Updated information…

Updated post from Margie Garrison, Librarian:

“The dean of the Havelock campus of Craven Community College has informed us that the air conditioning system has broken and cannot be repaired. A new one has been ordered and should be available in six to eight weeks.  The library is currently closed but we are intently looking into ways to open with limited hours and limited services. We will let you know as soon as we can.”

Thank you for your patience.

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Update on Library’s status…

This is a message from Margie Garrison:

Sorry for this disappointing news. Please check back for further information.


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Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society…..

As per Luann:

I just spoke to Margie.  She is uncertain about the library opening next week.  I called Havelock City Hall and our book group can use the Board Room to meet Oct.3rd 10:00-11:30 am to discuss The  Stone Angel.  

 I am picking up the next book collection today from New Bern Library.  Claire will be distributing the new book ( Miss Dreamsville and the Collier Co.Women’s Literary Society) and collect the copies of the The Stone Angel.

 We can carry on with flexibility!   Luann

PS  The Stone Angel was not particularly uplifting but it provides a lot of food for discussion. People do face loss that affects the rest of their life.

Thank you Luann for getting this set up for us.

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Updated information ….

The Havelock Craven County Public Library is still being assessed for damage and must be inspected before reopening.  The hope is that it will be able to open later this week.  The exact date is not known at this time but the staff are doing everything in their power to get our Library reopened.

The Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society will NOT be meeting this Wednesday, September 26th.  The meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:00 am to discuss “The Stone Angel” by Margaret Laurence.  At that time we will receive our next book.  Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding.

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Havelock Library Closure


The Havelock -Craven County Library received some slight damage from Hurricane Florence and is not open at this time.  The Newport, Carteret and Pamlico Libraries are open for your convenience.  Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

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The Havelock – Craven County Library will be closed due to the possible impending bad weather until further notice.  Please check back and we will post when the library will be open once the bad weather has passed.

Thank you for your understanding! Everyone please be safe.

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Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society

Our next meeting will be Sept. 26th at 10:00 am.   The book is The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence.  If you finish reading the book, please return it.  Mary Ellen and I (and perhaps others) are looking for a copy. Bo has volunteered to lead our discussion.

Here is the upcoming schedule:

Sept. 26  The Stone Angel

Oct. 31    Miss Dreamsville and the Collier Co. Women’s Literary Society

Nov. 28   The Help    * dvd available from library system

posted from an email by Luann Rottmann
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Havelock Literary and Crabpot Society

We will be meeting Wednesday, July 25th at 10:00 am at the library to discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.  I hope you enjoyed this great book.  I am encouraging you to bring something that you might give to Henry to keep if you were Keiko.

One of the members of our group, Alison Flood, will be moving to Nevada next month.  She will be with us for this meeting.

Our next book is  The Alchemist. The copies are in and have been purchased by the Friends of the Library in memory/honor of several dedicated volunteers who are: Helen Bayer, Judy Bird,  Elizabeth Eisele, Kay Ford, Shirley Selepes, and Elizabeth Smith.   I will have an envelop to collect donations from any of you if you are interested in donating to  the Friends of the Library.  After all, we are fortunate to be a part of this group and borrow books for free!

Hope to see you all there!

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Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Tickets to the Eddie Ellis event on August 19th are now available at the library.  There is limited seating so get your tickets early.  Eddie will begin speaking at 2pm at the library.   He will be signing and selling books.  The tickets are $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members. 

For those who do not know Eddie Ellis, he is a well known author who has written on the history of Havelock and Craven County.  He has spent time in this part of the world.  He does have a website that is easy to find.  He will be speaking on newly researched material regarding Havelock during the Civil War and will talk about spies that operated here.  
We are pleased to have him as a guest of our Friends group and look forward to this special event.  Hope to see you there!
Refreshments will be served.  
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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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