Knightdale, NC: East Regional Library Programs for November 2019

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

Check out the November 2019 programs planned at East Regional Library (ERL) in Knightdale, North Carolina.

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

Library information is online at

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

ERL Library Hours

Monday-Thursday — 9am-9pm

Friday — 9am-6pm

Saturday — 9am-6pm

Sunday — 1-5pm

Adult Services

Book Advisor

This appointment-based service assists library members with learning to use Readers Advisory tools (e.g., Goodreads, NoveList) as well as finding great book suggestions for their reading tastes.

Bringing Your Garden to the Sun with Straw Bales

Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 7pm

Learn the tricks to gardening success with containers and straw bales for tomatoes, eggplants and more with Craig LeHoullier, tomato expert and local author of the award-winning book Epic Tomatoes.
Registration requested.

Meet the Artist: African American Quilts

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 11am

Join members of the local African American Quilt Circle as they display and discuss the art of quilting. No registration required.

North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission

Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 2pm

Staff from the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission explain the judicial process for having someone exonerated for a crime in North Carolina and highlight some of their extraordinary cases.

Explore Your Family Tree: Genealogy for Beginners

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 7pm

Join Wake County Genealogical Society’s Jennie Gunther as she explains the basics of genealogy and family history research.  Learn how to get started, how to record the information, and how to overcome hurdles and fill in the branches of your family tree. Registration requested.

Ten Mistakes You Make on Social Media

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 6:30pm

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


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 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, November 16, 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

Books with Brian featuring See Spot Read

Tuesday, November 5, 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.


Discover Your World Family Movies @ the Library

Craft and Film: Detective Pikachu

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2pm

Design your own Pokémon card while watching Detective Pikachu. In this new movie release, the Pokémon adventure begins when a boy comes across an intelligent, talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective to solve a mystery.   Rated PG   Run time 104 minutes.

Super Specials

K-5th Super Special: 3D Art

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 2-3pm

Make a special quilling craft on cards and more for yourself or as a gift for family and friends just in time for the holidays.  Registration is recommended.

K – 5th Super Special: Native American Heritage Celebration

Saturday, November 30, 2019 @ 3pm

Celebrate Native American Culture with crafts! Join us for activities and crafts including music makers and dream catchers for Native American Heritage Month.

Family Super Special: Honor Yoga of Knightdale

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 6pm

Join us at the library as Honor Yoga of Knightdale presents an interactive yoga program for preschoolers and their families! No registration required.

School-Aged Kid Adventures

Children in grades K-2nd and 3rd -5th create, discover, and explore through books, activities, and more.

K-2nd grade Adventures

Held on Tuesdays at 5:30pm.

  • Week 1 (Create) K-2: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 — A Million Dots  — Create with colorful confetti dots. Watch the magic as they turn into art to take home. Andrew Clements book, A Million Dots!
  • Week 2 (Discover) — K-2: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 —   Play with Clay  —  Sculpt, blend colors and create with clay. We’ll read a book, learn techniques with clay and make butter slime with clay!
  • Week 3 (Read) — K-2: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — Color Etching Art —  Read and learn about etching art techniques with different mediums, including foil and scratch art. Design your own work of art to take home.
  • Week 4  (Thanksgiving) — K-2: Tuesday,  November 26, 2019  — Princess and Dragons — Princess, dragons, and fairy tales. We’ll read “Would You Rather Be a Princess or a Dragon?” by Saltzberg. Make your own dragon race car.

3rd-5th grade Adventures

Held on Thursdays at 4:30pm.

  • Week 1 (Create) — 3-5:  Thursday,  November 7, 2019 —  Create Outside the lines – Artful Aprons   —  Turn a blank canvas into a wearable masterpiece. Design your own apron.
  • Week 2 (Discover) — 3-5: Thursday,  November 14, 2019 —   Dare to Discover: Marble Runs! — Will your team ‘s marble run be the fastest? Most Creative? Craziest? The race is on!
  • Week 3 (Read) — 3-5: Thursday,  November 21, 2019 — Read Beyond the Book: Cookbook Creations — Customize your own hot chocolate mix and add the recipe to your very own visual cookbook!
  • Week 4  (Thanksgiving) — 3-5: Thursday,  November 28, 2019 — Thanksgiving — No program.

Teens @ The Library Programs

Held on Mondays at 5:30pm for teens in grades 6-10.

Take Care

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 5:30pm

This is your time, especially for you. Come learn tips for self care and find new ways to be kind to yourself!

Veteran’s Day: Library Closed

Monday, November 11, 2019

For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do. We honor you.

You’ve Been Framed!

Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Join us as we craft the perfect picture frame to showcase your favorite memories!

Ooh La La!

Monday, November 25, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Celebrate National French Toast Day (November 28) with all things French (and toasty).


Teen Life Hacks @ the Library (Teen EFRA)

Free Fitness

Join us this week to learn simple, fun, and free ways to stay active and meet healthy goals. Go through basic exercises, fun apps and websites, and make start your own exercise plan. Come in comfortable clothes because we will be moving!


Source: East Regional Library

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