Adult Programs

GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSION GROUP
First Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm Professor Gary Midkiff leads this monthly foreign policy discussion.
Participants must purchase a briefing book and read a chapter prior to each meeting. This is a eight month series that began in June, but each chapter stands by itself so you can join at any time. Briefing book is $15, no refunds.

**February 7** – Refugees and Global Migration (#1)
**Register now for New Session that starts in February and purchase a new briefing book**

MAKER CLUB
Mondays, Jan. 14 & 28, Feb. 11 & 25, 6:30-8:30 pm
All ages (age 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Led by Ryan Brock, create your own techbased project and learn about microcontrollers, soldering, wiring, and programming. Participants do not need to attend every session but must come to the first session in order to choose a project. There will be a fee for some supplies after projects are chosen. Limited to 20.

CARY AREA WRITERS GROUP
Second Saturday of the month, 12-3 pm

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

BOOKS ON TAP: A 20s-30s BOOK CLUB
Tuesdays,  January 15, February 19  7-8:30 pm

Meets at Cary Ale House Eat, drink, and talk shop about books with others in their 20s and 30s. If you’re interested in joining or to find out the current title, please email roberhauser@caryarealibrary.info.

ALL THINGS BRITISH
Wednesday, January 9, 7-8 pm
Do you know why the Queen “reigns” but doesn’t “rule?” Do you know the difference between “Great Britain,” “The British Isles” and “The United Kingdom?” These questions and many more will be answered by London Tour Guide, John Gowing.

STRING ART
Saturday, January 12, 10 am-12 pm
Here is your chance to do string art! You will be shown four templates to choose from. Please bring a hammer. String, nails and wood will be provided.Limited to 20.

JIGSAW PUZZLE SWAP
Sunday, January 13, 1:30-2:30 pm
Bring in your puzzles and swap with others. Puzzles must have all the pieces. No registration required.

SUPERHERO ESCAPE ROOM
Saturday, January 19, 10-11 am
Search for and solve hidden clues in this superhero/villain themed escape room provided by Mobile Room Escape. Limited to 12.

FILM DISCUSSION
January 17: Captain Fantastic
Watch the film(s) on your own before ourdiscussion. We watch classic to currentfilms that may have violence, language,sexual content, and/or subtitles.

USING DIGITAL BOOKS AND MAGAZINES
Saturday, January 19, 11 am-12 pm
Come to a library presentation on our digital books, movies, music and magazines. Learn about six different apps, the requirements, the content and how it all works.

LIBRARY OF THINGS SHOW & TELL
Saturday, January 19, 1-2 pm
Did you know that the library has a variety of “things” that can be checked out? From different types of electronics, to craft tools, to recreational play equipment and STEM discovery kits, we’ll have almost everything on display for you to learn about.

GENEALOGY INTEREST GROUP
Sunday, January 20, 2-3:30 pm
Librarian Nancy Gaynor will discuss what the Library’s new Affiliate status with FamilySearch means. Bring your questions and your laptop (or use one of ours). You will have time to do some of your own work during this session.

SELL YOUR STUFF ONLINE
Wednesday, January 23, 7-8:30 pm
There are lots of great options for unloading your old possessions, from old faves like Ebay to newer places like Facebook Marketplace. Michael Gershbein will cover them all and offer selling and safety tips.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION
Books are available each month at the Service Center
Hooked on Books Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am
January 23: The Baker’s Secret
February 27: Everything I Never Told You

Turning Pages Together, Thursdays, 7-8 pm
January 24: The Baker’s Secret
February 28: Everything I Never Told You

COOKING WITH HONEY
Sunday, January 27, 1:30-3 pm
Inspired by the vast selection available at the Asheville Bee Charmer honey bar in Asheville, NC, Chef Carrie Schloss will demo some of her favorite recipes from her cookbook The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook. Cookbooks will be available to purchase.

BUNCO!
Thursday, January 31, 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.

LINCOLN ON LEADERSHIP with others. 
Wednesday, February 6, 7-8:30 pm
Ages 12 and up. Mr. Lincoln will discuss his leadership style: “management by walking around,” willingness to share both credit and blame, remaining true to principles, and more. Get your photo with Mr. Lincoln after his presentation! Snacks will be provided.

BUILD-A-ROBOT
Saturday, February 16, 1-4 pm
Ages 9-Adult. Work with a partner to build one of the LEGO EV3 robot models that come with the education kit and then download the model program to activate your robot. Adults not required, but this is a great chance for caregivers to share a STEM activity with your child. Register for each class. Limited to 16.

YOU’VE FOUND YOUR GERMAN TOWN OF ORIGIN, NOW WHAT?
Sunday, February 17, 2-3:30 pm
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin focuses on how to get records for German towns and will discuss verifying location, finding historical jurisdictions, records for that town and more.

A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS
Wednesday, February 20, 7-8 pm
Join Film Historian Annette Bochenek as she presents the history of the Academy Awards, while also profiling the Best Picture picks for this year. The presentation will include photos, video clips, and stories.

BRING YOUR OWN BOARD GAMES
Thursday, February 21, 7-8:30 pm
Try out trending board games like Settlers of Catan, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, and Code Names. Bring your favorite board/table top game to share LINCOLN ON LEADERSHIP with others. Snacks will be provided.

Dance Party
Friday, March 1, 7-10 pm
Ages 21 and older.
Celebrate the end of Winter Reading with music, a wine/craft beer tasting (7-9 pm) and snacks. EZFM, is a quintet of some of Chicagoland’s most versatile, in-demand musicians performing nostalgic soft rock, blue-eyed soul and yacht rock hits. Registration is required and limited to 100 people. You will be required to show ID when entering the Library. Cost $5/person; no refunds.