Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Barbershop quartet The Adequates to perform at Asheboro library

Asheboro’s celebrated barbershop quartet The Adequates, joined by pianist Joy Menius, will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 15, at the Asheboro Public Library.

The performance, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and the public is invited.

The Adequates are Allen Holt, baritone; Don Monroe, bass; Philip Shore III, lead; and Tom White, first tenor. The quartet, which formed in the spring of 2010, has won top honors in the Randolph County Senior Games talent show for two years running, and is much in demand for local performances.

The group will perform holiday tunes as well as barbershop standards, with a healthy dose of humorous commentary.

Menius, a performer and music teacher, began studying piano at age 4. She is organist for Central United Methodist Church and pianist for the Asheboro Rotary Club.

She will perform seasonal solo piano selections

The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cartoonist Powell to bring ‘Aporkalypse’ to library

Observations about everything from regional gastronomic habits to “the sandwich that broke all the rules” can be found in Home of the Aporkalypse!!!, a collection of Rich Powell’s Dixie Drive cartoons.

Powell will talk about his book at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 8, at the Asheboro Public Library, and will have copies on hand to sell and sign.

The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and the public is invited.

Powell, an artist and illustrator, lives in Asheboro with his wife Frankie and daughter Bailey. His illustration work has appeared in magazines as crazy as MAD Magazine and as classy as Our State, on board games, in computer games and apps, on t-shirts and ball caps, in ads and anywhere else that can hold ink (or pixels).

Dixie Drive appears in Get This!, the weekly entertainment supplement of The Courier Tribune. Home of the Aporkalypse!!! covers roughly the first year-and-a-half of the cartoon in an 88-page soft-cover book.

Citizens of Randolph County will particularly enjoy familiar names and places mentioned in these cartoons.

Library to offer E-Reader 101 workshops in Asheboro, Archdale

Thinking of stuffing a stocking with a Kindle, Nook or other e-reader this Christmas?

Get the lowdown on e-readers and ebooks in “E-Readers 101” at the Asheboro and Archdale libraries.

The sessions will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, at the Asheboro library, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, at the Archdale library. They are free and open to the public.

Library staff will demonstrate how to use the Digital Depot, the Randolph County Public Library’s new ebook lending service, and provide an overview of the considerations involved in buying an e-reader. There will be time after the presentation to try out a Nook or a Kindle with assistance from library staff.

For further information, call 318-6808.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Teens, 'tweens invited to trim library Christmas tree

Teens and 'tweens ages 10-18 are invited to make Christmas ornaments for themselves and for the Asheboro library Christmas tree from 4-6 p.m.

Thursday, December 1, at the library.

The workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and is free.

The ornaments will be on display for the month of December on the Library's main Christmas tree. Participants will have an opportunity to handcraft a variety of ornaments from various patterns.

This year's Christmas tree theme will be "Why I Love the Library — Let Me Count the Ways." Ornaments will be made from felt and variety of papers.