Wilson County Public Library November 2021 Programs

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November is traditionally a time of year for giving thanks and showing gratitude.  The staff of the Wilson County Public Library is thankful for the support provided by our community, partner organizations, and local governments.

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.   — Ralph Waldo Emerson

All library locations will close Thursday, November 11, 2021 in observation of Veterans Day and November 25-27, 2021 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

All library programs are free of charge.  Registration is required for some programs.

Wilson County Public Library engages the community and enhances the minds of all ages with programs, lectures, classes, and entertainment.  For more information about library programs and services, visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org or call 252.237.5355.


Main Library Programs

Wilson County Public Library

249 Nash Street West, Wilson, North Carolina

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm

Phone: 252-237-5355

Annual Friends of the Library Booksale

Saturday, November 6, 2021 @ 10am-5pm

Sunday, November 7, 2021 @ 11am-5pm

Calling all book lovers!  Join us for the annual Friends of the Library Booksale during the Whirligig Festival.  We’ve outgrown the Bookmobile, so this year’s sale will take place at the Main Library.

Most books are priced 50 cents to $1 each.  Watch for falling prices at the end of the sale!

Turkey Centerpiece Take & Make Craft

November 8-24, 2021

Ages 13 and up.  Turn a recycled book into a beautiful turkey centerpiece for your holiday table!  Pick up a free craft kit containing a book, posterboard, loose book pages, and printed templates at the Circulation Desk.  You will need scissors and glue to complete the craft.  A demonstration video will be posted to Facebook and YouTube.

Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.


Youth Programs

Programs will take place on Facebook and YouTube unless otherwise specified.  Registration is not required unless stated for specific programs.  For more information, contact Scott Houston, Youth Services Manager, at shouston@wilson-co.com or 252-237-5355 ext. 5055.

STEAM Programs

Tuesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021 @ 7pm

Ages 5 and up. Join us for science, technology, engineering, art, and math-themed programs.


Wednesdays, November 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2021 @ 10am

Ages 0-10.  Join us for an all-ages storytime led by library staff.  Each week we will explore a new theme with favorite stories, old and new!

Pajama Storytime

Thursdays, November 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021 @ 5pm

Ages 3-6.  Join the library every Thursday for Pajama Storytime. Branch librarians will provide stories, songs, and other surprises to help our younger patrons have pleasant dreams.

Bilingual Storytime

Fridays, November 5, 12, and 19, 2021 @ 5pm

Ages 0-10.  Listen to favorite stories in English and Spanish!

Signing Storytime

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 5pm

Ages 0-10.  Introducing a new storytime in partnership with Barton College Deaf Education Students!  This storytime will be presented in American Sign Language and Spoken English.

International Games Week

November 8-12*, 2021 @ 1pm

Ages 0-10.  Join the Youth Services staff in making your own games!  Tune in to a demonstration video each day at 1:00 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube.  Kits will be available at the Main Library Youth Services Desk.

*All library locations will be closed on November 11.


Young Adult Programs

Programs will take place on Zoom or Facebook/YouTube unless otherwise specified.  For more information or to register, contact Kate Brittain at 252-237-5355 ext. 5073 or via email.

Teens Talk Books

Thursday, November 4, 2021 @ 4pm

Ages 12-19.  Teens are invited to a Zoom Book Talk featuring Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac.  Join us for a guided discussion on this novel and hear what your peers have to say about it!  Please register to obtain a Zoom link.

TGIF: Teen Book Review

Friday, November 12, 2021 @ 11am

TGIF is a 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 for a brand-new, “Thanksgiving-sized” episode!

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 4pm

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!  Please register to obtain a Zoom link.


Adult Programs

The Holiday Spud: A Fresh Take on Sweet Potato Cake

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 @ 7pm

Join Librarian Naija Speight to learn about the history of the sweet potato. A cooking demonstration featuring a delicious dessert will follow. This program will air on Facebook and YouTube.  For more information, contact Naija Speight at 252-237-5355 ext. 5074 or nspeight@wilson-co.com.


Local History & Genealogy Programs

Introducing the ViewScan4

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 7pm

Join Local History Librarian Tammy Medlin as she demonstrates the library’s new ViewScan4 microfilm readers! These machines are digital, have large LCD displays, and allow microfilm/fiche images to be printed or downloaded via USB.  These two ViewScan4 machines were gifted to the library by a generous donor. This program may be viewed on Facebook or YouTube.  For more information, contact Tammy Medlin, Local History and Genealogy Librarian, at tmedlin@wilson-co.com or 252-237-5355 ext. 5029.


Branch Library Programs

Black Creek Branch Library

103 Central Avenue, Black Creek, NC

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm

Phone: 252-237-3715

Craft-to-Go Kits

Ages 6-10. Kits are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

  • Pumpkin Construction: beginning November 8*, 2021 — Get a head start on your Thanksgiving Day plans by building with candy pumpkins! Using candy pumpkins, toothpicks, and your STEM skills, construct a candy building!  *All library locations will be closed on November 11.
  • Turkey Dress-Up: beginning November 22*, 2021  — Create a turkey ballerina or turkey pirate using popsicle sticks and craft supplies.

*All library locations will be closed on November 25 and 26.


Elm City Branch Library

114 N Railroad Street, Elm City, NC

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm

Phone: 252-236-4269

Craft-to-Go Kits

November 1-30*, 2021

Kits are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Ages 6-10:  Express yourself through printmaking and symbols. This craft is provided by the NC Museum of Art.

Ages 11-18:  Make an Out of this World Eyewear craft!  Create a pair of fantastic and funky sculpted glasses inspired by artist Cyrus Kabiu.  This craft is provided by the NC Museum of Art.

Ages 18 and up:  Decorate, paint, and create a beautiful birdhouse for your feathered friends or to display in your home!

*All library locations will be closed on November 11, 25, and 26.


Lucama Branch Library

103 E. Spring Street, Lucama, NC

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm

Phone: 252-239-0046

Season of Thanks

November 22-24, noon-5pm

Ages 5 and up.  Receive a holiday kit to craft a uniquely designed bookmark and coloring sheet detailing what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Kits are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.


Crocker Branch Library

114 S Main Street, Stantonsburg, NC

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm, 2-6pm

Phone: 252-238-3758

Family Fun Craft-to-Go Kits

Ages 5-12.  Kits are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

  • Owl Craft: November 1-5, 2021 — Have fun putting together an owl with this week’s craft! Please note, this craft includes glitter.
  • Crinkle Fall Trees: November 15-19, 2021 — Learn about the changing season and create a fun fall tree with this week’s to-go craft!


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