Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Asheboro library invites kids for ‘Hour of Code’ activities

ASHEBORO -- Play around with MIT’s Scratch computer language during an “Hour of Code” event at 4 p.m. Thursday, December 10, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Children age 7 and up are invited to experiment with Scratch, a computer program that helps kids understand the basics of programming in a drag-and-drop format. Participants will be able to show off their uniquely-coded creations at the end of the session.

Hour of Code is a global initiative to reach students all over the world with one-hour introductions to computer science, designed show that anyone can learn the basics of computer coding. December 7-13 is Hour of Code Week; learn more at

The library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Asheboro, Randleman libraries get visits from Santa Claus

The Jolly Old Elf himself will greet children at the Asheboro and Randleman libraries before Christmas.

At the Asheboro library, St. Nick will drop in for “Breakfast with Santa” at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 5. Children and families are invited to share some stories and enjoy a light breakfast, and have their pictures snapped with Santa.

No registration is required; call the Children’s Room at 318-6804 for more information. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

At the Randleman library, it’s “Here Comes Santa Claus!” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 16. Enjoy milk and cookies, dress in your holiday best, and bring your cameras for a photo with Santa.

Call the Randleman library at 498-3141 for further information.

Both events are free. The Asheboro library is located at 201 Worth Street; the Randleman library is located at 142 W. Academy Street.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Create with wire in library Maker Series

ASHEBORO – Make sculptures, decorations, jewelry and items from your imagination as the
Asheboro Public Library’s Maker Series for kids ages 7-12 continues at 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 25.

All supplies will be provides and librarians will be on hand to provide simple instructions. Space and supplies are limited, so call 318-6804 or visit the Children’s Room to sign up.

The Maker Series, which takes place during the last week of each month, is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Look forward to the next installment, “Kid Chef,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, during the library’s week of Winter Break activities.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Children invited to Autumn Tea at Asheboro library

ASHEBORO – Children age 3 and up are cordially invited to celebrate the arrival of fall with an Autumn Tea, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Hot tea, juice and tea party treats will be services, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, and a story will be presented by library staff.

The tea party is free but space is limited; visit the Children’s Room or call 318-6804 to sign up. Parents are asked to join their children for the event.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Calling teens to help decorate Asheboro library TeenZone

ASHEBORO – Help deck the halls of the Asheboro Public Library’s TeenZone for the holidays with construction paper, glue, scissors and some holiday-themed items at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 19.

Supplies will be provided and light snacks will be served. It’s free and all teens are invited.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Learn about Windows 10 at Asheboro, Archdale libraries

ASHEBORO – Interested in upgrading your old computer, or buying a new one? Learn about Windows 10—how to get it, the new features and some possible privacy concerns, during informational sessions at the Asheboro and Archdale public libraries.

The Asheboro session will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, November 9. The Archdale session will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 19.

These sessions are free and the public is invited. In addition, a library-prepared brochure on Windows 10 is available at all Randolph County public libraries.

The Asheboro library is located at 201 Worth Street. The Archdale library is located at 10433 S. Main Street.

For further information, call 318-6803.