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Bluegrass picker performs May 15; annual book sale starts Friday

One of bluegrass music’s most esteemed artists will revisit Rowan Public Library.
The next act in the Cheerwine Music Hour series, Wayne Henderson, is no stranger to the stage or Rowan County. Henderson has appeared several times at Rowan Public Library, and will return to the stage in a few short weeks. Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family and neighbors in Grayson County, Va. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, the White House, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven Asian nations. In addition to his reputation as a musician, Henderson is a master guitar and mandolin artisan. Henderson notes that “anytime someone will sit down and listen to me play, it’s an exciting gig.”
Please join us on Thursday, May 15, in the Stanback Auditorium of Rowan Public Library. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Please use the entrance closest to the historic Henderson Law Office. Visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8240 for more information.
The Cheerwine Music Hour, a concert series dedicated to highlighting roots of music and bringing the community together, has been made possible through funding from Cheerwine and Friends of Rowan Public Library.
Library’s annual book sale: Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Monday, May 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sale items include fiction and nonfiction hardbacks and paperbacks, DVDs, audiobooks and children’s books. Most items $2 or less.
Children’s Storytime: Weekly Story Time through May 2. For more information call 704-216-8234.
Toddler Time (18- to 35-month olds) — 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, headquarters; 11 a.m. Mondays, East.
Baby Time (6- to 23-month olds) — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, headquarters; 10 a.m. Mondays, East.
Preschool Time (3- to 5-year-olds) — 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, headquarters; 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, South; 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Thursdays, East.
Noodlehead (4- to 8-year-olds) — 4 p.m. Thursdays, headquarters; 4 p.m. Mondays, South.
Tiny Tumblers (6- to 35-month-olds) — Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., South.
Children’s art programs: Learn different art techniques and start a new art project; runs weekly during storytime. Art in the Afternoon, headquarters, Thursdays, 4:30 p.m.; Art Party, South, Wednesdays, 4 p.m.; Art with Char, East, Thursdays, 4 p.m.
Outdoor exploration workshop: South, Monday, 5:45-7:15 p.m. Learn about planning day trips, local and regional parks and trails, travel and safety tips and more. All ages welcome, but anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be door prizes. Participants who attend four out of five workshops will be entered to win grand prize. No charge to participate, but registration is required. Visit the website or call 704-216-7734 to register or for more information.
Book Bites Club: South (only), Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn. 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.
Displays for April: headquarters, 411 Community Read; South, student art by Carson High School; East, Rockwell Civitans.
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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