Donate to support humane society

All locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will hold a pet food and supply drive during April to benefit HOPE Humane Society, which relies heavily on donations. Currently needed items include; dry or canned dog and cat food, dog and cat treats, clay cat litter, stainless steel dog food bowls, dog and cat toys, dog and cat beds, grooming supplies, blankets, towels, bleach, floor cleaners, laundry detergent and paper towels.

Bring donations to any Fort Smith Public Library location during April to assist animals in need. Visit or contact Diane Holwick at or 783-0229 for information.

Gear up for 'Infinity War'

The Dallas Branch Library, 8100 Dallas St., is helping fans get ready for the debut of "Avengers: Infinity War" in May by screening select Marvel movies every Friday in April. All screenings are free and begin at 3:30 p.m. Films and dates include "The Avengers" on Friday; "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," April 13; "Captain America: Civil War," April 20; and "Thor: Ragnarok," April 27.

Visit or call (479) 484-5650 for information.

Family story night planned

The Friends of the Library will host a family story night at 6 p.m. April 9 at the Scott Sebastian Regional Library, 18 S. Adair St. in Greenwood. The event will include crafts and door prizes. Volunteers are needed. Contact Brenda Chamness at for information.

Come learn about blackberries

Isaac Witt will demonstrate tips and techniques for growing blackberries at 9 a.m. April 14 at The Learning Fields, 7300 Gardener Ave. at Chaffee Crossing. Handouts will be provided. Cost for the class is $20, and each participant will receive three blackberry plants. Additional plants will be available to purchase.

Visit for information.

Fort Smith Volunteer Fair slated

The Fort Smith National Historic Site will host its seventh annual Fort Smith Volunteer Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 at the Riverfront Park Event Building, 121 Riverfront Drive. Two dozen local historic and natural sites and nonprofit organizations will be set up with booths with information on volunteer opportunities. Stop by, learn about the services offered and ways you might be able to help the community.

Free sub sandwiches, chips and a drink will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Cody Faber at (479) 226-3727 for information.

Events planned for National Library Week

To celebrate National Library Week (April 8-14), Friends of the Sebastian County Public Library have a variety of events planned, beginning Friday. Light refreshments and door prizes will be offered at every event.

•  Friday — Friends of the Library spring book sale, Greenwood City Hall, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Open to Friends members only.

•  Saturday — Friends of the Library spring book sale, Greenwood City Hall, 8 a.m. to noon. Open to the public.

• April 9 — Preschool Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m.; Family Story Time, 6-7 p.m.

• April 10 — Lavaca Branch open house, 1-4:30 p.m.; After Hours at the Library, featuring music by harpist Darice Auguston, a meet-and-greet with library board members and more. 5-7 p.m.

• April 11 — Tween/Teen Time, featuring local authors Amy Ward and Olivia Cayenne. Color your own bookmarks, notecards and more. 3:30-5 p.m.

• April 12 — Adult Brunch featuring adult coloring, craft demonstrations and more, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Hartford and Mansfield branches open house, 1-4 p.m.; Friends of the Library spring book sale, Greenwood City Hall, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open to the public.

•  April 13-14 — Friends of the Library spring book sale, Greenwood City Hall, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open to the public.