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WonderKids - Let's Pickle!

3:45pm - 4:30pm
Main Library in Hillsborough
Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Young Child
Event Details:
Join us for a monthly program for older preschoolers.  Each month we will read a story together and then explore the book further through an activity.  This month we will be making pickles!  For children ages 4 & 5 with their careg...

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Photos may be taken at this event and used on the library's website and social media and in other promotional pieces. Please let program staff know if you do not want pictures taken of you or your family.

This event is in the "Young Child" group.

Storytime at the Park

10:30am - 11:00am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Young Child
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Join us for songs and stories at the Farmers' Market Pavilion in downtown Hillsborough, 140 E. Margaret Lane.  Children from walkers to age 5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 25-minute interactive program that incorporat...

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Photos may be taken at this event and used on the library's website and social media and in other promotional pieces. Please let program staff know if you do not want pictures taken of you or your family.

This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Authors Series: Stephanie Land

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Online Event
Library Branch: Online Event
Age Group: High School, Adults
Program Type: Author Events
Event Details:
Virtual Authors Series: Stephanie Land | Tuesday, December 12th at 2:00 PM EST | For Adults Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education: An Author Talk with Stephanie Land. The Virtual Authors Series is sponsored by the Friends of Orange County Publi...
This event is in the "3rd - 5th Grade" group.

Kids Discover - Can't Resist Tie-Dye

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library in Hillsborough
Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: 3rd - 5th Grade
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
We will learn about Catherine Herold and create beautiful and unique tie-dye pictures. *Registration not Required" ...

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Age Range Info

Information About Age Ranges

While the library's family programs are open to all ages, other programs in youth services are designed for a specific age or grade range. Establishing age and grade ranges allows us to plan programs that are appropriate for each range of child development, maintain quality in our programming, and promote fairness to all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beth Hawkey, youth services supervisor.

Caregivers Remain at the Library

Children will participate in this program independently from their caregivers, however, if a child is under the age of 10 the caregiver will need to remain inside the library for the duration of the program.

This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "High School" group.

Winter Game Day, Grades 6-12

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library in Hillsborough
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Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Games & Trivia
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Challenge Accepted: Winter Game Day | Wednesday December 13, 2023 from 4:30-5:30pm | For Grades 6-12 | Are you up for the challenge? Join us for an afternoon of winter themed games, activities, and challenges. All supplies provided. Registrat...

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Age Range Info

Information About Age Ranges

While the library's family programs are open to all ages, other programs in youth services are designed for a specific age or grade range. Establishing age and grade ranges allows us to plan programs that are appropriate for each range of child development, maintain quality in our programming, and promote fairness to all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beth Hawkey, youth services supervisor.

Parent-Free Event

This program is designed for youth participants to attend unaccompanied. Please make arrangements to drop-off and pick-up participants 5-10 minutes before a program ends.

Cybrary closed 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

10:00am - 2:30pm
Cybrary in Carrboro
Closing
Branches:
Cybrary in Carrboro
Description:
The Cybrary will be closed in the morning for staff development training. No materials will be due on this day. Thank you for your understanding! ...
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "High School" group.

Teen Room Open Play Video Games, Grades 6-12

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library in Hillsborough
Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Games & Trivia
Event Details:
Hey Teens! Thursday afternoons, you are invited to play our Nintendo Switch at the library. All games are provided. Located in the 2nd floor Teen Room. To play, starting at 3pm stop by the desk upstairs to sign up for a time slot and sign ...
This event is in the "K - 2nd Grade" group.

Building Buddies | Registration Required

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Library in Hillsborough
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Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: K - 2nd Grade
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Join us at the Main Library for Building Buddies! We will listen to stories, build with LEGOs from a surprise challenge, and talk about our creations with friends. This program is for children currently in grades K-2nd. PLEASE NOTE: Whi...

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Age Range Info

Information About Age Ranges

While the library's family programs are open to all ages, other programs in youth services are designed for a specific age or grade range. Establishing age and grade ranges allows us to plan programs that are appropriate for each range of child development, maintain quality in our programming, and promote fairness to all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beth Hawkey, youth services supervisor.

Caregivers Remain at the Library

Children will participate in this program independently from their caregivers, however, if a child is under the age of 10 the caregiver will need to remain inside the library for the duration of the program.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Not a Book Club

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online Event
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Library Branch: Online Event
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 216

Not A Book Club

The next best thing to reading a good book is talking about it with our fellow readers. Join us online for an informal book discussion. We're "Not a Book Club," so there's no assigned reading and no pressure. Just grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and let's talk books! Sign up here or call 919.245.2525. 

No hay lectura asignada ni presión. Simplemente tome una taza de café o una copa de vino, ¡y hablemos acerca de libros! Regístrese aquí o llame al 919.245.2525. (En inglés, mayores de 16 años).

#NaBC

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

2023 Wrap Party

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library in Hillsborough
Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural, Movie
Event Details:
Oh no!  You still haven't finished wrapping your gifts?? Maybe you need to sneak out of the house to do some of your wrapping?  Alright, we've got you covered. Come to the Main Library Meeting Room and we'll all get together and wrap ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Book Giving Tree - Now through December

All Day
Main Library in Hillsborough
Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
The Book Giving Tree Donation Project has been extended through December! | You can help local businesses and organizations get books to people in need! Orange County Public Library has partnered with Prison Books Collective and local bookstores to p...
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knit or Crochet a Hat for a Child this Fall

All Day
Main Library in Hillsborough
Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Age Group: Middle School, High School, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Now through December! Give the gift of warmth this fall by knitting or crocheting a hat for Acorn Caps, a local organization which creates and distributes hats, gloves, and more to school children in our community. Use your own supplies or ...
This event is in the "Young Child" group.

Baby Lapsit

11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library in Hillsborough
Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Young Child
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Babies from age 0 to walkers are invited with their caregivers to participate in a 20-minute lapsit program that incorporates age-appropriate books, rhymes, music, and movement. A 30-minute Stay and Play follows storytime.  Registration is ...

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Photos at events

Photos may be taken at this event and used on the library's website and social media and in other promotional pieces. Please let program staff know if you do not want pictures taken of you or your family.

This event is in the "Young Child" group.

Storytime at the Park

10:30am - 11:00am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Young Child
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Join us for songs and stories at the Farmers' Market Pavilion in downtown Hillsborough, 140 E. Margaret Lane.  Children from walkers to age 5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 25-minute interactive program that incorporat...

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Photos at events

Photos may be taken at this event and used on the library's website and social media and in other promotional pieces. Please let program staff know if you do not want pictures taken of you or your family.

This event is in the "3rd - 5th Grade" group.

Kids Discover - Plate Printing

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library in Hillsborough
Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: 3rd - 5th Grade
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
We will learn about Annette Mitchell and create our own stamps out of foam plates to use to create prints on paper. *Registration not Required" ...

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Age Range Info

Information About Age Ranges

While the library's family programs are open to all ages, other programs in youth services are designed for a specific age or grade range. Establishing age and grade ranges allows us to plan programs that are appropriate for each range of child development, maintain quality in our programming, and promote fairness to all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beth Hawkey, youth services supervisor.

Caregivers Remain at the Library

Children will participate in this program independently from their caregivers, however, if a child is under the age of 10 the caregiver will need to remain inside the library for the duration of the program.

This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "High School" group.

Cookies and Cocoa, Grades 6-12

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Library in Hillsborough
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Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Cookies and Cocoa | Wednesday December 20, 2023 from 4:30-6:00pm | For Grades 6-12 | Join us for some cookie decorating fun. Pre-baked cookies will be provided, and all materials (icing, sprinkles, etc.) necessary for decorating will be at yo...

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Age Range Info

Information About Age Ranges

While the library's family programs are open to all ages, other programs in youth services are designed for a specific age or grade range. Establishing age and grade ranges allows us to plan programs that are appropriate for each range of child development, maintain quality in our programming, and promote fairness to all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beth Hawkey, youth services supervisor.

Parent-Free Event

This program is designed for youth participants to attend unaccompanied. Please make arrangements to drop-off and pick-up participants 5-10 minutes before a program ends.

This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Young Child" group.

Cybrary Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Cybrary in Carrboro
Library Branch: Cybrary in Carrboro
Age Group: Families, Young Child
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Join us for songs and stories at the Century Center (Room 2-3) in downtown Carrboro! Recommended for children 0–4 years. ¡Únase a nosotros para escuchar canciones e historias en el Century Center (Sala 2-3) en el centro de Carrboro! Recomendado pa...

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Age Range Info

Information About Age Ranges

While the library's family programs are open to all ages, other programs in youth services are designed for a specific age or grade range. Establishing age and grade ranges allows us to plan programs that are appropriate for each range of child development, maintain quality in our programming, and promote fairness to all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beth Hawkey, youth services supervisor.

Photos at events

Photos may be taken at this event and used on the library's website and social media and in other promotional pieces. Please let program staff know if you do not want pictures taken of you or your family.

This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "High School" group.

Teen Room Open Play Video Games, Grades 6-12

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library in Hillsborough
Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Games & Trivia
Event Details:
Hey Teens! Thursday afternoons, you are invited to play our Nintendo Switch at the library. All games are provided. Located in the 2nd floor Teen Room. To play, starting at 3pm stop by the desk upstairs to sign up for a time slot and sign ...
This event is in the "K - 2nd Grade" group.

Kids Explore... Winter Solstice!

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Library in Hillsborough
Library Branch: Main Library in Hillsborough
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: K - 2nd Grade
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Join us at the Main Library for Kids Explore, our weekly program series for children currently in grades K-2. This week we will explore traditions around celebrating the Winter Solstice and make lanterns! No Registration Required PLEASE NOTE:&...

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Age Range Info

Information About Age Ranges

While the library's family programs are open to all ages, other programs in youth services are designed for a specific age or grade range. Establishing age and grade ranges allows us to plan programs that are appropriate for each range of child development, maintain quality in our programming, and promote fairness to all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beth Hawkey, youth services supervisor.

Photos at events

Photos may be taken at this event and used on the library's website and social media and in other promotional pieces. Please let program staff know if you do not want pictures taken of you or your family.

Closed for Christmas

All Day 12/24 - 12/27
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Main Library in Hillsborough, Cybrary in Carrboro, Online Event, Offsite
Description:
All library locations are closed Sunday, December 24th through Wednesday, December 27th for Christmas. ...

Closed for New Year's Day

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Main Library in Hillsborough, Cybrary in Carrboro, Online Event, Offsite
Description:
All library locations are closed Monday, January 1st for New Year's Day. ...