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Charlotte writer wins Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize

WINSTON-SALEM — Charlotte writer Barbara Johnson-Davis, whose “May Day Miracle” received honorable mention last year, has won this year’s Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize for her ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Bestsellers (3-19-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1.The Splendid and the Vile, by Erik Larson. 2. Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey. 3. Tree, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Deirdre Smith.

Find your pot of gold at Rowan Public Library

By Chelsea Rhae Childers Rowan Public Library Looking for the end of the rainbow to find a pot of gold this holiday? Look no further than ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

County makes park changes, offers curbside library service

SALISBURY — One of multiple coronavirus-related changes announced Monday, Rowan County government said park hours would be extended to 7 p.m. for families to use ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Rowan Public Library Announces Grace Period to All Borrowers

SALISBURY – Rowan Public Library on Thursday began extending a grace period through May 31, to all borrowers of physical materials. Typically, physical materials have ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Rowan Public Library’s most popular items of 2019

By Amber Covington Rowan Public Library Wondering which items were hard to catch on the shelves at Rowan Public Library last year? Here is a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Bestsellers (3-12-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1.My N.C. from A-Z, by Michelle Lanier. 2. New Morning Mercies, by Paul David Tripp. 3. Who Was Amelia ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Deirdre Smith.

Allende tells stories of conflict with fascinating characters

“A Long Petal of the Sea,” by Isabel Allende, translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. Ballentine Books. 2020. 336 pp. By Deirdre Parker Smith ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Deirdre Smith.

RPL South closed through Tuesday, March 10 due to water main repair

LANDIS — The temporary closure of Rowan Public Library’s South Rowan Regional branch, located at 920 Kimball Road, has been extended through Tuesday, March 10, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Bestsellers (3-5-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1.Eos, by Jen Guberman. 2. Free, by Patricia Commander. 3. Priscilla, by Dr. M.J. Simms-Maddox. 4. The Quaker and ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Find the joy of used book sales at the Second Saturday Bookshop 

By Laurie Lyda Rowan Public Library Are you a fan of used book sales? Of searching through boxes of potential reading treasures, looking for your ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Winners of the Rose Post Creative Nonfiction competition

CULLOWHEE—For the second year in a row, NCWN members swept first, second, and third place in the Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition. Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin of ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Rowan Public Library to host Bright Star Theatre production

SALISBURY – Every year, Rowan Public Library hosts a special Bright Star Theatre production to celebrate Black History Month, and this year’s acclaimed show is ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Friends of Rowan Public Library opening Second Saturday Bookshop

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com The Friends of Rowan Public Library are going into business — sort of. Starting Saturday, March 14, the Friends will ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Six authors coming to South Main Book Co. Saturday

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Six authors will be at South Main Book Company on Saturday to sign books and talk to readers. Among them ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Rowan Public Library offers free and fun programs for teens

By Sydney Smith Rowan Public Library Keeping teenagers preoccupied with meaningful activities can often feel like a challenge. If you’re looking to enrich your teens’ ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Bestsellers (2-27-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1. The Unwilling, by John Hart (preorders). 2. Everybody was Happy, by Hap Roberts. 3. Salisbury and Rowan County, ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Visiting Writers Series continues with Min Jin Lee

HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series continues with Min Jin Lee on March 5, 2020 at 7 p.m. in Belk Centrum. Min Jin Lee ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

M.J. Simms-Maddox featured at Writers Night Out

M.J. Simms-Maddox, Ph.D., author of “The Priscilla Series” will be the featured presenter at the North Carolina Writers’ Network regional meeting Thursday, Feb. 27. Simms-Maddox ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Lifestyles.

Tonight’s Bright Star Theatre performance rescheduled to March 10

Bright Star Touring Theatre performance of “Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement 1955-1968” at Rowan Public Library headquarters, scheduled for tonight, has been ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

You matter to the 2020 Census

By Paulette Stiles Rowan Public Library With all the sound and fury coming out of Washington, it is easy to forget that individuals matter, and ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Bestsellers (2-23-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1. The Unwilling, by John Hart (preorders). 2. Fearless and Determined, by David Freeze. 3. The Wonderful Things You ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

NC Literary Hall of Fame to induct five

SOUTHERN PINES — Five writers — a beloved poet, novelist, scholar and literary citizen; the author of a literary blockbuster; an award-winning chronicler of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

How a house unmade and made a family

“The Dutch House,’ by Ann Patchett, HarperCollins. 2019, 352 pp. By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com “The Dutch House” is and is not the biography of ... Read more

2 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

Bestsellers (2-13-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1. Everybody was Happy, by Hap Roberts. 2. The Unwilling, by John Hart (preorders). 3. Confederate States Military Prison, ... Read more

2 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

Historical fiction: time travel without the jet lag

By Abby Hardison Rowan Public Library Successful historical fiction authors deeply research the time periods they write about, and the smallest details such as clothing ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Bestsellers (2-6-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1.In a Jar, by Deborah Marcero. 2. A Very Stable Genius, by Phllip Rucker, Carol Leonnig. 3. Big Lies ... Read more

2 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

NC Writers’ Network Spring Conference April 18

GREENSBORO — North Carolina Writers’ Network, which turns 35 this year, will host its 2020 Spring Conference on Saturday, April 18, at the University of ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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