Wilson County Library Announces Programs for September

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

In September 2018, the Wilson County Public Library will offer a wide variety of free programs for the community at the Main Library and branch libraries. There is truly something for everyone in this month’s lineup.

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

Founded in 1939, the Wilson County Public Library engages the community and enhances the minds of all ages with programs, lectures, classes, and entertainment.

Main Library

The main library address is 249 Nash Street W, Wilson NC. The Main Library hours are Monday through Wednesday, 9am-9pm; and Thursday through Saturday, 9am-6pm.

Children’s Programs

For more information, contact Youth Services at 252.237.5355 x.5025.

Storytimes

Lapsit (ages 0-2):  Every Wednesday and Thursday @ 9:30am

Preschool storytime: Every Wednesday and Thursday @ 10am

Family storytimes:  Saturdays @ 3pm

No registration required.

Marshmallow Engineering*

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 7pm

Main Library Children’s Room

Explore 3D shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks, shape sorters, iPads and OSMO Tangrams.  Recommended for ages 4+.  No registration required.

KEVA Planks*

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 7pm

Main Library Children’s Room

Explore building with KEVA planks.  Recommended for ages 4+.  No registration required.

Catapult Construction*

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 7pm

Main Library Children’s Room

Build and play with a simple catapult.  Recommended for ages 4+.  No registration required.

LEGO Club*

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 7pm

Main Library Children’s Room

Come prepared to build and use your imagination.  All LEGOs are provided.  Recommended for ages 4+.  No registration required.

*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.

Teen Programs

For more information, contact Scott Houston, Teen Librarian, at 252.237.5355 x.5073 or shouston@wilson-co.com.

Makey Makey and Scratch Coding*

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 5-7pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Learn how the Makey Makey and Scratch coding language can help you interact with the world.  No registration required.

Teen Advisory Board – First Meeting!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 5:30-6:30pm

Main Library CrAFT Studio (2nd floor)

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.  No registration required.

Banned Books Week 2018: Book Safe for Teens

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 5-7pm

Main Library CrAFT Studio (second floor)

Recycle a discarded hard back book by creating a book safe.  Books provided by the library or you can bring your own.  No registration required.

Banned Books Week 2018: Teen Movie

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 1-3pm

Main Library Assembly Room

This book to movie was banned!? Movie rated PG-13.  No registration required.

*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.

Adult Programs

The Great American Read! Book Club

September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018 (Thursdays) @ 6pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Tying in with PBS’s program series, we will discuss the books and topics and vote for our own favorite book!  All readers welcome.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Genevieve Baillie at 252.237.5355 x.5050 or gbaillie@wilson-co.com.

Your Vote Counts!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 7pm

Main Library

Learn more about voting at this informative program!  A representative from the State Board of Elections will speak and answer questions. Voter registration applications will be available.  No registration required.

For more information, contact Genevieve Baillie at 252.237.5355 x.5050 or gbaillie@wilson-co.com.

Job Search and Resume Assistance

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 2-4pm

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 2-4pm

Main Library Conference Room

Learn about job resources available through the NCWorks Career Center and website.  Explore career options with Traitify.  Then receive one-on-one assistance in creating a resume and applying for jobs.  Laptops will be provided.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Amanda Gardner at 252.237.5355 x.5072 or agardner@wilson-co.com.

Genealogy and Local History Programs

The History of Baseball in North Carolina

Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 7-8pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Kent Montgomery from the North Carolina Baseball Museum will discuss both Wilson’s and North Carolina’s long, proud history with the sport of baseball.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Natalie Copeland, Local History & Genealogy Librarian, at 252.237.5355 x.5029 or ncopeland@wilson-co.com.

Wilson County Genealogical Society Meeting

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 7pm

Main Library Assembly Room

Brian Grawburg, a local resident and genealogist, will present “Out of Sight: A Project to Photograph Hidden Cemeteries in Wilson County.” He will talk about his work to find and document hidden cemeteries and graves throughout Wilson County. Grawburg’s use of a 1937 Leica rangefinder camera allows him to put the images on film which he then develops himself. The talk should be of interest to not only family history researchers but also photography enthusiasts.  All invited.  No registration required.

 

Programs Held at Branch Libraries

Black Creek Branch

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

Storytimes

Storytime (all ages): Thursdays, September 6 and 20, 2018 @ 4pm

Lapsit (ages 0-PreK): Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 10:30am

No registration required.

East Branch

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

Storytime:  Wednesdays, September 12 and 26, 2018 @ 4pm

No registration required.

Elm City Branch

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

Children’s Storytimes:

Tuesdays, September 11 and 25, 2018 @ 10am

No registration required.

Teen Programs:

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 4pm:  LEGO Challenge

Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 4pm: Ozobots Adventures

No registration required.

Book Chat

Second Tuesdays, come and discuss a book that you have read on each of these topics:

  • September 11, 2018 @ 4pm:  Book about a disaster
  • October 9, 2018 @ 4pm:  Book that scares you
  • November 13, 2018 @ 4pm:  Book about family
  • December 11, 2018 @ 4pm:  Book that brings happiness

Lucama Branch

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

Elementary Story Time

Tuesdays, September 4 and 18, 2018 @ 4pm

Lucama library will hold literacy programs for ages 5-10.  No registration required.

Lapsit

Wednesdays, September 5 and 19, 2018 @ 10am

Lucama library will hold early literacy programs for ages 0-4.  No registration required.

Teens

Thursdays, September 6 and 20, 2018 @ 4pm

Lucama library will provide programs this fall for ages 11-17.  No registration required.

Stantonsburg Branch

This branch is located at 114 S Main Street, Stantonsburg NC. For more information, call 252-238-3758.

Book Chat:  Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 3-4pm

No registration required.

 

Bookmobile

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

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018: Saratoga 3:30-5pm
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018: Rock Ridge 3-4pm
  • Wednesday, September 12, 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.

 

Source: Amanda M. Gardner, Wilson County Public Library

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