First Regional Library announces April events

Here are some upcoming programs at DeSoto County branches of First Regional Library:


  • Sunday, March 31 to April 8: Friends of the Olive Branch Public Library Book Sale. Huge selection at great prices! All proceeds benefit the library. For more information, please call 662-895-5900.
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023 * 10:00 a.m: Butterflies & Pollinators with the DeSoto County Master Gardeners. Space is limited. Please call 662-895-5900 to register.


  • Saturday, April 1, 2023 * 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Friends of the Horn Lake Public Library Sidewalk Sale. New and gently used home decor, furniture, books, toys, clothes, and more. All proceeds benefit the library. Please call 662-363-5654 for more info.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023 * 4 p.m: Voice-Over Artist Workshop for Teens. Learn about this exciting career option to work on animated movies, commercials, and more. Please call 662-393-5654 to register.


  • Thursday, April 6, 2023 * 11 a.m.: Backyard Flocks with DeSoto County Extension Service. Learn how to begin and maintain backyard flocks. For more info, call 662-781-3664.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023 * 4:30 p.m.: Teen Craft: Bring a t-shirt and turn it into a cool bag! For more info, call 662-781-3664.


  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023 * 10 a.m.: DeSoto County Master Gardeners: It’s All About the Butterfly: Space is limited. Please call 662-429-4439 to register.
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023 * 4 p.m.: Teen Craft: Make a fun bearded lizard keychain. For more info please call 662-429-4439.


  • Friday, April 7, 2023: 2 p.m. Egg hunt for kids ages 0-11. Please call 662-342-0102 for more info.
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023 * 10 a.m.: Fairy Gardens with DeSoto County Master gardeners. Space is limited. Please call 662-342-0102 to register.
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023 * 6 p.m.: An Evening with Tara Stringfellow, best-selling author of Memphis. Books will be for sale and signing. For more info, please call 662-342-0102.
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023 * 2 p.m.: Children’s Publishing Workshop: Get advice and inspiration from published authors on how to start your journey to be a writer of books for children. For more info, please call 662-342-0102.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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