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 required.     **No registration required.

November 2014 Calendar
December 2014 Calendar
November 24 Teen Scene: Movie Night—Maleficent* @ 6:00 pm Grades 6 - 12. Maleficent, the evil fairy who cursed Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, was once a beautiful, pure-hearted young woman living an idyllic life in a peaceable forest kingdom. Betrayed, her pure heart turns to stone and she decides to place a curse on Aurora. But as the child grows up, she may be the kingdom’s only chance for peace. This movie is rated PG. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium.
November 26 The Library will close at 6 p.m.
November 27 & 28 The Library will be closed in celebration of Thanksgiving.
November 29 Saturday Afternoon at the Movies @ 2:15 pm November’s featured film is Jersey Boys. Directed by Clint Eastwood, it's the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. This film is rated R. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
December 1 Windows 8 Basics* @ 2:30 pm This class will cover Window 8 basics including apps. Bring your own device.
December 2 iPad Basics* @ 6:30 pm Learn the basics of using an iPad and downloading apps. Bring your own device.
December 3 Powerpoint* @ 2:30 pm Learn the basics of creating slides for presentations.
December 3 InBeTWEEN Wednesdays* @ 4:00 pm Grades 3 - 5.
Holiday Make-Fest. Just in time for the holidays! Make gifts for friends and family at our 2nd annual Holiday Make-Fest. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium.
December 4 Artist of the Month @ 7:00 pm December’s featured artist is Katherine Wiggs. Please join us for a reception and showing
of her work. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium.
December 7 The Night Before Christmas Carol** @ 3:00 pm
History, humor, and the holiday come to life in "The Night Before Christmas Carol" presented by the Friends of the Library and the Colonial Capital branch of the English Speaking Union. Actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and 17 familiar characters, giving personal, social, and historical context to the ghostly classic A Christmas Carol in this acclaimed performance. This one man play focuses on Dickens and how he came to write this classic Christmas story. Must have a ticket to attend. Free tickets are available at the Circulation Desk.
December 8 A Novel Idea Book Club @ 12:00 pm Join the group as we celebrate the holidays, choose our reading list for 2015 and set up our schedule. Bring a dish to share. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium.
December 8 eBay Basics* @ 2:30 pm. Learn how to search for items, PayPal and security issues. Participants do not need to have an eBay account.
December 8 YA 9-12: Craftapalooza* @ 6:00 pm Grades 9 - 12.
Join us for an evening of crafting and cocoa and learn about the various holidays celebrated in December. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
December 9 YA 6-8: Big Fat Year in Review @ 4:00 pm Grades 6-
8. The new year is almost here. Are you ready? How much do you remember from 2014? Think you know more than your friends? Join us as we take a look back at the year...GAME SHOW STYLE! Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
December 11 Coal Ash Ponds in Our Rivers @ 6:30pm Join us for an informative presentation of the Coal Ash Ponds in our Rivers. Michael Schachter, Nick Woods, and Travis Graves, as well as the North Carolina Sierra Club and the North Carolina Department of Energy Resources will participate in the discussion. The program will be followed by a forum on pond threats statewide and locally. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium.
December 15 Sign Language Basics* @ 2:30 pm The class will cover: fingerspelling, numbers, greetings, and basic signs. No prior sign language experience is required. Adults and children are welcome. Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing are welcome. Conference Room.
December 16 & 18 Beginning Internet* @ 10:15 This is a 2 day class. Learn about mouse basics, internet searching, email, and the library catalog.
December 17 The World of eBooks* 2:30 Learn how to download eBooks to various tablets. Bring your own device.
December 17  Children’s Movie Day! @ 4:00 pm Grades K - 5. December’s featured film is Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause. Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas. Light snacks will be served. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium.
December 18 Graphic Novel Club* @ 6:00 pm Grades 6 - 8.
Join the discussion as we explore themes and character development in graphic novels. Conference Room.
December 20  YA TLC* @ 10:00 am Grades 6 - 12. Monthly meeting of the Teen Library Council. Members will plan, promote, and help out at the library! Conference Room.
December 20 Saturday Afternoon at the Movies @ 2:15 pm
December’s featured film is The One-Hundred Foot Journey. Starring Helen Mirren, follow the story of the Kadam family who leave India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. This film is rated PG. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium.

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