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Book and Author Events – May 2017

Author Events

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017; 12:30 PM
    A Reading and Signing with Mary Kay Andrews
    Meet New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews on tour for her new cookbook, The Beach House Cookbook. A book signing will follow the author talk.  Free and open to the public. Clemmons Library Event – Snacks and beverages from The Beach House Cookbook will be provided by the Cookin’ Book Club. Beachwear is encouraged, so make sure you wear your flip-flops, shorts, and Hawaiian shirts! No registration required; call 703-2920 for details.
    Clemmons Library, 3554 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012
  • Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    Seraphina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty
    Join us for an evening with Robert Beatty, bestselling author of Serafina and the Black Cloak and his latest Serafina and the Twisted Staff. Triumphant in her 2015 debut, Serafina cannot rest on her laurels for long. A new, mysterious evil force has entered the woods and set its sights on the Biltmore Estate. Beatty delivers an action-packed, suspenseful, emotionally resonant sequel.
    Barnes & Noble, Winston-Salem
  • Thursday, May 18 at 7 PM – 9 PM
    Travis Mulhauser, novelist
    “Sweetgirl works on so many levels, it’s difficult to know how to classify it… hilarious, heartbreaking and true, a major accomplishment from an author who looks certain to have an impressive career ahead of him.” — NPR
    Main Street Books — Davidson, NC
  • Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m.
    Bookmarks Presents Craig Johnson: A Longmire Murder Mystery
    Bookmarks will host an interactive Longmire Murder Mystery featuring Craig Johnson, the acclaimed author of the Walt Longmire series. He will be on tour for his newest book, The Highwayman: A Longmire Story, which will be out in paperback in May. The evening will revolve around a script based on key characters in the Longmire series. Throughout the event, characters will interact with guests—all of whom will be suspects and detectives.  Radio Personality JR Snyder will star as Walt Longmire and MC for the night!  Event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, and Craig Johnson will speak during dinner. Dinner will be provided by California Fresh Catering, with wine by Raffaldini Vineyards. The Murder Mystery will follow. Johnson will sign all books – and personalize them (if you wish).  Individual Tickets available by clicking here. Contact Ginger Hendricks at gh@bookmarksnc.org / 336-747-1471 for tables of 8 and Sponsorship opportunities.
    Horton Meadow, Old Salem Museum and Gardens, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Friday, May 19 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
    Book Signing Tracie Barton-Barrett
    Tracie Barton-Barrett, a psychologist, has written a beautiful novel about the impact of our pets and what they mean to us as part of our family. Dealing with the death of a beloved animal is a grief that is difficult to overcome. Join us for a discussion of the book and a visit from Nina Dix and her Canine Caregivers group who will be on hand with therapy dogs.
    Main Street Book Company, 110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144
  • Friday May 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    Carolina Belle by Rose Senehi
    Rich in emotion and driven by suspense, this tale reveals the bold, resourceful character needed for a clan to survive for five generations in the precarious business of apple growing in the North Carolina Mountains. Woven throughout this story is the fascinating history of the American apple experiment that started when countless settlers planted seeds all over a country that had no apple trees.
    Barnes & Noble, Winston-Salem
  • Thursday, May 25 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM
    Luncheon with Author, Lynne Hinton
    We invite you to our second author luncheon at Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse. Converse with New York Times bestselling author Lynne Hinton about her newest book, Traveling Light, over food and drink. Purchase your tickets on our website or in the store by May 22nd. Lynne Hinton is the author of 20 books, including the NY Times Bestseller, Friendship Cake, and, most recently, Traveling Light, which was published in January 2017 under the name Lynne Branard. She is a regular guest columnist in the Faith and Values Section for The Charlotte Observer and was selected as the 2008 Lucy B. Patterson Author of the Year by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in NC.
    Main Street Books — Davidson, NC

Special Events

  • Rowan Public Library Annual Book Sale
    Friday May 5th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday, May 6th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday, May 8th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Most items $2.00 or less.  Find great bargains at RPL’s annual book sale. On Saturday, May 6th, teachers can fill up a box for $5 with proof of ID (license or school ID).  On Monday, May 8th, anyone can fill a box for $1.00.
    Rowan Public Library, Salisbury 201 W Fisher St, Salisbury, NC 28144
  • Genealogy Class: Searching in Europe
    Saturday, May 13th at 10:00 am
    This event, co-hosted by the Genealogical Society of Rowan County and the History Room of RPL, is free and open to the public. This class explores the resources that are available to access records in European countries.  We will also discuss idiosyncrasies of culture that might create difficulties in researching certain areas. For more information or to register, click here or contact Gretchen Witt at 704-216-8232.
    Rowan Public Library, Salisbury 201 W Fisher St, Salisbury, NC 28144
  • Learn.Act.Grow.Smoothie Making With the Chef
    Monday, May 22nd, at 5:30 pm
    Chef Chris will demonstrate how to make a tasty smoothie, talk about fresh ingredients and their health benefits. Enjoy a refreshing smoothie and recipes to take home. Led by Chef Chris Herron of Morrison Healthcare and Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.  Registration requested.  Click here to register or call 704-216-7734. This event is free and open to the public.
    South Rowan Regional (China Grove)

Book Clubs

  • Book Bites Book Club, South Rowan Regional Rowan Public Library – Do you enjoy good books, fun fellowship, and tasty food?  If so, join us for this free book club where we discuss a different book each month and serve refreshments loosely related to the theme. Book Bites Book Club meets the last Tuesday of every month, and all are welcome. South Rowan Regional, China Grove.
  • Sustainability Book Club hosted by Bread Riot, second Thursdays 6:30 pm -8 pm at South Main Book Co., Salisbury
  • College, Career, and Coffee Book Club – Adult book club program at the Statesville branch of the Iredell County Public Library. The first Thursday of every month, we gather together to discuss the books we have read dealing with a particular theme. Instead of everyone reading the same book, we are able to read according to our preferences within a general topic.
  • Teen/Children – Check local library for events

Rowan Public Library • Iredell Library • Kannapolis  Library


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