Thursday, July 16, 2015

Explore exotic locales with hiker Tom Ayers at Asheboro library

Take an armchair journey as Tom Ayers recounts hiking at some of the world’s most exotic locations, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Ayers will talk about and show images from his visits to five continents, including places such as Mount Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, Camino de Santiago in Spain, the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China, Mount Washington in New Hampshire (the most dangerous small mountain in the world) and more. He also will display hiking equipment, maps and other items from his travels.

His talk, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and the public is invited.

The Asheboro library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lego Mania returns to Asheboro library July 31

ASHEBORO – The Asheboro Public Library’s raucous and immensely popular Lego Mania competition returns for its seventh year at 2 p.m. Friday, July 31.

Teens and younger kids ages 10-18 are invited to create ingenious Lego structures for fun and prizes. The event is free but registration is required; call 318-6803 to sign up.

Participants will be divided into teams and age-appropriate groups to compete for prizes to be awarded by community judges.

Lego Mania is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is part of “Unmask,” the library’s Teen Summer Reading Program. For more information about the library’s Summer Reading programs and a complete schedule of events, visit

The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro.