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Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Cary Area Public Library
Calling all witches and wizards! Dobby, the house elf, has lost his sock. Find the letters hiding in the windows of these famous Harry Potter establishments to reveal the location of Dobby’s missing sock. Once you have completed the scavenger hunt, come back to the library for magical surprises and a chance to win some Harry Potter goodies! Access this program’s corresponding worksheet on our website or pick up a paper copy at the Service Center. 
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The Essential Great Chicago Fire [on Demand]

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Cary Area Public Library
YouTube

2021 marks the 150th Anniversary of the fire! It started in a barn and, two days of flaming hell later, nearly destroyed a city. In The Essential Great Chicago Fire, William Pack weaves together technical details of the fire with vivid firsthand accounts from those who lived through the conflagration of 1871, bringing alive all the excitement and terror in a multi-media storytelling event that will not soon be forgotten.

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Books on Tap

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
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. This meeting will be a hybrid format and you can choose to come in person at the library or via zoom.
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Cutting the Cord: Getting the Most out of Streaming Services

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Ready to cut your cable bill in half? Learn how to cut the cord on cable TV to lower monthly bills. George Kontos of Marshmallow Streaming will cover streaming services, devices, home Wi-Fi basics, and indoor antennas.

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Cary Library Staff

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation
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Starry Night over Hogwarts

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Students will learn about Vincent Van Gogh’s painting Starry Night and then create their own Starry Night over Hogwarts silhouette using paint and paper.

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The Care & Keeping of Mandrakes - Herbology Class

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone
Mandrakes are magical root creatures that need your help to grow! Learn how to make your very own Mandrake in this fun sculpture class. 

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Andertoons: Draw Your Own Haunted House

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Do you like your cartoons a little bit spooky? Then this is the class for you! Students will tell the cartoonist where to go, what will happen, what to do, and draw along! Will there be werewolves? Maybe. Vampires? Possibly. Frankensteins? Who can say… Toon in and find out. (Insert spooky laugh here.)

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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
For children birth to age 6 with an adult.
Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement.

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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
For children birth to age 6 with an adult.
Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement.

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Harry Potter Potion and Web Weaving (Grades 1-3)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Grades 1-3. Concoct a mysterious erupting potion and weave a web that would fit in Aragog’s lair!

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Teen Gaming

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

Play video games and board games with other teens! The library has a selection of Nintendo Switch, Wii U and Xbox One games that will be projected on the big screen.

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Hooked on Books

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join one of our book groups for a lively discussion. Books are available each month at the Service Center.

This month: The Girl with the Louding Voice - Abi Dare
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Author in the Spotlight: Chris Bohjalian [via Zoom]

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom
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Author Chris Bohjalian, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 22 books adapted into three movies and a TV series, will speak in this live virtual, multi-library event about his newest release The Hour of the Witch, just in time for Halloween!

This program will be recorded, so if you don't make it to the live session, check back here on our program calendar, where it will be posted for two weeks after the event.

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After Capone: The Mob Moves into the Modern Era (part two of Murder, Mayhem, & the Mob)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Just because the Tommy Guns quieted down a little didn’t mean that Chicago’s Beer Wars didn’t rage on - it was just a bit more…subtle. The body count was down, but the felonious activity was up - way up! To learn more, please join us with entertainer and historian Clarence Goodman, returning for this second part of his 4 part series.

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RootsMagic User Group [via Zoom]

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom2
RootsMagic User Group, for users of the popular RootsMagic genealogy software...  join us as we discuss the intricacies of using the program to organize and keep track of your genealogical research.This meeting is appropriate for all levels of experience.

Registered participants will receive a Zoom invite and password via email.
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Turning Pages Together

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

Join our book group for a lively discussion. Books are available each month at the Service Center.


This month: 
Saints for All Occasions - J. Courtney Sullivan
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Ghost Stories

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us after hours for our third annual ghost stories event. We will start with slightly scary stories and end with creepy ones. All ages are welcome to attend this program but stories will be geared towards kids in grades K-5.

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Gobble! Gobble!

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Cary Area Public Library

Start collecting leaves! Using your leaves you will make leaf prints for the feathers of your turkey. Your kit will contain paint for leaf prints and paper to make the other parts of your turkey.


This is a deluxe Take & Make and requires registration.


*Supplies ready for pickup Monday, November 1, starting at 10am, and must be picked up by Saturday, November 6th, by closing.*



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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
For children birth to age 6 with an adult.
Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement.

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Barrington Area Homeschoolers

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

Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
For children birth to age 6 with an adult.
Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement.

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Registration is open

Pom Pom Mushroom

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Learn the art of creating intricate pom-poms and make a pom-pom mushroom of your own.

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Bread with a Twist [via Zoom]

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom
The Family & Consumer Sciences staff of the non-profit Home Baking Association welcome you to an hour of baking STEAM to build your baking skills and fun! Bread with a Twist will provide dough preparation essentials, guides on how to freeze or refrigerate dough and demonstrate how to shape and bake to creatively fill your holiday bread basket, gift neighbors and bake with friends or family. Bring your questions, receive baking guides, recipes and build your baking STEAM!

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Great Decisions Discussion Group

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

Exchange ideas in an online discussion about the foreign policy issues facing America today in this monthly discussion led by Professor Gary Midkiff. Participants must purchase a briefing book and read a chapter prior to each meeting. This is an eight month series that will begin in February. One nice aspect of this program is that each chapter stands by itself so you can join the group at any time. Briefing Book $15.00. No refunds.


This month:

Chapter 8 - The End of Globalization?



This event requires payment
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