Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with The Cat in the Hat at all Randolph libraries

ASHEBORO -- Meet The Cat in the Hat and other crazy characters during the first week in March as all seven public libraries in Randolph County celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

The Cat, a.k.a. storyteller and illusionist Caleb Sigmon, will appear for a performance and meet-and-greet at all the libraries as follows:

· Archdale: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 10433 S. Main Street.;
· Asheboro: 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 201 Worth Street.;
· Franklinville: 4 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 111 Sumner Place;
· Liberty: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 239 S. Fayetteville Street;
· Ramseur: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 1512 S. Main Street;
· Randleman: 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 142 W. Academy Street;
· Seagrove: 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 530 Old Plank Road.

The performances, sponsored by the Friends of the Randolph County Public Library, are free and the public is invited.

The fun, interactive events will feature live actors, puppets, music and audience participation, followed by a Meet-and-Greet with the Cat.

Sigmon visited the Asheboro library in December as the Grinch, drawing an audience of over 300.

Performing a variety of shows 150 times a year with a unique blend of magic, drama and storytelling, Sigmon is a mainstay of libraries, schools, churches and performing arts centers.  He has appeared at venues ranging from the Virginia Beach Boardwalk to the Johnny Carson Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dr. Seuss’s actual birthday is March 2.

For further information, call 336-318-6804.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Liberty library to host talk on antebellum potters

LIBERTY – Join Liberty-area potter and historian Brenda Hornsby Heindl for “Poetry and Pottery: Free and Enslaved Potters Working in the South,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, at the Liberty Public Library.

Hornsby Heindl will talk about the intersection of pottery and poetry as both free and enslaved potters navigated their lives.

Her talk is free and the public is invited.

The library is located at 239 S. Fayetteville Street. For further information, call 336-622-4605.

Learn about heart health for women in Asheboro library class

ASHEBORO – Learn about management and prevention of cardiovascular disease in “The Heart of the Matter for Women,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 21, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Sheri Millikan, Clinical Service Manager, Cardiac Services, at Randolph Health, will help attendees identify risk factors that increase the chance of heart disease for women, and review the most recent data on menopause, inflammation and Vitamin D associated with the illness. Participants will be able to develop a plan for improved heart care.

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

Extension agent Ben Grandon to share backyard gardening tips at Asheboro library

ASHEBORO – Calling all gardeners!

North Carolina’s long growing season is almost here. Join Ben Grandon of Randolph County Cooperative Extension for “Beginner Backyard Gardening” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, at the Asheboro Public Library, as he offers an overview of what supplies and equipment you may need, answers gardening questions, and talks about services available at Cooperative Extension to ensure a bountiful harvest.

Grandon’s talk is free and the public is invited.

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