The 2019-2020 Hot Springs Jazz Society concert series at the library begins on Wednesday, October 9th at 6 p.m. Seating will be first-come, first-served.

New Orleans Jazz is a style of music all its own. Almost any song can be "jazzed up" with a New Orleans beat. Jazz was originally music for dancing, not just listening. New Orleans jazz has a swinging, stomping, syncopated beat that makes you want to dance. Special guest George "Doc" Ryan on the trumpet. 
Belinda Jonak, Master Naturalist and Library circulation clerk, will present Tress of Arkansas. Jonak has been a member of the Diamond Lakes Chapter of the Master Naturalists for years. She has completed several community service projects and taught and attended dozens of educational programs about native Arkansas plants and animals. Her past experience includes time as a teacher of biology and zoology at National Park College, a docent at the Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu, Hawaii, and an employee of the Fort Worth Zoo. Jonak has been employed at the Garland County Library since 1999 and is an avid reader of all things quirky.
These are the most requested books and movies at the library. 
Click the title to see the item in our catalog and place holds.
GCL Top 10 Requested Books
1. One Good Deed by David Baldacci
2. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
3. Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
4. The New Girl by Daniel Silva
5. What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr
6. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kanto
7. My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi
8. Criss Cross by James Patterson
9. What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
10. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
GCL Top 10 Film Requests
1. Toy Story 4
2. Beautiful Boy
3. Spider-Man: Far From Home
4. The Lion King
5. The Secret Life of Pets 2
6. Outlander: Season 4
7. Country Music
8. Booksmart
9. Avengers: Endgame
10. Yellowstone: Season 1
Friday, October 4th | 2 p.m. | Registration required

Instructor Grace Labbe will give you all the basic info you need to know to feel confident using Facebook! The class will introduce you on how to use Facebook safely, give an overview of the layout, how to find and keep up with friends, how to post pictures and messages, how to download the app on your smart device and answer questions.  

Please bring your fully charged smart device if you want help installing the app.
Some Amazing Characters of Arkansas
with Historian Tom Dillard

Wednesday, October 30th | 6 p.m. | Registration required

Arkansas history is full of interesting characters. In this program, Arkansas historian Tom Dillard discusses ten of his favorite people from Arkansas history. Using period illustrations as well as historic documents and publications, Dillard will dig into the lives of folks ranging from a proud veteran of Napoleon’s army who settled in Jefferson County to an African American female seer from Newport whose predictions could cause panic. Also included in the group is a promoter from Hot Springs whose rustic photographs contributed to Arkansas’ image as a backward state.
Come raid the sale room's mystery section on Saturday, October 5th! All religious books will be buy one get one FREE!
*Free book must be of equal or lesser value.
The saleroom will be open 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on October 5th. Cash or check only. Proceeds from purchases made benefit the library in the form of funding for special programming and prizes.
It's going to be a Happy Halloweekend at the library!

On Friday, October 25th at 7:30 p.m. the library's ghosts and ghouls take over.
This Haunted Trail is not for the faint of heart... but those brave enough are invited to find out what happens at the Garland County Library when darkness falls upon our grounds. We dare not say anymore, lest we spoil the thrills and frights that await...
Attendees will be divided into small groups and we recommend ages 10 and up attend. Register here. 

Saturday Spooktacular will happen on Saturday, October 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join us for family-friendly activities such as train rides, snow cones, games, sidewalk chalk art, live creepy crawly animals, face painting, and more.
A full list of activities and times can be found here.
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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