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.   

October 2016 Calendar
Special Alert:
The library will be closed Sunday, October 2 — Sunday, October 9
for the installation of a new automation system and staff training.
Access to the library catalog and patron accounts will be unavailable
until Monday, October 10.
Materials may be returned to the
outside book & media drop during this time.
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
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
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.
Oct. 17:  Let’s Talk About It* ~ Mad Women in the Attic ~ 7:00-8:30 pm ~ Join us for a discussion of the novel Sula by
Toni Morrison. The session will be led by visiting scholar, Frank Deena, from East Carolina University. Auditorium
Oct. 18: River Readers Book Club* ~ 1:00-2:00 pm ~ This month the group will discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.
Oct. 19: Windows 10* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ 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.
Oct. 19: Children’s Movie Day* ~ 4:00-5:45 pm ~ Grades K-5 ~ Join us for The Dog Who Saved Halloween. Halloween is fast approaching, and the Bannister family has just moved into a new house. While investigating a creepy neighbor after a black cat goes missing, George and Zeus discover a scary dog and a haunted house. When things don’t go as planned, Zeus must try to save the day and still have time for trick or treating! This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Oct. 19: Ready, Set, Write!* ~ 6:30-8:30 pm ~ Join other new
writers for an active workshop filled with writing exercises and beginning tips with writing instructor, Bob Golden. Auditorium
Oct. 20: Graphic Novel Club* ~ 6:00-7:00 pm ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Join us for a discussion on the literary validity of comics as a reading medium. Conference Room
Oct. 22: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 2:15-4:15 pm ~ This month’s feature film is Brooklyn. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, follow Irish immigrant, Eilis Lacey, as she learns to navigate a new life in Brooklyn in the 1950’s. At first homesick and lonely, romance soon eases her way, until she has to return to her homeland and choose between two countries and two loves. This movie is rated PG –13. Auditorium
Oct. 24: iPad Basics* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ Students will learn how to use their iPad – basic functions, apps, and ebooks. No computer skills are required, but an iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required.
Oct. 24: YA Teen Scene - Scary Tales to Tell in the Dark* ~ 6:00-7:30 pm ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Join us for an evening of spooky stories, activities, crafts, and refreshments. Grab your friends and get ready to scream! Auditorium
Oct. 25: Basic Sign Language II* ~ 6:30-7:45 pm ~ Learn greetings, common conversational phrases, and simple sentences. Familiarity with fingerspelling is helpful. Learn to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing. Conference Room
Oct. 26: iPhone Basics* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ Learn how to use your iPhone (any generation), including: contacts, apps, phone, and ebooks. No computer skills are required, but an iPhone is required.
Oct. 31: Trick-or-Treat BINGO ~ 3:00-4:00 pm ~ Come trick-or-treat at the library with our Halloween themed BINGO! Come play and win prizes! Space is limited, so please come early to get in a game! Auditorium

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