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Travel With the Friends of Rowan Public Library


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 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:  Dr. Who Day
Time and Date: Sat., August 15th, 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Email address:  Jennifer.Nicholson@rowancountync.gov
Description:  Have you ever made a sonic screwdriver or a bow tie out of duct tape?  Teens are invited to join us at 2:00 for Who-inspired crafts, followed by an interactive showing of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Who “The Day of the Doctor” (PG) at 3:00.  Audiences of all ages are invited to join us for the movie, a special episode of Dr. Who in which something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery while a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England, and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Free popcorn and lemonade will be served.
 
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.
 
Name of Event:  BackPorch Bluegrass in Concert
Time and Date: Tues., August 25th, 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 concert featuring BackPorch Bluegrass.  BackPorch Bluegrass is a Wilkes County, NC based group, known throughout the region for their traditional hard-driving bluegrass style.  Sample the music at http://backporchbluegrass.com/music.  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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