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Preschool Stories

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
For ages 31/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the service center.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
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Stay, Play, and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early literacy – playing, talking, writing, and reading. Stay, Play, and Learn meets on Mondays and Tuesdays when there is a storytime.
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Art: Christmas Ornaments

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room North

Grades 1-5.Time to make some ornaments! We will supply everything you need to make 2 ornaments. The first ornament we will change a pinecone into an owl. Use your imagination for the second ornament to create designs on a plastic cup that will then be melted. Limit 16 students


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TAB

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room North

Teen Advisory Board for grades 6-12. Suggest new programs and materials, help the Friends of the Cary Library with their book sales or just meet other teens interested in the library. Feel free to bring a friend and come join our meetings! TAB will not be meeting in January. For the February meeting, please meet at Three Oaks Assisted Living.


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How to Pay for College Without Going Broke

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Students and Parents welcome to join in this workshop where experienced professionals share their knowledge and expertise to guide you through action steps you can take to reduce college costs and still attend the college of your choice. 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.

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Patron Access Services Technical Group Meeting

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Quarterly meeting of the Patron Access Services  technical group for CCS Libraries
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Evening Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
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Library Board Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room South
Monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Cary Area Public Library District.
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Needle Felting Snowflakes

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone

Learn the art of needle felting in this easy and fun class. Participants will needle felt a snowflake, using a cookie cutter as a template.  Cookie cutters will be provided but if you wish to bring your own you are welcome.


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Needle Felting Snowflakes

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone

Grades 6-12.Learn the art of needle felting in this easy and fun class. Participants will needle felt a snowflake, using a cookie cutter as a template.  Cookie cutters will be provided but if you wish to bring your own you are welcome.

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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
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Stay, Play, and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early literacy – playing, talking, writing, and reading. Stay, Play, and Learn meets on Mondays and Tuesdays when there is a storytime.
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Maker Club

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone

All ages (age 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Led by Ryan Brock, create your own tech-based project and learn about microcontrollers, soldering, wiring, and programming in these hands-on sessions. Participants do not need to attend every session but MUST come to the first session in order to choose a project. Most projects will take multiple sessions. Limited to 20. There will be a fee for some supplies after projects are chosen. For more info, visit

Cary Library Maker Projects

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Preschool Stories

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
For ages 31/2- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in library; pick up child’s name tag at the service center.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
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Stay, Play, and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early literacy – playing, talking, writing, and reading. Stay, Play, and Learn meets on Mondays and Tuesdays when there is a storytime.
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Book Busters

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room North

Grades 3&4.Each month we will read a book from a different genre, then discuss the book. We will follow up with a group activity. Feel Free to bring a snack while we discuss the book.

Dec. 18- Mystery- Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman.  


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Books on Tap: A 20's/30's Book Club-Cary Ale House

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library

Meets at the Cary Ale House. Eat, drink, and talk shop about books with others in their 20’s and 30’s. 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.


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Evening Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
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Science Patrol (Ages 3-6 w/adult)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Ages 3-6 with adult. Parents, here’s a fun way to experience science with your child.

How do those arctic animals stay warm? Using shortening and ice we will experiment how to keep warm and look at animals of the arctic.

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Closed for Christmas Eve

All Day

Closed for Christmas

All Day

Teen Gaming Drop-In

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Grades 6-12. Bring a friend and play Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and other Wii U or Xbox One games on the big screen. Snacks provided. No registration required.

Teen Gaming will not be meeting in February


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Magic the Gathering

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Grades 6-12. Come play magic the gathering! Both experienced and new players are welcome. You can bring your own cards or use one of our starter decks. Library staff and volunteers will be available to teach rules to beginners.


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