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In This Issue

  • Events in Hillsborough and Carrboro -- click here to see our full calendar
  • Friends book sales in Carrboro and Hillsborough
  • New Hours at the Cybrary and Carrboro Branch Library 

Hillsborough Events

YS is taking a program break
In the meantime, remember to read to your child every day!
Yoga for a Healthy Spine
A few places remain. Register today at www.OrangeCountyLibrary.org
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It's a Great Time to Snag Books, DVDs and More!

The Friends in Carrboro and in HIllsborough will be hosting book sales later this month. 
Stock up on presents for your friends, family or yourself! Proceeds from the sales helps the Friends support library activities and purchase equipment not covered in its regular budget. 

Carrboro: Oct. 19 and 20 at the McDougle Schools Cafetorium

  • Sat, Oct.19, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Sun, Oct. 20 - BAG SALE! - 1p.m. Please bring your own regular sized shopping bag.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Alex Brown at 919.260.2109.

Hillsborough: Oct. 23-27 at the Main Library 

(Pre-sale book drive, Sat, Oct. 19, 2-4 p.m.)

  • Wed, Oct. 23, Friends Preview day, 4-7:30 p.m. Members only and you can join at the door. 
Sale is open to the public:
  • Thurs, Oct 24, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Fri, Oct 25, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sat, Oct 26, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sun, Oct 27, Bag Day, 12-4 p.m.

For more information visit the Friends website.

Carrboro Events

Carrboro changes hours

Orange County Announces Changes in Hours at Carrboro Locations, Effective October 21

Orange County Library Director Lucinda Munger announced Thursday, Oct. 10, that the Carrboro Branch Library located at McDougle Middle School and the Carrboro Cybrary at the Carrboro Century Center will begin new operating schedules on Monday, Oct., 21.

The Carrboro Branch Library will open at 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, instead of the current 3:30 p.m. opening. The closing time of 8 p.m. and weekend hours will remain the same.

The change will be offset by an expansion of hours at the Carrboro Cybrary, which will stay open an hour later Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend hours at the Cybrary will remain the same.

“The library will continue to provide services to Carrboro residents and library patrons from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday,” said Orange County Library Director Lucinda Munger.
computer workshop series
A partnership with UNC School of Information Science

Basic Computer Classes for Adults

Online Health Information | Sat, Oct. 19, 10-11:30 a.m. 
This class will focus specifically on teaching you how to evaluate the health information that you find on the web as a companion class to our “Finding Good Health Information Online.” This class will extensively cover how to evaluate health information on the web, and the following class will provide you some useful resources that generally contain good health information.
 
Excel Basics| Sat, Oct. 26, 10-11:30 a.m.
This class is intended for new users of Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program. In this class, we will briefly cover the different parts of a spreadsheet and accompanying toolbars. You will learn how to create a budget, learning how to insert and format text in cells/rows, how to sort data, how to perform basic math functions, and how to save and print. Space is limited, so please call 919-918-7387 to register.


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Text Alerts and More: Using Your Library Account to Its Fullest

Check out our web page, featuring very short videos where you can learn how to maximize all the services that come with your library account. Our first two videos walk you through setting up your online account and enabling text alerts from the library. Find out more here



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Library Locations

Main Library | 137 W. Margaret Lane | Hillsborough, NC 27278 | 919.245.2525
Carrboro Branch | 900 Old Fayetteville Road | Chapel Hill, NC 27516 | 919.969.3006
Cybrary | 100 N. Greensboro Street | Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919.918.7387
Cedar Grove Library Station | 5800 N. Highway 86 | Hillsborough, NC 27278

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