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Travel With the Friends of Rowan Public Library

Discover Tuscany April 9-18, 2015

Enjoy this ten day adventure with trips to Rome, Assisi, Basilica of St. Francis, Montecanti Terme, Siena, San Gimignano, a Winery Tour, Florence, and a Tuscan Feast.

Trains, Wineries, & Treasures of Northern CA May 24-June 1, 2015

Explore Northern California on this nine day adventure featuring trips to San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Sonoma Wine Country, and the Napa Valley Wine Train.

Discover Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria August 26-September 4, 2015

Enjoy a ten day European tour of Bern, Chateau de Chillon, the Austrian Alps, Salzburg, and many more beautiful historical sites.

 

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta October 6-11, 2015

You will quickly discover why Albuquerque is known as the "land of enchantment" on this six day getaway.  Trip highlights include the Balloon Fiesta, Turquoise Trail, and Santa Fe School of Cooking.

For more information about any of these trips, call Melody Moxley at 704-216-8230.

The following is a listing of events for teens and adults and is updated regularly.  View a list of storytimes and other special programs for children here.

Name of Event: International Games Day
Time and Date: Sat., November 15th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Audience:  Children / Teens (middle and high school) / Family
Description:  Celebrate International Games Day with fun and games for the whole family.  Local Girl Scout Troops will team up with library staff to provide a variety of games from which to choose.  Co-sponsored by area Rowan County Girl Scout troops and Rowan Public Library.  Call 704-216-8232 for more information.

Name of Event: Teen Program
Time and Date: Mon., November 17th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Audience:  Teens (middle and high school)
Description: All middle and high school teens are invited to join us for a free night of fun.  This month’s theme is Message Me! Communication has changed dramatically over the years.  Utilize your knowledge of how sending messages has changed over the centuries on a library scavenger hunt. Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Call 704-216-7842 for more information.

Name of Event: Teen Program
Time and Date: Tues., November 18th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Audience:  Teens (middle and high school)
Description: All middle and high school teens are invited to join us for a free night of fun.  This month’s theme is Message Me! Communication has changed dramatically over the years.  Utilize your knowledge of how sending messages has changed over the centuries on a library scavenger hunt. Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Call 704-216-7728 for more information.

Name of Event: Teen Program
Time and Date: Tues., November 18th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Audience:  Teens (middle and high school)
Description: All middle and high school teens are invited to join us for a free night of fun.  This month’s theme is Message Me! Communication has changed dramatically over the years.  Utilize your knowledge of how sending messages has changed over the centuries on a library scavenger hunt. Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Call 704-216-8245 for more information.

Name of Event: Book Bites Book Club
Time and Date: Tues., November 18th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Audience:  Adults
Description: We’ll be discussing Guests on Earth by Lee Smith, the fictional story of Evalina Toussaint and her experiences in Highland Hospital, where she meets Zelda Fitzgerald and other notable patients.  New members are always welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-7841 for more information.

Name of Event: Computer Basics Class
Time and Date: Thurs., November 20th, 9:30-11:00 am
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Audience:  Adults
Description: If you’re new to computers – or if you’ve just never felt comfortable with them – this is the class for you.  We’ll go over the very basics of computers – from discussing computer components to how programs are opened and closed.  We may even get some practice clicking the mouse.  Call 704-216-8242 for more information.  Need something a little more advanced?  We also offer access to more than 300 online instructor-led courses covering anything from beginning guitar to Microsoft Word.  Visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click on “Online Tools” to get started with Gale Courses today!

Name of Event: Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Time and Date: Thurs., November 20th, 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Audience:  Teens (middle and high school)
Description: Teens that join this board provide input on the library’s teen programming and book selection and discuss current events and issues of interest to teens in Rowan County.  TAB meetings are held once a month at each library location from 4:30-5:30 pm.  Interested in joining?  Contact your local library to find out how you can get involved!

Name of Event: Adventure Club
Time and Date: Sat., November 22nd, 11:00-12:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Audience:  Children
Description: Adventurous hands-on science based activities and projects for all ages.  This month’s theme is Pirate ships and Pirate Maps.  Call 704-216-8234 for more details.

 

Name of Event:  Holiday Pajama Express
Time and Date: Tues., December 2nd, 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Audience:  Children
Description:  Hop on board for an evening of holiday fun, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Don’t forget to wear your favorite holiday pajamas!  Call 704-216-7729 for more details.

Name of Event: Holiday Stories with the Elves from the East
Time and Date: Sat., December 6th, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Audience:  Children
Description:  Join Santa’s helpers for Christmas stories and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Complete your holiday cheer with refreshments, crafts and music. Sure to put you in the holiday spirit!  Call 704-216-7842 for more details.

Name of Event: RoBoJo Holiday Show
Time and Date: Sat., December 6th, 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Audience:  Children
Description:  RoBoJo Theatre Troupe returns for the 15th annual presentation of their Holiday Theater. A fun crew of talented local actors will join RPL's Children's Staff to perform an hour-long variety show of skits, songs, readers’ theater, and audience participation.  Call 704-216-8234 for more details.

Name of Event: Nutcracker Ballet Selections with the Salisbury Symphony
Time and Date: Tues., December 9th, 6:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Audience:  Children / Families
Description:  A classic holiday program for all ages.  Enjoy dance selections from Piedmont Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker Ballet performed to live music by members of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra.  Call 704-216-8234 for more details.

Name of Event: Book Bites Book Club
Time and Date: Tues., December 16th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Audience:  Adults
Description: We’ll be discussing A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg.  New members are always welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-7841 for more information.
 
Name of Event: Christmas Tea Party
Time and Date: Wed., December 17th, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Audience:  Children
Description:  It wouldn't be December without a visit from jolly Old Saint Nick. Join the party and enjoy this special Christmas storytime.

  
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