Library to host Record Show-and-Tell, Table Tennis Tournament

The Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave., will host a Record Show-and-Tell and an adult Table Tennis Tournament on Saturday, July 6.

Record Show-and-Tell will begin at 11 a.m. and the Table Tennis Tournament will begin at 1 p.m. Both events are free to attend but require advance registration, either in person at the library, by calling 501-623-4161, or by visiting

Record Show-and-Tell will allow collectors and vinyl enthusiasts of all ages to bring some of their favorite records and reminisce with others who share a love of record collecting, a news release said. One lucky attendee will win a classic album by The Beatles. Record Show-and-Tell is free to attend and open to the public.

The free adult Table Tennis Tournament is for players of all skill levels, with the exception of USA Table Tennis ranked or formerly ranked players, the release said.

"Table tennis is a low-impact Olympic sport that can be enjoyed throughout a person's life," it said.

"I learned table tennis on my mom's kitchen table with my brother and a cardboard net. I've been in love ever since," Tony Webb, library circulation clerk and founder of Hot Springs Table Tennis Club, a free pingpong club in Hot Springs, said in the release.

"I hope our more advanced members will come and get some matches on the books for the HSTTC's upcoming club rankings. Rankings aside, I hope members of the community come and enjoy this free tournament and fall in love with table tennis," he said.

The tournament will take place on four regulation tables and all equipment is provided. Players should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. There will be prizes for the first, second, and third place winners. This tournament is free to compete in but registration is required.

"The library would like to thank the Friends of the Garland County Library for sponsoring library programs and generously contributing funds used to purchase prizes and supplies for special events. The Friends of the Garland County Library maintain the library's used book sale room. Revenue generated by the sale room helps to fund the library's special programming," the release said.

Entertainment on 06/27/2019