Wilson County Library Announces Programs for November

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

Wilson County Public Library offers programs for all ages. Coming up in November, enjoy storytimes, a family movie, and more this month at the Main Library and Branches.

Main Library hours are Monday through Wednesday 9am-9pm, Thursday through Saturday 9am-6pm. Branch hours vary.

All locations are closed on Sundays.

For more information, call 252.237.5355 or visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.

 

Main Library Programs

The Wilson County Public Library systems Main Library is located at 249 Nash Street W, Wilson NC. For more details, contact Youth Services at 252.237.5355, option 4.

Children’s Programs

Storytimes

  • Lapsit (ages 0-2): Every Wednesday and Thursday @ 9:30am
  • Preschool storytime: Every Wednesday and Thursday @ 10am
  • Family storytimes:  Saturdays @ 3pm

The above storytime events are held in the Children’s Room.  No registration is required.

Ozobots*

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 @ 7pm

“Pocket Size Robots, Infinite possibilities.” Come and play with Ozobots in the Children’s Room. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Snap Circuits*

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 7pm

Explore electricity and circuits with Snap Circuit in the Children’s Room. Recommended for ages 4 and up. No registration required.

Turkey Craft Night*

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 7pm

Join us to make a Thanksgiving turkey in the Children’s Room. Recommended for ages 4 and up.  No registration required.

Lego Club*

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 7pm

Join us for a fun creative time with Legos  in the Children’s Room. Recommended for ages 4 and up. No registration required.

Teen Programs

For more information, contact Scott Houston, Teen Librarian, at 252-237-5355 ext. 5073 or shouston@wilson-co.com.

International Games Week

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 6-8pm

Celebrate with a night of classic board games, puzzles, and video games in the Assembly Room. Event designed for ages 12-18.  No registration required. Check the CrAFT Studio each day for our game of the day during the week.

Knitting for Knewbies*

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 6-8pm

Join us as we learn how to knit using quick knit looms in the Assembly Room. Designed for ages 12-18.  No registration required.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 6-7pm

Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and have a voice in choosing the library’s Teen programming, services, and resources.  You can also earn those sweet community service hours. Held in the Main Library CrAFT Studio on the second floor. No registration required.

Employment Programs

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

Job Search and Resume Assistance

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 2-4pm

Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 2-4pm

Learn about job resources available through the NCWorks Career Center and website.  Explore career options with Traitify.  Receive one-on-one assistance in creating a resume and applying for jobs. Held in the Main Library Conference Room. Laptops will be provided.  No registration required.

Computer Training

For more information, contact Mark Robinson at 252-237-5355, ext. 5074 or mrobinson@wilson-co.com.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 2-3:30pm

Learn how to create, format, and save a document using Microsoft Word as a word processor.  Prerequisites include the mastery of mouse handling and keyboarding. Held in the Conference Room. Registration required.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 6-7:30pm

Learn the basics of spreadsheets, an interactive computer application used for organization, analysis, and storage of data. Keyboard and basic computer proficiency required. Held in the Conference Room. Registration required.

Adult Programs

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

Wire Wrap Bracelets Craft Class

Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 2pm

Join guest presenter Debbie Skinner as she walks us through the process of making a beautiful beaded wire-wrap bracelet.  Learn the techniques and take home a finished bracelet.  This free class is open to adults 18 and older. Held in the Assembly Room. Registration required; call 252-237-5355 to register.

Pre-thanksgiving Family Movie

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 11am

Need to entertain the kids during the Thanksgiving break?  Bring them to our free family movie in the Assembly Room  We will show a PG-rated movie and serve free popcorn and lemonade; feel free to bring your own snacks or lunch.  No registration required; large groups, please contact the library before attending.

Genealogy and Local History Programs

For more information, contact Natalie Copeland, Local History & Genealogy Librarian, at 252.237.5355 x.5029 or email ncopeland@wilson-co.com.

The 135th USCT: In their Own Words

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 2-3pm

Amy Bauer will present her genealogical research on the 200 North Carolina men that served in 135th regiment of US Colored Troops (USCT) during the Civil War. Bauer’s research emphasizes that while the 135th USCT are a lesser known part of North Carolina’s Civil War history, their efforts should not be forgotten. Held in the Assembly Room. No registration required.

Wilson County Genealogical Society Meeting

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 7pm

Dr. James Bailey, professor emeritus, Minnesota State University, Mankato and Margaret Bailey, B.A., English Literature and Secondary Education, University of North Carolina at Wilmington will present the “Northfield Robbery:  Wilson County Genealogical Connections to Jesse James.” The presentation will include information about Wilson County surnames and possible connections to Jesse James, the leader of the gang. Held in the Assembly Room. No registration required.

 

Programs Held at Branch Libraries

Black Creek

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

Storytime

Thursdays, November 1 and 15, 2018 @ 4pm

Reading event for all ages.

Lapsit

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 10:30am

Designed for ages 0-Pre-K.

No registration required.

East

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

Storytime

Wednesdays, November 14 and 28, 2018 @ 4pm

No registration required.

Elm City

This branch library is located at 114 N Railroad Street, Elm City NC. For more information, call 252.237.4269.

Teen Programs

Thursdays, November 8 and 29, 2018 @ 4pm

Join us for some fun and creative programs for teens ages 11-19.  No registration required.

Fall Preschool Storytimes

Tuesdays, November 13 and 27, 2018 @ 10am

Designed for younger children. No registration required.

Book Chat

Second Tuesdays @ 4pm

Discuss a book that you have read on each of these topics:

  • November 13, 2018:  A book about family
  • December 11, 2018:  A book that brings happiness

No registration required.

Lucama

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

Elementary Story Time

Tuesdays, November 6 and 20, 2018 @ 4pm

Reading event for ages 5-11.  No registration required.

Lapsit

Wednesdays, November 7 and 21, 2018 @ 10:30am

Reading for ages 0-4.  No registration required.

Teen Program

Thursdays, November 1 and 15, 2018 @ 4pm

Ages 12-17.  No registration required.

Book Chat

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 4pm

Ages 18 and up.  No registration required.

Stantonsburg

This branch is located at 114 S Main Street, Stantonsburg NC. For more information, call 252.238.3758.

Book Chat

Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 3-4pm

Join the conversation. No registration required.

Bookmobile

The bookmobile dates and locations are listed below. For more information, call the main library at 252.237.5355.

Note that in addition to the regular schedule listed below, the Bookmobile will be at the Whirligig Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 10am-5pm and Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ noon-5pm.

Bookmobile schedule:

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Saratoga @ 3:30-5pm
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018:  Rock Ridge @ 3-4pm
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018: Sims @ 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.

 

*Program 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. 

Source: Amanda M. Gardner, Wilson County Public Library

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