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 *   

July 2019 Calendar
August 2019 Calendar
TUESDAYS Preschool Storysteps will resume in September.
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 After August 2, T.O.T.S. will resume in September.
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.
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
Aug. 1: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The August exhibit will feature works by the Coastal Photo Club. Please join us for a reception and viewing of their photography. Auditorium
Aug. 2:  Far Out Flicks ~ Fridays ~ Bring a snack and join us for our last two out of this world movies during Summer Reading. Auditorium
10:00-11:50 a.m. ~ Lego Movie 2 ~ PG
2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Flight of the Navigator ~ PG
Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31: 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
Aug. 10, 17, 24, & 31: 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
Aug. 12, 19, & 26: Wellness & Empowerment in Life & Living (WELL)*~ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Join us each week to explore a wide range of topics for a successful life including building a support system, stress management, overcoming trauma, developing meaningful relationships, and much more! Conference Room
Aug. 12 & 26: Craven Chess Players*~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. ~ Ages 8 and older ~ 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
Aug. 13: Nite Owls Book Club*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s evening book club will discuss The Paris Orphan by Natasha Lester through an Advanced Reader’s book kit provided by the Book Club Cookbook. Conference Room
Aug. 16, 17 & 18: The Friends of the Library Big Book Sale will be held at the J. Murphy Smith Center at 508 Middle Street.
Hours:
Aug. 16 & 17: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Aug. 18: 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m.
Aug. 17, 24, & 31: 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
Aug. 17: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Chappaquiddick ~ 50 years ago, Ted Kennedy drove his vehicle off a bridge resulting in the death of his passenger. This dramatization retells the scandal that changed the presidential landscape for decades. This movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
Aug. 19, & 26:  Wellness & Empowerment in Life & Living (WELL)*~ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Join us each week to explore a wide range of topics for a successful life including building a support system, stress management, overcoming trauma, developing meaningful relationships, and much more! Conference Room
Aug. 20:  River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Aug. 23: Color My World ~ 2:00-3:00 p.m. ~ Drop in to relax your mind and refresh your soul at our adult coloring session. Coloring sheets celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and colored pencils will be provided or feel free to bring your own favorite supplies. Auditorium
Aug. 24, & 31: 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
Aug. 24: Women’s Self-Defense*~ 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ~ A world champion & Olympic taekwondo instructor from Empower Taekwondo will teach you how to protect yourself in the event of a physical attack. Please wear comfortable clothing for easy mobility as you practice the techniques. *Note: Girls ages 16 & 17 may register if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Auditorium
Aug. 26:  Wellness & Empowerment in Life & Living (WELL)*~ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Join us each week to explore a wide range of topics for a successful life including building a support system, stress management, overcoming trauma, developing meaningful relationships, and much more! Conference Room
Aug. 12 & 26: Craven Chess Players*~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. ~ Ages 8 and older ~ 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
Aug. 26:  Let’s Talk About It: Picturing America: Places in the Heart*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The new series will explore relationships to where we live, our sense of home, and connection to community. Travel to a declining mill town in Maine with Richard Russo’s Empire Falls. In this first session Michelle Manning from UNC Wilmington will join us to lead the discussion. Auditorium
Aug. 31: 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

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Updated: July 26, 2019.