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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.

Li­brar­i­ans Un­hushed

Tune in to li­brary staff mem­bers Amanda and Bail­ley on the Bella Vista Pub­lic Li­brary’s new pod­cast, Li­brar­i­ans Un­hushed. These two gals are book lovin’, Diet Coke drinkin’ chat­ter­boxes. On the pod­cast, they ram­ble on about books, movies, life in a li­brary, and any­thing else that comes to mind! Pod­cast episodes will be pub­lished on the sec­ond Mon­day of the month. You’ll be able to find our pod­cast on our web­site and most pod­cast lis­ten­ing ser­vices.

Adult Speaker Se­ries: The Merci Train

Lau­rel Lamb of the Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas Mu­seum will be at the Bella Vista Pub­lic Li­brary at 6 p.m. Mon­day, Jan. 14, for our first Adult Speaker Ses­sion of the year! Come by the li­brary to learn all about the Merci Train. Af­ter World War II, Amer­i­cans banded to­gether to send over 700 box­cars of re­lief sup­plies to Europe. In re­turn, French cit­i­zens sent gifts of grat­i­tude to the United States in what were called Merci Trains. The box­cars in­cluded a va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als, from art to post­cards to fur­ni­ture. One such train for Arkansas ar­rived in North Lit­tle Rock on Feb. 13, 1949. Merci Train gifts were dis­persed to var­i­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing the Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas Mu­seum.

Fall Preven­tion

Ev­ery 18 sec­onds an older adult is treated in the emer­gency room for a fall. On Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. the Bella Vista Li­brary, with the UAMS/ Sch­mied­ing Cen­ter, will present a free com­mu­nity ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram on Fall Preven­tion. Learn how to make changes in your home and life­style to im­prove your safety and de­crease your risk for falls.

Coupon­ing in NWA

Coupon­ing in NWA is now meet­ing at the Bella Vista Pub­lic Li­brary on the third Wed­nes­day of the month. There are two ses­sions avail­able for those in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing. The morn­ing ses­sion will be held at 9 a.m., and the evening ses­sion is at 6 p.m.

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.

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.

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. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on pro­grams and ser­vices, call 479-855-1753 or visit the Li­brary web­site at bvpl.org.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista

Twins Wy­att and Cole Jones play their own style of chess af­ter the preschool sto­ry­time at the Bella Vista Li­brary last week.

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