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  1. Scavenger Hunt: Catch the Monster

    October 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    At South and HQ. Search the children’s room to see if you can find all of the monster pictures hidden there! If you find them all, you’ll win a prize. This scavenger hunt will run through October 31. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Available during open hours. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  2. Exploration with Aida

    October 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Do you like spooky stories and robots? Use Ozobots and Cubettoes and create your own spooky story! This program is designed for ages 10 and under and 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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  3. Bucket List: Write Your Book

    October 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Hurley Room

    Meet local authors who have published books either themselves or with traditional publishers. Learn how they did it, what inspires them, and their best tools, tips and suggestions to get you on your path to publishing. A meet-and-greet reception and book signing will follow the panel. Refreshments provided. Event is free and open to the public. Call Abby at 704-216-8248 with questions.

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  4. Scavenger Hunt: Corny Candy

    October 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ RPL East

    Enjoy corny candy riddles during our Scavenger Hunt in the month of October. Find all the answers and you will be entered into a raffle contest for a literary-themed prize. This scavenger hunt will run through October 31 during open hours. For more information, contact Tammie at 704-216-7842. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  5. Bilingual Storytime

    October 21, 2019, 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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  6. Storytime: Baby-Toddler Time

    October 21, 2019, 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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  7. Cards for a Cause

    October 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    At HQ, South, and East. Create holiday cards that will be delivered to active service members in the United States Armed Forces and to veterans at the Hefner VAMC in Salisbury. Patrons can specify if their card(s) is delivered to a certain branch of the USAF or to the VA. However, cards submitted for a branch of the USAF do have specific deadlines: November 6 for cards distributed internationally, December 6 for cards distributed Stateside. Cards submitted December 7-18 will only be delivered to the VA. Available during open hours. For more information, contact Tammie at 704-216-7842. Adult. Children. Teen. Family.

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  8. Storytime: Preschoolers

    October 22, 2019, 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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  9. Storytime: Toddler Time

    October 22, 2019, 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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  10. 2019 Bookmark Contest

    October 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    At HQ, East, and South during open hours. Children ages 4 to 11 are invited to design a themed bookmark and win a cash prize! This annual contest, sponsored by the Friends of Rowan Public library, will award first, second, and third-place prizes in three, age-based categories: 4 to 6, 7 to 9, and 10 to 11. Full submission guidelines, rules, and entry forms available online or at any RPL location. For more information, call 704-216-8234.

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  11. Noodlehead Storytime

    October 22, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

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

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  12. Art Class

    October 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    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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  13. Teen: Star Lab

    October 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Hurley Room

    Be surrounded by the stars in the Star Lab, a mobile planetarium. Learn more about the stars and other objects we see in the night sky. This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, call 704-216-7728.

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  14. Outdoor Mystery Cinema

    October 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ RPL South

    Discover great mysteries with this film series. This month’s mystery-of-choice is Escape Room (2019, 103 min.) and will be shown on South’s covered porch. This film is rated PG-13, so an adult (age 18+) must accompany anyone 13 and under. Light refreshments will be served. For more details, call 704-216-7727. Adult.

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  15. Chapter Chats: Sensory Storytime

    October 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    This weekly program is designed for those with autism and/or sensory challenges and is coordinated in collaboration with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Skills, Opportunity, Awareness, Readiness (S.O.A.R.) program and Rowan County’s Therapeutic Recreation Division. The last Wednesday of each month is an interactive Sensory Storytime that involves books, songs, and movement. To learn more about how to participate in this program series, call Tammie at 704-216-7842. Family. Adult. Teen. Children.

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  16. National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

    October 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Every year, the National Archives hosts a virtual Genealogy Fair via live webcast on YouTube. The sessions offer family history research tools on Federal records for all skill levels. Thousands of family historians participate in the live event. For more details about this Livestreaming event, contact Gretchen at 704-216-8232. To learn more about the annual Genealogy Fair, visit www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair

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  17. Storytime: Baby Time

    October 23, 2019, 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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  18. Storytime: Baby-Toddler Time

    October 23, 2019, 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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  19. Crafty Kids

    October 23, 2019, 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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  20. Special Preschool Storytime: Stars with the Star Lab

    October 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Enjoy a star-themed storytime! Then step into the Star Lab, a mobile planetarium, to see and learn about the stars in the night sky. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Questions? Call 704-216-8234. Children. Family.

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  21. Storytime: Preschoolers

    October 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

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

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  22. Noodlehead Storytime

    October 24, 2019, 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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  23. Teen: Giant Pixel Art

    October 24, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    Create giant versions of your favorite 8-bit pixelated characters and designs. This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, call Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  24. Art Class

    October 24, 2019, 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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  25. Sensory Storytime

    October 25, 2019, 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. Family. Children. Adult. Teen.

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  26. Scavenger Hunt: Catch the Monster

    October 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    At South and HQ. Search the children’s room to see if you can find all of the monster pictures hidden there! If you find them all, you’ll win a prize. This scavenger hunt will run through October 31. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Available during open hours. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  27. Open to the Public! Friends of the RPL Annual Book Sale

    October 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Hurley Room

    In Hurley and Stanback. Friends of RPL Annual Book Sale will be open to the public October 26 – October 28. All are welcome! Proceeds from the sale help contribute to the Friends of RPL’s support of library events and programs. Questions? Call 704-216-8240.

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  28. Adventures with Mr. Robert: Spooktacular

    October 26, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Experience not-so-scary stories and books with Mr. Robert. 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, call 704-216-8234. Children. Family.

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  29. Open to the Public! Friends of the RPL Annual Book Sale

    October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Friends of RPL Annual Book Sale will be open to the public October 26 – October 28. All are welcome! Proceeds from the sale help contribute to the Friends of RPL’s support of library events and programs. Questions? Call 704-216-8240.

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  30. Scavenger Hunt: Corny Candy

    October 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ RPL East

    Enjoy corny candy riddles during our Scavenger Hunt in the month of October. Find all the answers and you will be entered into a raffle contest for a literary-themed prize. This scavenger hunt will run through October 31 during open hours. For more information, contact Tammie at 704-216-7842. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  31. Open to the Public! Friends of the RPL Annual Book Sale

    October 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Friends of RPL Annual Book Sale will be open to the public October 26 – October 28. All are welcome! Proceeds from the sale help contribute to the Friends of RPL’s support of library events and programs. Questions? Call 704-216-8240.

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  32. Bilingual Storytime

    October 28, 2019, 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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  33. Storytime: Baby-Toddler Time

    October 28, 2019, 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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  34. Cards for a Cause

    October 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    At HQ, South, and East. Create holiday cards that will be delivered to active service members in the United States Armed Forces and to veterans at the Hefner VAMC in Salisbury. Patrons can specify if their card(s) is delivered to a certain branch of the USAF or to the VA. However, cards submitted for a branch of the USAF do have specific deadlines: November 6 for cards distributed internationally, December 6 for cards distributed Stateside. Cards submitted December 7-18 will only be delivered to the VA. Available during open hours. For more information, contact Tammie at 704-216-7842. Adult. Children. Teen. Family.

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  35. Teen: Retro Horror Escape Room

    October 28, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL South- Meeting Room

    Solve puzzles and clues to escape the worst haunted house ever – the creepiest characters from classic scary movies and novels are in there with you! This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, contact Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  36. PJ Storytime

    October 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Children ages 12 and under are invited to 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. Family.

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  37. Storytime: Preschoolers

    October 29, 2019, 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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  38. Storytime: Toddler Time

    October 29, 2019, 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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  39. 2019 Bookmark Contest

    October 29, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    At HQ, East, and South during open hours. Children ages 4 to 11 are invited to design a themed bookmark and win a cash prize! This annual contest, sponsored by the Friends of Rowan Public library, will award first, second, and third-place prizes in three, age-based categories: 4 to 6, 7 to 9, and 10 to 11. Full submission guidelines, rules, and entry forms available online or at any RPL location. For more information, call 704-216-8234.

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  40. Noodlehead Storytime

    October 29, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

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

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  41. Art Class

    October 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    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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  42. Teen: Retro Horror Escape Room

    October 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Hurley Room

    Solve puzzles and clues to escape the worst haunted house ever – the creepiest characters from classic scary movies and novels are in there with you! This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, contact Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  43. Book Bites Book Club

    October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ RPL South- Meeting Room

    Refreshments will be served, and new members are welcome. This month’s selection is Galileo’s Daughter. Contact Paulette at 704-216-7731 or at Paulette.Stiles@rowancountync.gov for details. Adult. Book Bites will be on hiatus until January 28, 2020.

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  44. Chapter Chats: Sensory Storytime

    October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    This weekly program is designed for those with autism and/or sensory challenges and is coordinated in collaboration with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Skills, Opportunity, Awareness, Readiness (S.O.A.R.) program and Rowan County’s Therapeutic Recreation Division. Today’s program will be an interactive Sensory Storytime that involves books, songs, and movement. To learn more about how to participate in this program series, call Tammie at 704-216-7842. Family. Adult. Teen. Children.

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  45. Storytime: Baby Time

    October 30, 2019, 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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  46. Storytime: Baby-Toddler Time

    October 30, 2019, 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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  47. Storytime: Preschoolers

    October 31, 2019, 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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  48. Storytime: Preschoolers

    October 31, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

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

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  49. Noodlehead Storytime

    October 31, 2019, 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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  50. Teen: Retro Horror Escape Room

    October 31, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    Solve puzzles and clues to escape the worst haunted house ever – the creepiest characters from classic scary movies and novels are in there with you! This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, contact Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  51. Art Class

    October 31, 2019, 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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