Knightdale, NC: East Regional Library Programs for Sept. 2019

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

Check out the September 2019 programs 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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New Expanded Library Hours

Beginning September  2019:

Monday-Thursday — 9am-9pm

Friday — 9am-6pm

Saturday — 9am-6pm

Sunday — 1-5pm

Adult Services

Express Book Bags

Parents: too busy to select books for you to read? We’ll do it for you! Fill out a brief form and we’ll prepare a bag of three books to take home after storytime. Just give us 48 hours’ notice and some of your reading interests, it’s that easy!  Available at regional libraries only.

Meet the Artist: Kathy Herring

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 11am

This local portrait artist captures her subjects in oils, graphite, colored pencils or charcoal. Drop by and meet her while she works on a drawing. No registration required

Navigating Workplace Relationships

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 6:30-8:30pm

Chemistry isn’t just crucial for dating. It plays a significant role in your relationships in work and business. From boss to peers, the more you can understand different people’s styles, the more engaged people will be with you. Registration requested

10 Mistakes You Make in Social Media

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 6:30-8:30pm

Most small businesses use social media for marketing purposes, but do they do it right? This workshop covers the do’s and don’ts of effective use of social media sites for your marketing effort. Registration requested. To register, go to SCORE website at

ACT/SAT Information Sessions

Sunday, September 29, 2019 @ 2-3pm

This seminar will inform parents and students about:

  • Core differences between the ACT & SAT
  • Choosing which test to take
  • Sample questions and strategies
  • SAT/ACT and scholarships
  • Resources available to effectively prepare for the tests

Write It: Memoirs

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 6:30-8pm

Join local author Alice Osborn to learn about the process and inspiration behind writing great memoirs. Registration requested.

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, Wednesdays, and Fridays @ 9:30am and 10:30am

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 @ 9:30am

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, September 21, 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.

Activities for School-Aged Kids

Big News: Special Guest:   NC Football Club

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 5:30pm

We welcome  North Carolina Courage Soccer Players!

Meet some players, listen to them read a story, and learn a few moves. There will be time to take pictures, and answer soccer questions!

Books with Brian featuring See Spot Read

Tuesday, September 3, 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 require

Family Super Special: Happy Tails

September 18, 2019 @ 6pm

Come for a paw-some visit from certified therapy dogs Jake & Buckeye! Preschoolers and their families are invited to learn how to be dog smart when it comes to safety around our canine friends! Books, crafts, and a special time to interact with the dogs will make “happy tails” for all! No registration required.

K-5th Super Special: Lego Party

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 4:15-5:15pm

 Everything is awesome at our Lego Party!  Join us for Lego and Duplo stations with game challenges and team building.

K-5th Super Special:    SlimeFest

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 4-5:30pm

Slime! Create and play with different slime recipes and add-ins to make your own creation. Weather permitting we will be outside.

Discover Your World Family Movies @ the Library

Ugly Dolls Movie Showing

Sunday, September 22, 2019 @ 2pm

Join us for an animated adventure in the adorably different town of Uglyville.  Moxy and her UglyDoll friends embark on a journey where weirdness is celebrated and strangeness is special. The UglyDolls learn what it means to be different, realizing that they don’t have to be perfect to be amazing! Rated PG.  Runtime is 1 hr 27 mins. Snacks provided.

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 Explore

K-2: Tuesday, September 3, 2019   —  Just Add Water  — Magic Nuudles and Water beads!  Come explore hands-on experiments with water science.

3-5: Thursday, September 5, 2019  —  Who Was Series  — Who was? What was? Where was? In the Library!  We’re exploring the popular series with books, trivia and you will make your own book poster.

Week 2  Create

K-2: Tuesday, September 10, 2019  —  Slime Time —  Create your own slime and learn about the science behind slime with books and more.

3-5: Thursday, September 12, 2019  — Create outside the lines: Confetti Canvas — Painting with…tissue paper?  Yes, using a cool color transfer process.  Just add water!

Week 3 Discover

K-2: Tuesday, September 17, 2019  — Weather  —  Wind, Science and Fall.  Discover Meteorology with books, activities and design your own pinwheel craft to take home.

3-5: Thursday, September 19, 2019 —   Dare to Discover: Geodes  — A rock is a rock unless it’s a Geode.

Week 4 Read

K-2: Tuesday, September 24, 2019  —  Special Guest: North Carolina Courage Professional Soccer Players — Meet a player, listen to them read a story, and learn a few moves. There will be time to take pictures, talk and answer questions.

3-5: Thursday,  September 26, 2019    —    Read Beyond the Book: Dog Man Mania —  Calling all Dog Man fans!  Celebrate Dav Pilkey’s heroic hound with a nose for justice.

Life Hacks @ the Library (Teen EFRA)

Life Size Game of Life

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 5pm

You can be a winner in the game of life! Join us for a life size version of the Game of Life. To rent or to buy; college or career; come make all the life decisions and see if you can win!

Teen Leadership Corps (TLC)

No meeting on Labor Day (Monday, September 2, 2019) as the library is closed.

Minute to Win It!

Monday, September 9, 2019 @ 5:30pm

What can you do in one minute? Join our program to compete in games that give you one minute to win it!

Rock On, Man

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Tonight we celebrate the noble rock, by turning it into a beautiful work of art!

I Don’t Want to Grow Up!

Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 5:30pm

You’ve heard of Throwback Thursday and Flashback Fridays, but what about Mondays? Whatdo you call a Monday where you act like a kid again and have all kinds of fun? Come to our program to find out!

Washi Tape Fixes Everything

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 5:30pm

It really does, you know. Join us to discover what magic we can do with one roll of washi tape.

TLC — Teen Volunteering

For 6th-10th graders. 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  for more information.

  • Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 4:30pm
  • Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 2:30pm


Source: East Regional Library

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