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 *   

September 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.
Sept. 5: Cancelled. Date will be rescheduled.
Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The Twin Rivers Art Association invites you for a reception and viewing of works by their own association members! Auditorium 
Sept. 7: Cancelled. Date will be rescheduled.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Interest Meeting*~ 10:30-11:30 a.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Want to have a voice in how the library serves teens? Come learn how you can get involved and make a positive difference in your community through the library. Conference Room
Sept. 9 & 23:  Craven Chess Players*~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. ~ Ages 8 & older ~ Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you’re a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time. Auditorium
Sept. 10 & 12: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class designed to introduce new computer users to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills necessary.
Sept. 11:  World of eBooks*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Learn how to download the library's eBooks from OverDrive to your smartphone, tablet, or eReader! No computer skills necessary. Students may bring their devices and library cards for specific questions and answers.
Sept. 11: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Back to School Bash: The Science of Ice Cream ~ Let’s cool off together with a chilly, edible chemistry challenge that will turn into a delicious after-school treat! Auditorium
Sept. 12: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class designed to introduce new computer users to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills necessary.
Sept. 16: 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 Apple iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required.
Sept. 16: Let’s Talk About It: Picturing America: Places in the Heart*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean will take us through life lessons while fly-fishing in Montana’s rural Blackfoot River as we continue to explore our connection to place through this novel. Barton College’s Rebecca Godwin will lead the discussion. Auditorium
Sept. 17: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss The Road by Cormac McCarthy. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Sept. 18:  Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Robots ~ With help from his misfit mechanical friends, a small town robot goes to the big city to pursue his dreams. He proves anyone can shine no matter what they’re made of. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Sept. 21:  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 for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held September 7, 14, or 28. Auditorium
Sept. 23:  Craven Chess Players*~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. ~ Ages 8 & older ~ Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you’re a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time. Auditorium
Sept. 25: 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.
Sept. 25: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ NC Children’s Book Award Kick-Off! ~ Learn about this year’s nominees and how you can cast YOUR vote for the winners as we create cool experiments related to some of the books. Auditorium
Sept. 28: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-4:45 p.m. ~ The 15:17 to Paris ~ Three American men acted as heroes on a high-speed rail, thwarting a terrorist attack intended for Paris, France. This real-life dramatization, acted by the men themselves, is rated PG-13. Auditorium
Sept. 30: Teen Scene*~ 4:30-6:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Solve a Mystery ~ Help us solve a mystery at the library with photo evidence. Come prepared to follow clues around the entire library. Auditorium

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Updated: September 3, 2019.