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  1. Storytime: Preschoolers

    February 18, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL South

    This highly interactive, 30-45 minute program is for children 3 to 5 years old and their adult caregivers. Family.

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  2. Storytime: Toddler Time

    February 18, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children 18 to 35 months old and their adult caregivers. Family.

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  3. Noodlehead Storytime

    February 18, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ RPL East

    An interactive storytime geared for children Pre-K to 5th grade, though all are welcomed. Family.

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  4. Art Class

    February 18, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ RPL East

    For Pre-K to 5th graders to learn art terms, techniques and work on art projects. 30-45 minutes. Children. Family.

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  5. Teen: Chocolate Fest

    February 18, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Celebrate all things chocolate with games, snacks, and crafts. This program is designed for teens in 6th-12th grade. Questions? Call 704-216-8229. Teen.

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  6. Storytime: Baby Time

    February 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children from birth to 23 months old and their adult caregivers. Family.

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  7. Storytime: Baby-Toddler Tea Party

    February 19, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL South

    This special Baby-Toddler storytime guarantees fun for every child! Refreshments will be served. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Questions? Call 704-216-7729. Children. Family.

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  8. Bright Star Touring Theatre performs Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement 1955-1968

    February 19, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Join RPL for this powerful and accessible family production from Bright Star Theatre that celebrates the American Civil Rights movement. The show features inspiring performances and the songs of the Civil Rights era. Triple Threat Dance Company will open each performance with a tribute dance. This hour-long, family-friendly program is open to the public and best suited for ages 8 to adult. It will be shown Wednesday, February 19, and Thursday, February 20. Both performances begin at 6:30 pm; doors open at 6 pm. For more details call 704-216-8245. Children. Family. Teen. Adult.

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  9. Storytime: Preschoolers

    February 20, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-45 minute program is for children 3 to 5 years old and their adult caregivers. Family.

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  10. Storytime: Preschoolers

    February 20, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL East

    This highly interactive, 30-45 minute program is for children 3 to 5 years old and their adult caregivers. Family.

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  11. Job Readiness on the Go

    February 20, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ RPL South

    A Career Connections Specialist from Goodwill will be onsite to provide Job Readiness on the Go, which consists of successfully completing employment applications online and on paper, creating a resume, learning interviewing skills, and completing assessments to help select a career based on your personality and skills. Call 704-216-8259 for more information. Adult.

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  12. Noodlehead Storytime

    February 20, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    An interactive storytime geared for children Pre-K to 5th grade, though all are welcomed. Family.

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  13. Teen: Chocolate Fest

    February 20, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    Celebrate all things chocolate with games, snacks, and crafts. This program is designed for teens in 6th-12th grade. Questions? Call 704-216-8229. Teen.

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  14. Art Class

    February 20, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    For Pre-K to 5th graders to learn art terms, techniques and work on art projects. 30-45 minutes. Children. Family.

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  15. Bright Star Touring Theatre performs Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement 1955-1968

    February 20, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Join RPL for this powerful and accessible family production from Bright Start Theatre that celebrates the American Civil Rights movement. The show features inspiring performances and the songs of the Civil Rights era. Triple Threat Dance Company will open each performance with a tribute dance. This hour-long, family-friendly program is open to the public and best suited for ages 8 to adult. It will be shown Wednesday, February 19, and Thursday, February 20. Both performances begin at 6:30 pm; doors open at 6 pm. For more details call 704-216-8245. Children. Family. Teen. Adult.

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  16. Scavenger Hunt: Love Birds

    February 21, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    At HQ and South. Can you find these love birds hidden throughout the children’s room? Complete the challenge and get a prize! This scavenger hunt will run through February 29. Available during open hours. For more information, call 704-216-8234 (HQ) or 704-216-7728 (South). Children. Family.

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  17. Genealogy Workshop: African-American Heritage

    February 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Co-hosted by the Genealogical Society of Rowan County and the Edith M. Clark History Room of RPL, this program is free and open to the public. Registration encouraged. To register, call Gretchen at 704-216-8232. Adult.

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  18. Char's Stars: Birdfeeders

    February 22, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Children will make birdfeeders for our tiny feathered friends using natural resources. Enjoy watching your birdfeeder as the birds enjoy their tasty treat during these cold wintry days. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. For more information, call Charlene at 704-216-8234. Children. Family.

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  19. Bilingual Storytime

    February 24, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    This weekly storytime will help children learn basic Spanish vocabulary. This program is geared for babies to preschool ages. For more information, call Aida at 704-216-8234. Family.

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  20. Storytime: Baby—Toddler Time

    February 24, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children from birth to 35 months old and their adult caregivers. Family.

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  21. Scavenger Hunt: Shelf Esteem

    February 24, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ RPL East

    Explore our shelves! You may see books you have never noticed before in this scavenger hunt. This hunt will run through February 29. Complete the clue sheet and be entered into a raffle contest for a literary-themed prize. Available during open hours. Call 704-216-7842 for more information. Children. Family.

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  22. Teen Financial Literacy Night

    February 24, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL South- Meeting Room

    Learn about financial literacy and college financial planning from representatives from the Local Government Federal Credit Union. This program is designed for teens in 6th-12th grade. Questions? Call 704-216-8229. Teen.

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  23. PJ Storytime

    February 24, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Children ages 12 and under are invited to wear their pajamas, bring their favorite stuffed animal, and listen to bedtime stories with Ms. Char. A variety of bedtime stories will be read. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Questions? Call 704-216-8234. Children. Family.

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  24. Storytime: Preschoolers

    February 25, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL South

    This highly interactive, 30-45 minute program is for children 3 to 5 years old and their adult caregivers. Family.

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  25. Storytime: Toddler Time

    February 25, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children 18 to 35 months old and their adult caregivers. Family.

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  26. Noodlehead Storytime

    February 25, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ RPL East

    An interactive storytime geared for children Pre-K to 5th grade, though all are welcomed. Family.

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  27. Art Class

    February 25, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ RPL East

    For Pre-K to 5th graders to learn art terms, techniques and work on art projects. 30-45 minutes. Children. Family.

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  28. Teen Financial Literacy Night

    February 25, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Learn about financial literacy and college financial planning from representatives from the Local Government Federal Credit Union. This program is designed for teens in 6th-12th grade. Questions? Call 704-216-8229. Teen.

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  29. Book Bites

    February 25, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ RPL South- Meeting Room

    Refreshments will be served, and new members are welcome. This month’s selection is Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiana. Contact Paulette at 704-216-7731 or at Paulette.Stiles@rowancountync.gov for details. Adult.

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  30. Once Upon a Time: From Cinderella to Cinderlad

    February 25, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    Fairy tales are different depending on where you live. Explore different cultures with a look into the Cinderella story as it is told in five different countries. During this event we will have stories, a game, and craft. Call 704-216-7842 for more information. Children. Family.

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  31. Family Night at Rowan Public Library

    February 25, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Want to learn some new parenting tips but can’t find childcare for the night? At this special program, guest speaker Margaret Stridick of the Terrie Hess House and with Prevent Child Abuse Rowan will present a special workshop to parents and guardians on strategies to use with disobedient children, while across the hall, kids will be entertained with a special storytime and activities led by RPL children’s staff. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Please register ahead by calling 704-216-8258.

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  32. Storytime: Baby Time

    February 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children from birth to 23 months old and their adult caregivers. Family.

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  33. Storytime: Baby—Toddler Time

    February 26, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL South

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children from birth to 35 months old and their adult caregivers. Family.

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  34. Crafty Kids

    February 26, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Children ages 12 and under are invited to explore their crafty side using a variety of materials and techniques to create art! This program will be held in the HQ Children’s Room. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. For more information, contact Aida at 704-216-8234. Children. Family.

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  35. Storytime: Preschoolers

    February 27, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-45 minute program is for children 3 to 5 years old and their adult caregivers. Family.

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  36. Storytime: Preschoolers

    February 27, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL East

    This highly interactive, 30-45 minute program is for children 3 to 5 years old and their adult caregivers. Family.

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  37. Noodlehead Storytime

    February 27, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    An interactive storytime geared for children Pre-K to 5th grade, though all are welcomed. Family.

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  38. Teen Financial Literacy Night

    February 27, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    Learn about financial literacy and college financial planning from representatives from the Local Government Federal Credit Union. This program is designed for teens in 6th-12th grade. Questions? Call 704-216-8229. Teen.

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  39. Art Class

    February 27, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    For Pre-K to 5th graders to learn art terms, techniques and work on art projects. 30-45 minutes. Children. Family.

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  40. Friends of RPL Free Concert Series: Flat Tire Trio

    February 27, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    The Friends of Rowan Public Library present Flat Tire Trio. This band uses acoustic guitar, mandolin, electric and stand up bass to cover several genres, including bluegrass, blues, rock, and reggae. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. This free concert is open to the public, and all ages are welcome. For more information, call 704-216-8243. Children. Family. Teen. Adult.

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  41. Sensory Storytime

    February 28, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Attendees will experience storytime through tactile stimulation as they touch, see, smell, and hear different interactive elements. Low lighting and low music will also be utilized. This 30-minute storytime involves books, songs, and movement and is designed for those with autism and/or sensory challenges. All ages and those of all abilities are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. For questions or to make accessibility arrangements, call 704-216-8234. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  42. Scavenger Hunt: Love Birds

    February 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    At HQ and South. Can you find these love birds hidden throughout the children’s room? Complete the challenge and get a prize! This scavenger hunt will run through February 29. Available during open hours. For more information, call 704-216-8234 (HQ) or 704-216-7728 (South). Children. Family.

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  43. Family Escape Room: Escape the Candy Factory

    February 29, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    Escape a candy factory by solving clues, riddles, and puzzles. This program is designed for families. The escape room will run every 30 minutes, beginning at 11 am, and each time slot can include up to 6 people. Registration is preferred. For more information and to reserve your time, call 704-216-7842. Family.

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