Adult Programs

 

BUNCO!
Wednesday, February 28, 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.

MAKING THE MOST OF SOCIAL SECURITY
Wednesday, March 7, 7-8 pm
Find out the filing options available to married couples, divorced individuals, and widows. Alternative options can often provide monthly lifetime payments higher than standard filing options. A workbook will be provided.

CARY AREA WRITERS GROUP
Second Saturday of the month, 12-3 pm
Saturday, March 10, April 14, May 12

Looking for a community to nurture your writing? Join the Cary Area Writers Group (CAWG).

GENEALOGY INTEREST GROUP
Sunday, March 11, 2-3:30 pm
Join local genealogy enthusiasts as we share our expertise. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

 RTA ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL
Thursday, March 15, 7-8 pm
Accessible Metra, Pace and CTA buses and trains are easy to use. The Regional Transportation Authority will explain local options, accessibility features, accessible trip planning, Ventra cards, reduced fare, and ride free programs.

FILM DISCUSSION GROUP
Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm
March 15: The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis
May 17: Citizen Kane, the classic staring Orson Welles
Watch the film on your own before the group meets, then join our lively discussion. We watch classic to current films and some titles may have violence, language, sexual content, and/or subtitles. Limited to 15.

BOOKS ON TAP: A 20s-30s BOOK CLUB Tuesdays, March 20, April 17, May 15, 7-8:30 pm
Meets at Cary Ale House Eat, drink, and talk shop about books with others in their 20s and 30s. Each meeting we discuss a title chosen by the group. If you’re interested in joining or to find out the current title, please email roberhauser@caryarealibrary.info.

PIERRE SALINGER AND THE 1000 DAYS OF KENNEDY’S CAMELOT
Wednesday, March 21, 7-8 pm
Pierre Salinger was the White House Press Secretary and a trusted advisor to President Kennedy. Told through the eyes of Salinger, by actor Terry Lynch, this program will cover JFK’s 1000 days in office, as well as the tragic events of November 22, 1963.

DECORATIVE EGG FELTING
Friday, March 23, 1-2:30 pm
Create a decorative needle-felted spring egg. Limited to 12.

MAKE IT u SPRING FRESH FLOWER BASKET
Wednesday, March 28, 7-8 pm
Create a colorful fresh flower bouquet. Peggy Garvin will provide the materials and instructions; please bring your own pruners. $15 materials fee. No refunds.

STAINED GLASS SUNCATCHER
Saturday, April 7, 9:30-11:30 am
Bring your imagination to make a stained glass mosaic suncatcher. You will take your project home to finish some grouting. Registration closes on March 8 at 9 pm.

THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Wednesday, April 11, 7-8 pm
The concept of climate change is a hot topic. Michelle Nichols, from the Adler Planetarium, has a presentation for a science interested audience, putting politics to the back burner to focus on evidence: What does science say is happening? Where does the data come from? What might be in our future?

GENEALOGY OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, April 29, 1:30-4 pm
Are you just getting started or need some help with your family history research? Drop-in and take advantage of some one-on-one assistance from local genealogists. Bring your research and laptop, and let us help you past that brick wall!

IN THE KNOW u VAGABONDING AROUND THE WORLD
Wednesday, May 2, 7-8:30 pm
Have you dreamt of long-term world travel? Come along on Brian Michalski’s 22-month solo backpacking journey of working and volunteering in Asia, Australia, India, Cuba and more. Get insider info about budgeting, travel apps, embracing culture shock, hostel life, coping with setbacks, visa applications and more. ANTIQUE APPRAISALS Saturday, May 5, 1-3 pm Licensed appraiser, dealer and collector, Karl Gates, will discuss antiques followed by an evaluation of audience items. Limit one item per person for appraisal; no stamps, coins or weapons. Please register each attendee whether you have an item or just want to watch.

CONFRONTING YOUR STASH
Wednesday, May 9, 7-8 pm
Create a unique new look in your quilts by using your “stash” fabrics. Chris Moline will help you find a way to let the fabric speak to you in this light-hearted and interactive presentation. You may bring your fabric challenges. Completed quilts and a stash example will be on display to inspire you. 3D ORB CANDLE HOLDER Monday, May 21, 7-8:30 pm Learn how to use our 3D Printing Pens to create a plastic candle holder for an electric tea light. Limited to 12.

SPRINGTIME IN PARIS
Wednesday, May 16, 6:30-8:30 pm
Make spring magnifique! Chef Maddox will explore exciting French flavors. Guests will learn three recipes along with methods and techniques which will assist home chefs with great dining. Recipes provided.

AL CAPONE AND THE 1933 WORLD’S FAIR
Wednesday, May 23, 7-8:30 pm
William Hazelgrove provides a look at the hold that organized crime had on Chicago prior to the 1933 World’s Fair. He reveals the story of the six millionaire businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game. Sale and signing of his book Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago will follow.