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Kannapolis marks National Library Week

KANNAPOLIS ó To celebrate National Library Week, share your favorite library memories with the Kannapolis Branch of Cabarrus County Public Library and they will enter your name into a drawing for a specially prepared gift bag.
There is a bag for adults, one for children and one for teens. The library asks for school supplies for the Kannapolis Schools to be given to the schools all week. Call 704-920-1180 ext. 2302 for a list of needed supplies.
Monday ó Come in and pick up free library buttons and stickers.
Tuesday ó Take a tour and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Kannapolis library. Tours will be given at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m.
Wednesday ó Complete a Bingo game if you are an adult or a scavenger hunt for children and win a prize.
Thursday ó Cold Blooded Encounters, 4 p.m. Learn about reptiles with live animals. Bring the whole family. No registration required.
Events coming up include Stories Under the Stars Gator Gumbo, Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Cabarrus County Public Library at Kannapolis and Kannapolis Parks and Recreation will co-sponsor the Cajun/Creole style Carolina Gator Gumbo Band. These four musicians will have you kicking up your heels and slapping your thighs to their southwest Louisiana style music.
This program is the first in the series ěStories Under the Starsî and is open for all ages. No sign up is required. The performance will be held on the patio (inside the library if it rains). The Gem Theatre will provide popcorn, just bring a drink, a chair or blanket and meet your neighbors.
Jason Frame, illusionist, will perform his family friendly magic show Wednesday, April 20, at 3:45 p.m. Free-for all ages, no registration required.
Author signing
George Washington of Lexington will sign his book, ěSilent Dreamsî on Saturday, April 16, 5-8 p.m. at Salisburyís Holiday Inn on Jake Alexander Boulevard.
He describes the book as ěa beautiful, simple love story dealing with faith.î He will also have some poetry there.
Washington is a graduate of A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis and is a member of the 108th drill sergeant unit in Hickory. He ran track at Campbell University as the first African-American to do so at the school.
The book is $10.95 plus $1 shipping from Washington, at 229 Valiant Drive, Lexington NC 27292. It is also available on Amazon.com.

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