September 17, 2022
NC Wildlife Ramp
September 17, 2022
September 18, 2022
Lake Corriher Wilderness Park
September 19, 2022
Fred and Alice Stanback Educational Forest and Nat
September 23, 2022
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Online. While you are out exploring the oceans of possibilities during the days of summer, why not sing a song or two? The third installment of RPL’s folk music podcast, Come Gather ‘Round Good People, will focus on tunes with a sea-faring theme collected by folklorists on North Carolina’s Outer Banks during the 1940’s. You’ll be introduced to Tink and Eleazor Tillett of Roanoke Island who shared songs about pirates and other ocean related topics. Learn about the history of the highlighted melodies and know you’ll be well-equipped to bellow out your songs as you set sail! Visit the RPL Soundcloud channel at bit.ly/RPLSoundCloud. Children. Teens Adults. Family.
Books, Babies, & Toddlers (Infants to 36 months)
This storytime runs first four weeks of Summer Reading at each location (June 6 — 30).
A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under.
This interactive, 30-minute program is designed for children from birth to 24 months old and their caretakers with lap bouncing nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. Children.
Set sail on a high seas adventure. Amazing Teacher Steve Somers returns to RPL with magic tricks, drama, puppets, and surprises.
This is a School Age Summer Reading program designed for rising 1st through 5th graders, though all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Children.
Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade)
This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under.
This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.
Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are asked to test their Sea Monster knowledge with a game of trivia and a drawing competition. Teens.
Visit RPL South to learn all about this summer’s hottest beach reads for adults. Participants are encouraged to share their favorite summertime titles and vacation reads in this low pressure, high humidity book club. Mocktails included. Adults.
Checkers Library TV, a special video series designed for children, educates viewers about a variety of topics in a fun, engaging, and educational way. During the months of June and July, a new Checkers Library TV episode will be available for children to enjoy via RPL’s YouTube and Facebook pages each week. Check out the RPL YouTube page (Rowan Public Library) or Facebook page (@rowanpubliclibrary) to view the latest episodes. Children.
This book club meets this month both in-person and via Zoom at RPL HQ in the Hurley Room. Refreshments will be served, and new members are welcome. This month’s selection is Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks. Adults.
Adults ages 18+ are invited to create Pinterest-inspired projects! At June’s meeting, held at RPL East (Rockwell), paint an acrylic tropical ocean scene. Registration is required as space is limited. Adults.
Patrons are invited to visit all four RPL locations — RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West — to receive a special stamp from each location. Once all four stamps are collected, patrons’ raffle entries will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party. Completed raffle tickets must be submitted to any RPL location by Saturday, July 30 to be entered. The raffle winner will be announced during the Children and Adult Summer Reading Finale on Wednesday, August 3. Raffle entries can be obtained from any RPL location, though all four stamps must be collected to be entered into the raffle. Children. Teens Adults. Family.
Register for fun take away kit activities everyone in the household can enjoy!
Adult kits include the “Show and Shell” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create an ocean-themed magnet or picture frame.
Teen kits include the “Make a Plarn Planter” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to learn how to design your own reusable planter (and other fun projects) from plastic shopping bags. A video tutorial on creating a plarn planter will be posted to RPL’s YouTube page.
Family kits include the “Treasure Map Kit” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create your own treasure maps. This activity is suitable for individuals of any age or families.
Individuals or families may register for the kits they need using bit.ly/SummerKits22. All take away kits are available while supplies last. Children. Teens Adults. Family.
Children are invited to spot some awesome ocean life than through a spyglass! Visit RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West to create a spyglass and then hunt for the hidden sea creatures during June and July. Children.
Tell us a tale as big as a whale! Submit a short story that shows magic of possibility. Eligible entries must be original works of prose, not poetry, and must not exceed 5,000 words. Limit one submission per author, in PDF format to email@example.com. This contest is limited to writers ages 18+. Include a cover page with the author’s name and contact information. Do not include the author’s name on the actual story as the judging will be completed blindly by library staff.
Winner will be notified August 2 via their provided contact information. The winning entry will receive an award certificate and a gift basket and announced on the Children’s and Adult Summer Reading Finale Video, set to release on August 3. Adults.
The June Planning Board Meeting has been canceled due to lack of agenda items.