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 *   

February 2020 Calendar
January 2020 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. 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
Feb 3: 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. 3: LTAI: The Journey Inward: Women’s Autobiographies*~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ In our first Let’s Talk About It session of the spring, dive into the Jackson, Mississippi childhood of Eudora Welty as she describes her memories of growing up and developing into a prolific writer. Independent Scholar Willie Nelms will lead this discussion on One Writer’s Beginnings. Auditorium
Feb. 4 & 6: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class 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.
Feb. 5: Say It with a Valentine*~ 1:00-4:00 p.m. ~ Ages 12 and older ~ Join the Friends of the Library to make handmade Valentine’s Day cards. Participants can make cards to keep and to share with a local assisted living facility. Auditorium
Feb. 5: Joy of Writing*~ 6:30-8:00 p.m. ~ Join instructor Charles Wright for creative writing exercises and support during this monthly workshop for aspiring writers. Auditorium
Feb. 4 & 6: Beginning Internet*~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a 2-day class 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.
Feb 6: Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The Twin Rivers Art Association and Delta Sigma Theta invite you to celebrate Black History Month with a reception and viewing of artwork by Rev. Bobbie Simmons, Sr. Auditorium
Feb. 8, 15, 22, & 29:  Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Gain 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
Feb. 10 & 24: 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
Feb. 10: iPhone Basics*~2:30-4:00 p.m. ~ Learn how to use your Apple iPhone (any generation) including: contacts, apps, phone, and eBooks. No computer skills necessary, but an iPhone is required.
Feb. 11: Nite Owls Book Club*~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s evening book club will discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Feb. 12: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Winter Games: A Celebration of Olympic Proportions ~ Why wait until 2022 when you can participate in our very own library winter games and earn a medal now. Let the games begin! Auditorium
Feb. 15, 22, & 29: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Gain 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
Feb. 17: The Library will be closed for President's Day and for Staff Development.
Feb. 18: River Readers Book Club*~ 1:00-2:00 p.m. ~ The group will discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time. Conference Room
Feb. 19: Children’s Movie Day*~ 4:00-6:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ The Lion King ~ A young lion, after growing up under the care of a friendly warthog and meerkat, returns to reclaim the throne that was taken from him and his father by his deceitful uncle. This movie is rated PG. Auditorium
Feb. 22, & 29: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Gain 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
Feb. 22: Saturday @ the Movies ~ 3:00-4:45 p.m. ~ Get Out ~ In recognition of both Valentines Day and Black History Month, this Academy-award winning movie features an interracial couple that decides it’s time to meet the parents. The comedic uneasiness turns dark as an evil plot by her family is uncovered. This movie is rated R. No one under 18 will be admitted. Auditorium
Feb. 24: 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
Feb. 24: LTAI: The Journey Inward: Women’s Autobiographies* ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ Join us and guest lecturer Rebecca Godwin, from Barton College, for our second installment of the series. Rise above the turmoil of life as Elinore Pruitt Stewart describes her life on the Wyoming frontier as an orphan raising eight younger siblings and then as a widow with a month old baby in Letters of a Woman Homesteader. Auditorium
Feb. 26: InBeTWEEN Wednesdays*~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5 ~ Mardi Gras for Kids ~ Learn about the many traditions surrounding this unique holiday: the delicious food, fabulous costumes, fun music, and incredible parades. Auditorium
Feb. 26: Teen Scene*~ 6:00-7:00 p.m. ~ Mardi Gras! ~ This is the last day to eat and be merry before Lent. It’s known as Carnival in Brazil but Americans call it Mardi Gras—which is French for “Fat Tuesday.” We’ll celebrate a day late, but it’s worth it for the crafts and King Cake! Auditorium
Feb. 29: Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Gain 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

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Updated: January 23, 2020.