Wilson County Public Library Announces October Programs

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

Wilson County Public Library offers programs for all ages at the Main Library, its five branch libraries, plus Bookmobile access during October 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, and 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.

 

Main Library

The main library is located at 249 Nash Street N, Wilson, NC.

Youth Programs

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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 @ 10am

Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019 @ 10am

Ages 3 and up.  No registration required.

Lapsit Storytime

Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 @ 9:30am

Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019 @ 9:30am

Ages 0-2.  No registration required.

Saturday Family Storytime

Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 @ 3pm

No registration required.

Bilingual Family Storytime

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 4pm

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

La hora de cuentos bilingües en el español y el ingles

El martes 29 de octubre 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 último martes de cada mes.

Youth STEAM Programs

Programs take place in Youth Services.  Some programs require registration.  For more information, contact Youth Services at 252.237.5355, press option 4.

Flying Monsters

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 7pm

Create your own monstrous straw rocket!

Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Ghost Slime

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 7pm

Share a ghost story and make some glowing ghost slime!

Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

LED Jack O’ Lanterns

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 7pm

Make and take a light up Jack O’ Lantern.

Ages 5 and up.  Registration required, as space is limited.

LEGO Club

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 7pm

Get creative with LEGOs!  This is a recurring monthly program.  All LEGOs are provided.

Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

DIY Halloween Candy

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 7pm

Learn how to make and decorate your own candy for Halloween!

Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Young Adult Programs

For more information, contact Kate Brittain, Young Adult Librarian, at 252-237-5355 ext. 5073 or kbrittain@wilson-co.com.

Upside Down Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 5-7pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Teens are invited to visit the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana and the Upside Down.  Dress to impress in your best 1980s or Stranger Things outfit for a chance to win our costume contest!  Refreshments will be provided.  Ages 13-18.  No registration required.

Adult Programs

For more information, contact Genevieve Baillie at 252-237-5355 ext. 5050 or gbaillie@wilson-co.com.

Let’s Talk About It Book Discussion: Altered Landscapes

Main Library Assembly Room

The Let’s Talk About It series meets every two weeks from August 29 through October 24, 2019.  Light refreshments will be served.  Open to all ages; contact the library for the reading list or to reserve copies of the books.

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Part 4: Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 6:30pm

The series continues with a discussion of Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy B. Tyson, led by scholar Jane K. Andrews.

Part 5: Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Dr. Jim Clark will lead us in a discussion of Plant Life by Pamela Duncan.

Paper Wreaths Craft Program

Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 2pm and 6pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Back by popular demand!  Learn how to make beautiful paper wreaths from recycled books and take home a finished wreath.  Ages 16 and up.  Free, registration required.  Call 252.237.5355 to register.

Local Author Nights

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 7pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Join us for the launch of a monthly program series celebrating the work of local authors!  Our featured authors this month are David S. Hager, author of the Hollywood Noir series featuring 1954: The Faceless Starlet Case, and Ronald Keith Taylor, author of The Day Buttercup Played Hooky from the Circus.  Authors will have books available for purchase and signing at the event.

Adult Special Needs Storytime

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 10:30am

Main Library Assembly Room
Join us for a lively storytime and craft designed specifically for special needs adults.  Registration required.  Call 252-237-5355 to register.

Medicare Basics

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 7pm

Main Library Conference Room
New to Medicare?  Have questions about your current policy?  Speakers from the Wilson County Senior Health Insurance Information Program will provide information on these topics:  What is Medicare and who is eligible; Four parts of Medicare – A, B, C, & D; Medicare supplement policies; and Programs for people with limited income & resources.

No registration required.

How to Start a Business-from Joblessness to Business Ownership

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 6-8pm

UPDATE: This business workshop has been postponed to Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Technology Classes

Technology classes take place in the Main Library Conference Room, unless otherwise specified.  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 email.

Microsoft Word Series

Each topic builds on the previous class, so please plan to attend all four sessions.

  • MS Word Basics
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @ 2-3:30pm
    Learn to create, save, open, and print documents in this beginner class.
  • MS Word Formatting Documents
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 2-3:30pm
    Learn to format and align text, apply bullets or numbers, and adjust spacing within your Word documents. Prerequisite: Attendance at MS Word Basics or equivalent experience.
  • MS Word Editing Tools
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 2-3:30pm
    Learn to use Word’s built-in editing features, including cut and paste, spell check, grammar suggestions, and adding comments to documents. Prerequisite: Attendance at MS Word Formatting Documents or equivalent experience.
  • MS Word Tables-Images-Graphics
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 2-3:30pm
    Tables, borders, backgrounds and WordArt allow users to create custom designs that make their documents pop. Learn how to use these tools to spruce up your own creations. Prerequisite: Attendance at MS Word Editing Tools or equivalent experience.

Device Advice

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 2-4pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Need help figuring out 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 Tammy Medlin, Local History and Genealogy Librarian, at 252.237.5355 x.5029 or email.

Make Do, Do Without: Couponing During World War II

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 2-3:30pm

Main Library Conference Room

Travel in time to the 1940s and discover how rationing affected life on the home front during World War II. Learn about the use of coupons and how the government made sure everyone received their fair share of rations.

Wilson County Genealogical Society meeting

Tuesday, October 24, 2019 @ 7pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Traci Thompson, Local History and Genealogy Librarian at Braswell Memorial Library and Brenda Dorsett, Wilson County Genealogical Society President, will present a Case Study of Proving Ancestors using DNA.  Traci Thompson will explain how testing the Y-DNA of a direct male line can help focus traditional research, and often help solve genealogical problems, by eliminating unrelated lineages and identifying related ones.  Examples from the Gardner and Godwin families will be used.  Brenda Dorsett will discuss autosomal DNA, and the difficulty of proving the entire line without DNA from all generations, using the Eatmon family as an example.  All are welcome.  No registration required.

 

Branch Programs

Black Creek Branch

The Black Creek Branch is located at 103 Central Avenue in Black Creek.  For more information, call 252-237-3715.

Storytime

Thursdays, October 3, 17, 2019 @ 4pm

Experience fall stories and a craft.

Ages 5-12.  No registration required.

Teen Program

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 4pm

Enjoy building with Snap Circuits.

Ages 13-18.  Registration required.

Lapsit Storytime

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 10:30am

Babies and parents will enjoy interactive stories and fingerplays.

Ages 0-4.  No registration required.

East Branch

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

Storytime

Wednesdays, October 9, 23, 2019 @ 4pm

No registration required.

Elm City Branch

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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, October 15, 29, 2019 @ 10am

Ages 1-5.  No registration required.

LEGO Club

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 3pm

Ages 4 and up.  No registration required

STEAM Program

Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 4pm

Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Lucama Branch

The Lucama Branch is located at 103 E Spring Street in Lucama.  For more information, call 252-239-0046.

Family Storytime

Tuesdays, October 1, 15, 2019 @ 4pm

Fun for families with elementary aged children!  No registration required.

Lapsit Storytime

Wednesdays, October 2, 16, 2019 @ 10:30am

Ages 0-5.  No registration required.

Teen Time

Thursdays, October 3, 17, 2019 @ 4pm

No registration required.

Family Movie Time

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 4pm

Enjoy a family friendly movie.

All ages welcome.  No registration required.

Fun Filled Fall Friday

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 4pm

Enjoy pumpkin decorating, games, treats, and more!

All ages welcome.  No registration required.

Stantonsburg Branch

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

Book Chat

Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 3-4pm

Bookmobile

For more information, call 252.237.5355.

  • Saratoga:  Tuesdays, October 8, 2019 @ 3:30-5pm
  • Rock Ridge: Wednesdays, October 9, 2019 @ 3-4pm
  • Sims:  Wednesdays, October 9, 2019 @ 4:15-5pm
  • Saratoga: Tuesdays, October 29, 2019 @ 3:30-5pm
  • Rock Ridge: Wednesdays, October 30, 2019 @ 3-4pm
  • Sims:  Wednesdays, October 30, 2019 @ 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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Source: Amanda M. Gardner, Wilson County Public Library

Ed. Note: Originally published September 20, 2019. Updated September 26 with rescheduling of business event to November.

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