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Travel With the Friends of Rowan Public Library

San Antonio Getaway November 2 - 6, 2014

It’s easy to see why San Antonio is often referred to as the “American Venice.” Historic missions, River Walk restaurants, Spanish architecture and a beautiful river centerpiece make this a truly remarkable city.

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.

OCTOBER

Name of Event: Explorer Club
Time and Date: Sat., October 4th, 11:00-12:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Audience:  Children (grades 3+)
Description: Investigate different genres through fun activities based upon books from throughout our collection. This month’s theme is “Retro Reads”, which is sure to bring a taste of the past to readers of the future.  RC Cola and Moon Pies top off the activities.  This program is open to children in grades 3 and up.  Call 704-216-8234 for more details.

Name of Event: Book Chats
Time and Date: Thurs., October 9th, 4:15-5:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Audience:  Children (2nd grade only)
Description:  Second graders are invited to join in a special book discussion of The Graves Family by Patricia Polacco.  Registration is required.  Each participant receives a copy of the book when they register.  Call 704-216-7728 for more details.  You may register at any library location.

Name of Event: 2014 Teen Book Cover Contest Ends
Time and Date: Sat., October 11th
Location: All library locations
Audience:  Teens (11-17)
Description: Middle school (11-13 yrs.) and high school (14-17 yrs.) students are invited to create and submit their original book cover design for a published book.  Entry deadline is October 11th at 5:00 pm.  Winners will be announced during Teen Read Week (October 12th-18th).  Pick up your entry form at any library location or download online at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org.

Name of Event: Histories and Mysteries at the Roller Mill
Time and Date: Sun., October 12th, 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main Street, China Grove, NC  28023
Audience:  Families
Description: The whole family will enjoy a free and entertaining afternoon of “Histories and Mysteries” storytelling and refreshments from 2-4 pm at the China Grove Roller Mill. Tours of the four story building and the original mill equipment will be offered throughout the afternoon as well. This event is sponsored by the China Grove Historical Society and Rowan Public Library.  Call 704-216-7729 for more details.

Name of Event: Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Time and Date: Mon., October 13th, 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
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: Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Time and Date: Tues., October 14th, 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
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: Teen Program
Time and Date: Tues., October 14th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional, 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. This month’s theme is Ask an Attorney.  Local attorneys will be available to answer teen questions about the law as it pertains to underage citizens.  Teens are encouraged to submit their questions in advance via email to melissa.oleen@rowancoutync.gov.  Submitted questions will remain anonymous.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Call 704-216-7728 for more information.

Name of Event: Computer Basics Class
Time and Date: Tues., October 14th, 7:00-8:30 pm
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., October 16th, 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: Fall Photowalk
Time and Date: Sat., October 18th, 10:30-12:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Audience:  Adults / Teens / Families
Description:  We’ll start out at the library and take a stroll downtown where we’ll end up on Bank Street to visit local artist Clyde’s unique residence, where we’ve been invited to wonder around the property and find hidden treasures to capture on camera.  This event is open to all ages and skill levels registration is requested.  Please bring your own camera (even if it’s on your phone) and wear comfortable walking shoes.  In the event of rain, the Photowalk will be canceled.  Please call 704-216-8242 for more information or to register.  Register online at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org.

Name of Event: Teen Program
Time and Date: Mon., October 20th, 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. This month’s theme is Ask an Attorney.  Local attorneys will be available to answer teen questions about the law as it pertains to underage citizens.  Teens are encouraged to submit their questions in advance via email to melissa.oleen@rowancoutync.gov.  Submitted questions will remain anonymous.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Call 704-216-7842 for more information.

Name of Event: Teen Program
Time and Date: Tues., October 21th, 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. This month’s theme is Ask an Attorney.  Local attorneys will be available to answer teen questions about the law as it pertains to underage citizens.  Teens are encouraged to submit their questions in advance via email to melissa.oleen@rowancoutync.gov.  Submitted questions will remain anonymous.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Call 704-216-8245 for more information.

Name of Event: Fall Photowalk
Time and Date: Tues., October 21st, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Audience:  Adults / Teens / Families
Description:  We’ll start out at the library and take a stroll by the old Rockwell Casket Company, check out the feed supply store, and capture a few pumpkins at Variety Produce Market.  This event is open to all ages and skill levels registration is requested.  Please bring your own camera (even if it’s on your phone) and wear comfortable walking shoes.  In the event of rain, the Photowalk will be canceled.  Please call 704-216-7841 for more information or to register.  Register online at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org.

Name of Event: Fall Photowalk
Time and Date: Thurs., October 23rd, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Audience:  Adults / Teens / Families
Description:  We’ll start out at the library and head across the street to catch a golden sunset over the Lake Corriher Wilderness Area.  This event is open to all ages and skill levels registration is requested.  Please bring your own camera (even if it’s on your phone) and wear comfortable walking shoes.  In the event of rain, the Photowalk will be canceled.  Please call 704-216-8242 for more information or to register.  Register online at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org.

Name of Event: Book Chats
Time and Date: Thurs., October 23rd, 4:15-5:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Audience:  Children (3rd & 4th grades only)
Description:  Third and fourth graders are invited to join in a special book discussion of Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar.  Registration is required.  Each participant receives a copy of the book when they register.  Call 704-216-7728 for more details.  You may register at any library location.

Name of Event: Adventure Club
Time and Date: Sat., October 25th, 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 “Create Your own Lava Lamp”.  Call 704-216-8234 for more details.

Name of Event: 2014 Children’s Bookmark Contest
Time and Date: Mon., October 27th - Fri., November 14th
Location: All library locations
Audience:  Children (4-12)
Description:  Children ages 4-12 years old are invited to create and submit their original Rowan Public Library bookmark design.  The winning bookmarks in three age categories (4-6 yrs; 7-9 yrs; and 10-12 yrs) will be reproduced for distribution at all library locations.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group.  Pick up your entry form at any library location or download online at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org.

Name of Event: Book Bites Book Club
Time and Date: Tues., October 28th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Audience:  Adults
Description: We’ll be discussing Dracula, the haunting classic by Bram Stoker that unveils the deadly double identity of a wealthy Transylvanian nobleman.  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., October 30th, 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: Friends of RPL Annual Booksale Members-Only Preview
Time and Date: Fri., October 31st, 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Audience:  All
Description: Friends of RPL are invited to get a jump start on the annual booksale at this members-only preview.  Not a member yet?  Purchase your $10 annual Friends of RPL membership at the door and gain admission.  Most items priced $2.00 or less.  Fiction: $2.00; Children’s books: (large) $1.00 (small) $0.50; Paperbacks (large) $2.00 (regular) $1.00; Audio Tapes & Records: $0.50; Special Room books priced as marked.  Call 704-216-8240 for more information.

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