Special events planned at Faulkner County Library

The Faulkner County Library has several special events planned in the weeks ahead.

Master Naturalist Nancy Deckard will present a program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.

She will describe the process of becoming an Arkansas Master Naturalist and some of their key projects. She will also address “Beginning birding.”

Deckard and her husband moved to Arkansas from Texas and soon fell in love with the area.  They quickly became involved with the Arkansas Master Naturalist program. Deckard is the communications director for the Central Arkansas chapter.

Ukulele Bill, aka Dr. William Higgs, D.D.S., will present a program at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.

He brings a delightful program of song, laughter and history for the whole family. Follow the story of the ukulele through the years and enter to win one of three new ukuleles from Jack’s Music.

Individuals are invited to bring their own ukulele and join in on “Sloop John B.” Ukulele Bill plays several stringed instruments and builds his own ukuleles.

In addition to his career as a dentist, he has played bluegrass from Memphis to the “Toad Suck Symphony.”

The group named “It’s About Time” will perform at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Faulkner County Library.

The band will fit right in to the library’s line up, with Michael Sutterfield on guitar and lead vocals. The band boasts two percussionists who play African Djembe hand drums and the Native American flute.

The group is about to release its first album.

All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 501.327.7482 or email [email protected].