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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.

Pumpkin painting party

We welcome the harvest season at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, by decorating pumpkins. Just bring your creativity and wear clothes you can mess up. We'll provide the acrylic paint and brushes. Once you've finished painting, come on inside. We'll wait for our pumpkins to dry and watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." It's going to be a fun fall morning. Call, sign up at the membership desk, or register online to reserve a pumpkin by Thursday, Oct. 4.

2019 Medicare changes

Back by popular demand. Join independent insurance agent Jeremy Janes at the library at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, for an educational presentation on the 2019 changes to Medicare and how they will affect individuals on Medicare.

Library closed

The library will be closed for staff and volunteer training on Monday, Oct. 8.

The Beast of Boggy Creek

Author and cryptozoologist Lyle Blackburn will be at the Bella Vista Public Library at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, to make a presentation about the Beast of Boggy Creek. The Boggy Creek Monster or the Fouke Monster has long dwelled around the southern Arkansas town of Fouke. The 1972 movie, "The Legend of Boggy Creek" cemented the creature in the public's consciousness. Blackburn has spent years researching the creature and has written two books on the subject, as well as doing a documentary, which is available to stream through Amazon Prime. Books will be available for purchase, and the author will be signing copies of his books.

Dutch-oven cooking demo

Spend a beautiful fall morning at the library cooking up a delicious meal in a Dutch Oven. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m., learn how to utilize a Dutch Oven in cooking amazing meals in the great outdoors. In this demo, we will whip up some easy and delicious breakfast casseroles, including a keto-friendly option, as well as a fabulous pineapple upsidedown cake. There is a supply fee of $5 which can be paid at the event. Please sign up at the front desk.

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. 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.

Encore Books

The Friends of the Library's used-book 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.


October's displays are provided by a photographer of the Bella Vista Photography Club, Shirley Sheets, also a patron of the Library.

Floral arrangement

October's floral arrangement was designed and provided by Elaine Rooney 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. For further information on programs and services, call 479-855-1753, or visit the Library website at

Community on 10/03/2018

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