Wilson County, NC: Library Programs for January 2021

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Wilson County Public Library engages the community and enhances the minds of all ages with programs, lectures, classes, and entertainment. Programs in January 2021 cover a variety of topics, designed for different age groups as noted.

All programs will be accessible via the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels, unless otherwise specified.  Registration is not required unless stated for specific programs.

January programs are virtual, with at-library pickup for activity kits. Recommendation is to observe safety measures for pickups or any library visits. In-person programs are on hold for safety during the pandemic.

For questions about the library, call 252.237.5355 or visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org. For locations and library open hours, click here.


Main Library Programs

Winter Reading Program

“Snow Place Like the Library”

January 4-March 31, 2021

Register online and start an avalanche of reading! The program is open to all ages with unique prizes for each age group.  For youth ages 0-12, every 100 minutes read earns you a prize and a chance in our grand prize drawing!

Teens age 13-18 and adults who read a minimum of 300 minutes by March 31 will be entered into a prize drawing for gift cards.

There will also be awards for the teen and adult that reads the most minutes.

Check the library website for registration links and more program information!

Youth Programs

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

STEAM Programs

Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2021 @ 7pm

Ages 5 and up. Activity packets will be available for pickup at the Circulation Desk on the Monday before each program, while supplies last.


Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021 @ 10am

Ages 0-10. Listen to a story each week!

Young Adult Programs

For more information or to register, contact Kate Brittain, Young Adult Librarian, at 252.237.5355 ext. 5073 or email.

Zoom Book Talk

Thursday, January 7, 2021 @ 4pm

Ages 12-19. Meet via Zoom to join in a guided discussion of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and hear what your peers have to say about it!  Register to obtain a Zoom link.

Gear Up for the New Year

Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 4pm

Ages 12-19. Let’s start the New Year on the right foot!  Teens are invited to meet at the designated time to learn some healthy habits to practice in 2021!  Register with the library to obtain a Zoom Link.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ 4pm

Ages 13-18. 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!  Meetings will be held via Zoom.  Please register to obtain a Zoom link.

TGIF: Teen Book of the Week

Fridays @ 11am

TGIF is a weekly book review show featuring Teen Librarian Kate Brittain. Listen to book reviews and recommendations for readers of Young Adult literature and learn background information on each title. Tune into Facebook or YouTube every Friday at 11am for a brand-new episode!

Adult Programs

For more information or to register, contact Adult Services at 252.237.5355, press option 3 or email the library.

Mental Health 101 (two dates)

Monday, January 11, 2021 @ 1:30pm (Zoom link cutt.ly/1hWfEQX)

Monday, January 25, 2021 @ 5:30pm (Zoom link cutt.ly/phWf3Rp)

Mental health professionals from Eastpointe/Therapeutic Alternatives will provide a synopsis of depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use, and self-harming behavior via a Zoom webinar.  This program is free and registration is required. Choose one of the available dates and visit the corresponding link to register.  For questions, contact Therapeutic Alternatives/Eastpointe at 919.523.5120.

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset as an essential life skill. The program draws upon eight fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial thought and process derived from the companion text, Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur.

Each online, self-paced lesson contains video case studies featuring a variety of real-world “unlikely” entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges by embracing the core concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset. For more information or to register, contact Amanda Gardner, Assistant Library Director, at 252.237.5355 ext. 5072 or email.

Local History and Genealogy Program

Wilson County Public Library: The Beginning

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 7pm

The Wilson County Public Library turns 100 years old this year. Join us on Facebook to learn how it all began.


Branch Library Programs

Black Creek Branch Library

103 Central Avenue, Black Creek, NC

Phone: 252.237.3715

Soaring into the New Year Superhero Poster

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 @ 10am-5:30pm

Ages 6-10. Soar into the New Year with a personalized superhero poster. Grab-and-go kits may be picked up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Dreams of 2021 Dreamcatchers

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 @ 10am-5:30pm

Ages 6-10. What are your dreams for 2021? Make a dreamcatcher to capture your awesome ideas! Kits may be picked up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Elm City Branch Library

114 N Railroad Street, Elm City, NC

Phone: 252.236.4269

Snowflake Photo Frames and Dream/Savings Bank Craft

Mondays-Fridays in January @ 10am-5pm

The theme for January is 2021: a time for new beginnings and dreams for the future.  Children may pick up a Snowflake Photo Frames Craft and teens may pick up a Dream/Savings Bank Craft.  Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Lucama Branch Library

103 E Spring Street, Lucama, NC

Phone: 252.239.0046

January Ginger Friends Grab-and-Go Craft Kits (two dates)

Monday, January 4, 2021 @ noon-5pm

Thursday, January 7, 2021 @ noon-5pm

Ages 5-12. Participants will create their own uniquely styled Ginger Friend with a variety of accessories that will be provided in their grab-and-go kits.  Kits may be picked up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Presidential Understanding (two dates)

Monday, January 18, 2021 @ noon-5pm

Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ noon-5pm

Participants will receive a variety of informational worksheets relating to the Flag, Presidential Trivia and Coloring Sheets in their grab-and-go kit as we prepare for the 2021 Inauguration. Kits may be picked up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Crocker Branch Library (Stantonsburg)

114 S Main Street, Stantonsburg, NC

Phone: 252.238.3758

Family Fun New Year’s Craft (three dates)

Thursday, December 31, 2020 @ 2:30-5:30pm

Monday, January 4, 2021 @ 2:30-5:30pm

Thursday January 7, 2021 @ 2:30-5:30pm

Wave in the New Year with a New Year’s wand craft! Supplies are limited, so hurry to Stantonsburg to pick up this fun craft while supplies last.

Family Fun Glitter Snowflake Craft (two dates)

Monday, January 18, 2021 @ 2:30-5:30pm

Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ 2:30-5:30pm

Let it Snow! Create beautiful snowflakes that can cover your home, but not cover the roads! This fun and glittery craft can be picked up from Stantonsburg Branch Library while supplies last.

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