Get your fall storytime fix this week. The 3-5 year olds meet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in October and feature stories, finger plays, music and films. The 18 months-2-year-olds meet at 10 a.m. Thursdays and feature nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and bubbles.
Teens are having a Space Party on Thursday afternoon for Teen Read Week. The program begins at 4 p.m.
At the Bartow Public Library, the Princeton Review is offering students a free practice ACT test from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 with a Strategy Session from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 12. Students can register online at www.Princetonreview.com/events, by phone at 800-273-8439, or complete a registration form at the Library. In addition to these events, the Princeton Review is offering a free seminar on college admission and financial aid from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Bartow Public Library.
At 10:30 a.m. next Saturday, come see Shelby, a Great Dane, of Therapy Dogs, International. Read aloud to her and receive a free book. Shelby will be in the Children’s Department the third Saturday of every month.
Fans of Florida history or of the novel “A Land Remembered,” take note. Here is your opportunity to get to know the author and his work as Smith’s son, Rick, takes the stage to delight audiences with a multimedia show about his father and the extraordinary experiences he had which were necessary for him to write with such authority of Florida pioneers, the Seminoles, migrant workers, “river rats” of Mississippi, the social injustices of the South and the challenges of the present. Patrick Smith makes video appearances throughout the program to entertain and enlighten the audience about his extraordinary life as a writer and his thoughts about Florida. This program will take place at 3 p.m. Oct. 25. There is no charge for admittance but we do ask you call to reserve a seat.
In October and November, the Bartow Art Guild will have their Cornucopia Art display in the Gallery. From 3-5 p.m. Oct. 26 is the reception. For times the Gallery will be open, please call.