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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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks ago by Deirdre Smith.

Keep calm and read on during the holidays

By Chelsea Rhae Childers Rowan Public Library SALISBURY — Rowan Public Library wishes you a happy holiday season! As always, we aim to provide as many ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Salisbury’s 2019 bestsellers

South Main Book Co. Adult 1. The Southern Side of Paradise, by Kristy Woodson Harvey. 2.  Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. 3. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Deirdre Smith.

Rowan Public Library’s Cards for a Cause collects over 2,000 cards

By Laurie Lyda Rowan Public Library SALISBURY – This holiday season, Rowan Public Library’s Cards for a Cause campaign collected a record 2,165 cards. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

South Main Book Co. has a new owner

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — South Main Book Co. has a new owner for the new year. Alissa Redmond has bought the business ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Deirdre Smith.

Friends of RPL membership drive in full swing

The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.                      — Albert Einstein   The Friends of Rowan Public ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Bestsellers (12-19-19)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1. The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. 2. The Guardians, by John Grisham. 3. Agent Running in the Field, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Deirdre Smith.

Book briefs: New Jan McCanless book; poet coming to Concord

Local author Jan McCanless has a new book coming out, a compilation of her humor columns and magazine articles. This third collection is titled Bizarre Brain ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Deirdre Smith.

Meaningful children’s books make great gifts

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com From the revered British illustrator, a modern fable for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons, featuring 100 color and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Deirdre Smith.

December library notes

  Cards for a Cause (HQ, East, South): Through Dec. 18: Create holiday cards to be delivered to active service members in the United States ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

You give books for Christmas. Here are a few ideas

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com You’re a book lover, so you give books for Christmas. Do you share your favorites or look for something new? ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Bestsellers (12-12-19)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1. Olive, Again, by Elizabeth Strout. 2. Everybody was Happy, by Hap Roberts. 3. Fearless & Determined, by David Freeze. 4. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Library celebrates bookmark design winners

SALISBURY – Rowan Public Library celebrated the winners of its annual Bookmark Design Contest with a special reception on Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Education.

Seven things you can do with your library card

By Amber Covington Rowan Public Library Sign up for free online classes with Gale Courses. Visit https://education.gale.com/l-sali70984/ to enroll in a class today. Classes range ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Librarian retires, but she’ll be back helping Santa

By Laurie Lyda Rowan Public Library If you visit any of Rowan Public Library’s branches, then you have likely seen the children’s departments in action: ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

‘The Body’ a wonderland of mystery

“The Body: A Guide for Occupants,” by Bill Bryson. Doubleday. 2019. 450 pp. By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypost.com Here’s the book to give to people ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Bestsellers (12-5-19)

Rowan bestsellers South Main Book Co. 1. Everybody was Happy, by Hap Roberts. 2. Olive, Again, by Elizabeth Strout. 3. Fearless & Determined, by David Freeze. 4. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Deirdre Smith.

Dishes for all: Inclusive holiday meals to please every diet

By Hannah Hemphill Rowan Public Library The holidays are a wonderful time to gather together with family and friends over a laboriously prepared and often ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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