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.   

May 2016 Calendar
April 28: Poetry Pizza!* ~ 5:00-6:00 pm ~ Grades K-5 ~ Submit an original poem by Thursday Apr 14 to get an invitation to our annual pizza party along with a copy of the Poetry Pizza book. No poem, no pizza! Auditorium
May 2: Let’s Talk About It*- Mysteries: Clues to Who We Are ~ 7:00-8:30 pm ~ Join us for our concluding program of this series. Jose Ocana, Campbell University, will lead the discussion of The Last Child, by John Hart. Auditorium
May 5: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 pm ~ This month will showcase a variety of artwork from the Silver Arts of the Neuse River Senior Games. Please join us for a reception and showing of these amazing pieces. Auditorium
May 7: TLC* ~ 10:00-11:00 am ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Monthly meeting of the Teen Library Council. Members plan, promote, and help out in the library. Participants apply for membership in this group. Conference Room
May 9: Windows 10* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ Learn how to navigate the Windows10 operating system – pinning, opening and moving tiles, and shut down. Basic computer skills are required. A Windows 10 laptop or tablet is required.
May 10 & 12: Beginning Internet* ~ 10:15-11:30 am ~ This is a 2-day class. This 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.
May 11: iPad Basics* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ Students will learn how to use their iPad – basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills are required, but an iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required.
May 11: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays* ~ 4:00-5:30 pm ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Hour of Code. Learn the basics of computer science with drag and drop programming. We will be using web-based, game-like self-directed tutorials created by Code.org. Try your hand at creating online using popular characters. Auditorium
May 10 & 12: Beginning Internet* ~ 10:15-11:30 am ~ This is a 2-day class. This 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.
May 14: Food at Sea from Ancient to Modern Times with Simon Spalding ~ 2:00-4:00 pm ~ Come enjoy a wonderful afternoon at sea with author, Simon Spalding! Travel back in time and hear tantalizing stories of maritime culinary history from the Vikings to modern cruise ships. Simon will illustrate his book with poems and songs spanning the centuries. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and copies of his book will be available for purchase.
May 16: Facebook 101* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ 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.
May 16: Teen Scene* ~ 4:30-6:00~ Grades 6-12 ~ Spring Movie Day. Come watch The Last Unicorn. An evil king plots to destroy all the world’s unicorns. One young unicorn leaves the safety of her protected forest to embark on a long and dangerous journey with one goal: to defeat the King and save the unicorns from extinction. This movie is rated G. Auditorium.
May 17: New Bern River Readers Book Club* ~ 1:00-2:00 pm ~
We will be discussing Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See this month. Conference Room
May 18: Children’s Movie Day* ~ 4:00-5:45 pm ~ Grades K-5 ~ Join us for a viewing of The Peanuts Movie. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his arch nemesis, The Red Baron. This movie is rated G. Auditorium
May 19: Graphic Novel Club* ~ 6:00-7:00 pm ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Join us for our final session until September. Enjoy an open discussion with your friends of everything graphic novels. To Be Continued… Conference Room
May 23: Kindle Fire Basics* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ 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.
May 25: Microsoft Word 2010* ~ 2:30-4:00 pm Students will learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2010: formatting, opening and saving files, graphics, and printing. Basic computer skills are required.
May 25: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays* ~ 4:00-5:30pm ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Game Day! @ the Library Put on your game face and join us for the last program of the school year! Enjoy cards, board games, video games, and more! Auditorium
May 28: Saturday Afternoon at the Movies ~ 2:15-4:15 pm ~ May’s feature film is The Intern. Robert deNiro and Anne Hathaway are intern and boss in this new light comedy. This movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
May 29: The Library begins its summer hours and begins closing on Sundays. We will resume Sundays beginning September 11.
May 30: The Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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Updated: April 28, 2016.