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.   

January 2017 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
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.
Jan. 1-
Jan 2:
The Library will be closed Sunday, January 1, and Monday, January 2, in celebration of the New Year.
Jan. 4: Windows 10*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ 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.
Jan. 5: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The Library welcomes Katherine Wiggs as the Artist of the Month for January. Join us for a reception and a viewing of her work. Auditorium
Jan. 7: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Come learn the benefits of better balance and circulation though this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirt. The easy to duplicate steps allow for participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
Jan. 7: Meet the Author ~ 1:00-2:30 p.m. ~ Come meet local author and educator, Dr. Betty Minus-Murrell, as she presents inspiring lessons and strategies from her book, Unbogus: Living the Authentic Life.  She will be discussing her motivation in writing this book and how it can be a beginning for more successful interactions this New Year.  Auditorium
Jan. 10: eBay Basics*~ 6:30-7:45 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.
Jan. 11: iPad Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn how to use their iPad for basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills are required, but an iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required.
Jan. 11:  InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ I Survived...Would You? ~ Test your survival skills with activities and challenges inspired by this popular series. Earthquakes, volcanoes, sharks and more await you! Auditorium
Jan. 14: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Come learn the benefits of better balance and circulation though this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirt. The easy to duplicate steps allow for participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
Jan. 16: The Library will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday.
Jan. 17 & Jan. 19:  Beginning Internet*~ 10:15-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class. The 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.
Jan. 17: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ This month the group will discuss All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Conference Room
Jan. 18: Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ This month join us for Norm of the North. An oddball polar bear named Norm is outraged when he learns that humans are planning to build condos in his Arctic home. He and three lemming pals decide to go to NYC to confront the real estate developers. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Jan. 18: Kindle Fire Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ This class will cover the basics of the Kindle Fire tablet – basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills are required, but a Kindle Fire (any version) or Fire Phone is required.
Jan. 18: Ready, Set, Write: Writer’s Workshop*~ 6:30-8:30 p.m. ~ Join other new writers for an active workshop filled with writing exercises and beginning tips with writing instructor, Bob Golden. Auditorium
Jan. 17 & Jan. 19: Beginning Internet*~ 10:15-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class. The 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.
Jan. 19: YA Graphic Novel Club*~ 6:00-7:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ This month we will be discussing canon and continuity — the link between worlds. Conference Room
Jan. 21: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Come learn the benefits of better balance and circulation though this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirt. The easy to duplicate steps allow for participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
Jan. 21: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 2:15-4:15 p.m. ~ Featuring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg, the movie Florence Foster Jenkins tells a true story about the worst singer trying to be an opera star and the encouraging people and audiences that embraced her attempts. This movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
Jan. 23: Facebook 101*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ 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.
Jan. 23: YA Teen Scene*~ 6:00-8:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Happy New Year Everywhere: A Cultural Celebration ~ Experience different customs and discover games, foods, and crafts that make New Year’s special all over the world. Auditorium
Jan. 25: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Weird But True! ~ Think you can tell the difference between fact and fiction? Join us for a fun and engaging afternoon as we explore the unbelievable. Auditorium
Jan. 29: Drew Hodges: On Broadway*~ 3:00-4:00 p.m. ~ Sponsored by the English Speaking Union and the Friends of the Library. Drew Hodges, author of On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution, discusses his book which offers a behind the curtains look at the marketing and stars of Broadway’s biggest shows. Must have a ticket to attend. Free tickets available at the Circulation Desk beginning January 13. Auditorium
Jan. 30: Android Tablets*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Learn how to use your Android Tablet – Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy, or other Android device (except Kindle fire). The class will also cover eBooks. No computer skills are required, but an Android Tablet is needed.

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Updated: December 28, 2016.