Friday, February 25, 2022

Learn about attracting garden pollinators in Asheboro library program

 ASHEBORO – Learn about “Attracting Pollinators and Controlling Insects” in your garden at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, at the Asheboro Public Library.

North Carolina Master Gardeners Julie Robbins-Muff and Cabel McBride will offer two short classes on attracting beneficial pollinators like butterflies, hummingbirds and honey bees to your yard, and controlling pests organically.

The classes are free and the public is invited. The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with the Cat in the Hat at Randolph libraries


ASHEBORO – Join beloved illusionist and storyteller Caleb Sigmon for “The Cat in the Hat’s Virtual Birthday Bash” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at

 The performance, which takes place on Dr. Seuss’s birthday and in celebration of Read Across America Day, also will be streamed live in the Asheboro Public Library Children’s Room for anyone who wants to view it there. The video will be available on the library’s Facebook page for one week after the premiere.

 Jam-packed with stories, cake baking and other shenanigans, the Cat’s interactive, madcap adventure is crafted especially for virtual streaming.

 The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro.

Randolph libraries offer online, in-person computer skills learning opportunities

Want to brush up your skills using the Internet, Word, Excel and other computer basics, but don’t know where to start? The Randolph County Public Libraries are offering both in-person and online opportunities for digital literacy learning.

 An in-person class, “Learn How to Use Windows 10,” will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the Asheboro Public Library. Call 336-318-6803 or visit the library to sign up for the free class; walk-ins also are welcome.

Available all the time is Northstar Digital Literacy, a new online learning resource available at

Northstar lets you assess your computer skills, then provides learning modules to build your skills based on the results of your assessments.

Access the assessments on your own, or visit the library for a proctored test, which can earn you certificates or badges to present to employers or potential employers.

Assessments and courses include essential computer skills, such as computer basics, Internet, email, Windows and Mac OS; software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs; and using technology in daily life, including social media, information literacy and career search skills.

Start taking assessments instantly, and visit or call the library at 336-318-6803 to create a unique learner account to save and view your work.

Northstar is a program of Literacy Minnesota, an internationally-recognized non-profit leader and driving force behind the latest developments in literacy learning, and is made available by the State Library of North Carolina.