Adult Programs

UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE
Wednesday, September 6, 6:30-8 pm
Sue Grossinger, Advocate Good Shepherd Senior Services Coordinator, will discuss the ins and outs of Part A-D and where to get personalized help.

GIG AFTER HOURS: NAVIGATING WWII RECORDS ON FOLD3
Friday, September 8, 5-8 pm
Many records useful to researching your soldier’s service are not online. However, Fold3 has digitized many unit level records from the National Archives. Jennifer Holick will teach you tips to locating the gold within the massive amount of data.

ROBOTICS BASICS
Sunday, September 10, 1:30-3:30 pm
Ages 9-adult. Learn about the LEGO Mindstorms robot’s hardware and the program interface.

LINKEDIN: BEYOND THE BASICS
Wednesday, September 13, 7-8:30 pm
Join Bruce Bennett for an overview of LinkedIn, best practices, building your network, identifying groups to join,and searching individuals, companiesand jobs. Learn about creating a job search agent and the options for job applications using LinkedIn.

AARP SMART DRIVER
Wednesday, Sept. 13 and Thursday, Sept. 14, 12-4 pm
Ages 50+. Earn a certificate that qualifies you to receive a discount on the liability portion of your auto insurance. This is a two-day class,four hours each day. Registration and attendance both days is required.Bring your driver’s license, AARP card (if you have one, membership is notrequired), and a check payable to AARP to the first day of class. ($15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Sorry, no cash or credit cards.)

PUT YOUR GARDEN TO BED AND OTHER POST-HARVEST ACTIVITIES
Thursday, September 14, 7-8 pm
Mark Lyons will discuss cleaning up the garden, preparing the soil for thes pring, winterizing garden tools, fall planting, dealing with excess harvest,and preparing for next year’s garden.

OPEN ROBOTICS
Sunday, Sept. 17 and Nov. 19, 1:30-4:30 pm
Ages 9-adult. Build or program a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot with oneof the same kits used in our robotics workshops. Singles or pairs (or triples as long as at least one is an adult). Adults,please register as 21.

BOOKS ON TAP: A 20s-30sBOOK CLUBz
Tuesdays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 217-8:30 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 thegroup. If you’re interested in joining orto find out the current title, please email roberhauser@caryarealibrary.info.

FALL BOOK BUZZ
Wednesday, September 20, 7-8:30 pm
Get a sneak peek at fall releases before they appear on shelves from our Penguin Random House rep Robert Haddock. All attendees will receive goodie bags, and there will be some great door prizes!

CARY AREA WRITERS GROUP
Second Saturday of the month, 12-3 pm
September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9

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

COLORING FOR GROWNUPS DROP-IN
Wednesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, 7-8:30 pm
Relax and have some fun! Coloring sheets, pencils and gel pens provided. No registration necessary.

TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR LOW BACK PAIN
Thursday, September 28, 7-8 pm
Adam Fritsch of Athletico Physical Therapy will discuss the common myths of low back pain as well as exercises to address symptoms.

POWERING YOUR HOME WITH THE SUN
Saturday, September 30, 10-11 am
Illinois Solar Energy Association’s Solar Ambassadors Pat and Terry Dieckhboff will present solar energy basics and how your home can be sun-powered.

RESUME WORKSHOP
Wednesday, October 4, 6:30-8:30 pm
Move your resumé to the top of the stack. Bob Schlacks will discuss five categories of information it must contain and what isn’t neccessary. There will be time for 1-on-1 resumé review.

GLUTEN-FREE EATING
Thursday, October 5, 7-8:30 pm
Chef and Celiac disease sufferer, Denise SanFilippo, will discuss living gluten-free and demonstrate recipes.

TRUMAN AND THE BOMB
Wednesday, October 18, 7-8 pm
Professor Gary Midkiff will examine the issues that affected Truman’s decision,including the alternatives and the secret negotiations that took place. We’ll evaluate whether bombing Hiroshima was the best decision.

INTERVIEW WORKSHOP
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30-8:30 pm
Bob Schlacks is back to discuss what to do before, during, and after an interview, including the five different types of interviews and the 12 most commonly asked questions.

Astronomy Night
Thursday, October 19, 7-9 pm
Rain Date: Thursday, October 26.

The Northwest Suburban Astronomers return with their high tech telescopes to offer you a glimpse of the Moon, Saturn, and Mars along with some deep sky objects. Telescopes will be set up in the front parking lot. If the lot is full, please park at Three Oaks School. Each telescope will have a different view. No registration required.

GIG Sunday
October 22, 2-3:30 pm
Join local genealogy enthusiasts as we share our expertise. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

The Haunted Page
Wednesday, October 25, 7-8 pm
William Pack will bring horror stories to life(or un dead!) with theatrical special effects.Non-stop audience participation creates aunique experience as the lights go out andyou become part of the story. Everyone will be talking about their experience for years.

LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR JOBSEEKERS
Wednesday, September 27, 7-8 pm
Learn about all the job and career resources available to you at the Library plus other services in the county.

LIBRARY DATABASES FOR BUSINESSES AND JOB SEEKERS
Wednesday, November 1, 7-8 pm
Learn how to use these free databases through the Library website. We will focus on AtoZ, a marketing and demographic tool for job seekers or business marketing, and Lynda.com which has a vast variety of business,computer, and creative skill tutorials.

YOUR HEALTH & ARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE AND HIP, SIGNS OF A GOOD LIFE
Wednesday, November 1, 1-2 pm
Adam Fritsch of Athletico Physical Therapy will discuss ways to identify knee and hip arthritis and symptom management strategies.

WWII RADIO HOUR
Thursday, November 2, 7-8 pm
Featuring patriotic favorites from the WWII era, The Nostalgia Trio will reenact a 1940s radio hour with patriotic, Andrews Sisters-style tunes, Abbott and Costello comedy sketches and a special tribute to Veterans.

FROM CHICAGO TO VIETNAM
Wednesday, November 8, 7-8 pm
Join us for a special evening with former Cary resident Mike Duffy as he shares stories and reads excerpts from his book From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War. Sale of his book and signing will follow. Refreshments will be served.

JIGSAW PUZZLE SWAP DROP IN
Sunday, November 12, 1:30-2:30 pm
Puzzles must have all the pieces intact.

MARIE ANTOINETTE
Thursday, November 16, 7-8 pm
The Queen of France comes to discuss her life, loves, and intrigues. Costumed dramatist, Martina Mathisen, will reveal the truth behind this misunderstood queen. What actually happened and shall she live or die? This time you will decide her fate.

HARVEST FLOWERS
Saturday, November 18, 10-11 am
Peggy of Garvin Gardens will help you create a beautiful fresh flower centerpiece. All materials are included in the fee of $15. Bring your own pruners. No refunds. Register in person.


WHITE LIKE HER: MY FAMILY’S STORY OF RACE & RACIAL PASSING

Sunday, November 19, 2-3:30 pm
Mystery author, Gail Lukasik, will discuss her book White Like Her, as well as her two appearances on PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow. Gail will share how her personal and genealogical journey to uncover the truth of her mother’s racial heritage led her to a deeper understanding of race. Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase

 

HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS GONEGOURMET
Monday, November 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
Chef Maddox will demonstrate gourmet recipes that will make your familyor guests crave your leftover meals.Limited to 50.

WALTER CRONKITE
Wednesday, November 29, 7-8:30 pm
Historian Jim Gibbons will present the life of former CBS News anchorman,Walter Cronkite. He covered some of America’s most important historical events including the Nuremberg trials,Watergate, the Iran hostage crisis, and the assassinations of John F. Kennedy,Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lennon.