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  • “Not all those who wander are lost” J.R.R.Tolkien
    Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

    Tuesday, January 8 - 7:00 pm

    Join Sam Ducharme on his 2,180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip through the Appalachian Mountains. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people. 

  • (no parents allowed!)
    On Your Own Storytime

    Tuesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 - 4:00 pm

    Storytime for 4-6-year-olds who are ready to attend independently and to listen to, and talk about, more sophisticated stories.

    Registration is required. Sign-up online beginning Monday, December 17 at 7:00 pm.

  • let's create!
    Crafting Cards for Seniors

    Wednesday, Januaray 9 - 1:00 pm

    Learn how to make greeting cards with longtime teacher Marion Davis. No experience or supplies are necessary. Registration is required

  • for book lovers
    Book Clubs

    Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join a Book Club!

    sign-ups begin Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm - Bookmarks (gr 2-3) 3:30 or 4:15 | ComicSquad (gr 3-5) | Bookivores (gr 4-5)

    sign-ups begin Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm - Bring your Grown-Up (gr 5-6 with adult) | Social Justice Book Club (gr 4-6)

  • Writing about Difficult Subjects
    Memoir Writing Workshop

    Thursday, January 10 - 2:00 pm

    Author & Lexington resident Helen Epstein teaches how, why, and when to write about difficult personal subjects.

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  • Write in Style
    Calligraphy for Beginners

    Saturday, January 12 - 10:00 am

    Learn the basics of calligraphy in a hands-on workshop for beginners. Registration is required.

  • bilingual stories
    Chinese Storytime

    Monday, December 17 - 4:00 pm

    Children & their caregivers are invited to join us for Chinese/English bilingual stories, songs, & fingerplays.

  • explore technology
    Family Tech Night

    Tuesday, December 18 - 6:30 pm

    Come explore our menagerie of technology toys. Robots, electronics, coding, & more!

  • have you met Satya?
    Read to a Dog!

    December 20 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    Satya is a certified thereapy dog who would love for you to read to her! Students are encouraged to bring a book and practice their skills.

    Registration is required. Sign up at the Children's Desk beginning Monday, December 17 at 7:00 pm.

  • play with us!
    Baby Play

    Friday, December 21 - 2:00 pm

    Join us for this special program just for babies!

  • let's change the world!
    Poverty

    Saturday, December 22 - 9:30 am

    Stories have the power to change the world, and so do we. This month, we'll focus on poverty, celebrate the strength of diversity and community, and talk about acting for change.

  • vacation fun
    Movie Matinee

    Wednesday, December 26 - 2:30 pm

    Come enjoy a family classic with us. Can you guess the movie?

    "In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father."

  • vacation fun
    Get Your Game On!

    Thursday, December 27 - 3:00 - 4:30 pm

    Drop in, stay for a game (or three), bring your parents, siblings, or friends for an afternoon of board games, card games, and puzzles.

    (Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult)

  • let's create!
    Teen Crafternoon

    Friday, December 28 - 3:00 - 4:30 pm

    Try your hand at making something new, wind down from your week, and you let your creative energy flow!
     
    THIS MONTH: Cactus Rocks!
    Want all the excitement of a plant without the responsibility of... keeping it alive? With your own cactus rock you won't need to! 

  • 150th Gala Celebration
    Save the Date

    Cary Memorial Library Foundation

    150th Anniversary Gala Celebration

    March 23, 2019
    7:00 - 11:00 pm

    An Evening of Celebration, Dancing, and Fun!

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