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How to Save on Emergency Supplies – Disaster Prep on a Budget

It’s no secret the world is a dangerous place. Every day, we hear about something – whether caused by humans or nature – that’s turned lives upside down. Bad news greets us in the morning and follows us to bed at night.

What are we to do?


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As promised, the “Perfect Picnic “  raffle has started. Tickets are on sale now at $1 each or six for $5.  The basket includes a LOT of goodies including a ceramic deviled egg dish, a $25 Walmart gift card, grill tools, plates, napkins,  sunscreen, visors, and so much more! Stop in the library to look over this beautiful display and to purchase your ticket. The drawing will take place on May 25th in time for Memorial Day picnics.  We thank Mary Ellen and Pat for all the hard work on this fantastic basket!  *see list of basket contents below.

If you have not been in the library recently, stop in and purchase your ticket and see how things are changing.  Margie has been working hard on rearranging furniture and shelving to accommodate more computers and create more flexible space.  Things are looking good in our library.

   The Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society ( adult reading group) will meet  May 30th at 10:00 am in the library to discuss The Stranger by Albert Camus.  come and join us.  It is a short, interesting read.

     Happy reading! Luann

“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”   Roald Dahl  The Minpins

*Contents of basket


A Blanket, A Basket, A Bottle, A Book

$25 Wal-Mart Gift Card                 Pioneer Woman Picnic Basket            Blanket                                    Wine glasses/bottle of sparkling “Mocktail”

Ceramic egg tray         Condiments                             First Aid Kit

Grilling Tools (lighter, brush, & gloves                     Soft side Can Cooler/Ice packs  Paper Towels

Food Savers & Salad Bowls                                        Hand Wipes & Sanitizers        Plates/napkins/cutlery/tablecloth w. clips            Bug Spray                                     Sun Visors                    Bottle Opener

Porcelain Grilling Pan                  Beverage pitcher & speciality ice tea mix              Shish kebob maker  Rattan paper plate holders          Food Canopies                                     Corn on the Cob trays & holders Aluminum Foil                               Trash Bags                                                                  Sunscreen


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Friends of the Havelock Library

Prize: $100 VISA GIFT CARD!

The Friends of the Havelock Library is asking for submissions that reflect its service to the city and the entire community. The winning logo could be used throughout the library, on promotional materials, the website, on library cards and many other ways. Your design could be a very important part of the Friends of the Havelock Library’s image.

Who’s Eligible: Havelock Community High School students are eligible to enter two entries per individual participant

Contest Guidelines

  • Logo designs should embody what the library represents: people, books, knowledge and community.
  • Designs can be computer generated or hand drawn and must be able to work in different sizes as well as in both color and black and white.
  • The design must be completely original and contain no copyrighted material.
  • Designs may be no larger than 8 ½ x 11 inches and should be produced on a white or transparent background.
  • Please do not include personal information in your design.
  • Text is allowed but not required. The library will decide whether to use a slogan or tagline with the winning logo.

A panel of judges including Friends of the Library, library staff, and a community graphic design professional will make the final decision about the winning design. The Friends of the Havelock Library reserves the right not to use a winning logo from the entries.

All entries become the sole property of the library, which will be the copyright holder. The library may adjust the winning logo to ensure professional quality.


How to Submit Your Entry

  • Contestants may submit up to two designs, each on a separate entry form. Forms may be downloaded from the library website.
  • The deadline for submission is May 31, 2018, at 6 p.m.
  • Entries may be mailed to:
    Logo Contest
    Havelock Library
    301 Cunningham Blvd.
    Havelock, NC 28532
    POC Phone: 919-698-9774
    (Please paperclip the entry form to the design.)
  • Entries may also be emailed to Title the email LOGO CONTEST and include in the email body your full name, school, email, and phone number.

The winner will be notified no later than June 8, 2018.

Good luck, designers!


Friends of the Havelock Library



Name:      ________________________________________

School:     ________________________________________

Grade:      ________________________________________

Email:       ________________________________________

Phone:     _______________________________________


Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society

Our next book will be “The Stranger” by Albert Camus.  Once Luann gets the book in, everyone will be contacted to stop by to pick up their book.


Hope to see everyone at our May meeting.  Details to follow.



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Lets Talk About It series

This Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 6:00 pm is the last meeting for our Let’s Talk About It series.  We will be discussing the book  “The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson” by Mark Twain.  Hope you will make it to this interesting discussion.

Also to the readers in the Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society this message was sent out to all members by Luann Rottmann.  We always welcome new readers!

“Hello to you readers in the Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society!   The Let’s Talk About it Series is coming to a close on April 12th.  So, our group will be continuing if we have interest.  Our next meeting would be scheduled for May 30. The book title will be The Stranger, if it is available.  If not, I’ll ask for another choice.  Stay tuned.  I will let you know when the books are available for pickup.

    And don’t forget about the blog for book comments and discussion.  You can find it at  ”    Luann

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Upcoming for the month of April …

Thank you Luann Rottmann and the Friends of the Library!  Looks like some fun times ahead for the Havelock Library.
 April brings showers and taxes and National Library Week!  The theme of National Library Week ( April 8-14) this year is “Libraries Lead”.  Libraries have a strong history of leading communities toward better things. These include better jobs for patrons, better literacy, better opportunities to gather and share interests and ideas.   Remember to thank any of the helpful staff who work at our library during this special week.
 During the month of April there is an egg-scellent poetry contest for patrons of all ages.  Choose your egg at the library.  Inside each egg are five words that you must include in your poetry.  Paste the words in the poem (similar to old fashion ransom notes!).  Submit your original poetry with the required form at the circulation desk.  Judging will occur on April 27th
 And from April 9-27, the Havelock Craven County Public Library and Craven Community College are partnering together to foster  the love of reading by launching a volunteer mentoring program called Reading Buddies.  The program matches 14-17 year old in the Craven Early College East High School program with children in  preschool to grade 4.  The goal of our early college volunteers is to make a difference, gain volunteer experience and have fun!  The volunteer young people will be available to read to their buddies during the month of April on Mondays from 4-5 pm, Wednesdays from 4-5 pm, and Fridays from 3-4 pm in the Havelock-Craven County Public Library.  Parents who register will receive a scheduled time to meet with their child’s teen reading buddy. The parent must stay in the library, but if they feel comfortable that may use the library’s resources while the new buddies are reading together.  Contact the library to sign up at 252-447-7509.
    Watch for the Friends of the Library’s latest and perhaps, greatest, raffle basket coming in MAY.  It is a super duper picnic basket just in time for Memorial Day picnics.
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There is no Let’s Talk About It meeting this evening. 

We will be meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm to talk about the book “The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson”by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Spring break and look forward to seeing you all next week.

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Start learning at WWW.GCFLEARNFREE.ORG today.  GCFLEARNFREE.ORG is a collection of 170+ self paced courses, all online.  Available for library staff and patrons alike. There is no subscription or registration required and is completely free.

There are classes on Computer Basics, Microsoft, Social Media, Work & Money, Life Skills & Math, Email, Mobile Devices and Google Drive and Docs.

Check out this site and start learning!

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Mark your Calendars …

Film – Michaelango – Love and Death

Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm Orringer Auditorium CCCC New Bern Campus

The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so familiar to us, but what do we really know about this Renaissance genius? Who was this ambitious and passionate man?

Spanning his 89 years, Michelangelo – Love and Death, takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. We go in search of a greater understanding of this most charismatic figure, his relationship with his contemporaries and his valuable artistic legacy. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made.

A giant artistic force and universally loved, discover why Michelangelo is without a doubt one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time.

Friday, March 2, 2018  two showings: 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Orringer Auditorium CCCC New Bern Campus

Trailer for LionLion
India / Australia (2016) 

Drama – 118 mins – PG-13
Languages: English / Hindi / Bengali

In 1986, five-year-old Saroo becomes trapped on a decommissioned passenger train that takes him thousands of miles across India, away from a poor home and loving family. He must learn to survive alone in Calcutta; unable to identify himself or his family. Ultimately, he is adopted by a privileged and loving Australian couple and raised in Tasmania. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Based on a true story, Saroo struggles between two families and two worlds as he searches for where he truly belongs

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