Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ASHEBORO – North Carolina Bookwatch host D.G. Martin will talk about his book North Carolina Roadside Eateries: A Traveler’s Guide to Local Restaurants, Diners, and Barbecue Joints at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, during a Friends of the Library dessert reception at The Table Farmhouse Bakery.

Tickets for Martin’s visit are $10 and are on sale at the Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth Street. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event.

In addition to his hosting duties, Martin pens a weekly column on books, politics and related topics that appears in 40 North Carolina newspapers. Martin graduated from Davidson College, where he played basketball, and Yale Law School. He’s also a former Green Beret.  He practiced law in Charlotte before joining the University of North Carolina system, where he served as Vice President for Public Affairs and chief legislative liaison.

For more information, call 336-318-6801.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Experience sky show as portable planetarium visits Asheboro library

ASHEBORO – Step into a space, journey through the solar system and meet Earth’s closest celestial neighbors on Thursday, November 15, at the Asheboro Public Library.

All ages are invited to free sky shows at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in a StarLab Portable Planetarium set up in the central part of the library. The planetarium holds 6-8 people; multiple presentations of the 10-minute show will take place at each scheduled time if necessary to accommodate all attendees.

Abbreviated shows also will take place between scheduled showings.

The StarLab, an  11-foot-high by 16-foot-diameter inflatable dome, is on loan from the State Library of North Carolina, which has made four of the portable planetariums available around the state. A laptop/projector system displays the sky show and guides viewers through the program.

The StarLab will leave Asheboro for its next library location in a few weeks.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6803.