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Posted on: October 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Bentonville Public Library Invites the Community to a Public Input Workshop

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Bentonville, Ark. - Join Bentonville Public Library and MSR Design for a drop-in public input workshop.

  • Where: Bentonville Community Center at 1101 SW Citizens Circle
  • When: Thursday, November 12.  Drop in, 11:00am - 1:00pm or 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Virtual Option: Tuesday, November 17, 6:00pm – 7:00pm.  Registration will be required.  For details, visit bentonvillelibrary.org

BPL’s Public Input Workshop is a foundational segment of the ongoing Needs Assessment study.  Community members are invited to share their vision for BPL’s future expansion, participate in a public art project and more.  During this drop-in event, participants can visit with the MSR Design team and library staff to share their opinions to make BPL the best it can be.  This feedback will shape the future of the library’s spaces, programs and services, collections for all ages and more. 

During the public input workshop, artists of all ages will be invited to share words, images or ideas that best represent your idea of a great public library. Participants will receive art supply kits to create an individual element of a larger public art piece. Participants may keep the set of calligraphy markers upon submitting their art.

The public art project element will be hosted by local artist Ziba Rajabi. Ziba’s practice primarily revolves around painting, drawing, and installation. She is the recipient of the Artist 360 Grant, she has been an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center, and her work has been included in a number of exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. 

Covid-19 Protocols: Face coverings are required; social distancing and limited capacity will be imposed.

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About BPL’s Public Input Workshop & Needs Assessment Study

Workshop elements were developed by MSR Design, an award-winning architecture and interior design firm that originally designed BPL’s existing facility and has worked with 245 libraries and library systems across the country.

BPL’s Needs Assessment study is supported by the Walton Family Foundation, in partnership with the Bentonville Library Foundation.

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