Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Asheboro library’s Movie Monday to feature Brothers

A free-spirited young man must take on family responsibility when his Marine brother goes missing in Afghanistan in Brothers, the Asheboro library’s Movie Monday, 2 p.m. April 12.

Sam (Tobey Maguire) and Tommy (Jake Gyllenhall) are polar opposites. On his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, Grace (Natalie Portman).

Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who’s always gotten by on wit and charm. Shot down in Afghanistan, Sam is presumed dead and Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming newfound responsibility.

Brothers is an emotional drama that contains some adult situations and language.
The movie is free and the public is invited; refreshments will be served. Find our more at here, or call 318-6824.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Asheboro library’s Movie Monday features The Time Traveler’s Wife

How would you carry on a romance if you were routinely transported into another era? The Time Traveler’s Wife finds out in the Asheboro library’s Movie Monday, 2 p.m. March 22.

Eric Bana plays a Chicago librarian who suffers from a rare genetic disorder that sends him hurtling through time whenever he is under extreme duress. Nonetheless, he attempts to build a future with a beautiful young heiress played by Rachel McAdams.

Ron Livingston costars in the romantic comedy, which shows that love knows no boundaries and transcends time and death.

The movie is free and the public is invited; refreshments will be served. Find our more here, or call 318-6824.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Larry Davis and the Wire Choir to perform at Liberty library

The Liberty Public Library Concert and Open House will feature Larry G. Davis and the Wire Choir performing old time music and jazz, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 21.

The concert is free and the public is invited. Refreshments will be provided.

Versatile guitarist Davis will be joined by bassist Lawrence Prevette and banjo player Stan Brown for the old time segment of the show.

The event is sponsored by the Liberty library and the Liberty library Board of Trustees with funding from the Friends of the Randolph Public Library. The library is located at 239 S. Fayetteville St. in Liberty; call 622-4605 for further information.

Asheboro library to offer container gardening program

Master Gardener volunteers from Randolph County Cooperative Extension will talk about container gardening at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at the Asheboro library. The free program is aimed at seniors, but is open to the public.

Container gardening provides a way for people with limited outdoor access, strength or mobility to continue to enjoy cultivating plants. For further information about the program, call 318-6827.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Novelist, Bennett prof Linda Beatrice Brown to speak at Asheboro library

Writer, educator, historian and now author of a Civil War novel for teens, Linda Beatrice Brown will speak at a Friends of the Library program, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Asheboro Public Library.

The program is free and all ages are welcome.

Brown, who holds the Willa B. Player Chair in the Humanities at Bennett College for Women, released Black Angels in September.

The novel, about the impact of the Civil War on three children, is being compared to the Revolutionary War youth classic Johnny Tremain, and the central character, Luke, to Huckleberry Finn. It was named one of the Chicago Public Library’s Best Books of 2009.

Brown is author of two novels for adults, a chapbook of poetry for adults and children, and a history of Bennett College. A longtime professor of African American literature, she says her experience teaching inspired her to write about the Civil War period in a novel for young people.

Brown, who lives in Greensboro, has two adult children and six grandchildren. She is the sister of Asheboro resident Barbara Tazewell.