Kannapolis signs up for community reading program

KANNAPOLIS - The 411 Community Read Program is returning in March, and the City of Kannapolis is participating with a variety of fun events. A collaborative effort between Cabarrus, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties, the program features activities and events organized around a single book to create the ultimate interactive reading experience.
This year, the program is organized around Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, a novel written by Robin Sloan. Beginning in March, events, challenges, discussions, activities and more will be held, motivating kids of all ages to read, think and interact.
All residents are encouraged to stop by the Kannapolis Library, and pick up a copy of the book today! A complete list of program events in Kannapolis is below. For more information or to register for any of the City's events, contact Becky Tolle at btolle@cityofkannapolis.com or 704-920-4343.
Visit 411communityread.wordpress.com for more information about the program and to see a complete list of all events throughout the region.
411 Community Read Events in Kannapolis:
Book Discussions
Thursday, March 6 – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, NCRC; 11 a.m.
Tuesday, March 11 – Kannapolis Library; 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 – Kannapolis Middle School; 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 18 – Kannapolis Library; 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 1
LEGO Mania
Village Park; 11 a.m.
Build a city out of LEGOs! Kids of all ages are welcome. Registration is required. Fee is $10.
Thursday, March 6
Book Store Tour
Village Park; 8:30 a.m.
Go on a quest for new places and used books between Kannapolis and Asheville. The bus departs from Village Park at 8:30 a.m. and returns approx. 4:30 p.m. Fee is $25 (includes lunch). Registration is required. Hosted by Kannapolis Parks & Recreation.
Thursday, March 6
Altered Books
Kannapolis Library; 5:30 p.m.
Recreate scenes from the book and create works of art with old books and recycled materials.
Wednesday, March 12
Kannapolis Library; 3 p.m.
Build models with the game Minecraft (Ages 13 – 17).
Thursday, March 20
Wikipedia and Crowdsourcing
Kannapolis Library; 4:30 p.m.
Learn how to edit and create Wikipedia articles. Bring your own laptop and/or tablet.
Saturday, March 22
Dungeons and Dragons
Kannapolis Library; 2 p.m.
Play the popular game, Dungeons and Dragons. Advanced registration required.
Thursday, March 27
Kannapolis Library; 5:30 p.m.
Create your own stamps! All supplies will be provided. Adults and teens ages 13+.
Save the dates for these special events as well:
Saturday, March 15
Quest for the Code
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, Gold Hall; 6:30 p.m.
Illuminate your imagination at this free event featuring both physical and mental challenges, including glow-in-the-dark obstacle courses, riddles, puzzles, trivia and more. Participate alone or with a team. Prizes will be awarded. Participants under 18 need parental consent.
Meet Robin Sloan, the man behind the book, at one of four appearances:
Thursday, April 3 – Headquarters, Rowan Public Library; 6 p.m.
Friday, April 4 – Davidson County Community College; 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 5 – Concord Library; 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 5 – Pfeiffer University, Stokes Student Center Community Room; 7 p.m.