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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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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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Join the 2020 Census Team - Hiring Event

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Cecil Krause from the US Census Bureau will be meeting with potential job applicants and answering questions. 
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Letizia Financial Group

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room South
Spaces Reservation
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Book Busters

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

Grades 3-5. Each month we will read a book from a different genre, then discuss the book. We will follow up with a group activity.Register for June and receive a free copy of the book that you can keep.

Feel Free to bring a snack while we discuss the book.

June 18: Nocturnals: The Fallen Star

July 16: The Fourteenth Goldfish

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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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Spaces Reservation

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room South
Spaces Reservation
Registration is open

Taking Charge of Mental Health

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

When it comes to mental health, it’s important to be proactive. Learn about the resources the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) McHenry County provides to help people lead fulfilling and productive lives and maintain a state of well-being.


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Science Tellers: Aliens

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

The program is geared for ages 5-12. During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!

Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world!


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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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Magic the Gathering

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone

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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Science Patrol (Ages 3-6 w/adult)

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

June: How much water can a penny hold before it breaks? Let's explore water tension.

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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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Comedy Magic Show

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Magician Trent James is bringing a fresh feel to the classic magic show. This high energy performance combines mind-boggling magic with gut busting humor. Trent is quickly becoming one of the top magician in the country and is the youngest recipient of the Milbourne Christopher Award (past winners include David Copperfield and Penn & Teller).


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Magic Workshop

7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Ages 5 & Up. Do you want to learn magic tricks? Get a peek into Trent James's

magicians book of secrets.You will learn a handful of amazing magic tricks and

get to keep all the props.


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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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Teen Gaming

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.


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Hooked on Books

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room North

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

June we will discuss The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton
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Cool Summer Treats

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

Chef Susan Maddox will demo recipes featuring ice creams, fruit desserts,and other sweet treats to enjoy during these hot Summer months.


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Garden Gnome

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Flex Zone

Grades 3-5. Garden gnomes bring good luck!  Let’s paint clay pots to make a garden gnome to decorate the garden.  Using non-washable paint so dress accordingly. Limit 16 students


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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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Turning Pages Together

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

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

June we will discuss Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
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Build-A-Robot

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Ages 9-Adult. Work with a partner to build one of the LEGO EV3 robot models that come with the education kit. Download the model program to activate your robot! Adults not required, but this is a great chance for parents or grandparents to share a STEM activity with your child.Register for each class.  Limit 20


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Maker Camp: Cardboard Construction

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room

Grades 4-5.Cardboard Construction: Learn about constructing simple devices in this fun workshop. Participants will make a “grabber” out of cardboard and well as a “shooter”.


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