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February 2013

Award-Winning Guitarist Moon Mullins Performs at RPL in February


Rowan Public Library is pleased to present award-winning thumbpicking guitarist Comer Moon Mullins on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm at RPL Headquarters in Salisbury. The concert is free and are all welcome to attend. Mullins was born the 5th child in a family of twelve children, and bought his first guitar by selling garden seeds at the age of eleven. Six months later, he won second place in a talent contest. At age 16, a friend taught Moon the basic Travis lick made famous by fellow Kentuckian, Merle Travis, in the early 1900sa thumbpicking style giving the impression of several instruments playing at once. Mullins repertoire includes traditional ballads and folk music as well as popular songs from the 1860s to the 1960s, such as Aint She Sweet, For Me and My Gal, Whos Sorry Now, Anytime, and many more. Comer has performed on stage, radio, and in TV documentaries. Since 2000, Moon has performed on the main stage at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention in Nashville, TN. In addition, Moon has recorded four gospel programs for the cable channel KSBN TV which are being aired to millions of viewers in the Americas via satellite. Please join us for this very special musical evening!

Book Chats for Children at South Rowan Regional Library


Children in grades 2-5 are invited to participate in book discussions at RPL's South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove. Each child will read a selected book and then come into the library to participate in a discussion, activity, and enjoy a snack. Featured books are: Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin Thursday, Feb. 21 @ 4:15 p.m. Grade 2 Superfudge by Judy Blume Thursday, March 7 @ 4:15 p.m. Grades 3-4 Poppy by Avi Thursday, March 21 @ 4:15 p.m. Grades 4-5

Sponsored by the Friends of Rowan Public Library

Your Membership Makes It Possible


Your membership in the Friends of Rowan Public Library allows us to sponsor such events as the Stories by the Millstream Festival. If you haven't already done so, please consider renewing your membership for 2013 so that we can continue to sponsor wonderful library events such as this. The Board of the Friends would like to share this letter from Dara Cain, childrens librarian, South Rowan Regional Library. ure in participating and learning how to call for a friend in the bush Cooee! The Thursday evening family storytelling program at the library was equally spectacular and several of the families who attended said how much they enjoyed learning about Taylors native Australia and thought he did a great job entertaining both the adults and the children during the family concert.

February 2013 Computer Classes


Introduction to NC Digital Library and eBooks
Monday, Feb. 18, 7:00-8:30 pm South Rowan Regional Library China Grove Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1:00-2:30 pm East Branch, Rockwell Thursday, Feb. 21, 9:30-11:00 am Headquarters, Salisbury Classes are free. Please call 704216-7731 to register or for more information.

Over 1,700 second graders attended the Festival on a beautiful fall day at Sloan Park. Australian storyteller Paul Taylor delighted an audience of second graders during the 13th annual Stories by the Millstream Festival. Dear Friends of the Library, On September 21 there were over 1,700 second graders and teachers at Sloan Park who got the opportunity to listen to a variety of storytellers share some amazing stories. This year marks the 13th annual Stories by the Millstream Festival. The feature teller was Paul Taylor, a native to Australia who shared Aboriginal stories dear to his heart. The second graders were greatly entertained by the many stories he told and were captivated by the instrumental music and songs. The children also took pleasst

Chocolate Festival for Teens

This wonderful event would not have been possible without the generous support of the Friends of the Library. Thank you for everything that you do to support the library and allowing special programs like the Millstream Festival to take place. The greatest thing in the world is to share stories with children, and you should be pleased to know that your generosity has put a smile on the students, teachers, and storytellers who took part in this special event. I would also like to thank Gavine Pitner, Ed Davis, and Linda Davis for volunteering to be guides and leading school groups to their storytelling sites. The day would not have been possible without your help. We hope that you had a memorable time at the park.

Tuesday, February 12th, South Rowan Regional China Grove 5:30 pm Monday, February 25th, East Branch, Rockwell 5:30 pm Tuesday, February 26th, Headquarters, Salisbury 5:30 pm
Open to all middle and high school students. Questions? 704-216-8234

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News, etc

Rowan Public Library appreciates your gifts and will purchase materials for the library that can be enjoyed by our community for years to come.

We gratefully acknowledge these recent gifts: Gifts: Timothy Park Nussman Memorials and Honorariums: In Honor of Jean Gillooly given by the Rowan Co. Master Gardener Volunteer Assoc. In Honor of Virginia Kluttz given by the Rowan Co. Master Gardener Volunteer Assoc.

In Memory of Callie Pedigo Cagle given by Jim & Bettie Lyerly In Memory of Raymond Hall Hayworth, Jr. given by the Rowan Co. Master Gardener Volunteer Assoc. In Memory of Flonnie Hysinger given by Jo Anne Bartlett and Don and Ginny Schumacher In Memory of Mrs. Wilson Smith given by the Amicitia Book Club In Memory of Alex Krestensen Taylor given by Terry & Kathy Petrucelli

Bob and Kay Amos Donnie Ashton Dale and Margaret Basinger Robert and Bonita Bloodworth Barbara Brewer John and Jacqueline Burke Midgie Dial Marie Fork Tommie Gamewell

Joyce Grant Janice Hartis Kaye and Ed Hirst Gerry Hurley Bettie Jordan Canderlaria Leyvas Jean McCombs McGuffey Graduates Book Club Rebecca McKinley Pam and Tony Misenheimer Melody Moxley Wayne and Jill Nelson Gavine Pitner

David Post Mary Rouzer Dr. and Mrs. John Robert Spencer Fred and Alice Stanback Georgette Thompson Elfriede Trott Ralph and Karen Wagoner Susan Waller Martha West Mary Lu and Michael Yavenditti In Honor of Dale Basinger given by Charles and Norma Goldman

A Gift That Keeps on Giving @ RPL

Gifts: Grey & Kathryn Dunn contributed to the Santimays-Dunn Endowment The Wilson L. Smith Family contributed to the Wilson L. Smith Family Endowment

Memorials and Honorariums: In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. John Casey and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wallace given by Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wallace to the Leo Wallace Jr. Endowment In Honor of Betty Dan Spencer given by Juanita Lagg to the Betty Dan Nicholas Spencer Endowment In Honor of Vickie and Victor Wallace and Suzanne and John Casey given by Mona and Lee Wallace to the Leo Wallace Jr. Endowment In Honor of Vickie and Victor Wallace and Lee and Mona Wallace given by Suzanne and John Casey to the Leo Wallace Jr. Endowment

In Memory of Dr. Darris Yates Bingham given by Ann Bingham to the Dr. Darris Yates Bingham Endowment
In Memory of Wally Burding given by Fran Burding to the Wally and Fran Burding Endowment In Memory of June Evans and David Evans given by Diana Ricketts to the June W. Evans and son, David B. Evans Endowment In Memory of Patricia Greene, Flonnie Hysinger, and Ralph Hair given by Melody Moxley to the Elmer and Mildred Moxley Endowment In Memory of Gordon P. Hurley, Jr. given by Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Hurley to the Buck Hurley Endowment In Memory of Francis Luther given by John and Nancy Luther to the Francis M. Luther Endowment
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Book Bites Book Club meets the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at South Rowan Regional Library (China Grove). On Feb. 26th well be discussing our next selection, The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. All are welcome!

RPL Presents the Movie:

O Brother Where Art Thou


Tuesday February 12, 6:30 pm RPL Headquarters, Salisbury
Visit RPL on the Web! www.rowanpubliclibrary.org Admission is Free! Popcorn and lemonade will be served.