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Rowan Public Library hosting events throughout November

The Rowan Public Library will offer a number of educational programs at each of its branches throughout the month of November.

• Nov. 1: Explorer Club

Investigate different genres through fun activities based upon books from throughout our collection. This month’s theme will be “Memory Lane.” Children should bring photos of their favorite family members for activities centered on the books of Patricia Polacco. Photos will be returned, and refreshments will be included. This program is open to children in grades three and up and will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the library’s headquarters, 201 W.. Fisher Street in Salisbury. Call 704-216-8234 for more details.

• Nov. 4: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Teens that join this board provide input on the library’s teen programming and book selection and discuss current events and issues of interest to teens in Rowan County. Meetings are held once a month from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher Street in Salisbury. Teens should contact their local library if they’re interested in joining.

• Nov. 4: Computer Basics Class

If you’re new to computers – or if you’ve just never felt comfortable with them – this is the class for you. We’ll go over the very basics of computers – from discussing computer components to how programs are opened and closed. We may even get some practice clicking the mouse. This event will be held from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher Street in Salisbury. Call 704-216-8242 for more information. 

• Nov. 10 – Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Teens that join this board provide input on the library’s teen programming and book selection and discuss current events and issues of interest to teens in Rowan County. Meetings are held once a month from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the East Branch, 110 Broad Street in Rockwell. Teens should contact their local library if they’re interested in joining.

• Nov. 13 – Book Chat

Fourth and fifth graders are invited to join in a special book discussion of “How to Eat Fried Worms” by Thomas Rockwell. Registration is required. Each participant receives a copy of the book when they register. This event will be held at the South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road in China Grove from 4:15 p.m. until 5 p.m. Call 704-216-7728 for more details. You may register at any library location.

• Nov. 17 – Teen Program

All middle and high school teens are invited to the library for a free night of fun. This month’s theme is “Message Me!” Communication has changed dramatically over the years. Utilize your knowledge of how sending messages has changed over the centuries on a library scavenger hunt. This event is held at the East Branch, 110 Broad Street in Rockwell from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Call 704- 216-7842 for more information.

• Nov. 18 – Teen Program

All middle and high school teens are invited to join us for a free night of fun. This month’s theme is “Message Me!” Communication has changed dramatically over the years. Utilize your knowledge of how sending messages has changed over the centuries on a library scavenger hunt. This event is held at the South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road in China Grove and the Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher Street in Salisbury from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Call 704-216-7728 in China Grove and 704-216-8245 in Salisbury for more information.

• Nov. 18 – Book Bites Book Club

We’ll be discussing “Guests on Earth” by Lee Smith, the fictional story of Evalina Toussaint and her experiences in Highland Hospital, where she meets Zelda Fitzgerald and other notable patients. New members are always welcome. Light refreshments will be served. This event will be held at South Rowan Regional Library from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-7841 for more information.

• Nov. 20 – Computer Basics Class

If you’re new to computers – or if you’ve just never felt comfortable with them – this is the class for you. We’ll go over the very basics of computers – from discussing computer components to how programs are opened and closed. We may even get some practice clicking the mouse. This event is held at RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher Street, Salisbury from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Call 704-216-8242 for more information.

• Nov. 20 – Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Teens that join this board provide input on the library’s teen programming and book selection and discuss current events and issues of interest to teens in Rowan County. Meetings are held once a month from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road in China Grove. Teens should contact their local library if they’re interested in joining.

• Nov. 22 – Adventure Club

Adventurous hands-on science based activities and projects for all ages. This month’s theme is “Pirate Ships and Pirate Maps.” This event is held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher Street in Salisbury. Call 704-216-8234 for more details.

Need something a little more advanced? The library also offer access to more than 300 online instructor-led courses covering anything from beginning guitar to Microsoft Word. Visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click on “Online Tools” to get started with Gale Courses today.

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