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Aging

  1. Dementia Basics - OCPL

    August 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Orange County Public Library

    The Dementia Education Collaborative is designed to provide basic information about dementia to individuals with memory concerns, caregivers, family members, friends, and interested community members. 'What Can We Expect? Dementia Basics' is a four-part series with topics regarding brain health, types and stages of dementia, communication, and preparation for the journey ahead. Instructors: Aging Transitions Team and Experienced Community Members

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  2. Ted Talks at Seymour - Why We Laugh - Sophie Scott, Cognitive Neuroscientist

    August 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Join us as we dive into TED Talks at Seymour including a 15 minute video/talk and follow up discussions led by Emily Gordon. Did you know that you're 30 times more likely to laugh if you're with somebody else than if you're alone? Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts about laughter in this fast-paced, action-packed and, yes, hilarious dash through the science of cracking up. Min: 10/Max: 82

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  3. AL-ANON - Passmore

    August 19, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    Alcoholism affects many people, especially family and friends. There are people all around who may be experiencing the same thing you are right now. This Al-Anon group can help provide understanding and support. Meetings held in Conference Room 1026.

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  4. Photography Walk - Passmore

    August 19, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Grab your camera, smartphone, or whatever device you use to take photos. We will stroll around the Town of Hillsborough and the Riverwalk capturing photos of nature and everyday life. We will meet at the Passmore Center and carpool to our location. Be sure to bring some water to keep refreshed as we see what nature has to offer this time of year. Min: 5/Max: 15, Leader: Terry Colville

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  5. CAREGIVERS SUMMIT - Navigating the Transitions in Life

    August 20, 2019, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Friday Conference Center

    We are proud sponsors of the Caregiver Summit. Unique sessions tailored for caregivers will be held throughout the day, including one offered by our own Aging Transitions team. Register now to join us for a day full of practical resources for your journey as a caregiver. Register and learn more at: www.caregiverssumit.org or call 919-719-6765. Includes lunch & sessions.

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  6. Ted Talks at Passmore

    August 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Join us as we dive into TED Talks at Passmore in a laidback yet informative environment including a 15 - 30 min video/talk and follow up discussions led by Meghan Davis. Tue, Jun 18 – Lessons From Past Presidents. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about what we can learn from American presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. Tue, Jul 16 – The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Fight Climate Change: Talk About It. Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe studies what climate change means to us in the places where we live. Tue, Aug 20 – How We’ll Earn Money in a Future Without Jobs. Futurist Martin Ford takes a look at the future and jobs. Machines that can think, learn and adapt are coming -- and that could mean that we humans will end up with significant unemployment. What should we do about it? Min: 5/Max: 25

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  7. Public Bus Trip to the Morehead Planetarium, Chapel Hill

    August 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Many of us have fond memories of visiting a planetarium when we were young. Come with us for the sky show We are Stars, stroll to eat lunch on Franklin St and then catch a bus back to the senior centers. Grandchildren (6 and older) are welcomed on this trip. Bus fare: for those leaving from Passmore: Free for people 60+/ $1 each way for children. Chapel Hill buses are free.

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  8. Wednesdays@One Poetry - Seymour

    August 21, 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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  9. International Conflicts and Approaches: Asia and the Middle East - Seymour

    August 21, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    While the world's attention has recently been focused on trade wars, conflicts in the Middle East, Brexit, and the nuclear nonproliferation issues, the plight and predicament of minorities in many parts of the world go unnoticed and unattended. Although festering for a long time, the political and humanitarian situations of the Uyghurs in China and the Rohingyas in Myanmar have of late become cruel and indefensible crises of varying degrees. In this discussion I will attempt to highlight the main points of these conflicts and what may be some nonviolent international responses to resolve them. Min: 5/ Max: 25, Instructor: Aqueil Ahmad, Retired Sociology and Business Management Professor

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  10. Adultos Mayores Activos (AMA) /Active Seniors - Seymour

    August 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Acompáñenos los jueves de 10 am – 2 pm para una variedad de actividades ofrecidas en español. Este grupo ofrece la oportunidad de socializar con adultos mayores, hacer ejercicio y aprender algo nuevo. Un día típico incluye pláticas sobre temas de salud, y tiempo para socializar, relajarse y aprender una nueva habilidad. A las 12:00 el grupo participa en el programa de comida. Los requisitos son tener más de 60 años y vivir en el condado de Orange. Si las personas no califican para el programa tienen la opción de comprar su comida por $6. Podemos tratar de ofrecerle, si lo solicita, transporte. Para más información en español puede contactar 919-245-4279.

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  11. Legal Services - Passmore

    August 22, 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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  12. Seymour Donation Exchange

    August 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Do you have items around your house you never use? Gifts you’ve never opened? Do you want to donate items to others? This new program allows people to donate and exchange items with others once a quarter. Donations should be dropped off on Wed, Aug 21 for staff to prepare the “shop” for participants to look through the following day. Items not taken will be donated to local thrift shops.

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  13. FLICKS AT PASSMORE CENTER – Green Book

    August 22, 2019, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM @ Passmore Center

    Join us for a free showing of the currently released movie, Green Book. The movie is based on a true story about Tony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga and African-American classical pianist Dr Don Shirley, as they set off on a series of concerts throughout the Deep South. During their travels, Tony learns about “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” a travel guide for safe travel through America's racial segregation. A lifelong bond between the two develops as they face racial discrimination together. PG-13. Popcorn provided.

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  14. Trivia Nights at Passmore

    August 22, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Trivia night is not trivial at all! Gather a team or join a team of three and put your knowledge to the test. If you don’t know anyone, that’s fine as we will assign teams as needed. Make new friends and enjoy a slice or two of pizza as we see who takes home the coveted Passmore trophy. Min: 15/Max: 30

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  15. AL-ANON - Passmore

    August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    Alcoholism affects many people, especially family and friends. There are people all around who may be experiencing the same thing you are right now. This Al-Anon group can help provide understanding and support. Meetings held in Conference Room 1026.

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  16. Hawaiian Luau Bingo - Passmore

    August 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Passmore Center

    Join us to get transported to the beautiful, tropical island of Hawaii! There will be island vibes as you walk through the door and receive your lei. Be sure to wear your summer florals or Hawaiian shirts to get in the spirit. Win prizes by playing bingo while you sip on a delicious, tropical frozen beverage. Min: 10/ Max: 30

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  17. Adultos Mayores Activos (AMA) /Active Seniors - Seymour

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

    Acompáñenos los jueves de 10 am – 2 pm para una variedad de actividades ofrecidas en español. Este grupo ofrece la oportunidad de socializar con adultos mayores, hacer ejercicio y aprender algo nuevo. Un día típico incluye pláticas sobre temas de salud, y tiempo para socializar, relajarse y aprender una nueva habilidad. A las 12:00 el grupo participa en el programa de comida. Los requisitos son tener más de 60 años y vivir en el condado de Orange. Si las personas no califican para el programa tienen la opción de comprar su comida por $6. Podemos tratar de ofrecerle, si lo solicita, transporte. Para más información en español puede contactar 919-245-4279.

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  18. Dementia Basics - OCPL

    August 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Orange County Public Library

    The Dementia Education Collaborative is designed to provide basic information about dementia to individuals with memory concerns, caregivers, family members, friends, and interested community members. 'What Can We Expect? Dementia Basics' is a four-part series with topics regarding brain health, types and stages of dementia, communication, and preparation for the journey ahead. Instructors: Aging Transitions Team and Experienced Community Members

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  19. AL-ANON - Passmore

    August 26, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    Alcoholism affects many people, especially family and friends. There are people all around who may be experiencing the same thing you are right now. This Al-Anon group can help provide understanding and support. Meetings held in Conference Room 1026.

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  20. Teen Builders with Laila & Friends - Seymour

    August 26, 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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  21. Bus Riding 101 - Seymour

    August 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    Find out about the public bus systems: where to get schedules and what the buses cost to ride. Discover how easy it is to map out a bus trip. Learn about door to door transportation, eligibility, and how to sign up for services. Uber and Lyft information will be available as well.

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  22. After Hours Newcomers’ Social Features A Summer Party! - Seymour

    August 27, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    Are you new to the area? Looking for an interesting and creative outlet? Join the Program Advisory Committee for a summer party! This great opportunity will enable you to learn about the programs and services offered at the Seymour Center. In addition, you will receive a tour of the facility and enjoy a festive meet and greet experience.

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  23. A Morning with AJ Mayhew - Passmore

    August 28, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Passmore Center

    Join the Passmore Center book club members as they host AJ Mayhew who will talk about her book, The Dry Grass of August, a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation and what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood and for the woman who means the world to her. She will talk about the book and share what inspired her to write this moving story. Min: 8/Max: 20

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  24. Piedmont Health - Lunch and Learn Series - Dental Care and Overall Health Impact

    August 28, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    Are you seeking information on health services? Do you need resources for dental care? Are you concerned for the mental health or dependence of your loved one? Join our Aging Transitions team as we partner with Piedmont Health to offer a 4-part informational series. You may register for one or multiple sessions. A light lunch will be provided.

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  25. Wednesdays@One Poetry - Seymour

    August 28, 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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  26. Outsmart the Scammers - Seymour

    August 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    We'll discuss how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources you can turn to in the event you or a loved one is targeted, and steps you can take now to help protect yourself and your loved ones. Instructor: Mary-Charles Nassif, CFP, Financial Advisor

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  27. Adultos Mayores Activos (AMA) /Active Seniors - Seymour

    August 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Acompáñenos los jueves de 10 am – 2 pm para una variedad de actividades ofrecidas en español. Este grupo ofrece la oportunidad de socializar con adultos mayores, hacer ejercicio y aprender algo nuevo. Un día típico incluye pláticas sobre temas de salud, y tiempo para socializar, relajarse y aprender una nueva habilidad. A las 12:00 el grupo participa en el programa de comida. Los requisitos son tener más de 60 años y vivir en el condado de Orange. Si las personas no califican para el programa tienen la opción de comprar su comida por $6. Podemos tratar de ofrecerle, si lo solicita, transporte. Para más información en español puede contactar 919-245-4279.

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  28. Lunch and Learn Engaging Topics - Resistance During the Holocaust: Dispelling the Myth - Seymour

    August 29, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    This interactive program features a guest speaker each quarter. These healthy conversations will stimulate your mind and create new thoughts after each presentation or powerful performance. A catered lunch will follow. Sharon Halperin is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors from Poland and Latviva. Her mother survived the war by living in the forests in Poland. Her father escaped from the Riga Ghetto when his unit was tasked with digging ditches in a nearby forest. In this engaging session you will learn about resistance and rescue during the Holocaust. Sharon will discuss and highlight the facts which negate common misconceptions about the passivity of Jews. Min: 15/Max: 25

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  29. AL-ANON - Passmore

    August 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    Alcoholism affects many people, especially family and friends. There are people all around who may be experiencing the same thing you are right now. This Al-Anon group can help provide understanding and support. Meetings held in Conference Room 1026.

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  30. Adultos Mayores Activos (AMA) /Active Seniors - Seymour

    August 30, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Acompáñenos los jueves de 10 am – 2 pm para una variedad de actividades ofrecidas en español. Este grupo ofrece la oportunidad de socializar con adultos mayores, hacer ejercicio y aprender algo nuevo. Un día típico incluye pláticas sobre temas de salud, y tiempo para socializar, relajarse y aprender una nueva habilidad. A las 12:00 el grupo participa en el programa de comida. Los requisitos son tener más de 60 años y vivir en el condado de Orange. Si las personas no califican para el programa tienen la opción de comprar su comida por $6. Podemos tratar de ofrecerle, si lo solicita, transporte. Para más información en español puede contactar 919-245-4279.

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  31. Folk Music Friday - Seymour

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

    Kick off your weekend with Blumora’s folksy tunes. Blumora is an acoustic vocal duo whose members have performed together since 2013. Their instrumentation includes guitars, mandolin, and electronic foot percussion. They enjoy playing just about any genre of music that lends itself to an acoustic duo arrangement with strong melodies and harmonies. They draw both old and new materials from folk, country, bluegrass, Americana, and even a recent movie soundtrack! For familiar songs, sing-alongs are always welcome. Stick around after the show to meet the musicians! Min: 25/Max: 50

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Animal Services Events

  1. Back To School Adoption Special!

    August 1, 2019, 12:00 PM - August 31, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Animal Services Center

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

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  2. Clear The Shelters!!!

    August 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    TAKE HOME A NEW FAMILY MEMBER DURING OUR THE CLEAR THE SHELTERS EVENT! ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, ADOPTION FEES FOR ALL AVAILABLE PETS WILL BE WAIVED!

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Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)

  1. Social Services Board

    August 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ DSS Board Room

    Contact: Lindsey Shewmaker

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  2. Partnership to End Homelessness

    August 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Chapel Hill - Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

    Contact: Corey Root

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  3. ABC Board

    August 20, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ ABC Administrative Office

    Contact: Angel Neighbours

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  4. Chapel Hill / Orange County Visitors Bureau

    August 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM @ Hyatt Place Southern Village

    Contact: Leslie Wilcox

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  5. Orange County Housing Authority

    August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Southern Human Services Center

    Contact: Sherrill Hampton

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  6. Animal Services Advisory Board

    August 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Animal Services Center

    Contact: Bob Marotto

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  7. Orange Unified Transportation Board

    August 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whitted Bldg (Rm – 230)

    Contact: Abigaile Pittman

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  8. Orange County Local Government Affordable Housing Collaborative

    August 27, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Chapel Hill Public Library

    Joint meeting with the Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition

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  9. Historic Preservation Commission

    August 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Old Orange County Courthouse

    Contact: Peter Sandbeck

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  10. Board of Health

    August 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whitted Human Services Center

    Contact: La Toya Strange

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Library

  1. Saturday Storytime at Main

    August 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Children from walkers to age 5, their caregivers and their siblings are invited to storytime. This storytime is followed by a 30 minute stay and play.

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  2. Lapsit Storytime | Main Library

    August 19, 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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  3. Tiny Tots Storytime | Main Library

    August 20, 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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  4. Kids Explore | Main Library | Grades k-2

    August 20, 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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  5. Preschool Storytime | Main Library

    August 21, 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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  6. Carrboro Branch Yarn Club | Ages 16+

    August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Carrboro Branch Library

    Drop by and knit, tat or crochet with us. We have supplies. For more information call, 919969.3006.

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  7. Designer T-Shirts | Main Library |Grades 3-5

    August 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Main Library, Hillsborough

    Head back to school with a T-Shirt designed by you! We’ll provide all you need to create your own t-shirt. Call or stop by to register: 919-245-2532.

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  8. Poetry for Everybody with Dee Stribling: Celebrating Independence | All Ages

    August 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM @ Main Library, Hillsborough

    [Rescheduled from July 17th due to Library Closing] In honor of Independence Day, guests will enjoy poetry on the subject of Military Service and poems written by Veterans, have the opportunity to share their own poem on this month's theme, contribute ideas, lines, and words to create a poem together. All ages are welcome. For more information about this or future dates in the series, visit bit.ly/everybodypoetry.

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  9. Saturday Storytime at Main

    August 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Children from walkers to age 5, their caregivers and their siblings are invited to storytime. This storytime is followed by a 30 minute stay and play.

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  10. Dig Deeper With Us Garden Series: Piedmont Performers | Main Library | Adults

    August 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Main Library, Hillsborough

    Enhance your gardening knowledge of “Piedmont Performers” - plants that thrive in spite of the fact that we have hot and dry summers, cold and wet winters, clay soils, and Japanese beetles. Open to gardeners at levels of experience. Light refreshment will be served. Register by calling 919-245-2535. This series is offered by Orange County Master Gardeners, with the support of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Orange County Public Library.

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  11. Lapsit Storytime | Main Library

    August 26, 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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  12. Tiny Tots Storytime | Main Library

    August 27, 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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  13. Kids Explore | Main Library | Grades k-2

    August 27, 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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  14. Fourth Tuesday Book Club | Carrboro Branch | Adults

    August 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Carrboro Branch Library

    Join us for a librarian-led book discussion of Sacred Country by Rose Tremain. Limited copies are available for check out.

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  15. Preschool Storytime | Main Library

    August 28, 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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  16. Saturday Storytime at Main

    August 31, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Children from walkers to age 5, their caregivers and their siblings are invited to storytime. This storytime is followed by a 30 minute stay and play.

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