Share This Article
Prepare to embark on a unique sensory journey at the Baxter County Library for “Dessert in the Dark” on Monday, November 13, 5:00pm. This event is a true feast for the senses, where you’ll explore your sense of taste and smell by limiting your sense of sight. Participants will be blindfolded in a darkened room while indulging in delicious desserts provided by local favorites, including Bookworms Cafe, Petite Patisserie, and Rapp’s Barren Brewing Co. It’s an opportunity to challenge your palate and enjoy culinary delights in a whole new way. Tickets for this are available for $10 each and can be purchased at the Circulation Desk until supplies last. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind adventure!
Brian Thompson, an Arkansas author, will be visiting the Library on Tuesday, November 14, 10:30am, as he shares his incredible journey and book, Blind Man Walking. This compelling story follows two old college buddies who contemplate hiking the Appalachian Trail. The twist? One of them is severely vision impaired, raising questions about his ability to navigate the rugged trail. It’s a tale of adventure, determination, and the power of the human spirit as they explore America’s greatest footpath, encountering people, places, and history along the way.
The “Child In a Strange Country” Exhibit, currently on display at the Library, is a remarkable journey through the history of education for the blind and visually impaired, with a special focus on the life and legacy of Helen Keller. This exhibit will be leaving the Library on November 25, 2023.
The community is invited to join in at the Library for a memorable Family Fun Day on Saturday, November 18, starting at 10:00am. This event promises a day of exploration and education for all ages. Take this opportunity to learn about Helen Keller and the history of education for the blind and visually impaired. Engage with hands-on materials used in education, make a braille bookmark, and discover how we can overcome communication barriers. Experience the world through your senses as you rely on your sense of smell and touch to guess what’s in the mystery box, attempt to make a bracelet blindfolded, and investigate various scents in a bottle. It’s a day of learning, fun, and multisensory experiences for the whole family.
If you’re interested in scheduling a tour of this exhibit for your school or organization before it leaves, please contact Vincent Anderson at [email protected]. The exhibit is open to the public during regular Library hours.
For more information and program updates, please visit www.BaxLib.org.