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.

April 2014 Adult Calendar    April 2014 Youth Calendar 
May 2014 Adult Calendar  May 2014 Youth Calendar
April 22 “Camino de Santiago – A Pilgrimage Walk.” The Friends of the New Bern Public Library invite you to join Dan Miller as he shares his experiences taking a 560 mile walk from St. Jean Pied de Port in the Pyrenees of France to Santiago de Compostela and finishing at the “End of the Earth” – Finisterre, Spain. Partake in this time of reflection and soul-searching. Free and open to the public. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 7:00**
April 23 Tablet Workshop—Windows 8 and 8.1. Advanced registration is re-quired. Conference Room. 2:30*
April 24 Poetry Pizza Party! Ages 5 to 12. Participants must submit original poems by Thursday, April 17. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 5:00*
April 27 Holocaust Remembrance Day - Journeys Through the Holocaust. The theme recalls the various journeys taken during this dark period, from depor-tation to incarceration to freedom, and how this experience transformed the lives of those who endured it. These are stories of pain and suffering, yet ulti-mately also of triumph and renewal, serving as a guiding force for future gen-erations. Join members of Temple B’nai Sholem for this moving program. Free and open the public. Refreshments will be served. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 2:00*
April 28 Tablet and eReader Petting Zoo. Try out the Nook, the Kindle, the Samsung Galaxy Note, and Google Nexus, Space is limited. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 638-7807. Conference Room. 2:30
April 28 Let’s Talk About It—Tarheel Fiction: Stories of Home.” The series concludes with a discussion of I am One of You Forever by Fred Chappell, led by visiting scholar Willie Nelms. “Let’s Talk About It” is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the North Carolina Center for the Book, Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 7:00*
April 30 Facebook 101 Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 2:30*
May 3: Authors Lunch ‘n Learn. Join local authors Normandie Fisher, Barbara Davis, Barbara Claypool White and Eddie Jones for an inspirational look into their writing. Bring a brown bag lunch. Desserts and beverages will be served. There will also be an oppor-tunity to purchase the authors’ books and have them autographed. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 12:00**
May 7: iPad Basics Computer Class. Students must supply their own device. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 2:30*
May 7 : InBeTWEEN Wednesdays. Put on your game face and join is for our last program of the school year!
GAME DAY @ THE LIBRARY! Board games, video games, card games & more! For grades 3 through 5. Registration is suggested, as space is limited. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 4:00**
May 8: Artist of the Month Reception. May’s featured artist is Corine Lee. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 7:00**
May 10: T.R.A.I.N. (Teenage Readers Active in New Bern) meeting. Advanced registration is required. Refreshments will be served. Conference Room. 10:00*
May 10: Becoming an Elder: Welcoming the Gifts of Later Life. Join John Sullivan, PhD., and look at the first and second half of life—seeing what we may learn from the Spring Student and the Summer Householder in the first half, and from the Autumn Forest Dweller and the Winter Sage in the second half. In seeing the second half of life with new eyes, we open ways to live the gifts of each season. Free and open to the public. This program is made possible through a generous donation from the NC Humanities Council. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 2:00**
May 13 and 15: Beginning Internet Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 10:15*
May 14: Kindle Fire Basics Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 2:30*
May 19: “A Novel Idea” Book Discussion Club. May’s featured novel is Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives inhabiting the forested mountains and struggling small farms of southern Appalachia. The Club is open to the public and the book is available at the Library. Conference Room. 1:00**
May 19: Intermediate Internet Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 2:30*
May 19: YA Movie Nite! May’s featured film is The Outsiders. When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events All teens are welcome. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 6:00**
May 21: iPad Basics Computer Class. Students need to bring their own device. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 2:30*
May 21: Movie Day! May’s featured film is Horton Hears a Who. Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists. For grades K-5. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 4:00**
May 23: Lunch ‘n Learn—Gluten Free 101. Join Dr. Nathan Coles and Allison Coles and get all the whys and wherefores of starting a gluten free diet from people who have tried it and found that it works! People try gluten-free diets in response to feeling tired, bloated or depressed, and find reducing gluten correlates with feeling better or losing weight. Is it for you? Come find out! Bring a brown bag lunch. Gluten free treats will be provided. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 12:00**
May 24:  Saturday Afternoon at the Movies. May’s featured film is Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson and tells the story of author P.J. Travers reflecting on her life after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. This movie is rated PG-13. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 2:15**
May 25 and 26: The Library will be closed in honor of Memorial Day. The Library also begins its Summer Hours and will be closed Sundays until September 7.
May 29: Windows 8 Computer Class. Students must bring their own tablets. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 2:30

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Updated: October 1, 2013
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