East Regional Library plans a busy November

October 18, 2013 

Wake County Public Libraries will provide several public educational events in November. All events will take place at the East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale. For information on any of these events, call 919-217-2300.

•  Nov. 2, 2 p.m. Wake County Animal Shelter will host an information session on choosing a family pet, including how to select an appropriate pet for your household. Registration is requested for this free session.

•  Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Pharmacists from Walgreens will be present to offer information sessions about understanding and applying for Medicare Part D. Registration is requested for this free program.

•  Nov. 4, 4 p.m. Participants are invited to learn how to use the library’s website to locate books. No registration required.

•  Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. Local members of SCORE will offer advice for starting and operating a small business. Topics that will be discussed include “How to Start and Stay in Business,” “Preparing a Winning Business Plan” and “Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Business.” Attendees should register at www.Raleigh.score.org. These free programs are approximately two hours in length.

•  Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Members of the Raleigh Astronomy Club will lead discussions about the scale and contents of the universe, and will discuss how scientific analogies, models and simulations can assist in visualizing the vast scale of the cosmos. Registration is requested for this free program.

•  Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. Explore decorative writing with members of the Triangle Calligrapher’s Guild. Members will demonstrate and discuss calligraphy at these free sessions. Registration is required.

•  Nov. 8, 1 p.m. “Food Fiction” will be the topic for the Book Bites program. The program will include a recipe exchange, along with a book talk. Participants are invited to bring copies of their favorite recipes, along with favorite books to recommend. Librarians will facilitate the free discussion, and registration is required.

•  Nov. 9, 11 a.m. Local artist Dawn Rozzo will demonstrate her media and discuss her art in this hour-long, informal drop-in session. Technique and inspiration will be discussed, and questions from library members are encouraged.

•  Nov. 13, 3:30 p.m. Participants are invited to the free drop-in program “Happy Holidays: There’s a book for that!” The program will feature tips on holiday cooking, entertaining, decorating, and more. Librarians will be on site for the hour-long session to provide one-on-one reading recommendations and book talks about the upcoming holidays.

•  Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Hear from Karen Cross, human resources professional and life coach, as she shares her perspective on recruiting and hiring practices for job seekers in this 90-minute workshop. Registration is requested for this free event.

•  Nov. 17, 2 p.m. North Carolina food writer Debbie Moose will talk about her experience writing about food and dining. The discussion is free, but registration is requested.

•  Nov. 18, 7 p.m. Learn about food and its origins. Explore cultural food traditions and sample culinary delights. The program is free, but registration is required.

•  Nov. 19, 7 p.m. The theme of November’s trivia series will be “What the Dickens? Literary Trivia About the Holidays.” The program will feature trivia questions about holiday-themed books and movies in a game for adults of all ages. The program series is free, but registration is requested.

•  Nov. 25, 7 p.m. Learn to use recycled magazines to make bows and baskets for packages and gifts. All materials provided. This program for ages 16 and older is free, but registration is required.

•  Nov. 28, 7 p.m. Brooke Daly of Advantage College Planning will guide students and parents through preparing a strong college application and assess the chances of admission. Registration is requested for this free program.

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