Events at New Bern - Craven County Public Library

Children's Programs 

Early Literacy Storytime - Online
It's time to put on those heavy coats, hats, scarfs, gloves, or mittens if you choose...Friends, it's cold outside!! Miss Pam reads, with permission from Penguin Random House, The Mitten, an Ukrainian folktale adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett. Then move and sing along as we share the song, "Hats, Coats, Pants, and Shoes." Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine." View it here!

TOTs (Time Out for Toddlers) (18 months—36 months)
Fridays at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Warm up in our Children's mini theater every Friday. This month will be wintery tales, music and movement, and wonderful rhymes.

Preschool Storysteps (3-5 years)
Tuesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Join Ms Pam and Buddy Bunny.as we ring in the New Year with stories and songs. Held in the Children’s Mini Theater.


Kidz Story Stretchers (Grades K-2)
Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Join us every Thursday this New Year for an hour of storytelling and crafts that willl warm up your winter. Meets in the Children's Mini Theater. Registration is required. 


BOOK-A-TIVITIES (Grades 3-5)
It's the most wonderful time of the year with books and interactive S.T.E.A.M. activities. Every Wednesday  at 4:30 p.m. Meets in the New Bern Library auditorium.
Registration is required.

For more information or to register for programs, call 252-638-7815 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Book Clubs

Rather Be Reading Book Club
Rather Be Reading is the new fiction book club at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library. Rather Be Reading mets every third Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Read More.

Fundamentals Nonfiction Book Club
The New Bern-Craven County Public Library is introducing a NEW in-person book club called Fundamentals that will focus on nonfiction work. It mets every third Thursday at 11 a.m. in the New Bern conference room. Read More.

Coming in February 2022
Diverse Voices: An Equity & Inclusion Book Club - Online on Facebook. Read More


Terrific Titles - Grades 3-5
Meets every other Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
in the New Bern Library Conference Room. Read More.

Page Turners
- Graphic Novel Book Club for Grades 6-8
Meets every other Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Advance registration is required. Read More.

Family Programs

There Be Dragons! Celebrate Appreciate a Dragon Day
Postponed
Make a flapping night fury.​ Evolve dragon-type flextangles.​ Get sorted into your dragon tribe.​ Decorate your own dragon egg.​ Will there be dragons?​
Find a book series with dragon characters ​that lets your imagination take wing! Register at the New Bern Reference Desk, call 252-638-7807 ​or email NThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..​


Adult Programs

Still the Body, Still the Mind
Friday, January 28 at 11 a.m.
Join us at the New Bern - Craven County Library for a relaxing meditation to bring the body and mind to stillness, then a gentle stretch for the body, followed by a book discussion as we browse through a selection of inspirational favorites to stretch the mind, energize your spirit, and nurture your soul. Read More.


Universe
of Knowledge with Universal Class

Monday, January 31 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Do you want to further your career? Sharpen your skills? Learn a new hobby? Learn how to get this FREE EDUCATION using your Craven-Pamlico Regional Library Card. Register by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the New Bern Library Reference Desk at 252-638-7807. Read More.

Freedman's Bank Records
Monday, February 28 at 7 p.m. - online
Join Diane L. Richard, owner of MosaicRPM and editor of the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal as she discusses the Freedman's Bank, why it existed, the records that survive, what juicy gems they include, and where to find them. Register for this online webinar at the New Bern Library's Kellenberger Room desk, by calling 252-638-7818, or email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..