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Broadband Task Force

  1. Broadband Task Force Meeting

    October 17, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ RPL 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 @ RPL 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 @ RPL 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 @ RPL 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 @ RPL 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 @ RPL Heaquarters- 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 @ RPL Heaquarters- 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 @ RPL Heaquarters- 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. Scavenger Hunt: U.S. Presidents

    August 30, 2019, All Day @ RPL Headquarters

    For HQ and South: Can you find the pictures of the United States presidents that are hidden throughout the children’s room? Complete the challenge and get a prize! This scavenger hunt will run through September 30. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Children. Family.

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  5. Library Card Sign-up Month

    August 31, 2019, All Day @ RPL Headquarters

    For all branches: Help celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month 2019! Library cards are priceless – do you have yours? At RPL, cards are free and, when kept in good standing, offer access to RPL’s circulating collection, computer labs, and online resources and materials. Contact your nearest branch for more details or visit RPL’s website. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  6. Scavenger Hunt: U.S. Presidents

    September 6, 2019, All Day @ RPL Headquarters

    For HQ and South: Can you find the pictures of the United States presidents that are hidden throughout the children’s room? Complete the challenge and get a prize! This scavenger hunt will run through September 30. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Children. Family.

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  7. Library Card Sign-up Month

    September 7, 2019, All Day @ RPL Headquarters

    For all branches: Help celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month 2019! Library cards are priceless – do you have yours? At RPL, cards are free and, when kept in good standing, offer access to RPL’s circulating collection, computer labs, and online resources and materials. Contact your nearest branch for more details or visit RPL’s website. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  8. Bilingual Storytime

    September 9, 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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  9. Storytime: Toddler Time

    September 10, 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. Storytime: Baby Time

    September 11, 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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  11. Storytime: Preschoolers

    September 12, 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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  12. Noodlehead Storytime

    September 12, 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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  13. Art Class

    September 12, 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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  14. Scavenger Hunt: U.S. Presidents

    September 13, 2019, All Day @ RPL Headquarters

    For HQ and South: Can you find the pictures of the United States presidents that are hidden throughout the children’s room? Complete the challenge and get a prize! This scavenger hunt will run through September 30. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Children. Family.

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  15. Library Card Sign-up Month

    September 14, 2019, All Day @ RPL Headquarters

    For all branches: Help celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month 2019! Library cards are priceless – do you have yours? At RPL, cards are free and, when kept in good standing, offer access to RPL’s circulating collection, computer labs, and online resources and materials. Contact your nearest branch for more details or visit RPL’s website. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  16. Bilingual Storytime

    September 16, 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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  17. Storytime: Toddler Time

    September 17, 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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  18. Read an eBook Day

    September 18, 2019, All Day @ RPL Headquarters

    For all branches: Celebrate modern storytelling by checking out your favorite eBook from RPL’s online collection. Use the hashtag #eBookLove on social media to join the conversation and share what you’re reading and why you love eBooks. Find RPL on Facebook @rowanpubliclibrary, Twitter @rowanlibrarync, and Instagram @rowanlibrarync. For more information, visit readanebookday.com or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org. Family. Children. Teen. Adult.

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  19. Storytime: Baby Time

    September 18, 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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  20. Art Class

    September 19, 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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  21. Stories by the Millstream Storytelling Hour

    September 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Storyteller Andy Offut Irwin presents a one-hour performance. This family-friendly storytelling event, sponsored by the Friends of Rowan Public Library, is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome. For more details, contact Hope at 704-216-8258. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  22. Scavenger Hunt: U.S. Presidents

    September 20, 2019, All Day @ RPL Headquarters

    For HQ and South: Can you find the pictures of the United States presidents that are hidden throughout the children’s room? Complete the challenge and get a prize! This scavenger hunt will run through September 30. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Children. Family.

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  23. Library Card Sign-up Month

    September 21, 2019, All Day @ RPL Headquarters

    For all branches: Help celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month 2019! Library cards are priceless – do you have yours? At RPL, cards are free and, when kept in good standing, offer access to RPL’s circulating collection, computer labs, and online resources and materials. Contact your nearest branch for more details or visit RPL’s website. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  24. Exploration with Aida

    September 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Using a green screen “chroma,” take a picture in outer space, in the jungle or with your favorite superhero character. 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. Family.

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  25. Stories by the Millstream Storytelling Hour

    September 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Storyteller Andy Offut Irwin presents a one-hour performance. This family-friendly storytelling event, sponsored by the Friends of Rowan Public Library, is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome. For more details, contact Hope at 704-216-8258. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  26. Bilingual Storytime

    September 23, 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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  27. PJ Storytime

    September 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:00 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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  28. Triple P- Positive Parenting Program

    September 23, 2019, 6:30 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Would you like to add some tools to your parenting toolbox? Triple P’s Positive Parenting Program helps all parents handle everyday issues that can make family life stressful. Learn parenting strategies that have been proven to work for over 30 years in 25 countries worldwide. Margaret Stridick of the Terrie Hess House with Prevent Child Abuse Rowan will present. This workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Contact Chelsea at 704-216-8269 or Chelsea.Childers@rowancountync.gov to reserve your seat.

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  29. Storytime: Toddler Time

    September 24, 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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  30. Teen: Live Action Choose Your Own Adventure

    September 24, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Hurley Room

    Explore the library through a self-guided choose your own adventure style game involving the Titanic. This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, call Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  31. Storytime: Baby Time

    September 25, 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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  32. Crafty Kids

    September 25, 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. Family.

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  33. Storytime: Preschoolers

    September 26, 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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  34. Noodlehead Storytime

    September 26, 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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  35. Art Class

    September 26, 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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  36. Friends of RPL Free Concert Series

    September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Statesville’s Sons of the South, a bluegrass band with over 50 years of experience, will perform. 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. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  37. Scavenger Hunt: U.S. Presidents

    September 27, 2019, All Day @ RPL Headquarters

    For HQ and South: Can you find the pictures of the United States presidents that are hidden throughout the children’s room? Complete the challenge and get a prize! This scavenger hunt will run through September 30. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Children. Family.

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  38. Sensory Storytime

    September 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Experience storytime through tactile stimulation using “leaves and trees” as the theme. Attendees will be able to touch, see, smell, and hear leaves. Low lighting and low music will also be utilized. This interactive, 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.

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  39. Library Card Sign-up Month

    September 28, 2019, All Day @ RPL Headquarters

    For all branches: Help celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month 2019! Library cards are priceless – do you have yours? At RPL, cards are free and, when kept in good standing, offer access to RPL’s circulating collection, computer labs, and online resources and materials. Contact your nearest branch for more details or visit RPL’s website. Children. Teen. Adult. Family.

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  40. Adventures with Mr. Robert: Cartoons

    September 28, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Enjoy watching some classic Saturday morning cartoons in the HQ Children’s Room. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Questions? Call 704-216-8234. Family.

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  41. Bilingual Storytime

    September 30, 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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  42. Storytime: Toddler Time

    October 1, 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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  43. Teen: Giant Pixel Art

    October 1, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Hurley 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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  44. Adult: MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

    October 1, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Participate in the world’s only global film festival! This event is free and open to the public. The Manhattan Short Film Festival invites everyone to participate in a one week, global event. Vote for your favorite short film and actor. Each RPL branch will show all of the films up for consideration. As the selections include adult themes, this event is for ages 18 and up. Visit ManhattanShort.com for full details. For more information, please contact Gretchen at 704-216-8232 or Gretchen.Witt@rowancountync.gov or visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org. Adult. Movies.

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  45. Storytime: Baby Time

    October 2, 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: Preschoolers

    October 3, 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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  47. Noodlehead Storytime

    October 3, 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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  48. Art Class

    October 3, 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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  49. Scavenger Hunt: Catch the Monster

    October 4, 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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  50. Char's Stars: Fingerprinting

    October 5, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Children ages 12 and under are invited to learn about their unique fingerprint pattern. 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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  51. Adult: MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

    October 5, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Participate in the world’s only global film festival! This event is free and open to the public. The Manhattan Short Film Festival invites everyone to participate in a one week, global event. Vote for your favorite short film and actor. Each RPL branch will show all of the films up for consideration. As the selections include adult themes, this event is for ages 18 and up. Visit ManhattanShort.com for full details. For more information, please contact Gretchen at 704-216-8232 or Gretchen.Witt@rowancountync.gov or visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org. Adult. Movies.

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  52. Bilingual Storytime

    October 7, 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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  53. Cards for a Cause

    October 7, 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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  54. Storytime: Toddler Time

    October 8, 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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  55. 2019 Bookmark Contest

    October 8, 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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  56. Are You Smarter Than a Librarian: Teen Halloween Showdown

    October 8, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    At this Halloween-themed trivia night, teen groups battle against a librarian to determine who is the ultimate expert on all things creepy. This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, call Sydney at 704-216-8229. Teen.

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  57. Technology Tuesday: Internet Privacy 101

    October 8, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Computer Lab

    Worried about your privacy on the internet? Learn more about what your risks are and gain some practical tools that can be used to protect yourself on the web. For more information, contact Hannah at 704-216-8259.

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  58. Coffee House for NC Digital Library Collection

    October 9, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Need help downloading ebooks, audiobooks, or magazines? Attend this event to get started and learn more about our free digital resources available using your library card and the Libby App. Laptops, phones, and tablets of all brands are welcome. Be sure to charge your device or bring your charging cords with you. Complimentary coffee will be available for attendees. Questions? Call 704-216-8242.

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  59. Storytime: Baby Time

    October 9, 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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  60. Crafty Kids

    October 9, 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.

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  61. Storytime: Preschoolers

    October 10, 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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  62. Noodlehead Storytime

    October 10, 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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  63. Art Class

    October 10, 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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  64. Sensory Storytime

    October 11, 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. Adult. Teen. Children.

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  65. Scavenger Hunt: Catch the Monster

    October 11, 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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  66. Songbird Storytime

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

    This is an interactive program of music, reading and learning for ages 7 and under. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany participants. For more information, contact Chelsea at 704-216-8269. Children.

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  67. Bilingual Storytime

    October 14, 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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  68. Cards for a Cause

    October 14, 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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  69. Storytime: Toddler Time

    October 15, 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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  70. 2019 Bookmark Contest

    October 15, 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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  71. Teen: Bad Art Night

    October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Create the tackiest, ugliest, and worst looking work of art possible. This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, call Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  72. Storytime: Baby Time

    October 16, 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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  73. Storytime: Preschoolers

    October 17, 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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  74. Noodlehead Storytime

    October 17, 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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  75. Art Class

    October 17, 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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  76. 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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  77. 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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  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. 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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  81. 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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  82. 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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  83. 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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  84. 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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  85. 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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  86. 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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  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. 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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  90. 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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  91. 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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  92. 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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  93. 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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  94. 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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  95. 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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  96. 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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  97. 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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  98. 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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  99. 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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  100. 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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  101. 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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  102. 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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  103. 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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  104. 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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  105. 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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  106. Scavenger Hunt: Turkey Hunt

    November 1, 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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  107. Char's Stars: Kaleidoscopes

    November 2, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Children ages 12 and under are invited to design and make their own kaleidoscopes. 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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  108. Big Library Read

    November 4, 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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  109. Bilingual Storytime

    November 4, 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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  110. Cards for a Cause

    November 4, 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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  111. Big Library Read

    November 5, 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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  112. Storytime: Toddler Time

    November 5, 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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  113. 2019 Bookmark Contest

    November 5, 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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  114. Teen: Mega Color

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

    Come relax and help decorate the teen spaces with giant zentangle-inspired coloring posters. Markers, crayons, and colored pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, call Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  115. Big Library Read

    November 6, 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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  116. Storytime: Baby Time

    November 6, 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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  117. Big Library Read

    November 7, 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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  118. Storytime: Preschoolers

    November 7, 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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  119. Noodlehead Storytime

    November 7, 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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  120. Art Class

    November 7, 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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  121. Big Library Read

    November 8, 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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  122. Scavenger Hunt: Turkey Hunt

    November 8, 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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  123. Children: Sensory Storytime

    November 8, 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.

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  124. Big Library Read

    November 9, 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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  125. Children: Songbird Storytime

    November 9, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    This is an interactive program of music, reading and learning for ages 7 and under. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany participants. For more information, contact Chelsea at 704-216-8269.

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  126. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closings

    November 11, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), and South Rowan Regional (China Grove) will be closed Monday, November 11. Regular hours resume Tuesday, November 12.

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  127. Big Library Read

    November 12, 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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  128. Storytime: Toddler Time

    November 12, 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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  129. Giant Game Night

    November 12, 2019, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Come enjoy the giant versions of your favorite classic games. This Teen program is designed for rising 6th through 12th graders. For more information, call Sydney at 704-216-8229.

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  130. Technology Tuesday: Social Media Marketing

    November 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Computer Lab

    Interested in learning how to use social media as a marketing strategy? This class will cover how to do so effectively. For more information, contact Hannah at 704-216-8259. Adults.

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  131. Big Library Read

    November 13, 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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  132. Storytime: Baby Time

    November 13, 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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  133. Crafty Kids

    November 13, 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

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  134. Big Library Read

    November 14, 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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  135. Storytime: Preschoolers

    November 14, 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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  136. Noodlehead Storytime

    November 14, 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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  137. Art Class

    November 14, 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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  138. Big Library Read

    November 15, 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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  139. Scavenger Hunt: Turkey Hunt

    November 15, 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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  140. Big Library Read

    November 16, 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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  141. Exploration with Aida

    November 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Children's Area

    Children ages 10 and under are invited to a Virtual Reality experience! Explore VR and make a visual effect craft that tricks the eye. 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.

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  142. 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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  143. 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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  144. 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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  145. 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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  146. 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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  147. 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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  148. 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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  149. 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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  150. 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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  151. 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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  152. 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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  153. 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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  154. 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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  155. 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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  156. 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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  157. Cards for a Cause

    December 2, 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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  158. Personal Digital Archiving

    December 2, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Learn how to manage and preserve your personal digital collections such as pictures from your mobile phone, tablet, or computer to keep as family treasures for years to come. Want to find a way to begin scanning and saving digital copies for receipts, emails, social media posts, and other important records? Join this open discussion for best practices and tools to get started with your personal digital archiving. Handouts will be available for attendees. Questions? Call 704-216-8242. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  159. Selections from The Nutcracker

    December 5, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters - Stanback Auditorium

    Rowan Public Library and members of the Salisbury Symphony present dance selections from Piedmont Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker Ballet. Light refreshments will be served. This special after-hours event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome; a responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Family. Adult. Children. Teen.

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  160. Robojo Holiday Theatre

    December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    RoBoJo Theatre Troupe returns to RPL for the 22nd annual presentation of their Holiday Theatre. A group of talented local actors will join Headquarters' Mr. Robert to perform an hour-long variety show that features skits, songs, reader's theater, and audience participation. All ages are welcome; a responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. Questions? Call 704-216-8234. Childrens. Family.

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  161. Cards for a Cause

    December 9, 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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  162. Cards for a Cause

    December 16, 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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  163. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closings

    December 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - December 26, 2019, 6:00 PM @ RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), and South Rowan Regional (China Grove) will be closed Tuesday, December 24, through Thursday, December 26. Regular hours resume Friday, December 27. Childrens. Family. Teen. Adult.

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Therapeutic Recreation

  1. aLL 4 aRTs

    February 2, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ RPL 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 @ RPL 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 @ RPL 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 @ RPL 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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