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  1. Rowan Public Library Holiday Closing

    July 4, 2022, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), South Rowan Regional (China Grove), and West Branch (Cleveland) will be closed Monday, July 4. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Children. Adult. Teen. Family.

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  2. Children: Virtual: Checkers Library TV: Deep Sea Readers

    July 5, 2022, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Checkers Library TV, a special video series designed for children, educates viewers about a variety of topics in a fun, engaging, and educational way. During the months of June and July, a new Checkers Library TV episode will be available for children to enjoy via RPL’s YouTube and Facebook pages each week. Check out the RPL YouTube page (Rowan Public Library) or Facebook page (@rowanpubliclibrary) to view the latest episodes. Children.

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  3. Children: Go on an Expedition with Rowan Wild @ South

    July 5, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Rowan Wild’s Live Animal Event provides participants with an up-close look at several of Rowan County’s animal ambassadors. Participants will learn more about basic natural history, species adaptions, and personal history for each animal. Although it is not guaranteed, this program can potentially offer participants a chance to interact with some of the animal ambassadors. 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. Children.

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  4. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ HQ

    July 5, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  5. Teens: Mermaid Sugar Scrub @ HQ

    July 5, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to make their own soothing and exfoliating sugar scrub. Teens.

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  6. Family: Visit All Four Branches & Be Entered to Win a Pizza Party! @ All Branches

    July 6, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Patrons are invited to visit all four RPL locations — RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West — to receive a special stamp from each location. Once all four stamps are collected, patrons’ raffle entries will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party. Completed raffle tickets must be submitted to any RPL location by Saturday, July 30 to be entered. The raffle winner will be announced during the Children and Adult Summer Reading Finale on Wednesday, August 3. Raffle entries can be obtained from any RPL location, though all four stamps must be collected to be entered into the raffle. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  7. Family: Teen: Adult: Take Away Kit Bundles @ All Branches

    July 6, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Register for fun take away kit activities everyone in the household can enjoy! Adult kits include the “Show and Shell” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create an ocean-themed magnet or picture frame. Teen kits include the “Make a Plarn Planter” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to learn how to design your own reusable planter (and other fun projects) from plastic shopping bags. A video tutorial on creating a plarn planter will be posted to RPL’s YouTube page. Family kits include the “Treasure Map Kit” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create your own treasure maps. This activity is suitable for individuals of any age or families. Individuals or families may register for the kits they need using bit.ly/SummerKits22. All take away kits are available while supplies last. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  8. Children: Go on an Expedition with Rowan Wild @ East

    July 6, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Rowan Wild’s Live Animal Event provides participants with an up-close look at several of Rowan County’s animal ambassadors. Participants will learn more about basic natural history, species adaptions, and personal history for each animal. Although it is not guaranteed, this program can potentially offer participants a chance to interact with some of the animal ambassadors. 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. Children.

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  9. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ South

    July 6, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  10. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ West

    July 6, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  11. Children: Spyglass Scavenger Hunt @ All Branches

    July 6, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Children are invited to spot some awesome ocean life than through a spyglass! Visit RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West to create a spyglass and then hunt for the hidden sea creatures during June and July. Children.

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  12. Teens: Mermaid Sugar Scrub @ West

    July 6, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    RPL West

    Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to make their own soothing and exfoliating sugar scrub. Teens.

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  13. Adult: Wednesday Writers Club @ HQ

    July 6, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Do you love writing? Are you looking for a community of local writers? Join RPL for the Wednesday Writer's Club! A writer’s club allows discussion, group sharing, group writing prompts, and peer-to-peer reviews. This program, designed for ages 18 and up, allows writers to connect with each other, find resources to improve their craft, and get tips on publication. Adults.

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  14. Adult: Tales of Possiblity: Short Story Contest @ All Branches

    July 6, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Tell us a tale as big as a whale! Submit a short story that shows magic of possibility. Eligible entries must be original works of prose, not poetry, and must not exceed 5,000 words. Limit one submission per author, in PDF format to info@rowancountync.gov. This contest is limited to writers ages 18+. Include a cover page with the author’s name and contact information. Do not include the author’s name on the actual story as the judging will be completed blindly by library staff. Winner will be notified August 2 via their provided contact information. The winning entry will receive an award certificate and a gift basket and announced on the Children’s and Adult Summer Reading Finale Video, set to release on August 3. Adults.

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  15. Children: Go on an Expedition with Rowan Wild @ West

    July 7, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Rowan Wild’s Live Animal Event provides participants with an up-close look at several of Rowan County’s animal ambassadors. Participants will learn more about basic natural history, species adaptions, and personal history for each animal. Although it is not guaranteed, this program can potentially offer participants a chance to interact with some of the animal ambassadors. 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. Children.

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  16. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ East

    July 7, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  17. Teens: Mermaid Sugar Scrub @ East

    July 7, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    RPL East

    Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to make their own soothing and exfoliating sugar scrub. Teens.

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  18. Adult: Photographic Possibilities: A Pinhole Camera Workshop @ HQ

    July 9, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Photographic Possibilities is a pinhole camera workshop for those who are aged 16+. Using plastic “toy” cameras, participants will have the experience of making multiple 2 x 2-inch photographic prints using positive photo paper. This workshop will be held outdoors allowing photographers a chance to freely roam for inspiration. The program facilitator will develop the paper in a mobile darkroom for almost instantaneous results. The possibilities are nearly endless! Registration is required as space is limited. Register at bit.ly/PinholeCams. Adults.

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  19. Second Saturday Bookshop

    July 9, 2022, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    @
    West End Plaza Event Center

    Books, DVDs, coffee-table books, Friends Literary Gift Baskets and book bags for sale. Cash, credit cards and checks payments accepted. The Second Saturday Bookshop opens March 14, 10-4 p.m., and every second Saturday of the year at West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. All proceeds benefit Rowan Public Library.

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  20. Children: Go on an Expedition with Rowan Wild @ HQ

    July 9, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Rowan Wild’s Live Animal Event provides participants with an up-close look at several of Rowan County’s animal ambassadors. Participants will learn more about basic natural history, species adaptions, and personal history for each animal. Although it is not guaranteed, this program can potentially offer participants a chance to interact with some of the animal ambassadors. 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. Children.

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  21. Children: Follow a Raindrop's Path @ HQ

    July 11, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Kelli Isenhour of the Rowan Soil and Conservation District will lead this family friendly program all about the life cycle of a single raindrop. Participants will explore watery habitats and learn about amazing aquatic animals. 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. Children.

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  22. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ West

    July 11, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  23. Teens: Recycled Paper Beads @ South

    July 11, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    RPL South

    Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to make beautiful keychain beads with paper. Teens.

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  24. Children: Virtual: Checkers Library TV: Deep Sea Readers

    July 12, 2022, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Checkers Library TV, a special video series designed for children, educates viewers about a variety of topics in a fun, engaging, and educational way. During the months of June and July, a new Checkers Library TV episode will be available for children to enjoy via RPL’s YouTube and Facebook pages each week. Check out the RPL YouTube page (Rowan Public Library) or Facebook page (@rowanpubliclibrary) to view the latest episodes. Children.

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  25. Children: Follow a Raindrop's Path @ South

    July 12, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Kelli Isenhour of the Rowan Soil and Conservation District will lead this family friendly program all about the life cycle of a single raindrop. Participants will explore watery habitats and learn about amazing aquatic animals. 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. Children.

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  26. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ HQ

    July 12, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  27. Teens: Recycled Paper Beads @ HQ

    July 12, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to make beautiful keychain beads with paper. Teens.

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  28. Adult: Pinterest Club: Shell Art @ West

    July 12, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    RPL West

    Adults ages 18+ are invited to create Pinterest-inspired projects! At July’s meeting, held at RPL West (Cleveland), create shell art using Sharpie markers. Registration is required as space is limited. Adults.

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  29. Family: Visit All Four Branches & Be Entered to Win a Pizza Party! @ All Branches

    July 13, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Patrons are invited to visit all four RPL locations — RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West — to receive a special stamp from each location. Once all four stamps are collected, patrons’ raffle entries will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party. Completed raffle tickets must be submitted to any RPL location by Saturday, July 30 to be entered. The raffle winner will be announced during the Children and Adult Summer Reading Finale on Wednesday, August 3. Raffle entries can be obtained from any RPL location, though all four stamps must be collected to be entered into the raffle. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  30. Family: Teen: Adult: Take Away Kit Bundles @ All Branches

    July 13, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Register for fun take away kit activities everyone in the household can enjoy! Adult kits include the “Show and Shell” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create an ocean-themed magnet or picture frame. Teen kits include the “Make a Plarn Planter” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to learn how to design your own reusable planter (and other fun projects) from plastic shopping bags. A video tutorial on creating a plarn planter will be posted to RPL’s YouTube page. Family kits include the “Treasure Map Kit” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create your own treasure maps. This activity is suitable for individuals of any age or families. Individuals or families may register for the kits they need using bit.ly/SummerKits22. All take away kits are available while supplies last. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  31. Children: Follow a Raindrop's Path @ East

    July 13, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Kelli Isenhour of the Rowan Soil and Conservation District will lead this family friendly program all about the life cycle of a single raindrop. Participants will explore watery habitats and learn about amazing aquatic animals. 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. Children.

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  32. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ South

    July 13, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  33. Children: Spyglass Scavenger Hunt @ All Branches

    July 13, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Children are invited to spot some awesome ocean life than through a spyglass! Visit RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West to create a spyglass and then hunt for the hidden sea creatures during June and July. Children.

    More Details
  34. Teens: Recycled Paper Beads @ West

    July 13, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    RPL West

    Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to make beautiful keychain beads with paper. Teens.

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  35. Adult: Tales of Possiblity: Short Story Contest @ All Branches

    July 13, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Tell us a tale as big as a whale! Submit a short story that shows magic of possibility. Eligible entries must be original works of prose, not poetry, and must not exceed 5,000 words. Limit one submission per author, in PDF format to info@rowancountync.gov. This contest is limited to writers ages 18+. Include a cover page with the author’s name and contact information. Do not include the author’s name on the actual story as the judging will be completed blindly by library staff. Winner will be notified August 2 via their provided contact information. The winning entry will receive an award certificate and a gift basket and announced on the Children’s and Adult Summer Reading Finale Video, set to release on August 3. Adults.

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  36. Children: Follow a Raindrop's Path @ West

    July 14, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Kelli Isenhour of the Rowan Soil and Conservation District will lead this family friendly program all about the life cycle of a single raindrop. Participants will explore watery habitats and learn about amazing aquatic animals. 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. Children.

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  37. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ East

    July 14, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  38. Teens: Recycled Paper Beads @ East

    July 14, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    RPL East

    Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to make beautiful keychain beads with paper. Teens.

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  39. Children: Lee Street Theatre presents Scenes from James and the Giant Peach @ HQ

    July 18, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    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. Children.

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  40. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ West

    July 18, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL West

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  41. Adult: Sustainable Snacking @ HQ

    July 18, 2022, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    This tasty program, designed for adults and families, will offer insight into ocean sustainability efforts and tools while also teaching about the healthy benefits of seafood. NC Cooperative Extension Agent Toi Degree will offer a demonstration on preparing healthy options and discuss their nutritional benefits. Stop by this free and fun event to learn more and try samples! To save your spot, register at bit.ly/RPLSnacking. Adults.

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  42. Teens: Lost at Sea @ South

    July 18, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    RPL South

    Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to test their seaworthiness and survival skills on the open sea. Teens.

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  43. Children: Virtual: Checkers Library TV: Deep Sea Readers

    July 19, 2022, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Checkers Library TV, a special video series designed for children, educates viewers about a variety of topics in a fun, engaging, and educational way. During the months of June and July, a new Checkers Library TV episode will be available for children to enjoy via RPL’s YouTube and Facebook pages each week. Check out the RPL YouTube page (Rowan Public Library) or Facebook page (@rowanpubliclibrary) to view the latest episodes. Children.

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  44. Children: Lee Street Theatre presents Scenes from James and the Giant Peach @ South

    July 19, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL South

    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. Children.

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  45. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ HQ

    July 19, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  46. Teens: Lost at Sea @ HQ

    July 19, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to test their seaworthiness and survival skills on the open sea. Teens.

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  47. Family: Visit All Four Branches & Be Entered to Win a Pizza Party! @ All Branches

    July 20, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Patrons are invited to visit all four RPL locations — RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West — to receive a special stamp from each location. Once all four stamps are collected, patrons’ raffle entries will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party. Completed raffle tickets must be submitted to any RPL location by Saturday, July 30 to be entered. The raffle winner will be announced during the Children and Adult Summer Reading Finale on Wednesday, August 3. Raffle entries can be obtained from any RPL location, though all four stamps must be collected to be entered into the raffle. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  48. Family: Teen: Adult: Take Away Kit Bundles @ All Branches

    July 20, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Register for fun take away kit activities everyone in the household can enjoy! Adult kits include the “Show and Shell” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create an ocean-themed magnet or picture frame. Teen kits include the “Make a Plarn Planter” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to learn how to design your own reusable planter (and other fun projects) from plastic shopping bags. A video tutorial on creating a plarn planter will be posted to RPL’s YouTube page. Family kits include the “Treasure Map Kit” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create your own treasure maps. This activity is suitable for individuals of any age or families. Individuals or families may register for the kits they need using bit.ly/SummerKits22. All take away kits are available while supplies last. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  49. Children: Lee Street Theatre presents Scenes from James and the Giant Peach @ East

    July 20, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL East

    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. Children.

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  50. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ South

    July 20, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL South

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  51. Children: Spyglass Scavenger Hunt @ All Branches

    July 20, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Children are invited to spot some awesome ocean life than through a spyglass! Visit RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West to create a spyglass and then hunt for the hidden sea creatures during June and July. Children.

    More Details
  52. Teens: Lost at Sea @ West

    July 20, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    RPL West

    Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to test their seaworthiness and survival skills on the open sea. Teens.

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  53. Adult: North Carolina Author Series: Virtual Q&A @ All Branches

    July 20, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Meet bestselling North Carolina Fiction authors Ann B. Ross and Donna Everhart and find out their secrets to writing a great story. Registration is required to attend this event; you can register at bit.ly/NCAuthors. This event series has virtual and in-person attendance options. Light refreshments provided. Adults.

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  54. Adult: Tales of Possiblity: Short Story Contest @ All Branches

    July 20, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Tell us a tale as big as a whale! Submit a short story that shows magic of possibility. Eligible entries must be original works of prose, not poetry, and must not exceed 5,000 words. Limit one submission per author, in PDF format to info@rowancountync.gov. This contest is limited to writers ages 18+. Include a cover page with the author’s name and contact information. Do not include the author’s name on the actual story as the judging will be completed blindly by library staff. Winner will be notified August 2 via their provided contact information. The winning entry will receive an award certificate and a gift basket and announced on the Children’s and Adult Summer Reading Finale Video, set to release on August 3. Adults.

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  55. Children: Lee Street Theatre presents Scenes from James and the Giant Peach @ West

    July 21, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    RPL West

    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. Children.

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  56. Children: Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) @ East

    July 21, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Summer Storytimes (Preschool to 1st Grade) This storytime program runs June 6 — July 22, 2022. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. This interactive, 30 – 45-minute program is designed for children 3 to 6 years old and their caretakers. Children.

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  57. Teens: Lost at Sea @ East

    July 21, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    RPL East

    Teens ages 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to test their seaworthiness and survival skills on the open sea. Teens.

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  58. Adult: Genealogy Workshop: Using Underutilized Resources @ HQ

    July 23, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Learn about some of the lesser used genealogical research tools. Co-hosted by the Genealogical Society of Rowan County and RPL’s Edith M. Clark History Room, this class is designed for adults ages 18+. Participants will learn how to navigate resources like Fold3, African American Heritage, Family Search, and more. Register online at bit.ly/Genealogy22. Adults.

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  59. Children: Coral Reefs for Little Ones @ East

    July 23, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    RPL East

    Preschool-aged children are invited to explore the underwater world of coral reefs. Children will create a hands-on coral reef with dough, beads, pipe cleaners, and other manipulatives. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to participate in this ocean themed adventure. Children.

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  60. Children: Virtual: Checkers Library TV: Deep Sea Readers

    July 26, 2022, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Checkers Library TV, a special video series designed for children, educates viewers about a variety of topics in a fun, engaging, and educational way. During the months of June and July, a new Checkers Library TV episode will be available for children to enjoy via RPL’s YouTube and Facebook pages each week. Check out the RPL YouTube page (Rowan Public Library) or Facebook page (@rowanpubliclibrary) to view the latest episodes. Children.

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  61. Adult: Book Bites Book Club @ HQ

    July 26, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    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 Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Adults.

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  62. Family: Visit All Four Branches & Be Entered to Win a Pizza Party! @ All Branches

    July 27, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Patrons are invited to visit all four RPL locations — RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West — to receive a special stamp from each location. Once all four stamps are collected, patrons’ raffle entries will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party. Completed raffle tickets must be submitted to any RPL location by Saturday, July 30 to be entered. The raffle winner will be announced during the Children and Adult Summer Reading Finale on Wednesday, August 3. Raffle entries can be obtained from any RPL location, though all four stamps must be collected to be entered into the raffle. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  63. Family: Teen: Adult: Take Away Kit Bundles @ All Branches

    July 27, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Register for fun take away kit activities everyone in the household can enjoy! Adult kits include the “Show and Shell” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create an ocean-themed magnet or picture frame. Teen kits include the “Make a Plarn Planter” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to learn how to design your own reusable planter (and other fun projects) from plastic shopping bags. A video tutorial on creating a plarn planter will be posted to RPL’s YouTube page. Family kits include the “Treasure Map Kit” activity, which includes all the supplies needed to create your own treasure maps. This activity is suitable for individuals of any age or families. Individuals or families may register for the kits they need using bit.ly/SummerKits22. All take away kits are available while supplies last. Children. Teens Adults. Family.

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  64. Children: Spyglass Scavenger Hunt @ All Branches

    July 27, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Children are invited to spot some awesome ocean life than through a spyglass! Visit RPL Headquarters, East, South, and West to create a spyglass and then hunt for the hidden sea creatures during June and July. Children.

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  65. Adult: Kindergarten Readiness @ HQ

    July 27, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    RPL Headquarters

    Local parents and caregivers are invited to learn more about different early literacy opportunities in Rowan County, including tips and tricks to get young children kindergarten-ready. Light refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided during the program. Adults.

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  66. Teens: National Teen Lock-In & Teen Summer Reading Finale @ HQ

    July 29, 2022, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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    RPL Headquarters

    Teens 11-17 (grades 6th-12th) are invited to celebrate the end of Summer Reading with games, door prizes, and snacks. A permission slip signed by a parent or guardian is required to participate. Teens must also watch one author chat video at the event. Teens will also redeem Summer Reading raffle tickets for tiered prizes at this event. Teens.

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Main Calendar

  1. Planning Board Monthly Meeting

    July 25, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Room

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

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Meetings

  1. Airport Advisory Board Regular Meeting

    July 12, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    The meeting will be at the airport in the conference room, located at 3670 Airport Loop Road, Salisbury, North Carolina.  

     The purpose of the meeting is to receive updates on the following projects any other matters that may come before the Board: 

    1. Large Project Funding Breakdown
    2. Inclement Weather Procedures
    3. Airport Consultant 
    4. Hangar Expansion Project
    5. Aviation Fuel Provider

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  2. Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

    July 18, 2022, 6:00 PM
    @
    J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Room

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Rowan Wild

  1. Junior Naturalist Camp

    July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022
    @
    Dan Nicholas Park

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  2. Animal Adventure Camp

    July 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022
    @
    Dan Nicholas Park

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  3. Herpetology Camp

    July 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022
    @
    Dan Nicholas Park

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