Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Teens: learn to turn in Asheboro library’s ‘Pottery Slam!’

Joseph Sand, Brooke Avery, Dawn Tagawa
ASHEBORO – Get hands-on experience throwing pots and turning clay creations in the 5th Annual TeenZone Pottery Slam!, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, February 13, at the Asheboro Public Library.

All teens are invited to join local potters Brooke Avery, Joseph Sand and Dawn Tagawa, who will provide guidance as participants get to work.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Pottery Slam is free and supplies are provided.

The completed pieces will be fired and placed on display at the library for a few weeks, and then returned to their makers.

Avery teaches pottery at Randolph Community College and the Randolph Arts Guild. Her unique work can be found in shops and galleries in Asheboro and Greensboro.

Sand operates Joseph Sand Pottery in Randleman, and apprenticed with master potter Mark Hewitt.

Tagawa’s work, which can be purchased through Etsy, has been recognized in numerous area exhibitions and craft shows. She  believes good pottery should have depth, character and flow.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 318-6803

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Build craft stick creations in library Maker Series

ASHEBORO – Take craft sticks, and add glue and imagination to see what you can create as the Asheboro Public Library’s Maker Series for kids ages 7-12 continues at 4 p.m. Thursday, January 28.

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.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Kids: test your mettle in Asheboro library games

ASHEBORO – Try your hand at a classic TV game show, challenge yourself to complete a scavenger hunt, and jump into a life-size board game in January at the Asheboro Public Library.

Go all out to “Beat the Clock” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 12. Compete in a series of 60-second challenges to make or do something with common household items.

Compete in the “Survivor Scavenger Hunt” at 2  p.m. Tuesday, January 19. Complete games and puzzles to move through a series of challenges to discover an ultimate treasure.

Play “Life-size Games” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 20. Put yourself in a board game: become a life-size gamepiece to see if you can win.

All the events are free and school age children are invited. For further information, call the Children’s Room at 318-6804.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Author Angel Matthews to debut Civil War novel at Asheboro library

Angel and Grant Matthews in Civil War
era garb. Photo by Paul Church
ASHEBORO – Liberty resident and first-time author Angel Matthews will talk about her novel Charlotte Confederate Soldier at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Matthews’ appearance, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and the public is invited.

A longtime history buff who, with her husband Grant, attends Civil War re-enactments in period civilian garb, Matthews spent a year researching and writing. “All of the history in the book is true,” she says.

The novel concerns a young, newly-wed North Carolina woman whose opposition to slavery and search for her soldier husband leads to a series of adventures, including a stint in the Confederate cavalry.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. Call 318-6803 for further information.