By Will Robinson, WCPL Local History and Genealogy Librarian
Wilson County Public Library has released a list of upcoming programs offered to the public this October at the Main Library, located at 249 Nash Street W, Wilson NC, at branch libraries, and at bookmobile locations.
For more information on library events, call 252.237.5355 x.5029.
Early Literacy Programs
For children, early literacy programs will continue at the Main Library every Wednesday and Thursday morning. Children ages birth through 2 are invited to join the 9:30am program. Preschool age children are invited to join the 10am program.
The Children’s Department will be taking part in the Halloween Treats program at the Wilson Botanical Garden on October 29, 2017, 4-6:30pm. There will be costumes, contests, candy, storytelling, a parade, and more.
On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6pm, teens are invited to come and take part in Teens CreateIt! in the conference room.
On Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:30pm, the library will host a Creative Writer’s workshop for teens in the conference room.
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6pm teens are invited to Teen Movie Night for a showing of the movie Everything, Everything in the conference room.
On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4:30pm, teens will want to attend the Teen Tech program featuring Google Cardboard, in the conference room.
Classes for Adults/Teens
A series of Introduction to Computers classes will be offered in the Conference Room every Wednesday in October, 2-3:30pm. Registration is required by September 29. Each class builds on the one before, so plan to attend all four classes. For more information and to register, call Mark at 252.237.5355 x.5074.
Adults are invited to preregister for two career classes to be held in the conference room in October. On Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 1pm, Job Portfolio and on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1pm, Career Planning. To register, call 252.237.5355.
Adults and children age 12+ are invited to preregister for the Ceramic Mug Class. There will be two classes held in the conference room: the first will be on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 2pm, and the second on Monday, October 16, 2017, also at 2pm.
On Monday, October 30, 2017 at 6pm, and again on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2pm in the assembly room, adults and teens aged 13+ are invited pre-register for the “Book Turkey” crafting class. Turn a recycled book into a turkey table setting.
Programs at Branch Libraries
Black Creek: The Black Creek branch library is located at 103 Central Avenue, Black Creek NC. With questions, call 252.237.3715.
Storytime — Thursday, October 5, 2017 and Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 4pm.
Lapsit — Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 10:30am.
East Branch: Branch address is 6000-C Ward Boulevard, Wilson NC. With questions, call 252.237.2627.
Storytime — Wednesday, October 11, 2017 and Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 4pm.
Elm City: Location is 114 N Railroad Street, Elm City NC. With questions, call 252.236.4269.
Early Literacy Storytime — Tuesday, October 10, 2017 and Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10am and 4pm.
Teen Programs — Pumpkin Books on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4pm, and Ghost String Lights on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4pm.
Lucama: This branch is located at 103 W Spring Street, Lucama NC. With questions, call 252.239.0046.
Story Time — Tuesday, October 3, 2017 and Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 4pm.
Lapsit — Wednesday, October 4, 2017 and Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:30am.
Stantonsburg: Branch location is 114 S Main Street, Stantonsburg NC. With questions, call 252.238.3758.
Book Chat — Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 3pm.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Saratoga 3:30-5pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – Rock Ridge 3-4pm and Sims 4:15-5pm
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – Saratoga 3:30-5pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – Rock Ridge 3-4pm and 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.