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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 10-May 18, 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.  Learn more about this exciting trip here.

 

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.

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:  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
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.  Call 704-216-8234 for more details.

Name of Event: Holiday Hangout
Time and Date: Tues., December 16th, 5:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Audience:  Teens
Description:  Middle and high school teens are invited to hang out and gorge on popcorn while we watch holiday movies and play classic board game favorites.  Call Jennifer at 704-216-8229 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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