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 *   

December 2019 Calendar
January 2020 Calendar
Children’s Weekly Programs will not be held December 22-31.
Programming will resume in January 2020.
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.
Dec. 24, 25 & 26: The Library will be CLOSED for the holidays.
Dec. 30: Teen Scene*~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Solve a Mystery! ~ Help us solve a mystery at the library with photo evidence. Come prepared to follow clues around the entire library. The team with the most correct photos wins! Rescheduled from September. Auditorium
Dec. 31: The Library will close at 6 p.m.
Jan. 1: The Library will be CLOSED for New Year's Day.
Jan. 4, 11, 18 & 25: 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 for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
Jan. 6: World of eBooks*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Learn how to download the library’s eBooks from OverDrive to your smartphone, tablet, or eReader! No computer skills necessary. Students may bring their devices and library cards for specific questions and answers. Conference Room.
Jan. 7 & 9: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class. The class is designed to introduce new computer users to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills are required. Conference Room
Jan. 8: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Kids Create ~ In celebration of Kid Inventors Day this month, we will learn about a few unique and innovative products created by our peers. Then we will put our own creative minds to work and see what we can invent! Auditorium
Jan. 8: Joy of Writing*~ 6:30-8:00 p.m. ~ Join instructor Charles Wright for creative writing exercises and support in this aspiring writers’ club meeting each month. Auditorium
Jan. 7 & 9: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class. The class is designed to introduce new computer users to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills are required. Conference Room.
Jan. 9: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The library is pleased to welcome back Maria & Janusz Sendor as our Twin Rivers Art Association’s Artists of the Month. Join us for a reception and viewing of their art work! Auditorium
Jan. 11, 18 & 25: 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 for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
Jan. 11: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Breakthrough ~ Based on the biography The Impossible, a woman prays to bring back her son from the brink of death after he drowns in an icy lake. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Jan. 13 & 27: Craven Chess Players*~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. ~ Ages 8 and older ~ Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time. Auditorium
Jan. 14: Night Owls Book Club*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s evening book club will discuss The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Jan. 15: Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-5:45 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Abominable ~ A teen and her friends must outwit some evil villains in order to take a lost Yeti home, in this animated family comedy. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Jan. 18 & 25: 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 for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
Jan. 20: The library will be CLOSED in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.
Jan. 21:  River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ This month the library’s afternoon book club will discuss House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Jan. 22: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Nailed It! ~ Try your hand at designing one of four creative snacks. Will you nail it or fail it? Either way, it will be a delicious experience! Auditorium
Jan. 22: 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 Apple iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required. Conference Room.
Jan. 25: 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 for participants of any ability or age. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium
Jan. 27:  Beginning Sign Language I*~ 2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ The class will cover fingerspelling, numbers, greetings, and basic signs. No prior sign language experience is required. Participants of all ages who are deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing are welcome. Conference Room
Jan. 27:  Craven Chess Players*~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. ~ Ages 8 and older ~ Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time. Auditorium
Jan. 29:  Teen Scene*~ 6:00-7:00 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Explore Chinese New Year! ~ It’s not too late to celebrate! Make a decoration, eat lucky foods, and discuss traditions and customs of China’s most important holiday! Auditorium

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Updated: December 27, 2019.