Friday, February 27, 2015

Asheboro library to host ‘Yoga for Kids’

ASHEBORO – Introduce your child to the benefits of relaxation through yoga, in “Yoga For Kids” at the Asheboro Public Library.

Separate sessions for younger and older age groups will feature simple and fun poses appropriate for kids, led by an experienced instructor. Wear comfortable clothing and be ready to move!

Both sessions are free and will take place on Saturday, March 14: 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-6 and caregivers; and 11:15 a.m. for ages 7-12. Water will be provided.

For further information, call the Children’s Room at 318-6804. The library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Author invites kids to ‘find Henry,’ health at Liberty and Randleman libraries

Healthy living for kids is the focus of visits by author Hillary Spangler to the Liberty and Randleman libraries in March.

Spangler, author of Where is Henry?, invites children to join in the interactive adventure of finding Henry at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Liberty Public Library, and 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Randleman Public Library.

Her visit is free and the public is invited.

Where is Henry? encourages literacy, nutrition, education and physical activity among elementary-aged children.

An Asheboro native and second-year medical student, Spangler is an advocate for healthy living in all age groups, and believes that teaching healthy behaviors at an early age provides a solid platform for healthy living later in life.

The Liberty library is located at 239 S. Fayetteville St. in Liberty; call 622-4605 for more information. The Randleman library is located at 142 W. Academy Street in Randleman; call 498-3141 for more information.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Centenarian Pugh to discuss autobiography What’s Next at Asheboro library

John Q. Pugh 
ASHEBORO – Centenarian John Q. Pugh will share stories from his autobiography, What’s Next, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Asheboro Public Library.
Pugh’s talk, which includes a book signing, is free and the public is invited. It’s Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

What’s Next tracks Pugh’s determination to live his dreams, even at age 101. He says the key is to view life as a learning process, and “get inspired, get motivated and most importantly, participate.”

Pugh overcame a hearing disability and established the hugely successful business Pugh Lubricants. He has traveled the world (including a trip to Antarctica at age 96 in which he took the “polar plunge”), and he won three gold medals in the National Senior Olympics at age 100.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Crochet for Kids returns to Asheboro library

ASHEBORO – Beginning Crochet for Kids at the Asheboro Public Library is back by popular demand!
Children can learn crocheting basics with hands-on instruction in a two-part class, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 10.

Crocheting hooks and yarn will be provided, and kids can take home what they make at the end of the second class.

The sessions are free and the public is invited, but space is limited, so call 318-6804 or visit the Children’s Room to sign up.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with the Cat in the Hat at Asheboro library

ASHEBORO -- Children and families are invited to celebrate the birthday of the great Dr. Seuss with Seuss books, Seuss crafts and silly Seuss games at the Asheboro Public Library.
The fun starts at 4 p.m. Monday, March 2, and will include three big events plus the return of a special guest — the Cat in the Hat!

Dr. Seuss’s birthday is also Read Across America Day, which calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 318-6804.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Friends of the Library bookshop offers deal on self help books

ASHEBORO – All self help books will be 50% off during an end-of-month sale at Friends of the Library Bookshop in downtown Asheboro.

Dates of the sale are Tuesday, February 24; Thursday, February 26 and Saturday, February 28.

The bookshop is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. It’s located at 226 Sunset Avenue.

All proceeds from the sale of used books go to support Randolph County Public Library book budgets.

For further information, contact the bookshop at 629-1536.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Only a few days left to get Friends Trivia Night tickets

ASHEBORO – Time is short to get tickets for the Randolph County Friends of the Library “Fame” Trivia Night, set for 6-10 p.m. Saturday, February 28, at AVS Catering and Banquet Center, 2045 N. Fayetteville Street.

Tickets are $50 and include dinner and the trivia competition. They can be purchased at the Asheboro Public Library and from Friends board members, and can be reserved by calling the library at 318-6801.

Monday, February 16, is the last day for ticket sales.

During the friendly competition, participants will test their knowledge of famous books, films and music, as well as some local facts, through three rounds of questions. Participants may sign up in groups of four as teams, or simply join a team on arrival.

Prizes (and bragging rights) will be offered.

Proceeds from the evening go to support Friends of the Library activities, such as sponsoring library programs for children, teens and adults, and bringing major authors and performers to the community.

Trivia Night sponsors include: (Salutatorian level) AEC-Asheboro Elastics Corporation; Acme-McCrary & Sapona Foundation; and Burge Flower Shop Inc.; (Head of Class level) Advisors Financial Center – Chris Griffin & Neil Griffin III; Asheboro Family Physicians; B.J.’s Biscuit Co. Inc., Hiram and Cherry Marziano; Pugh Funeral Home; Dr. James M. Rich & Carol Rich; Sodexo Catering at N.C. Zoo; and The Timken Company.

The Asheboro library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Learn how to make healthy afterschool snacks in library program

ASHEBORO – Hungry after a long day at school?  Come by the Asheboro Public Library at 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, and learn how to make some quick, tasty and healthy afterschool snacks for yourself.

It’s free, and all food and materials will be provided by the library.

Suggested age range is eight and up; children ages six and seven can attend with a parent or caregiver.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For more information, contact the Children’s Room at 318-6804.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Library to celebrate civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges escorted from school by U.S. marshals
ASHEBORO – Children and families are invited to learn about the civil rights movement through the eyes of Ruby Bridges, one of the first African American children to be placed in an integrated school in New Orleans during the 1960s.

The Asheboro Public Library Children’s Room will present readings from Through My Eyes, a biography of Bridges, and screen the full length movie Ruby Bridges at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 19.

The events is free and the public is invited.

For more  information, call 318-6804. The library is located at 201 Worth Street.