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 2019 Calendar
July 2019 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 will resume in September.
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
THURSDAYS StorySeekers will resume in September.
StorySeekers*
~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Ages 10-12 ~ Children develop storytelling techniques including oral storytelling, puppetry, and creative dramatics. Auditorium.
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 27: Blast Off to a Universe of Stories*~ 2:30-3:30 p.m. ~ Summer reading is here! Get ready to blast off into a summer of books, adventures, and fun with special guest magician & storyteller, Gary Shelton. Registration required. Please call the Youth Services Department (252-638-7815) to register. Auditorium
June 27: The UFO & Me – A Religion Professor Looks at Things in the Sky ~ 7:00-8:00 p.m. ~ Some believe in UFOs as visitors from outer space or possibly other dimensions. Others debunk or even ridicule the whole idea. David Halperin, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at UNC-CH, does not believe nor does he debunk. Come learn about his ideas of a third option. Auditorium
June 28: Far Out Flicks ~ Fridays ~ Bring a snack and join us every Friday during Summer Reading for an out of this world movie or two. Auditorium
10:00-11:45 a.m. ~ WALL-E ~ G
2:30-4:30 p.m. ~ Guardians of the Galaxy ~ PG-13
July 1: Blast-Off*~ 3:30-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Make a
YOU-niverse Galactic Bath Bomb, then dissolve it in a warm bath and sink into an out-of-this world experience! Auditorium
July 3: Rockets, Spaceships, and Planets, Oh My!*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ There’s no place like space! Create space art using Post-It® notes and your imagination! Auditorium
July 4: The Library will be closed in celebration of Indepedence Day. We will reopen July 5 at 9 a.m.
July 5: Far Out Flicks ~ Fridays ~ Bring a snack and join us every Friday during Summer Reading for an out of this world movie or two. Auditorium
10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ Muppets From Space ~ G
2:30-4:20 p.m. ~ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ~ PG
July 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 participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
July 6: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-5:00 p.m. ~ On the Basis of Sex ~ Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination "on the basis of sex" is unconstitutional. Rated PG-13. Auditorium
July 8: Interplanetary Craft*~ 3:30-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Do you like design? Can you stick to a budget? More importantly, do you like to eat? “Rove over” for this tasty building challenge! Auditorium
July 8: Craft Your Own Cosmic Tote*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ Need a new bag to carry your books? Have a blast painting your own custom tote bag. Auditorium
July 10: Galaxy POP Painting*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ A fun splatter technique will be used to paint the galaxy and beyond! Auditorium
July 10: 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.
July 11: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The Twin Rivers Artists Association invites you to the July Artist of the Month reception and viewing of Alan Welch’s photography. Auditorium
July 12: Far Out Flicks ~ Fridays ~ Bring a snack and join us every Friday during Summer Reading for an out of this world movie or two. Auditorium
10:00-11:35 a.m. ~ Monsters vs. Aliens ~ PG
2:30-5:00 p.m. ~ The Martian ~ PG-13
July 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 participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
July 13: A Solar Viewing Party ~ 2:30-3:30 p.m. ~ Join NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Brandon Porter for a real-time viewing of the sun and a Q & A of all things solar! Auditorium
July 15, 22, & 29: Lunch with TEDTalks ~ 12:00-1:00 p.m. ~ Bring your own lunch for discussion on thought-provoking videos on space exploration, scientific breakthroughs, and diverse storytelling about our world. Auditorium
July 15: Constellation Illumination*~ 3:30-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Count your shining stars and bring your hammer too. Construct a piece of art with nails and thread that you can take home. Auditorium
July 16: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
July 16: Casey’s Laugh & Learn*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ The Insane Science of Fairyland ~ Learn about flight science, air pressure, and lift in a way you never have before during this engaging mix of science and storytelling. Auditorium
July 17: Out of This World!*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Galactic explorers will design and create their own fictional planet. Auditorium
July 17: Basic Sign Language I*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ The class will cover fingerspelling, numbers, greetings, and basic signs. No prior sign language experience is required. Participants of all ages who are deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing are welcome. Conference Room
July 19: Far Out Flicks ~ Fridays ~ Bring a snack and join us every Friday during Summer Reading for an out of this world movie or two. Auditorium
10:00-11:35 a.m. ~ Treasure Planet ~ PG
2:30-4:20 p.m. ~ Space Camp ~ PG
July 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 participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
July 20: Apollo 11 ~ 3:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, moon landing with this incredible documentary including never-before-seen film footage. Rated G. Auditorium
July 22, & 29: Lunch with TEDTalks ~ 12:00-1:00 p.m. ~ Bring your own lunch for discussion on thought-provoking videos on space exploration, scientific breakthroughs, and diverse storytelling about our world. Auditorium
July 22: Space Oddity*~ 3:30-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Create a celestial splendor of water, oil, and glitter for a “galaxy” that will float in a most peculiar way. Auditorium
July 23: STAR TREK vs. STAR WARS Trivia Night*~ 7:00-8:00 p.m. ~ Join us for a fun night of science fiction pop culture trivia! From Star Trek to Star Wars and everything in between, choose your galactic team and test your skills as a Sci-Fi Super Fan! Auditorium
July 24: Geoboard Constellations*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Oh my stars! Build your favorite constellation while exploring the night sky! Auditorium
July 25: Space Discovery*~ 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Brandon Porter, a member of Crystal Coast Stargazers and a NASA Solar System Ambassador will be here to share the wonders of astronomy with us. There will be a focus on planets and constellations. Auditorium
July 26: Far Out Flicks ~ Fridays ~ Bring a snack and join us every Friday during Summer Reading for an out of this world movie or two. Auditorium
10:00-11:25 a.m. ~ Battle for Terra ~ PG
2:30-4:15 p.m. ~ Zathura: A Space Adventure ~ PG
July 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 participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
July 27: Family Movie*~ 3:00-4:30 p.m. ~ All Ages ~ Space Buddies ~ Disney’s favorite talking pups are on a mission to the moon! Rated G. Auditorium
July 29: Lunch with TEDTalks ~ 12:00-1:00 p.m. ~ Bring your own lunch for discussion on thought-provoking videos on space exploration, scientific breakthroughs, and diverse storytelling about our world. Auditorium
July 29: Endless Universe*~ 3:30-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Mix your Cosmic Cooler and travel across the universe while watching Ender’s Game. Rated PG-13. Auditorium
July 30: Rags to Riches Theatre*~ 3:00-4:00 & 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The Universal Stories of Ananse the Spider ~ What will Ananse be up to this time? Lou and Melody Peters with Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences are back to share their magical gift of storytelling. Auditorium
July 31: Race to the Moon!*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Be a part of the great space race and take home your own moon rock! Auditorium

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Updated: June 27, 2019.