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Broadband Task Force

  1. Broadband Task Force Meeting

    October 17, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Hurley Room

    Members of the public are invited to attend the Broadband Task Force's meetings. The task force welcomes input on rural broadband needs for the citizens of Rowan County. *Please note the change in location for this meeting.

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  2. Broadband Task Force Meeting

    November 19, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    NOTE: Date Change for November due to the Thanksgiving Parade. This meeting will review broadband survey results and focus on the task force members setting priority areas of focus to present to broadband carriers for review. Members of the public are invited to attend the Broadband Task Force's meetings. The task force welcomes input on rural broadband needs for the citizens of Rowan County during public comment period.

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  3. Broadband Task Force Meeting

    January 16, 2019, 9:00 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Hurley Room

    Members of the public are invited to attend the Broadband Task Force's meetings. The task force welcomes input on rural broadband needs for the citizens of Rowan County. *Please note the change in location for this meeting.

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  4. Broadband Task Force Meeting

    February 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Members of the public are invited to attend the Broadband Task Force's meetings. The task force welcomes input on rural broadband needs for the citizens of Rowan County. *Please note the change in location for this meeting.

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  5. Rural Broadband Task Force Meeting

    April 17, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Hurley Room

    Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Library

  1. Makerspace DIY: 3D Printing

    March 21, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - The Coop - Makerspace

    Learn how to make a design using 3D modeling software! Participants will use Tinkercad to design a 3D model and have the opportunity to print their creation during our open sessions. Sessions are available for people of all ages. Please register by phone at 704-216-8242, email Amber.Covington@rowancountync.gov, or online.

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  2. Makerspace DIY: 3D Printing

    April 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - The Coop - Makerspace

    Learn how to make a design using 3D modeling software! Participants will use Tinkercad to design a 3D model and have the opportunity to print their creation during our open sessions. Sessions are available for people of all ages. Please register by phone at 704-216-8242, email Amber.Covington@rowancountync.gov, or online.

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  3. Makerspace DIY: 3D Printing

    April 18, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - The Coop - Makerspace

    Learn how to make a design using 3D modeling software! Participants will use Tinkercad to design a 3D model and have the opportunity to print their creation during our open sessions. Sessions are available for people of all ages. Please register by phone at 704-216-8242, email Amber.Covington@rowancountync.gov, or online.

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  4. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closings

    May 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters

    Saturday, May 25 & Monday, May 27 Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), and South Rowan Regional (China Grove) will be closed Saturday, May 25, and Monday, May 27. Regular hours resume Tuesday, May 28.

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  5. Fairy Tale Tea Party

    May 31, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    Children ages 3 to 10 are invited to dress up in their finest clothes and attend this royal tea time. Songs, stories, and sweet treats will all be provided. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Please register in advance at 704-216-8234. Children. Family.

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  6. Baby Time

    June 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children 0-23 months old and their adult caregivers. Programs run four weeks, June 10 through July 5. Children.

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  7. Toddler Time

    June 13, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children 18-35 months old and their adult caregivers. Programs run four weeks, June 10 through July 5. Children.

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  8. School Age - Horizons Unlimited

    June 13, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    Rowan-Salisbury School’s Horizons Unlimited will lead hands-on science experiments. 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. Program lasts 45-60 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8234. Children.

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  9. Get Ready for Father’s Day!

    June 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    Children will have the chance to make something special for their fathers, grandfathers, or other special parental figures in their lives, play games, and have a Father’s Day-themed storytime. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This program is geared for ages 3-10. Please register in advance at 704-216-8234. Children. Family.

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  10. Teen: Face Off!

    June 18, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Learn how to apply sci-fi/monster costume make-up and become out of this world! This is a Teen Summer Reading Program, designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. Program lasts 90 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8269. Teen.

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  11. Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse

    June 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man and joins forces with five counterparts from other dimensions in Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse (2018, 117 min., PG). This film is part of the Summer Reading Film Series, and a responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. For more details, contact your nearest branch. Children. Movies. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  12. Baby Time

    June 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children 0-23 months old and their adult caregivers. Programs run four weeks, June 10 through July 5. Children.

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  13. Toddler Time

    June 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children 18-35 months old and their adult caregivers. Programs run four weeks, June 10 through July 5. Children.

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  14. School Age - Didgeridoo Down Under

    June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    Storytellers, educators, and entertainers provide different fun-filled programs each week. Each program lasts 45-60 minutes. Programs run seven weeks, June 10 through July 26. Each week, children can enter the weekly prize drawing by turning in a “Reader Book Review” before the program begins for the chance to win different prizes. Children.

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  15. Teen: Sweets Wars

    June 25, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Create your own space-themed cupcakes, and make the universe as delicious as you want! This is a Teen Summer Reading Program, designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. Program lasts 90 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8269. Teen.

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  16. Mary Poppins Returns

    June 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks’ family through a difficult time in Mary Poppins Returns (2018, 130 min., PG). This film is part of the Summer Reading Film Series. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. For more details, contact your nearest branch. Movie. Family. Adult. Teen.

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  17. Baby Time

    June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children 0-23 months old and their adult caregivers. Programs run four weeks, June 10 through July 5. Children.

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  18. Toddler Time

    June 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children 18-35 months old and their adult caregivers. Programs run four weeks, June 10 through July 5. Children.

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  19. School Age - The Piedmont Players

    June 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    The Piedmont Players once again bring the theatre to the library with their annual performance. 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. Program lasts 45-60 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8234. Children.

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  20. Teen: Space Jam

    July 2, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Listen to live music! This is a Teen Summer Reading Program, designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. Program lasts 90 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8269. Teen.

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  21. The Incredibles 2

    July 2, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Mr. Incredible must manage the house while his wife Elastigirl goes out to save the world in The Incredibles 2 (2018, 118 min., PG). This film is part of the Summer Reading Film Series. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. For more details, contact your nearest branch. Movie. Children. Teen. Adult.

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  22. Baby Time

    July 3, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    This highly interactive, 30-minute program is for children 0-23 months old and their adult caregivers. Programs run four weeks, June 10 through July 5. Children.

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  23. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closings

    July 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), and South Rowan Regional (China Grove) will be closed Thursday, July 4. Regular hours resume Friday, July 5.

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  24. School Age - Ro & Mo Stories

    July 5, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    RPL’s legendary Mr. Robert and Mary Ann return to perform live-action stories. 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. Program lasts 45-60 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8234. Children.

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  25. Teen: Water – It’s not just on Earth!

    July 9, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Did you know that water has been discovered on other planets? In this hands-on camp, we will dive into the water of outer space, and learn about the importance of conserving water on Earth. This program is presented by Kelli Isenhour, education coordinator for the Rowan County Soil and Water Conservation District. This is a Teen Summer Reading Program, designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. Program lasts 90 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8269. Teen.

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  26. School Age - Science Tellers

    July 11, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    The Science Tellers combine exciting experiments and dynamic storytelling to create this unique and highly interactive program. 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. Program lasts 45-60 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8234. Children.

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  27. Pirate Day in the Children’s Room

    July 13, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    A pirate’s life for me! Children ages 3 to 10 are invited to join the RPL pirate crew and conquer the seven seas during this swashbuckling program that features stories, games, and snacks. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Please register in advance at 704-216-8234. Children.

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  28. RPL Book Talk featuring Mark de Castrique

    July 15, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Meet Charlotte resident Mark de Castrique, author of the Sam Blackman series. This free event includes a Q&A session and book signing. South Main Book Company will sell a selection of de Castrique’s books on site; cash or charge only. Door prizes will be awarded. This is an Adult Summer Reading Program designed for ages 18 and up, though all ages are welcome. Program lasts 60 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8248. Adult. Family.

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  29. Teen: Time to Moonwalk

    July 16, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Learn how to dance the famous “Moonwalk.” This is a Teen Summer Reading Program for rising 6th through 12th graders. Program lasts 90 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8269. Teen.

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  30. School Age - Alina Celeste

    July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    Alina Celeste, a family musician and teaching artist, will lead this musical program. 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. Program lasts 45-60 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8234. Children.

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  31. Genealogy Workshop: Military Clues

    July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    “Military Clues” will explore how to track ancestors through military resources. 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. Call Gretchen at 704-216-8232 for more details. Adult. Genealogy. Please register using the link to the right.

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  32. Teen: NASA Boot Camp

    July 23, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Complete challenges and be a top astronaut. This is a Teen Summer Reading Program for rising 6th through 12th graders. Program lasts 90 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8269. Teen.

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  33. How to Train Your Dragon 3

    July 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must find the Hidden World before a hired tyrant does in How to Train Your Dragon 3 (2019, 104 min., PG). The Summer Reading Film Series is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. For more details, contact your nearest branch. Movie. Family.

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  34. School Age - Lee Street theater

    July 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    Actors from Salisbury’s Lee Street theatre return with inventive and exciting storytelling. 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. Program lasts 45-60 mins. For more details, call 704-216-8234. Children.

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  35. National Teen Lock-in & Teen Summer Reading Finale

    July 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Teens will play games, enjoy snacks, and participate in streamed author chats. Door prizes will also be awarded. A permission slip signed by a parent or guardian and registration for one author chat is required to participate. Teens will also redeem Summer Reading raffle tickets for tiered prizes at this event. The Lock-in is also the Teen Summer Reading Finale and is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. Program ends at 10 pm. For more details, call 704-216-8269. Teen.

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  36. Adult Summer Reading Program– Star Wars Spelling Bee

    August 5, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Test your spelling skills at the Adult Summer Reading Finale. All ages are welcome to this free event. Costumes encouraged. Refreshment provided. Summer Reading prizes will be awarded. Program lasts 60 mins. For more details call, 704-216-8248. Adult. Family.

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  37. Camp Out in the Children’s Room

    August 9, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Children's Area

    Children ages 3 to 10 are invited to camp out indoors! We’ll build forts, read stories and sing around the campfire, and eat some s’mores! A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Please register in advance at 704-216-8234. Children.

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  38. Escape Room

    August 27, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Picture this: you’re a conservationist that is trying to track down animal smugglers who are targeting endangered species in North Carolina. You find their hideout, but once you walk inside, the door locks behind you and you’re trapped! Can you save the animals that are being held there, find evidence to bring the smugglers to justice, and escape in an hour? This program will be presented by Kelli Isenhour, education coordinator for Rowan County Soil and Water Conservation. Teen.

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  39. Genealogy Workshop - Land & Taxes

    September 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters

    Buying, selling, and settling land leaves a trail we can follow to find our lineage. This class explores land and tax records. Open to the public, registration is suggested. To register, contact Gretchen Witt at 704-216-8232 or visit www.RowanPublicLibrary.org. Please register using the link to the right.

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Therapeutic Recreation

  1. aLL 4 aRTs

    February 2, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    aLL4aRTs is a program developed to introduce theatre arts. Participants will be exposed to the “nuts & bolts” of theatre and what it takes to perform. An end-of-program performance will be scheduled for families/friends, and the community!

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  2. aLL 4 aRTs

    February 9, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    aLL4aRTs is a program developed to introduce theatre arts. Participants will be exposed to the “nuts & bolts” of theatre and what it takes to perform. An end-of-program performance will be scheduled for families/friends, and the community!

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  3. aLL 4 aRTs

    February 16, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    aLL4aRTs is a program developed to introduce theatre arts. Participants will be exposed to the “nuts & bolts” of theatre and what it takes to perform. An end-of-program performance will be scheduled for families/friends, and the community!

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  4. aLL 4 aRTs

    February 23, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Rowan Public Library Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    aLL4aRTs is a program developed to introduce theatre arts. Participants will be exposed to the “nuts & bolts” of theatre and what it takes to perform. An end-of-program performance will be scheduled for families/friends, and the community!

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