The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System announces programs for October.

Altheimer Branch Library 

For Children:  Storytime, (After school activities) — October 4, 2018, October 11, 2018 and October 18, 2018 at 4:30pm.

Fall Festival – Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:30pm.  There will be games with tricks and treats for ages 198 and younger.

For Adults:  Learn Basic Sewing Techniques on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 6:30pm.  Participants are invited to join Melony Darrough in a basic sewing class and learn techniques such as threading a needle, hemming pants, putting patches on uniforms, mending holes in clothes, and how to adjust clothes for a better fit, according to a news release.


Main Branch Library

For Adults:  Jazz at the Lincoln Center:  Spaces by Wynton Marsalis — Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Pine Bluff Main Library Theatre.

Life Book Club Presents:  “The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers,” Wednesdays, October 3, 2018 through November 7, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm.  The book club will be offering weekly meetings at the Pine Bluff main library on the second floor.  The book discussed will be “The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers,” available at the main library for checkout.

Basic Computer Training – Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 10am and 2:30pm.

Participants are invited to join Ruth Hyatt, from the state library, in a basic computer training class.  Register by visiting our website.  Computers for hands-on learning will be provided by the Arkansas State Library.

For Children:  Driver’s Permit Training — October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 4:00 to 5:00pm.  Teens ages 13 to 18 will be mentored on the driving permit test.  There will be study groups and a pre-test at the end of each session.  The library will provide Arkansas Driver’s License Study Guides and permit pre-testing will be incorporated using computers in the Children’s Library following each study session.

Storytime (After school activities) — Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 10:00am.  Storytime in public libraries includes reading age-appropriate books, singing songs and performing fingerplays for young audiences.

Crafts and Hands on Activities – Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:00am.  Children will participate in creative activities that will provide learning and development skills, according to a news release.

Lego Competition (held daily) — October 15-26, 2018 at each branch library for ages 18 and younger.  There will be prizes for the top winners.  The winning Lego creations will be displayed at the main branch library.

Haunted House and Fall Festival — Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the Children’s Library.  There will be games with tricks and treats and costumes are welcome.

“This will be a safe environment for kids to have fun.  This event is for ages 18 and under,” according to a press release.


Redfield Branch Library

For Children:  Storytime — Monday, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 4:00pm.  Participants will read and discuss a story together and have other activities.

Toddler Time — Held daily, the event features crafts to let children enjoy the library at their own pace.  A story is read if there are enough children.


Watson Chapel Branch Library

For Children:  Spooky Storytime — Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00am with the following dates and topics:  October 11th – Create a Leaf Wreath; October 18th – Make Your Own Monster; and October 25 – Paint a Pumpkin.

For Adults:  Adult Night Out featuring Puzzle Night — Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.  Participants are asked to join the activity and help one another find pieces to puzzles during this event.  Snacks will be provided.


White Hall Branch Library

Available Every Day:  Ozobot Evo (Little robots that follow lines); LEGO WeDo (bring a tablet); Snap Circuits; Building Set:  K’NEX; Craft Table.

For Preschoolers:  Toddler Time (babies to age 4), Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:00am.  An interactive, playful program for children and their favorite adults.  Participants are asked to join the staff for a 20-minute program of books, songs, fingerplays and scarves with time after for play and socializing.

For Elementary Students:  After School Explorers, STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Math) Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 4:00pm.  Stories and activities will include practicing creativity, persistence and problem-solving in a group setting.

After School Schedule — October 2 – Slime Time; October 9 – Fall Leaf Printing; October 16 – Make a movie with Stop Motion Animation led by Leonor Colbert of the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas; October 23 – Nobody’s Perfect – mistakes in art and a painting activity; October 30 – Construct Your Own Robot Hand.

For Adults:  Technology Tuesdays – October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10:00 to 11:00am.  Participants may drop in with their technology questions about eBooks, phones or tablets.

Painting With a Twist (with artist Troy Debill) – Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:00pm


For more information on these events or to register, call 870.247.5064.