Check out all the fantastic 2018 Arkansas Literary Festival youth events! On Saturday, join us as Et Alia author Grace Vest speaks about Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories.
Check out all the fantastic 2018 Arkansas Literary Festival youth events! On Saturday, join us as Et Alia
Wickedly Good Free Book Fair
Follow the Yellow Brick Road through the Book Fair to find free books to continue your reading adventures at home.
Saturday - HRC - 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Pete the Cat-ographs
Capture the awe of meeting one of today’s most famous book characters when you have your picture taken with Pete the Cat. Whether you like Four Groovy Buttons or Rocking in My White Shoes, this is a cat-tastic experience! Photos will be printed at time of pictures.
Saturday - HRC - 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Kids and parents alike will enjoy this program of original and interactive children’s music.
Saturday - HRC - 9:30 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.
The Wizard’s Magical Creations
Enter the magical Emerald City and help create a life-sized rainbow to be on display at the library.
Saturday - HRC - 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
The Wonderful World of Reading
Explore the wonders of reading with storytime in both English and Spanish.
Saturday - HRC - 10:15 a.m.- 10:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Let the Children March
Author Monica Clark-Robinson and illustrator Frank Morrison share fun insights into their exceptional children’s book, Let the Children March.
Saturday - HRC - 10:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Find Your Own Toto
Visit the Humane Society of Pulaski County’s mobile adoption vehicle, and you might just find your very own Toto.
Saturday - HRC - 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
For all of the Hungry Tigers, enjoy a lunch provided by First Security Bank and the Central Arkansas Library System.
Saturday - HRC - 10:30 a.m.- Noon - 2:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Scales of Justice Puppet Storytime
Taylor Dugan’s Scales of Justice was written to educate children about the court system and the figures who play a role in that system. See how Atticus Fish and Parrot Fish Mason battle it out in the courtroom!
Saturday - HRC - 11:15 a.m.- Noon
Dorothy in Oz
Once upon a time, a simple young lady from the plain Kansas prairie was swept away on a whirlwind adventure into a land of awesome beauty, surprising creatures, and wonderful magic. In this live performance by the Arkansas Arts Center’s Tell-A-Tale Troupe, she’s going back to be a very special guest at the birthday party of Princess Ozma of Oz. The only question is: How will she get there this time? Cyclone? Sea voyage gone awry? Earthquake? An enchanted road? It seems all ways lead to Oz.
Saturday - HRC - Noon
Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My! Animal Yoga
Get ready to stretch, breathe, and roar during a yoga session that focuses on animal poses that get you in touch with your animal instincts.
Saturday - HRC - 1:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
“There’s No Place Like Home” STEM Session
See the wonderment of The Wizard of Oz through the lens of science with UA Little Rock.
Saturday - HRC - 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Grace Vest will speak about Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories, and a representative from the Humane Society of Pulaski County will also be present to answer questions about dog adoptions. Saturday - HRC - 1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
The Festival is pleased to partner with the Junior League of Little Rock for the Saturday, April 28, events at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Reading
Little Readers Rock is a Junior League of Little Rock campaign aimed at improving the proficiency of young readers in our community. The ratio of books to children in targeted low-income households in Arkansas is one book per 300 children. This campaign strives to create excitement for reading early on by getting books into the hands and homes of children. Little Readers Rock is committed to helping children experience all the places reading can take them.