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This interactive, 30-minute program is designed for children from birth to 35 months old and their caretakers. Children.
This interactive art program is designed for children 1st - 5th grade, though all are welcome. Children.
Teens 11 – 17 (6th – 12th grades) are invited to track their personal habits and practice self-care by designing their own bullet journals. Teens.
Bestselling author Lana Harper will discuss her modern romance series The Witches of Thistle Grove, including the latest installment, Back in a Spell. Register for this event and others at bit.ly/RPLVirtualAuthorTalks. Participate live or watch later at your convenience. Adults.
This storytime will help children learn basic Spanish vocabulary and will include a craft time. This program is geared for babies through preschool ages (infants to 5 years old). Children.
Children are invited to make a card for someone special. Card making supplies will be provided. Children.
The Friends of RPL’s Second Saturday Bookshop, located in the West End Plaza, is open the second Saturday of each month. Shop for great deals on fiction, nonfiction, children’s items, literary gift baskets, and more! Sales at the Second Saturday Bookshop support Rowan Public Library. Cash, credit cards and checks payments accepted. For more information, visit www.friendsofrpl.org.
Children ages 10 and younger and their caretakers are invited to participate in self-directed STEAM activities in the RPL Headquarters Children’s Room each Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. Activities will vary by the week and will be available for multiple age groups. RPL Headquarters (Salisbury) Saturdays from 11 am — 2 pm. Children.
Craft enchanting creations for yourself and your loved ones while watching the prerecorded virtual author talk with Lana Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of Thistle Grove, a contemporary romance book series centered on the lives of modern-day witches and other magical beings in the town of Thistle Grove. Adults.
This interactive, 30-45 minute program is designed for children from 3 to 5 years old and their caretakers. Children.
Teens 11 – 17 (6th – 12th grades) are invited to celebrate all things chocolate with crafts, snacks, and a real chocolate fountain. Teens.
Children are invited to hear stories about birds, enjoy some snacks, and create their own birdfeeders using environmentally friendly materials! This program is designed for children ages preschool and up, though all are welcome. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caretaker (ages 16+).Children.
Children are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and learning centers inspired by the superheroes in history we celebrate in the month of February. This program is designed for school age children, though all are welcome. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caretaker (ages 16+). Children.
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Celebrate Valentine's Day all month long with a fun conversation hearts word scramble. Visit the children's rooms at any RPL location in February and search for the missing letters in matching hearts hidden around the children’s rooms. Successfully complete the hunt and win a prize! Children.
Coleman Emerson from Habitat for Humanity will be on hand to talk about this amazing program. She will also guide participants through the application process. Free and open to the public, this program will offer insight into how a Habitat House gets made! Adults.
2021 National Book Award Finalist Grace M. Cho will talk about her powerful memoir Tastes Like War, a tale about her journey trying to reconnect with her schizophrenic mother through the Korean food of her childhood. Register for this event and others at bit.ly/RPLVirtualAuthorTalks. Participate live or watch later at your convenience. Adults.
Teens and adults are invited to share their favorite slow cooker recipes with other members of the West Rowan community. Enjoy a recipe swap and taste-testing party! Recipes will be stapled together booklet-style prior to the event and shared with participants. Registration is required. Limit one recipe per participant. To be included in the recipe swap, a copy of the recipe must be submitted to RPL West Supervisor Lyndsey Maloney by Thursday, February 16. Adults.
Teens 11 – 17 (6th – 12th grades) are invited to make amazing 3D creations with a
Doodle Pen from the Rowan Public Library Makerspace. Teens.
Grab your magic wand and visit RPL West for a magical and interactive fairytale storytime! Afterwards, children will play a game and mix up their own magic potions with a sparkling STEAM activity. This program is designed for preschool aged children, though all are welcome; children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caretaker (ages 16+). Children.
This twice-monthly program is designed for those with autism and/or sensory challenges and is coordinated in collaboration with Rowan County’s Therapeutic Recreation Division. The second and fourth Fridays of each month is an interactive Sensory Storytime that involves books, songs, and games and is designed for those with autism and/or sensory challenges. Children.
Hang out with fellow crafters and spend time being creative together! The first hour will be spent learning simple crochet techniques from RPL’s Young Adult Librarian and crocheter, Amanda Brill. Supplies will be provided. The second hour will give attendees who want to stay time to work on crochet or any other form of craft project brought from home. Light refreshments will be served. This program is geared toward adults. Registration is required; visit bit.ly/RPL-crafters. Adults.
Local preschool and Headstart teachers are invited to learn about different early literacy teaching strategies for their classroom, including tips and tricks to get young children interested in learning and becoming lifelong readers. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes given. Adults.
Visit RPL West for this free genealogy class concentrating on resources that are particularly useful in genealogical research for African American families as well as other people of color. Adults.
The name Otto Wood once struck fear into the hearts of Rowan County citizens and those throughout the piedmont region. Wood was an infamous, free-wheeling criminal with the ability to escape from any prison and had the gift of self-promotion. His multi-year crime spree ended on Innes Street in December of 1930. Soon after, at least three songs about his exploits and demise were recorded and released on 78rpm records. However, the very first ode to Wood was printed in the Greensboro News just two weeks after his death. Titled The Ballad of Otto Wood and written by someone with the initials O.J., the poem ends with a postscript asking for any banjo players to bestow musical life into the composition. Episode 5 aims to take up O.J.’s challenge. Visit the RPL Soundcloud channel at bit.ly/RPLSoundCloud to follow the channel and stream previous episodes. Family. Children. Teens. Adults.
Author Sadeqa Johnson will discuss her newest book The House of Eve. Register for this event and others at bit.ly/RPLVirtualAuthorTalks. Participate live or watch later at your convenience. Adults.
This book club meets this month both in-person and via Zoom at RPL HQ in the Hurley Room. Refreshments will be served, and new members are welcome. This month’s selection is TBD. To learn more, email Paulette at Paulette.Stiles@rowancountync.gov or call 704-216-7731 for details, including Zoom information. Adults.
Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to play a tabletop roleplaying game where they will slay dragons and find treasure! All materials will be provided, and no experience is necessary. Teens.