>January Happenings at the New Bern-Craven County Library

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400 Johnson Street
New Bern, NC
252-638-7807
*Registration required.
** Open to the public. No registration required.

January 4: “Artist of the Month Reception.” January’s featured artist is the Coastal Photo Club. The event is free and open to the Pubic. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 7:00**

January 9: “A Novel Idea” Book Discussion Club. This month’s selection is “Singer of An Empty Day,” by New Bern author Flora Ann Scearce. Born at the turn of the twentieth century, Selena “Sippy” Wright lives in North Carolina’s Great Smokies, with her parents. After a fire destroys the family’s cabin, they go to live with Sippy’s Grandmother and her youngest three children. While life on Utah Mountain is hard, the family struggles and survives together. The book club is free and open to the public. Conference Room. 1:00**

January 9 and 11: Intermediate Internet Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 2:15*

January 10 and 12: Beginning Internet Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 10:15*

January 10: “Lunch ‘n Learn.” Come meet local author Tom Lewis, author of “Sunday’s Child,” as he presents his latest work, “Chains,” the story of the slaves of Dunwoodie Plantation. Tom’s books will be available for purchase and autographing. Bring a brown bag lunch. Desserts and beverages will be served. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 12:00**

January 16: The Library will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

January 17 and 18: The Library will be closed for sprinkler system maintenance.

January 21: “The Occupation: One Woman’s View.” Alma Gibbons, a fifth generation New Bernian and character interpreter for Tryon Palace, reminisces about her privileged life as a young woman before the war and the hardships endured by civilians during the occupation and beyond. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 2:00**

January 23: “Imagining War,” the first session of the “Let’s Talk About It” Book discussion series. The readings for this evening include “March” by Geraldine Brooks and “America’s War Anthology Part I.” Dr. Gerald Prokopowitz, Chair of the History Department at ECU will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Books are available at the library. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 7:00*

January 24 and 26: Beginning Internet Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 10:15*

January 25: “Facebook” Computer Class. Advanced registration is required. Conference Room. 2:15*

January 28: “Saturday Afternoon at the Movies.” This month’s feature film is “Little Women,” the story of the March sisters living and growing in post-Civil War America. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Hayden H. Jones Auditorium. 2:00**

Submitted by: Sue Payne, New Bern-Craven County Library

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