CARY – The Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Road, has a number of programs planned for October to inform and entertain.
• Illinois Ghosts and the Afterlife: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the meeting room. In this adult program, Terry Fisk, a paranormal investigator for nearly 10 years, describes his ghost investigations with world renowned medium Allison DuBois (the real-life inspiration for the hit CBS series “Medium”) and psychic Chip Coffey (from TV’s “Paranormal State” and “Psychic Kids”). Fisk will share photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts and ghost lore. Teens are welcome to attend. Registration is required.
• Read for the Record: “Otis”: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. This evening, people around the United States will be reading the children’s book “Otis” by Loren Long to promote early childhood education. Join Miss Rose for the story and a special craft. There will be a drawing for a copy of “Otis.” Registration is required.
• Astronomy Night: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the rear parking lot. The Northwest Suburban Astronomers return with their high-powered telescopes, which they will set up in the field behind the library. Attendees can take a closer look at Andromeda, the Double Cluster, nebulae and many open clusters along with the first quarter moon. Registration is not required. All ages welcome. Kids under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Blood Drive: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 in the front parking lot. Heartland Blood Centers’ mobile coach will be in the library parking lot. Appointments can be made online at www.heartlandbc.org. Walk-ins also are welcome. A photo ID is required. No children are allowed on the coach.
• FOCAL (Friends of the Cary Area Library) Used Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Community Room and Storytime Room. Stock up on used books, DVDs, CDs and more. An entire room is dedicated to children’s books.
Proceeds will go toward scholarships and buying prizes for winter and summer reading programs, as well as other items not in the regular library budget.
Registration for most programs can be done online at www.caryarealibrary.info, in person or by phone at 847-639-4210 during regular library hours.