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Travel With the Friends of Rowan Public Library


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 story times and other special programs for children here.

 
Name of Event: Summer Reading Registration Begins
Time and Date: Mon., May 18th
Location: All RPL locations
Phone #:  704-216-8234
Description:  Register for Summer Reading 2015 – Every Hero Has a Story!  Registered participants may log reading hours through August 8th to earn prizes, complete weekly book reviews to enter weekly program raffles, and attend special weekly reading programs for their age group between June 15th and July 30th.  Registration is free and can be done at any library location.
 
 
Name of Event: Summer Reading Kickoff: Hero Bootcamp
Time and Date: Thurs., June 11th, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  Children 12 months old to rising 5th graders are invited to participate in our Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program.  Join us at Hero Bootcamp to kick-off a summer of great reads and programs.  Meet a hero, practice superhero skills, design a heroic mask and listen to stories about heroes.  Door prizes and light refreshments round out the program.  Weekly programs begin June 15th and run until July 30th. 
Name of Event: Summer Reading Kickoff: Hero Bootcamp
Time and Date: Fri., June 12th, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Phone #:  704-216-7842
Description:  Children 12 months old to rising 5th graders are invited to participate in our Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program.  Join us at Hero Bootcamp to kick-off a summer of great reads and programs.  Meet a hero, practice superhero skills, design a heroic mask and listen to stories about heroes.  Door prizes and light refreshments round out the program.  Weekly programs begin June 15th and run until July 30th. 
Name of Event: Summer Reading Kickoff: Hero Bootcamp
Time and Date: Sat., June 13th, 10:00 am  - 12:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8234
Description:  Children 12 months old to rising 5th graders are invited to participate in our Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program.  Join us at Hero Bootcamp to kick-off a summer of great reads and programs.  Meet a hero, practice superhero skills, design a heroic mask and listen to stories about heroes.  Door prizes and light refreshments round out the program.  Weekly programs begin June 15th and run until July 30th.
 
Name of Event:  Hero’s Hunt (teen program)
Time and Date: Tues., June 16th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Join us for a hero-themed scavenger hunt with challenges.  Free drinks and snacks provided.

 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: Big Hero 6 (PG)
Time and Date: Tues., June 16th, 6:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8240
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  Big Hero 6 is the story of the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event:  Hero’s Hunt (teen program)
Time and Date: Wed., June 17th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Phone #:  704-216-7842
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Join us for a hero-themed scavenger hunt with challenges.  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  Hero’s Hunt (teen program)
Time and Date: Thurs., June 18th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Join us for a hero-themed scavenger hunt with challenges.  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG13)
Time and Date: Tues., June 23rd, 6:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8240
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  Guardians of the Galaxy is the story of a group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event:  Marvelous Comics (teen program)
Time and Date: Tues., June 23rd, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Join us for a presentation on how to draw comics.  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  Marvelous Comics (teen program)
Time and Date: Wed., June 24th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Phone #:  704-216-7842
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Join us for a presentation on how to draw comics.  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  Marvelous Comics (teen program)
Time and Date: Thurs., June 25th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Join us for a presentation on how to draw comics.  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  Villainous Art (teen program)
Time and Date: Tues., June 30th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Join us for graffiti art and other villainous activities.  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  Book Bites Book Club
Time and Date: Tues., June 30th, 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 Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean.
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: Miracle (PG)
Time and Date: Tues., June 30th, 6:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8240
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  Miracle is the true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: Big Hero 6 (PG)
Time and Date: Wed., July 1st, 2:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7727
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  Big Hero 6 is the story of the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event:  Villainous Art (teen program)
Time and Date: Wed., July 1st, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Phone #:  704-216-7842
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Join us for graffiti art and other villainous activities.  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  Villainous Art (teen program)
Time and Date: Thurs., July 2nd, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Join us for graffiti art and other villainous activities.  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  Gameshow Challenge (teen program)
Time and Date: Tues., July 7th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  How well do you know your superheroes?  Come find out at our gameshow challenge!  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: The Incredibles (G)
Time and Date: Tues., July 7th, 6:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8240
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  The Incredibles is the story of a family of undercover superheroes, attempting to live quietly, who are forced to save the world.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: Miracle (PG)
Time and Date: Wed., July 8th, 2:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7727
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  Miracle is the true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event:  Gameshow Challenge (teen program)
Time and Date: Wed., July 8th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Phone #:  704-216-7842
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  How well do you know your superheroes?  Come find out at our gameshow challenge!  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  Gameshow Challenge (teen program)
Time and Date: Thurs., July 9th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  How well do you know your superheroes?  Come find out at our gameshow challenge!  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  Hero’s Challenge (teen program)
Time and Date: Tues., July 14th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Come find out which hero will survive!  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: Mockingjay Part I (PG13)
Time and Date: Tues., July 14th, 6:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8240
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  In Mockingjay Part I, Katniss Everdeen ends up in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG)
Time and Date: Wed., July 15th, 2:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7727
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event:  Hero’s Challenge (teen program)
Time and Date: Wed., July 15th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Phone #:  704-216-7842
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Come find out which hero will survive!  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  Hero’s Challenge (teen program)
Time and Date: Thurs., July 16th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Come find out which hero will survive!  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find (adult SRP)
Time and Date: Mon., July 20th, 6:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8243
Description:  Local Comic Book Enthusiast Andy Mansell will discuss the importance of comics and how they have changed but remained a popular and sometimes controversial source of reading  for people of all generations.  Mansell has lived in Charlotte for the past ten years. He is passionate about four things: his family, classical music, baseball, and of course, great comics. Since 2008 he has enjoyed the role of Panel Coordinator for the Annual HeroesCon. He moderates an (almost) monthly Comic Discussion Group and loves to offer fresh perspectives on the grand old art form.
 
Name of Event:  Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find (adult SRP)
Time and Date: Tues., July 21st, 6:30 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7727
Description:  Local Comic Book Enthusiast Andy Mansell will discuss the importance of comics and how they have changed but remained a popular and sometimes controversial source of reading  for people of all generations.  Mansell has lived in Charlotte for the past ten years. He is passionate about four things: his family, classical music, baseball, and of course, great comics. Since 2008 he has enjoyed the role of Panel Coordinator for the Annual HeroesCon. He moderates an (almost) monthly Comic Discussion Group and loves to offer fresh perspectives on the grand old art form.
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: Captain Phillips (PG13)
Time and Date: Tues., July 21st, 6:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8240
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  Captain Phillips is the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event:  UnMasked (teen program)
Time and Date: Tues., July 21st, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Get creative with mask-making and t-shirt designing.  Please bring a plain white t-shirt.  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: The Incredibles (G)
Time and Date: Wed., July 22nd, 2:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7727
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  The Incredibles is the story of a family of undercover superheroes, attempting to live quietly, who are forced to save the world.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event:  UnMasked (teen program)
Time and Date: Wed., July 22nd, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Phone #:  704-216-7842
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Get creative with mask-making and t-shirt designing.  Please bring a plain white t-shirt.  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  UnMasked (teen program)
Time and Date: Thurs., July 23rd, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  Open to middle- and high school teens.  Get creative with mask-making and t-shirt designing.  Please bring a plain white t-shirt.  Free drinks and snacks provided.
 
Name of Event:  Book Bites Book Club
Time and Date: Tues., July 28th, 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 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: The Boxtrolls (PG)
Time and Date: Tues., July 28th, 6:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8240
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  The Boxtrolls is the story of a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: The Boxtrolls (PG)
Time and Date: Wed., July 29th, 2:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7727
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  The Boxtrolls is the story of a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event:  National Teen Lock-in (teen program)
Time and Date: Fri., July 31st, 6:30 – 10:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Description:  Join us for the first ever teen lock-in end of summer celebration.  Summer reading prize winners will be announced at the lock-in.
 
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (PG13)
Time and Date: Tues., August 4th, 6:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8240
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail and eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event:  Be Your Own Hero
Time and Date: Mon., August 10th, 6:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8243
Description:  Assume your own alter ego and come dressed as your favorite character—literary or cinematic (book, stage, or movie).  Awards for best costume include most recognizable literary character, most original, best movie hero(ine), etc.  Show us what you know at our own live “trivia crack” game.  Free refreshments and prizes at this end-of-summer bash!
 
Name of Event: Summer Movie Series: Captain America: The First Avenger (PG13)
Time and Date: Tues., August 11th, 6:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8240
Description:  Free popcorn and lemonade served.  In Captain America: The First Avenger, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Name of Event:  Reads to Reels: Chocolat
Time and Date: Tues., August 25th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7841
Description:  Escape the ordinary with a delicious discussion of Chocolat by Joanne Harris.  Copies of the book are available for loan at all three library locations.  We will follow the discussion with a screening of the film adaptation of Chocolat (PG13), accompanied by a few treats that are sure to make your mouth water!  Please call 704-216-7841 for more details.
 
Name of Event:  Computer Basics Class
Time and Date:  Tues., August 25th, 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.
 
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