East Regional Library Announces January 2019 Programs

East Regional Library re-opened in April 2018 with fresh new look and space for computers, books, and events. Photo: Kay Whatley
East Regional Library re-opened in April 2018 with fresh new look and space for computers, books, and events. Photo: Kay Whatley

East Regional Library, located at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, North Carolina, offers events for all ages. See new-year events in the below listing.

With questions, call East Regional Library at 919.217.5300. For more information about East Regional Library, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries/locations/erl/.


Adult Services

Device Advice

By Appointment

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

Tech Tutor

By Appointment

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. Available by appointment at Wake County’s regional libraries only.

From Kilts to Quilts

Sunday, January 6, 2019 @ 2-3:30pm

Follow the roots of Scottish and American Independence through Scottish poetry with local historian George Birrell. Join us for a lively presentation on Scottish poetry and its role in reflecting and shaping both Scottish and American history and culture.

Really Real Estate – Buy/Sell Your Home

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 7-8pm

Dana Ben Halim, Realtor presents- Stage and sell that house! Learn simple tips that will get your house sold for the most money any time of the year.

Ready, Garden, Grow: An Introduction to Vegetable Gardening

Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 1:30-4:30 pm

A 3 hour class for beginning gardeners on the basics of starting a vegetable garden. Topics include: planning, planting and care; managing common problems; and harvesting your vegetables. A gardening book will be for sale to those interested at the end of class. Taught by North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. Registration requested

Budget Like A Boss

Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 6:30-7:30pm

One of the greatest tools for achieving your financial goals is also one of the simplest: creating a budget. But budgeting isn’t a four-letter word! It’s your plan for monthly financial success and the most important thing you can do to be the boss of your money. This workshop will cover the step-by-step process of creating a budget that works, and will provide participants with tools to help make personal money management easier. Conference Room

7 Key Software Solutions for Marketing Your Business

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 6:30-8:30pm

Do you have questions related to business software? Join us as we cover the pros and cons of website software, CRMs (customer relationship management software), Email Software, Ads Software, Lead Development, Data Organization and General Cool Tools. This will be a dynamic presentation that will go over some of the most up-to-date software options that any business could use. To register, go to SCORE website at https://raleigh.score.org/content/take-workshop-248. Conference Room

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 @ 9:30am 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 @ 10:30am and 11:30am

Thursdays @ 10:30am and 11:30am

Wednesdays @ 6pm

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.

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, January 19, 2019

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


Book With Brian Featuring See Spot Read

Tuesday, January 8, 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.

School-Aged Adventure Programs

K-2nd Adventures

Tuesdays @ 5:30pm

  • No program — January 1, 2019 — Library closed.
  • Whirly gigs! — January 8, 2019 — We’re going to combine motion and wind power with the art of sculpture. Join us as we learn about the science of Whirly gigs toys and create your own to take home.
  • Life Size: Candyland — January 15, 2019 — Discover the fun of play as we read a book and play a life-sized game of Candyland.
  • Pizza Fun — January 22, 2019 — Pizza, Pizza! Explore the fun of pizza with books, crafts and more.
  • Snowflakes Wintery Weather Mix — January 29, 2019 — Craft mix that is! Come join us for a book and fun, snowy activities, including making snow.

3rd-5th Adventures

Thursdays @ 4:30pm

  • Paint with Watercolors — January 3, 2019 — STEAM program on the colorful science behind rainbows; read a book and learn about the science of color refraction.
  • Create outside the lines: Confetti Bowls — January 10, 2019 — Create a shimmering bowl using colorful paper, snowflakes, glitter and gloss. Registration requested
  • Dare to Discover: Catapult Craze — January 17, 2019 — Construct two types of catapults and test their launching capabilities with marshmallows. Registration requested.
  • Make Your Own Dream Catcher — January 24, 2019 — Explore dream catchers with books and more. Make your own dream catcher craft to take home.
  • Valentines for Veterans — January 31, 2019 — Roses are red, violets are blue. Make a card for a veteran and take some home, too!

Discover Your World Family Movies @ The Library

Sunday, January 20, 2019 @ 2pm

Create a superhero from Legos while enjoying the movie, Captain Underpants. A silly adventure featuring two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold as they hypnotize their principle into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. (Rated G; Run time 1 hour 29 minutes) Snacks provided. Registration not required.

K-5 School age Super Specials: Slime Fest!

Friday January 25, 2019 @ @ 4:30pm

Join us for some slippery and slimey fun at Slimefest 2019. Celebrate the new year at and try out a slime recipe or two. For K-5th graders and their families. Registration not required.

K-5 School age Super Specials: Trinity Marital Arts

Wednesday January 16, 2019 @ 4:30-5:15pm

Mixed Martial Arts! Come learn some defensive blocks and tumbling skills with special guest instructor Nathaniel Hunt from Trinity Martial Arts. Registration is recommended.

Teens (Grades 6-10)

TLC Orientation

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 @ 4:15pm and Friday, January 4, 2019 @ 5pm

Join a group of committed teens who meet regularly with the teen librarian to work on leadership and service projects for the library and the community. Applications are available at the Youth Services Desk.

Teens @ the library

Monday, January 7, 2019 @ 5:30pm 

Predict Your Own FutureIf you could do anything you want, what would it be? Let’s make it happen for 2019!

Peppermint Party

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Warm up your afternoon with a spicy celebration of all things minty. Face it: this was “mint” to be!

Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday

Monday, January 21 , 2019

Library closed. No programs.


Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Dun dun dunnn! There’s been a murder at the library and you, our resident sleuth, must piece together the clues and solve the puzzle before the nefarious criminal can strike again!


Source: East Regional Library, Knightdale, North Carolina

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