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Aging

  1. Flu Shots - Seymour

    October 23, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine annually. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of getting severe influenza and their close contacts - including healthcare personnel and those with close contacts of children younger than 6 months. Flu shots provided by, Orange County Health Department and Walgreens.

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  2. Volunteer with VITA - Passmore

    October 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is sponsored by the IRS and provides free tax assistance for eligible low and moderate income taxpayers of any age. We have over 70 volunteers and complete over 1,500 tax returns from February-April each year. Tax help is provided at both the Seymour Center and the Passmore Center. Volunteers assist in a wide variety of roles, including: Tax Preparers (requires IRS Tax Law training), Intake Receptionists greet clients, explain the process, and organize paperwork, Appointment Schedulers answer phones and return voicemails to schedule clients for a specific day and time, and Our Computer Support team is responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining our Windows laptops and printers. Learn more by attending one of our VITA New Volunteer Orientation Sessions. Unable to attend an Orientation Session? Call Jeanne Chamberlin, the VC55+ VITA Administrator, (919-245-4240) for more information and/or to register as a VITA Volunteer.

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  3. Wednesdays@One Poetry - Seymour

    October 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    If you are looking for an opportunity to expand your poetic horizons, to cultivate your own writing, to engage with other writers of poetry, then Wednesdays@One Poetry is for you. We meet each week from 1 to 2:30 p.m. We share poems. We react to each other’s work. We encourage one another. We work on poetry projects together. Min: 5/Max: 20. Instructor: Clark Holtzman

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  4. Little’s Cooking Light, Quick & Easy - Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup - Seymour

    October 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    Learn simple, yet easy Asian cooking recipes that will be easy and fun to create. These flavorful dishes will be perfect for the fall! Recipes and ingredients supplied. Min: 5/Max: 15

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  5. Men’s Breakfast Meet Up - Seymour

    October 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Seymour Center

    A new program has come to town! Inspired by the fellowship from the Father’s Day breakfast, a quarterly continuation of fellowship, enjoying breakfast and building new relationships is key to jump starting the day. This special time will not only enable men to come together as one, but create a space of encouragement, conversations and to learn something new. Guest speaker, Nate Davis, will share his story of perseverance and what’s next after retirement. Min: 15/ Max: 30. Leader: Harold Ballentine

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  6. NATURE TRAIL WALK for English & Spanish Speakers: SEVEN MILE CREEK NATURE PARK

    October 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Seven Mile Creek Natural Area is a portion of a larger 366 acre Upper Eno Nature Preserve. It includes portions of two significant natural heritage areas - the “Crabtree Creek Monadnock Ridge” and the “Seven-mile Creek - Sugar Maple Bottom.” Approximately 2.0 miles. Walking difficulty: Easy, but with some tree roots and uneven surfaces. Leader: Rich Shaw, retired Orange County Land Conservation Manager accompanied by a Spanish speaking interpreter.

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  7. Legal Services - Passmore

    October 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Passmore Center

    Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc provides free legal services to low-income individuals and senior citizens on a variety of civil legal issues. A licensed attorney will present on legal topics relevant to senior citizens. Presentation topics will include Consumer Protection Law; Advanced Directives – Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney. Individual applications for legal advice and representation on civil legal matters can be made to the Senior Legal Helpline. 1-877-579-7562. Weekdays 9 - 11 am and 1 - 3 pm.

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  8. Flash Mob Classes at the Passmore Center

    October 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Join our OutLoud Flash Mob, have fun, get healthy, and gather at community location(s) to perform pre-learned dance routines seated, standing, or dancing. We welcome new members of all abilities. Try it once or as many times as you like, and yes, you can start anytime! No fees for performances and practices. For more information: 919-280-2161. Class Min: 5. Instructor: Linda Houser

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  9. Hispanic Heritage Month: Latino Americans Documentary Series - Episode 6: Peril and Promise - Seymour

    October 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Hispanic Heritage Month is Sep 15 - Oct 15. We will show a documentary film series, Latino Americans that was shown on PBS and chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America the last 500+ years. With more than 50 million people, they are the largest minority group in the US. NOTE: FILMS ARE IN SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUB-TITLES. Thu, Oct 24 – This takes viewers through the past 30 years, when a second wave of Cubans arrived in Miami during the Mariel exodus. With hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans fleeing civil wars, death squads and unrest also went north into a new land — transforming the United States along the way.

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  10. “Emeralds of Oz: Life Lessons from Over the Rainbow” Workshop - Seymour

    October 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Peter Guzzardi took a deep dive into The Wizard of Oz, discovering an amazing tool: Nine large chunks of wisdom help Dorothy along her journey, and when we apply these “Emeralds” to our lives, our issues shrink, and we expand, ready to face our own Yellow Brick Road. In this workshop, Peter – a veteran editor who has worked with Stephen Hawking, Deepak Chopra, and Carol Burnett – will review the Emeralds before leading a journaling exercise. “Emeralds of Oz” will be available for purchase. Note: Seymour Center will screen The Wizard of Oz on Oct 22. Min: 25/Max: 40

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  11. NAMI Family to Family - Passmore

    October 24, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    NAMI Family to Family for caregivers of adults with serious mental illness at the Passmore Senior Center in Hillsborough. Offered for 11 consecutive weeks beginning Thu, Sep 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

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  12. Heartfulness Meditation - Seymour

    October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Weekly meditation sessions last 25 - 30 min with a simple relaxation technique and then a guided group meditation. The sessions are free of charge. These meditation techniques are effective and simple and it’s something that can easily integrate into one's life style without any disruption. The sessions are open to everyone irrespective of religion, nationality, personal beliefs or other demographics. No prior experience necessary. Regular meditation helps improve cardiovascular health, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, increase coping and problem-solving skills, and decrease burnout. www.heartfulness.org. Instructors: Dr Meenu Tewari & Devi Sekar.

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  13. NAMI Basics: Caring for You, Your Family, and Your Child - Seymour

    October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    "NAMI Basics: Caring for You, Your Family, and Your Child" for caregivers or anyone with a "heart connection" to a child or adolescent 18 and under who is experiencing significant emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Offered for 6 consecutive weeks beginning on September 26th.

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  14. Volunteer with VITA - Seymour

    October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is sponsored by the IRS and provides free tax assistance for eligible low and moderate income taxpayers of any age. We have over 70 volunteers and complete over 1,500 tax returns from February-April each year. Tax help is provided at both the Seymour Center and the Passmore Center. Volunteers assist in a wide variety of roles, including: Tax Preparers (requires IRS Tax Law training), Intake Receptionists greet clients, explain the process, and organize paperwork, Appointment Schedulers answer phones and return voicemails to schedule clients for a specific day and time, and Our Computer Support team is responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining our Windows laptops and printers. Learn more by attending one of our VITA New Volunteer Orientation Sessions. Unable to attend an Orientation Session? Call Jeanne Chamberlin, the VC55+ VITA Administrator, (919-245-4240) for more information and/or to register as a VITA Volunteer.

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  15. Orange County Senior Games - The W(Heel) To Hill - Cycling Event!

    October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    This fall on Sun, Oct 27, Orange County Senior Games (OCSG) will host a 12. 5 mi. /25 mi./50 mi. bicycle ride between the two Orange County Department on Aging Senior Centers – Seymour, Chapel Hill and Passmore, Hillsborough (and back), to raise awareness and funds for the year round Senior Games program. This is not a race. The event will begin and end at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill at 1 pm. Registration Forms will be available after Sun, Sep 1 and can be picked up from the county’s senior centers, Carrboro & Chapel Hill Recreation & Parks and OC DEAPR and many other locations throughout Orange County.

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  16. Hearing Screening, Ear Wax Check and Presentation - Seymour

    October 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Do you have a hearing problem? Have you fallen recently? These two simple questions are the first step in assessing a patient’s hearing status. Dr Anita Carroll, AuD, Doctor of Audiology Hearing Solutions in the Triangle, PLLC will provide free screenings on October 21. Prior to the screenings, a presentation explaining the causes and symptoms of hearing loss will be offered from 11 – 12 p.m.

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  17. IG -Teen Builders - Name That Tune Night - Seymour

    October 28, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Multi-generational meet-ups are now the “in thing” and are super fun! Teen Builders is a unique social outlet created for opportunities to share, learn and develop lasting friendships between senior adults and teens. These interactive connections not only offer a fun atmosphere, but enable each generation to learn more about each other. Take advantage of this empowering experience every 4th Monday. You’ll love it! Min: 5/Max: 10

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  18. Cooking and Dinner with David Sovero - The Art of Cooking - Passmore

    October 28, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    David trained at the Fearrington House Restaurant and believes you can create a good, healthy, and inexpensive meal using ingredients you already have. Each week you bring two ingredients (fruit, vegetable, or other item) and he will teach you how to create a meal. This is a hands-on class; everyone participates in the preparation of the meal. This is a unique cooking class that is a fun, as well as a delicious experience. Min: 5/Max: 20

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  19. Mental Health First Aid Training

    October 29, 2019, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Cardinal Innovations

    Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health, or substance use-related, crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies on how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to get help. Instructor: Daneille Woodall

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  20. Investigating the Presidents - Passmore

    October 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Unpack the history of how procedures were set up to curb the powers of the executive branch, examine the legal advantages a US president has that the average American citizen does not, discover the key roles that the media and the court of public opinion play in a presidential investigation, explore limits to the president’s ability to pardon specific individuals of a crime, and how investigative reports can help historians better understand past presidential scandals. Min: 12/ Max: 25. Instructor: Dr Michael C. Joseph

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  21. Retirement for Boomers and Retirees - Seymour - An Investor’s Tour of Mutual Funds

    October 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    It's never too late or too early to learn about growing your money. Planning for your retirement and making sure that your money will last is a daunting task. Join us and discover how you can make wise decisions for the future. Class Max: 15. Instructor: Mary-Charles Nassif, CFP, Financial Advisor

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  22. Snacks and Learn: Conspiracies Edition - Passmore

    October 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Enjoy different snacks while engaging in conversation. We will watch the episode, Faking the Moon Landings, from the Netflix documentary series, Conspiracies. This episode explores and discusses one of the most controversial conspiracy theories of whether or not the moon landing was real or staged. What’s your theory? Min: 5/Max: 25. Facilitator: Meghan Davis

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  23. Wednesdays@One Poetry - Seymour

    October 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    If you are looking for an opportunity to expand your poetic horizons, to cultivate your own writing, to engage with other writers of poetry, then Wednesdays@One Poetry is for you. We meet each week from 1 to 2:30 p.m. We share poems. We react to each other’s work. We encourage one another. We work on poetry projects together. Min: 5/Max: 20. Instructor: Clark Holtzman

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  24. Aging in Place - Passmore

    October 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Everyone desires to stay in their own home and yet, often as we age, our homes become more difficult to safely manage. Are you interested in aging in place? How important is it to maintain your independence in your own home? This presentation will share information about the importance, benefits, risks, and the costs of aging in place. Resources to help you achieve your dream will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Presenter: Anne Edwards with Compassionate Concierge for Seniors

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  25. Medicare Open Enrollment

    October 31, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Many seniors can save money by switching plans – sometimes as much as $500 or more. You can only switch during Open Enrollment October 15-December 7. Orange County residents can make an appointment with a certified counselor to review options: www.orangecountync.gov/ocncshiip or call 919-245-4274. Make your appointment today!

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  26. Medicare Open Enrollment

    October 31, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Medicare Open Enrollment Many seniors can save money by switching plans – sometimes as much as $500 or more. You can only switch during Open Enrollment October 15-December 7. Orange County residents can make an appointment with a certified counselor to review options: www.orangecountync.gov/ocncshiip or call 919-245-4274. Make your appointment today! Fee: FREE

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  27. IG - Trick or Treat Carnival - Passmore

    October 31, 2019, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    What fun this will be as we decorate the center in preparation for preschool children from the Orange County SportsPlex to trick or treat with us. This carnival is not just for the children, come and try your hand at our carnival games. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. If you would like to take part in this event, or if you would like to donate an unopened bag of candy (not hard candy), please call Terry at 919-245-2016. Min: 25/Max: 50

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  28. Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know - Passmore

    October 31, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    There has been a lot of news around about human trafficking happening in the United States. Join us as Deputy George Wilson with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office shares what is happening and how you can protect yourself and loved ones from being victimized.

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  29. NAMI Family to Family - Passmore

    October 31, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    NAMI Family to Family for caregivers of adults with serious mental illness at the Passmore Senior Center in Hillsborough. Offered for 11 consecutive weeks beginning Thu, Sep 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

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  30. Heartfulness Meditation - Seymour

    October 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Weekly meditation sessions last 25 - 30 min with a simple relaxation technique and then a guided group meditation. The sessions are free of charge. These meditation techniques are effective and simple and it’s something that can easily integrate into one's life style without any disruption. The sessions are open to everyone irrespective of religion, nationality, personal beliefs or other demographics. No prior experience necessary. Regular meditation helps improve cardiovascular health, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, increase coping and problem-solving skills, and decrease burnout. www.heartfulness.org. Instructors: Dr Meenu Tewari & Devi Sekar.

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  31. NAMI Basics: Caring for You, Your Family, and Your Child - Seymour

    October 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    "NAMI Basics: Caring for You, Your Family, and Your Child" for caregivers or anyone with a "heart connection" to a child or adolescent 18 and under who is experiencing significant emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Offered for 6 consecutive weeks beginning on September 26th.

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Animal Services Events

  1. Dog Adoption Month!

    October 1, 2019, 12:00 PM - October 31, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Animal Services Center

    All dogs and puppies are nearly HALF PRICE for the entire month of October! Call 919-942-7387 for more details!

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  2. Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination & Microchip clinic!

    October 24, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Eno River Farmer's Market

    1-year and 3-year rabies vaccinations will be available for $10. Please bring a previous rabies certificate in order to get the 3-year vaccine. Microchips also available for $35. Please bring all pets on leashes or in carriers.

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Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)

  1. Historic Preservation Commission

    October 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Old Orange County Courthouse

    Contact: Peter Sandbeck

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  2. Board of Health

    October 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whitted Human Services Center

    Contact: La Toya Strange

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  3. CANCELED - BOCC Joint Mtg with Carrboro

    October 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Southern Human Services Center

    Contact: Donna Baker

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  4. Orange County Complete Count Committee

    October 29, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hillsborough Town Hall

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Countywide Events

  1. 2019 Orange County Community Health Assessment Community Input Sessions

    October 29, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Cedar Grove Community Center

    HEALTHY CAROLINIANS AND THE BOARD OF HEALTH INVITE YOU TO: • Learn about what was found in conversations with neighbors during the 2019 Community Health Assessment data collection process. • Discuss your concerns with elected officials, people who work in government, and the health department. • Help prioritize and decide what health issues will be selected for 2020-2024. • Map out next steps toward a plan that improves the health of Orange County.

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  2. Northern Campus Groundbreaking Ceremony

    October 31, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Northern Campus Construction Site

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Human Relations Commission

  1. 2019 HRC Forum-"Protest Peril: Understanding First Amendment Rights"

    October 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whitted Building, Room 230

    The HRC hosts an annual community forum on a topic of interest. The 2019 Forum will be held Monday, October 28 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Whitted Building, located at 300 W. Tryon St. The Forum will focus on rights under the First Amendment and feature legal experts Mark Dorosin, Ted Shaw, and Stephanie Perry-Terry. Mark Dorosin, Director of the Julius L. Chambers Center for Civil Rights and OC Board of County Commissioner Ted Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and the Director of the UNC Center for Civil Rights Stephanie Perry-Terry, Small Business Owner and Community Activist The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Library

  1. Preschool Storytime | Main Library

    October 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 30-minute interactive program with books, songs, and movement to nurture pre-reading skills. (30-minute Stay and Play follows this storytime.)

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  2. Friends Big Book Sale | Main Library | All ages

    October 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - October 27, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Main Library, Hillsborough

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  3. Lapsit Storytime | Main Library

    October 28, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Children ages birth to 2 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 20-minute lapsit program that incorporates age-appropriate books, rhymes, music and movement. Stay after for free play. It's a wonderful way to extend the fun!

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  4. Tiny Tots Storytime | Main Library

    October 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Children from walkers to age 3 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 25-minute interactive program that incorporates age-appropriate books, rhymes, music, and movement. (30-minute Stay and Play follows this storytime.)

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  5. Kids Explore | Main Library | Grades k-2

    October 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Kids Explore, a program for Grades K-2, provides hands-on STEAM activities to engage children’s creativity and problem solving skills. The children are given opportunities to explore monthly themes from different angles about a variety of topics while socializing with their peers at the library.

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  6. Teen Advisory Board | Main LIbrary | High School-aged Teens

    October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM @ Main Library, Hillsborough

    The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who work to plan teen programs and make the library teen-friendly. TAB is a great way to get service learning and community service hours. For more information about TAB and how to join, visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fhmj8cn-mD546t9H9gcS1PQP1gUco-rGxDAe46iFazc/edit

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  7. Preschool Storytime | Main Library

    October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 30-minute interactive program with books, songs, and movement to nurture pre-reading skills. (30-minute Stay and Play follows this storytime.)

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  8. NOTE: NEW TIME. Poetry for Everybody with Dee Stribling: Celebrating Work-Life Balance | Main Library | All Ages

    October 30, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Main Library, Hillsborough

    In honor of National Work and Family Month, we’ll enjoy poems that emphasize the importance creating a healthy balance between one’s work life and one’s family or personal life. Following questions and discussion, those attending will have the opportunity to share by reading an original poem they’ve written around this month's theme. We’ll end with all of us contributing ideas, lines, and words to create our own poem. For more information on the theme for the month and to register, visit bit.ly/everybodypoetry or call 919-245-2536.

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