Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society 2017-2018

Listed below is a tentative list of books that we will be reading.  As we know more about the Let’s Talk About It Series, more information will follow.  New members are welcome at any time so please invite others.

 Kat Clowers is the new reference librarian working at the library.  Her responsibilities include working with staff and students at the college.  We are fortunate to have her based in our library.   She and I have met and talked about involving college staff and students in our book discussions.  We look forward to some new ideas as this develops. Stay posted!

If you have not started The Zookeeper’s Wife, you will want to.  It is fascinating. If you have already finished reading this book, please return it.  We have readers interested and there are no copies left.

 Here is the current reading schedule:

The Zookeeper’s Wife  Sept. 27th  10:00 Discussion leader Claire

A Man Called Ove  Oct.25th

The Bishop’s Wife  Nov. 29th

No meeting in  December

History of Love   Jan. 31st

Let’s Talk About It Feb.-Mar. or Apr.  Information to follow when available

The Stranger-Apr. or May

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet May or June

Please let Luann Rottmann know if you no longer wish to be included in our reading group.

And as always, KEEP READING!


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Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library coming events…

The Friends of the New Bern -Craven County Public Library are having a Book Sale Sept. 22-24 at the Sudan Shrine Center on Broad and East Front Streets in New Bern.  The sale will be open 9-5 pm Friday and Sat. and Sun. 12-4.

2. There is an Authors Fair sponsored by Carteret Community College Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 23. at the Carteret Community College.  Check out the website for more information.  There will be free storytelling and book readings.

3. The New Bern Library offers free classes such as iPad basics, Windows 10, Kindle Fire Basics.  To see a calendar of classes go to the New Bern Library website and look under calendar.  Call 252-638-7800 to sign up or for more information.

4. The library’s subscription to eBooks and eAudio titles has moved to Overdrive.  There is an app for your phone or tablet and this makes these resources much easier to access.  Look for the Libby app in your app store.  If you have books requested in the OneClick System you will have to request again in Overdrive.  Everyone please get your Libby app.

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Friends of the Library Membership Drive

The Friends of the Havelock Library are having their annual Membership Drive and are looking for new members. All memberships received by November 30, 2017 will be elibible for a drawing or a one-night stay at the Harmony House Inn in New Bern, NC.

Please complete the attached form below and return or send with your check or cash to:

The Friends of the Havelock-Craven County Public Library, 301 Cunningham Blvd, Havelock, NC 28532

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Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society Members

If you have not submitted your choices for title selection for this coming year, please email Luann Rottmann.

The title for September will be “Zookeeper’s Wife”. The title will be available for sign out August 18th when we meet to discuss “Jade Dragon Mountain”. The discussion for “Zookeeper’s Wife” will be WednesdaySeptember 27th at 10:00 am.  Is someone interesting in the leading the discussion?

 Other titles that have gotten votes are: A Man Called Ove, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetHistory of LoveThe Bishop’s WifeCold Mountain, and The Stranger.  A schedule will be passed out in September and hopefully, by then, we will know about the Let’s Talk About It series also.

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The Great American Eclipse

Please mark your calendars!

On Tuesday, August 15th 2017 at 1:00 pm, the Havelock Library will be presenting a program “The Great American Eclipse of 2017 and What to Expect in Eastern North Carolina” presented by Tom Lonka.

On Friday, August 18th 2017 at 10:00 am, we will be discussing the book “Jade Dragon Mountain”.

Special glasses will be available to all who participate (as long as supplies last).

Stay tuned for other possible events!

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Childrens’ Summer Reading Program – 2017

Our Children’s Summer Reading Program 2017 was an awesome success.  The children enjoyed making some outstanding projects illustrating the theme “Building a Better World”.

For the final meeting and party on August 9th, we had Author Jay Manning join our children for a presentation.  The children were thrilled with his reading as well as our librarian, Margie Garrison!  What a wonderful time!


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Solar Eclipse 2017

In conjuction with the August 21st solar eclipse*, the entire reading community of our  Regional Library System is reading the book Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart. Paperback copies of the book are available now for sign out.  Our book discussion will take place August 18th at 10:00 am at the Havelock Library.

This book, set in China in the 18th century, involves the emperor traveling from Beijing to the southwestern part of his empire to command an eclipse.  The book is a murder mystery in the vein of Agatha Christie’s works, and features Li Du, an exile imperial librarian, as the major sleuth. Ebook and audio formats are currently available from: https://cpcregional.overdrive.com.

*Note: In Morehead City on August 21st,  the solar eclipse will begin at 1:22 pm. The time of maximum eclipse is 2:50 pm and the eclipse will end at 4:10 pm. Please view safely!

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Reminder Book Club !!!!!

This is a reminder that there is a book discussion on August 2nd at 10:00 am at the library about the book Fast Food Nation.  Even if you have not read the book, you are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion regarding the eating habits/choices of Americans. Fast food refreshments will be served!

If you want input into the titles chosen for our group for 2017-18, please bring your title selection  forms with you to the gathering on August 2nd.

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Please mark your calendars for Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library for a program called “Something Old, Something New“.

It is a Jazz Trumpet Presentation by Al Krutulewski. Althesina Krutulewski will present a unique trumpet recital and lecture. Krutulewski will present a biographical sketch of legend jazz singers and instrumentalists before playing a sampling of that artist’s music. Artist’s music will include Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, Michael Legrand and others.

We hope to see you at this program.

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NC Kids Digital Library!

The North Carolina Public Library Directors Association (NCPLDA) together with OverDrive and the state of North Carolina has created a new digital resource sharing service for children pre-K through 4th grade, NC Kids Digital Library.  Over 3,700 eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos and Read-Alongs are now available to younger readers via 85 regional, county and municipal libraries in North Carolina through OverDrive’s digital reading platform.  These materials are instantly available for every child, at home and everywhere.

To Sign in:  Choose our regional name, Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional.  Then, enter your library card number and the last four digits of your phone number, just like using our library catalog.

Some quick facts:

  • You can borrow up to five (5)  titles for 7, 14, or 21 days
  • Read online or download to a device
  • Titles for pre-school through 4th grade
  • Dyslexic type option & narrated Read-Along titles available
  • Help with devices and using the OverDrive App: https://help.overdrive.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1481729-getting-started-with-overdrive
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