Fall programming at the library

Flagg-Rochelle Public Library Director Sarah Flanagan

Fall is coming and the temperatures are starting to get cooler.  We are starting our fall programming this month at the library. Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date program information. Here are a few of our upcoming programs. 

Our Story Time program is for ages 0-7 years old and a caregiver. They are at 10:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. The next date is on Sept. 27. 

Books With Friends for ages 8-13 discusses all types of books from graphic novels to poetry.  They also participate in fun activities.  The next date for this group is on Sept. 26 at 4 p.m.

Library Lego Club is the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to this program. We create Lego creations, have fun and eat snacks.

Family Game Night will be on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5-7 p.m. Come and enjoy board games and snacks.

We are having some Master Gardener workshops to focus on fall gardening. Be sure to check our Facebook page and the website for more information.

When you drive by the Library have you ever stopped to look at the windows?  The original 1912 building has decorative glass windows, which form almost a continuous band around the room.  In 1989, when the library addition was added they had to remove eight of those windows to add on the addition. Those windows were kept safe and were supposed to be added to the addition.  I am happy to say that just last week those windows were put into the addition adding the old to the new.  Come in and take a look!

Come to the front room of the library and see our Constitution Week Display. As part of the Rochelle Chapter NSDAR, we annually celebrate this important week in our nation’s history. Rochelle’s Mayor Bearrows signed the Constitution Week Proclamation on Sept. 11. It is on display at the library. This year marks the 236th anniversary.

 “Constitution Week is the commemoration of America's most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23. The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights.

This celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The DAR has also erected a structure that is built in tribute to the Constitution of the United States. DAR Constitution Hall, which is a performing arts center, opened in 1929.” (https://www.dar.org/national-society/education/constitution-week)

Banned Books week is Oct. 1-7. Come join the banned! Check out a banned book and look at our display. Come to the Library!  We have many exciting programs and displays for you to see.  Come in and visit us.  Remember….don’t forget your library card!  See you soon.

Sarah Flanagan is the library director of the Flagg Rochelle Public Library District.