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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.

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, participants will whip up some easy and delicious breakfast casseroles, including a keto-friendly option, as well as a fabulous pineapple upside down cake. There is a supply fee of $5 which can be paid at the event. Please sign up at the front desk.

Family game night

Due to the wild success of our Family Game Night this summer, we're making it a monthly event. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 18, you can bring the whole family to the library on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy fun games together.

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.

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.

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages is offered through the library website. This language learning service offers online courses for 15 different languages. All you need is a library card to access it.

Kindle checkout

Kindle Paperwhites and Kindle Fires are available for checkout to patrons in good standing. Each device is loaded with several books and may be checked out for three weeks. New books are added to each device every month. See library staff for the checkout agreement and procedure.

Freegal Music

The library has Freegal Music which allows patrons to listen to and download music for free through the library website. All you need is a library card. Patrons can download and keep up to three songs a week.


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 10/10/2018

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