Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Get e-reader help on Asheboro library’s ‘Un-Boxing Day’

ASHEBORO -- Have you unwrapped a shiny new tablet or e-reader this Christmas? Excited to download free ebooks, audiobooks or magazines in seconds?

Visit the Asheboro Public Library Reference Desk anytime on Saturday, December 27. Librarians will be on hand to help you get started. No appointment is necessary.

Can’t drop in on Un-Boxing Day? No worries: more sessions are on tap in the library meeting room:
  • Tuesday, January 6, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 10, 10 a.m.
If you prefer a private session, call 318-6803 for an appointment, and informal assistance is available at the Reference Desk anytime the library is open.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro.

Asheboro library invites kids, families for ‘Winter Break Bash’

ASHEBORO – Children and their families are invited to a “Winter Break Bash” at the Asheboro Public Library, for some family fun during the week of December 29 while school is out.

All activities are free and no sign-up is required. Events include:
  •  Science Exploratorium: 2 p.m. Monday, December 29. Drop in and experiment with science related activities that are great for families to enjoy.
  • Family Gaming: 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 30. Play tabletop board games and card games with your family and friends.
  • Pop Up Bookmaking: 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 31. Learn how to make pop-up books using both basic and complex design templates.  Create a story related to your pop up and take it home to share.
The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro. Call 318-6804 for further information.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Library’s ‘Every Child Ready to Read’ goes polar

ASHEBORO -- Bundle up — don’t let the cold weather keep you inside!

The Asheboro Public Library will host an Every Child Ready to Read Polar Play Day at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 18, for children up to age 5 and their parents/caregivers.

The free event will feature fun outdoor activities, games and crafts while demonstrating the five keys to reading readiness.

Each of the other Randolph County libraries will host a Polar Play Day in January; a schedule will be announced soon.

The Asheboro library is located at 201 Worth Street. Call 318-6804 for further information.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Barbershop quartet The Adequates to present holiday concert at library

ASHEBORO – The Adequates – with five members, “the world’s largest barbershop quartet” – will sing Christmas tunes and barbershop favorites at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 18, at the Asheboro Public Library.

The concert, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and the public is invited.

The Adequates are Allen Holt, Charles Loggins, Don Monroe, Philip Shore III and Tom White. Formed in 2010, they have won top honors in two Senior Games talent shows and are much in demand for performances in the area.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro. For further information, call 318-6814.

PHOTO: The Adequates: (l-r) Allen Holt, Charles Loggins, Don Monroe, Tom White and Philip Shore III.

Teens invited to make cards for homebound library patrons

ASHEBORO – Join the Asheboro library’s TeenZone and the Friends of the Library to create handmade Christmas cards for people who are homebound and served by the library’s Extension Services department.

A fun way to spread cheer for the holiday season, the card-making session will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, at the Asheboro Public Library.

The event is free, and all materials will be provided.

The Extension Services department provides delivery of library material to adults who are homebound and in care institutions, and takes books and storytimes to children in daycares and preschools.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro.

‘Amazing Teacher’ brings Arctic Express to Liberty library

LIBERTY – The Amazing Teacher, a.k.a. Steve Somers, will bring his “Arctic Express” to the Liberty Public Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 16.

Join “Conductor Steve” as he takes kids and their families on a magical holiday train ride to learn about winter festivals around the world, while encouraging the spirit of giving and sharing.

The event is free, and children are invited to wear their PJs. The library also will be accepting non-perishable food donations for the Liberty Association of Churches at the program.

Somers is a veteran educator, entertainer, motivational speaker and children’s author. Using magic, drama, puppetry, stories and music, he makes learning fun wherever he goes.

The library is located at 239 S. Fayetteville Street in Liberty. Contact the library at 622-4605 for further information.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dog eat your library card? Get a new one for free in December

ASHEBORO -- Replace a lost or damaged Randolph County Public Library card, or simply trade for a new one, at no cost in December.

Usually, library card replacements cost $1 the first time and $5 for subsequent replacements. These fees will be waived at all seven libraries for December only.

Only library card replacement fees will be waived; overdue fines and lost/damaged material fees will continue to be collected.

For further information, call the library at 318-6801.