Friday, July 31, 2009

Writer's Group Forming at the Library!

The Archdale Library, in conjunction with the Northwestern Randolph County Arts Council, is starting a Writer's Group.

We will meet once a month to discuss our writing, share critiques (and compliments) and become better writers.

Our organizational meeting is on Monday, August 17 at 6:30pm.

To get information or to join, call or e-mail me with your information. You can reach me at the library by calling 431-3811 or by e-mailing gtaylor AT randolphlibrary DOT com.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summer Reading Finale!

Garret Traylor of High Point Music presented our Summer Reading Program finale.

Joining Garret were Andy Hunt and Big John Flynt performing Cripple Creek.


Monday, July 27, 2009

August BookPage is Here!

The August BookPage is here! Pat Conroy's new title, South of Broad, is the feature article.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Public Library on Wise Bread!

The blog Wise Bread: Living Large on a Small Budget is a daily stop on my list of blogs. Wise Bread offers articles and links to help you budget, save money and find great deals. (They offer a Best Deals on a daily basis, which are links to free and greatly reduced pricing on products. I love seeing what is available!)

What excited me was the article called Free Databases and Manuals at Public Libraries. The author mentions Auto Repair, Home Repair and the Homework Help that is available through manuals and other books at her local library. In this economy, libraries are getting plenty of great PR and it is nice to see an article that looks at something besides our DVDs and books.

In addition to books about home and auto repair, the Randolph Public Library offers online access to databases and programs that you can use from home. is the library's portal for all of our amazing online resources.

All you need is a library card!

Here are just a few of the online resources YOU can use from home:
You can find tons more (yes, tons is a technical term) at All free. if you need help navigating, call us or stop by for a tour of the library online resources.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Author Visit and Book Signing

Join us on Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 pm for a visit and book signing with local author Dale Crotts. Dale will sign copies of his book and discuss the experience of writing his first novel--and his plans for future titles!

The Reckoning
Fifteen years ago Spencer Rawlings left Michigan, and a three year law practice, after discovering his father’s, Judge Rawlings, involvement with a murder cover-up for a well known Detroit mob family, the VanWarner’s. When he returns to Traverse City, Michigan for his father’s funeral, he finds himself deep in a mystery involving his father, the VanWarner’s, and a missing ten million dollars. As Spence pieces together the clues to find the money, he suddenly finds himself on trial for murder, and learning just how involved his father was with the VanWarner’s. While eluding the police to find the evidence to clear his name, Spence may have found the love he has been searching for in Macy Merit; an avenger with a strong military background and desire, not only for Spence, but also to find justice. A page turning unpredictable mystery added with romance, The Reckoning creates a compelling story you will be unable to put down.
Visit Dale's website for more information.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Want to be a Writer?

Kristen Eckstein, producer at Imagine! Studios, will present Choose Your Own Publishing Adventure! on Saturday, June 18 at 11 am at the Archdale Public library.

All are welcome; there is no charge.

The author of Financial Survival, Kristen is a book publishing coach and graphic designer. She will explore the process of publication of your work, whether you choose to self-publish or work with a traditional book publisher. Not sure which route is right for you? Then plan to attend this workshop; Kristen will help you determine the best path for your own publishing adventure.

Visit the EventBright page to register (FREE!) or call us at 431-3811.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for the July Fourth holiday. We will re-open at 9:00am on Monday, July 6.

Feel free to visit the library website to check your account, renew items or order materials. The four-digit PIN is usually the last four numbers in your telephone number.

You can check out the schedule for the Summer Reading Programs in July!
  • Wednesday, July 8: Recycling & Water Management
  • Thursday, July 9: Teddy Bear Contest & Visit with the Fire Department
  • Wednesday, July 15: Create and Aquarium with Aquamaine of Greensboro
  • Wednesday, July 22: Magical Storyteller Mark Daniel. Mark Daniel’s programs have entertained and inspired over three million children in thousands of schools and libraries over 20 years, celebrating the joy of reading and great books.
  • Thursday, July 23: Movie “Bee Movie, 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 29: Finale, with Garrett Traylor of High Point Piano
Call us at 431-3811 for more information.

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It is a twitter feed for the whole Randolph County Public Library, so make sure you see the #archdale tag to make sure it is happening at the Archdale Library!