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 *   

October 2019 Calendar
September 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 ~ 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* ~ 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 25: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ NC Children’s Book Award Kick-Off! ~ Learn about this year’s nominees and how you can cast YOUR vote for the winners as we create cool experiments related to some of the books. Auditorium
Sept. 28: Rescheduled from September 7.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Interest Meeting*~ 10:30-11:30 a.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Want to have a voice in how the library serves teens? Come learn how you can get involved and make a positive difference in your community through the library. Conference Room
Sept. 28: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-4:45 p.m. ~ The 15:17 to Paris ~ Three American men acted as heroes on a high-speed rail, thwarting a terrorist attack intended for Paris, France. This real-life dramatization, acted by the men themselves, is rated PG-13. Auditorium
Sept. 30: Teen Scene*~ 4:30-6:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Solve a Mystery ~ Help us solve a mystery at the library with photo evidence. Come prepared to follow clues around the entire library. Auditorium
Oct. 5, 12, 19, & 26:  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
Oct. 7: Let’s Talk About It: Picturing America: Places in the Heart*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ John Edgar Wideman’s autobiography explores how his brother’s childhood leads him to a different path and consequences in Brothers and Keepers. Independent Scholar Willie Nelms will lead the discussion. Auditorium
Oct. 8 & 10: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class designed to introduce new computer users to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills necessary.
Oct. 8: Nite Owls Book Club*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s evening book club will discuss The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Oct. 9: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Brick by Brick ~ Accept one of our building challenges or create something awesome from your own imagination with our library’s collection of Lego® bricks! Auditorium
Oct. 10:  Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class designed to introduce new computer users to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills necessary.
Oct. 12, 19, & 26: 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
Oct. 14: The Library will be closed for Staff Development.
Oct. 15: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Oct. 16: Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Wonder Park ~ A 12-year-old girl stumbles upon the fantastic amusement park filled with talking animals that she envisioned as a child after her mother’s death. With the help of her new found friends, she attempts to stop the Chimpanzombies from destroying it. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Oct. 19, & 26: 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
Oct. 19: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-4:35 p.m. ~ The Dark Tower ~ It’s an epic battle as a gunslinger fights to keep his nemesis from destroying a mythical structure that supports all realities. This movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
Oct. 20: Foldable Folios*~ 2:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Ages 12 & up ~ Join the Friends of the Library for this hands on workshop to repurpose old books into fun, new crafts. Participants can choose a variety of crafts projects such as folding book pages into little monsters, angels, and hedgehogs; or create jewelry, napkin rings, and magnets. Auditorium
Oct. 21: Teen Scene*~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ If You Give a Teen a Cookie… It’s sure to be a delicious hour of fun! Decorate cookies with the greatest of toppings: frosting, sprinkles, and glitter. Design a confectionary masterpiece in celebration of National Cookie Month! Auditorium
Oct. 23: 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.
Oct. 23: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Book Buffet ~ It’s National Book Month! Bring your appetite to sample some of our new and favorite library books because we all know… you can’t taste a book by its cover! Auditorium
Oct. 23: Let’s Get Writing!*~ 7:30-8:30 p.m. ~ National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is right around the corner. Get energized and pursue your writing goals with Adam Christiansen of Bookchats.net. He will share tips on getting started, reaching your finish line, and everything along the way. Auditorium
Oct. 26: 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
Oct. 28: 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
Oct. 28: Craven Chess Players*~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. ~ Ages 8 & up ~ Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you’re a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time. Auditorium
Oct. 28: Let’s Talk About It: Picturing America: Places in the Heart*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ Take a trip to the small town of Holt in the High Plains of Colorado. Independent Scholar Susan Schmit will dig into family dynamics of seven residents whose lives become interwoven in Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Auditorium
Oct. 31: Monster Mash*~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Unleash your inner monster; it’s time for a Halloween bash. You’ll catch on in a flash! Stories, activities, and refreshments—OH MY! It’s sure to be a smash! Dress in costume if you dare. Auditorium

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Updated: September 26, 2019.