Thursday, May 12, 2016

Are you a Maker?

Are you a Maker?

Artist? Woodworker? Sculptor? Metal worker? Musician?  Quilter? Sewist? Do you tinker? 3D print? Build Arduino systems? Raspberry Pi? Chain mail? Are you a blacksmith? Woodburner? Painter? Draftsman? Woodturner? Performance artist? 

We want you!

Rogers Public Library is hosting the 2nd Annual Create-it Con on Saturday, July 16 from 10am to 5pm, and we need Makers to show the world what they do! If you make to sell, vendor spaces are available.
The mission of Create-it Con is for the attendees to take something from the Maker community home with them. It could be an experience, an educational item or a small, tangible item. The goal is to provide a lasting impression to people of every generation.

Click the link above or right here to fill in our Maker applicant form.  Once submitted, or leadership team will direct you to the individual representatives who'll work with you to make sure your needs are taken care of.

If you've got any questions, feel free to hit us up on the Create-it Con Facebook.

Thanks for joining us and Happy Making!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Call for Makers is OPEN!!!

The Create-it-Con Call for Makers is now open.

You can find and complete the Call for Makers application form at

Priority will be given based on the order in which the applications are received.

We can wait to see what you make!

Monday, May 2, 2016

2nd annual Create-it-con coming July 16, 2016

We are excited to announce that our second annual Create-it-con will be on July 16 at the Rogers Public Library.  This will be our biggest event to date!

Our call for makers will open on May 6.
What are you going to make?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Guest Author – Lori Ericson

Lori Ericson will be joining us for Create-it Con on Saturday, July 11th. Come meet her and ask her questions during our author panel.
Lori Ericson is a former newspaper reporter from the northwest Arkansas area with multiple awards from the Associated Press Managing Editors Association of Arkansas, Arkansas Press Association, Arkansas Press Women, and the National Federation of Press Women. Her mystery novel, Arkansas 309, was the first-place winner in the unpublished novel contest sponsored by High Hill Press at the October 2010 conference of Ozark Creative Writers. She has published several short stories and has released her first novel, A Lovely County.

Guest Author - Patricia Roberts

Patricia Roberts will be at Create-it Con on July 11th. Come meet her and ask her question during our author panel.
Patricia Roberts has written two Christian Romance books. She resides in Rogers Arkansas with her husband and two sons. 
LOVE RETURNS by Patricia Roberts
Emma Stanley and Mason Roberts are both widowed. Emma has lived in Paris, Arkansas her whole life and has a little girl. Mason Roberts moves into town and is very angry. He lost his wife in a tragic way and doesn't want to love again. That all changes when he meets Emma's daughter Abby. He slowly learns to start living again. Can this mother and daughter change Mason's heart and get him to love again?
2990 CALICO MOUNTAIN ROAD by Patricia Roberts

In a day like ours when marriages end all too quickly, this story is about my Grandparents William and Betty Sidwell. Betty was a young woman who lived in the city and William was a farmer in the country. This tells a loosely based version of their life and the struggles they faced together for over 50 years of marriage.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Friendly Bookstore

The Friendly Bookstore will be with us all day Saturday, July 11th. They have a fabulous array of comic books for sale. Rumor has it there are a number of collector quality ones in mint condition! 

The Friendly Bookstore in downtown Rogers is operated by the Friends of the Rogers Public Library. Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the Bookstore is operated solely by volunteers. All proceeds supplement the Rogers Public Library budget to broaden services provided to the community.

Free Geek Arkansas

Free Geek Arkansas will be at Create-it Con on July 11th. They will accept donations of unwanted technology. Free Geek Arkansas will complete a hands on rebuild of a computer tower, which will be given away at the end of the day.

Free Geek Arkansas has been operating since 2007, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and provides a place for individuals to use the internet, learn about technology, and donate used computer equipment for free. The equipment that is donated is reused, refurbished, upcycled, or recycled.