs out from our awesome selection! Storytime will be followed by a craft and/or an activity. Recommended for ages 2-6.

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Storytime

Join us for stories, action rhymes, songs and more! If you can’t make it at 10:00 am, we repeat this storytime at 10:30 am!

Every Wednesday and Thursday, excluding holidays.

Ages 0-6

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Toddler Time

Enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and making a craft.

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Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator CC

Illustrator is the industry-standard software for creating logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations. This class will teach you the basics.
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Storytime

Join us for stories, action rhymes, songs and more! If you can’t make it at 10:00 am, we repeat this storytime at 10:30 am!

Every Wednesday and Thursday, excluding holidays.

Ages 0-6

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Mother Goose on the Loose Baby Storytime

Enjoy rhyme, rhythm, and movement in this lapsit storytime for babies with their caregivers.

Ages 0-36 mos.

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Choose-a-Book Storytime

Pick a book for Ms. Terry to read!

Books will be provided.

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Movin’ and Groovin’

Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and wiggle along to the beat. Child attends with a caregiver, siblings may attend. (Ages 2-3)

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Gran Gran’s Toy Library

Play with toy’s from Gran Gran’s Toy Library!

This is also a time to check toys in and out.

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Adult Activity Time

Come play games or relax by working some adult coloring pages.  You choose.

Every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. excluding holidays.

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Getting Started with Adobe InDesign CC

Learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign, publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, presentations, and eBooks.
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Food For Good

Free snack suppers provided M-F at the Rooker Library from 3:00 – 3:45  p.m. For children 0 – 18 years of age (excluding holidays and closings).

 

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Quilting

Join the group in creating your own personal masterpiece.  We have machines, just bring your own materials.  Every Wednesday except holidays.

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K-5 Kids

Every week is a different program for kids to learn and play. These projects may be crafts, reading prompts, experiments, cooking, LEGO free-play, and so much more!

Ages 6-11

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Movie & Snacks

Enjoy a free meal provided by Food For Good (for kids ages 1-18) and watch a fun movie!

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Destination Exploration

Explore the world through experiments, arts and crafts, and investigations. Ages 5-11

 

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Gran Gran’s Toy Library (Afternoon)

This time is reserved for checking toys in or out only.

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VolunTerry Teens

Need volunteer hours for school? Join us as we work around the library.

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Ice Experiments

Chill Science!

For school age kids under 12.

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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Switch it Up

Grab your friends & come play a collection of games on the Nintendo Switch.

This event takes place in the Level 4 Teen Center of the Main Library. Level 4 events are for teens ages 12-19 only.

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Recipes Around the World

Travel the world with your taste buds as you learn new dishes and delights from different cultures.

Ages 7 to 16.

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Wii Wednesday

Wii play classic games on a BIG screen from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. every Wednesday.

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Teen Time

Stop by the library and have book chats, create crafts, make slime, enjoy cooking, play video games, and nerding out.

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Afternoon Movie

Watch penguin-themed movies with friends and family.

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Food for Good

Free meals for teens and kids ages 18 and under. Every Monday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., except holidays.

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Book Babies

For babies (24 months and younger) and their caregivers.  Join us for books, songs, bounces, nursery rhymes and playtime.

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Toddler Storytime

Join us for stories, action rhymes, songs and more!

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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Picture Perfect: Retouching Personal Photos with Adobe Photoshop CC

Learn to use Adobe Photoshop to remove wrinkles and blemishes, even out skin tones, remove unwanted elements, whiten teeth, and enhance or change colors.
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Preschool Storytime

For ages 3-5 years old, this program is designed for children who are ready to sit and listen to longer stories.  Join us for stories, fingerplays, action rhymes and songs on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10:30 am.

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Preschool Storytime

Join us for stories, action rhymes, songs and more!

This event takes place in Youth Services on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

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Shake, Rattle and Read

Music and movement for ages 5 and under.  Join us on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. for songs, rhythmic activities and a story.

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Open Lab

You can drop by Open Lab to ask your burning technology questions, practice using technology, or get help with specific problems from an expert.
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Create Your Website with WordPress (three-part course)

Create and manage a website using WordPress.com and the WordPress content management system. This three-part course is being offered as a one-day seminar.
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