Wilson County Public Library Programs at Wilson, NC and Branch Libraries in March 2020

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

Digital literacy classes take place at five branch locations.  See Mail Library and Branch Library Programs below for additional technology instruction.

All ages are invited to get creative in the library’s newly opened Makerspace with STEAM supplies, 3D printer, sewing machine, Cricket cutting machine, and more.

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

 

Main Library Programs

The Main Library is located at 249 Nash Street W, Wilson, NC.

Hours are 9am-9pm Monday through Wednesday, 9am-6pm Thursday through Saturday, and closed on Sundays. For questions about the library, call 252.237.5355 or visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.

Youth Programs

Programs take place in Youth Services unless otherwise specified.  For more information, contact Scott Houston, Youth Services Manager, at 252.237.5355 x.5055 or via email.

Lapsit Storytime

Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2020 @ 9:30am

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, and 2020 @ 9:30am

Ages 0-2.  No registration required.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2020 @ 10am

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2020 @ 10am

Ages 3 and up.  No registration required.

Saturday Family Storytime

Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2020 @ 3pm

No registration required.

Monday Family Storytime and Craft

March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2020 @ 6:30pm

No registration required.

Bilingual Family Storytime

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 @ 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 31 de marzo 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

Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2020 @ 7pm

Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

LEGO Club

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 @ 7pm

Recurring monthly program.  All LEGOs are provided.  Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

Young Adult Programs

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

March Madness Bracket Challenge

Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 4:30-5:30pm

Held in the Main Library Teen Room. Teens are invited to experience March Madness and fill out a NCAA tournament bracket!  The winner will receive a surprise gift.  Ages 13-18 welcome.  No registration required.

Teen Advisory Board

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @ 4:30-5:30pm

Held in the Main Library Teen Room. 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!  Refreshments will be served.  Ages 13-18 welcome.  No registration required.

Adult Programs

For more information, contact Genevieve Baillie, Extension Services Manager, at 252.237.5355 x.5050 or via email.

Local Author Night

Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 6pm

Held in the Main Library Assembly Room. Join us for our monthly celebration of the work of local authors. Guests this month are Barbara Robl, editor of her mother Lolly Grantham’s book of poetry Faded Roses, and Beverly Ham, author of 15 Reasons Why We Need the Holy Spirit. Copies of these works will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Open to all ages.  No registration required.

Adult Special Needs Storytime

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 10:30am

Held in the 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.

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.

Online Genealogy Resources*

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 2-4pm

Held at the Elm City Branch Library, 114 N Railroad Street, Elm City, NC. Drop in for 1:1 assistance with two electronic library databases, Ancestry Library Edition and the Wilson Times Digital Archive.  Learn how to research census entries and obituaries.  These databases may be accessed from any Wilson County Public Library location, although not available from home.  No registration required.

Wilson County Genealogical Society Meeting

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 @ 7pm

Held in the Main Library Assembly Room. Donnie Lowe will present An Adoptee’s Search to find His Birth Parents.  Mr. Lowe will explain his search methods, along with the highs of finding his living biological family members and the lows of discovering the tragedies that befell others.  All are welcome.  No registration required.

Digital Literacy Programs*

Digital Literacy Programs take place in the Main Library Conference Room unless otherwise specified.  For more information or to register, contact Adult Services at 252.237.5355 x.5028 or via email.

Computer Basics Series*

Wednesdays @ 2-3:30pm

This is a three-part series. Registration is required; register for each class.

Keyboard & Mouse Basics*March 4, 2020 — Learn how to left-click, right-click, double click, use basic command keys, and navigate various areas of the keyboard in this beginner class.

Computer Basics*March 11, 2020Prerequisite: Attendance at Keyboard & Mouse Basics or equivalent experience. Learn the basics of computing, including how to start your computer, save and re-open a file, and create a folder.

Internet Basics*March 18, 2020Prerequisite: Attendance at Computer Basics or equivalent experience. Learn basic internet terminology, how to navigate a browser, locate a website, identify common domains, and stay safe while searching the internet.

1:1 Technology Assistance*

Available at the Main Library. Need help with a smartphone, tablet, e-Reader, or laptop?  Call 252.237.5355 x.5028 to make an appointment for 1:1 assistance from library staff.  Sessions may be limited to 30 minutes depending upon staff availability.

 

Branch Library Programs

Black Creek Branch Library

103 Central Avenue
Black Creek, NC

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Phone: 252.237.3715

Family Storytime

Thursdays, March 5 and 19, 2020 @ 4pm

We will read St. Patrick’s Day stories and make a fun craft. Ages 5-12. No registration required.

Device Advice *

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 3pm

Need help with a smartphone, tablet, e-Reader, or laptop?  Receive 1:1 assistance from library staff.  Registration requested, call 252-237-3715 to register.

Teen Program

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 4pm

Join the library for this program and make index card towers.  Ages 13-18. No registration required.

Lapsit Storytime

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @ 10:30am

Engage with stories about the beautiful season of spring. Ages 0-4. No registration required.

East Branch Library

6000-C Ward Blvd
Wilson, NC

Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 2-5:30pm
  • Friday-Sunday: Closed

Phone: 252.237.2627

Google Tools Series*

Tuesdays @ 3-4:30pm

This is a three-part series. Registration is required; register for each class by calling 252.237.2627.

Intro to Google Tools*March 10, 2020Prerequisite: Basic Internet skills are required. Learn how Google’s tools for communication, collaboration, productivity, and creativity can help simplify life by allowing you to create, organize, share, and store information in this class.

Gmail Basics*March 17, 2020Prerequisite: Attendance at Intro to Google Tools or equivalent experience. Learn to create a free Google Gmail email account and use its features to send, receive, and organize email messages in this class.

Google Chrome*March 24, 2020Prerequisite: Attendance at previous classes or equivalent experience. Learn how to personalize Google Chrome with the Web Store and enhance your web browsing experience in this class.

Storytime

Wednesdays, March 11 and 25, 2020 @ 4pm

No registration required.

 

Elm City Branch Library

114 N Railroad Street
Elm City, NC

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Phone: 252.236.4269

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, March 3 and 24, 2020 @ 10:30am

Ages 0-4.  No registration required.

LEGO Club

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 4pm

Ages 4 and up.  No registration required.

Online Genealogy Resources*

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 2-4pm

Drop in for 1:1 assistance with two electronic library databases, Ancestry Library Edition and Wilson Times Digital Archives.  Learn how to research census entries and obituaries.  These databases may be accessed at any Wilson County Public Library location, although not available from home.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Tammy Medlin, Local History and Genealogy Librarian, at 252.237.5355 x.5029 or via email.

Pinterest Series*

Tuesdays @ 10:30am-noon

Interested in Pinterest and don’t know where to start? This class will have you organizing your home and recipe ideas in no time!  Registration required, call 252.236.4269 to register.

Pinterest Basics*March 17, 2020Prerequisite: An email address and basic Internet skills are required. Create a free account at www.pinterest.com prior to class. Learn how you can use Pinterest to create a virtual bulletin board to share recipes, craft ideas, images, and other things you love in this introductory class.

Pinterest-Getting Started*March 31, 2020Prerequisite: Attendance at Pinterest Basics or equivalent experience. Learn how to build your collection of useful pins and boards, follow fellow Pinners, and adjust basic security settings in this hands-on class.

STEAM Program

Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 4pm

Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.

 

Lucama Branch Library

103 E Spring Street
Lucama, NC

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Phone: 252.239.0046

Family Storytime

Tuesdays, March 3 and 17, 2020 @ 4pm

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

Lapsit Storytime

Wednesdays, March 4 and 18, 2020 @ 10:30am

Ages 0-4.  No registration required.

Teen Time

Thursdays, March 5 and 19, 2020 @ 4pm

No registration required.

Hail to the Green

Friday, March 6, 2020 @ 4pm

No registration required.

Computer Maintenance Basics*

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 11am-12:30pm

Prerequisite: Keyboard/mouse skills and basic computing skills are required. Learn tips and tricks for improving your computer’s performance, stability and speed through common maintenance tasks in this class.  Registration required, call 252-239-0046 to register.

 

Crocker Branch Library (Stantonsburg)

114 S Main Street
Stantonsburg, NC

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 1:30-5pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Phone: 252.238.3758

Device Advice*

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 2-4pm

Need help with a smartphone, tablet, e-Reader, or laptop?  Receive 1:1 assistance from library staff.  Registration requested, call 252-238-3758 to register.

Friday Family Fun

Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 2-4pm

Enjoy a family friendly craft with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. No registration required.

Book Chat

Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 3-4pm

No registration required.

Bookmobile

For more information, call 252.237.5355.

Saratoga: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 3:30-5pm

Rock Ridge: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 3-4pm

Sims: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 4:15-5pm

Saratoga: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 @ 3:30-5pm

Rock Ridge:  Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 3-4pm

Sims: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 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.

For more information, call 252.237.5355.

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*  This project/program/service is 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 NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-19-0034-19).

Source: Wilson County Public Library

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