Children’s Library New Fall Program

Children’s Library New Fall Program

We have a new program on Fridays this autumn: Friday Fables!  This program is for children ages 5 through 12 years and begins at 3:30 and ends promptly at 5:00PM, when the Library closes.

The program starts with reading 2 or 3 fables, followed by a discussion of the stories.  Librarians will ask questions in order to help listeners make connections; for example, “Did you ever want something that you couldn’t have, like the fox who wanted those grapes?  How did it make you feel?  How did you react?”  Conversations will be followed by a craft related to one or more of the fables we discussed.

September 7th – “The Lion and the Mouse” and we will make a lion with a fall leaf mane, while our mouse will be made with pom-poms and pipe cleaners.

September 14th – “The Tortoise and the Hare” and we’ll make puppets.

September 21st – “The Fox and the Crow” and we’ll use felt, foam, and yarn to make the animals from that story.

September 28th – “The Dog and His Shadow” and we’ll make a dog out of a washcloth, rubber bands, and pom-poms.

We have a really great line-up of fables and crafts every Friday through December—except November 23, when the Library is closed for Thanksgiving.  So if you are between 5 and 12 years old, and if you enjoy stories and crafts, then this program is perfect for you!

Second Tuesday Lunch & Learn

What do chocolate, eagles, folk music, telescopes, and police officers have in common?

These are all topics that have been covered during the Second Tuesday Lunch & Learn monthly series!

The new season of Lunch & Learn begins on September 11 from noon until 1 pm, with “Get Pickled: Making Probiotic Pickles Using Fermentation.” Self-described “farmer and food fermenting fanatic” Cat Swenson will be sharing her enthusiasm for making healthy and delicious pickles out of fresh veggies, including a live demonstration of techniques.

Future programs scheduled for this Fall include “Arkansas Amateur Radio” on October 9, “Olive Oil 101” on November 13, and “Gift-wrapping Workshop” on December 11.  Plans for the Spring include Arkansas gangsters, the Arkansas Naturals baseball team, Rogers Community Development, and more (including a few surprises!)

Can’t make it for one of these programs? Want to see past programs you might have missed? Check out our YouTube channel at:

All Lunch & Learn programs are open to all and absolutely free.  Bring a sack lunch; beverages and a cookie will be provided.  This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Rogers Public Library.