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 *   

January 2019 Calendar
February 2019 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.
Jan. 28: Teen Scene*~ 6:00-7:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Learn more about this growing problem in our country from Tricia Brien with True Justice International. She will share information on how to identify, report, and prevent human trafficking to protect yourself and others. Register today and become part of the good fight! Auditorium
Jan. 29:  Crazy 8s Math Club*~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Join our crazy 8s club where you’ll have 8 weeks to build stuff, run and jump, create music & make a mess. It’s more fun than math has ever been before! Registration required by January 4. Auditorium
Jan. 30: Wellness & Empowerment in Life & Living (WELL)*~ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Join us each week to explore a wide range of skills for a successful life including building a support system, stress management, conflict resolution, developing meaningful relationships, and much more! Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 16-part series. Auditorium
Jan. 30: 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.
Feb. 4: 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.
Feb. 4: Let’s Talk About It: Law & Literature*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ Our spring series begins with A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines. East Carolina University’s Frank Deena will be leading the discussion surrounding the death sentence of a black man wrongfully convicted of killing a white man during a botched robbery. Auditorium
Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26: Crazy 8s Math Club*~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Join our Crazy 8s Club where you’ll have 8 weeks to build stuff, run and jump, create music, and make a mess. It’s more fun than math has ever been before! Registration is closed to new participants at this time. Auditorium
Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27: Wellness & Empowerment in Life & Living (WELL)*~ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Join us each week to explore a wide range topics for a successful life including building a support system, stress management, overcoming trauma, developing meaningful relationships, and much more! Auditorium
Feb. 7: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The Twin Rivers Art Association and Delta Sigma Theta are celebrating Black History Month with the works of Se’rah Cheatham. Join us for a reception and viewing of her paintings. Auditorium
Feb. 9, 16, & 23: 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. Note: No class will be held February 2. Auditorium
Feb. 9: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-5:15 p.m. ~ Black Panther ~ T’Challa returns home to Wakanda as the new King following the death of his father. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country's natural resources to fund an uprising. This movie is rated PG-13. Auditorium
Feb. 11: Teen Scene*~ 6:00-7:30 p.m. ~ Grades 6-12 ~ Join members of the CarolinaEast Emergency Medical Services team as they set the beat for a healthy heart during American Heart Month. Learn simple tips for keeping your heart healthy and how you can even save a heart. Your heart is in your hands, so keep it beating strong! Auditorium
Feb. 12 & 14: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class designed to introduce new computer users to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills necessary.
Feb. 12, 19 & 26: Crazy 8s Math Club*~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Join our Crazy 8s Club where you’ll have 8 weeks to build stuff, run and jump, create music, and make a mess. It’s more fun than math has ever been before! Registration is closed to new participants at this time. Auditorium
Feb. 12: Nite Owls Book Club*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s evening book club will discuss The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Conference Room
Feb. 13, 20 & 27: Wellness & Empowerment in Life & Living (WELL)*~ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Join us each week to explore a wide range topics for a successful life including building a support system, stress management, overcoming trauma, developing meaningful relationships, and much more! Auditorium
Feb. 13:  Android Tablets*~ 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 (except Kindle Fire) is required.
Feb. 13: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Peculiar Presidents ~ Think you know a lot about our presidents? Let’s learn some new, offbeat, and zany facts together as we get ready to celebrate President’s Day on February 18! Auditorium
Feb. 12 & 14: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class designed to introduce new computer users to the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills necessary.
Feb. 16 & 23: 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. Note: No class will be held February 2. Auditorium
Feb. 19 & 26: Crazy 8s Math Club*~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Join our Crazy 8s Club where you’ll have 8 weeks to build stuff, run and jump, create music, and make a mess. It’s more fun than math has ever been before! Registration is closed to new participants at this time. Auditorium
Feb. 19: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Feb. 19:  Birdfeeders Au Naturale*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ Make backyard birdfeeders out of pinecones and birdseed or other nature-based hanging holders. Auditorium
Feb. 20 & 27: Wellness & Empowerment in Life & Living (WELL)*~ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Join us each week to explore a wide range topics for a successful life including building a support system, stress management, overcoming trauma, developing meaningful relationships, and much more! Auditorium
Feb. 20: Microsoft Word*~ 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.
Feb. 20: Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-5:45 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Christopher Robin ~ Winnie the Pooh ventures into London to help his favorite little boy, who is now a middle-aged man, rediscover the joys of life. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Feb. 23: 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. Note: No class will be held February 2. Auditorium
Feb. 25: Basic Sign Language I*~ 2:30-4:30 p.m. ~ The 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
Feb. 25: Let’s Talk About It: Law & Literature*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ Law & Literature continues with maritime law, capital punishment, and basic human rights in Billy Budd by Herman Melville. Nick Halpern from NC State University will be leading the discussion. Auditorium
Feb. 19 & 26: Crazy 8s Math Club*~ 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Join our Crazy 8s Club where you’ll have 8 weeks to build stuff, run and jump, create music, and make a mess. It’s more fun than math has ever been before! Registration is closed to new participants at this time. Auditorium
Feb. 20 & 27:  Wellness & Empowerment in Life & Living (WELL)*~ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Join us each week to explore a wide range topics for a successful life including building a support system, stress management, overcoming trauma, developing meaningful relationships, and much more! Auditorium
Feb. 27: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Snow Daze ~ Enjoy an afternoon of winter-related activities and crafts while sipping yummy hot chocolate! Auditorium

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Updated: January 28, 2019.