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Travel With the Friends of Rowan Public Library

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.  Learn more about this exciting trip here.

Canadian Rockies: April 21-29, 2016

Enjoy a nine day European tour of British Columbia, Vancouver, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary, and more.  Learn more about this exciting trip here.

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 story times and other special programs for children here.

 
Name of Event:  Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Time and Date: Tues., September 1st, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Email address:  Jennifer.Nicholson@rowancountync.gov
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 meets once a month at each library location from 4:30-5:30 P.M.
 
Name of Event:  Anime Club (for teens)
Time and Date:  Tues., September 8th, 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Email address:  Jennifer.Nicholson@rowancountync.gov
Description:  Celebrate and learn about all things Anime.  Programs are the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4:30-5:30 P.M. at RPL Headquarters.  This month’s theme is TBD.
 
Name of Event:  Computer Basics Class
Time and Date:  Tues., September 8th, 7:00  – 8:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8242
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.
 
Name of Event:  Explorer Club
Time and Date: Sat., September 12th, 11:00 am
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8234
Description:  Explorer Club is back with a whole new set of challenges.  Investigate different genre through fun activities based upon books from throughout our collection.  Programs are for children in 2nd-5th grade, begin at 11:00 A.M. and last 1 hour.  This month’s theme will be “Fingers, Forks, and Chopsticks: Eating our way around the world”.  Ever wondered why we eat what we eat? Join our Explorer Club as we share recipes, answer questions and taste test specialty cuisines.  Bring your favorite ethnic recipe, curiosity, an appetite & naturally, your library card!  Attend Explorer Club this school year and receive your own PASSPORT to READING!  With each club meeting you attend, receive a stamp for your passport.  Children receiving 3 stamps by May 2016 will receive a free book.  Children attending 6 club meetings will receive a special prize!
 
Name of Event:  Lego Saturdays
Time and Date: Sat., September 12th, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8234
Description:  Legos have long been one of the top children’s toys for developing creativity, imagination, systematic reasoning and problem solving skills.  The library’s Lego collection will be available for children’s free play.  Come join us and Play Well!
 
Name of Event:  Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Time and Date: Mon. September 14th, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: RPL East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Phone #:  704-216-7842
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 meets once a month at each library location from 4:30-5:30 P.M.
 
Name of Event:  Stories by the Millstream Family Concert featuring Storyteller Tom Lee
Time and Date:  Thurs., September 17th, 7:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  Join us for a special storytelling concert featuring Tom Lee.
 
Name of Event:  Lego Saturdays
Time and Date: Sat., September 19th, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Location: RPL East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Phone #:  704-216-7842
Description:  Legos have long been one of the top children’s toys for developing creativity, imagination, systematic reasoning and problem solving skills.  The library’s Lego collection will be available for children’s free play.  Come join us and Play Well!
 
Name of Event:  Life-Size Clue
Time and Date: Tues., September 22nd, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Description:  Free and open to middle- and high school teens.  Some books are missing, and it is up to you to find out who took them and where they are hidden.  Can you solve the mystery?
 
Name of Event:  Life-Size Clue
Time and Date: Tues., September 22nd, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  Free and open to middle- and high school teens.  Some books are missing, and it is up to you to find out who took them and where they are hidden.  Can you solve the mystery?
 
Name of Event:  Getting to Know Your iPad Class
Time and Date:  Tues., September 22nd, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8242
Description:  Become a confident iPad user in this free class.  We’ll discuss components, navigation, and the use of apps.  Requirements:
•    Pre-registration
•    Bring your own iPad
•    iPad needs to be charged and have an updated iOS (operating system)
•    Bring a current, valid Apple ID.  Free and easy sign-up at:  https://appleid.apple.com/
Space is limited, so call Paul Birkhead at 704-216-8242 to reserve your spot today!
 
Name of Event:  Computer Basics Class
Time and Date:  Thurs., September 24th, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8242
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.
 
Name of Event:  Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Time and Date: Thurs., September 24th, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
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 meets once a month at each library location from 4:30-5:30 P.M.
 
Name of Event:  Lego Saturdays
Time and Date: Sat., September 26th, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7842
Description:  Legos have long been one of the top children’s toys for developing creativity, imagination, systematic reasoning and problem solving skills.  The library’s Lego collection will be available for children’s free play.  Come join us and Play Well!
 
Name of Event:  Adventure Club
Time and Date: Sat., September 26th, 11:00 am
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8234
Description:  Join Robert and Johnathan for another round of adventurous hands-on science based activities and projects.  Programs start at 11:00 A.M. and last one hour.  This month’s theme is: “Back to School Apple Prints”.
 
Name of Event:  Life-Size Clue
Time and Date: Mon., September 28th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: RPL East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Phone #:  704-216-7842
Description:  Free and open to middle- and high school teens.  Some books are missing, and it is up to you to find out who took them and where they are hidden.  Can you solve the mystery?
 
Name of Event:  Book Bites Book Club
Time and Date: Tues., September 29th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7841
Description:  Free and open to the public.  Do you enjoy good books, fun fellowship, and tasty food?  If so, join us for this free book club where we discuss a different book each month and serve refreshments loosely related to the theme.  This month’s book choice is Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes.  Need a copy?  Call 704-216-7841.
 
Name of Event:  Michael Reno Harrell in Concert
Time and Date: Tues., September 29th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8240
Description:  Join us for a special musical/ storytelling concert featuring Michael Reno Harrell. Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer.   His recordings have continued to garner awards in Country, Americana, and Folk circles.  Find more information about Michael Reno Harrell and his work at http://www.michaelreno.com/index.php.  Admission is free, and all are welcome.  Program starts at 7 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm.  Show sponsored by Friends of Rowan Public Library.
 
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