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Newsletter News
We started this weekly newsletter because we wanted to keep you up to date on happenings at the library during the pandemic. But, it's been so wonderful to be in touch with you every week, that we've decided to continue sending this out every Monday. We are combining our two adult newsletters - programs and news - into one. Thank you all for your positive feedback through the summer! Kids and Teen newsletters will continue to hit your inboxes monthly.

We're starting to wind down the summer in adult programming so you'll see fewer events at the end of August but our Fall is going to be amazing! Make sure to check out our program calendar to start planning your September schedule. Don't forget that Summer Learning continues to August 31st. Feel free to contact us anytime at

Hope to "see" you soon,

Meena Jain
Programming and Community Engagement Librarian

Although the library is closed to the public, Cary Librarians are still available to answer your questions. The BEST way to get a timely answer is to use the Ask a Librarian form on our website. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Curbside News

Visit our web page to keep updated on all of the details you need to know to pick up your materials!
Adult Virtual Programs
Virtual Book Clubs and programs (click on the link to register and we'll send you the program info):
Monday, August 10 @ 10:00 AM
We're reading and discussing books in the genre Moneybag Mysteries

Tuesday, August 11 @ 10:00 AM
Ed will show us several techniques on how to make cold brew coffee at home.
Perfect for summer treat!

Tuesday, August 11 @ 7:00 PM
Two powerhouse romance writers in one place! Join us on zoom or FB livestream to enjoy the discussion.

Wednesday, August 12 @ 1:00 PM
Designing year-round gardens ensures that your home is surrounded by color and interest through all four seasons.

Wednesday, August 12 @ 7:00 PM
Romance author Evie Dunmore's books, based on the Women's Suffrage Movement in England, are perfect to us to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Women's Right to Vote in the US!

Thursday, August 13 12:00 PM
Ariel wraps up our summer of voting with this very important conversation. Hope you can join us!
Weekly Programs:
Monday, August 17 @ 1:00 PM
We're reading and discussing Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

Wednesday, August 19 @ 7:00 PM
Since we can't cook and eat, we're reading and discussing American Food: A Not-So-Serious History by Rachel Wharton & Kimberly Ellen Hall.

Friday, August 21 @ 10:00 AM
We're partnering with Irene Hannigan and the Lexington Historical Society to create "word photos", documenting our experience with COVID-19.

Wednesday, August 26 @ 4:00 PM
Three mega authors come together for one amazing discussion! We'll also be FB livestreaming if you can't catch it in zoom.

Monday, August 31 @ 7:00 PM
Tonight's title is I Contain Multitudes by Ed Young.

Check out our August Flyer with our adult programs - feel free to download and share!
Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Last Guided Meditation of the summer!
Leslie will be back bi-weekly in the Fall
Program Videos
Did you miss these programs last week?
Summer Learning
Remember, online Summer Learning at Cary Library for all ages has begun! Join us today on Beanstack to spend the summer reading, listening, watching, and doing! Earn prizes and have fun.

For more info:

Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Summer Learning, for all ages, is sponsored by the Friends of Cary Library.
Free on the Web
Fun with bubbles from the Discovery Museum

Check out "100 Offerings of Peace," daily works from artists that explain what peace means to them

Read an interview with Dana Canedy, the first Black senior vice president of Simon & Schuster

Remembering the days before cell phones: "An Elegy for the Landline in Literature"

"Time to Say Good-bye" originally sung by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion, covered by Adrian and Emma Jean
What's Next?
Our New Digital Recommendation Form
One of the best parts of being a librarian is helping someone find their next great read.

To enable us to provide these kinds of recommendations, we’ve launched What’s Next?, a virtual readers’ advisory service!

Just fill out this form letting us know what you’ve liked and disliked in the past, and we’ll provide a few suggestions for you to try next.
Online Resources
Library Digital Resources
Available 24/7
Some how to videos on using our online resources, all you need is a Lexington library card!
Online Books and Audiobooks
Still want more digital content? 

Get a Boston Public Library eCard for access to BPL's extensive list of downloadable content (including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, downloadable music and movies) as well as their online databases. Anyone who lives, works, attends school, or owns property in Massachusetts is eligible. One of the worst best kept secrets in the state!
Streaming TV shows and Movies

Lexington residents now have digital access to breaking news and analysis on politics, business, world national news, entertainment, and more from The Washington Post.

Simply create a free account for The Washington Post.
Full text access to the current editions of the Boston Globe.

The Boston Globe (1872-1960) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.

Enjoy free access to For both in-library and home access, create an account and log in using that account.

Coverage includes 1981 to Current, plus historic coverage 1851-1922. Home Access includes NY Times App and 5 Premium Archive (1923-1980) articles.
Check out all of our online resources!
For Adults
For Kids and Teens
Contact the Programming Department
at or (781) 862-6288 x84450