Monday, October 27, 2014

Asheboro library invites school-age kids for Readers’ Theater

ASHEBORO -- Make reading come to life in a Readers’ Theater for school-age kids during November at the Asheboro Public Library.

This fun and interactive activity will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. on four Saturdays beginning November 1. Children participating will pick a play script and practice it for three Saturdays, and perform it for family and friends on the fourth, November 22.

In readers’ theater, actors perform using the script, so no memorization is required. No theatrical background is necessary, and all children of reading age are invited.

Parents are encouraged to stay and assist.

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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friends of the Library Bookshop to hold ‘Big Fall Sale’

ASHEBORO – All books are 50% off during the Big Fall Sale end-of-the-month special at the Friends of the Library Bookshop in downtown Asheboro.

Dates of the sale are Saturday, October 25, Tuesday, October 28, and Thursday, October 30.

The bookshop is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. It’s located at 226 Sunset Avenue.

All proceeds from the sale of used books go to support Randolph County Public Library book budgets.

For further information, contact the bookshop at 629-1536.

Libraries to host Halloween events for kids, teens

ASHEBORO – Children and families are invited to have some ghoulish fun at the Asheboro and Archdale libraries for Halloween.

The Asheboro Public Library Children’s Room will host a Halloween Monster Mash at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 29. It’s free and the public is invited.

Hear silly stories, make a monster mask and have a monster roar contest. Children are invited to wear their costumes for a costume parade around the library.

Afterwards, stay for pictures in the Halloween photo booth and sample some tasty treats.  

Children of all ages and their families are invited to the Archdale Public Library’s annual Halloween Party at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 28. Costumes are optional. Slightly spooky stories and goody bags will be offered, and refreshments will be served.

No registration required; call 431-3811 for more information.

Teens: Photo Booth, Scary Book Chat

Teens at Asheboro can dress as their favorite book character or scary creature and have their pictures snapped in the “Scary Photo Booth Cosplay” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 29. The photos will be posted to the library’s Facebook page.

A Halloween party and Scary Book Chat will follow.

The Asheboro library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro. The Archdale library is located at 10433 S. Main Street in Archdale. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Storyteller Ron Jones to bring ghostly tales to Asheboro library

ASHEBORO – Storyteller Ron Jones will present a Halloween-themed “Ghostly Stories for Families” at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Jones’s appearance, sponsored by the Friends of the library, is free and the public is invited.  Refreshments will be provided.

Jones, a former children’s librarian, library administrator and consultant, has been a professional storyteller for ten years. But he has been sharing stories and songs with audiences of all ages for more than 30 years, and has performed throughout the southeast, in Canada and in Mexico.

He is a founding member and past-president of the North Carolina Storytelling Guild, and has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest civilian honor.

Contact the Children’s Room at 318-6804 for more information. The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Community discussion to conclude Randolph Reads: Invisible Man

ASHEBORO – A community discussion will wrap up Randolph Reads: Invisible Man at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 9, at the Asheboro Public Library.

It’s free and the public is invited to talk about the book, the Randolph Reads project and opportunities for ongoing discussions. Refreshments will be provided.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at all Randolph County Public Library locations. Ebook and audiobook formats also are available.

All Randolph County has been invited to read and talk about Invisible Man by a partnership of community groups including The Courier-Tribune, the Friends of the Randolph Public Library, the Asheboro City Schools, the City of Asheboro, the George Washington Carver Community Enrichment Center, the Randolph County Public Library and the Randolph County Schools.

The purpose of the project is to allow people from all walks of life to have a common literary and artistic experience around the novel, and to be able to share their views on the themes and issues of being invisible in Randolph County.

For more information, visit or contact Assistant Library Director George Taylor, 318-6814.