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 *   

October 2018 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
NO STORY HOUR during the Summer Reading Program.
THURSDAYS StorySeekers* ~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Ages 10-12 ~ Children develop storytelling techniques including oral storytelling, puppetry, and creative dramatics. Auditorium.
NO STORYSEEKERS during the Summer Reading Program.
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. 6, 13, & 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.
Note: No class will be held on October 20. Auditorium
Oct. 8: Microsoft Publisher 2010*~2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ This class deals with the Microsoft desktop publishing program, Publisher. Students will learn: basic functions, graphics, printing, and creating a flyer. Basic computer skills are required.
Oct. 8: Let’s Talk About It: Beyond the Battlefield: Alternative Views of War*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ Our series continues with The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea by James Brady, which portrays the quick education to maturity and command of a foot soldier during the Korean War. Independent Scholar Willie Nelms will be leading the discussion. Auditorium
Oct. 9 & 11: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class designed for new computer users to introduce the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills necessary.
Oct. 9, 16, 23, & 30: Crazy 8s Math Club: Season 2*~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ We’re adding to the fun and games with Math Club Season 2. Build stuff! Run and jump! Create music and make a mess. Math will never be the same! This program required pre-registration and is closed to new participants at this time. Auditorium
Oct. 9: Nite Owls Book Club*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s evening book club will discuss Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Oct. 9: World of eBooks*~6:30-7:45 p.m. ~ Learn how to download the library’s eBooks from OverDrive to your smart phone, tablet, or eReader. No computer skills necessary. Students may bring devices and library cards for specific questions and answers. Tutor Room
Oct. 10: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Playing with Science: Get Slimed! ~ Get slimy with us as we explore science by creating our own unique cups of slime. Will yours be the prettiest, the grossest, or the best-sounding slime? Auditorium
Oct. 11: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class designed for new computer users to introduce the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills necessary.
Oct. 13, & 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.
Note: No class will be held on October 20. Auditorium
Oct. 15: Teen Scene*~ 6:00-7:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ It’s October and Halloween is right around the corner. Join us for a night of fun with a movie and refreshments. Call the library for movie title or more information. Registration required; call 252-638-7815.
Oct. 16: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion which was postponed from September. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Oct. 9, 16, 23, & 30: Crazy 8s Math Club: Season 2*~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ We’re adding to the fun and games with Math Club Season 2. Build stuff! Run and jump! Create music and make a mess. Math will never be the same! This program required pre-registration and is closed to new participants at this time. Auditorium
Oct. 17:  Android Tablet Basics*~2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Learn to use your Android tablet—basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills necessary, but an Android tablet (any except Kindle Fire) is required.
Oct. 17:  Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Igor ~ A hunchbacked lab assistant dreams of becoming a mad scientist. This hilarious animated twist on the classic monster movie is must see fun! This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Oct. 20: Find a Grave(TM) ~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ Join the Friends of the Library for their fall program celebrating Family History Month. Mark West, a retired public librarian, will discuss the Find A Grave(TM) website and demonstrate search strategies for locating individual graves in the database. The presentation will be followed by a reception honoring the Friends 50th anniversary. Auditorium
Oct. 22: 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 necessary, but a Kindle Fire (any version) or Fire Phone is required.
Oct. 23, & 30: Crazy 8s Math Club: Season 2*~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ We’re adding to the fun and games with Math Club Season 2. Build stuff! Run and jump! Create music and make a mess. Math will never be the same! This program required pre-registration and is closed to new participants at this time. Auditorium
Oct. 24: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ What’s On My Plate? ~ Are your taste buds up for a challenge? Can you identify that taste? Compete yourself or cheer on your friends… either way you’re sure to have a blast! Auditorium
Oct. 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.
Note: No class will be held on October 20. Auditorium
Oct. 27: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-5:15 p.m. ~ Murder on the Orient Express ~ Can the greatest detective of his time solve a murder on a trans-European train ride before the killer strikes again? This 2017 remake of an Agatha Christie novel is rated PG-13. Auditorium
Oct. 29:  Let’s Talk About It: Beyond the Battlefield: Alternative Views of War*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ In the powerful novel The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, a young man is rescued by a beautiful woman who disappears only to reappear on trial for Nazi war crimes in his adult life. Independent Scholar Susan Schmidt will be speaking. Auditorium
Oct. 30: Crazy 8s Math Club: Season 2*~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ We’re adding to the fun and games with Math Club Season 2. Build stuff! Run and jump! Create music and make a mess. Math will never be the same! This program required pre-registration and is closed to new participants at this time. Auditorium
Oct. 30: Franken-Flick ~ 6:30-8:15 p.m. ~ Young Frankenstein ~ For the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication, come watch the 1974 comedy version of Mary Shelley’s timeless classic. A scientist completes his grandfather’s experiments to reanimate a corpse. For a little added fun, come dressed as the monster! This PG movie is recommended for audiences age 10 and older. Auditorium

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Updated: October 2, 2018.