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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:  Celebrate Seuss
Time and Date: Sat., February 28th, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: RPL East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Phone #:  704-216-7842
Description:  Children of all ages are invited to help us celebrate Dr. Seuss and his very own “Day of all Days”! For if he’d never been born, well then what would we do?  No Horton? No Lorax? No Thing One or Thing Two?  That really just isn’t a world we can envision so come join us this day for a great celebration!  Light refreshments included.
 
Name of Event:  Explorer Club
Time and Date: Sat., February 28th, 11:00 am
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8234
Description:  Step up to the challenge with our Explorer Club.  Investigate different genre through fun activities based upon books from throughout our collection.  Programs are for children in 3rd-5th grade, begin at 11:00 A.M. and last 1 hour.  This month’s theme will be “KIDS COOK, TOO!”  Stir-up your creativity as we learn some basic kitchen skills to last a lifetime. Take home recipes to create scrumptious treats!  Wear your favorite kitchen attire – aprons optional.  
 
 
Name of Event:  Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash
Time and Date: Mon., March 2nd, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8234
Description:  Children of all ages are invited to help us celebrate Dr. Seuss and his very own “Day of all Days”! For if he’d never been born, well then what would we do?  No Horton? No Lorax? No Thing One or Thing Two?  That really just isn’t a world we can envision so come join us this day for a great celebration!  Light refreshments included.  This program is brought to you by Smart Start Rowan in cooperation with Rowan Public Library.
 
Name of Event:  Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Time and Date: Tues., March 3rd, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
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:  Book Chats
Time and Date: Thurs., March 5th, 4:15 – 5:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  A book discussion group for children in grades 3 & 4.  We’ll be discussing Stink and the World’s Worst Super Stinky Sneakers by Megan McDonald.  A limited number of book titles will be available at all library locations, so registration is strongly recommended.
 
Name of Event:  Let’s Get Seussical
Time and Date: Fri., March 6th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  Children of all ages are invited to help us celebrate Dr. Seuss and his very own “Day of all Days”! For if he’d never been born, well then what would we do?  No Horton? No Lorax? No Thing One or Thing Two?  That really just isn’t a world we can envision so come join us this day for a great celebration!  Light refreshments included.
 
Name of Event:  Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Time and Date: Tues., March 10th, 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:  Anime Club
Time and Date:  Tues., March 10th, 4:30  – 5:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Description:  Open to any middle and high school teens who enjoy comic books, manga, or anime.  Anime club meets in the Hurley Room on the second Tuesday of the month.  New members are always welcome!
 
Name of Event:  Computer Basics Class
Time and Date:  Tues., March 10th, 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:  Adventure Club
Time and Date: Sat., March 14th, 11:00 am
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8234
Description:  Adventurous hands-on science based activities and projects.  Programs start at 11:00 A.M. and last one hour.  This month’s theme is “It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Marshmallow!?!”  Design and build your own marshmallow shooters.
 
Name of Event:  MuVChat for teens
Time and Date: Tues., March 17th, 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.  Enjoy snacks and a movie.  Call 704-216-8229 for a list of movies being shown.
 
Name of Event:  Book Chats
Time and Date: Thurs., March 19th, 4:15 – 5:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  A book discussion group for children in grades 4 & 5.  We’ll be discussing Granny Torelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech.  A limited number of book titles will be available at all library locations, so registration is strongly recommended.
 
Name of Event:  Second Annual Rowan Reading Rendezvous
Time and Date: Sat., March 21st, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-7841
Description:  Join us for the second annual Rowan Reading Rendezvous, a chance to meet local, regional, and national authors.  Copies of books will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Friends of Rowan Public Library.  Authors will be available to sign books and meet fans.  This year’s event includes Charlie Lovett, George Singleton, A.J. Mayhew, and other favorites.
 
“It’s Not What You’re Eating, It’s What You’re NOT Eating” Workshop
Time and Date: Mon., March 23rd, 5:45 – 7:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7841
Description: In celebration of National Nutrition Month, learn more about protein and nutritional food that will help keep you full and energized for the day.  Led by Morrison Healthcare, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.  This free workshop is part of the 2015 Learn.Act.Grow. series.  Register online or call 704-216-7734 to ensure your spot.
 
Name of Event:  MuVChat for teens
Time and Date: Tues., March 24th, 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.  Enjoy snacks and a movie.  Call 704-216-8229 for a list of movies being shown.
 
Name of Event:  MuVChat for teens
Time and Date: Tues., March 24th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7728
Description:  Free and open to middle- and high school teens.  Enjoy snacks and a movie.  Call 704-216-8229 for a list of movies being shown. 
Name of Event:  Computer Basics Class
Time and Date:  Thurs., March 26th, 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:  Getting to Know Your iPad Class
Time and Date:  Tues., March 24th, 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:  Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Time and Date: Thurs., March 26th, 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:  Explorer Club
Time and Date: Sat., March 28th, 11:00 am
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8234
Description:  Step up to the challenge with our Explorer Club.  Investigate different genre through fun activities based upon books from throughout our collection.  Programs are for children in 3rd-5th grade, begin at 11:00 A.M. and last 1 hour.  This month’s theme will be “TEAM GREEN!”  Go green, with “Team Green.” Have fun and gain knowledge about our world with guidance from our own Rowan County Cooperative Extension.
 
Name of Event:  Book Bites Book Club
Time and Date: Tues., March 31st, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7841
Description:  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.  
Name of Event:  Matthew Weaver and Clay Lunsford in Concert
Time and Date: Tues., March 31st, 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 hometown favorites Matthew Weaver and Clay Lunsford.  These two talented musicians bring bluegrass and country music to a new level with stunning performances on piano and guitar.  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.
 
 
Name of Event:  Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Time and Date: Tues., April 7th, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
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:  Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Time and Date: Thurs., April 9th, 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:  Adventure Club
Time and Date: Sat., April 11th, 11:00 am
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8234
Description:  Adventurous hands-on science based activities and projects.  Programs start at 11:00 A.M. and last one hour.  This month’s theme is “All About the Grass”.  As lawn mower season approaches, come learn about one of the hardiest plants in its species.  Create your own “Grass Head” planter and give it “grasscuts” all season long.
 
Name of Event:  Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Time and Date: Tues., April 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:  Anime Club
Time and Date:  Tues., April 14th, 4:30  – 5:30 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Description:  Open to any middle and high school teens who enjoy comic books, manga, or anime.  Anime club meets in the Hurley Room on the second Tuesday of the month.  New members are always welcome!
 
Name of Event:  Explorer Club
Time and Date: Sat., April 25th, 11:00 am
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8234
Description:  Step up to the challenge with our Explorer Club.  Investigate different genre through fun activities based upon books from throughout our collection.  Programs are for children in 3rd-5th grade, begin at 11:00 A.M. and last 1 hour.  This month’s theme will be “EVERY HERO HAS A STORY – LIFE BEFORE THE AVENGERS!”  Be part of the prequel to Summer Reading and jump-start your imagination with heroes from around the world. Come dressed as a superhero you create or your own personal favorite.
 
Name of Event:  “Smart Pedaling” Workshop
Time and Date: Mon., April 27th, 5:45 – 7:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7734
Description:  Visit different stations set up by local experts to understand bicycle types, basic fitting, rules of the road, quick maintenance, bike-friendly trails and road routes, and more.  Led by David Freeze and Skinny Wheels.  This free workshop is part of the 2015 Learn. Act. Grow. series.  Register online or call 704-216-7734 to ensure your spot.
 
Name of Event:  Annual Teen Poetry Slam
Time and Date: Tues., April 28th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone #:  704-216-8229
Description:  Calling all poets!  April is National Poetry Month, and the library invites you to submit and perform your favorites for a chance to win special prizes.  Rules and entry information available online or at any library location.
 
Name of Event:  Book Bites Book Club
Time and Date: Tues., April 28th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7734
Description:  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.  
 
 
Name of Event: Annual Rowan Public Library Book Sale
Time and Date: Fri., May 1st (12 pm - 4 pm); Sat., May 2nd (9 am - 4 pm); Mon., May 4th (9 am - 4 pm)
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone #:  704-216-8240
Description: Come find a great bargain in withdrawn library books, DVDs, CDs, and more! Items priced $2.00 or less.
 
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:  “Licensed to Grill” Workshop
Time and Date: Mon., May 18th, 5:45 – 7:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7734
Description:  Registration opens April 28, 2015.  Admission to this event is by registration and ticket only. Tickets may be obtained by visiting at least one other Learn.Act.Grow. workshop.  The cookout will feature tips on how to grill healthy alternatives to traditional cookout fair.  This free workshop is sponsored by Morrison Healthcare and Chuck Misenheimer and it concludes the 2015 Learn.Act.Grow. series.
 
Name of Event:  Book Bites Book Club
Time and Date: Tues., May 19th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC  28023
Phone #:  704-216-7734
Description:  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.  
 
 
Name of Event: Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration
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 fifth-graders are invited to participate in our Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program.  Join us for this heroic celebration to kick off a summer of great reads and programs.  Storytelling, activities, book raffles and light refreshments round out the program. Weekly programs begin June 15th and run until July 30th.
 
Name of Event: Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration
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 fifth-graders are invited to participate in our Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program.  Join us for this heroic celebration to kick off a summer of great reads and programs.  Storytelling, activities, book raffles and light refreshments round out the program. Weekly programs begin June 15th and run until July 30th.
 
Name of Event: Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration
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 fifth-graders are invited to participate in our Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program.  Join us for this heroic celebration to kick off a summer of great reads and programs.  Storytelling, activities, book raffles and light refreshments round out the program. Weekly programs begin June 15th and run until July 30th.
 
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.  
 
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