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Books: Kannapolis Friends having book sale

The Friends of the Kannapolis Library will have a used Book Sale Friday, Sept. 25, from 1-6 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Old Cabarrus Bank building in Cannon Village.
Proceeds support the purchase of materials for the Kannapolis Branch and its special programs throughout the year.
The library is accepting gently used hardcover and paperback books in adult and children’s materials. Donations can be brought to the library and a tax receipt will be given for any donation. For more information, call the library at 704-920-1180.
Children’s events
Here’s a list of what’s happening in September in the Children’s Room at the Kannapolis Branch of the library.
Storytimes- Laptimers ó ages 9-24 months; Tuesdays, 10 a.m.; registration required; space is limited to 12 children.
– Wanderers ó ages 2-3 years; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m.; registration required; space is limited to 15 children.
– Family storytime ó all ages, Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.; no registration required.
Book Club: Open to fourth- and fifth-graders. First Tuesday of each month, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; registration required; space is limited to 12 children.
Writing Club: Open to third- through fifth-graders; second Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.; registration is required; space is limited to 20 children.
Al’s Slam Club: All about learning: science, language, art, math and more. Open to second- through fifth-graders. First Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.; registration required; space is limited to 20 children.
Special programs
Book Club: “The Secret Garden,” Tuesday, Sept. 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Kamishibai Man: Japanese storytelling program for second- through fifth-graders. Thursday, Sept. 17, 4-5 p.m. Stories and art project. Registration required; space is limited to 15 children. Experience a taste of Japanese storytelling. Kamishibai or “paper theater” originated in Japan in the 1920s. Kamishibai is the art of storytelling using picture cards. Men with wood stage boxes strapped on bicycles would entertain children and sell candy. During this program, participants will read “Kamishibai Man” and a Kamishibai-style story, write and draw a Kamishibai story and perhaps enjoy a candy or two.
Stories Under the Stars: Saturday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Grey Seal Puppets will perform “Tangle of Tales.” Bring a blanket and favorite beverage and the library will provide popcorn. This event will take place on the library patio; in the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved inside.

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