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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.

Children's programming

There will be no children's programming during the month of August. All children's programs will start back up in September.

Retirement: Making your money last

This program is designed to help you prepare to live the retirement you've envisioned -- whether you're thinking about retirement or have recently retired. You'll learn factors to consider and tools you can use to help build a strategy designed to last throughout your retirement years. Join financial adviser Alex Huff with Edward Jones to learn more at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Half-price paperback sale

Due to high inventory, the Encore Book Store is currently running a half-price sale on paperback books. Take 50 percent off of all paperback books (most already priced around 25-50 cents).

Adult speaker series

The monthly Adult Speaker Series continues with a representative from the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Come by the library at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, to learn about the rescue work of the refuge, the animals they take care of and the refuge itself.

Writing journey workshop

Begin your writing journey at this workshop. Starting on Tuesday, Aug. 14, this workshop will assist you in finding your style and begin writing the type of book that you've always wanted to write. The workshop will continue on each Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. through the end of August.

Belk back-to-school charity sale

Belk Department Store and the BVPL Foundation are hosting a fundraiser to raise money for the library expansion. Ticket sales at the library will go from Aug. 1-24 and the Belk Department Store sale will be from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Their sale will feature discounts of 15 to 70 percent off purchases store-wide, with special savings on rarely discounted brands. Best of all, you can buy a $5 ticket at the membership desk in the BV Library, and the $5 will be deducted from your first purchase at the Belk sale. Your $5 goes directly into the building fund to expand the Bella Vista Library.

The Longest Day Read-A-Thon

The Bella Vista Public Library has partnered with the Alzheimer's Association Arkansas Chapter to host The Longest Day Read-A-Thon. People of all ages are invited to the library at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, for a free workshop presented by the Alzheimer's Association, called Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research. The program will also serve to kickoff The Longest Day Read-A-Thon. Snacks will be provided. The Longest Day Read-A-Thon is open to all youth. They will be given packets to collect pledges for the books they read in a two-week period. All money raised will benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

Christmas at Dickens Place

The library is now accepting vendor applications for the 2018 Christmas at Dickens Place. If you are interested in selling your art and craft items or food at this event, please fill out a vendor application. Christmas at Dickens Place was such a success last year, and we are looking forward to another great year. The event will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. There is no fee to vend at this event. For more information and the application, please visit the library website at or stop by the Bella Vista Public Library.


August displays are provided by the Bella Vista Photography Club and Jeffery McFarland. Anyone interested in displaying a collection should contact the library at 479-855-1753.

Floral arrangement

The August floral arrangement was designed and provided by Annetta Mathis 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 (Arkansas Highway 340 East). For further information on programs and services, call 479-855-1753, or visit the Bella Vista Public Library website at

Community on 08/08/2018

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