Adult Programs

CARY AREA WRITERS GROUP
Second Saturday of the month, 12-3 pm
Saturday, July 14, August 11

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

DISCUSSION GROUPS

BOOKS ON TAP: A 20s-30s BOOK CLUB
Tuesdays,  June 19, July 17, August 21, 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.

FILM DISCUSSION GROUP
Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm
July 19: The Beguiled
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.

YOUR HEALTH

INDIAN SPICES FOR LIFE
Wednesday, June 6, 7-8 pm
Learn about the health benefits of the most common spices used in Indian cooking and how you can incorporate them into your lifestyle this summer. Discover how to use these spices in food, drinks, and even skin care.

BALANCE WORKSHOP
Tuesday, June 26, 6-7 pm
Program held at Centegra Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab-Cary, 2615Three Oaks Rd. Juliya Kulbachenko will focus on fall prevention including way sto make your home environment safer,assessing your own balance or risk of falling, and simple exercises to improve your balance.

MEDICARE 101
Wednesday, August 29, 7-8:30 pm
Learning about Medicare can be like learning a new language. Learn about your choices, estimated cost sand timelines to enroll in Medicare Supplements, Part D Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Join Karen McCormack of McCormack Consulting for an evening of Medicare ins and outs.

Illinois Bicentennial

ILLINOIS AT 200
Wednesday, June 20, 7-8 pm
Take one part history, one part storytelling, and one part trivia game,add prizes and what do you get?
William Pack returns with a once in200 years chance to celebrate thebicentennial of Illinois. Guaranteed tobe fun, informative, with a little dash of William’s love for the odd and unusual.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN ROCKFORD PEACHES
Wednesday, July 11, 7-8 pm
2018 is the 75th anniversary of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The 1992 film, A League of Their Own, introduced modern America to the women who played professional baseball to keep up the morale on the home front during WW2 and continued for nearly a decade after the war. Join Rebecca Tulloch, a modern Rockford Peach and manager of the “League of Our Own” vintage softball team, as she traces the truth and fiction.

STEPPING INTO ILLINOIS HISTORY
Wednesday, August 1, 7-8 pm
Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial by sampling the fascinating historical sites in our state. Discover the ancient Native American city at Cahokia Mounds, the seat of the French government at Fort de Chartres, and Camp DuBois where Lewis and Clark spent the winter before their Voyage of Discovery. See howearly Illinois residents lived in Bishop Hill and Nauvoo, and visit the homes of Presidents Lincoln and Grant.

MAKE IT

SUMMER CONTAINER PLANTERS
Wednesday, June 13, 7-8 pm
Create your own annual containerplanter with beautiful summer plants.Peggy Garvin will be here to giveyou tips and tricks for your containerplanters. Please bring your gardengloves. All materials are included in thefee of $18; no refunds.

GARDEN STEPPING STONE
Saturday, June 23, 9:30 am-12 pm
Join us in creating a mosaic 12x12stepping stone. Using your imagination to create your work of art for your yard.
All supplies will be furnished. You will take your project home to finish some grouting. Registration closes on May 31at 9 pm.

FELTED HEDGEHOG
Friday, July 27, 1-2:30 pm
Come learn the art of needle felting andmake an adorable hedgehog figurine. Limited to 12.

PRESSURE COOKING DEMO
Wednesday, July 18, 6:30-8:30 pm
Whether you are a pressure cooking pro or considering getting started,you’ll learn something from this class. Andrea from My Kitchen Clatter will show you the differences between stovetop (traditional) and electric (such as InstantPot brand) pressure cookers while she demonstrates how easy and quick it can be to make your favorite dishes. You’ll go home with useful tips,new recipes, and confidence!

GENEALOGY

SOUND RESEARCH PRACTICES
Sunday, June 24, 2-3 pm
If you’re a beginning genealogist or have ever scratched your head trying to identify a document in your old research files, this session is for you. Ginger Frere will share the basics of evaluating a document, the information it contains,and how to cite sources. Resources to guide you in becoming a better genealogist will also be discussed.

IN THE KNOW

HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE
Wednesday, June 27, 6:30-8 pm
Students and parents are welcome in this workshop. Discover creative, little known financial and academic strategies to reduce college costs while finding the best-fit college for your child. Presented by My College Planning Team. Limited to 25.

NORTHWEST HERALD: PAST AND PRESENT
Monday, July 16, 6:30-7:30 pm
Jim Ringness, General Manager, and Jon Styf, Editor of the Northwest Herald, will discuss the history of the paper and how it is run today.

BITCOIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES
Wednesday, August 15, 7-8 pm
You can’t avoid the hype about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Is this the first wave of the cashless future or just another over hyped technology? One thing is for sure: there’s a lot of money riding on its success.