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Rowan Public Library plans fun for teens and children

Rowan Public Library

Are you a middle or high school teen?  If so, be sure to mark your calendars for the new programs lined up for this fall:

Life-Size Game of Clue — Some books are missing and it’s up to you to find out who took them and where they are hidden. Can you solve the mystery? All games are 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 22 at South Rowan Regional, China Grove, and at headquarters in Salisbury; Sept. 28 at East Branch, Rockwell.

Fall Festival – Come play pumpkin bowling, pumpkin sweep and other games celebrating the fall season. All programs 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 13, South Rowan Regional; Oct. 20, headquarters; Oct. 26, East Branch.

Thanksgiving in a Jar – Create Thanksgiving-themed crafts and foods in a jar. All 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 10, South Rowan Regional; Nov. 17, headquarters; Nov. 23, East Branch.

Teen Advisory Board – Teens who 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. TAB meets once a month at each library location from 4:30-5:30 p.m. East Branch TAB meets on second Monday of the month, Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9. Headquarters TAB meets on first Tuesday of the month, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3. South Rowan Regional  TAB meets on Thursdays, Oct. 15 and Nov. 12.

Anime Club – Celebrate and learn about all things Anime. Programs are the second Tuesday of the month from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at RPL headquarters, Oct. 15 and Nov. 10.

Visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click on Teen Space or call 704-216-8229 for more information about these programs.

Lego Saturdays: The library’s Lego collection will be available for free play, developing creativity, imagination and problem-solving skills. East, Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-noon; South, Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-noon.

Adventure Club: Headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. Join Robert and Johnathan for another round of adventurous hands-on science activities and projects; lasts one hour. This month: “Back to School Apple Prints.”

Children’s programs

Explorer Club: Headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m. Investigate different genre through activities based on books from throughout our collection. Programs are for children in second through fifth grade. This month’s theme will be “Fingers, Forks, and Chopsticks: Eating our way around the world.” Ever wondered why we eat what we eat? Join the club as they share recipes, answer questions and taste test specialty cuisines. Bring your favorite ethnic recipe, curiosity, an appetite and your library card. Attend Explorer Club this school year and receive your own Passport to Reading. With each club meeting you attend, receive a stamp for your passport. Children receiving three stamps by May 2016 will receive a free book. Children attending six club meetings will receive a special prize.

Lego Saturdays: The library’s Lego collection will be available for free play, developing creativity, imagination and problem-solving skills. East, Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-noon; South, Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-noon.

Adventure Club: Headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. Join Robert and Johnathan for another round of adventurous hands-on science activities and projects; lasts one hour. This month: “Back to School Apple Prints.”

Weekly events for children through Nov. 30.
Baby Time: Loosely interactive, introducing simple stories and songs to babies  6-23 months old with a parent or caregiver. About 30 minutes. Headquarters, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; East, Mondays, 10 a.m.

Toddler Time: Focused on sharing books, singing songs and encouraging listening skills for children 18-35 months old with parent or caregiver; 30 minutes. Headquarters, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; East, Mondays, 11 a.m.

Tiny Tumblers: Simple stories, musical scarves and instruments for babies 6-23 months old with  parent or caregiver. South, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.; 30 minutes.

Preschool Time: Encourages exploration of books and builds reading readiness  for children 3-5 years old. Headquarters, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.; East, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Noodle Head Story Time: For children 4 and up to enjoy listening to silly books and tales together; 30 minutes. Headquarters, Thursdays, 4 p.m.; South, Mondays, 4 p.m.

Art programs: Activities and instruction based on various themes and media.  Program activities vary by branch. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult; 30-45 minutes. Headquarters, Art in the Afternoon, Thursdays, 4:30 p.m.; East, Emma’s Easel, Thursdays, 4 p.m.; South, Art with Char, Wednesdays, 4 p.m.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors: Children 7 to 9 years old (first to third grade) can reserve a slot to read aloud to a therapy dog by calling the Children’s Room. Headquarters, Saturday, 10 a.m.

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