New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System


Calendar of Events

Call (252) 638-7800 for information on a specific program.
All programs will be held in the Hayden H. Jones Auditorium unless otherwise specified.

Printable calendars and past issues of newsletters are available online.

* Registration is required for programs marked with *   

March 2019 Calendar
April 2019 Calendar
TUESDAYS Preschool Storysteps ~ Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. ~ Ages 3 to 5 ~ Follow the footsteps under the rainbow for stories, music, puppetry, and much more! Children’s Mini-Theater
THURSDAYS Children's Story Hour ~ Thursday, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-2 ~ An after-school adventure of storytelling and creative activities. Children's Mini-Theater
THURSDAYS StorySeekers* ~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Ages 10-12 ~ Children develop storytelling techniques including oral storytelling, puppetry, and creative dramatics. Auditorium.
FRIDAYS T.O.T.S. - Time Out For Toddlers ~ 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.~ Ages 18 months to 3 ~ Join Toady the Frog for books, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, and puppets! Children’s Mini-Theater
Tech Tutor*  Do you have specific questions about using a computer or other tech device? Need help with certain software applications? Sign up for a one-on-one tutoring session with a staff member and get your questions answered. Ask at the Reference Desk for available days and times.
March 27: Wellness & Empowerment in Life & Living (WELL)*~ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Join us each week to explore a wide range of skills for a successful life including building a support system, stress management, conflict resolution, developing meaningful relationships, and much more! Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 16-part series. Auditorium
March 27: Kindle Fire Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ This class will cover the basics of the Kindle Fire tablet—basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills are necessary, but a Kindle Fire (any version) or Fire Phone is required.
March 27: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Lots of Dots ~ Explore the technique of pointillism developed by the artist George Seurat as we continue our celebration of Youth Art Month. Space is limited so sign up soon. Auditorium
March 30: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held March 9. Auditorium
April: Children grades K-5 are invited to create an original poem to be published in our annual Poetry Pizza book. Each participant will receive a copy of the book and admission to our Poetry Pizza Party on May 1.
All poems must be turned in by Thursday, April 25.
April 1: iPad Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn to use their Apple iPad: basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills necessary, but an iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required.
April 3, 10, 17 & 24: Wellness & Empowerment in Life & Living*~ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Join us each week to explore a wide range of topics for a successful life including building a support system, stress management, overcoming trauma, developing meaningful relationships, and much more! Conference Room
April 4: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The Twin Rivers Art Association invites you to the April Artist of the Month reception and viewing of Diane McKillop’s artwork. Auditorium
April 6, 13, & 27: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held April 20. Auditorium
April 7: The Many Libraries of Charlie Lovett ~ 3:00-4:30 p.m. ~ Kick off National Library Week at the Friends of the Library’s annual meeting and spring program featuring North Carolina native & New York Times bestselling novelist & playwright Charlie Lovett. A strong supporter of libraries, he also hosts the podcast, Inside the Writer’s Studio. Auditorium
April 8: Let’s Talk About It: Law & Literature*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ Our series continues with Stephen Carter’s book The Emperor of Ocean Park, about a law professor investigating his father’s untimely death. Willie Nelms, Independent Scholar, will lead the discussion. Auditorium
April 9: Nite Owls Book Club*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s evening book club will discuss Life After Life by Jill McCorkle. Conference Room
April 3, 10, 17 & 24: Wellness & Empowerment in Life & Living*~ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Join us each week to explore a wide range of topics for a successful life including building a support system, stress management, overcoming trauma, developing meaningful relationships, and much more! Conference Room
April 10: Windows 10*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Learn the basics of navigating the Windows 10 operating system, such as changing PC settings, customizing tiles on the start menu, switching apps, and shutting down. Basic computer skills are required. You may bring your own Windows 10 device or use a library laptop.
April 10: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ National Library Week ~ Let’s learn about our library and how to use it during this fun and exciting week! Auditorium
April 6, 13, & 27: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held April 20. Auditorium
April 13: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-5:15 p.m. ~ Bohemian Rhapsody ~ This multi-award winning biographical drama celebrates the twists and turns of the rock band Queen and their iconic lead singer, Freddie Mercury. This movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
April 15:  eBay Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ This class covers the eBay auction site with emphasis on: finding items, selling, PayPal, and security issues. Basic computer skills are required, but an eBay account is not needed.
April 15: Teen Scene*~ 6:00-7:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ National Car Care Month ~ Whether or not you have wheels of your own, it’s never too early to gain independence and confidence by learning routine vehicle maintenance skills from a pro! No car needed! Auditorium
April 16 & 18: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class. The class is designed for new computer users who want to be introduced to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills necessary.
April 16: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
April 16: History & the Seder Plate*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ Learn the historical context and spiritual meaning of Passover and the Seder dinner. Conference Room
April 17: Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-5:45 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Peter Rabbit ~ A stubborn and naughty rabbit causes chaos in the home and garden of an irritable elder, but their rivalry grows even more heated when they both fall in love with a new animal-loving neighbor. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
April 16 & 18: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class. The class is designed for new computer users who want to be introduced to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills necessary.
 April 19-21: The Library will be closed for the Easter holiday.
April 3, 10, 17 & 24: Wellness & Empowerment in Life & Living*~ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Join us each week to explore a wide range of topics for a successful life including building a support system, stress management, overcoming trauma, developing meaningful relationships, and much more! Conference Room
April 24: Microsoft Word 2010*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2010: formatting, opening and saving files, graphics, and printing. Basic computer skills are required.
April 24:  InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Smoothie Smash Up ~ Think you can make the best tasting smoothie? Invent your own delicious smoothie creation and let us be the judge! Auditorium
April 25: Poetry Pizza submissions due! No Poem, No Pizza!
April 6, 13, & 27: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held April 20. Auditorium
April 29: Let’s Talk About It: Law & Literature*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ In The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, author Mark Twain offers a powerful critique on how racial identities are created in America. Margaret Bauer of East Carolina University will lead the final discussion in this series. Auditorium

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Updated: March 26, 2019.