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 *   

December 2018 Calendar
November 2018 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.
Nov. 26: Teen Scene*~ 6:00-7:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ ~ YALSA’s Teen Top Ten Jeopardy! ~ The votes have all been counted and the teens have chosen the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Teen Top Ten! Now test your knowledge of these books as we play Jeopardy! Become familiar with the books to be ready for any category by visiting www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten for a list of titles or ask your Teen Scene leader to email it to you! (Rescheduled from October.) Auditorium
Nov. 27: Crazy 8s Math Club: Season 2* ~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Season 2 of the Crazy 8s Math Cub continues this month. Experience math in a fun, new way where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, create music, and make a mess. Math will never be the same! This program required pre-registration and is closed to new participants at this time. Children’s Mini-Theater
Nov. 28: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Escape the Library! ~ November is a month of fun and games from International Games Week (Nov. 4-10) to National Games and Puzzle Week (Nov. 18-24). Celebrate at the library with an exciting escape room adventure. Groups will work together to solve puzzles, find clues, and unlock the final key. Auditorium
Dec. 1, 8, & 15: 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.
Note: No class will be held on Dec. 22 or 29. Auditorium
Dec. 2: A Cheerful Christmas ~ 3:00-4:30 p.m. ~ The Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library invite the whole family to a special event featuring The Yuletide Musical Quartet sharing holiday music. Auditorium
Dec. 3:  Let’s Talk About It: Beyond the Battlefield: Alternative Views of War*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ We will end
the Alternative Views of War series with March by Geraldine Brooks. The discussion will be led by Jonathan Sarris, Associate Professor of History at NC Wesleyan College.
This is a rescheduled program from September. Auditorium
Dec. 4: The Polar Express*~ 6:30-8:15 p.m. ~ Families ~ Wear your pajamas and bring the family to our family movie night. A young boy goes on a North Pole adventure learning about friendship and faith. This movie is rated G. Auditorium
Dec. 5: Deck the Stockings ~ 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. ~ Drop in and help the library decorate stockings that will be donated to the Salvation Army for families in need this holiday season. All decorating supplies will be provided, you just bring the creativity! We will also be collecting unwrapped stocking stuffers through Dec. 9. Auditorium
Dec. 8, & 15: 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.
Note: No class will be held on Dec. 22 or 29. Auditorium
Dec. 8: Teen Advisory Board 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
Dec. 11: Nite Owls Book Club*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s evening book club will discuss The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Dec. 12: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Minute to Win It: Christmas Edition ~ The clock is ticking. You only have a minute to win it! Bring your friends and compete in a series of 60-second holiday-themed challenges. Experience beating the clock like never before! Auditorium
Dec. 15: 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.
Note: No class will be held on Dec. 22 or 29. Auditorium
Dec. 15: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Love the Coopers ~ Four generations of the Cooper family gather to spend Christmas Eve together. When unexpected events disrupt the evening, they must reaffirm their bonds and embrace the spirit of the season. This movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
Dec. 17: Teen Scene*~ 6:00-7:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Gingerbread House Challenge ~ Put your engineering and architecture skills to the test while having a blast making a house worthy of the Gingerbread Man himself! Auditorium
Dec. 18: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Dec. 18: Cocoa & Crafts*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ Do you wanna build a snowman? Join us to make cute, holiday, light-up ornaments to keep for your own tree or give away! Auditorium
Dec. 19: Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ The Star ~ An adventurous donkey and his animal friends save the day when they help rescue a baby born in a manger from a king’s evil plot. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Dec. 21: 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. 24, 25, & 26: The Library will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.
Dec. 23-29: Children's Weekly Programs will not be held the week of December 23-29. Programming will resume January 2019.
Dec. 31: The Library will close at 6 p.m. for the New Year Holiday.
Jan. 1: The Library will be closed for New Year's Day.

Return to the New Bern-Craven County Public Library Home Page.
URL for this page is http://newbern.cpclib.org/nbccpl/events.html

Updated: November 27, 2018.