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Published Sep 01, 2019
National Library Card Sign-up Month
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning. Visit your library today; it is a hub of community activity! If you don't have a library card, this is...
Photography by Jim Barber
The original photography of Jim Barber will be on display at Dewey's Cafe at the Main Library during the months of September and October. Jim Barber, along with his family, moved to Fort Smith from Texas in 1996. Educated at Kansas State University, he has worked as a petroleum geologist for the last forty years, but he has always been drawn towards photography. This led him to join the Photographic Alliance of Fort ...
Bookmark Decorating Craft
In celebration of national library card sign-up month, the Dallas Street Branch Library will host a bookmark decorating craft. Select a bookmark pattern and decorate it any way you wish. This is a make and take craft that may be completed anytime during regular library hours. Participants are invited to display their completed bookmarks in one of the windows in the teen area.
Massard Prairie Beauty
Photographs of the flora and fauna of Massard Prairie will be on display in the community room of the Main library from September 4 through October 21. As one of three naturally occurring prairies located near Fort Smith, Massard Prairie was first described in Thomas Nuttall's A Journal of Travels into the Arkansas Territory During the Year 1819. Remnants of the Massard Prairie that once covered more than 10,000 acre...
Community School of the Arts Announces Ukulele Classes
Community School of the Arts is now taking registrations for fall Ukulele classes for children and teens. Multiple classes are offered beginning in September. Classes are offered on Tuesdays. Taught by professional instructor David Holland. No previous experience is required to participate. If you have never played a musical instrument, this is a great place to start! To register, download forms at csafortsmith.org, ...
Community School of the Arts Fall Theatre Programs
Community School of the Arts is now enrolling students in fall Theatre classes and programs. Youth Theatre Company is for students grades 7-12 and early college. This company will be preparing the production of Cinderella. Preschool drama begins for ages 3-5. The Kids Theatre Company for K-2 will be preparing the production of Aristocats Kids and the Children's Theatre Company will be performing Frozen Jr. that inclu...
Community School of the Arts Announces Mother's Day Out Arts Preschool Program
Community School of the Arts announces a wonderful new arts-based preschool program for children ages 3-5. Fashioned like a Mother's Day Out, the program will be offered every Monday and Wednesday from 9am-noon at Central Presbyterian Church. This unique program will be led by CSA instructors in music, theatre, dance, and visual art. Children will rotate to each arts area throughout the morning as they do activities ...
Community School of the Arts Announces New Suzuki String Program
CSA is excited to announce the beginning of the Suzuki String Program! Led by violinist Dr. Kathleen Lavengood, children ages 4 and up may register. The Suzuki method is carefully designed to teach children one new idea in each new piece so that students can build skills gradually and with confidence. It is one of the most popular approaches to learning to play the violin in the world! The approach uses both private ...
Community School of the Arts Private Lessons
CSA announces fall private lessons in music, theatre, dance, and visual art. Lessons are offered for 30, 45, and 60 minutes weekly. Students may choose a convenient lesson time and select the number of lessons to take. 5, 10, and 15 weeks are offered or something in between. Students will study with one of our many professional artists/teachers from piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin, painting, dance, to acting and ...
Community School of the Arts Announces Teen Show Choir
Community School of the Arts will offer Teen Show Choir for students in grades 7-12. Directed by Ryan Gonzales, 7-12th grade singers will work towards a fall showcase of musical theatre literature. For example, while Rent is not a show that would be performed at CSA, "Seasons of Love" is an iconic group song on the showcase program. Register online or by phone for an exciting semester of music, choreography and inspi...