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Pages and pages of scrapbook information at library

SALISBURY — If you are a scrapbooker you have something in common with Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain and President Rutherford B. Hayes. Scrapbooks! Mark Twain reserved Sundays for scrapbooking and in 1872 patented an adhesive scrapbook with prepasted pages.
Scrapbooking has been around for centuries. They were called friendship albums, common-place books or memory books. Statistics indicate that scrapbooking is the fastest growing sector of the craft and hobby industry today. Many attribute the passion for scrapbooking to the renewed interest in genealogy, while others find it a good way to save and display their photographs. What a great way to preserve your precious memories.
“The Ultimate Book of Memory Albums,” published by Leisure Arts, and “The Creative Memories Way: Creating Keepsake Albums and Building Your Family Legacy” by Cheryl Lightle, Rhonda Anderson and Shari MacDonald, will get you started, from how to organize your material to the types of paper to use.
Ideas for those fantastic vacations can be found in “Scrapbooking Your Vacations: 200 Page Designs” by Susan Ure, or “Travel Scrapbooks: Creating Albums of Your Trips and Adventures,” by Memory Makers Books. These publications include creative uses for memorabilia, including passports, coins, brochures, maps and more.
“Scrapbooking Baby’s Cherished Moments” by Rebecca Carter and “Memory Makers School Days Scrapbooks” by Memory Makers Books provide a wide variety of ideas to help you capture those fleeting moments in time.
With the digital age upon us, more and more people are creating their scrapbooks using scanners to reproduce the photographs, and desktop publishing programs to create professional-looking layouts. If that is you, then you will find an exciting range of creative possibilities in Maria Given Nerius’ book “Digital Scrapbooking: Using Your Computer to Create Exciting Scrapbook Pages.”
Many more titles on this subject are available at your library. Come by soon.
Fall Story Time: Now-Nov. 29. For more information call 704-216-8234.
Baby Time — A loosely interactive program introducing simple stories and songs to 6- to 23-month-olds and their parents. Headquarters, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; East, Mondays, 10 a.m.
Toddler Time — A program for children 18 to 35 months old with a parent, focused on sharing books, singing songs and encouraging listening skills. Headquarters, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; East, Monday, 11 a.m.
Tiny Tumblers — A loosely interactive program for children 6 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver introducing simple stories, musical scarves and instruments. Same program offered two separate days. South, Tuesdays or Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Time — A program for 3- to 5-year-olds to encourage the exploration of books and to build reading readiness skills. Headquarters, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.; South, Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.; East, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
Noodle Head Story Time — For children ages 4 to 8 to enjoy silly books and tales together. Headquarters, Thursdays, 4 p.m.; South, Mondays, 4 p.m.
Art programs — Learn different art techniques and start a new art project. Runs weekly during Story Time. Art in the Afternoon, Headquarters, Thursdays, 4:30 p.m.; The Paintbrush, South, Wednesdays, 4 p.m.; Art with Char, East, Thursdays, 4 p.m.
Book Bites Club: South (only), Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” by Agatha Christie. Book discussion groups for adults and children 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, please call 704-216-8229.
Teen program: All 5:30-7 p.m. Free monthly programs for middle and high school students. Live action games. Life-size Angry Birds and more. Questions? Call 704-216-8234. South, Tuesday.
Friends book sale: of Do you like books, audiobooks and movies? Have any book-lovers on your holiday list? If so, mark your calendar for the Friends of Rowan Public Library Annual Book Sale and get your holiday shopping done early. The sale will be at RPL Headquarters during the following dates and times: Friday, Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. for members only preview sale. Memberships available at the door for $10; Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sale items include fiction and nonfiction hardbacks and paperbacks; children’s books; DVDs and VHS videos; audiobooks on CD and cassette and more. Most items will be priced $2 or less. Christmas baskets will also be available during the preview sale; prices vary.
For more information, call 704-216-8240. Debit/credit cards will be accepted.
Displays for October: headquarters, NAMI by Jo Kearns; South, student art work by Carson High School; East, wood by Whitey Harwood.
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.

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