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.   

July 2017 Calendar
June 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.
June 28: 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.
June 29: Acoustic Coffeehouse ~ 6:30-8:00 p.m. ~ Beat the summer heat and come chill with the laid-back top 40 tunes of acoustic guitarist Aaron Davenport. Auditorium
July 1, 8, & 15: 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 spirit for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held on July 22 or 29. Auditorium
July 3: Big Build-Off*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Team up with friends to build edible roller coasters, bridges, skyscrapers, etc.! Auditorium
July 4: The Library will be closed in celebration of INDEPENDENCE DAY.
July 5: Code Your Way to a Better World*~ 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Learn the basics of computer programming and game-making skills to design a better world. Auditorium
July 6: Code Your Way to a Better World*~ 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-2 ~ Learn the basics of computer programming and game-making skills to design a better world. Auditorium
July 6: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The library welcomes Twin Rivers Art Association for the July Artist of the Month exhibit. Join us for a reception and a viewing of the members’ works. Auditorium
July 1, 8, & 15: 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 spirit for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held on July 22 or 29. Auditorium
July 8: Family Movie Day*~ 2:30-4:45 p.m. ~ Queen of Katwe ~ All Ages ~ Follow Ugandan prodigy Phiona Mutesi from the slums of Katwe to the upper echelons of the chess world. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
July 10: Movie Day*~ 4:00-6:30 p.m. ~ Rogue One ~ Grades 6-12 ~ A group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star. This movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
July 11 & 13: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class. The class is designed for new computer users to introduce the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills required.
July 11: An Evening with Randy Foster ~ 6:30-8:00 p.m. ~ Come join the discussion and share your thoughts and concerns about “fake news” and media bias with the editor of our local Sun Journal. Auditorium
July 12: eBay Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ This class covers the eBay auction site, with an emphasis on finding items, selling items, PayPal, and security issues. Basic computer skills are required, but an eBay account is not needed.
July 11 & 13: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class. The class is designed for new computer users to introduce the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills required.
July 13: Building a Better YOU!*~ 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Learn physical fitness, self-defense, discipline, & personal growth with Kingdom Karate. Auditorium
July 14: Pawfect Pet Treats*~ 2:00-3:00 p.m. ~ Learn to make delicious, homemade, no-bake treats for your furbabies. Auditorium
July 1, 8, & 15: 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 spirit for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Note: No class will be held on July 22 or 29. Auditorium
July 15: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-4:45 p.m. ~ A Dog’s Purpose ~ Follow a dog as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over multiple lifetimes, he once again encounters the man who had rescued him decades ago. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
July 17: 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.
July 17: “Heeling Our World”*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Join Arts to End Genocide to make KLEM shoes and learn about afflictions related to being shoeless in Africa. Auditorium
July 18: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ This month the group will discuss Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen. Conference Room
July 18: Basic Sign Language I*~ 6:30-7:45 p.m. ~ The class will cover fingerspelling, numbers, greetings, and basic signs. No prior sign experience required. Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing are welcome. Conference Room
July 19: Block Party*~ 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Join us for brick building, friend making, and discovery! Auditorium
July 20: Last day to submit entries for Picture a Better World Amateur Photography Contest. See contest application (online or at the Reference Desk) for details.
July 20: The Insane Science of Fairyland*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Enter a land where science and storytelling collide. Auditorium
July 21: Recycled Art*~ 2:00-3:30 p.m. ~ Learn to make creative art with things from around your home. Supplies provided. Auditorium
July 22: Litterati with Sound Rivers* ~ 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ~ Discover how to use the Litterati app, pick up litter, and use data to identify troubles. Bring a water bottle, gloves, and a smartphone. Auditorium
July 22: R.E.A.D.*~ 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Register for a 15-minute session to cuddle with and R.E.A.D. to Frankie or Pepper, our attentive 4-footed friends. Youth Services Department
July 24: Build a Better You*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Learn basic pottery skills as a form of relaxation and reward with an artist from New Bern Arts & Wellness. Auditorium
July 26: Hip Hop, Don’t Stop!*~ 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Get the Pointe Dance Studio will teach the latest and greatest in hip hop! Auditorium
July 26: Hip Hop, Don’t Stop!*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-2 ~Get the Pointe Dance Studio will teach the latest and greatest in hip hop! Auditorium
July 26: iPad Basics*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn to use basic functions, apps, and eBooks on their iPad. No computer skills are necessary, but an iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required.
July 27: Picture a Better World Amateur Photography Contest ~ 2:00-3:30 p.m. ~ Photographs will be judged by library staff. Submit entries by July 20. See contest application (online or at the Reference Desk) for details. Conference Room.
July 28: Grow a Better World*~ 2:00-3:00 p.m. ~ Master Gardener Rebecca Lucas will discuss climate-adapted gardening in eastern North Carolina. Auditorium
July 29: Children’s Movie Day*~ 2:30-4:15 p.m. ~ Home ~ Grades K-5 ~ Follow the adventures of a young girl separated from her mother and a misfit alien. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
July 31: Build a Better Team*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Work with your team to complete impossible challenges. Auditorium

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Updated: May 30, 2017.