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Library has summer reading for adults, too

Adults ages 18+ are invited to participate in the “Exercise Your Mind — Read!” Summer Reading Program at Rowan Public Library, where they will have a chance to read, see movies and more.

To participate in “Exercise Your Mind,” visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click on the Adult Summer Reading link. Record your reading and activities starting June 10. No separate registration is required.

Participants may pick up an information packet at any library location. It has details on how to track reading hours, prize levels, activities, program information and more. Reading hours may be tracked June 10 through Aug. 5. To be eligible to enter prize drawings for gift cards, participants must record at least 15 hours of reading between those dates. Prize winners will be announced at the end-of-summer celebration, and participants do not have to be present to win.

In addition to tracking reading hours, adult programs include:

Mind’s Eye: Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 p.m., South Rowan Regional (China Grove) — Claudia Galup, a Chopra certified meditation teacher, will give a brief introduction to meditation. She will share what mediation is, and is not, and how it can expand creativity and memory. She will also lead a short meditation.

Zentangle and Other Stress Relief: June 27, 6:30 p.m., headquarters — explore the new craze of adult coloring and its therapeutic benefits, along with other stress relieving activities.

Geocaching: July 12, 6:30 p.m., South Rowan Regional — geocaching is an anytime outdoor adventure that can take you to amazing places or explore your community. Greg Stienbarger, local educator and geocaching enthusiast, has created a cache at South Regional. Learn about this free, healthy and interactive activity.

Brain Health: July 25, 6:30 p.m., headquarters — Jim Mallinson, a retired psychologist/therapist, will present a program on the workings of the brain. He will include information on lifestyle choices that help keep your brain healthy and nimble. Can completing crosswords and Luminosity really help your mind? Find out.

Parade of Nations and Sports/Olympic Trivia: Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. — Dress in support of your favorite country. A parade will be followed by the annual “trivia crack” game concentrating on Olympic sport. Awards given for largest team, best uniform and most unusual sport. Free refreshments and prizes. Families welcome.

For more information, please visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call one of the adult summer reading team members — Marian Lytle, 704-216-7732; Gretchen Witt, 704-216-8232; or Abigail Hardison, 704-216-8248. The Adult Summer Reading Program is sponsored by Friends of Rowan Public Library.

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