Wednesday, February 21, 2024

‘One-On-One Resumé Building’ workshops coming to Archdale library

ARCHDALE – Gain the fundamental skills needed to create an effective resume in “One-On-One Resume Building,” Wednesday, March 13 and Monday, March 18, at the Archdale Public Library.

Individual, one-hour coaching sessions with Randolph County Public Libraries Digital Services Librarian Harris Mason will be available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on each day. To sign up for a session or for further information, call 336-431-3811 or visit the library.

The sessions are free and all ages are welcome.

Participants will learn how to construct a compelling resume by mastering key sections such as contact details, summary/objective statements, work history, education, and skills. Through guided instructions, they also will discover the art of tailoring their resumes to specific job opportunities, and honing formatting techniques for a polished, professional appearance.

The library is located at 10433 S. Main Street.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Archdale library history talk to focus on Lytle family

ARCHDALE – On November 28, 1829, 38 enslaved children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of two Lytle sisters were sold in Randolph County.

It was the largest single sale of enslaved people in the county’s history.

Genealogist Kendra Lyons will delve into the story in “Lytle Family: How Thomas Lytle Tried to Free His Slaves, and What Went Wrong,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, at the Archdale Public Library. Lyons’s talk is free and the public is invited.

The story starts with Thomas Lytle, an early Randolph County citizen who owned a large plantation on Caraway Creek. With an enslaved black woman whose name is not known, he fathered four sons and two daughters.

Lytle died in 1794. In his will, he emancipated his children, but for five of them — including daughters Esther and Pink — freedom did not come until Lytle’s wife died in 1816. By 1829, Esther and Pink had children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren — all of whom remained enslaved and were subject to the sale.

Lytle descendants nationwide — some of whom identify as white and some as black — held a reunion in September at Marlboro Friends Church in Sophia.

Lyons is genealogy specialist in the Randolph Room, the local history and genealogy service of the Randolph County Public Libraries.

The library is located at 10433 S. Main Street. For further information, call 336-431-3811.

Cat in the Hat to visit Randleman library

RANDLEMAN – Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with the funniest, most mischievous cat you’ve ever met — the Cat In the Hat!

The Dr. Seuss classic, as envisioned by Caleb Sigmon and his troupe, Sigmon Theatrical, springs off the page and bursts into life at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 29, at the Randleman Public Library.

It’s free and the public is invited.

The show features colorful costumes, puppets, exciting music and circus feats. The interactive, audience-participation event will have viewers on the edge of their seats.

Be sure to stick around after the fun, family program for photos and silliness during an exclusive meet-and-greet.

The library is located at 142 W. Academy Street. For further information, call 33-6498-3141.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Kids – get close up with volcanoes in Asheboro library event

ASHEBORO – Since the dawn of time, volcanoes have filled us with wonder and terror.

Kids ages 8-12 are invited to learn about them in “Volcanoes: Mountains of Rock and Fire,” an interactive program led by North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences educator Luka Rolleri at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Due to the hands-on nature of the activities, space is limited, so call 336-318-6804 to sign up.

Volcanic rock has given us tools, countertops and island chains. The fertile soil has nurtured civilizations, and violent eruptions have ended them.

Using real, hands-on specimens and interactive activities, Rolleri will demonstrate what ancient eruptions can tell us about volcanoes today.

Rolleri has been with the museum for four years, during which time he has developed programs on a variety of topics ranging from dinosaurs to giraffes to the Titanic. He holds an undergraduate degree in anthropology, and is passionate about connecting people to the human stories behind science.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street.