DOWLING PARK — The world’s largest timber frame structure, the Ark Encounter in Kentucky is an evangelical Christian theme park.
Don Mott will be sharing a 45-minute video describing the park and its exhibits in an Armchair Travels presentation at the Jo Kennon Public Library in Dowling Park on Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.
The Ark Encounter opened two years ago in Williamstown, Ken., and features a full-size representation of Noah’s Ark as described in Genesis. The ark is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high. It also contains three decks of world-class exhibits.
The park also includes a zoo and zip lines.
Ark Encounter is operated by Answers in Genesis, an organization that also operates Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ken.
The library, as well as all of the branches in the Suwannee River Regional Library System, will be closed Monday for Labor Day.
On Tuesday, the library’s September programs begin with the Crafting Club, which meets the first Tuesday of the month. The club will meet at 5:30 p.m. and those attending are encouraged to bring any crafts they are currently working on, including crochet, knitting or painting. People may also attend and pick up a new hobby with craft stamps and other card making supplies.
The library’s seed library reopens Thursday for fall and will feature a workshop on Fall Gardening Options from 10-11:30 a.m. Patrons may also check out new seeds from the seed library at this time. The seed library is also open Sept. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Eric Musgrove, the county historian, will also visit the library Thursday to give a presentation about the early 1900s in the area. Musgrove’s presentation will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the library meeting room.
On Sept. 13, the library’s Recipe Swap will take place from 1-2 p.m. with a focus on chicken dishes. Samples are welcome but not required. Those taking part, though, are asked to bring their favorite recipe and the library will make copies for others interested.
A rock painting party will be held Sept. 18 from 6-7 p.m. at the library, which provides all the supplies.
Professional artist Peg Harvard will be at the library Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. to discuss her career in the arts. While she mainly works with graphic design in product packaging, Harvard also enjoys photography, videography, colored pencils, architectural sketches and all kinds of painting. She is bringing photos and work examples to the library with her.
The library’s Book Club meets Sept. 28 from 10-11 a.m. to discuss “Wonder.” The No. 1 New York Times best seller has sold more than six million copies worldwide and sparked the Choose Kind movement. Copies will be available for checkout at the front desk after today.
The library also holds children’s programs weekly with Preschool story time on Wednesday’s from 10-11 a.m., a Lego Construction Zone from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday’s and movies from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursday’s and again from 1-3:30 p.m. on Saturday’s.