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Cabarrus Library to offer programs

The Cabarrus County Public Library’s One Book One Community program started this week and continues throughout October.
One Book One Community focuses on the novel “On Agate Hill” by Lee Smith, which explores North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era following the devastation of the Civil War.
Book discussions will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 at the Mount Pleasant branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library.
Upcoming activities for One Book One Community include an author visit by Lee Smith, musical and theatrical performances and a local ghost tour, as well as a pie-baking and quilt square contest.
Register at www.cabarruscounty.us/library/onebookonecommunity/events.html.
Other library events include:
– The Stepping Back in Time program will teach children about life in the 1800s through stories, crafts and hands-on activities. It’s available at each branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library on various dates in October.
– Free classes on how to access genealogy resources at the library to research family history. The first class will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Concord branch. The second class will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Kannapolis branch.

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