Wilson County Public Library Programs for January 2020

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

 

Wilson County Public Library staff have planned a robust program lineup to kick off the New Year!

Wilson County Public Library received a Library Services and Technology Grant Act (LSTA) EZ Grant for Digital Literacy in 2019.  The award was $28,905 with a 25% match of library funds.  Thirty-five laptops and charging storage carts were purchased, which has allowed for the expansion of digital literacy training at the Main Library and the addition of classes at all five branch locations beginning in January 2020.

Future digital literacy initiatives will also include the addition of one-on-one technology appointments with a librarian.  The New Year is the perfect time to set new personal goals.  If you are looking to enhance your technology skills, check out the class lineup at branch locations listed below.

Wilson County Public Library offers programs for all ages at the Main Library in Wilson, North Carolina, its five branch libraries, plus Bookmobile access.

Main Library hours are: 9am-9pm on Monday through Wednesday, and 9am-6pm on Thursday through Saturday. Branch hours vary. All locations are closed on Sundays.

For questions about the library programs and services, 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 takes place:

  • Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2020 @ 10am
  • Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2020 @ 10am

For ages 3 and up. Registration is not required.

Lapsit Storytime schedule is:

  • Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2020 @ 9:30am
  • Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2020 @ 9:30am

For ages 0-2. Registration is not required.

Saturday Family Storytime is scheduled for January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2020, 3pm. Registration is not required.

Monday Family Storytime and Craft takes place on January 6, 13, and 27, 2020, 6:30pm. Registration is not required.  There will be no storytime on Monday, January 20 as the library will close in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Bilingual Family Storytime at the Main Library is Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 4pm. The Library will continue this bilingual program the last Tuesday of each month.  Registration is not required. / La hora de cuentos bilingües en el español y el ingles. El martes 28 de enero 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.

STEAM programs take place on Tuesdays, January 7, 14, and 21, 2020, 7pm. For ages 5 and up.  Registration is not required.

LEGO Club occurs monthly, with the next date Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 7pm. All LEGOs are provided.  For ages 5 and up.  Registration is not required.

Join Bright Star Touring Theatre on Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1pm and 3pm, as they take a historical journey through time with Rosa Parks. This Project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.  Ages 5 and up are invited and registration is not required.

Young Adult Programs

For more information, contact Kate Brittain at 252.237.5355 x.5073 or via email.

The Wilson County Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) gives teens the opportunity to share ideas and plan programs and services offered to their peers by the library. Members of TAB attend monthly meetings and assist in at least one teen program each school year.  Participation may count toward school and National Honor Society service hours.  Students in grades 7-12 are invited to enjoy pizza and learn more about TAB on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 5pm in the Main Library Assembly Room.  Registration is not required.

Adult Programs

For more information, contact Genevieve Baillie at 252.237.5355 x.5073 or via email.

Are you new to Medicare? Do you have questions about your current policy?  On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 7pm, speakers from the Wilson County Senior Health Insurance Information Program will provide information and answer your questions.  Registration is not required.

Digital Literacy Classes

For more information, contact Amanda Gardner at 252.237.5355 x.5072 or via email.

NOTE: Due to the potential of continued renovations at the Main Library in January 2020, all digital literacy classes will take place at branch locations. Classes will resume at all six locations in February 2020.

Local History and Genealogy Programs

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

Wilson County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 7pm, at the Register of Deeds office, 101 Goldsboro Street, Wilson, NC.  Lisa J. Stith, Wilson County Register of Deeds, will explain how to locate deed records, birth and death records, marriage licenses, grave removal records, and survey plats.  Research will be allowed during this meeting.  Access to the building will be granted on Goldsboro Street beginning at 6:40pm.  All are welcome.  Registration is not required.

 

Programs at Branches

Black Creek Branch Library

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

Black Creek branch hours are 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and closed Saturday-Sunday.

Storytime for ages 5-12 will be Thursdays, January 2 and 16, 2020, 4pm.  Registration is not required.

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to create mini canvas paintings on Thursday, January 9, 2020, 4pm.  Registration is required.

Lapsit Storytime for ages 0-4 is on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:30am.  Registration is not required.

Three-part Computer Basics Series is held Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm.

  • January 14, 2020: Keyboard and Mouse Basics
  • January 21, 2020:  Computer Basics
  • January 28, 2020: Internet Basics

Each topic builds on the previous class, so plan to attend all three sessions.  Registration is required.  Call 252.237.3715 to register.

East Branch Library

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

East Branch hours are 2-5:30pm Monday-Thursday and closed Friday-Sunday.

Storytime is on Wednesdays, January 8 and 22, 2020, 4pm.  Registration is not required.

Three-part Computer Basics Series will be held Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm.

  • January 6, 2020: Keyboard & Mouse Basics
  • January 13, 2020: Computer Basics
  • January 27, 2020: Internet Basics

Each topic builds on the previous class, so plan to attend all three sessions.  Registration is required.  Call 252.237.2627 to register.

Elm City Branch Library

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

Elm City hours are 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and closed Saturday-Sunday.

Preschool Storytime for ages 1-5 takes place on Tuesdays, January 7 and 21, 2020, 10:30am.  Registration is not required.

LEGO Club for ages 4 and up is Thursday, January 9, 2020, 4pm.  Registration is not required.

STEAM Program for ages 5 and up is Thursday, January 23, 2020, 4pm.  Registration is not required.

Are you interested in Pinterest, but don’t know where to begin?  Register for a Pinterest Series on Tuesdays 10:30am-noon.  On January 14, 2020, learn Pinterest Basics. Then, advance to Pinterest: Getting Started on January 28, 2020.  An email address and basic Internet skills are required.  Create a free account at www.pinterest.com prior to class.  Registration is required. Call 252.237.4269 to register.

 

Lucama Branch Library

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

Lucama hours are 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and closed Saturday-Sunday.

Family Storytime, for families with elementary aged children, takes place on Tuesdays, January 7 and 21, 2020, 4pm.  Registration is not required.

Lapsit Storytime, for ages 0-5, is on Wednesdays, January 8 and 22, 2020, 10:30am. Registration is not required.  Join us for Teen Time on Thursdays, January 9 and 23 at 4:00 p.m.  Registration is not required.

Get Social with Facebook Classes on Wednesdays 11am-12:30pm.

  • Learn the Basics on January 15, 2020
  • Go deeper with Facebook: Getting Started on January 29, 2020

Plan to attend both sessions.  Basic Internet skills are required for this class.  Registration is required.  Register at 252.239.0046.

Stantonsburg Branch Library

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

Stantonsburg library hours are 1:30-5pm Monday-Friday and closed Saturday-Sunday.

Book Chat is Thursday, January 2, 2020, 3-4pm.  Registration is not required.

Three-part Computer Basics Series on Tuesdays 3-4:30pm.

  • January 9, 2020: Keyboard & Mouse Basics
  • January 16, 2020: Computer Basics
  • January 23, 2020: Internet Basics.

Each topic builds on the previous class, so plan to attend all three sessions.  Registration is required.  Please call 252-238-3758 to register.

 

Bookmobile

The Bookmobile visits the following locations:

  • Saratoga: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 @ 3:30-5pm
  • Rock Ridge: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 3-4pm
  • Sims:  Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 4:15-5pm

For more information, call 252.237.5355.

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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Digital Literacy classes are made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-19-0034-19).

 

Source: Amanda Gardner, Wilson County Public Library

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