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 *   

January 2018 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
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.
Jan. 1 The Library will be closed for New Year's Day.
Jan. 3: 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.
Jan. 4: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The Twin Rivers Art Association invites you to a reception and viewing for photographer Michael Miller, January’s Artist of the Month. Auditorium
Jan. 6, 13, 20, & 27: 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. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
Jan. 6: New Year! New You! with Garret Biss*~ 2:00-4:00 p.m. ~ Improve your emotional and physical well-being with tools that can be used immediately and turn your influence on the world into a positive one. Join us for this 2-hour interactive workshop to become empowered in finding a silver-lining or inspiration in every challenge or obstacle you face. Auditorium
Jan. 8: 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.
Jan. 9 & 11: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a
2-day class. The class is designed for new computer users who want to be introduced to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills are required.
Jan. 9: Nite Owls Book Club*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s evening book club will discuss Defending Jacob by William Landay. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time, but a waiting list is being kept for future openings. Conference Room
Jan. 10: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Origami Art ~ Learn how to transform boring pieces of paper into amazing art and challenge yourself to create something awesome! Auditorium
Jan. 9 & 11: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a
2-day class. The class is designed for new computer users who want to be introduced to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills are required.
Jan. 6, 13, 20, & 27: 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. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
Jan. 15: The Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Jan. 16: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Jan. 17: Microsoft Word*~ 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.
Jan. 17: 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 from writing instructor, Bob Golden. Auditorium
Jan. 18: Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-6:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Cars 3 ~ Racecar Lightning McQueen suffers a severe crash while trying to compete with a younger rival named Jackson Storm. Afterwards, McQueen embraces new technologies as he trains for a return to the racetrack. This movie is rated G. Auditorium
Jan. 6, 13, 20, & 27: 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. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
Jan. 22: 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.
Jan. 22: Let’s Talk About It: The African American Experience: Looking Forward, Looking Back*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ Our exciting discussion series begins again with a new theme and a look at Family by J. California Cooper, a beguiling and beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War. Leading the discussion will be speaker Rebecca Godwin of Barton College. Auditorium
Jan. 24: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ The Illusion of Magic ~ Ever wonder how those fun magic tricks are done or how balloon animals are made? Try your hand at a few tricks, make a few balloon animals, and see what you can do! Auditorium
Jan. 6, 13, 20, & 27: 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. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
Jan. 27: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-5:15 p.m. ~ The Glass Castle ~ A woman’s unconventional upbringing by her artsy, nonconformist parents conflicts with her new life married to a New York City financier. This movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
Jan. 29: Teen Scene*~ 6:00-7:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Origami Art ~ Create art from folding paper! Learn the ancient art of Japanese paper folding from locally-renowned pro, Anna Z! Auditorium
Jan. 31: 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 are necessary, but a Kindle Fire (any version) or Fire Phone is required.

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Updated: December 30, 2017.