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