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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

15 hours 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

3 days 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

4 days 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

4 days 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

4 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Rowan Public Library encourages you to look all around

By Paul Birkhead Rowan Public Library As I was walking through the stacks of Rowan Public Library recently, I happened to come across books of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Journalist to be author at Brady Symposium

Staff Report SALISBURY — The 34th Annual Brady Author’s Symposium on March 19 will feature author Salley McAden McInerney in Hedrick Little Theatre at Catawba ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Discover more stories of the past at library’s History Room

By Gretchen Beilfuss Witt Rowan Public Library The Edith M. Clark History room has some new additions which will engage and enlighten. In Miller and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Bestsellers (1-30-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1. American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins. 2. Everybody was Happy, by Hap Roberts. 3. Accidental Saints, by Nadia Bolz-Weber. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Deirdre Smith.

Library resources can unlock how to use new ‘toys’

By Amanda Bosch Rowan Public Library If you are like me and you got a Christmas gift that you may not know how to use, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Wild fiction and fascinating non-fiction this week

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com The book that everyone is talking about this month is “American Dirt,” by Jeanine Cummings. It’s raised quite a bit ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Bestsellers (1-23-20)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1.Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine, by Beth Porter. 2. Everybody was Happy, by Hap Roberts. 3. Buzz, by Thor Hanson. 4. I ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Library card lends itself to travelers

By Brooke K. Taylor Rowan Public Library Want to take a trip, but don’t have the money right now? Consider your library card a free ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Imagination, love and hope fill ‘The Starless Sea’

“The Starless Sea,” by Erin Morgenstern. Doubleday Books. 2019. 512 pp. By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Erin Morgenstern’s second book, “The Starless Sea,” comes eight ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Bestsellers (1-16-20)

Rowan bestsellers 1.Tell Me a Story, by Cassandra King Conroy. 2.The Guardians, by John Grisham. 3. Wilmington’s Lie, by David Zucchino. 4. Wild Game, by Adrienne ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Pastor launching new book on finding success

Jody Almond, senior pastor of Transformation Church in Salisbury, has published a book, “Going All In: Finding Success Through Surrender.” He’s also the founder of ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Love can only conquer so much pain

“Holding on to Nothing,” by Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne, Blair Publishing, 257 pages, $25.95. By Elizabeth Cook For the Salisbury Post The characters in Elizabeth Shelburne’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Elizabeth Cook.

Bestsellers (1-9-20)

Rowan bestsellers 1.Tell Me a Story, by Cassandra King Conroy. 2.The Guardians, by John Grisham. 3. Everybody was Happy, by Hap Roberts. 4. Where the Crawdads ... Read more

2 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

Make a New Year’s resolution to read

By Hope Loman Rowan Public Library When one thinks of making New Year’s resolutions, they usually revolve around something physical — eating healthier food, spending ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Resolved to not make New Year’s resolutions

By Stephanie Reister Rowan Public Library With numerous broken New Year’s resolutions on my record, I’m resolving to not make any at the beginning of ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Indiebound bestsellers (1-2-20)

Indiebound bestsellers Fiction 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. 2. The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett. 3. The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nahesi Coates. 4. The ... Read more

2 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

My favorite books of 2019

I don’t do resolutions, so I didn’t set a reading goal for 2019. I read mostly what I wanted to, and found great pleasure in ... Read more

2 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

New library director looking forward to challenge

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Melissa Oleen, the new director of Rowan Public Library since Jeff Hall’s retirement, was groomed to be a ... Read more

2 months ago by Deirdre Smith.

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