Wake County Public Libraries will provide several educational events during the month of November that will be open to the public. All events will take place at the Southeast Regional Library, 908 7th Ave., Garner. For information on any of these events, call 919-662-2250.
•Nov. 5, 10:30 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.
Participants are invited to learn how to use the library’s website to locate books. No registration required.
•Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
North Carolina food writer Debbie Moose will visit to talk about her experience writing about food and dining. Discussion is free, and registration is requested.
•Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Local artists Janet Sever and Carolyn Varcoe will demonstrate their media and discuss their art in this hourlong, informal drop-in session. Technique and inspiration will be discussed and individual questions from library members are encouraged. No registration necessary.
•Nov. 7, 11 a.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. 7, 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 atwww.Raleigh.score.org
. These free programs are approximately two hours in length.
•Nov. 10, 2 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. 12, 2 p.m.
Explore decorative writing with members of the Triangle Calligrapher’s Guild. Members will demonstrate and discuss calligraphy at these free, pre-registered sessions.
•Nov. 13, 2 p.m.
Hear from Karen Cross, Human Resource 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. 13, 7 p.m.
Lean to use recycled magazines to make bows and baskets for packages and gifts. All materials provided. This age 16+ program is free, but registration is required.
•Nov. 14, 2 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. 15, 2 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. 18, 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. 20, 3 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. 21, 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.