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Library

  1. Big Library Read

    November 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ RPL Headquarters

    Also available at South and East: Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by OverDrive, is a free, global e-Book Club. The global event provides instant access to one book for two weeks without wait lists or holds, connecting readers around the world in the largest digital library book club in the world. To participate, all you need is your library card! Ask RPL staff for assistance. Visit biglibraryread.com for full details, including the November selection.

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  2. Bilingual Storytime

    November 18, 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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  3. Storytime: Baby-Toddler Time

    November 18, 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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  4. Cards for a Cause

    November 18, 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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  5. Teen: Holiday Card Circuitry

    November 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL South- Meeting Room

    Learn how to design a paper circuit and create a light up, holiday-themed card. This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, call Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  6. Bucket List: Start Your Own Business

    November 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    Find out how to start that business you’ve been dreaming about! Learn from the experts from Rowan’s Idea Center about the local resources (including library resources) that are available to help local entrepreneurs come up with an idea, develop a business plan, and turn it into a reality! Questions? Call Abby at 704-216-8248. Adult.

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  7. RPL Book Talk at South: David Freeze

    November 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ RPL South- Meeting Room

    Local author and fitness enthusiast David Freeze will share pictures and stories from his latest solo biking adventure from Nevada to Alaska. Freeze, who has journeyed through 49 states, will be discussing his latest book. A book signing and reception will follow. Call 704-216-7727 for more information.

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  8. Teen: Holiday Card Circuitry

    November 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Learn how to design a paper circuit and create a light up, holiday-themed card. This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, call Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  9. Chapter Chats: Sensory Storytime

    November 20, 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. Adults. Children. Teens. Family Chapter Chats: Sensory Storytime will be on hiatus until January 8, 2020.

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  10. Storytime: Baby-Toddler Tea Party

    November 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ RPL South- Meeting Room

    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.

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  11. Teen: Holiday Card Circuitry

    November 21, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    Learn how to design a paper circuit and create a light up, holiday-themed card. This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, call Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  12. Friends of RPL Concert Series

    November 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Based out of Wilkesboro, NC, the Trailblazers perform a blend of Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, and Jazz music. They are the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Band of the Year. 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.

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  13. Scavenger Hunt: Eye-Bomb Contest

    November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    It’s always fun to photobomb. Have you ever eye-bombed, though? Try to make funny pictures with googly eyes during our Scavenger Hunt. You will be entered into a raffle contest for a literary-themed prize. This scavenger hunt will run through November 30. For more information, contact Tammie at 704-216-7842. Available during regular business hours. Children. Teen. Family. Adult.

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  14. Scavenger Hunt: Turkey Hunt

    November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL Headquarters

    At HQ and South: Can you find all of the turkeys that are hidden throughout the children's room? Complete the challenge and get a prize! This scavenger hunt will run through November 30. Available during business hours. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  15. Sensory Storytime

    November 22, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 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. Adults. Family

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  16. Cards for a Cause & Saturday Cinema

    November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ RPL South- Meeting Room

    Create holiday cards for service members and veterans while enjoying Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. The film, which has 2 hour runtime, will be shown at 10 am and Noon. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Participation in Cards for a Cause is not required, though both events will be held simultaneously in the Meeting Room. For more information, call 704-216-7727. Children. Teen. Adults. Family.

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  17. Adventures with Mr. Robert: Building with Boxes

    November 23, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Everybody likes to build with wooden blocks. Now, you get to build even bigger structures with boxes! A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Questions? Call 704-216-8234. Children. Family. Teen.

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  18. Cards for a Cause

    November 25, 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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  19. Teen: Escape Room: Guardians of the Galaxy

    November 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    You’ve been asked to join the Guardians of the Galaxy, and your first mission seems to be going well….until you’re captured! Solve puzzles and clues to escape in time. This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. Due to the upcoming holiday, this week’s HQ teen program will be held on Monday and East’s on Tuesday. For more information, call Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  20. Meet Your Neighbor: David Freeze

    November 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    Come meet your neighbor David Freeze as he presents pictures and stories from his latest solo biking adventure from Nevada to Alaska. Learn how his Rowan County roots have helped him develop his dreams of biking/running all fifty states. Refreshments and door prizes will follow. This event is sponsored by the Salisbury Rowan Runners Club. Call 704-216-7840 for more information.

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  21. PJ Storytime

    November 25, 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.

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  22. Teen: Escape Room: Guardians of the Galaxy

    November 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    You’ve been asked to join the Guardians of the Galaxy, and your first mission seems to be going well….until you’re captured! Solve puzzles and clues to escape in time. This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. Due to the upcoming holiday, this week’s HQ teen program will be held on Monday and East’s on Tuesday. For more information, call Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  23. The Twelve Books of Christmas

    November 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    Available during regular business hours. On the first day of Christmas, I saw at my library 12 books wrapped for a reader like me! Check out 12, pre-wrapped children’s books and have a surprise for each day before the holidays. This exciting spin on your regular check-out routine is available through December 23. For more information, contact Tammie at 704-216-7842. Children. Family.

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  24. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closings

    November 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), and South Rowan Regional (China Grove) will close early at 1 pm on Wednesday, November 27, and be closed Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29. Regular hours resume Saturday, November 30.

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  25. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closings

    November 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), and South Rowan Regional (China Grove) will be closed Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29. Regular hours resume Saturday, November 30.

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  26. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closings

    November 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), and South Rowan Regional (China Grove) will be closed Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29. Regular hours resume Saturday, November 30.

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  27. Gingerbread House Workshop

    November 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ RPL East - Meeting Room

    Decorate for the season! Families are welcome to attend this free program. Work together to create a gingerbread house. All supplies will be provided. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Registration is required and space is limited. To register and for more information, call Tammie at 704-216-7842

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  28. Char's Stars: Fairy Tate Tea Party

    November 30, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Children ages 12 and under are invited to dress up as their favorite fairy tale character and listen to a special storytime. Light refreshments will be served. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. For more details, call 704-216-8234.

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Main Calendar

  1. Board of Commissioners Meeting

    November 18, 2019, 6:00 PM @ J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Room

    The Rowan County Board of Commissioners meet on the third Monday of every month at 6 PM in the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Room on the 2nd floor of the County Administration Building. #BOC

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  2. Planning Board Monthly Meeting

    November 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Room

    The monthly Planning Board meeting starts at 7:00 PM on the fourth Monday of every month. The meeting takes place at 130 W Innes St. Salisbury, NC 28144. The case files for the meeting can be found on the Planning Board webpage located in the side bar. Cass file are added within ten days of the meeting. For more information please contact the Planning Department at 704-216-8588.

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Planning & Development

  1. ZBA TRAINING SESSION

    November 20, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Room

    The Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet for a training session on Wednesday November 20th, at 5:30 pm. There will be a quorum present at this session, although there will be no official business. A link to the notice can be found in the side bar.

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Social Services

  1. Department of Social Services Board Meeting

    November 26, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Large Conference Room at the Department of Social Services

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