Library plans 'Hidden Figures' events for Wilson Reads

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The Wilson County Public Library is hosting several Wilson Reads events in February. This year, the community is reading “Hidden Figures.” Visit the library and check out the book in regular or large print or buy it at a bookstore. There’s a children’s edition available, and a picture book coming soon. Patrons can also check out the DVD and watch the movie at home.

Book Discussions: Join readers for all-ages book discussions of “Hidden Figures” on Feb. 14 at 1:30 at the East branch; and Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Stantonsburg branch.

Documentary showing: The six-part series “Makers,” which showcases the achievements of groundbreaking women, will be screened at the main library on Nash Street. “Women in Hollywood” is Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m.; “Women in War” is Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m.; and “Women in Comedy” is Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Adult/teen craft: Make a space-themed magnet at free sessions on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the main library on Nash. Open to ages 13 and up; registration is required. Call 252-237-5355.

Lecture: Acclaimed local genealogist and historian Lisa Henderson will talk on “Neighborhood as Palimpsest: Uncovering East Wilson’s Hidden History” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

DOCUMENTARY: See “Makers: Women in Hollywood” on Monday, Feb. 12, and Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Teen event: Experience an evening of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning activities and fun on Feb. 14 from 5:30 to 8 at the main library.

Movie showing: See the movie “Hidden Figures” and enjoy free refreshments on Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. at the main library.

Family craft program: Learn about the night sky by making constellation string art on Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. at the main library. This is free program; children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Call 252-237-5355.

Lecture: Local historian Alex Albright shares the story of the “Forgotten First,” the African-American B-1 band that helped integrate the modern Navy. This event is Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the main library.

BOOK DISCUSSION: Discuss the book “Hidden Figures” Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Stantonsburg library.