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. **No registration required.
|May 2013 Adult Calendar May 2013 Youth Calendar|
|April 25||Poetry Pizza Party! For children in grades K-5th. Must submit on original poem to the Children’s Services Department no later than April 18th. No poem, no party! Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 4:45*|
|April 25||“An Evening with Mark Twain.” Sponsored by the Friends of the New Bern Public Library. A fiery and totally fun program! Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 7:00**|
|April 29||"Let’s Talk About It –Explorations of Faith in Literature." The series concludes with Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. The discussion will be led by Willie Nelms, Sheppard Memorial Library, retired. Advanced registration is required and the book is available at the library. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 7:00*|
|May 1||Microsoft 2007 Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 2:30*|
|May 2||“Artist of the Month” Reception. May’s featured artists are the Passionate Painters. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 7:00**|
|May 5||Photography Workshop. Presented by the Coastal Photo Club members Tom McCabe and John Steady. Learn more about photography and how to take better pictures. Free and open to the public. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 3:00**|
|May 7||“Reel Readers.” Read the book, watch the movie, join the discussion! May’s featured selection is “Moneyball.” Rated PG-13 and starring Brad Pitt, the film tells the story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. Coffee and donuts will be served. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 10:00**|
|May 11||T.R.A.I.N. (Teenage Readers Active in New Bern) meeting. Registration is required. Refreshments will be served. Conference Room. 10:00*|
|May 13—May 19||Children’s Book Week. The Youth Department will be having daily drawings for free books! Stop in for more details.|
|May 13||YA Game Night! Join other teens for fun and competition! Refreshments will be served. 6:00**|
|May 14 and 16||Beginning Internet Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 10:15**|
|May 15||Kindle Basics Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 2:30*|
|May 15||Children’s Movie Day! May’s featured film is Wreck-It Ralph. Rated G, this movie is for children in grades K through 5. Light snacks will be served. Children’s Mini-Theater. 4:00**|
|May 18||“Saturday Afternoon @ The Movies.” May’s featured film is “Lincoln.” As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Starring award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” is rated PG-13. Free and open to the public. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium 2:15**|
|May 19||“Project Linus—Make A Blanket Day 2013” They say the one inexhaustible natural resource is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. Project Linus does this through the gift of new, handmade blankets and afghans lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers” Come join Rebecca and be that one person who really makes a difference. Each blanket made will go to a very deserving child to provide warmth, comfort and security. Sign up at the Circulation Desk and be sure to get a supply list! Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 2:00*|
|May 20||“Lunch ‘n Learn” with Lee Sims, author of “Hiding Gladys.” Discovering a granite deposit of epic proportions is geologist Cleo Cooper’s dream come true. She’ll be famous and be rich. And so will Gladys Walton, the owner of the valuable North Carolina property on which the deposit sits. When Gladys goes missing and a murder victim turns up in the well, Cleo works extra hard to keep her test drilling above board and on schedule. But a near-fatal accident convinces Cleo that someone is dead set on killing her, too. Cleo must race against the clock before another body is found and her dreams of fame and fortune are crushed. Ms. Mims’ book will be available for sale and autographing. Bring a brown bag lunch. Refreshments will be served. Hayden H.. Jones Auditorium. 12:00**|
|May 20||“A Novel Idea” Book Discussion Club. May’s featured novel is Wild Swans by Jung Chang. It is the story of three generations in twentieth-century China, an engrossing record of Mao's impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love. Free and open to the public. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 1:00**|
|May 20 and 22||Intermediate Internet Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 2:30*|
|May 26 & 27||The Library will be closed May 26 and 27 in honor of Memorial Day.|
|May 29||Facebook 101 Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 2:30*|
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