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 *   

May 2018 Calendar
April 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
THURSDAYS StorySeekers* ~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Ages 10-12 ~ Children develop storytelling techniques including oral storytelling, puppetry, and creative dramatics. Auditorium.
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.
May 1 & 3: 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.
May 2: iPad Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn to use their Apple iPad — basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills necessary, but an iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required.
May 2: Code Club: Course 2: Advanced*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Gain useful technology skills with the basics of programming. Learn how to create your own simple video games and websites using Scratch! Auditorium
May 3
(day 2):
 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.
May 3: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The Twin Rivers Art Association invites you to a reception and viewing for May’s Artist of the Month collection, The Silver Arts Competition of the Senior Games! Auditorium
May 5, 12, 19, & 26: 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
May 5: Meet the Author: Thomas Kies ~ 2:00-3:30 p.m. ~ Local mystery author Thomas Kies will discuss his upcoming book, Darkness Lane, the second installment of the fictitious Geneva Chase mystery series. He’ll describe his process as an author and how eastern North Carolina influences his writing. Auditorium
May 7: eBay Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 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.
May 8: Nite Owls Book Club*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s evening book club will discuss The Lying Game by Ruth Ware. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
May 8: World of eBooks*~ 6:30-8:00 p.m. ~ Learn how to download the library's eBooks from OverDrive to your smartphone, tablet, or eReader – even Kindles! No computer skills necessary. Students may bring their devices and library cards for specific questions and answers. Tutor Room
May 9: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Let’s Get Physical! ~ The library is celebrating National Physical Fitness & Sports Month with an indoor Field Day! Join us for lots of fun activities that are sure to get you moving! Auditorium
May 12, 19, & 26: 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
May 12: Facing Mortality ~ 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ~ Join us for a screening of the PBS FRONTLINE film Being Mortal based on the book by Atul Gawande. Dr. Gawande addresses the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Part 1 in a two-part series. Auditorium
May 15: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
May 16: Microsoft Word 2010*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2010: formatting, opening and saving files, graphics, and printing. Basic computer skills are required.
May 16: Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Smurfs: The Lost Village ~ Best friends Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty use a special map to guide them through the forbidden forest - an enchanted wonderland filled with magical creatures. Their adventure leads them on a course to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history! This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
May 16: Ready, Set, Write: Writer’s Workshop*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ In this active workshop, learn techniques for writing personal essays with instruction, advice, and professional feedback from writing instructor, Bob Golden. Auditorium
May 19 & 26: 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
May 21: Teen Scene*~ 6:00-7:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Restaurant Wars ~ Celebrate National Waitstaff Day while honing your skills for a summer job. Learn how to fill out an application and participate in exciting waitstaff challenges to see if you have what it takes to work in a local restaurant! Auditorium
May 23: 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.
May 23: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Game On! ~ It’s all fun and games at the library. Play board games, video games, card games, and more! This will be the last InBetween Wednesday until the fall. Auditorium
May 26: 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
May 26: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Victoria & Abdul ~ Revisit the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. This movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
May 27 Summer Hours Begin. The library will now be closed Sundays until Labor Day.
May 28 The Library will be closed in honor of Memorial Day. We will reopen at 9:00 a.m., May 29.

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Updated: May 7, 2018.