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 *   

November 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.
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
Nov. 2, 9, 16, & 23: 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. Please bring a mat or towel & water.
Note: No class will be held November 30. Auditorium
Nov. 4: iPad Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn to use their Apple iPad: basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills necessary, but an Apple iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required.
Nov. 5 & 7: 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.
Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27: NaNoWriMo Write In~ 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. ~ Drop in to Write In during our NaNoWriMo days to put pen to paper or cursor to text-end! We will provide coffee, writing resources, and a quiet space to focus and write.
Note: The Nov. 27 program will end at 4:00 p.m. Conference Room
Nov. 5 & 7: 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.
Nov. 7: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The library welcomes Cora Mae Pipkins, the Twin Rivers Artists Association’s November Artist of the Month. Join us for a reception and viewing of her artwork. Auditorium
Nov. 9, 16, & 23: 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. Please bring a mat or towel & water.
Note: No class will be held November 30. Auditorium
Nov. 11: The Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Nov. 12: Nite Owls Book Club*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s evening book club will discuss My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Auditorium
Nov. 13, 20 & 27: NaNoWriMo Write In~ 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. ~ Drop in to Write In during our NaNoWriMo days to put pen to paper or cursor to text-end! We will provide coffee, writing resources, and a quiet space to focus and write.
Note: The Nov. 27 program will end at 4:00 p.m. Conference Room
Nov. 13: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~
Grades 3-5 ~ Game-ology ~
Celebrate International Games Day and International Games Week this November! Think you’ve got game? Come play literary versions of these fun games: Would You Rather; Jenga; Rock, Paper, Scissors; Bingo, and more! Auditorium
Nov. 16, & 23: 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. Please bring a mat or towel & water.
Note: No class will be held November 30. Auditorium
Nov. 17: Friends of the Library Poster Contest Awards ~ 3:00-4:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ It’s time to celebrate your posters! Friends and family are invited to join us as the Friends of the Library announce the award-winning posters in their National Novel Writing Month teen poster contest. Come see the quotes that most inspire our young fiction readers! Auditorium
Nov. 18: Facebook 101*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Patrons will learn about Facebook, the social networking site—finding friends, liking pages, and security issues. Basic computer skills are required, but a Facebook account is not needed.
Nov. 19: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss The Last Girls by Lee Smith. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Nov. 19: Holiday Card Making with Friends*~ 1:00-4:00 p.m. ~ Join the Friends of the Library to make handmade holiday cards. Get creative and design your own cards with the available supplies or replicate the sample cards. This promises to be another fun afternoon of crafts. Auditorium
Nov. 20 & 27:  NaNoWriMo Write In~ 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. ~ Drop in to Write In during our NaNoWriMo days to put pen to paper or cursor to text-end! We will provide coffee, writing resources, and a quiet space to focus and write.
Note: The Nov. 27 program will end at 4:00 p.m. Conference Room
Nov. 20: Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-6:15 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Mary Poppins Returns ~ Michael is in danger of losing his house until Mary Poppins comes back. She whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Nov. 2, 9, 16, & 23: 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. Please bring a mat or towel & water.
Note: No class will be held November 30. Auditorium
Nov. 25: 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
Nov. 25: Teen Scene*~ 6:00-7:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Meet the Author ~ National Author’s Day is observed in November. Celebrate at the library by spending an evening with local, awardwinning author Leslie Tall Manning. She will discuss her recent novel, I Am Elephant, I Am Butterfly. Then participate in a fun writing activity! Auditorium
Nov. 27: NaNoWriMo Write In~ 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. ~ Drop in to Write In during our NaNoWriMo days to put pen to paper or cursor to text-end! We will provide coffee, writing resources, and a quiet space to focus and write.
Note: The Nov. 27 program will end at 4:00 p.m. Conference Room
Nov. 27,
Nov. 28-29:
The Library will close at 6 p.m., November 27, and remain closed November 28 and November 29 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen November 30 at 9 a.m.
Nov. 30: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-4:45 p.m. ~ They Shall Not Grow Old ~ Director Peter Jackson adapted old WWI footage into movies as we see them today. See and hear WWI fighters describe in their own words their lives, their views on the war, and their hopes for the future. This movie is rated R. No one under 18 will be admitted. Auditorium

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Updated: October 29, 2019.