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Mem­ber­ship Drive

The Friends of Bella Vista Li­brary are hold­ing their an­nual mem­ber­ship drive. Through­out March, a Friend will be at the front of the li­brary. Mem­ber­ships are $10 for an in­di­vid­ual and $25 for a fam­ily. All new mem­bers get a 50-per­cent-off coupon for En­core Books.

Poke­mon Club

If you love Poke­mon, come bat­tle and trade cards at the Bella Vista Pub­lic Li­brary. This group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Satur­day of the month. Ages 6-11.

Bella Vista Trav­el­ing Li­brary

The Bella Vista Pub­lic Li­brary has a home-bound de­liv­ery ser­vice. The li­brary will pro­vide ma­te­ri­als to any res­i­dent of Bella Vista who is con­fined to their home or con­va­les­cent cen­ter due to ill­ness, in­jury or dis­abil­ity. Any­one in­ter­ested in this ser­vice can call the li­brary at 479-855-1753 or email pro­gram co­or­di­na­tor Argie Wil­lis at aw­illis@bellav­is­

Po­etry Class

This class is de­signed to show­case the power of po­etry and teach young minds how to con­coct their own po­etic verses. The class is Tues­day morn­ings at 10 a.m. Ages 8-13. Regis­ter for this event at the front desk or at

Young Read­ers

This chil­dren’s book club is per­fect for read­ers in grades 3-5. They meet at 4 p.m. on the sec­ond and fourth Mon­day of the month and are al­ways ex­cited to wel­come new mem­bers.

Knit­ters and Cro­cheters

Knit­ter and cro­cheter wannabes are in­vited to brush up on their skills and learn some new tech­niques from 1 to 3 p.m. ev­ery Tues­day. Novices will be guided by ex­pe­ri­enced knit­ters and cro­cheters. Par­tic­i­pants may bring their cur­rent projects or start a new one. At­ten­dees must bring their own sup­plies.

New For­eign Pol­icy Group

Mem­bers are sought for a monthly for­eign pol­icy dis­cus­sion group that will meet at the li­brary. The group will choose top­ics from “The Great De­ci­sions” pub­li­ca­tion avail­able at For more in­for­ma­tion, call Bob and Nancy Brown, 479-855-3729, or Mike Sten­son, 479-855-0299.

Color My World

This creative and re­lax­ing event is a way to un­wind. Adult col­or­ing is a great way to re­lieve stress. Color My World meets at 1 p.m. ev­ery Wed­nes­day.

Silly Songs and Sto­ries

Silly Songs and Sto­ries story time meets at 10 a.m. ev­ery Fri­day. Bring a preschooler for sto­ries and crafts. Be sure to come this week to lis­ten to a good story.

Rocket Lan­guages

Rocket Lan­guages are now of­fered through the web­site. This language-learn­ing ser­vice of­fers on­line cour­ses for 15 lan­guages. All that is needed is a li­brary card to ac­cess it.


Brain­teasers meets at 3 p.m. on the third Wed­nes­day. Each month there is a new packet filled with mind-bog­gling, thought-pro­vok­ing puz­zles and games de­signed to keep your brain work­ing and prob­lem solv­ing.

Pack­ets are avail­able at the front desk for any­one look­ing to keep their brain in shape.


March’s dis­plays are pro­vided by Jo Bain. Any­one in­ter­ested in dis­play­ing a col­lec­tion, should con­tact Re­becca at 479-855-1753.

Flo­ral Ar­range­ment

March’s flo­ral ar­range­ment was de­signed and pro­vided by Mary Lou Frost of the Bella Vista Gar­den Club. Each month, a mem­ber of the Bella Vista Gar­den Club cre­ates an orig­i­nal flo­ral de­sign to be dis­played for pa­tron en­joy­ment.

Hours of Op­er­a­tion

Reg­u­lar li­brary hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon­day-Thurs­day, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri­day and Satur­day. The Bella Vista Pub­lic Li­brary is lo­cated just east of Town Cen­ter off Lan­cashire Boule­vard, (Ar­kan­sas Hgi­h­way 340 east of Town Cen­ter, turn at the Bella Vista Bap­tist Church) at 11 Dick­ens Place. Call 479-855-1753.

En­core Books

The Friends of the Li­brary’s used book store is open six days a week dur­ing reg­u­lar li­brary hours.

Ev­ery­day low pric­ing on hard­backs, DVDs, puz­zles, chil­dren’s books, pa­per­backs, bi­ogra­phies, health and well­ness top­ics and more.

Check out a Kin­dle

Kin­dle Paper­whites and Kin­dle Fires are avail­able for check­out to pa­trons in good stand­ing. Each de­vice is loaded with a spe­cific genre of book (sci-fi, best­seller, non­fic­tion, Western, in­spi­ra­tional, etc.) and may be checked out for three weeks.


Bella Vista Li­brary is on Face­book. Click on the Face­book icon on the web­site and “Like” the page.


Ev­ery first Satur­day of the month at 10 a.m., chil­dren are in­vited to come and build with Le­gos at the li­brary. We’ll pro­vide the Le­gos; you just bring your cre­ativ­ity!

Free­gal Mu­sic

The li­brary now has Free­gal Mu­sic. This ser­vice, avail­able through the li­brary web­site, al­lows pa­trons to lis­ten to and down­load mu­sic for free. Us­ing a li­brary card, pa­trons can ac­cess this cool, new ser­vice. Pa­trons can stream three hours of mu­sic each day and can down­load three songs a week that they can keep.

Photo sub­mit­ted

Take a look at the new mon­i­tor at the front of the li­brary. It will keep vis­i­tors up­dated with all the fun events and pro­grams hap­pen­ing at the li­brary.

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