Services: Adults

Connect to Programs Designed Exclusively for Adults

Adults can connect to the library in a variety of ways, ranging from free meeting room space and genealogical research to reference services and reader’s advisory. Of course we have books, movies and music for adults and special programming featuring music, education and hobby groups.

Connect to an exciting adventure! It’s all waiting for you.

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Connect to Programs and Events

For a full list of adult programs, visit our calendar.

Movies @ the Library

Join us for free movie showings! Bring the family or just yourself. Admission is free. You're welcome to bring refreshments as you enjoy watching classics and new releases in the Gordonelle Williams Auditorium. Dates and times vary, so check the calendar.

Sleuthers Book Club

Sleuthers Book Club interrogates the greatest titles in mystery fiction at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month. Registration is required. Complimentary books are sometimes available. Call the library for more information.

Tech Help

Each month, the library holds a tech help session. Topics include Kindle tutoring, Nook for beginners, library ebooks and digital media, Facebook 101, and more. Check the calendar for more information.

Bluegrass Jam

The library hosts a monthly bluegrass jam in the Gordonelle Williams Auditorium on the first from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Thursday of every month. All acoustic, all ages, all musicians and all music fans are welcome.

Connect to Resources

Local History and Genealogy

Link to Garland County Historical SocietyGarland County Historical Society
328 Quapaw Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 321-2159

Link to Melting PotMelting Pot Genealogical Society
649b Ouachita Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 624-0229


Link to the Arkansas History CommissionArkansas History Commission
One Capital Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-6900


Community Resources

The majority of these organizations are dependent on volunteers and monetary contributions to operate. As they are not associated with the Garland County Library, please contact them for more information.

Education & Counseling

CCS LogoCommunity Counseling Services
125 Dons Way
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone: (501) 624-7111
The goal of Community Counseling Services is to see that every resident of the community has access to the help needed to live life to the fullest. See the website for additional locations.

Photo of adult readersLiteracy Council of Garland County
119 Hobson Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: 624-7323
LCGC is a non-profit organization that assists adults
with learning to read, write, speak English. Lessons
are free to everyone.


UALR LogoUALR Bowen School of Law Resources
1201 McMath Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Phone: (501) 324-9441

The UALR Bowen Clinical Program offers several clinics and clinical programs, including support in subjects such as Consumer Protection, Litigation, Mediation, and Tax Services.


Shelters

Photo of group of seated adultsFairweather Communities (a.k.a Small Group Work Therapy)
311 Whittington Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: 623-3477
Provides shelter for adults with serious, persistent mental illness. Residents can stay for up to 2 years.

Link to Potter's ClayPotter’s Clay Ministries
110 Crescent Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 624-1366
Provides shelter for homeless or abused women and children.


Link to Safe HavenSafe Haven Shelter for Women and Children
110 Highrise Cir.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone: (501) 276-7750
Provides shelter, clothing, meals and job training programs for homeless women and children in a safe and nurturing environment. Safe Haven provides temporary shelter for up to 180 days.

Link to Samaritan MinistriesSamaritan Ministries of Hot Springs
131 Sanford Street, P.O. Box 22674 -
Hot Springs, AR 71903-2674
Phone: (501) 321-2888
Provides shelter for men, with meals, clothing and showers. Men in need can stay at the shelter for 10 nights per month if unemployed and 45 nights if employed.


Meals

Link to Salvation ArmySalvation Army
115 Crescent Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 623-1628
Provides free dinner on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5 p.m.

Link ot Jackson HouseJackson House
705 Malvern Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 624-4048
Offers free meals Sunday through Friday from noon to 1p.m.


Photo of a meal being served at a charitable organizationUnited Way of Garland County
223 Hobson Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 623-2505
United Way of Garland County advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income and health, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life.


Food Pantries

Link to Faith Fellowship Food PantryFaith Fellowship Food Pantry
3213 North Hwy 7
Hot Springs, AR 71909
Phone: (501) 321-9965
Food is distributed on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Link to the Salvation ArmySalvation Army
115 Crescent Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 321-0821
Offers a food pantry and free clothing on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.


Residential Recovery Programs

Link to Quapaw HouseQuapaw House
1309 W. Grand Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone: (501) 767-4456
Provides shelter for persons having an addiction to alcohol or drugs.

Link to Teen ChallengeTeen Challenge
P.O. Box 8177
Hot Springs, AR 71910
Phone: (501) 624-2446
Provides a residential program for young men with drug or alcohol problems.