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Let the Rowan-Cabarrus Library help you navigate the world of books. Want to read the latest thought-provoking non-fiction book? How about a light-hearted fiction book? Either way, the Library has you covered.

September Observances

Happy Krishna Janmashtami

6-7 Sept - Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu.

9/11. Patriot Day. We Will Never Forget.

11 Sept - Patriot Day

Patriot Day is a United States holiday commemorating the people killed in the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Rosh Hashanah. Sweet & Happy New Year

15-17 Sept - Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, literally "head of the year", is the Jewish New Year and represents a time of inner renewal and atonement.

16 September. Mexican Independence Day

16 Sept - Mexican Independence Day

Father Miguel Hidalgo, a priest in central Mexico, urged his congregation to fight for independence from Spain on 16 September, 1810. After ten years of fighting, Mexico won independence from Spain with the signing of the Treaty of Cordoba on 24 August 1821.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

19 Sept - Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of the Hindu god Ganesha.

Yom Kippur. Wish you peace and goodness.

24-25 Sept - Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.

Happy Mabon & Autumn Equinox!

23 Sept - Mabon and the Autumnal Equinox

Mabon is a pagan holiday celebrating the autumnal equinox. The equinox is the official first day of fall, halfway between the longest and shortest days of the year, called solstices. 


Fall Workshops

RCCC will be offering hour-long, virtual workshops on: 


MLA Format

Using the Library for Research

APA Format

Find out more and register here!

Spanish Magazines

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Click to go to Flipster, our online magazine database, and choose Hola! Fashion Magazine featuring many Latinx designers.

International Festival Concord

international festival concord

eBooks and Audio Books

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Healthy Easy Mexican

kanopy Hispanic heritage

Suicide prevention: Know the warning signs to save lives - UW Combined Fund  Drive

RCCC's Student Wellness Center provides support for mental health concerns of all kinds!

The National Institute of Mental Health resource page includes warning signs, risk factors, statistics, and tips for what to do if you or someone else is at risk.

Statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Health show that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among children aged 10-14, and LGBTQ youth are four times as likely to attempt suicide than straight youth.

The 988 Lifeline website includes tips for helping yourself or a loved one.

Take Free Mental Health Screenings from Mental Health America

If You are in Crisis Twitter

New to Your Library:

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North & South Campus - PZ 7.1 .O768 Fr 2022

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How to Raise an Antiracist

South Campus - BF 723 .R3 K46 2022

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You're not supposed to die tonight

South Campus - PZ 7.1 .B386 2023

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Just a girl: a true story of World War II

North & South Campus! - DS 135 .I9 L48413 2022

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Fireworks every night: a novel

South Campus - Lease Books PS3618 .A984 2023

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The Daydreams

North Campus - PS 3608 .A71483 2023

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The Nineties

North Campus - E 169.12 .K556 2022

Also available online!

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The Edge of Sleep

South Campus - PS 3605 .M36 2023

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When the angels left the old country

North & South Campus - PZ 7.1 .L2564 Whe 2022