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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.

SEPTEMBER

Name of Event: Adventure Club
Time and Date: Sat., September 13th, 11:00-11:30 am
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Description: Adventurous hands-on science based activities and projects for all ages.  This month’s theme is Build a Dinosaur!  Call 704-216-8234 for more details.

Name of Event: Story Time with a Pirate
Time and Date: Tues., September 16th, 10:00-11:30 am
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Description: This program is intended for families with children in the age range of birth through five years (older siblings welcome).  Call 704-216-8234 for more details.

Name of Event: Family Storytelling Concert featuring Timmy Abell
Time and Date: Thurs., September 18th, 7:00-8:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Description: Timmy's concerts are an interplay of music and storytelling and have been described as "spellbinding".  His storytelling includes a rich variety of adventure stories, tall tales, fairy tales, and mountain Jack Tales often punctuated with music.  Join us for this very special event that is sure to be fun for the whole family!  Call 704-216-7728 for more details.

Name of Event: 2014 Teen Book Cover Contest Begins
Time and Date: Mon., September 22nd - Sat., October 11th
Location: All library locations
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.  Winners will be announced during Teen Read Week (October 12th-18th).  Pick up your entry form at any library location.

Name of Event: Teen Program
Time and Date: Tues., September 23rd, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Description:  All middle- and high-school teens are invited to join us for a free night of fun.  This month’s theme is It’s Fall Y’All!!  Celebrate the autumnal equinox with a variety of leaf centered crafts.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Call 704-216-7728 for more information.

Name of Event: Computer Basics Class
Time and Date: Thurs., September 25th, 9:30-11:00 am
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
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

Name of Event: Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Time and Date:
Thurs., September 25th, 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
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: Mon., September 29th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, NC  28138
Description:  All middle- and high-school teens are invited to join us for a free night of fun.  This month’s theme is It’s Fall Y’All!!  Celebrate the autumnal equinox with a variety of leaf centered crafts.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Call 704-216-7728 for more information.
 
Name of Event: Teen Program
Time and Date: Tues., September 30th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: RPL Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144
Description:  All middle- and high-school teens are invited to join us for a free night of fun.  This month’s theme is It’s Fall Y’All!!  Celebrate the autumnal equinox with a variety of leaf centered crafts.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Call 704-216-8245 for more information.

Name of Event: Book Bites Book Club
Time and Date: Tues., September 30th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Description: We’ll be discussing A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy, the story of an unlikely group of people who find themselves (and all of their secrets) under one roof.  New members are always welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Call 704-216-7841 for more information.

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