Adult Summer Reading Program

We had a wonderful time yesterday at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library during the Libraries Rock Adult Summer Reading Program.  We learned about different kinds of music; from classical to rock, and composers to rock bands.  We even tried our hands matching the songs to singer(s).  Congratulations to Byron Hopkins for getting them all right.  Also the Name that Tune activity was more difficult that we all had thought.  Many thanks to Mary and Claire for doing all the research and giving us tons of information to process.

Join us next week, Monday, July 30, 2018 at 1:30 pm for our next meeting.

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HURRAY! HURRAY! HURRAY!

THE HAVELOCK – CRAVEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IS OPEN TODAY!

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Update of Library closure……

Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday July 10, 2018, if the Havelock-Craven County Public Library remains closed, summer reading programs will be held in Room 118 of the Lewis S. Redd Building #305 of the Havelock campus of the Craven County Community College.

The schedule is as follows:

WEDNESDAYS

Grades Kindergarten – 2nd Grade               10:30 am

Grades 3rd  – 6th Grade                                 12:30 pm

THURSDAYS   

Preschool                                                          10:40 am

Teen program                                                     1:00 pm

MONDAYS 

Adult program                                                     1:30 pm

This schedule will continue for the month of July as long as the library building is closed.

Thank you everyone for your patience and cooperation.

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LIBRARY CLOSED

THE HAVELOCK – CRAVEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED TODAY, MONDAY, JULY 9TH, 2018 DUE TO CONTINUING AIR CONDITIONING ISSUES.  WE HOPE TO HAVE THIS RESOLVED SOON.  WE WILL BE MAKING THE DETERMINATION ON OPENING ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS.

THE ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM SCHEDULED FOR THIS AFTERNOON AT 1:30 PM IS CANCELLED.

SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS HAS CAUSED.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.

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Attention!!!! Library closing!!!!

Attention! Attention! Attention!!!

The Havelock – Craven County Public Library will be closed today, Thursday, July 5th, 2018 through Saturday, July 7, 2018 due to AC issues. Hopefully the library will reopen on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 10:00 am.

All programs are cancelled during this timeframe. Please check back for future posts.

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Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society

Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 am the group met to discuss the book, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” by author Mark Haddon.  The book is about Christopher, a fifteen-year-old boy with an autism spectrum condition, lives with his father, who has told him that his mother, Judy, died two years ago. The boy discovers the dead body of the neighbour’s dog, Wellington, speared by a garden fork. Mrs Shears, the dog’s owner, calls the police, and Christopher comes under suspicion. When a policeman touches him, he hits the policeman, and is arrested, then released with a police caution. He decides to investigate the dog’s death, despite his father’s orders to stay out of other people’s business. He is severely limited by his fears and difficulties when interpreting the world around him. Throughout his adventures, Christopher records his experiences in a book, which he calls a “murder mystery novel”. During his investigation, Christopher meets people whom he has never before encountered, even though they live on the same street, including the elderly Mrs Alexander, who informs Christopher that his mother had an affair with Mr Shears and had been with him for a long time.

We all enjoyed this book and had a lively discussion.

There was a recommendation of a book for any student heading to college in the near future.  The book, “I Am Charlotte Simmons” by author Tom Wolff is about:  Dupont University–the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America’s youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition . . . Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the uppercrust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

Our next book, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by author Jamie Ford is available for pickup at the Havelock – Craven County Public Library.  Our discussion will be on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 10:00 am.

We always welcome new members and hope to see you there!

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Adult Summer Reading Program

Adult Summer Reading Program

On June 25th, 2018, the Adult Summer Reading Program had an opportunity to learn “All About Rocks” at the Havelock – Craven County Public Library.  The presentation was very informative and we had several samples of various rocks to admire.  Thank you everyone for sharing your crystals and geodes.  As always we had wonderful refreshments and fun for everyone.

Our next meeting of the Adult Summer Reading Program will be on July 9th, 2018 at 1:30 pm.  The theme of that meeting will be Name That Tune/ Music Trivia.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

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ATTENTION PRESCHOOL STORYTIME PARTICIPANTS!!!!!

ATTENTION PRESCHOOL STORYTIME PARTICIPANTS

The Preschool Storytime for Thursday, July 5th at 10:30 am has been cancelled due to issues with the air conditioner at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library.  Hopefully, the issues will be resolved soon so we will be able to meet next week on July 12th.  Please check back for future announcements!

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2018 Adult Summer Reading Program…..

The Kick-off of the Adult Summer Reading Program was on June 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm.  The theme this year is “Libraries Rock”.  We had a fun time and had some great refreshments.  Looking forward to our next meeting on June 25th at 1:30 pm for the presentation on  “All About Rocks”!

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Attention members of the Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society!!!

Hello readers!  The next meeting of the Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society will be June 27th at 10:00 @the library!  You will have an opportunity to see the new tables and arrangement of furniture!  The book to be discussed will be the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.  It is an interesting book about an young man with Asperger’s who is solving a mystery.  If you are interested in the topic and have not seen the movie about Temple Grandin I highly recommend it. It is available via inter library loan through our regional library system.  Claire will lead the discussion of this book.

 The next title, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, should have arrived and be available for sign out at the discussion.   The discussion on this book will be July 25th.

 I am pleased to report that the Friends of the Havelock Library approved the use of $100 to purchase 10 copies of the book, The Alchemist by Coelho, for our August title. These books will be donated to the book kit collection in New Bern in memory/honor of the following dedicated Friends volunteers:  Helen Bayer (a member of our literary group), Elizabeth Eisele, Kay Ford, Judy Bird, and Shirley Selepes.  Our book group will have a chance to read the book first before we donate them.

 I will be taking  donations from any of you so we can make a gift to the Friends so, perhaps, this type of donation could happen again.  It is a great way to give back! Remember, the collection of book kits is saving us from purchasing our own copies.

    I will not be at the meeting June 27 as I will be up in NY helping out with the triplets.  I could write my own book!  Enjoy the discussion. I really do like the book and the insights into his mind!  Luann

I love this quote from Morningstar by Ann Hood and want to share it:

   “This is why we all read, isn’t it? To know the world and ourselves better. to find our place in the world.  Even if you did have access to readers and guidance on what to read, even if you grew up in a family that loved to read and owned shelves of book, still, still. one day a book falls into your hands……whatever the book it is, it falls into your hands at just the right moment when you need to read it.  It transforms you.  Perhaps it lifts you up when you are at your lowest; perhaps it shows you what love is, or what ifs feels like to lose it; perhaps it brings you places far away or shows you how to stay put when you need to.”

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Thank you Luann Rottmann!

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