Adult Programs

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, 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