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Film Showing: Fundi: the Life of Ella Baker, Tue., Feb 26 @ 5 pm


Mon, Tues.10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed., Thur.- Fri.10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat.10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Special Events
Managing Personal Finances
  • Mondays, February 25 and March 4 & 18 @ 5:30 pm. Managing Personal Finances Program will teach you how to better manage your personal finances and sharpen your financial decision-making skill. Registration is required for these classes.
  • Black History Trivia Contest
  • During February through Saturday, March 2, come pick up a contest form at the service desk and enter the trivia contest for Black History Month. Return the form completed with all the correct answers to be eligible for a prize drawing on Wednesday, March 6. Contact Library for more information.
  • Teen Book Club
  • Tuesdays, Feb 19 & 26 @ 8 am @ Roanoke Rapids High School Media Center. Teens from grades 9-12 discuss books they are currently reading. New students as well as our current members are welcomed.
  • Free Film Viewing Fundi: the Life of Ella Baker
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 @ 5 pm Come see the documentary film "Fundi: the Life of Ella Baker" in the library conference room. Ms. Baker lived in Littleton and was instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement in the Fifties and Sixties.
  • Storytime
  • Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 10:30 am.
  • Poetry Reading Extravaganza
  • Saturday, Mar. 2 @ 1 pm. Poetry Reading Extravaganza. Kim Hockaday will be reading excerpts from her newly published book. This event is for those who have written poetry and would like to read their work aloud to an audience or for those who simply want to listen. No registration required.
  • CPR/First Aid Workshop
  • Thursday, Mar 7, 11 am - 3 pm. Michael Butts will demonstrate proper CPR technique and teach basic first aid skills. Registration required.
  • Chess Workshop
  • Friday, Mar 8, 4 pm - 5:30 pm Chess Workshop. Join Rachel Kincaid in learning how to play chess or improving your skills at the game. The Workshop is available to all skill levels. Children 10 or under should have a parent and guardian attend the Workshop with them.
  • Scrap and Share
  • Saturday, Mar. 10, 10 am - 1 pm This program teaches how to make cards, scrapbooks, and other activities. Fee for materials. Pre-registration required. For more information, call the library at (252) 533-2890.
  • Foyer Display Case
  • Check our foyer display cases for a variety of Black History Month resources and art during February.
  • Wednesday DVD Frenzy
  • Every Wednesday DVD/VIDEO Frenzy. It's out the R-O-O-F! Rent One One Free. Normal checkout limits and fines apply. Check with the Library Staff for information.
  • Wi-Fi Printing
  • Roanoke Rapids Public Library now offers Wi-Fi Printing. You may print up to 25 pages at 40 cents per page. Go to or Printouts may be picked up at the Library during operating hours. Patrons have 48 hours from the time they send their print job from their device to have their job available to be printed. The job won't be printed until the patron arrives at the Library. Contact library staff if you have questions.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
  • The Library now has a self-service blood pressure monitor for checking personal blood pressure located by the copier.
  • Free Practice Driving Tests for NC Drivers
  • Please cut and paste this URL into your web browser to access free practice driving tests:
  • NC Digital and NC KIDS Digital
  • Roanoke Rapids Public Library now has two new digital collections through OverDrive. NC Digital and NC KIDS Digital can be access with a valid Roanoke Rapids library card and a PIN number. Contact or visit the Library for more information.
  • Kindles
  • Roanoke Rapids Public Library now circulates Kindles. Visit or call the Library for more information. The Kindles and e-book loaded on these devices were purchased with a LSTA EZ Technology Grant from the State Library of North Carolina.
  • E-Book Program
  • Roanoke Rapids Public Library now has a collection of e-books for its patrons through NC LIVE. The NC LIVE Homegrown E-book Collection has over 1,200 titles to chose and are provided with the cooperation of varied NC publishers. While these titles are not many of the current best sellers, the Library is hoping eventually to expand our e-books collection. Take a look by clicking the link on the home page in the lower right corner. You must have a RRPL card to access the collection. Contact the Library for more information.

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    Roanoke Rapids Public Library
    319 Roanoke Ave. Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
    Phone Number: 252-533-2890

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