Fall brings a bounty of ac­tiv­i­ties for all to en­joy at SSPL

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - NEWS - Li­brary Mus­ings By Dolores Deuel Siloam Springs Pub­lic Li­brary

Fall is here; stu­dents are back in school; and we are start­ing an­other year of li­brary pro­gram­ming with some won­der­ful new ad­di­tions and changes. As a part of fall, the North­west Arkansas Demo­crat Gazette has its an­nual Best of the Best in which peo­ple can vote for their fa­vorite venues around North­west Arkansas. Siloam Springs Li­brary has been nom­i­nated in the cat­e­gory “Li­brary.” You can vote by tex­ting nwabest to 313-131 and re­ply with the code HM310 or vote on­line at nwadg/best through Sept. 8. Please vote! We will let you know the re­sults in the next Li­brary Mus­ings col­umn.

We will be pre­sent­ing a free fam­ily program on Satur­days once a month. The times and dates will vary, so be sure to check Face­book, the web­site or your text or e-mail from the city if you have signed up for No­tify Me. To reg­is­ter for No­tify Me for the li­brary, go to www.siloam­springs.com, click on “get up­dates” at the top of the page, scroll down to li­brary and click on the en­ve­lope for e-mail or the phone for text mes­sages. Please call the li­brary at 479-524-4236 or stop in if you need any as­sis­tance.

Papa Rap and the Latin Beats will be at the Siloam Springs Pub­lic Li­brary on Satur­day, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. This is a free event for fam­i­lies. They will be pre­sent­ing “Feed Your Brain, Ali­menta tu Cere­bro” which will in­clude bilin­gual songs, fun drum play­ing, Caribbean Salsa and Mereñgue danc­ing. Al “Papa Rap” Lopez, orig­i­nally from Puerto Rico, is an award-win­ning song writer (John Len­non Song Writ­ing Con­test) and a charis­matic Latino per­former, mu­si­cian, writer and in­spi­ra­tional mo­ti­va­tional speaker. Come and join us as we cel­e­brate with Papa Rap and the Latin Beats!

T.R.O.L.L.S. (Teens Read­ing Ob­vi­ously Like­able Lit. on Satur­day) is the new young adult book club. Their first meet­ing will be at 11 a.m. Satur­day, Sept. 16, in the Young Adult area. The book to be dis­cussed will be “Tru­ancy Ori­gins” by Isamu Fukui. Books are avail­able at the li­brary while sup­plies last.

The fol­low­ing pro­grams will be­gin again the week of Sept. 5:

Mon­days — Fam­ily Movies at 4:30 p.m. Pop­corn and bev­er­ages are pro­vided.

Tues­days — Af­ter­school Program at 4:30 p.m.

Wed­nes­days – Preschool Program with Ms. Ju­lia at 11 a.m.

Thurs­days — Preschool Program with Ms. Laura at 11 a.m.

Thurs­days — Home­school Program with Ms. Delilah at 11 a.m.

Thurs­days — Young Adult Program with Ms. Leah at 4:30 p.m.

We are also plan­ning on hav­ing a weekly bilin­gual program in the evening for young chil­dren. More de­tails about this program will be avail­able on-line and in the li­brary as we get more spe­cific de­tails.

The Adult Read­ing Group will meet at 7 p.m. Mon­day, Sept. 11, to dis­cuss “Mom & Me & Mom” by Maya An­gelou. Books are avail­able at the li­brary while sup­plies last. Please feel free to at­tend this book club even if you have not read the book. Who knows?! You may want to con­tinue to be a part of this dis­cus­sion group.

The Morn­ing Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, to dis­cuss “The Devil’s High­way: A True Story” by Luis Alberto Ur­rea. In May 2001, a group of men at­tempted to cross the Mex­i­can bor­der into the desert of south­ern Ari­zona, through the dead­li­est re­gion of the con­ti­nent, the “Devil’s High­way.” Luis Alberto Ur­rea wrote a na­tional best­seller which is pro­claimed as a mod­ern Amer­i­can clas­sic. Books are avail­able at the li­brary while sup­plies last.

“Meet the Au­thor” will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Sept. 20. Lisa Ohlen Har­ris will be dis­cussing her books “The Fifth Sea­son: A Daugh­ter-In-Law’s Mem­oir of Care­giv­ing” and “Through the Veil.” This event is spon­sored by the Friends of the Siloam Springs Li­brary in con­junc­tion with John Brown Uni­ver­sity’s Giv­ing Voice. They are part­ner­ing with the Arkansas Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil and the Na­tional En­dow­ment for the Arts.

Ex­plore the arts from a new per­spec­tive. The Wal­ton Arts Cen­ter in Fayetteville is host­ing the Wal­ton Arts Cen­ter’s Broad­way Book Club which will be a book that is dis­cussed each month in con­junc­tion with a show that will be at the Wal­ton Arts Cen­ter. One or two copies of the book will be avail­able for check­out from the Siloam Springs Pub­lic Li­brary. More de­tails are avail­able at the li­brary.

Video-based cour­ses are avail­able through Uni­ver­sal Class for pa­trons with li­brary cards. Over 500 on­line con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion classes are in­cluded in this ser­vice. So far pa­trons have taken classes in Excel, Gar­den­ing, Mem­ory Im­prove­ment, and Haunted Places. Other classes in­clude Acrylic Paint­ing, Cake Dec­o­rat­ing, Reiki, Work­place Safety, and many, many more. Please con­tact a li­brary staff mem­ber for more de­tails. Visit our li­brary’s web­site and en­roll to­day. The li­brary’s web­site is www.siloam­springs.com/li­brary. Learn any­thing, any­time, any­where!

We had a very suc­cess­ful sum­mer read­ing program! Thank you to all who con­trib­uted to the “Build a Bet­ter World” Sum­mer Read­ing Program as we “Built a Bet­ter World.” We had 389 chil­dren and young adults com­plete the program — 156 of these par­tic­i­pants read 15 or more hours. We had four di­vi­sions of read­ers di­vided by age. Our top par­tic­i­pant read 316 hours. We had two oth­ers that read 200 hours, and one that read 131 hours. Al­to­gether these par­tic­i­pants read 9,458 hours 30 min­utes. We had a to­tal of 29 vol­un­teers who vol­un­teered 138 hours. A to­tal of 42 busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als con­trib­uted $9,907.54 in mon­e­tary dona­tions, goods and ser­vices.

Please visit the li­brary’s Face­book page at https:// www.face­book.com/ SiloamSpringsPublic Li­brary/, the li­brary’s web­site at http://www.siloam springs.com/li­brary, or call us at 479-524-4236 for more in­for­ma­tion about what the li­brary has to of­fer.

And as al­ways, we will see you at the li­brary!

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