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Author Talk: Jay Ruud

"Treasure of Sherwood" A Robin Hood Mystery

2024-06-23 14:00:00 2024-06-23 15:30:00 America/Chicago Author Talk: Jay Ruud Dr. Jay Ruud is back with the third book in his Robin Hood Mysteries, Treasure of Sherwood! Faulkner County Library - Stage

Sunday, June 23
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-23 14:00:00 2024-06-23 15:30:00 America/Chicago Author Talk: Jay Ruud Dr. Jay Ruud is back with the third book in his Robin Hood Mysteries, Treasure of Sherwood! Faulkner County Library - Stage

Dr. Jay Ruud is back with the third book in his Robin Hood Mysteries, Treasure of Sherwood!

Join us for an afternoon of mystery with Robin Hood in the Sherwood Forest on Sunday, June 23rd. Doors will open at 2:00 pm and Dr. Ruud will delight us with a selection of readings at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

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This event is free and open to the public. Intended for ages 16 and up.

Description of Treasure of Sherwood:

When Lord Randal dies of poison after dining at Robin Hood’s outlaw camp, the Sheriff of Nottingham arrests Robin for the murder. As Alan a Dale seeks to prove someone else committed the crime, Countess Lydia tries to force the Sheriff and Guy of Gisbourne to give Robin a public trial. But was Randal killed because of a lovers’ quarrel—or because of a secret hidden treasure? And can Robin trust the enigmatic Friar Bungay, who visits him in Gisbourne’s dungeon and promises to help him? And finally, can Maid Marion and the Countess bring word back from the new king that will stay Robin’s execution and squelch Gisbourne’s power? Everything may hinge on finding Randal’s missing servant, who hasn’t been seen since the murder.

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About the author:

Jay Ruud is the author of a new series of mystery novels revolving around the legend Robin Hood. He has also previously written a six-volume mystery series set in the court of King Arthur, featuring the venerable court spellbinder Merlin and his young assistant, the page Gildas, who investigate the crimes.

Following the success of the first novel in the Robin Hood series, Sleuth of Sherwood, the second novel, Ghoul of Sherwood was released in December 2022, and has since been named a finalist in the Eric Hoffer Award competition. Both novels can be ordered on either Amazon or Barnes and Noble. A third book in the Robin Hood series, Treasure of Sherwood, is due out later in 2023.

Jay Ruud has also authored four previous books of literary criticism and scholarship (one on Chaucer, one on Dante, one on Tolkien, and an encyclopedia of medieval literature), in addition to several dozen articles on topics like Arthurian literature, Tolkien, Chaucer, the mystic Julian of Norwich, and medieval drama.

Drama is one of Jay’s special interests, and as an avid amateur Thespian he has played various parts over the years in regional and community theater productions of Shakespeare (recently, e.g., Brabantio in Othello), musicals (most recently the Narrator and Mysterious Man in Into the Woods), and more modern “straight” plays. A few years ago he played Lady Bracknell in a production of The Importance of Being Earnest, where he had the interesting experience of playing his own daughter’s mother. Fortunately she is past the age when this could mess her up for life.

He does have two spectacular children, an awesome wife, four loving dogs, and four astounding grandchildren, including a set of twin boys.

In real life, he is recently retired from his position as Professor and Chair of the English department at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, where he taught for thirteen years, prior to which he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He has a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is a long-suffering and finally redeemed Chicago Cubs fan, and believes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

For more information about the author and his works: http://jayruud.com/

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | Author Talk |

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Faulkner County Library

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Mon, Jun 24 9:00AM to 7:00PM
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Wed, Jun 26 9:00AM to 7:00PM
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Fri, Jun 28 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Sat, Jun 29 9:00AM to 5:00PM
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Upcoming Events

Mon, Jun 24, 9:30am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mayflower Public Library

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1
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Mon, Jun 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Mon, Jun 24, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Mon, Jun 24, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Mon, Jun 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage
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Mon, Jun 24, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage
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Mon, Jun 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Tue, Jun 25, 9:00am - 11:00am
Garden

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Garden

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Tue, Jun 25, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Tue, Jun 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mayflower Public Library

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Tue, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Tue, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Story Room,Children's Room

Tue, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Garden

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

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Faulkner County Library - Stage

Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Van Buren County Library
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Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Damascus Public Library

Wed, Jun 26, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Children's Room

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Wed, Jun 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Thu, Jun 27, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Thu, Jun 27, 9:00am - 11:00am
Garden

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Garden

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Mayflower Public Library

Thu, Jun 27, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Thu, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Thu, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1
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Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Garden

Thu, Jun 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Faulkner County Library

Thu, Jun 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Fri, Jun 28, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Fri, Jun 28, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Van Buren County Library
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Fri, Jun 28, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Seminar Room

Fri, Jun 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Fri, Jun 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Sat, Jun 29, 9:00am - 11:00am
Garden

Sat, Jun 29, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Mon, Jul 01, 9:30am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Mon, Jul 01, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Mon, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mayflower Public Library

Mon, Jul 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Mon, Jul 01, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Mon, Jul 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage
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Mon, Jul 01, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage
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Mon, Jul 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Garden

Tue, Jul 02, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mayflower Public Library

Tue, Jul 02, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Tue, Jul 02, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Story Room,Children's Room

Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Seminar Room

Wed, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Wed, Jul 03, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Wed, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Damascus Public Library

Wed, Jul 03, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Children's Room

Wed, Jul 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Fri, Jul 05, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Seminar Room

Fri, Jul 05, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Conway Art Walk - downtown Conway - Chestnut Street

Sat, Jul 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Mon, Jul 08, 9:30am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 11:45am
Faulkner County Library - Children's Room,Story Room

Mon, Jul 08, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
West Parking Lot (Meeting Room Side)
Register

Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mayflower Public Library

Mon, Jul 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Mon, Jul 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage
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Mon, Jul 08, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage
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Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Mon, Jul 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Garden

Tue, Jul 09, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Tue, Jul 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Tue, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mayflower Public Library

Tue, Jul 09, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Tue, Jul 09, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Story Room,Children's Room

Tue, Jul 09, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

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Tue, Jul 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Faulkner County Library

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Lobby

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Wed, Jul 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Wed, Jul 10, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Wed, Jul 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Damascus Public Library

Wed, Jul 10, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Children's Room

Wed, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Wed, Jul 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Garden

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Mayflower Public Library

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Thu, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Thu, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1
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Thu, Jul 11, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

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Faulkner County Library

Thu, Jul 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Fri, Jul 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Lobby

Fri, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Fri, Jul 12, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Seminar Room

Fri, Jul 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Children's Room,Garden,Story Room
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Sat, Jul 13, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Sat, Jul 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1
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Mon, Jul 15, 9:30am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Mon, Jul 15, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Mon, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mayflower Public Library

Mon, Jul 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Mon, Jul 15, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Mon, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Garden

Tue, Jul 16, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Tue, Jul 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Tue, Jul 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Tue, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mayflower Public Library

Tue, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Tue, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Story Room,Children's Room

Wed, Jul 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Wed, Jul 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Wed, Jul 17, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Wed, Jul 17, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Wed, Jul 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mayflower Public Library

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Damascus Public Library

Wed, Jul 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Children's Room

Wed, Jul 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Thu, Jul 18, 9:00am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Lobby

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Mayflower Public Library

Thu, Jul 18, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Thu, Jul 18, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Thu, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1
Register

Thu, Jul 18, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Thu, Jul 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Faulkner County Library

Thu, Jul 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Thu, Jul 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Fri, Jul 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Fri, Jul 19, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Seminar Room

Fri, Jul 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mayflower Public Library

Sat, Jul 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage,Garden

Sat, Jul 20, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Sat, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Mon, Jul 22, 9:30am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Mon, Jul 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Mon, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mayflower Public Library

Mon, Jul 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Mon, Jul 22, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Mon, Jul 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage
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Mon, Jul 22, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage
This event is full

Mon, Jul 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Garden

Tue, Jul 23, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Tue, Jul 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mayflower Public Library

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Story Room,Children's Room

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Faulkner County Library - Story Room

Wed, Jul 24, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Stage

Wed, Jul 24, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2

Wed, Jul 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Damascus Public Library

Wed, Jul 24, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Children's Room

Wed, Jul 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 1

Wed, Jul 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Faulkner County Library - Program Space 2