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.   

April 2017 Calendar
March 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.
March 29: 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 necessary, but a Kindle Fire (any version) or Fire Phone is required.
April 1, 8, 22, & 29: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Come learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through 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. Note: No class on April 15. Auditorium
April 2: Mark Twain Stories ~ 3:00-4:00 p.m. ~ The Friends of the Library will hold their annual business meeting prior to their spring program. Then enjoy Bill Hand, popular local reporter and actor, perform several selections from the writings of Mark Twain. Auditorium
April 3: Facebook 101*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn about the social networking site, Facebook—finding friends, liking pages, and security issues. Basic computer skills are required, but a Facebook account is not needed.
April 3: Teen Scene*~ 6:00-8:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ April is National Poetry Month! Find your inner poet through a variety of activities. If you haven’t caught the poetry bug yet, you can catch it here! Auditorium
April 8: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-5:15 p.m. ~ Ben-Hur (2016) ~ A Jewish prince seeks revenge against an old friend who falsely accused him of a crime. The two end up competing against each other in a violent chariot race. The movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
April 9-15 National Library Week
April 10: Let’s Talk About It: Imagining the Future*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ Our fourth book discussion features the classic sci-fi book, The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth. Tonight’s visiting scholar will be Jose Ocana from Campbell University. Auditorium
April 11 & 13: 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’s online catalog. No computer skills are required.
April 11: Financial Aid Workshop ~ 6:00-7:00 p.m. ~ Will you or your child be attending a community college or university in the fall? If so, applying for financial aid can be confusing. Let us help you with your FAFSA application! Auditorium
April 11: Basic Sign Language*~ 6:30-7:45 ~ This class will cover fingerspelling, numbers, greetings, and basic signs. No prior sign language experience is required. Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing are welcome. Conference Room
April 12: iPad Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn how to use their iPad—basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills necessary, but an iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required.
April 12: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ PoetryPalooza! ~ Learn more about well-loved children’s poets while we write, create, and share our own poems. Auditorium
April 11 & 13: 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’s online catalog. No computer skills are required.
April 14-16 The library will be closed. We will reopen on Monday, April 17 at 9 a.m.
April 18: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ This month the group will discuss Gaga by local author, Leslie Tall Manning. Conference Room
April 19: 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 my bring your own Windows 10 device or use a library laptop.
April 19: Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-5:45 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ The BFG ~ When Sophie meets the Big Friendly Giant, they embark on a magical adventure. Unfortunately not all giants are good, and the two must convince the Queen to help get rid of the man-eating giants who threaten the world! This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
April 19: 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
April 20: YA Graphic Novel Club*~ 6:00-7:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Have you ever wanted to start collecting comics and graphic novels, but don’t know where to start? Come explore how to store your single issues properly and discuss terminology to help navigate the comic-collecting landscape. Conference Room
April 21: Get Fit Friday ~ 10:30-11:30 a.m. ~ Let’s talk about nutrition and fitness! Join certified trainer, Randi Burke, to learn how to feel better and have more energy. Auditorium
April 24: 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 necessary, but an Android tablet is required.
April 25: Parenting Resources Workshop ~ 12:00-1:00 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. ~ Are you interested in learning more about resources and opportunities for Craven County parents & children? If so, this workshop is for you. Auditorium
April 27: Poetry Pizza!*~ 5:00-6:00 pm ~ Grades K-5 ~ Submit an original poem by Thursday, April 20 to get an invitation to our annual pizza party along with a copy of the Poetry Pizza book. No poem, no pizza! Auditorium
April 29: Legos, Literacy, & Lunch*~ 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Do you love Legos? Join us for brick-building, friend-making, and discovery with Legos, Duplos, and MegaBlocks. Bring your own set or build with “Hour” supply blocks and accessories. Lunch will be provided! Auditorium

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