Knightdale, NC Library Programs for August 2019

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

Check out the August 2019 programs for all ages planned at East Regional Library in Knightdale, North Carolina. Unless otherwise noted, events take place at East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC.

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Adult Services

Custom Book List

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 to any WCPL patron (16 years or older)

Are You Ready to Start a Business?

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 @ 6:30-8:30pm

If you’re considering becoming a small business owner, you’ll want to attend this seminar to learn what it takes, what challenges and pitfalls you can expect, and what proven steps you can take to greatly increase your chance of success. In this 2 hour seminar, you’ll explore how to test the feasibility of your idea to ensure it’s the RIGHT one. To register, go to SCORE website at

Craft It: Cactus Rock Gardens

Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 10am  

OR Tuesday August 13, 2019 @ 7pm 

Make an adorable cactus rock garden to decorate your home or office. No green thumb required!  All materials will be provided. Ages 16 and up. Registration Requested.

Movies @ the Library: The Glass Castle

Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 6pm

Sometimes the book is so good, it inspires a movie!  Don’t miss this special movie showing and decide the age old question – is the book better?Did you read the book,  “The Glass Castle”  in the month of July? If not, grab it now, and get to reading (if you did, well done!) and see the movie. (Registration requested for the movie showing).

Note that on Monday, August 19, 2019 @6pm, there will be a discussion of the book and movie. Registration is requested.

Downton Abbey Iced Tea Party

Sunday, August 25, 2019 @ 2pm

You are cordially invited to celebrate the much anticipated, upcoming Downton Abbey movie with (iced) tea, games, and trivia. Registration is requested.

Meet the Artist: Colored Pencils

Sunday, August 25, 2019 @ 2pm  

Drop in and meet members of the local chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America as they demonstrate and showcase their colored pencil creations. No registration required.

Acrylic Pour

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 7pm

Acrylic pour is a painting technique that creates a fluid, marbleized effect on a canvas. Come learn the basics of this unique art style and create your own masterpiece. All materials provided. Registration requested.  PLEASE NOTE: Due to the long drying time this technique requires, you will need to leave your painting with us overnight to dry before taking it home.

Summer @ the Library! A Universe of Stories

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

End of Summer @ the Library All Age Celebration!

Friday, August 23, 2019 @ 4-5:30pm

Drop in and celebrate the end of Summer @ the Library with “Space to Create” — arts, crafts, and more.

Youth Services

Baby Storytime

Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 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 @ 9:30 and 10:30am

Fridays @ 10:30 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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, August 17, 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.

Summer Movies @ the Library: Lilo and Stitch

Saturday, August 10, 2019 @ 2:30pm

Join us for a family movie at the library. Runtime is 85 minutes. Rated PG.

Discover Your World Family Movies @ The Library

Sunday, August 17, 2019 @ 2pm

Imax Hubble: Journey through distant galaxies and take a unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope in this family-friendly documentary.  Narrated by Leonardo DeCaprio, accompany space-walking astronauts as they explore NASA, Hubble and Space history. Runtime is 43 mins. Snacks Provided.

Activities for School-Aged Kids

Books with Brian featuring See Spot Read

Tuesday, August  6, 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: Bookmobile Touch-A-Truck

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 6pm

Have you seen the large truck sitting outside of the East Regional Library and wondered what’s inside? Join us for a chance to explore the WCPL Bookmobile! Come take a look around the Bookmobile and talk to the librarians that drive the truck every day to bring books and storytimes to preschools across Wake County!

K-5th Super Special: NC Symphony

Friday,  August 2, 2019 @ 4:30pm       

Seeing them is instrumental to having a great time at the library!  Plan to arrive early, space is limited.

K-5th Super Special: Imagination Circus

Friday, August 9, 2019 @ 4:30pm      

Juggling with an edge. A sharp edge. Plan to arrive early; space is limited.

K-5th Super Special: The Magic of Steve Somers

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 4:30pm

Laugh and enjoy a fun-filled magic comedy and show.  Plan to arrive early, space is limited.

School-Aged Kid Adventures

Kids create, discover and explore through books, activities and more.

K-2nd Adventures: Tuesdays @ 5:30pm 

3rd-5th  Adventures:  Thursdays @ 4:30pm

Week 1

3-5: Thursday, August 1, 2019 — Explore the Moon — 3,2,1 Blast off to a space party on the moon. We’ll read a book, “If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon” by Lapin, have activities and make moon dough.

Week 2

K-2: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 — Explore the World of Eric Carle  — We’ll read a book, play a game and make your own colorful collage.

3-5: Thursday, August 8, 2019 — Create Outside the Lines (3D Paper Art) — Whirl and twirl your way to birds, flowers, rockets and more with the art of paper quilling. All materials provided. Registration requested. Space is limited.

Week 3

K-2: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 — In Your Own Backyard — Read and learn about birds, nature and camping. We’ll play a game, make a nature craft and s’mores.

3-5: Thursday, August 15, 2019 — Dare to Discover: Magnetic Slime — Defy gravity with the pull of magnets in slime that will stretch, wrap and move on its own.

Week 4

K-2: Tuesday, Aug.  20, 2019 — Paint Your Planet — Read about space and planets in our galaxy, play Bingo and design and paint your own planet.

3-5: Thursday, August 22, 2019 —   Read Beyond the Book:  Heroes in Training   —  Do you have what it takes to master the skills of ancient Greek heroes?

Week 5

K-2: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 —  Create and Paint — Learn about different painting techniques and create your own work of art to take home. 

3-5: Thursday, August 29, 2019 — Star Wars — Ready? You should Be!  It’s a Star Wars party!!!  Explore the edge of the galaxy with books, game stations and Star War crafts.

Teens @ the Library

For teens in grades 6-10.

Will You Be Chopped?

Monday, August 5, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Join us as we perform our own take on the Food Network’s show Chopped. What will you make from our basket ingredients? Will it be delicious, or will you be chopped?

Time to Relax

Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Life got you stressed? Join us for a program that will help you find your inner calm.

Harry and the Potters at Cameron Village Regional Library

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Tonight we’re meeting at Cameron Village Regional Library (1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh) for a live concert by Harry and the Potters, the original and first wizard rock band! All ages welcome. Rain or Shine. Music starts at 6pm.


Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 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 (6th-10th Grade)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 5pm

CYOA: Zombie Apocalypse  — Will you survive or become a zombie?  Test your decision-making skills with this choose your own adventure.


Source: East Regional Library

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