Adult Programs

BOOKS ON TAP
Tuesday, Feb. 21 7-8:30 PM
Cary Ale House
Meet with other adults in their 20s and 30s to eat, drink, and talk shop about books. At each meeting we will discuss one title chosen by the group, titles will be announced closer to the meeting date. Registration required.

COLORING FOR GROWNUPS
Wednesday,  Feb. 15 7-8:30 PM
Flex Zone
Ready to relax? Choose from our coloring pages, colored pencils, and gel pens or bring your own. Refreshments will be provided. Register for each class.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am
February 22: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Thursdays, 7-8 pm
February 23: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Meeting Room North
Join us for a lively discussion. Books are available each month at the Service Center

HENNA TATTOO WORKSHOP
Saturday, February 18, 11-12:30 pm
Flex Zone East
Learn about henna, different designs, and how to create a tattoo. Each person will leave with a small tattoo and Henna kit; there is a materials fee of $10. No refunds. More supplies will be available for purchase at a discounted price.

COIN, GOLD/SILVER COLLECTING & VALUES
Saturday, Feb. 25, 1-2:30 or 3-4:30 pm
Meeting Room
Lifelong coin collector Dave Ekstrom will give a brief presentation about old coins, and gold/silver items based on their scrap metal value. Afterward, audience members will be given a three- to five-minute time slot for a free appraisal of items. Time slots are assigned on a first-come, first served basis. Register for only one program. This program is educational; therefore, there will be no buying or selling.

GENEALOGY INTEREST GROUP
Sunday, February 26, 1:30-3 pm
Meeting Room North
Join local genealogy enthusiasts as we share our expertise. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

TORNADO PREPAREDNESS
Wednesday, March 1, 7-8 pm
Carrie Carlson of Emergency Management McHenry County will discuss what to have ready before the storm, best place to shelter, proper communication tools, and more.

CRAFTERNOON DROP IN
Wednesday, March 8, 1-3 pm
Show off your creativity to celebrate International Women’s Day. Try embroidery, hand sewing, felting, button making, and more. Staff will help you learn these methods and make something to take home. Show off your creativity to celebrate International Women’s Day. Try embroidery, hand sewing, felting, button making, and more. Staff will help you learn these methods and make something to take home.

STAMPING WITH VICKI
Saturday, March 11, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Add a uniquely special touch to traditional greetings. Join Vicki Oberlies in making 5 hand stamped cards that can be used throughout the year. All supplies provided.

ADVANCED MICROSOFT WORD
Saturday, March 11, 10-11:30 am
Learn to insert images, screen shots, text boxes, and tables. We’ll also cover creating and formatting tables. Working knowledge of Word required.

ADVANCED MICROSOFT EXCEL
Saturday, March 11, 12:30-2 pm
Learn to create charts, graphs, and link data from multiple spreadsheets. Working knowledge of Excel required.

KNIT ONE, CROCHET TOO!
Monday, March 13, April 10, May 8, 7-8 pm
Do you like to knit or crochet? Join us to work on your latest project while you chat with others who also enjoy needle crafts. Or just drop-in if you need some help with your project. All experience levels welcome. We will meet the second Monday of every month.

ANOREXIA NERVOSA: MY EXPERIENCE
Thursday, March 16, 7-8 pm
Sherri Fowler will share her daughter Monica’s battle with anorexia. This presentation is designed to spread awareness and help others understand the complexities of anorexia nervosa.

CREATE A QUOTE OF POETRY ART
Saturday, March 18, 10:30 am-12 pm
Inspired by the poems of Gwendolyn Brooks in honor of her 100th birthday, Christine will teach you how to incorporate a poetry quote into a decorative design, then add color with watercolor pencils. Beginners welcome!

TANGLED BUTTERFLIES COLORING WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 18, 1-2 pm
Butterflies and Zentangle are the inspiration in this workshop. Draw or trace a butterfly to decorate and color following Christine’s instructions. Also learn tips for improving your colored pencil techniques. No art experience required; beginners welcome!

POLISH GENEALOGY- FOUR STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH
Sunday, March 19, 2-3:30 pm
Steve Szabados will give a brief summary of the border changes in Polish history, then discuss the records that are available in both the US and Poland, where to find them and how to interpret the documents.

BOOKS ON TAP
Tuesdays, March 21, April 18, May 16, 7-8:30 pm
Meets at the Cary Ale House
Meet with other adults in their 20s and 30s to eat, drink, and talk shop about books. Each meeting we discuss one title chosen by the group. Email roberhauser@caryarealibrary.info for the current title. Registration required.

GOOGLE APPS SUITE
Wednesday, March 22, 7-8:30 pm
Learn how to use Docs, Sheets, Forms and more to organize your files for work or home. Registration required.

A TO Z DATABASE
Thursday, March 23, 7-8 pm
Demo of the AtoZ Database available through the library. The rep will cover how to do people and background searches, job searches, business profiles, sales leads, and market research. Registration required.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION
Join us for a lively discussion. Books are available each month at the Service Center.
Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 am
March 22: March by Geraldine Brooks
Thursday, 7-8 pm
March 23: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

MAKER CLUB
Mondays, March 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, 6-7:30 pm
All ages; ages 12 & under with an adult. Make your own tech-based project with the guidance of Ryan Brock and other DIYers. Choose from one of our projects or pick your own. Fees may apply to some supplies. Attendance at every meeting is not required. Registration is preferred, walk-ins welcome.

BUNCO
Thursday, March 30, 6:30-8:30 pm
Join us for a fast paced, easy to learn dice game. Enjoy refreshments and compete for a variety of prizes. Limited to 24 players.

PEEPS DIORAMA CONTEST
April 5-11
Enter our fourth annual contest with your own miniature “Peep World” in a shoebox. “Peep Prizes” will be given to the best entries in four categories: Family, Youth (grades 5 & under), Young Adult (grades 6-12), and Adult. Enter by yourself or with a group. Pick up an entry form from the Service Center or print it from our website (www.caryarealibrary. info). Drop off your entry between April 1-4. Dioramas will be on display from April 5-11. Voting for the “Peeples Choice Award” will take place during the entire display period.

AARP SMART DRIVER
Wednesday, April 5 & Thursday, April 6, 12-4 pm
Ages 50 and up. This is a two-day class, four hours each day. Registration is required, along with attendance both days. AARP membership is not required. Earn a certificate that qualifies you to receive a discount on the liability portion of your auto insurance. Bring your driver’s license, AARP card (if you have one), and a check payable to AARP to class the first day. ($15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Sorry, no cash or credit cards.)

JOB FAIR 101
Wednesday, April 5, 7-8 pm
Ages 15-21. Learn the basics of what to expect, what to bring, and how to be prepared to apply for job openings. We’ll also discuss key skills for a successful interview. Registration required.

SPRING BOOK BUZZ
Thursday, April 6, 7-8:30 pm
Back again, Robert Haddock, our Penguin Random House rep, will feature books set for spring release. Goodie bags, door prizes and refreshments!

TEEN JOB FAIR
Sunday, April 9, 1-4 pm
For young adults age 15-21. Looking for a job, either part-time or year round? Come and meet with local companies looking to hire teens, learn how you can apply to a young adult training and internship program, and pick up materials on volunteer opportunities. No registration required.

BALANCE WORKSHOP
Monday, April 10, 2-3 pm
Program held at Centegra Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab-Cary,
2615 Three Oaks Road
Jennifer Schaffer of Centegra will focus on fall prevention including ways to make your home safer, assessing your risk of falling, and exercises to improve your balance.

PEEPS PARTY! CLOSING RECEPTION
Tuesday, April 11, 7-8 pm
Vote for the “Peeples Choice Award” and celebrate with the diorama creators. All prizes will be awarded at the end of the reception.

ORPHAN TRAIN AUTHOR CLARK KIDDER
Wednesday, April 12, 7-8:30 pm
Clark Kidder, author of Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider, will recount the story
of his grandmother who at age 13 rode an orphan train to the Midwest in 1906. A book signing will follow.

SPRING FLOWER BASKET
Thursday, April 13, 7-8 pm
Create a colorful flower filled basket. Peggy Garvin will provide the materials and instructions; please bring your own pruners. Register at the library to pay the $15 materials fee. No refunds.

HENNA TATTOO WORKSHOP
Saturday, April 15, 11-12:30 pm
Learn all about henna: its uses, designs, and how to create a tattoo by yourself. Each person will leave with a small tattoo and a Henna kit. There is a materials fee of $10. No refunds. Additional supplies will be available for purchase at a discounted price.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION
Join us for a lively discussion. Books are available each month at the Service Center.
Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 am
April 26: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Thursday, 7-8 pm
April 27: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

PLANNING FOR A SUCCESSFUL RETIREMENT
Wednesday, April 26, 7-8:30 pm
Feel more confident that your assets could last as long as you do. This educational presentation will focus on the five main risks in retirement: longevity, inflation, market volatility, healthcare, and taxes. Best for ages 55 and above.

GENEALOGY INTEREST GROUP
Sunday, April 30, 1:30-3 pm
Join local genealogy enthusiasts as we share our expertise. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

ANTIQUE APPRAISALS
Sunday, May 7, 1:30-2:15 pm,
2:30-3:15 pm, or 3:30-4:15 pm
Appraisals by author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran. Register for one time slot only, limited to 14 people per slot. The order in which you register will determine when your item is appraised. One item per person. Additional items can be appraised at $10/item. Extra seating will be available if you would like to stay for entire event. Excluded items: all weapons, including swords and knives ; traps (like leg-hold); Nazi memorabilia; coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; Beanie Babies.

PAINTING PARTY FOR MOMS
Saturday, May 13, 1-3 pm
Peggy Callahan, of Smiling Shamrock Art Studio, will give you step-by-step instruction and you will leave with your 12×16 painting of Flower Basket on a Bike. No experience necessary. Special Mother’s Day fee of $20. No refunds. Refreshments will be served.

100 THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO BEFORE YOU DIE
Wednesday, May 17, 7-8 pm
Author Molly Page will discuss some of the one hundred adventures in her candid insider’s guide. It promises an authentic taste of the Windy City whether you’re taking a weekend-sized bite or sticking around for the buffet of a lifetime. Book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

STARTING AN ETSY ONLINE STORE
Wednesday, May 24, 7-8:30 pm
Librarian Liz Kirchhoff will show you how to set up a business on Etsy, showcase your products, and grow your business on websites like Pinterest.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION
Join us for a lively discussion. Books are available each month at the Service Center.
Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 am
May 24: A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold
Thursday, 7-8 pm
May 25: Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg