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Entertaining through literature: Library offering wide array of activities in March
Rowlett Public Library mascot Dewey Duck will be on hand at Springfest on March 23 to take photos with the children. - Photo courtesy of the Rowlett Public Library
The Rowlett Public Library will begin its lineup of special March activities by showing the movie, "Hop," at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. The library will serve popcorn for those in attendance.
Following the movie, the library has an event scheduled at 2 p.m. Author Cordell Adams, M.D., will be acting out excerpts from his book, "Light Bread." The book is loosely based on his own grandmother, who was in everybody's business in a small Texas town. Adams presents a southern slice of life from the 1960s and will remind the audience of times gone by.
"He is hilarious and we are really excited to have him," said Kathy Lane, library events coordinator.
On Saturday, March 9, the library will have a craft time from 10:30 to 11: 30 a.m., during which participants can make a basket and decorate eggs. At 2 p.m. the library will host "A Day at the Farm" with Rolanda Brigham. The program will feature music and a take-home craft for the children.
The library has a full week of special programs planned for spring break week, March 11 to 16.
"We tried to make all the Spring Break activities fun, entertaining and educational," Lane said. "The activities give them a chance to meet with their friends and maybe make some new ones. They will also get to see all the new things we have to check out at the library."
The fun starts at 2 p.m. on March 11 when the children have the opportunity to build robots out of Legos. The library will provide the Legos.
Beginning at 2 p.m. on March 12, the library hosts an American Girl Doll Party.
"They can bring their dolls and make crafts for them," Lane said.
At 2 p.m. on March 13, the library presents another Lego building opportunity, and at 2 p.m. on March 14, the library offers children ages 5 to 18 the opportunity to play Angry Birds in REAL-D.
From 2 to 4 p.m. on March 15, the library offers a "Little House on the Prairie" program.
"The program will give the children a chance to learn about pioneers," Lane said.
The children will also make a pioneer wagon from a shoebox during the program.
The spring break programming concludes at 10:30 a.m. on March 16 with "Rock Your Shamrocks." The program will educate the children on Irish culture.
"March is always green because of the celebration of St. Patrick's Day. This gives us a chance to educate the children about Irish culture and dancing," Lane said.
The library will also host its annual Springfest in conjunction with the city's annual egg hunt on March 23. Springfest will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a ventriloquist on hand to share stories until 1 p.m. Dewey Duck will also be in attendance for photo opportunities.
"She will present a different story every half hour," Lane said.
For information on the library, visit www.rowlett.com.
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