Wilson County Public Library Announces September Programs

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

Contributed by Will Robinson, Local History and Genealogy Librarian, Wilson County Public Library

Wilson County Public library has released a list of upcoming programs offered to the public this September 2016 at the Main Library — 249 Nash Street West, Wilson NC. Library branch locations’ events are included at the end.

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.

On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6pm, teens are invited to “Rock ur Locker!”

On Thursday, September 8 at 4pm, teens are invited to “Stress Busters!”

On Tuesday, September 20 at 5:30pm, the library will host a free showing of Batman vs. Superman.

On Thursday, September 22 at 4pm, teens are invited to a ‘Library Scavenger Hunt.’

On September 7, 2016, at 6pm and again on September 15, 2016, at 2pm, adults and families are invited to “Recycled CD Jewelry” program. The program is intended for adults but all ages are welcome with adult supervision. The program will demonstrate how to make scratch art jewelry. Attendees will make, and take home, a pair of earrings or a pendant. The program is free and open to the public. To register, patrons should call 252.237.5355 x.5058.

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 6:30pm in the Assembly Room, Gentry Buchan will lead a book discussion. The “Wilson READS!” committee has selected Jay Williams’ Life Is Not an Accident as its book for 2016. The committee chose the same book that the 2016 Barton College freshmen will read. This book is the memoir of former Duke University basketball star, NBA Chicago Bulls standout, and Naismith award winner Jason Williams, who experiences a rise to stardom and wealth and then experiences a life of addiction and depression following a serious motorcycle accident.

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 7pm adults are invited to “Learn About Irish Genealogy: Tracing the Irish Diaspora from the Ancient Island to the New World.” This program will be held in the Local History Room.

The Wilson County Public Library main branch location also offers free computer classes. Classes for September are:

  • Computer Basics:
    7pm on Wednesday, September 7
    5pm on Tuesday, September 13
    3pm on Saturday, September 24
  • Internet Basics:
    5pm on Wednesday, September 7
    7pm on Wednesday, September 21
    5pm on Tuesday, September 27
  • Intro to MS Word:
    3pm on Saturday, September 10
    5pm on Wednesday, September 21
    4pm on Wednesday, September 28
  • Google Drive:
    7pm Tuesday, September 13
    1pm on Wednesday, September 28

All programs are free and open to the public.

Some programs may require registration. For more information and to register, contact the Main Library at 252.237.5355 or visit the library’s website, www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.

Programs held at branch libraries:

  • Black Creek:
    Storytime — Thursday, September 1 and Thursday, September 15 at 4pm
    BAG Ladies (book club) — Thursday, September 22 at 10:30am
    Lapsit — Wednesday, September 28, at 10:30am
  • East Branch: programs are held on Wednesday, September 14 and 28 at 4pm
  • Elm City:
    Early Literature Storytime — Tuesday, September 13 and 27 at 10am
    Storytime — Tuesday, September 13 and 27 at 4pm
    Teen Programs — Thursday, September 8 and 22 at 4pm
  • Lucama:
    Teen program- Thursday, September 1 and 15 at 4pm
    Elementary program- Tuesday, Sept. 6 and 20 at 4pm
    Lapsit — September 7 and 21 at 10:30am
    Book Club — September 27 at 2pm
  • Stantonsburg:
    Book Club- Thursday, September 1, from 3-4pm
    Crafternoon, Too!- Thursday, September, 15 from 2-4pm

More information on the Wilson County Public Library system may be found at www1.youseemore.com/wilsoncountypl.  Updates may be posted to their Facebook page.


September programs at Wilson County libraries. Source: Will Robinson, Local History and Genealogy Librarian, Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC.
September programs at Wilson County libraries. Source: Will Robinson, Local History and Genealogy Librarian, Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC.
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