Upcoming programs at the Faulkner County Library include a photography contest, blind dates with books and Easter-themed children’s events for this week.


The library is calling for submissions to the Come to the Table Photography Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Faulkner County Library and Arkansas Heritage Month.

The theme Come to the Table celebrates the flavors of Arkansas.

The photography will be exhibited May 17 at the library from 5-8 p.m. during the Backyard Gourmet festival.

To be part of the contest, be in grades four through 12, and enter an image of "local food in regards to planting, preparation or serving."

Exhibitors intending to be part of the display should send a note to Nancy Allen at Nancy@fcl.org by Friday.

One class is for elementary students in grades 4-6, a second will be fore middle-schoolers in grades 7-9, and the top group will be senior students in grades 10-12.

If warranted by the quantity and quality of entries, the classes may be adjusted.

Exhibitors must send entries to Nancy@fcl.org no later than May 2 at 5 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 501-327-7482.

Blind date

In celebrating National Library Month, the library has organized blind dating with books.

Celebrate the love of books by checking out a wrapped book in the genre of your choice, and "see if you fall in love."


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday story times at 10 a.m. and craft time at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. will center around the Easter holiday.

Board game night for kids is planned for Thursday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Additionally, the library is offering free Spanish classes for adults ages 16 and up Saturday and again May 3, 17, 24, and June 7 and 21.

Pre-register before joining the classes.

Also at the library

On the upcoming calendar at the Faulkner County Library in Conway:

Service Fair for those looking for a place to volunteer or a for those looking for help, Saturday 1-4 p.m.

Confucius Institute class on Chinese culture: Calligraphy, Saturday, call 501-327-7482 to register and hear time

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, April 26 10 a.m. to noon

Turjemia, spoken word artist, novelist and blogger on subject of living with abuse and courage to overcome, April 26 2 p.m.

Weekly calendar

American Sign Language classes, Mondays 5:30 p.m.

Tai Chi classes, Mondays 7 p.m.

Yarn-a-holics, Tuesdays 5:30-7 p.m.

Evening Yoga, Tuesdays 7 p.m.

Bridge Club, Thursdays 1 p.m.

Conway Creative Writers, Fridays 2-4 p.m.

Pickin’ Porch Saturdays, Saturdays 9:30 a.m.

(Staff writer Courtney Spradlin can be reached by email at courtney.spradlin@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236, or on Twitter @Courtneyism. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)