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 2017 Calendar
August 2017 Calendar
TUESDAYS Preschool Storysteps ~ Tuesdays @ 9:30 am & 10:30 am ~ Ages 3 to 5 ~ Follow the footsteps under the rainbow for stories, music, puppetry, and much more! Children’s Mini-Theater
Note: No program will be held on August 8, 15, 22, and 29.
FRIDAYS T.O.T.S. - Time Out For Toddlers ~ Fridays @ 9:30 am & 10:30 am~ Ages 18 months to 3 ~ Join Toady the Frog for books, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, and puppets! Children’s Mini-Theater
Note: No program will be held on August 11, 18, and 25.
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.
Aug. 19, & 26: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Come learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow for participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water.
Aug. 21: Facebook 101*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn about the Facebook social networking site – finding friends, liking pages, and security issues. Basic computer skills are required, but a Facebook account is not needed.
Aug. 24: Community Read Book Discussion ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ Read Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart, and join our discussion with library staff. Trouble abounds when the Emperor travels across the country to command a solar eclipse. Copies of the book will be available on the Browser Book shelf for check out. Auditorium
Aug. 12, 19, & 26: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Come learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow for participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water.
Sept. 2, 9, & 16: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Come learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow for participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held on September 23 & 30. Auditorium
Sept. 4: The Library will be closed for Labor Day.
Sept. 6: iPhone Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Learn how to use your iPhone (any generation), including: contacts, apps, phone, and eBooks. No computer skills necessary, but an iPhone is required.
Sept. 7: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The library welcomes Paula Valinoti as the Artist of the Month for September. Join us for a reception and a viewing of her work. Auditorium
Sept. 2, 9, & 16: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Come learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow for participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held on September 23 & 30. Auditorium
Sept. 11: 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 necessary, but a Kindle Fire (any version) or Fire Phone is required.
Sept. 11: Let’s Talk About It: Making Tracks*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The fall Let’s Talk About It Book Discussion Series begins with a lively history of the construction of the transcontinental railroad in Nothing Like It In The World by Stephen E. Ambrose. Leading the discussion will be Speaker Willie Nelms, Director Emeritus from Sheppard Memorial Library. Auditorium
Sept. 12 & 14: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class. The class is designed for new computer users to introduce the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills required.
Sept. 12: World of eBooks*~ 6:30-8:00 p.m. ~ Learn how to download the library's eBooks from our new vendor OverDrive to your smartphones, tablets, or eReaders – even Kindles! Computer experience is not required. Students may bring their devices for questions and answers.
Sept. 13: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Welcome Back Kick-Off ~ Kick off the new school year by learning about the library and building new friendships. Test your knowledge with a Library Scavenger Hunt! Want to share your favorite book? Bring it with you! Auditorium
Sept. 12 & 14: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class. The class is designed for new computer users to introduce the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills required.
Sept. 2, 9, & 16: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Come learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow for participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held on September 23 & 30. Auditorium
Sept. 16: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-5:15 p.m. ~ La La Land ~ An actress and a musician pursue their Hollywood dreams and find each other in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love told in this record-breaking award-winning movie. The movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
Sept. 17: Walt Bellamy, Jr. Recognition Initiative ~ 3:00-4:30 p.m. ~ Learn more about Olympic and NBA all star Walt Bellamy, Jr. and the community initiative to remember this New Bern native. Auditorium
Sept. 18: Teen Scene*~ 6:00-7:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~
Back-To-School Bash! ~ Join us for a fun-filled evening for teens to blast away the back-to-school blues! Auditorium
Sept. 19: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ This month the group will discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline . This reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Sept. 20: iPad Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn to use their iPad—basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills necessary, but an iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required.
Sept. 20: Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-6:15 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Beauty and the Beast ~ Enjoy this live-action retelling of a classic tale as old as time for a contemporary audience with several new songs. Follow the journey of Belle, a bright and independent book-reader who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Sept. 20: Ready, Set, Write: Writer’s Workshop*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ Join other new writers for an active workshop filled with writing exercises and beginning tips with writing instructor, Bob Golden. Auditorium.
Sept. 21: Acoustic Coffeehouse ~ 6:30-8:00 p.m. ~ Join us for an evening of mellow acoustic jams from New Bern’s own James Ford. Auditorium
Sept. 22-Sept. 24: The Friends of the Library Big Book Sale will be held at the Sudan Shrine Center (corner of Broad and East Front Streets).
Hours on Friday and Saturday are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon-4:00 p.m.
Sept. 23: R.E.A.D.*~ 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Register for a 15-minute session to cuddle with and R.E.A.D. to Frankie or Pepper, our attentive 4-footed friends. Children’s Mini-Theater
Sept. 25: 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.
Sept. 25: Let’s Talk About It: Making Tracks*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ Through a selection of poems, by seven American poets, explore the imagery and experience of train travel and its important impact on our culture and landscape. Join the discussion with Anne Baker, Associate Professor at North Carolina State University. Auditorium
Sept. 27: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ String a Piece of Art ~ Explore your artistic side and learn about the importance of art in our community. Create a beautiful and simple art piece to hang on your wall. All supplies will be provided. Auditorium

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UUpdated: August 18, 2017.