•Keep it Civil: Straight Talk Teen-to-Teen. Tue., Oct. 16, 7 p.m. A facilitated panel discussion exploring civility in daily life for teens. Registration required.

•'License to Thrive: Title IX at 35.' Wed., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. This film examines how Title IX has opened doors for girls and women.

•Meet the Author: Amy Stewart. Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Stewart takes a scary yet comical look at the natural world.

•'Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater' Puppet Show. Oct. 23, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 and older. Tickets required.

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•Tea and Tomes. Third Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

•Would it Kill You to be More Civil? Thu., Oct. 11, 6:15 p.m. Featuring NPR's Korya Coleman in conversation with author Henry Alford.

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•Asian American Literature. Third Mondays, 7 p.m.

•Blood pressure screenings. Second Mondays, 12:30-3 p.m. Free.

•HiTech. Monday-Wednesday, through Nov. 28, 3 p.m. Experience the latest technology and software hands-on in the new HiTech STEM digital learning lab. Ages 11-18.

•'Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater' Puppet Show Oct. 29, 10:15 a.m. Ages 3 and older. Tickets required.

•Mystery. Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

•Nonfiction. Third Wednesdays. 7 p.m.

•Picture Book Parade. Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. Ages 2-5, with adult.