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.

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April 2015 Calendar
March 31: Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series @ 7:00 pm Join us on the eve of National Poetry Month for readings by local poet, Mellanie Crouell, and NC Distinguished Poet, Eric Weil. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
April 1: Kindle Fire Basics* @ 2:30 pm. This class will cover the basics of the Kindle Fire tablet – basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills are required. Bring your own Kindle Fire (any version) or Fire Phone.
April 3-5: The Library will be closed for Easter. We will reopen on April 6 at 9 a.m.
April 6: A Novel Idea Book Club @ 1:00 pm. April’s novel is The Book Thief by Markus Zysak. Conference Room
April 7 and 9: Beginning Internet* @ 10:15 am This is a 2-day class. This class is designed for new computer users who want to be introduced to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library online catalog. No computer skills are required.
April 7: iPad Basics* @ 6:30 pm Students will learn how to use their iPad – basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills are required. Bring your own iPad or iPad Mini (any generation).
April 8: World of eBooks* @ 2:30 pm This class will show students how to download OneClick Digital eBooks to their tablet, smartphone, NOOK eReader, and Windows desktop/laptop. No computer skills are required. Students can bring tablets for questions and answers.
April 9: Artist of the Month @ 7:00 pm March’s featured artist is Maria Sendor. Please join us for a reception and showing of her work. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
April 12-18 National Library Week...celebrate "Unlimited possibilities @ your library!"
April 12: O. Henry: His Surprise Endings. . .and Beginnings* @ 2:30 pm. Presented by the Friends of the Library. Dr. Elliot Engel uses anecdotes, analysis, and humor to bring North Carolina native & master of the short story, O. Henry, to life. Free tickets are available at the Circulation Desk. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
April 13: Beginning Sign Language* @ 2:15 pm The class will cover fingerspelling, numbers, greetings, and basic signs. All are welcome. Conference Room
April 13: Let’s Talk About It: Altered Landscapes* @ 7:00 pm Join us for a discussion of the novel Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy Tyson. The discussion will be led by visiting scholar, Tess Mangum Ocana. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
April 15: Android Tablets* @ 2:30 pm Learn how to use your Android Tablet – basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills are required. No computer skills are required. Bring your own Android Tablet.
April 15: Children’s Movie Day! @ 4:00 pm Grades K - 5. April’s
featured film is about a little orphan. Ever since her parents left her as a baby, Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers. This movie is rated PG. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
April 16: YA Graphic Novel Club* @ 6:00 pm. “Why Must We Fight?” Enjoy a special screening of a movie about a Warrior/pacifist, Princess Nausicaä, who desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. This movie is rated PG. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
April 20: Facebook 101* @ 2:30 pm Students will learn about the
social networking site – finding friends, liking pages, and security issues. Basic computer skills are required, but a Facebook account is not needed.
April 20: Teen Scene Poetry Café* @ 6:30 pm Grades 6 - 12. Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Library. Learn all about different forms of poetry, create your own and enjoy a reading—you can even share your own poem if you like! Submit your original poem before April 13th to have it included in a bound volume that you will get to keep. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
April 21: Pillowcase Project* @ 4:00 pm Grades 3 - 5. Join us as we partner with the American Red Cross to teach students how to stay safe and calm during an emergency and how to be prepared for when emergencies happen. Students will also learn helpful coping skills for stressful situations. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
April 22: Publisher 2010* @ 2:30 pm. This class deals with the
Microsoft desktop publishing program, Publisher. Students will learn: basics functions, graphics, printing, and creating a flyer. Basic computer skills are required.
April 22: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays* @ 4:00 pm Grades 3 - 5. Cup Stacking @ Your Library! Test your skills! Compete with your friends or against your own time! Improve your concentration and your school grades with this fun sport! Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
April 24: Lunch ‘n Learn—Colonial Dress and Culture @ 12:00 pm Join Tryon Palace volunteer Becky Arthur to learn about Colonial dress and customs. Bring a brown bag lunch. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
April 25: 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
April 25: Saturday Afternoon at the Movies @ 2:15 pm The featured film this month is the 2008 American biographical film based on the life of a gay rights activist and politician. This movie is rated R. No one under 17 will be admitted. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
April 27: PowerPoint 2010* @ 2:30 pm PowerPoint is a presentation software program. This class will cover: creating slides, graphics, special effects, and slide shows. Basic computer skills are required.
April 28: YA 6–8 Cupcake Wars!* @ 6:00 pm Get inspired by your favorite book and compete against other students in a cupcake decorating challenge! Hayden H. Jones Auditorium
April 29: Windows 8* @ 2:30 pm . Learn how to navigate the Windows 8 operating system – pinning, opening and moving tiles, and shut down. Basic computer skills are required. Bring your own Windows 8 laptop or tablet.
April 30: Poetry Pizza* @ 5:00 pm Ages 5 and up. Submit an original poem by Thursday, April 23rd to be included in our 2015 Poetry Pizza book and to attend our celebration pizza party. No poem, no pizza! Hayden H. Jones Auditorium

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Updated: February 26, 2015.