Knightdale, NC: East Regional Library Programs Scheduled for March 2020 (Updated)

Interior of East Regional Library, Knightdale NC, in November 2017. Photo: Kay Whatley
Interior of East Regional Library, Knightdale NC, in November 2017. Photo: Kay Whatley

UPDATE March 13, 2020:

In the interest of protecting vulnerable community members and preventing the spread of COVID-19, WCPL is suspending all library programs (Core, EFRA, and partnerships), as well as TLC and the Ambassador Program beginning Saturday, March 14th, and lasting through April 15th. We will continue to monitor the situation and seek advice from public health officials to reevaluate at that time.



(Original schedule as published March 1 follows.)

The programs planned at East Regional Library (ERL) in Knightdale, North Carolina include story times for small children, teen programs, and events for adults and families. Unless otherwise noted, events listed take place at the library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC.

East Regional Library is part of the Wake County Public Libraries system. East Regional Library information is online at For events at other Wake County libraries, visit


Discover Your World: Family Movies @ the Library

Feature presentation:  Dora and the City of Gold

Sunday, March 8, 2020 @ 2pm

Live action adventure based on the beloved book and animated series, Dora the Explorer. Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. Join us for a craft while we watch Dora and her friends in this new release family movie. Snacks will be provided. (Rated PG, Runtime 1 hr 42 minutes)


Adult Services

Custom Booklists

Looking for some good books? Fill out a brief form and our Adult Services Librarians will suggest eight to ten books for your reading pleasure. Available online for any WCPL Patron (16 years and older).

Bird-Friendly Backyards

Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 7pm

Presented by members of Wake Audubon. Registration is requested for this event.

Creative Funding (Business Workshop)

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 6:30-8:30pm

Learn the various funding sources available to you and how to best qualify for funds to start or expand your business.  Register for these free workshops online at and Select the “Local Workshops” tab.

The Geography of Jazz

Sunday, March 22, 2020 @ 2pm

Poet, essayist and playwright, Lenard D. Moore, will perform his poetry accompanied by the University of Mt. Olive Jazz Band directed by Dr. William Ford. No registration required.

Calligraphy: Brush Lettering

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 7pm

Introduction to brush lettering basics presented by members of the Triangle Calligraphers’ Guild. All materials provided. Ages 16 and up. Registration requested.

Stream It: Films on Demand

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 11am

Description: Drop in to learn about the streaming resource, Films on Demand. Find out how to watch your favorite Masterpiece adaptation or Ken Burns documentary. No registration required.

Saving for College

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @ 7-8pm

There are different saving plans for college.  What are they?  How are they different?  What are the tax advantages?  How does it affect financial aid? Find out how to save for college from financial insiders. Presented by Merrill Lynch. Registration requested.

Aging in Place

Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 10:30am

Learn how to prepare yourself or loved ones for aging in place. Registration is requested.

Growing Your Home Garden

This is a Series held over several Saturdays at 10am.

Gardening 101March 7, 2020 — Sandi Dabrowski from the Two Green Thumbs Garden Club, will talk about the basics of how to start your garden including tools, getting soil ready, designing your garden and more! Registration requested.

Habitat Gardens: Landscaping with Native PlantsMarch 14, 2020 — Dale Batchelor from Gardener by Nature LLC will discuss the benefits of incorporating native plants into your habitat garden. Registration requested.

Seeds and Weeds: Staff ResourcesMarch 21, 2020 — Learn more about gardening resources the library has to offer. Registration requested.

Composting and VermicompostingMarch 28, 2020 — Learn how to compost with Bianca Howard from Wake County Environmental Services. Registration requested.

Youth Services

Youth Services

Baby Storytimes:

  • Mondays & Thursdays @ 11:30am

Toddler Storytimes:

  • Mondays & Thursdays @ 9:30 and 10:30am
  • Tuesdays @ 10:30am
  • Fridays @ 9:30am

Preschool Storytimes:

  • Wednesdays @ 9:30/10:30am
  • Tuesdays @ 9:30am
  • Fridays @ 10:30am

Family Storytime:

  • Thursdays @ 7pm (Pajamas and teddy bears are welcome)
  • Saturdays @ 9:30am

K-2 Adventures: Mondays @4:30pm

3-5 Adventures: Thursdays @4:30pm

Teens @ the Library: Tuesdays @ 4:30pm


School-Aged Kids

Books with Brian featuring See Spot Read

Monday, March 2, 2020 @ 5:30-6:30pm

Children in grades K-5 and their families are invited to join us for literacy activities. Come practice your reading skills with the certified therapy dogs of the local Meetup group See Spot Read.  Readers of all levels  welcome. No registration required.

K-5th Super Special: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 3pm

You’re invited! You could not, would not, want to miss a celebration quite like this! Make a Seuss-tastic magnetic fishing game and a thing or two!

K-5th Super Special:  Rainbow Science

Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 3pm

Let’s celebrate the arrival of spring with Rainbow Science! Families are invited to join us for colorful  activities, crafts and more!

Hooray for PreK:  Books N’ Bops

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 6pm

(Rescheduled from February) Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us for a fun and engaging creative movement class that incorporates literature and dance! No registration required.

ABC Craft and Learn: A Kindergarten Readiness Program

Saturdays @ 11:30am

A program that simulates a pre-school classroom and invites children and their caregivers to a program focusing on those pre-literacy and social skills necessary for a successful launch to kindergarten.

Ready, Set, School Marbles Community Playdate

Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 11:30am

Join Marbles Kids Museum at the library for family play to support kids ages 3-5 in getting ready for school.

K-2nd Adventures

Program is held Mondays at 4:30pm.

Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham  — March 2, 2020   —  Listen to the story of Green Eggs and Ham, play Seuss Bingo, bowling and make a Seuus-tastic craft!

Wizard of Oz —  March 9, 2020  —  Follow the yellow brick road in a 3D illustrated story of the Wizard of Oz. Make a rainbow tissue paper stained glass craft.

Astronomy —  March 16, 2020 —  Stars and Space and the Spring Equinox! We’re learning about the night sky with moon phase Oreo cookies. Decorate your own space poster to take home.

Puzzle crafts and vote for your favorite NCCBA books  — March 23, 2020 — Make a puzzle piece photo frame and design your own blank puzzle to take home.

Marshmallow CatapultsMarch 30, 2020  — Engineer your own catapult. See how far you can launch Peeps and other marshmallows.

3rd-5th Adventures

Program is held Thursdays at 4:30pm.

Create Outside the Lines: Make it Pop —  March 5, 2020  — Come celebrate all things Pop Art and design a contemporary masterpiece.

Dare to Discover: Battle of the BirdsMarch 12, 2020 — Birds of a feather flock together…or do they? Discover Ornithology, the study of birds!

Read Beyond the BookMarch 19, 2020 —   I Survived Party! Volcanoes! Blizzards! Sharks! Will you have the strength to survive?

Explore without Limits: Botanical BashMarch 26, 2020 —    Put some spring into your step and come explore the season! It’ll be a blooming good time!

Lego Star Wars PartyApril 2, 2020 —   Star Wars! Baby Yoda! Watch an episode of Lego Star Wars on the projector and then explore the Force with a bingo game and make a clay baby Yoda.


Teens @ the Library

Life Hacks @ the Library: Emoji Party

March 31, 2020 @ 6pm

Put down the cell phone and take part in games and crafting at this emoji party. Collecting life hack buttons at your library? This program counts. Program for teens in grades 6-10. For more information, visit…/lifehacks.aspx

Teens @ the Library

Weekly programs for teens on Tuesdays at 4:30pm.

You’re My Shero!March 3, 2020 — History . . . or herstory? It’s Women’s History Month. Let’s celebrate our sheroes!

Melted Crayon ArtMarch 10, 2020 —  Yes, you read that correctly—we’re melting crayons. Because why not? Discover what you can create!

 St. Patrick’s Party!March 17, 2020 — Feeling the luck of the Irish? Come celebrate with green food and games!

Wiggle BotsMarch 24, 2020 — Join us as we make our own robots. It’s tinkering time!

Travel to EgyptMarch 31, 2020 — Tour a pyramid, decipher hieroglyphs, and solve the riddle of the sphinx. And don’t forget the mummies!


Source: East Regional Library

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