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Li­brary Foun­da­tion

Help the Bella Vista Pub­lic Li­brary Foun­da­tion ex­pand the li­brary. Your do­na­tion mat­ters. Mail to Bella Vista Pub­lic Li­brary Foun­da­tion, 11 Dick­ens Way, Bella Vista, AR 72714.

Can­di­date fo­rum

May­oral and City Coun­cil can­di­dates will meet at the Bella Vista Pub­lic Li­brary for an elec­tion fo­rum on Mon­day, Oct. 29. Can­di­dates will in­tro­duce them­selves and an­swer ques­tions pro­vided by the mod­er­a­tor. Two ses­sions are avail­able to meet the sched­ules of the com­mu­nity, the first at 4:30 p.m. and the sec­ond at 6:30 p.m.

Ho­cus Pocus Movie Party

We’re brew­ing up a de­light­fully good time with a Ho­cus Pocus Movie Party for our last El­e­men­tary Sto­ry­time of the month. Join us at 5 p.m. Tues­day, Oct. 30, for a witch­ing time watch­ing the clas­sic Hal­loween film, “Ho­cus Pocus.”

Hear Me Out! Au­dio­book Club

The first meet­ing of the Hear Me Out! Au­dio­book Club will be BYOB (bring your own book). Join us at 6 p.m. Thurs­day, Nov. 1, to talk about an au­dio­book you liked (or didn’t like) as well as what you thought about the nar­ra­tor. We will also choose the books for the next few months.

Fam­ily Game Night

Due to the wild suc­cess of Fam­ily Game Night this sum­mer, we’re mak­ing it a monthly event. On the third Thurs­day of ev­ery month, bring the whole fam­ily to the li­brary at 5:30 p.m. to en­joy fun games to­gether.

En­core books

The Friends of the Li­brary’s used­book store is open six days a week dur­ing reg­u­lar li­brary hours, with ev­ery­day low pric­ing on hard­backs, DVDs, puz­zles, chil­dren’s books, pa­per­backs, bi­ogra­phies, health and well­ness top­ics and much more. All pro­ceeds of this on­go­ing fundraiser sup­port the li­brary.

Rocket Lan­guages

Rocket Lan­guages is of­fered through the li­brary web­site. This lan­guage learn­ing ser­vice of­fers on­line cour­ses for 15 dif­fer­ent lan­guages. All you need is a li­brary card to ac­cess it.

Kin­dle check­out

Kin­dle Paper­whites and Kin­dle Fires are avail­able for check­out to pa­trons in good stand­ing. Each de­vice is loaded with sev­eral books and may be checked out for three weeks. New books are added to each de­vice ev­ery month. See li­brary staff for the check­out agree­ment and pro­ce­dure.

Free­gal Mu­sic

The li­brary has Free­gal Mu­sic which al­lows pa­trons to lis­ten

to and down­load mu­sic for free through the li­brary web­site. All you need is a li­brary card. Pa­trons can down­load and keep up to three songs a week.


Oc­to­ber’s dis­plays are pro­vided by a pho­tog­ra­pher of the Bella Vista Pho­tog­ra­phy Club, Shirley Sheets, also a pa­tron of the Li­brary.

Flo­ral ar­range­ment

Oc­to­ber’s flo­ral ar­range­ment was de­signed and pro­vided by Elaine Rooney 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 and web­site

Reg­u­lar li­brary hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon­day through Thurs­day, with week­end hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri­day and Satur­day. The Bella Vista Pub­lic Li­brary is lo­cated at 11 Dick­ens Place. In­for­ma­tion: call 479-8551753, or visit

Photo sub­mit­ted

At the Bella Vista Li­brary re­cently, au­thor and cryp­to­zo­ol­o­gist Lyle Black­burn talks all about the Beast of Boggy Creek that roams around in Arkansas.

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