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August 26
End of Summer Bash on the Green

August 27
Connect Church Family Event

August 27
Scramble Golf Tournament

August 27
Books at a Steal Specials

August 27
Christmas for Moore

August 27
Shaggin' at Tru-Legacy in Southern Pines

August 28
Back-to-School Worship Service and Holy Communion

August 28
"Snakes in the Sandhills"

August 28
"A tribute to ABBA"

August 28
Calvary Missionary Methodist "Homecoming"

September 1
Backpack Pals

September 2
75th Annual Moore County Men's Amateur Golf Championship

September 6
Christmas for Moore

September 7
Sandhills Women's Exchange Reopening

September 10
"Cars for Castles Cruise-In"

September 11
Southern Pines Library Sunday Kids Movie

September 11
Love Joy UMC Homecoming

September 12
Southern Pines Library After Dinner Storytime

September 13
Master Gardener Training

September 17
Police 5K to benefit Special Olympics

September 17
Walking Book Club

September 18
Sunday Film Series

September 24
Harvest Day Sale

September 26
Southern Pines Library After Dinner Storytime

September 30
Pinebluff Lions Club Fall Barbecue and Bake Sale

October 7
50th Reunion of the Rocky Mount Senior HS Class of 1966

October 15
1976 Class of Sanford Central High School Reunion

October 16
Horse Farm Tour


Featured Artist

The brother and sister duo known as Carpenters (often referred to as The Carpenters), was one of the bestselling groups of the 1970s, and their music remains popular today. Over the course of their career, the duo won 3 Grammys.

Richard was born on October 15, 1946, in New Haven Connecticut. He showed a talent for music at an early age, playing the accordion at 8 and taking up the piano at 15. Richard is well-known for his compositions and musical arrangements, and for playing accompaniment for sister Karen. Karen was born March 2, 1950, and when she reached her teens the family moved to Los Angeles.

Karen, remembered for her stunning vocal performances, was also a musician, playing the drums in 1965 for The Richard Carpenter Trio, consisting of Karen, Richard, and Richard’s classmate Wes Jacobs, who played tuba. The group had a distinct jazz feel, different from the style that Richard and Karen would come to be known for later, and won the Battle of the Bands at the Hollywood Bowl in 1966. It was after this event that the Carpenters met Neely Plumb, a manager with RCA records. Plumb had wanted to develop the jazz sound, with emphasis on Jacobs’ tuba playing, but executives dismissed the idea. The Trio’s contract expired, and soon after the group broke up when Jacobs left the Trio to attend Julliard.

One of Richard’s friends and classmates, John Bettis, a songwriter, joined with Richard, Karen, and three other classmates to form the short-lived group Spectrum. The style of this group was more vocal, in contrast to the instrumental emphasis of The Trio

In 1968, Richard and Karen auditioned for “Your All American College Show,” a televised talent competition, with bassist Bill Sissyoev. The three appeared on the show multiple times that year and garnered the attention of Ford Motor Company, which wanted to use their musical talents to promote the company and its newest model, the Maverick.

Not long after, in 1969, Carpenters was discovered by Herp Alpert, leader of the group Tijuana Brass and co-owner of A&M Records. The first single released under the A&M label, “Close to You,” became the #1 Bestseller of 1970. One of their early concert stops included Charlotte, NC in 1970. 1971 marked the beginning of four years of non-stop touring. They performed hundreds of concerts at venues across the globe, in the U.S. ranging from Carnegie Hall (1971) to the Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium in Fayetteville and the East Carolina College Coliseum in Greenville, NC (1972). The Carpenters were especially popular in Japan and Europe. In 1973, Carpenters was invited to the White House by President Nixon to perform at a dinner in honor of the West German Chancellor.

In October 1978, the duo released Christmas Portrait, their signature Christmas album – musically arranged by Richard so that each track melted into the next, assuring that there would be no interruption in the flow of the music.

The heavy concert schedule and grueling travel took a toll on Richard, who had had become dependent on sleep aids, and in January 1979 he entered rehabilitation for his addiction and took the rest of the year off. During his time off, Karen recorded a solo album that was eventually released in 1996. Karen was not without her own health issues, however, and in 1983 Karen died of a heart attack caused by an eating disorder, anorexia nervosa.

The Carpenter legacy continues – through the Carpenter Family Foundation, which supports arts, entertainment, education, and medical advancements, and The Carpenter Center for Performing Arts, located on the campus of California State University in Long Beach. The Center also houses a permanent exhibit of Carpenters awards, gold records, and other memorabilia.

Today Richard is a collector of classic cars and remains connected with fans through the website richardandkarencarpenter.com, where he answers fan questions submitted through the site.

We’re pleased to include in our “Timeless Favorites” playlist a significant number of the Carpenters’ most popular hits, songs that are indeed timeless in their appeal.

(richardandkarencarpenter.com, allmusic.com, imdb.com, usatoday.com, leadsister.com)


Summer Reading Programs

Contact & Web
Anderson Creek Public Library
914 Anderson Creek
School Road
Bunnlevel, NC 28323
Monday 4pm- K-2-Starting (6/20)
Tuesdays 4pm –Tweens-Starting (6/21)
Thursdays 11am-Family-Starting (6/16)
Angier Public Library
28 N. Raleigh Road
Angier, NC 27501
Every Tuesday & Thursday at 2pm
 Starting (6/14-7/21)
Archdale Public Library
10433 S Main Street
Archdale, NC 27293
June 15 through July 27
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Weekly Storytime
Thursdays @ 10 AM (up to 2 yrs); 10:30 AM (2-5 yrs)
Asheboro Public Library
201 Worth Street
Asheboro, NC
June 14 through July 26
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 2 PM
Biscoe Library
307 Page St
Biscoe, NC 27209
June 16 at 10 AM
July 8 at 10 AM
August 9 at 10 AM
Carthage Library
101 Saunders St, Carthage, NC 28327
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
June 23 through July 28
Summer Reading Kickoff: Saturday, June 18th
10 AM – 12:00 PM
Summer Reading Finale:
Wednesday, Aug 3 @ 3 PM
Ag Center in Carthage
Chatham County Library
197 NC Hwy 87 N 
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Tuesdays at 11 AM
June 17 through August 12
Cumberland County Libraries
Online Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens, and adults
Go to website for details
910-483-7727 ext. 1304
Dunn Public Library
110 E. Divine St.
Dunn, NC 28334
June 13 through July 28
-Story Time
Mon. @ 11 AM & 2:30 PM
Tues. @ 11 AM & 2:30 PM
Wed. @ 11 AM & 3:00 PM
-Varying Activities
Wed. @ 3pm
-Movie Time
Thurs. @ 3PM
*Times vary for special events, check calendar on web for details
Franklinville Public Library
111 Summer Pl
Frankinville, NC
June 16 through July 28
Thursdays at 2 PM
Wednesday s 3:30pm
Goldston Library
9235 Pittsboro-Goldston Road
Goldston, NC 27252
Thursdays at 11:00 AM
Starting 6/16 through _________
Harnett County Public Library
601 S Main St, Lillington, NC 27546
Mondays 2pm-K-2-Starting (6/20)
Tuesdays 4:30pm-Tweens-Starting (6/21)
Thursdays 2pm –Teens-Starting (6/23)
Thursdays 2pm- Family-Starting (6/16)
Highland Elementary School
1915 Buffalo Lake Rd.
Sanford, NC 27332
Wednesdays at 10 AM
June 15 through July 20
Kemp Sugg Memorial Library
279 2nd Street
Ellerbe, NC 28338
Monday’s at 10 AM
July 11 – August 8
Leath Memorial Library
412 E Franklin St, Rockingham, NC 28379
NO STORY TIME from May 31st-August 31st
Lee County Public Library
107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC 27330-Location will change Weekly
Tuesday 6/14 @ 2pm-K-3rd
Wednesday 6/15 @ 10 am-Toddlers & Preschool
Thursday 6/16 @ 2pm-4th through 6th grade
***Every Tues, Wed, & Thurs 6/14-7/28
Liberty Public Library
239 S Fayetteville St
Liberty, NC 27298
June 7, 14,21, and28
3:30pm Thursdays
Storytime 11 am Wednesdays in June
June 9-July 27
(Dates & Times vary)
See Website for full schedule
Pinebluff Area Library
305 E Baltimore Ave
Pinebluff, NC 28373
Thursdays at 3:00 PM
June 23 through July 28
Ramseur Public Library
Ramseur Municipal Building
724 Liberty St
Ramseur, NC 27316
June 9  through July 28
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Randleman Public Library
122 Commerce Squ.
Randleman, NC 27317
Summer Preschool Storytimes
10:30 am Fridays 6/17-7/6
Ages 5+ 10:30am Thursdays
Randolph County Libraries
Online Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults
Go to website for details
Richmond County Public Library System
Cole Auditorium
Highway 74
Hamlet, NC 28345
10:00 AM
July 5,14,19, 26
August 2,9
Robbins Area Library
161 E Magnolia Dr, Robbins, NC 27325
Wednesdays at 3:00 PM
June 22 through July 27
Seagrove Public Library
530 Old Plank Road
Seagrove, NC 27341
June 14 through August 2
Tuesdays at 1:30 PM
Southern Pines Public Library
170 W Connecticut Avenue
Southern Pines, NC
June 1st through August 31st
-Family Night
Thursdays 5:30pm
Starting (6/16)
-0-5 yrs. Programs
Wednesdays at 3:30 PM
Starting (6/15)
-0-2 yrs. Programs
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Starting (6/14)
-K-5 yrs. Programs
Sunday at 2:30pm (6/19, 7/17, 8/14)
Saturday Craft Day
(6/25, 7/23, 8/20)
-8 yrs. + Programs
Tuesdays at 3:00 PM
Starting (6/14)
Saturday at 2:00 PM
Starting (6/4)
-Teen Movies
Saturday at 2:00 PM
(6/18, 7/16, 8/13)
Vass Area Library
128 Seaboard St Vass, NC 28394
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
June 22 through July 27

Farmer's Markets






Aberdeen Farmer’s Market

Downtown Aberdeen
W. South St.

12 pm – 4pm

April - October


Asheboro Downtown Farmer's Market

134 South Church Street, Asheboro, NC

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
7 am-1 pm

May - October

(336) 626-1240

Chatham Mills Farmers Market

480 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC

8 am-1 pm

April - January

(919) 642-0039

Dunn Farmers Market

200 North Clinton Ave.
Dunn, NC

8 am - noon

May - November

(910) 624-0642

Erwin Farmers Market

101 13th Street
Erwin, NC

9 am - 2 pm

May - October

(910) 897-5428

Fearington Farmers Market

2000 Fearington Village
Pittsboro, NC

4 pm - 6 pm

April - November

(919) 923-6262

Goldston Growers' Market

400 Bellevue Street
Goldston, NC

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

May - September

(919) 548-3458

Grower's Market of Fuquay-Varina

121 N. Main St.

Wednesday 10 am- 1pm   Saturday 8am-12pm



Holly Springs Farmers Market

128 S. Main St.

Saturday 8:30 am - 12:30pm



Lillington Farmers Market

401 North Lillington
Lillington, NC

3 pm - 5 pm

April - October

(910) 893-7533

Moore County Farmers Market- DOWNTOWN

SE Broad Street & NY Ave
Southern Pines, NC

8 am - noon

April - October

(910) 947-3752

Moore County Farmers Market- PINEHURST

170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC

2 pm - 6 pm

April - September

(910) 947-3752

Moore County Farmers Market- SOUTHERN PINES

Armory Sports Complex
Morganton Road Southern Pines, NC

9 am - 1 pm

April - October

(910) 947-3752

Pittsboro Farmers Market

Main Street Station
287 East Street
Pittsboro, NC

3 pm - 6 pm

April - November

(919) 542-8202

Rockingham Farmers Market

125 Carolina St.

Wednesday 3:30 pm - 6 pm



Rockingham Farmers Market-Harrington Square

123 E. Washington St.

Saturday 8am - Noon



Sandhills Farmers Market of Pinehurst

Pinehurst Sand Parking Lot near the Village Chapel

Wednesdays: 3 pm - 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 1 pm

April - September

(910) 687-0377

Sanford Farmers Market

Depot Park
Carthage Street
Sanford, NC

9 am - noon

April - October

(919) 775-5624

Siler City Farmers Market

118 W. 2nd Street
Siler City, NC

9:30 am - 1 pm

April - November

(919) 742-5442

Town of Candor Farmers Market

Farmers Market Road 
Off Hwy 211
Candor, NC

7 am - 7 pm

June - December

(910) 974-4221

Troy Farmers' Market

417 North Main Street
Troy, NC

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

April - October

(910) 576-6011