Pumpkin books for every taste
By Paul Birkhead
Rowan Public Library
Computer classes: Genealogy Online - South, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.; East, Oct. 16, 1 p.m. (registration required for East Branch only, call 704-216-7731; Oct 18, 9:30 a.m., headquarters.
Participants will learn how to sign up for a free e-mail account and how to begin using e-mail to send and receive messages. Classes are free. Sessions are approximately 90 minutes long. Class size is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dates and times at all locations are subject to change without notice.
Children's Storytime: Weekly Storytime is through Nov. 29. For more information, call 704-216-8234.
Headquarters - Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time (18- to 35-month-olds; Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Baby Time (6- to 23-month-olds); Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Time (3- to 5-year-olds); 4 p.m., Noodlehead (4- to 8-year-olds).
South - Mondays, 4 p.m., Noodlehead (4- to 8-year-olds); Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Baby Time (6-23 months); 1:30 p.m., Preschool Time (3-5 years); Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time (18-35 months).
East - Mondays, 9:30 a.m., Baby Time (6-23 months); Mondays, 11 a.m., Toddler Time (18-35 months); Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Time (3-5 years).
'Hunger Games' 411 events at Headquarters: - Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., movie night, "In Time" (PG-13). Thursday, 12:30 p.m., brown bag lunch Hunger Games book discussion (BYOLunch, dessert and drink provided). Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m., movie night, "I Am Legend" (PG-13).
For more details or a complete list of events in all four counties, visit 411communityread.wordpress.com.
JR's Adventure Club: headquarters, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. Enjoy time building, exploring or discovering something new. Call 704-216-8234 to learn more.
Book Chats for Children: South only. Oct. 11, 4:15 p.m., "Hot Fudge" by James Howe (grade 2). Oct. 25, 4:15 p.m., "The World According to Humphrey" by Betty G. Birney (grades 3-4). Children in grades 2-5 are invited to participate in Book Chats at South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call 704-216-7728 for more information.
Histories and Mysteries at China Grove Roller Mill: Oct. 14, 2 p.m., 308 N. Main St., China Grove. A free and entertaining afternoon of histories and mysteries that the whole family can enjoy. RPL's own John Tucker will be on hand to provide stories for children of all ages. Tours of the building will be offered throughout the afternoon. Sponsored by the China Grove Historical Society and RPL.
Musical Petting Zoo: Headquarters, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. on the lawn. RPL is teaming up with the Rowan Blues and Jazz Society to present the festival. It will feature tellers from the North Carolina Black Storytellers Association, local talent and renowned storyteller and guitarist Fruteland Jackson.
Fall Photowalk: South branch, Oct. 22, 6 p.m. Join us for another photography workshop and photowalk. Aspiring photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited. Please call 704-216-8229 or e-mail AprilEverett@rowancountync.gov for details.
Teen Murder Mystery Night: All 5:30-7 p.m. South, Oct. 23; East, Oct. 29; headquarters, Oct. 30. Is it Miss Dara in the kitchen with the rope or Miss Erika in the library with the lead pipe? Help us solve the mystery. For more information call 704-216-8234.
PAC ClubOct. 27, 11 a.m. The Children's Department has a new program for kids this fall. Popular Activities and Crafts Club, focusing on a different popular children's book series each month. Call 704-216-8234 for more information.
Book Bites Club: South only. Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., "Water Garden" by Kristin Hannah. Book discussion groups for both adults and children will meet the last Tuesday of each month. The group is open to the public and anyone is free to join at any time. There is a discussion of the book, as well as light refreshments at each meeting. For more information call 704-216-8229.
Displays for October: Headquarters, Family Crisis/Domestic Violence Awareness; South, student art by Carson High School; East, art by Coleen Walton.
Literacy: Call the Rowan County Literacy Council at 704-216-8266 for more information on teaching or receiving literacy tutoring for English speakers or for those for whom English is a second language.