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Ready to do some research? The library has online help

If your thoughts have turned from the beach to back-to-school, you may be interested in some of the research resources available from Rowan Public Library.
Visit the library’s home page at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org, and click on NCLive. You will need your library card number and PIN to connect.
Once connected, you’ll find a huge collection of resources, including online magazines, newspapers, ebooks and more. For reports or information related to North Carolina, look for the “Everything NC!” link. Links to the home pages of government agencies, statistical reports, health information, tax forms and more have been gathered into one place, so it’s a great place to begin your research.
Younger students will want to check out NCPedia, an online encyclopedia all about North Carolina. NCPedia highlights North Carolina’s unique resources, culture and people to enrich, educate and inform. It is coordinated and managed by the Government and Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina.
Clicking on the “biography and people” link lets you search North Carolina biographies by county or profession, or browse an A to Z list. Under the “government and politics” tab, you’ll find a link to North Carolina state symbols, a popular assignment topic.
Adult students looking for background information on various topics may be interested in links to the State Center for Health Statistics, State Data Center and State Demographics, again all available from the “Everything NC!” start page.
The North Carolina State Government Publications Collection connects you to reports, research guides and an interactive timeline of NC history. You can also search publications by specific state agency.
For help with these resources or other research questions, contact Rowan Public Library today.
Book Bites Club: South Regional (only), Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m., “The All-Girl Filling Station,” by Fannie Flagg. 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.
Darrell Connor and the Country Music Legends Band — headquarters, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., Stanback Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. His concert is part of the Cheerwine Music Hour, co-sponsored by Friends of Rowan Public Library. Please enter the Stanback Auditorium at the entrance near the historic Henderson Law Office.
Library closing: Aug. 30-Sept. 1, all locations closed for Labor Day. Regular hours resume Sept. 2, 9 a.m.
Displays for August: headquarters, anime by Robert Clyde Allen; South, lunch boxes by Sharon Ross; East, flowers by Helen Holland.
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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