Genealogy research class coming Saturday at library

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rowan Public Library

Upcoming events at Rowan Public Library

Genealogy research class: Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-noon.  An introductory course on beginning genealogy research sponsored by the library and the Genealogical Society of Rowan. Local and web resources will be explored and explained by members of the Genealogical Society and History Room. Reserve your spot by calling Gretchen Witt at 704-216-8232 or by going online at

Book Bites Book Club: South (China Grove), Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8 p.m. Free, open to the public. If you enjoy good books, fellowship and tasty food, join us for this club where we discuss a different book each month and serve refreshments loosely related to the theme. This month’s book choice is “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evilby John Berendt. Need a copy? Call 704-216-7841.

Blazin’ Blues Bob: In concert Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m. Bob Paolino is an accomplished blues musician specializing in roots blues with his major influences being Robert Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Muddy Waters and Blind Willie McTell. A dynamic slide player, he loves to perform in all styles of blues — Delta, Piedmont and Texas. As an amateur blues historian, educating about the players and the history behind the blues is always part of his performances. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show sponsored by Friends of Rowan Public Library.

Computer classes: If you’re new to computers or never felt comfortable, Computer Basics will cover the everything from components to programs. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7-8:30 p.m., headquarters; and Thursday, Oct. 29, 9:30-11 a.m.

Getting to know your iPad, headquarters, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7-8 p.m. Discussion of components, navigation, apps. Must preregister, bring you own iPad, charged, and with an updated operating system, and have a current, valid Apple ID. Free signup at  Space is limited. Call Paul Birkhead at 704-216-8242 to reserve a spot.

Family event: Histories and Mysteries at the Roller Mill, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2-4 p.m., China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St., China Grove. Learn about a local landmark. For the whole family, a free and entertaining afternoon of storytelling by Marian Lytle and refreshments from 2-4 p.m.  Tours of the four-story building and the original mill equipment will be offered throughout the afternoon. This event is sponsored by the China Grove Historical Society and Rowan Public Library. Call 704-216-7728 for more details.

Fall Photowalk: Open to all ages and skill levels; registration is requested. Bring your own camera (even if it’s on your phone) and wear comfortable walking shoes. Downtown Salisbury. In the event of rain, the Photowalk will be canceled. Please call 704-216-8242 for more information or to register. Register online at Headquarters, Saturday, Oct. 24, 10: a.m.-noon; South, Thursday, Oct. 29, 5:30-7 p.m., explore the China Grove Roller Mill.

Displays: Headquarters, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and Family Crisis; South, Carson High School Student Art; East, handmade jewelry by Myrtis Trexler.

Gallery at headquarters: Photographic prints and tintypes by David Lamanno.

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.