By Amanda M. Gardner, Wilson County Public Library
All programs are free of charge and will be accessible via the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels or Zoom, unless otherwise specified. Registration is not required unless stated for specific programs.
Wilson County Public Library engages the community and enhances the minds of all ages with programs, lectures, classes, and entertainment.
Main Library hours are 10am-7pm Monday- Tuesday, and 10am-6pm Wednesday-Saturday. Branch hours vary. All locations are closed on Sundays.
Questions about the library? Call 252.237.5355 or visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.
Main Library Programs
Captain Friendship and the Pirates of the Pandemic
Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 6pm
Captain Friendship is back with her first-rate mate, the Amazing Amigo, on a new adventure. They have battled the Bully Bandit before, but when the Covid-19 pandemic hits, this dynamic duo comes under attack from new foes – The Pirates of the Pandemic! These problematic pirates try to use Isolation, Boredom, Anxiety and Stress to zap our heroes’ strength. Watch as Captain Friendship and the Amazing Amigo overcome these dreaded pirates and help your students deal with their own feelings and emotions during these unprecedented times. The live Zoom show is limited to 100 participants and registration for the live show is required. A recorded version of the show will be available for two weeks. Register and access the show at https://bit.ly/3ubRnWy.
Snow Place Like the Library: Winter Reading Program
January 4-March 31, 2021
Register online and start an avalanche of reading! The program is open to all ages with unique prizes for each age group. For youth ages 0-12, every 100 minutes read earns you a prize and a chance in our grand prize drawing! Teens age 13-18 and adults who read a minimum of 300 minutes by March 31 will be entered into a prize drawing for gift cards. There will also be awards for the teen and adult that reads the most minutes. Check the library website for registration links and more program information!
All youth programs are accessible via Facebook and YouTube. For more information, call Youth Services at 252.237.5355, press option 4.
Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 20201 @ 10am
Ages 0-5. Join us for a virtual interactive alphabet story time focusing on letter recognition and phonological awareness, including interactive games, songs, and fingerplays.
Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021 @ 7pm
Ages 5 and up. Activity packets will be available for pickup at the Youth Services Desk on the Monday before each program, while supplies last.
Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2021 @ 10am
Ages 0-10. Join us for an all ages storytime! Each week we will explore a new theme with favorite stories old and new!
Fridays, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2021 @ 5pm
Ages 0-10. Listen to favorite stories in English and Spanish!
Young Adult Programs
For more information or to register, contact Kate Brittain at 252.237.5355 ext. 5073 or via email.
Zoom Book Talk
Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 4pm
Ages 12-19. Teens are invited to a guided discussion on the novel The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. Share your thoughts and hear what your peers have to say about it! Register to obtain a Zoom link.
Disney Movie Zoom Trivia
Thursday, March 11, 2021 @ 4pm
Ages 12-19. WCPL Teens, test your Disney movie knowledge with your resident expert, our very own Teen Librarian, Kate! Think you really know the facts about Disney films? Now’s the time to see! Registration is required to obtain a Zoom link.
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 4pm
Ages 13-18. 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! Meetings will be held via Zoom. Register to obtain a Zoom link.
TGIF: Teen Book of the Week
Fridays @ 11am
TGIF is a weekly book review show featuring Teen Librarian Kate Brittain. Listen to book reviews and recommendations for readers of Young Adult literature and learn background information on each title. Tune into Facebook or YouTube every Friday at 11:00 a.m. for a brand-new episode!
COVID-19: Helping Older Adults Cope with Anxiety & Depression
Monday, March 8, 2021 @ 1:30pm (LINK: cutt.ly/VjF0STX)
Monday, March 22, 2021 @ 6:30pm (LINK: cutt.ly/1jGH7C0)
Via a live Zoom webinar, mental health professionals from Therapeutic Alternatives will discuss older adults being at a higher risk of contracting severe illnesses, including COVID-19. Registration is required. Choose one of the available dates and visit the corresponding link to register. For questions, contact Therapeutic Alternatives at 919.523.5120.
Re-Entering the Workforce & Changing Careers
Monday, March 29, 2021 @ 1:30pm
Thinking of changing careers or planning to re-enter the work force after a long absence? Join Duna Long of Turning Point Workforce Development Board via Zoom to get started. Obtain tips and resources to make this task easier and less daunting. Registration is required. For questions or to register, contact Matthew Kleven, Adult Services Librarian, at 252.237.5355 ext. 5074 or email email@example.com.
Local History and Genealogy Programs
For more information, contact Tammy Medlin at 252.237.5355 ext. 5029 or via email.
Wilson County Negro Library: 1943 – 1964
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 @ 7pm
The Wilson County Negro Library played a vital role in the local African American community for over twenty year before becoming a branch of the Wilson County Library System as East Branch, now located on Ward Blvd. Join Local History Librarian Tammy Medlin to take a look back at this historic institution. This program will be available on Facebook and YouTube.
Branch Library Programs
Black Creek Branch Library
103 Central Avenue
Black Creek, NC
Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Women’s History Month Craft Packet
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 @ 10am-5:30pm
Ages 6-10. Join us in learning about various spectacular women throughout history, with coloring pages, a card matching game, and a bookmark you can color! Grab-and-go kits may be picked up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Look for the Leprechaun
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 @ 10am-5:30pm
Ages 6-10. In this St. Patrick’s Day craft, the leprechaun has gone missing! Can you find him? Participants will color a leprechaun and use assorted craft supplies to create a field of clovers to hide him in. Grab-and-go kits may be picked up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Elm City Branch Library
114 N Railroad Street
Elm City, NC
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Craft Kit Pickup
Mondays-Fridays in March @ 10am-5pm
March’s theme is “Jump into Spring.” Children and tweens may pick up a Bunny Dream Catcher craft or a DIY Rocket. Grab-and-go kits will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Lucama Branch Library
103 E Spring Street
Hours: Monday and Thursday, 10am-6pm
More Than a Woman Grab-and-Go Craft Kits
Monday, March 1, 2021 @ noon-5pm
Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ noon-5pm
Ages 5-12. Participants will learn about well-known and unsung female figures as we celebrate Women in History! Grab-and-go kits may be picked up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Lucky the Leprechaun
Monday, March 15, 2021 @ noon-5pm
Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ noon-5pm
Participants will discover new facts about St. Patrick’s Day and create their own leprechaun. Grab-and-go kits may be picked up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Crocker Branch Library (Stantonsburg)
114 S Main Street
Hours: Monday and Thursday, 2:30-6:00 p.m.
Dr. Seuss Oobleck Experiment
Monday, March 1, 2021 @ 2:30-5:30pm
Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 2:30-5:30pm
Learn to make Oobleck and test the strength of your creation, just in time for Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Grab-and-go kits may be picked up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
St. Patrick’s Day Craft
Monday, March 15, 2021 @ 2:30-5:30pm
Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 2:30-5:30pm
Make a fun shamrock out of different materials! Grab-and-go kits may be picked up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.