RALEIGH — Wake County public libraries has several community programs coming up. Until the Wake Forest library undergoes expansion, programs in Wake Forest are limited. The closest libraries with adult programs are North Regional at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, 919-870-4000 and East Regional at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300.
The monthly craft program for June features creating handmade, customized beverage coasters. Library members ages 16 and up can learn how to make coasters from comics, book pages, photos or wallpaper. The program is free, but registration is required. Attendees should bring four tiles as well as photos, wallpaper samples, etc.
•June 21, 2 p.m., North Regional Library
•June 24, 7 p.m., East Regional Library
Child safety for parents
Child safety programs for parents continue with two opportunities. Programs are free to the public in the area’s Regional Libraries.
Communicating and socializing on the Internet can be fulfilling for children but it also assumes risks. Learn from Karen Muhammad, Wake County Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Specialist, about how to deal with inappropriate contact, content and conduct in a one-hour program.
Following the Internet program, New York Life’s Erick Barone will be on hand to issue child identification cards that feature photos, identifying characteristics and fingerprints. Two cards are issued free of charge; however, a parent must be present to participate.
•June 12, noon, Internet; 1 p.m., Child ID, North Regional Library
•June 13, 4:30 p.m., Internet; 5:30 p.m., Child ID, East Regional Library
Participants can learn about the design and creation of beautiful container gardens from Sandie Zazzara and Davie Lee of PuraVida Garden Designs. Registration is requested.
•June 7, 2 p.m., North Regional Library
•June 12, 7 p.m., East Regional Library
Pocketing your dollars
Nathan W. Morris, author of the book Your 33 Day Money Action Plan, will share unique and practical saving strategies for restoring financial sanity and securing a financial future. Registration is requested.
•June 6, 6:30 p.m., North Regional Library
•June 16, 2 p.m., East Regional Library