Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Movie Monday cooks up "Julie and Julia"

Julia Child strives to master the art of French cooking and a modern-day protégé tries to follow in her footsteps in Julie and Julia, the Asheboro Public Library’s Movie Monday at 2 p.m. January 11.

Meryl Streep plays Child, and Amy Adams plays Julie, the young woman who vows to cook all 524 recipes in Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking while blogging about the experience. The film follows both women who, though separated by time and space, discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

The movie is free and the public is invited; refreshments will be served. Find our more here, or call 318-6843.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Lane Ragsdale to perform Christmas cabaret at Asheboro library

Put your worries away and focus on the joys of Christmas 2009 with “Christmas Present: A Holiday Evening with Lane Ragsdale and Friends” at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 17, at the Asheboro Public Library.

The show, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and the public is invited. All attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods for local food pantries.

Ragsdale’s latest cabaret will focus on all we have to celebrate today, and will include sacred and secular musical selections as well as Lane’s reflections on the season and on the past year. Joining Ragsdale will be Raziel Blanco, star of Asheboro High School’s recent production of Les Miserables; Patrick Osteen, a student at the North Carolina School of the Arts; Emmi Bulla, a student at Asheboro High School; Beth Jennings, a student at the University of Mississippi; and Ashley Wicker, a student at UNC-Greensboro.

Arranged and accompanied by Lisa Johnson, the show also will feature harpist Clark Carriker.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lydia Craven profiled

The Courier Tribune profiles Franklinville's Lydia Craven, champion of reading and libraries.