Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Find immigrant ancestors in Asheboro library genealogy class

ASHEBORO -- Track down your forebears who traveled to America from other countries in “Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors,” 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, August 9, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Librarian and genealogist Ann Palmer will cover the basics about immigrants to the United States from the 18th through the 20th centuries, and sources where records about them can be found.

The class is free and open to the public.

Because establishing a timeline is one of the best ways to get started, participants will learn how to determine when their families came to America from sources including passenger lists from ships docking at U.S. ports, census and naturalization records and in some cases passport applications.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For more information, call 336-318-6815.

‘Traveling Bone Show’ visits Asheboro library

ASHEBORO -- Test your anthropological knowledge in “The Traveling Bone Show” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, at the Asheboro Public Library.

The all-ages event, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and the public is invited.

Julia Loreth, a biology lecturer at UNC-Greensboro, will bring along both real and model skulls of various species to demonstrate how to identify creatures by their teeth and bones, and how the skulls  can help determine gender.

Loreth is co-coordinator for the Regional North Carolina Science Olympiad Tournament, and works with the City of Greensboro’s Elementary School Adopt-a-Stream program.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6803.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

‘Bluegrass Rocks’ as singer-songwriter Charles Pettee visits Asheboro library

Charles Pettee

ASHEBORO – “Bluegrass Rocks” as singer song/writer Charles Pettee presents “Hear the Sound,” an interactive family music show, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Pettee’s appearance, which is free and open to the public, is part of “Libraries Rock,” the Randolph County Public Library’s summer reading initiative. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Pettee is an accomplished guitarist, mandolin player and songwriter, and founder of the popular, Chapel Hill-based bluegrass group The Shady Grove Band.

In “Hear the Sound,” he uses the banjo, harmonica guitar, mandolin, his voice, and a variety of hats to introduce audiences to the tapestry of sounds that make up the music of the Carolinas: the music of the early settlers, native Americans, African Americans, Piedmont Blues, gospel and bluegrass.

There’s never a dull moment as Pettee switches songs or hats, encouraging audience participation and spontaneous discussion throughout the show.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6804.