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 required.   

August 2016 Calendar
July 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
July 27: Fitness Fun!* ~ 10:30-12:00 pm ~ Grades 3-5 ~ How do YOU have fun with fitness? We will be moving, laughing, and playing to keep our bodies fit. Auditorium
July 28: Fitness Fun!* ~ 10:30-12:00 pm ~ Grades K-2 ~ How do YOU have fun with fitness? We will be moving, laughing, and playing to keep our bodies fit. Auditorium
July 28: Photography Olympics Amateur Photography Contest ~ 2:00-3:30pm ~ Photographs will be judged by the Coastal Photo Club of New Bern. Submit entries by July 26. See contest application (online or at the Reference Desk) for details. Conference Room
July 30: Self-Defense, Self-Awareness Workshop* ~ 1:00 pm ~ Join us for an informative and active demonstration by Master Lisa DeJesus about the basics of self defense and personal protection. Auditorium
Aug 1: Checking In* ~ 4:00-5:30 pm ~ Grades 6-12 ~ QR Code Quest - Locate and scan the codes hidden throughout the library with a QR scanner to discover the clues and complete the quest! Auditorium
Aug 3: Walking Readers* ~ 8:00-8:45 am ~ Meet in the parking lot for a 30-45 min walk around the neighborhood. Bring an audio book to listen to or talk to the group about recent reads. This will be the final walk of the summer!
Aug 3: Bingo Olympics ~ 3:00-4:00 pm ~ Join us for BINGO
Olympics! What does a scuba diver, squirrel waterskiing, and the roller derby have in common? They are all in this summer’s new Bingo game. Come play and win prizes! Space is limited, so please come early to get in a game! Auditorium
Aug 4: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 pm ~ This month’s exhibit will feature photographs by the Coastal Photo Club. Please join us for an evening viewing and reception. Auditorium
Aug 6: Summer Reading Club End-of-Summer Reading Celebration* ~ 10:30-12:00 pm ~ Grades K-5 ~ You spent the summer reading, now it’s time to celebrate! Turn in your reading record by Friday Aug 5 for a free ticket to the party! Auditorium
Aug 8: Android Tablets* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ Learn how to use your Android Tablet – Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy, or other Android (except Kindle Fire). The class will also cover eBooks. No computer skills are required, but an Android Tablet is needed.
Aug 8: Checking In* ~ 4:00-5:30 pm ~ Grades 6-12 ~ End-of-
Summer Party! - We hope you had fun Getting in the Game this summer! Participants who read at least 20 hours are invited to attend. Turn in your reading log by Aug 6 for a free ticket to the party! Auditorium
Aug 9 & 11: Beginning Internet* ~ 10:15-11:30 am ~ This is a 2- day class. This class is designed for new computer users who want to be introduced to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library online catalog. No computer skills are required. (Class will be held in the Tutoring Room on Aug. 9)
Aug 9: Read-to-Me End-of-Summer Reading Celebration* ~ 10:30-12:00 pm ~ Ages birth-5 ~ You spent the summer reading, now it’s time to celebrate! Turn in your reading record by Friday Aug 5 for a free ticket to the party! Auditorium
Aug 10: 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.
Aug 9 & 11: Beginning Internet* ~ 10:15-11:30 am ~ This is a 2-day class. This class is designed for new computer users who want to be introduced to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library online catalog. No computer skills are required. (Class will be held in the Tutoring Room on Aug. 9)
Aug 15: iPhone Basics* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ Learn how to use your iPhone (any generation), including: contacts, apps, phone, and eBooks. No computer skills are required, but an iPhone is required.
Aug 16: River Readers Book Club* ~ 1:00-2:30 pm ~ This month the group discusses Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner.
Aug 16: Basic Sign Language I* ~ 6:30-8:00 pm ~ The class will cover fingerspelling, numbers, greetings, and basic signs. No prior sign language experience is required. Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing are welcome. Tutoring Room
Aug 17: iPad Basics* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ Students will learn how to use their iPad – basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills are required, but an iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required.
Aug 20: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 2:15-4:00 pm ~ The Summer Olympics are winding down. Let’s switch gears and stay cool in the library with Cool Runnings, a story inspired by the 1988 Winter Olympics Jamaican bobsled team. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Aug 22:  Microsoft Word 2010* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ Students will learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2010: formatting, opening and saving files, graphics, and printing. Basic computer skills are required.
Aug 24:  Facebook 101* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ 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.
Sept 5: The Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

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Updated: July 27, 2016.