Wilson County Public Library Programs for July 2019

Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC.
Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC.

Wilson County Public Library will offer a variety of programs for all ages at the Main Library and Branches in July 2019.

Founded in 1939, the Wilson County Public Library engages the community and enhances the minds of all ages with programs, lectures, classes, and entertainment.

Main Library hours are 9am-9pm Monday through Wednesday & 9am-6pm Thursday through Saturday.

Branch hours vary.

All locations are closed on Sundays.

For questions about the library, call 252.237.5355 or visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.

Regarding Summer Reading: Wilson County Public Library invites all ages to experience our Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, continuing in July.  Programs for children are scheduled at all six locations and for teens at the Main Library, Lucama Library, and Elm City Library.  The Adult Summer Reading Program takes place at the Main Library.

A Universe of Stories is made possible by the generous assistance of the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library.  All programs are free and open to the public.

Main Library

The Main Library is located at 249 Nash Street W, Wilson, North Carolina.

Youth Programs

For more information, contact Youth Services at 252.237.5355, press option 4.

Lapsit Storytime

Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019 @ 9:30am

Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, 2019 @ 9:30am

Ages 0-2.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019 @ 10am

Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25; 10am

Ages 3 and up.

Family Storytime

Saturdays, July 6, 13, 27, 2019 @ 3pm

All ages.

Spanish Storytime

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 4pm

Join us for Spanish/English Family Storytime at the Main Library.  The Library will continue this bilingual program the fourth Tuesday of each month.  No registration required.

La hora de cuentos bilingües en el español y el ingles

El martes 23 de julio a las cuatro de la tarde la sucursal principal de la biblioteca pública del Condado de Wilson va a presentar su hora de cuentos bilingües. La biblioteca quiere presentar este programa el cuarto martes de cada mes.

Storytimes take place in Youth Services.  No registration required.

Sky Full of Stories

Monday, July 1, 2019 @ 7pm

Enjoy sun, moon, and star stories with Scott and Debbie.  Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Sea Moons Presented by the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Monday, July 8, 2019 @ 7pm

North Carolina Aquarium staff will present a program featuring live moon jellies.  Explore why the celestial moon is so important to sea turtles, discuss why moon jellies were named after the moon and learn how sea turtles pursue them as food.  Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Sun, Moon, and Star Yoga

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 7pm

Enjoy yoga with instructor Stacy Matthews.  Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Bright Star Touring Theater Presents: Jack’s Adventures in Space

Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 3pm

When it comes to adventure and imagination, no one beats Jack! Come along with Jack in this out-of-this-world adventure through the solar system! Learn about the origins of the names of the planets Mercury to Neptune, and even the controversial Pluto. Students will also learn about the physical features of the various planets and discover fun facts about each planet’s special path around the sun in this fun STEM adventure! This program is given in loving memory of Paul McRae Kushner by his parent.  Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Youth STEAM Programs

Programs take place in Youth Services.  For more information, contact Debra Schmitzer, Youth Services Librarian, at 252.237.5355, press option 4.

Moon-Roving with OZOBOTs*

Tuesday, July 2, 7:00 p.m.

Program OZOBOTS to travel the moon.  Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Craft your own Sea Turtle Puppet*

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 @ 7pm

Create your own sea turtle paper bag puppet.  Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Create your own Minecraft selfie*

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 7pm

Draw yourself as a Minecraft Character.  Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Lego Club*

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 7pm

Lego Club is presented every fourth Tuesday of the month.   Please join us for a fun time building.  All Legos are provided.  Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Discover Rattlesnakes*

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 7pm

Learn about rattlesnakes and make a rattlesnake tail.  Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Young Adult Programs

All teens are invited to explore A Universe of Stories during the Young Adult Summer Reading Program!  For more information, contact Scott Houston, Youth Services Manager, at 252.237.5355 x.5055 or shouston@wilson-co.com.

Interstellar Crafting Programs*

Thursdays, 3-5pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Ages 12 and up.  No registration required.

  • July 11, 2019: Galaxy Bottles
  • July 18, 2019: Galaxy Rocks
  • July 25, 2019: CD Spinning Tops

Teen Summer Movie

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 @ 5-7:30pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Travel to the 90’s to discover the origin of a galactic hero!  Movie is rated PG-13.

Sci Fi Gaming

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 3-6pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Join Dreamdaze for an afternoon of Sci Fi and classic games.  Door prizes will be awarded.

DIY Maker Wednesdays*

June 12-July 24, 2019 @ 10am-8pm

Join us for DIY crafts in the Second-floor CrAFT Studio.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.

Adult Programs

The second annual Adult Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, continues in July.  Join us for a variety of space-themed activities, including lectures, movies, crafts, a space-themed walking challenge for the entire family, and the chance to win cool prizes!  For more information, contact Genevieve Baillie at 252.237.5355 x.5050 or gbaillie@wilson-co.com.

Space Race Walking Challenge

June 1-July 19, 2019

Walk the solar system in this space-themed walking challenge!  All finishers will be entered in a gift card drawing.  All ages.  Registration required.  Please visit the Circulation Desk to register.

Friday Morning Family Movies

Fridays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 @ 10am

Free movie, free refreshments! All ages welcome.

No registration required for small groups, but space is limited, so come early to be sure of getting a seat!   (All bookings for large groups have been reserved for July.)

Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 @ 11am

John Todd from the Tar River Astronomy Club will provide an introduction to this heaven-watching hobby.  All ages.  No registration required.

Starry Night Painting Party

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 2pm and 6pm (two times)

Calling all artists!  Follow along as we paint a charming night scene and paint your own masterpiece to take home!  Ages 16 and up.  Free, registration required.  Call 252.237.5355 to register.

Retro Moon Landing Party

Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 3-5pm

We’re partying like it’s 1969!  Join us for a party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.  Enjoy moon-themed refreshments, then watch along as we rebroadcast the moon landing at the original time of 4:17pm.  Wearing 1960s-themed clothing is optional but encouraged.  All ages.  No registration required.

Technology Classes

Technology classes take place in the Main Library Conference Room.  Registration required, as space is limited.  To register, call 252.237.5355.  For more information, contact Karey Blanchard at 252.237.5355 x.5074 or via email.

Computer Basics series

Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm

This is a three-part beginner series.  Please register for each class.

  • July 10, 2019:  Keyboard & Mouse Basics
  • July 17, 2019: Computer Basics
  • July 24, 2019: Internet Basics

Microsoft Excel Series

Mondays, 6:30-8pm

This is a continuation of a four-part series.  Computer proficiency and basic Excel experience is required.

  • July 8, 2019: Part 3-Formulas and Functions
  • July 15, 2019: Part 4-Working with Tables

Device Advice

Wednesday, July 31, 2-4pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Need help figuring out how to use your tablet, smartphone, or eReader? Drop in for 1:1 assistance from library staff.  Registration requested.

Local History and Genealogy programs

For more information, contact Natalie Copeland, Local History and Genealogy Librarian, at 252.237.5355 x.5029 or via email.

Discover Your Family History I: Learn How to Build A Family Tree

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 @ 2-3pm

Main Library Conference Room

This introductory workshop will enable you to connect to the past by researching and building a family tree.  Learn about basic record types that will help you build a strong family tree as well as tips for tracking and organizing your family tree data.  Registration is requested.  Call 252.237.5355 to register.

Discover Your Family History II: Preserving Your Family Tree

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 2-3pm

Main Library Conference Room

Learn how to organize and preserve your family history data in a digital format.  Explore online tree-building tools and places where you can share your family history documents and images online.  Registration is requested.  Call 252.237.5355 to register.

 

Programs Held at Branches

Children’s Summer Reading Programs*

June 10-July 25, 2019 (no programs July 1-5)

Black Creek Library: Mondays, 3pm

East Library: Wednesdays, 3pm

Elm City Library: Tuesdays, 3pm

Lucama Library: Tuesdays, 4pm

Stantonsburg Library: Thursdays, 3pm

Ages 5 and up.

Branch Teen Summer Reading Programs*

June 10-July 25, 2019 (no programs July 1-5)

Elm City Library: Thursdays, 3pm

Lucama Library: Thursdays, 3pm

Ages 12-18.

Black Creek

The Black Creek Branch is located at 103 Central Avenue in Black Creek.  For more information, call 252.237.3715.

Lapsit Storytime

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 10:30am

Ages 0-3.  No registration required.

Children’s Summer Reading Program*

June 10-July 22, 2019 (no program July 1)

Mondays, 3pm

Ages 5 and up.

East

The East Branch is located at 6000-C Ward Blvd in Wilson.  For more information, call 252.237.2627.

Children’s Summer Reading Program*

June 12-July 24, 2019 (no program July 3)

Wednesdays, 3pm

Ages 5 and up.

Elm City

The Elm City Branch is located at located at 114 N Railroad Street in Elm City.  For more information, call 252.237.4269.

Children’s Summer Reading Program*

June 11-July 23, 2019 (no program July 2)

Tuesdays, 3pm

Ages 5 and up.

Teen Summer Reading Program*

June 12-July 25, 2019 (no program July 4)

Thursdays, 3pm

Ages 12-18.

Lucama

The Lucama Branch is located at 103 E Spring Street in Lucama.  For more information, call 252.239.0046.

Summer Reading Lapsit Storytime

Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019 @ 10:30am

Come out as we explore space and read some interactive books, games and activities too! Let’s have a Blast!  Ages 0-5.  Registration required.

Family Movie Afternoons

Fridays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 @ 3pm

Enjoy a family-friendly movie for all ages!

No registration required.

Children’s Summer Reading Program*

June 11-July 23, 2019 (no program July 2)

Tuesdays, 4pm

Ages 5 and up.

Teen Summer Reading Program*

June 13-July 25, 2019 (no program July 4)

Thursdays, 3pm

Ages 12-18.

Stantonsburg

The Stantonsburg Branch is located at 114 S Main Street in Stantonsburg.  For more information, call 252.238.3758.

Children’s Summer Reading Program

June 13-July 25, 2019 (no program July 4)

Thursdays, 3pm

Ages 5 and up.

Bookmobile

For more information, call 252.237.5355.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019:  Saratoga 3:30-5pm

Wednesday, July 17, 2019:  Rock Ridge 3-4pm

Wednesday, July 17, 2019:  Sims 4:15-5pm

Below are the “nearest addresses to where the bookmobile parks.”

  • Saratoga:  Across the street from Premier Auto Body, 6822 Main Street, Saratoga, NC. (The bookmobile parks in an empty lot across the street from the body shop.)
  • Rock Ridge:  In the parking lot adjacent to Williamson Peanuts, 6512 Rock Ridge School Road, Wilson, NC (Exit 116 off I-95).
  • Sims:  In the parking lot adjacent to the Sheriff’s outpost located at 6402 Hwy 264a, Sims, NC.

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*Program funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant awarded to Wilson County Public Library for the creation of a CrAFT Studio—Creativity, Art, Fabrication, and Technology lab.  The CrAFT Studio will combine the Makerspace movement with STEAM subjects through robotics, coding, crafts, electronics, and more.

 

Source: Amanda M. Gardner, Wilson County Public Library

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