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.

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December 2016 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.
Nov. 28: Let’s Talk About It* ~ Mad Women in the Attic ~ 7:00-8:30 pm ~ Helen Feder of East Carolina University will lead the discussion on the short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Auditorium
Dec. 3: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 2:15-4:15 pm ~ Adapted from Mark Helprin's novel, Winter's Tale features star-crossed lovers racing to save each other from their enemies and doomed fates. A fantasy tale of destiny, love, and time travel. Featuring Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay. This move is rated PG-13. Auditorium.
Dec. 4: Holiday Storytelling: an Event for All Ages ~ 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm ~ The Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library invite the whole family to a special holiday storytelling event. Storyteller Alan Hoal will share a collection of personal and traditional tales, such as "The Elves and the Shoemaker." Hoal is an energetic and highly animate storyteller. He has appeared at the Durham County Storytelling Festival for the past three years. Auditorium. Free Tickets Available at the Circulation Desk.
Dec. 5: iPad Basics* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ Students will learn how to use their iPad basic functions, apps, and e-books. No computer skills are required, but an iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required. Conference Room.
Dec. 7: Ready, Set, Write: Writer's Workshop* ~ 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.
Dec 8: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 pm ~ The Library welcomes Barbara Miller and Palette Pals as the Artist of the Month for December. Join us for a reception and a viewing of their work. Auditorium.
Dec. 12: Teen Scene* ~ 6:00-8:00 pm ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Holidays from Near and Far ~ Enjoy a variety of holiday traditions along with diverse activities and foods from other cultures. Auditorium.
Dec. 14: 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. Conference Room.
Dec. 15: YA Graphic Novel Club* ~ 6:00-7:00 pm ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Super Powers--An Exploration in Enhanced Individuals ~ Join us for a discussion on characters who are defined by their powers, then create your own metahuman. Conference Room.
Dec. 16: Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! Celebrate Ugly Christmas Sweater Day with the Library. Visit the library wearing your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and get a treat!
Dec. 17: Meet the Author ~ 2:00-3:30 pm ~ Join local author, Leslie Tall Manning, at the library as she discusses her books, GaGa and Upside Down in Laura Ingalls Town. Learn about her writing process and have a chance to ask questions. Auditorium.
Dec. 19: Let's Talk About It* ~ Mad Women in the Attic ~ 7:00-8:30 pm ~ Join us for a discussion of the novel Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. The session will be led by visiting scholar, Susan Schmidt, from Brevard College. Auditorium.
Dec. 20: River Readers Book Club* ~ 1:00-2:00 pm ~ This month the group will discuss Home Front by Kristen Hannah. Conference Room.
Dec. 21: Children's Movie Day* ~ 4:00-5:45 pm ~ Grades K-5 ~ Wear your pajamas and join us for The Polar Express. Billy longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so. This all changes on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to visit Santa at the North Pole. This movie is rated G. Auditorium.
Dec. 23-Dec. 26: The Library will be closed December 23, 24, 25, and 26 for Christmas. The library will reopen on December 27 at 9 am.
Jan. 1-
Jan 2:
The Library will be closed Sunday, January 1, and Monday, January 2, in celebration of the New Year.

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