July Activities at East Regional Library in Knightdale

Exterior of East Regional Library, Knightdale NC. Photo: Kay Whatley
Exterior of East Regional Library, Knightdale NC. Photo: Kay Whatley

Upcoming programs for all ages will be held at this Knightdale, North Carolina library. Items listed below provided by the library.

Unless otherwise noted, events take place at East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC.

Library information may be found at www.wakegov.com/libraries/locations/erl. (Article)

For more Wake County library events, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries/events.

Adult Services

Device Advice                                                                                                                                           

Need help downloading eBooks or eAudio to your phone, tablet or eReader? Schedule an appointment with an Adult Services Librarian today!

Available: By appointment [at regional libraries] only.

Tech Tutor                                                                                                                                               

This service is for adult (16+) library members who need help acquiring basic computer-related skills. The subjects covered in Tech Tutor are listed on the signup document.

Movies @ the Library: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Sometimes the book is so good, it inspires a movie!  Drop in to browse a selection of great books that became movies, and hear about our highlighted title, “The Glass Castle”.  Don’t miss the special movie showing in August and decide the age old question – is the book better?Read the book,  “The Glass Castle”  in the month of July and see the movie on Monday, August 12, 2019, 6pm. Registration is requested for the movie showing.

Sunday, July 7, 2019    2-3:30pm    NC Author Tea

Join us for an afternoon of tea and conversation with local authors, Jennifer Lohmann, Glen Meganck and Leceila Turnage and learn more about their books, characters and writing process. Bring your favorite tea cup for tea and cookies.  Registration Requested

Tuesday, July 9 at 7 pm OR Thursday, July 11 at 10am        Craft It: Painted Canvas Bags

Carry your library books in style! Get creative painting your own custom canvas tote bag. All materials will be provided. Ages 16 and up. Registration requested.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019      11am -12pm        Meet the Artist: Ryan Fox

Drop in and meet local artist Ryan Fox who specializes in batik watercolor with scenes from around the world. No registration required.

Summer @ the Library! A Universe of Stories

Stop in for School-Aged Kid’s Reading Logs. Program runs until the end of August.


Youth Services

Baby Storytime       Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:30am                                                     

Babies and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 20 minute lapsit program that incorporates age appropriate books, music, rhymes, and movement.

Toddler Storytime     Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30am and 10:30am. Fridays at 10:30am and 11:30am

Children from walkers to age 3 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 25 minute interactive program that incorporates age appropriate books, music, rhymes, and movement.

Preschool Storytime      Mondays and  Thursdays at 9:30am and 10:30am                                           

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in an interactive program that incorporates age appropriate books, songs, and movement to nurture pre-reading skills.

Family Storytime     Saturdays at 10:30am                                                                           

Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program that incorporates age appropriate books, songs and movement to nurture pre-reading skills.

Family Pajama Storytime  Wednesdays at 7pm                                                                         

Young children and their families are invited to put on their PJ’s, grab their teddy bears and join us for an evening filled with bedtime stories and songs.

ABC Craft and Learn: A Kindergarten Readiness Program        Saturdays at 11:30am  

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in an interactive alphabet-based program to nurture pre-reading skills and to develop fine motor skills through writing, play, and an alphabet craft.

Ready, Set, School Community Playdate   Saturday,   July 20, 2019     11:30am-1:30pm                 

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

 Discover Your World Family Movies @ The Library    Sunday, July 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Pete’s Dragon (Rated PG  Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes)

Join the adventure of Pete and Elliot in this feature presentation of Pete’s Dragon. This is a story of friendship, family and a warm-hearted dragon. We’ll also have a craft during the film. Snacks provided.

Summer Movie Series

Free movies shown every other weekend on Saturdays at 2:30pm.

July 13, 2019  Wall-E   Rated G                                                                                                                   

When a spaceship comes to earth and drops a sleek and dangerous probe EVE to look for a living plant, WALL-E falls in love with her. …WALL-E, short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time.

July 27, 2019   Wonder Park   Rated PG                                                                                                 

Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

Activities for School-Aged Kids

Books with Brian featuring See Spot Read

Tuesday,  July 2, 2019, 6:30- 7:30pm                                        

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.

Family Super Special:  Heather’s Dance

Wednesday, July 31st @ 6:00 pm                        

Heather’s Dance will be presenting an interactive dance & movement program for preschoolers! No registration required.

K-5th Super Special:  Friday,  July 5, 2019   Pig Out on Reading  4:30pm

Meet Farmer Minor and his pig, Daisy. Learn how Daisy became the “World’s Most Famous Pig”.

K-5th Super Special:  Friday, July 12, 2019   Steel-A-Rama   4:30pm                                                           

Experience the culture of Trinidad and Tobagho while moving to the music of steel drums.

K-5th Super Special: Friday, July 19, 2019     Reptile Encounters  4:30 pm

Meet reptiles up close and learn about their importance to our ecosystems.

K-5th Super Special: Friday, July 26, 2019    The Insane Science of Fairyland   4:30 pm                             

Explore a scientifically magical universe where carpets fly, illusions abound, wolves sneeze down houses and science tells the rest of the story.

School-Aged Kid Adventures

K-2nd Adventures: Tuesdays at 5:30 pm       3rd–5th Adventures:  Thursdays at 4:30pm

K-2nd and 3rd-5th grade kids create, discover and explore through books, activities and more.

Week 1

K-2:  Tuesday, July 2  Fourth of July Party     Beat the summer heat with ice cream and cool science experiments.

3-5: Thursday, July 4, 2019…Closed…No program

Week 2

K-2: Tuesday, July 9, 2019  Boat Races! Make and design your own boat.  We’ll have books, activities and games including boat races.

3-5: Thursday, July 11, 2019   Create outside the lines: Festive Fireworks!  Design your own dazzling fireworks show with unique painting techniques!

Week 3

K-2: Tuesday, July 16, 2019  Animal Tracks    Calling all explorers – ` follow the trail towards adventure with animal track identification, puzzles and more.

3-5: Thursday, July 18, 2019    Dare to Discover: Ice Cream Science  Get the scoop on how ice cream is made and try it for yourself.

Week 4

K-2: Tuesday, July 23, 2019    Dinosaur Fossils   Join the party and learn about dinosaurs and fossils. We’ll dig into the past with books, games and a craft.

3-5: Thursday, July 25, 2019    Read Beyond the Book – Graphic Novel Extravaganza! Celebrate your favorite series with galaxy slime, your own Pokémon creation and more! 

Week 5

K-2: Tuesday, July 30, 2019     Universe of Stories: Star Wars    Join the journey into the galaxy with Star Wars theme books, crafts and games.

Teens @ the Library

For teens in grades 6-10.

To Guess or Not to Guess | Monday, July 8, 2019 at 5:30pm

That is the question . . . at our Shakespeare trivia game night!

It’s Your Space| Monday, July 15, 2019 at 5:30pm

Do what you want to do with the space in your life by creating eye-catching, personal decorations. Own where you are!

Do You Dare? | Monday, July 22, 2019 at 5:30pm

It’s Dare Day in the library! Challenge yourself to do something you normally wouldn’t do. Take a risk!

Pandemic|   Monday, July 29, 2019  at 5:30pm

Four diseases are overtaking the world, and it’s up to you and other specialists to find the cures before time runs out!

Life Hacks @ the Library

For 6th-10th Grade.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019  5pm     Lost in Translation

Discover how you tend to communicate, what you say without saying it and practice becoming an effective communicator.

Teen Leadership Corps (TLC)

Join a group of committed teens who meet regularly to work on service projects for the library and the community.  To join, teens must complete an application and attend an orientation.  Contact Daphne McLawhorn at daphne.mclawhorn@wakegov.com  for more information. For 6th–10th graders.


Source: East Regional Library

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