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Millstream Storytelling Festival

To celebrate Rowan Public Librarys 12th annual Stories by the Millstream Festival, performer Suzi Whaples will be at the library for a family storytelling program. This exciting event will take place on Thursday, September 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Stanback Room at Headquarters in Salisbury. Please join us for a free and fun evening of entertaining stories that will captivate your attention Over the last 30 years Suzi has been entertaining people of all ages with her stories in at least 19 states. Last year she was a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. The stories Suzi tells are mostly stories that she has written and family stories passed down from her Appalachian ancestors. Her talent is combining Appalachian myth, legend, life experiences, and culture into an enthralling performance.

On the Road with Bernie Harberts

Bernie Harberts traveled Bernie has produced with his mule, Woody (to an extraordinary collecbe joined later by Maggie tion of local photos and the Pony) and his camera recollections that could 600 miles from the coast to only be acquired by the mountains. traveling at the speed of Bernie will talk about conversation. He will his journey at the librarys share his slides, recipes, Road Scholar program, part and the lively stories of our Centennial Celethat let audience bration, on Tuesday, Polly and Bernie Harberts read members experience the vanishing web of October 4 at 7:00 in the Too Proud to Ride a Cow. Stanback Auditorium. rural NC life. This project is made possible by a Join us for the compelling program grant from the North Carolina Humaniand discover why Pin Hook was named ties Council, a statewide nonprofit and for the way early residents fished, Hell affiliate of the National Endowment Town has nothing to do with the devil, for the Humanities. and flour burgers face extinction. Everyone is welcome for the program. A reception will follow, along with a chance to meet Bernie and talk more about his adventures. (He recently completed a journey across Tasmania on a ten dollar bicycle!).

September 2011

Sponsored by the Friends of Rowan Public Library

Mark Your Calendar for These RPL Events

Tuesday, September 13 6:30 p.m Stanback Room HQ Book Bites Discussion of the book The Secret Garden Tuesday, September 20 7:00 p.m Stanback Room HQ Collette Vacations preview night: Learn about a trip to Ireland April 10-19, 2012 and a tour of northern U.S. National Parks July 13-20, 2012. Tuesday, September 27 6:30 p.m. Stanback Room HQ Movie night showing The Secret Garden Thursday, September 29 7:00 p.m. Trinity Oaks Retirement Community Summer Reading Challenge featuring John Hart, author of Iron House and other books. Interview, book signing and light refreshments Contact Barbara Setzer at for more information. August 20November 19 Waterworks Visual Arts Center Through a Soldiers Eyes: Remembering Vietnam, a collaborative exhibit sponsored by Waterworks and RPL featuring photos, artifacts, and interactive exhibits from Rowan County Vietnam Veterans.

Summer Readers Rule

RPL just concluded a summer of reading with over 100 preschool and elementary school programs. The theme was One World, Many Stories. Thousands of children and parents participated at the librarys three branches and at RPLs new Western Rowan Outreach Center located in Cleveland Town Hall. The children reported reading over 9800 hours. We congratulate the winners of our official One World, Many Stories prize baskets: Abby Buechler, Emma Hamilton, Hunter Watts, Kolton Broadus, Emma Grace Shoe and Neely Vinson. Teens who registered for the Teen Summer Reading Program, You Are Here, were encouraged to fill out reading logs, write book reviews and draw a book cover in order to bid on some wonderful prizes provided by the Friends of Rowan Public Library. The 155 participating teens submitted 41 book covers, 226 book reviews and turned in over 7600 hours of reading.

Upcoming Events for Children and Teens

American Girls Book Club @ HQ in Salisbury Saturdays 11:00 a.m. September 24, October 22, and November 19 A book discussion group about the life and times of the American Girls characters. This year we will be discussing Addy. JR Adventure Club @ HQ in Salisbury Saturdays 11:00 a.m. September 17, October 8, and November 12 Enjoy time building, exploring or discovering something new. Teen ProgramsMiddle school and High School Students September Game show challenges 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Headquarters: Tuesday, Sept. 20 East Branch: Monday, Sept. 26 South Rowan Regional: Tuesday, Sept. 27

Kim Macedo from Action Animals entertained participants with this Macaw and other guests. The Rowan Public Library would like to thank all of the sponsors of the One World, Many Stories and You Are Here summer reading programs: Cheerwine, Patterson Farms, Woodleaf Lanes, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA, First Bank, Carowinds, NC Zoo, Ultimate Sports Apparel, Subway, Curt and Gerrys Dairy Bar, Jeters Deli, Chick-Fil-A, The State Library of North Carolina, Rowan County, and a very special thanks to the Friends of the Rowan Public Library.

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A Gift That Keeps on Giving @ RPL

In 2011 Rowan Public Library Foundation celebrates its first 100 years of service to the citizens of Rowan County! Throughout its first 100 years RPL has grown into a great public library dedicated to encouraging the joy of reading and life long learning. As part of this celebration the RPL Foundation has set a goal to add 100 new endowments in 2011 in support of continued improvement and expansion of library resources and services during its next 100 years of service to the community. Currently, the Foundations primary focus is to enhance the librarys collection of books and other resources. There are now 144 named endowments, ranging from a minimum of $1,000 to over $100,000. Please consider celebrating with us by establishing a named endowment through the Foundation, Endowments may be established in the name of the donor or in memory or in honor of someone. An endowment can be established with a minimum gift of $1,000, which can be paid in installments. For information about setting up an endowment, please call Pam at 704-216-8231. The Foundation is a tax-exempt public 501(c)(3) foundation, and all contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the many individuals and organizations that have already established endowments. Following are some of the items recently acquired by Rowan Public Library with funds provided by the Foundations endowments. Phillip K. Barton Foundation Executive Director

We gratefully acknowledge these recent gifts: Gavine Pitner to the Stuart Pitner Endowment In Honor of Mrs. Christine W. Gantt given by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Jordan to the Mrs. Christine W. Gantt Endowment In Honor of John Hall given by Beverly and Phillip Norris to the John A. and Nina E. Hall Endowment In Honor of Cathy Kirchin given by Beverly and Phillip Norris to the John A. and Nina E. Hall Endowment In Honor of Betty Dan Spencer given by Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Cannon, Jr., to the Betty Dan Nicholas Spencer Endowment In Memory of Wally Burding given by Dale and Margaret Basinger, Midgie Dial, Jim and Lucinda Epperson, Bob and Daphne Esasky, Marie Fork, Rebecca Hyde, Dawn Isenberg, Dr. and Mrs. Richard Jordan, Melody Moxley, Gavine Pitner, Ruth Trollinger, Louise Waddell, Tommie and Susan Waller, and Amy Harrell Williams to the Wally and Fran Burding Endowment In Memory of Elinor Swaim given by Dennis and Rebecca Blazier, Midgie Dial, Penny Hornsby, Rowan County Literacy Council, Rowan Republican Women, Robert and Pam Setzer, Mr. and Mrs. John Steele, Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Waller, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Warlilck, and Ralph and Susan Wear to the Elinor Henderson Swaim Endowment In Memory of Bill Swaim given by Dennis and Rebecca Blazier, Rowan Republican Women, Robert and Pam Setzer, and Ralph and Susan Wear to the Wilborn S. Swaim Endowment

Arnold and Kate Mills Snider Endowment The Practical Naturalist

James A. Waddell, Jr. Endowment Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records by Ron Arons

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A Gift That Keeps on Giving @ RPL

Winford L. Fink Endowment Rocks & Minerals (DVD)

Eddie and Rose Post Endowment Buying Time for Heritage by Myrick Howard

Thomas Franklin and Dellene Lyerly Gudger Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives

Lentz/Lantz/Lence/Lance Endowment Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought by Michael Stephenson

Joe L. and Hester M. Sims Endowment Monarchy (DVD)

John D. Hoffman Endowment What are Citizens Basic Rights? by William Thomas

Vernelle Gilliam Palmer Endowment Lost Worlds (DVD)

Dale and Margaret Basinger Endowment Refuge: A Film About Darfur (DVD)

Colleen King Leinbach Metropolis: The Splendor of Cities Throughout the Ages (DVD)

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September 2011 Computer Classes

Absolute Beginners
Monday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. South Rowan Regional, China Grove Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.* East Branch, Rockwell *Reservations required, East branch only, call Ed at (704) 216-7737 Thursday, September 15, 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Headquarters, Salisbury

NC Live Videos
Have you ever viewed videos from the NC LIVE Video Collection? Over 100 new PBS videos have just been added to those already there. New additions include the complete 14-part awardwinning Civil Rights Era documentary Eyes on the Prize; the popular Ken Burns series The National Parks: Americas Best Idea; Masterpiece Theater titles including Wuthering Heights, Turn of the Screw, Wind in the Willows, Anna Karenina, and many more.

All classes are free and open to the public. Dates and times correct at time of printing. To watch the videos, go to NC LIVE from the RPL home page in the library computer labs or at home and click on Videos. From home, use your library card number and PIN number to access NC LIVE. For more information, ask at your library branch or call 704-2168243. NC LIVE received a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the State Library of North Carolina and the Department of Cultural Resources to purchase the PBS videos. LSTA grants are federal funds awarded by the State Library to eligible North Carolina libraries.
Rowan Public Library appreciates your gifts and will purchase materials for the library that can be enjoyed by our community for years to come.

October Movie Alert

Our movies for October will be documentaries God Grew Tired of Us and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. The winner of the Sundance Festival in 2006, God Grew Tired of Us tracks some of the lost boys of Sudan as they acclimate to the new landscape of the U.S. A headliner at Sheffield Doc/Fest (the British documentary festival), The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is a comic look at advertising in a movie financed completely by brands, advertising and product placement.

Gifts Charles Wasson Memorials and Honorariums In Honor of Tammy Crater given by David Morton Alexander In Memory of Sara Ann Spear given by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Jordan


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Friends of Rowan Public Library Membership Application

Name: Address: Telephone: Please indicate your choice of membership: Individual ($10) Literary & Civic Organization ($25) Family ($15) Patron & Business ($100)

Please make your check payable to: Friends of Rowan Public Library and mail it with this application to: Friends of Rowan Public Library 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury NC 28144 Library most used: Visit RPL on the Web! East Branch (Rockwell) Headquarters (Salisbury) South Rowan Regional (China Grove)

Please contact me to help with Friends programs and events.