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 *   

June 2018 Calendar
July 2018 Calendar
TUESDAYS Preschool Storysteps ~ Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. ~ Ages 3 to 5 ~ Follow the footsteps under the rainbow for stories, music, puppetry, and much more! Children’s Mini-Theater
THURSDAYS Children's Story Hour ~ Thursday, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-2 ~ An after-school adventure of storytelling and creative activities. Children's Mini-Theater
NO STORY HOUR during the Summer Reading Program.
THURSDAYS StorySeekers* ~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Ages 10-12 ~ Children develop storytelling techniques including oral storytelling, puppetry, and creative dramatics. Auditorium.
NO STORYSEEKERS during the Summer Reading Program.
FRIDAYS T.O.T.S. - Time Out For Toddlers ~ 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.~ 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.
June 25: Musical Monday ~ Monday @ 12:00 p.m. ~ Bring a bag lunch and join us during Summer Reading for the showing of a different musical each week. Enjoy a fun afternoon filled with song and dance! Auditorium
Mary Poppins ~ 12:00-2:20 p.m. ~ Rated G
June 25: iPhone Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Learn how to use your Apple iPhone (any generation), including: contacts, apps, phone, and eBooks. No computer skills necessary, but an Apple iPhone is required.
June 26: Rock Your Library*~ Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.  ~ Join the rock-painting craze at the library! Painting rocks is fun and relaxing, so come get creative. There’s no wrong way to paint a rock! Participants can take rocks home or leave them to be hidden in the community. Auditorium
June 27: Rock Your Library*~ Wednesday, 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ Join the rock-painting craze at the library! Painting rocks is fun and relaxing, so come get creative. There’s no wrong way to paint a rock! Participants can take rocks home or leave them to be hidden in the community. Auditorium
June 30: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ Saturday @ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held June 9. Auditorium
June 30: Family Movie Day*~ 3:00-4:30 p.m. ~ Rock Dog ~ The Tibetan mastiffs of Snow Mountain lead quiet lives guarded from the local rabid wolf pack until a young mastiff discovers a radio that fell from the sky. Inspired by the groovy music playing over the radio, he travels to the city to find a legendary musician who needs help writing a new song. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
July 2: Musical Monday ~ Monday @ 12:00 ~ Bring a bag lunch and join us for a fun afternoon filled with song and dance! Auditorium
Willy Wonka (1971)~ 12:00-1:55 p.m. ~ Rated G
July 2: Teen Kick-Off*~ 4:00-5:45 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Lemonade Mouth ~ High-school students form a pop band that resonates with fellow classmates who are shunned by their elitist peers. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
July 4: The Library will be closed for Independence Day.
July 5: Recycled Instruments*~ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ David English of Black Owl Guitars will show us how to make working instruments from recycled materials. Auditorium
July 5: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The Twin Rivers Art Association invites you for a reception and viewing of works by sibling artists Anna and Paul Zapffel. Auditorium
July 6: Streamin’ Rockin’ Music!*~ 2:30~3:30 p.m. ~ Learn about music apps that can help you take your music everywhere. Auditorium
July 7: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held July 14. Auditorium
July 9: Musical Monday ~ Monday @ 12:00 ~ Bring a bag lunch and join us for a fun afternoon filled with song and dance! Auditorium
The Muppets ~ 12:00-1:45 p.m. ~ Rated PG
July 9: iPad Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn to use
their Apple iPad: basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills necessary, but an Apple iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required.
July 9: Rock Your Room—Make a Butt Pillow*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Make a pillow from old shorts or pants with pockets. Decorative embellishments will be provided. Auditorium
July 9: Line Dancing Rocks*~ 7:00-8:00 p.m. ~ Hustle in to shuffle with the Movers and Shakers and watch them whip or slide as they teach you the most popular group and line dancing moves. Auditorium
July 10 & 12: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class designed for new computer users to introduce the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills necessary.
July 10: Nite Owls Book Club*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s evening book club will discuss Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
July 11: Learn the Ukulele*~ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Stephanie Edwards of Brinson Elementary will be here to teach us how to play this fun instrument. Auditorium
July 10 & 12: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class designed for new computer users to introduce the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills necessary.
July 12: Learn the Ukulele*~ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ~ Grades K-2 ~ Stephanie Edwards of Brinson Elementary will be here to teach us how to play this fun instrument. Auditorium
July 14: Rock Your Body*~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Rock what you got with Down East Dance at our dance fitness move and groove. Families are welcome to attend. Auditorium
July 14: R.E.A.D.*~ 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Sign up for a 15-minute R.E.A.D. session with Frankie and Pepper, our 4-footed friends. Children’s Mini-Theater
July 14: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Battle of the Sexes ~ The 1973 tennis match between women's and men’s top-ranked players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was a cultural event and one of the most watched televised sporting events of all time. This movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
July 16: Musical Monday ~ Monday @ 12:00 ~ Bring a bag lunch and join us for a fun afternoon filled with song and dance! Auditorium
Oliver! ~ 12:00-2:20 p.m. ~ Rated G
July 16: Hip-Hop, Don’t Stop!*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Learn some smooth moves while listening to great music with Kandice, an instructor from Down East Dance. Auditorium
July 17: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
July 18: Jumpin’ & Jammin’*~ 2:30-3:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Show off your jump rope skills or learn new ones to rockin’ music! Auditorium
July 18: Microsoft Word 2010*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2010: formatting, opening and saving files, graphics, and printing. Basic computer skills are required.
July 19: Acoustic Coffeehouse ~ 7:00-8:00 p.m. ~ Beat the summer heat and rock the night away with the top 40 tunes of acoustic guitarist Aaron Davenport. Auditorium
July 20: Meet the Author: Lynne Hinton*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Bestselling NC author Lynne Hinton will discuss her newest novel, The View From Here, an inspiration page-turner about love and forgiveness for a family in Jones County, NC. Auditorium
July 21: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held July 14. Auditorium
July 23: Musical Monday ~ Monday @ 12:00 ~ Bring a bag lunch and join us for a fun afternoon filled with song and dance! Auditorium
Coco ~ 12:00-1:50 p.m. ~ Rated PG
July 23: From Rocks to Sand*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Crack a geode and make colorful sand art. Auditorium
July 23: Plymouth Rock*~ 7:00-8:00 p.m. ~ Learn skills and research tricks to find your earliest ancestors recorded in the “New World” from Plymouth Rock, MA to St. Petersburg, FL. Auditorium
July 25: Strung Together*~ 2:30-3:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Meet New Bern’s local family band and enjoy their folk, bluegrass, and current music! Auditorium
July 25: eBay Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ This class covers the eBay auction site with emphasis on: finding items, selling, PayPal, and security issues. Basic computer skills are required; but an eBay account is not needed.
July 26: Animals Among the Rocks*~ 2:30-3:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ The NC Museum of Natural Sciences will be here for a live animal presentation: Amphibians vs. Reptiles. Auditorium
July 27: Rock Salt & Ice Cream*~ 2:30-3:30 p.m. ~ Learn the science of ice cream-making and enjoy the results. Children welcome when registered with an adult. Auditorium
July 28: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water.
July 28: Stop! Hammer Time!*~ 2:00-4:00 p.m. ~ Join us for a clef-er music-themed string art craft. Even if crafts aren't normally your forté, it’s easier than it looks! Please register by July 21. Auditorium
July 30: Musical Monday ~ Monday @ 12:00 ~ Bring a bag lunch and join us for a fun afternoon filled with song and dance! Auditorium
Enchanted ~ 12:00-1:50 p.m. ~ Rated PG
July 30: Libraries Rock! Instrument Petting Zoo*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Fuller’s Music will bring different instruments so you can explore the various ways they make sound. Auditorium
July 31: Rockin’ Karaoke ~ 6:00-8:00 p.m. ~ Join local Karaoke Queen Diane Dees as she helps your inner rock star shine through! Auditorium

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Updated: June 27, 2018.