Monday, October 30, 2006

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"
Happy 40th Anniversary, Peanuts Gang!

For parents looking for a funnier, more hilarious way to celebrate Halloween, look for "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Making of a Television Classic" a Harper paperback album that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the classic animated show.

How many of us remember the TV show that premiered on October 27, 1966? When trick or treaters visit Linus and Sally in the pumpkin patch and laugh at Lucy's witch mask, it changes from a scowl to a big grin! The show was nominated for 3 Emmy's; the story includes all the "Peanuts" gang.

The book, by executive producer Lee Mendelson, includes original script, 150 illustrations of scenes from the show along with sheet music, commentaries from the child actors who provided the voices for the lovable characters, photos and reminiscences by the animator, Bill Melendez.

Get ready for a real treat! Happy Halloween!!
MySpace For Parents Workshops

The Library will be holding two workshops about MySpace in November at the Archdale and Asheboro Library.

With 100,000 million users and 230,000 new profiles added each day, MySpace is the single most-visited site online, and accounts for more than four percent of all U.S. Internet traffic. It’s a haven for teens, but attention to the negative aspects of this kind of online experience has raised concerns about the value of such “social networking” sites.

To illuminate the pros and cons of social networking online, the Randolph County Public Library will host a program entitled “MySpace for Parents” at the Archdale Public Library and at the Asheboro Public Library. The Archdale workshop will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 9, and the Asheboro edition will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 16.

At each program, participants will learn what MySpace is, how it is valuable, how kids are using it and what parents can do to make it a positive, productive and safe experience. Participants also will learn how libraries are using MySpace to reach out to teens.

So...stop on by...your's truly will be leading the event.

Thanks for reading,


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Thursday, October 26. 7-8pm
Find Alien Encounters @ the Archdale Library
Spooky Stories
Children and aliens under 11 must be with an adult.
Thanks for reading,
p.s. The Snowballs were donated by Rick and Angie Peele. THANKS!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Early (Absentee) Voting at the Archdale Public Library.

The Randolph County Board of Elections will be holding early voting in our meeting room on the following dates:

Friday, 10/20; 10:00am-5:00pm

Monday-Friday, 10/23-11/27;10:00am-5:00pm

Monday-Friday, 10/30-11/3; 10:00am-5:00pm

Saturday, 11/4; 10:00am-1:00pm

If you have further questions, please contact the RC Board of Elections at 819-3900 (Archdale/Trinity toll free number).

You can also visit them online at their website.

Thanks for reading,


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Author's Breakfast was fun, fun, fun!

Check out our Flickr page for shots of the breakfast. Also, thanks to Pamela King Cable for a mention in her blog Southern Fried Women.

We had interest in forming and sponsoring a writer's group. Any volunteers?

Thanks for reading,


Thursday, October 05, 2006

3rd Annual Author Breakfast!
Saturday, October 7

Helen Goodman returns! Helen was one of our authors from last year's event. She has a new book that just came out, so we invited her back!

Toxic Waste: a Fonnie Beachum Mystery

She has two others and a fourth book coming in February 2007. During the breakfast, Helen will give out raffle tickets to win a copy of her forthcoming title!

Murder In Eden
Call us at 431-3811 to reserve a spot (free free free). A continental breakfast will be served.

Thanks for reading,

Rare Photo Found!

I was perusing the library's Flickr account and I came across a rare photo of Mr. Warren Dixon (and your's truly) at the Bush Hill Festival.

Click here to see the photograph.

Don't forget that Mr. dixon is one of 5 authors that will be appearing at the Author's Breakfast this Saturday. Call us at 431-3811 to make a reservation (it's free!) and get more info (also free).

Thanks for reading,


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Au revoir!
Has anyone said goodbye to the kangaroos at the Australian Walkabout Exhibit in the NC Zoo?

According to last Sunday's Courier-Tribune, the 4 red kangaroos have been on loan from the Detroit Zoo since December, 2003. You may still visit the wallabies, Australian birds and reptiles at least till the end of October while work has begun to change this area into a children's learning and discovery center, a new transitional exhibit that is scheduled to open April 1, 2007.

If you were lucky to have visited you may have said adios, arrivederci or auf wiederschen--all common phrases used in European countries to say Bye Bye!

If you're planning a trip, don't find yourself tongue-tied while abroad, visit our library's catalog for language and conversation books, tapes and bilingual dictionaries.

Hasta luego!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

3rd Annual Author's Breakfast

Saturday, October 7

9:30am to 12:30 pm

Warren Dixon, columnist for the Asheboro Courier-Tribune, will be one of our speakers for the breakfast.

We have two of Warren's books in our catalog:

Tarheel Hilarities
Holiday Hilarities

As for the lack of pictures for this post...apparently, Mr. Dixon is pretty reclusive. But I promise to take some candid shots of him eating and post them to our Flickr account.

Call us at 431-3811 to make a reservation. A Continental breakfast will be served. It is free.

Thanks for reading,


Monday, October 02, 2006

3rd Annual Authors Breakfast

Saturday, October 7th

9:30am to 12:30pm

Pamela King Cable will be one of our featured speakers this Saturday. You can find more information about her on her website.

Pamela also has a blog, Southern Fried Women.

Check on her book in our catalog.

I have heard Pamela speak about SFW (Southern Fried Women) and she is wonderful. Emotional, inspiring and heartfelt. You will enjoy it and long to hear more about her life and her stories.

Call 431-3811 to make a reservation (soace is limited). It is free and a continental breakfast will be provided. Time will be available to talk to the authors and purchase copies of their books.

Thanks for reading,