Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Collection Highlight: YA Fantasy Written by Women

Fantasy is a genre of stories in which humans are not limited by the rules of the real world- and are often not even set in the real world!- and is characterized by fantastical elements. These could be superpowers, mythology, magic, or creatures like mermaids or dragons that do not exist in our world. Fantasy has historically been dominated by male authors whose novels are usually set in a pseudo medieval Europe. Times are changing however, and these women authors are bringing a breath of fresh air to an old genre, and offering representation to groups of people traditionally invisible in fantasy literature along the way!
The Young Elites by Marie Lu is the story of Adelina Amouteru, a survivor a plague that swept her country and took her mother’s life. Like all who survived the plague, she is marked and considered a malfetto, an abomination.  Adelina suddenly finds herself sentenced to death after accidently killing her father when the powers she did not know she had, gifted to her by the gods, go haywire. She is saved by a young man known as The Reaper and is introduced to a group called the Young Elites. Their mission is to fight back against Inquisition Axis who are dedicated to killing off people like Adelina and her new friends.
Serpentine by Cindy Pon is a novel steeped in rich Chinese mythology. Skybright was abandoned by her mother as a baby and taken in by a wealthy family to be raised as their youngest daughter’s handmaiden. As Skybright turns sixteen things begin to change within her, and one night she awakes to find a serpent coil where her legs used to be and the spirits of the dead at her doorstep asking for offerings. She tries to keep the life she lives at night a secret from her family, but the two worlds inevitably collide and Skybright finds herself right in the middle of the mess.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Book Hunters

Today, September 18th, is National Hide a Book Day! There are a few rules below and then the clues are underneath that!
The library has hidden books throughout town at SIXTEEN local businesses and other places where people can hunt for them and be “Book Hunters.” We have posted clues on where to find the book bags below, so put your thinking caps on! Some businesses are opening in the afternoon, so, hopefully that will give more people a chance to hunt.
If you find the book, please come to this post and let us know that you've found it! Post a picture that you’ve found the book so we can mark it off the list and people can stop looking for it. Then, you can take the book and goodies home with you!
Feel free to post your photo on social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtags #hideabookday, #RogersPublicLibrary, and #BookHunters. Also, tag the place you found the book bag so everyone knows how awesome those places are about teaming up with the library.
If you find a book bag, we ask that you let others have a chance to find goodies before you seek out more. You can also read the book and set it free again!
The goodies will be in a bag with our logo on it; a picture of our book bag can be found below the text.
The Children's Library is also having their own Hide a Book Day adventures inside the Children's Library. Be sure and see the Children's librarians for clues!
Have fun hunting! And now, for the moment we've all been waiting for.. THE CLUES!
1. Be sure to ask this place for a free edible cookie dough sample, you’ll experience pure bliss and get the goodie bag!
2. This is the cheesiest place around, but it’s still pretty cool to go eat at.
3. **FOUND AT AKiN's Natural Foods** If you’re “achin'” for something natural, this is a place to go for fresh ingredients.
4. This whole place screams “Kawaii” and the staff is always so bubbly!
5. This place “takes pride” in the fact that you want to “sit, stay, and heel” with them.
6. There is a museum in Rogers where you can find out why BB guns couldn’t be made in the early 1940s. Tell the museum gift shop employee why and you’ll get the goodie bag!
7. If you want to visit the library’s best “Friends,” go here and ask the desk about the goodie bag.
8. When you want your morning drink to be a little “bolder,” go here and they’ll fix you up a cup.
9. It may seem strange to go to a farm animal for decorating advice, but walk in and this place will help you on the dot—er, spot.
10. This “noble” place is a great place to be surrounded by thousands of words for hours.
11. If you’re looking for loose leaf to fill your mug, this place fits you to a “T.”
12. If you’re wondering about the history of our town, this is a great place to start. You can also find a goodie bag here.
13. This cozy shop sells everything from old to new, antique to vintage. They probably sell the Barn door too!
14. If you hear the train a’comin’, but your nose is stuck in a book, you’re probably here.
15. You can’t see the mountains from here, but you can enjoy some local brew that’s made from hard work.
16. **HAS BEEN FOUND AT Yum Yo's in Rogers** You can create your own YUMmy frozen concoction to satisfy yo’ sweet tooth here.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Craft Catch All!

Come this Thursday at 6pm when we flood the community room with crafts galore! Come make something to take home. Ages 13-18.

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Come to our teen program tonight at pm, were we'll play werewolf and other party games for your enjoyment! Ages 13-18 are welcome to come!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Eclipse Craft

Are you having trouble finding eclipse viewing glasses? Fear not! You can make this fun craft instead!

We do not have glasses available to the public. The library will have an eclipse viewing party from 12:30 to 1:30 where we will be making pinhole viewers and streaming the NASA live stream of the eclipse.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Last Chance for Summer Reading!

Did you remember to log in your books for summer reading? If not, log them now before it's too late! We'll be giving out prizes all week! Come pick up your book if you finished your goal.

Events this week:

Monday, 6:30 pm: Teen Craft: Chalkboard Notebooks
Thursday, 6:00 pm: Teen Movie

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Lock In!

If you've been reading for the Teen Summer Reading Program, you're invited to come to our Teen Lock In after Library hours from 6-11 pm. We'll have games, movies, make our own snacks and lots of prize give aways! Pick up your permission slip at the library and  come ready to have fun!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Superhero Movie Marathon Continues!

The Superhero Movie Marathon is continuing this week.

Tuesday, 6pm: Movie
Wednesday, 6pm: Movie
Thursday, 2pm: Life Sized Board Games
Thursday, 6pm: Movie

Call for movie titles and other information.

Monday, June 19, 2017

This Week at RPL Teens

Coming this week:
Monday, 6:30 pm: Teen Craft: Popsicle Crafts 
Thursday, 2:00 pm: Book Buffet:
Come read for your Summer Reading goal quietly while we provide an afternoon snack.
                 6:00 pm: Teen Mystery Night: A crime has been committed in the library! Can you solve it? Yes or no, you’re sure to have fun trying. Ages 13-18.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Summer Reading Sign up!

Summer Reading has begun!

Want to get prizes for JUST READING this Summer?
1. Sign up with your first and last name as your username (no spaces).
2. Set a goal for yourself.
3. Read!
4. Log your books online or at the library, and, if you want, submit a review!
5. We’ll have prize drawings every week and big prizes like a gift card or an E-reader drawn at the end. Plus, every one who completes their reading goal gets a free book. The top 20 readers will be eligible for our Teen Lock-In Party on Friday, July 28, so keep reading! The more you read, the better your chances!

 Note: If you already signed up by paper, you should already be in, or will be in the system soon, with your first and last name, no spaces, as your username. Come to the library for your PIN, or just turn in your books by paper to a librarian and we'll enter your books in.

Teen Events this week:

Thursday, 2pm and 6pm: Teen Movies. Call for details!

Sunday, June 04, 2017


Did you know…
you can download & read magazines digitally on your phone, tablet, and other devices?
Rogers Public Library, in partnership with Recorded Books, offers the digital magazine service Zinio for Libraries, to patrons with a current Library...Did you know…
you can download & read magazines digitally on your phone, tablet, and other devices?
Rogers Public Library, in partnership with Recorded Books, offers the digital magazine service Zinio for Libraries, to patrons with a current Library card.
NewsweekFood Network MagazineBicycling, and ESPN The Magazine are just a few of the popular titles available.
Zinio features full-color, digital editions for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile-app download. You are able to select both new and back issues, adding them to personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded. And with personal notifications for your favorite magazines, you’ll never miss an issue!

Please visit us at the Information Desk or check the online tutorial for more information on how to access this service, or go to RPL’s website.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Event Highlight:
Teen Self-Defense Class
At the Rogers Public Library (and at the Young Adult Department especially) we aim to offer ways to equip our young adults with tools they may need in a wide variety of situations. Therefore, we’re pleased to...Upcoming Event:
Teen Self-Defense Class
At the Rogers Public Library (and at the Young Adult Department especially) we aim to offer ways to equip our young adults with tools they may need in a wide variety of situations. Therefore, we’re pleased to again offer a self-defense class geared toward teens, run by Rogers Police Department Officer Keith Foster, on June 15th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. He’ll lay out some basic principles of defending yourself, and ways to avoid or get out of a difficult situation.
This event is free and open to ages 13-18. No previous self-defense training is needed. Registration is required. Sign up at the library or online while places remain.
Teen Self-Defense Class, Thursday, June 15, 2:00-4:00pm in the Friends of RPL Community Room

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Werewolf at Teen Summer Kick Off

This Saturday from 10-4 at RPL: Howling Moon is back! Play in a game of mystery and deception and a whole lot of fun! Part of our teen summer reading kick off!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Build a Better Teen Night

School's out, reading's in! This Thursday at 6pm, come as we get ready for Summer with our Start of Summer party. We will have games, food, prizes and more. Take this opportunity to sign up early for summer reading, and for a chance to win cool prizes! And don't forget: Official Summer Kickoff on Saturday June 3rd! Check out our full teen schedule here.

World Turtle Day

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Poetry Winner

Our Teen Poetry Contest was won by Caleb, for his poem, Death in a Case which I've posted, along with others, in the Teen Scene. Come check them out!

Also check out our programs next week:

Monday, 6:30 pm: Teen Craft: Rick Krispie Treats
Thursday, 6:00 pm: Teen Game Night.

Still taking Summer Reading early sign up sheets. Stay tuned for more information!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Neverending Movie Post

The Truth About ‘The NeverEnding Story’ | Sophisticated PulpTeen Movie this Thursday at 6pm. Ages 13-18.

Teen Movie Night, first two Thursdays of each month. Come back a week from Thursday for Third Thursday Game Night, then in two weeks it's a Summer Reading Party before we officially Kick off Summer Reading on Saturday, June 3rd. Stay tuned!

Monday, May 08, 2017

Calling All Teen Writers

Teen writing contest opportunity reblogged from the RPL Tumblr Blog.

I’m editing this book called DEAR HEARTBREAK: YA WRITERS ON THE DARK SIDE OF LOVE, which will be a collection of anonymous letters from real live teens (as opposed to dead vampire ones, lol) about heartbreak. If your letter is chosen for the book, it will be published (!) with a response letter from a YA author (think Becky AlbertalliTim FederleNina LaCourKekla Magoon, and more). It’s like a much, MUCH cooler version of an advice column. Bonus: if your letter is chosen you’ll get a copy of the book signed by the author who wrote back to you. Interested? Keep reading...(details in link)

Friday, May 05, 2017

Summer Reading Club, Sign Up Early!

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program at
Rogers Public Library!
Starting June 3 and lasting till August 5

Enter for a chance to win weekly prizes including gift cards, an E-reader and more!
Everyone who completes their reading goal gets a free book. The top readers will be eligible for our Teen Lock-In Party on Friday, July 28th!

 All you have to do is...
Come to the library and fill out a registration application and leave it in the summer reading box
Set a reading goal for yourself and record your progress.

Come to the library and sign up early!

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Teen Movie This Thursday

WATCH] ‘Star Wars Rogue One’ Trailer Shown, Prequel Details ...We have a teen movie this Thursday at 6pm, plus Teens Write! Saturday at 1pm

Saturday, April 22, 2017

This Week at RPL

Irvine Improv Events and Concerts in Irvine - Irvine Improv - Eventful
Upcoming Teen Events at RPL:
Monday, 6:30 pm: Crafty Teen Crew: Origami
Thursday, 6:00 pm: Teen Improv Night: Play games, and show off your acting skills!

Also, Teen Poetry Contest submissions are due this week, get them in before it's too late!

 Don't forget to follow us on Instagram: @rplteenscene.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Teen Events Next Week

Monday, 6:30 pm: Crafty Teen Crew, Sand Art
Thursday, 6:00 pm: Teen Game Night

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Book Buffet and Teens Write!

This Thursday at 6pm: Dig into a book while you dig into food! Work toward your Summer Reading needs at the library, while enjoying lunch on us! Only catch-You’ll need to be silent while reading…except for the sound of chewing.

Then this Saturday at 1pm, it's Teens Write! Ages 13-18 can come and prove the pen is mightier than the sword with library assistant Wendy Neet. We accept all levels of teen writers, whether you are just starting out, or fancy yourself an expert, come share and learn together with us!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Event Highlight: Author Visit

Plot Your Way to Success

 Do you want to know where authors get ideas? How to develop convincing and yet surprising twists? What to do when you get stuck?

 New York Times-bestselling author April Henry will be visiting the Library Tuesday March 28 at 6:00pm in the Friends of the Library Community Room. In her class, Plot Your Way to Success, aspiring writers can ask questions and learn tips from an award-winning author. Both Teens and Adults are welcome!

 Before her visit, why not check out some of her books

April Henry is the New York Times-bestselling author of 21 mysteries and thrillers for teens and adults. Want to learn more about April Henry? Visit her website.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Local Author Book Signing!

Rogers Public Library presents: Meet the Author with Summer K. Scott, author of The Chronicles of Heaven Leigh Jordan, Sunday, March 19 2-4 pm in the Rogers Public Library Concourse. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Anime Film Festival!

Beginning on Saturday March 18, the Library will be showing six of Hayao Miyazaki’s best known feature length movies.  Admission is free.  Everyone is welcome.  Come join us for the fantasy, magic, and wonder of the very best in animated film.

Many people would consider Hayao Miyazaki to be the greatest animated film director.  His twelve feature length animated films with Studio Ghibli are some of the best animated films ever created.  People brought up on Walt Disney, Max Fleischer, and Chuck Jones may not know his work; however Miyazaki is one of only two Japanese film directors who have received lifetime achievement awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (The other was the great director Akira Kurosawa).  Like his famous American counterparts, Miyazaki’s movies are primarily hand drawn cell animation.  His films have received over 78 Japanese, American, and other international cinema awards.  In 2002, American film critic Roger Ebert suggested that Miyazaki may be the best animation filmmaker in history, praising the depth and artistry of his films.  Walt Disney Studios has been distributing high quality English language editions of Miyazaki’s films to make them accessible to American Audiences.

Saturday, March 18, 2:00 pm, Howl’s Moving Castle
Sunday, March 19, 2:00 pm, My Neighbor Totoro
Monday, March 20, 6:00 pm, Castle in the Sky
Tuesday, March 21, 6:00 pm, Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind
Wednesday, March 22, 6:00 pm, Kiki’s Delivery Service
Thursday, March 23, 6:00 pm, Spirited Away

Other Teen Events:
Monday, March 13, 6:30 pm: Craft, Goldfish Crackers
Thursday, March 16, 6:00 pm: Teen Game Night

Friday, March 03, 2017

Community Expo Next Week!

Join us for the first of the 2017 Geek events: Community Expo #NWArocks. We want to continue to expand and show off the wonderful things that Rogers & Northwest Arkansas have to offer, by bringing together civic departments from the City of Rogers and additional regional organizations.

The Library will also be showcasing many of its resources. We are also going to have the Howling Moon werewolf game and the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society is going to come with their solar telescopes!

The Children's Library will have an engineering challenge, an art activity, Toddlers Play 2 Learn for ages 2-3 years(10:30-11:30), Good Crafternoon! for ages 5-12 years(2:00-3:00), & Face painting (noon-4:00)

 Other events:
 Monday, 6:30 pm: Teen Craft: Foam Clay
Thursday, 6:00 pm: Teen Movie: Call for Info

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lots happening this week!

Monday, 6:30 pm Craft: Mardi Gras Masks
Thursday, 6:00 pm Teen Movie
Saturday, 1:00 pm Teens Write!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NWA3D Tonight!

Join us tonight at 6:00 pm, NWA3D will have computers to design on, 3D pens to draw with, and 3D printers to print whatever you want. Stop by and create something awesome! Ages 13-18

Saturday, February 11, 2017

This Week

Monday, 6:30 pm: Crafty Teen Crew, Chocolate Heart Lollipops

  • Come and make a tasty treat to take home for that person you love. Even if it's just yourself!

Thursday, 6:00 pm: Teen Game Night

  • Games of the board and video game variety, come for Smash Bros, Settlers of Catan, and much more!
Also, check out our 6 word stories in the Teen Scene, make a story in just 6 words, then post them for all to see! Get creative! And check out the Teens Write! program next March 4th at 1 pm.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Teen Scene Writing and Events

Our Teens Write! program is back this Saturday, Februrary 4, at 1 pm in the Glotzbecker Conference room. Ages 13-18 can come and prove the pen is mightier than the sword with library assistant Wenday Neet! We accept all levels of teen writers, whether you are just starting out, or fancy yourself an expert, come share and learn together with us! Full list of Teen Programming this week:

Monday, 6:30 pm: Light Saber Pencil Craft
Thursday, 6:00 pm: Teen World of Warcraft Movie
Saturday, 1:00 pm: Teens Write!

Monday, January 23, 2017

This week

Check out this week's events at RPL Teen Scene:

Tonight at 6:30 pm our Teen Craft is Rice Crispies, come and make your own tasty food snacks! Then this Thursday at 6:00 pm in the Community Room it's Teen Karaoke Night! Have singing skills? Don't have any? Come either way! Ages 13-18 welcome.

And if you're interested in music, check out RPL's CD collection and Freegal Music, where you can get 5 free song downloads a week just for having a library card.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Teen Events and Library Closings

Sorry for the silence on the blog lately. We'll be closed this Sunday and Monday for Matin Luther King Jr Day but this Thursday at 6 pm is our Teen Movie: Remember the Titans. Check us out!