Wilson County Public Library Programs for May 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 May 2019.

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

Main Library Programs

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

Children’s Storytime Programs

Storytimes take place in Youth Services.  No registration required. For more information, call Youth Services at 252.237.5355, press option 4.

Spanish/English Bilingual Family Storytime

Held at the Main Library on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 4pm. The Library will continue this bilingual program the last Tuesday of each month.

La hora de cuentos bilingües en el español y el ingles. El martes 28 de mayo 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.

Lapsit (ages 0-2)

  • Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2019 @ 9:30am
  • Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2019 @ 9:30am

Preschool Storytime

  • Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2019 @ 10am
  • Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2019 @ 10am

Family Storytime

  • Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2019 @ 3pm

Youth STEAM Programs

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

  • Button Art: Create Your Own Card* is Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 7pm. Use buttons to craft a greeting card for any occasion, including Mother’s Day (May 12).  For ages 5 and up.  No registration required
  • Balancing Butterflies is Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 7pm. Learn about the butterfly life cycle and create a balancing butterfly while discussing the center of gravity and balance point. For ages 5 and up.  No registration required.
  • Get Painting with guest presenter Kim Valentine from Colorful Spirits* is Tuesday, May 21, 2019 @ 7pm. Guests will paint under the direction of guest presenter Kim Valentine.  Ages 5 and up.  Registration is required and limited to 25.
  • Lego Club* is Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 7pm. Lego Club is presented every fourth Tuesday of the Month.   Please join us for a fun time building.  All Legos are provided. For ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Teen Programs

For more information, contact Scott Houston, Teen Librarian, at 252.237.5355 x.5073 or via email.

  • Pre-Comic Book Day* is Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 5-7:30pm in the Main Library Assembly Room. Celebrate Free Comic Book Day early with local artists and plenty of comic book fun!  Free comic books will be available while supplies last!
  • The WCPL TEEN ADVISORY BOARD meets Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 5-6pm in the CrAFT Studio. Help create the WCPL Teen Program!  Open to all Wilson County Teens!
  • Teen Career Pathways is Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 4-6pm, in the Main Library Assembly Room. Experts from NC Works, Turning Point Workforce Development Board, and Wilson Community College will be on hand will on hand to provide teens with resources to navigate their career pathway.  No registration required. For more info, contact Amanda Gardner at 252.237.5355 ext. 5073 or email agardner@wilson-co.com.

 

Adult Programs

Health Talks: CPR and Nutrition takes place Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 6pm. in the Main Library Assembly Room. Take charge of your health with this free learning session!  Two topics will be discussed; Danielle Vick, Training Specialist, will teach the lifesaving technique of hands-only CPR, and Paula Furiness, Wellness Coordinator and Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, will talk about wellness and nutrition.  This talk is presented in partnership with Wilson Medical Center.  Free, all ages, no registration required.  For more information, contact Genevieve Baillie at 252.237.5355 x.5050 or via email.

Cooking Under Pressure: Healthy Eating the Instapot Way is Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 2pm in the Main Library Assembly Room. Are you interested in the Instapot, but not sure where to begin?  Cassidy Hall, NC Cooperative Extension Area Agent, teaches you how to make the latest kitchen gadget part of your healthy lifestyle in this free cooking workshop.  Participants will get hands-on practice and cook up some tasty samples!  Open to adults ages 18+.  Free, but registration required: call 252.237.5355 to register.  For more information, contact Genevieve Baillie at 252.237.5355 x.5050 or via email.

How to Start a Business is Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 6-9pm in the Main Library Assembly Room. May is Small Business Month.  Learn the basics of starting a business in this seminar, including key strategies for start-up, financing, and marketing; important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations, and more.  Presented in partnership with the Small Business Center at Wilson Community College.  Registration required; visit bit.ly/2Gh11yZ or call 252.246.1209 to register.

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.

File Management Basics takes place Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 2-3:30pm. Proficiency with the keyboard, mouse, and basic computing skills is required.  Learn to find electronic files quickly and easily by creating folders, organizing files into folders, and managing content.

Learn How-to Canva! on Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 6:30-8pm. Learn how to make free digital promotional designs with Canva, an online graphic design editing program.

Computer Maintenance Basics is on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 2-3:30pm. Proficiency with keyboard, mouse, and basic computing skills is required.  Learn tips and tricks for improving your computer’s performance, stability and speed through common maintenance tasks.

Cybersecurity Basics takes place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 2-3:30pm. Proficiency with keyboard, mouse, and basic computing skills is required.  Learn about common viruses, email and Internet safety, firewalls, and other security features and practices.

Join us for Device Advice on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 @ 2-4pm. in the 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.

Employment Programs

All teens are invited to Teen Career Pathways on Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 4-6pm in the Main Library Assembly Room. Experts from NC Works, Turning Point Workforce Development Board, and Wilson Community College will be on hand will on hand to provide teens with resources to navigate their career pathway.  No registration required. For more info, contact Amanda Gardner at 252.237.5355 x.5073 or by email.

Local History and Genealogy Programs

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

All adults are invited to the High School Yearbook Reunion on Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 2-3:30pm in the Local History and Genealogy Room.  Come explore our yearbook collection in the Local History and Genealogy room and reminisce about your high school days!  We’d love to hear if you were homecoming queen, played sports, or served as class president!  We are also collecting yearbooks to fill in our local high school collection. If you have a yearbook you would like to donate, please contact Natalie Copeland at 252.237.5355 x.5029 or ncopeland@wilson-co.com.

A History of the Davis Family in North Carolina and Texas takes place on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 7pm in the Main Library Assembly Room. Karen Edmundson will present her new book, A History of the Davis Family in North Carolina and Texas.  Edmundson’s first book is a narrative which describes the lives of Nathan Davis and his families, including a family tree going back nine generations. Her research focuses on families of Wayne County including Hooks, Bass, Davis, Barnes, Newsome, and more. Edmundson, a retired nurse, has lived in North Carolina for over forty years, and is passionate about her genealogy research. Hosted by the Wilson County Genealogical Society.  All are welcome and there is no charge to attend.

 

Programs at Branch Libraries

Black Creek Branch

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

Storytime is on Thursdays, May 2 and 16, 2019 @ 4pm.  All ages invited.  No registration required.

Lapsit is on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 @ 10:30am.  For ages 0-3.  No registration required.

The Teen Program* is on Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 4pm. For ages 13-18.  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 is on Wednesday, May 8, 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 is Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2019 @ 10am.  No registration required.

LEGO Club* takes place on Thursday, May 9, 2019 @ 4pm.  For ages 4 and up.  No registration required.

Monthly Book Chat is on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 4-5pm.  Adults are welcome.  No registration required.

The monthly STEAM Program* is on Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 4pm.  Ages 5 and up will explore creativity and construction.  No registration required.

Lucama Branch

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

Family Storytime is on Tuesdays, May 7 and 21, 2019 @ 4pm.  All ages will have a great time exploring, imagining, and reading amazing stories.  For all ages.  No registration required.

Lapsit Storytime takes place on Wednesdays, May 1 and 15, 2019 @ 10:30am.  Enjoy songs and board books as we have lots of fun exploring!  For ages 0-5.  No registration required.

Teen Programs* are on Thursdays, May 2 and 16, 2019 @ 4pm.  Teens will have a great time exploring crafts, games and many other activities.  For ages 11-18.  No registration required.

Join us for Book Chat on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 4pm.  Discuss your favorite books, explore similar authors and examine the Wilson County Public Library new book list.  Adults are welcome. No registration required.

Visit the library on Friday, May 31, 2019 @ 3pm for the Monthly Mystery Movie.  Vote for your favorite and stay to watch the winner.  All ages.  No registration required.

Looking for your Ancestors?  Come to the Ancestry.com Workshop on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 @ 10:30am-noon.  Learn to use Ancestry Library Edition for your genealogy research.  Registration requested, as space is limited.

The One Million Compression Training takes place on Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 11am-12:15pm.  Learn how compression CPR can save a life.  All adults welcome. This program is free and 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 is on Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 3-4pm.  No registration required.

 

Bookmobile

Bookmobile Regular Locations

The Bookmobile visits the following locations each month. For more information, call 252.237.5355.

  • Saratoga: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 3:30-5pm
  • Rock Ridge: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 3-4pm
  • Sims: Wednesday, May 15, 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.

Bookmobile at the Farmer’s Market

The Bookmobile will visit the Farmer’s Market at the Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC.

Dates are Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2019 @ 9am-noon.

Storytime will take place at 11am.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.

 

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*Some programs are 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.

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