Winter Watching Program | January & February | Click here for more info

Stay warm this winter by snuggling up with a blanket on the sofa and turning on a good film. Every single DVD or Blu-Ray you check out from Thursday, January 2nd through Saturday, February 29th gets you one entry into the Winter Watching Program prize drawing. Ask for slips when you check out.

Prizes include a 40" smart TV, movie tickets, Bluetooth headphones, Blu-ray player, Netflix gift card, and more.
Arkansas Highlands Folk Project | Tuesday, January 14th | 5:30 p.m. | Register here

Traditional music is the foundation for country, gospel, country western, bluegrass, blues, and more. It was the music of the common man. Bring the whole family to celebrate this genre of music that paved the way for so much of the music we love today.
LISTEN to performers from across the state as they showcase this toe-tapping, fun-filled music.
LEARN the history of the songs and songwriters. Origins of this music trace back to the British Isles, Europe, and West Africa.
PLAY along with the crowd. Attendees are welcome to bring acoustic instruments to play in a learning jam at the conclusion of each program.
DANCE was a big part of the fun of traditional music. Often called free-style, flatfoot, clogging, or jig dancing. The steps are quick and easy to learn and maybe a bit more difficult to master.
This three-part celebration of traditional music will take place at the Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Avenue, on January 14th, February 25th, and March 31st. Contact Charlie Moore at 501-318-8156 for more information.
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Stargazing 101 | Thursday, January 23rd | 6 p.m. | Click here to register

Hot Springs Village Stargazer Club president Jay Williams will cover basic astronomy facts to enable a novice to understand the movements of the Earth relative to the moon, sun, and stars. He will talk about observing the sky with the naked eye, binoculars, and a small telescope, like one that will be available to borrow from the library in the coming months. A brief question and answer session will follow this presentation. 
Iditarod Sled Dog Presentation | Saturday, January 25th | 2 p.m. | Register here

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual long-distance sled dog race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Mushers and a team of dogs cover a distance of 938 miles in as little as 8 days. The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams but evolved into today's highly competitive race.

Musher Karen Land and her husky Noggin will present all about their experiences in the race. See the actual dog sled, gear, and clothing used in the race. Have an opportunity to have all your questions answered and take photos with the adorable sled dog!
Read ebooks, listen to audiobooks, stream movies, download music, learn a new language, and so much more from anywhere for free with your library card. Here are some of our online resources. Explore more at
The Garland County Library enriches our community by creating and providing essential, meaningful connections -- to traditional library materials, to digital resources, and to each other through cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities.
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