Library has programs for all ages

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The Wilson County Public Library will offer a variety of free programs for the community in November.

The main library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Branch hours vary. All locations are closed on Sundays.

For more information, call 252-237-5355 or visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.

The following programs are offered at the main library.


• Lapsit is every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for ages 0-2.

• Preschool storytime is every Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.

• Family storytimes are Saturdays at 3 p.m.

Located in Children’s Room. No registration required.

• Ozobots*

In the main library’s Children’s Room on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.

Pocket Size Robots, Infinite Possibilities. Come and play with Ozobots. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Registration required.

• Snap Circuits*

In the main library’s Children’s Room on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

Explore electricity and circuits with Snap Circuit.

Recommended for ages 4 and up. No registration required.

• Turkey Craft Night*

In the main library Children’s Room on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

Join us to make a Thanksgiving turkey.

Recommended for ages 4 and up. No registration required.

• Lego Club*

In the Children’s Room on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m.Have a fun creative time with Legos.Recommended for ages 4 and up. No registration required.

Teen Programs

• International Games Week event is Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. in the assembly room.

Celebrate with a night of classic board games, puzzles and video games. Check the CrAFT Studio each day for our game of the day during the week. For ages 12-18. No registration required.

• Knitting for Knewbies* is Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 to 8 p.m., in the assembly room. Learn how to knit with quick knit looms. Ages 12-18. No registration required.

• Teen Advisory Board Meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the CrAFT Studio on the second 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 community service hours. No registration required.

Employment Programs

For more information, contact Amanda Gardner at 252-237-5355, ext. 5072 or agardner@wilson-co.com.

Job Search and Resume Assistance is Tuesday, Nov 13, 2 to 4 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 29, 2 to 4 p.m. in the conference room. Learn about job resources available through the NCWorks Career Center and website. Explore career options with Traitify. Receive one-on-one assistance in creating a resume and applying for jobs. Laptops will be provided. No registration required.

Computer Training

For more information, contact Mark Robinson at 252-237-5355, ext. 5074 or mrobinson@wilson-co.com.

• Introduction to Microsoft Word is Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the conference room. Learn how to create, format and save a document using Microsoft Word as a word processor. Prerequisites include the mastery of mouse handling and keyboarding. Registration required.

• Introduction to Microsoft Excel is Monday, Nov. 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room. Learn the basics of spreadsheets, an interactive computer application used for organization, analysis and storage of data. Keyboard and basic computer proficiency required. Registration required.

Adult Programs

• Wire wrap bracelets craft class is Thursday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. in the assembly room. Debbie Skinner teaches the process of making a beaded wire-wrap bracelet. Learn the techniques and take home a finished bracelet. This free class is open to adults 18 and older. Registration required; call 252-237-5355 to register.

• Pre-Thanksgiving family movie is Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. in the assembly room. Need to entertain the kids during the Thanksgiving break? Take them to see a free family movie. The movie is PG-rated. Free popcorn and lemonade will be served; feel free to take your own snacks or lunch. No registration required; large groups, contact the library before attending.

• The 135th USCT: In their Own Words is Thursday, Nov. 15, 2 to 3 p.m. in the assembly room. Amy Bauer will present her genealogical research on the 200 North Carolina men who served in 135th regiment of U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) during the Civil War. Bauer’s research emphasizes that while the 135th USCT are a lesser known part of North Carolina’s Civil War history, their efforts should not be forgotten. No registration required.

• The Wilson County Genealogical Society meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m. in the assembly room. James Bailey, professor emeritus, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and Margaret Bailey, B.A., English literature and secondary education, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, will present the “Northfield Robbery: Wilson County Genealogical Connections to Jesse James.” The presentation will include information about Wilson County surnames and possible connections to Jesse James, the leader of the gang. No registration required.


• Black Creek

The Branch is located at 103 Central Avenue in Black Creek. For more information, call 252-237-3715.

Storytime is Thursdays, Nov 1 and 15, 4 p.m., for all ages.

Lapsit is Wednesday, Nov. 28, 10:30 a.m. for babies to pre-K.


The East Branch is located at 6000-C Ward Blvd. in Wilson. For more information, call 252-237-2627.

Storytime is Wednesdays, Nov. 14 and 28 at 4 p.m.

• Elm City

The Elm City Branch is located at 114 N. Railroad St. in Elm City. For more information, call 252-237-4269.

Teen Programs are Thursdays, Nov. 8 and 29, at 4 p.m. for ages 11-19. No registration required.

Fall preschool storytimes are Tuesdays, Nov. 13 and 27, at 10 a.m. No registration required.

• Book Chat is second Tuesdays, 4 p.m. Discuss a book that you have read on selected topics: Nov. 13, A book about family. No registration required.

• Lucama

The Lucama branch is located at 103 E. Spring St. in Lucama. For more information, call 252-239-0046.

• Elementary story time is Tuesdays, Nov. 6 and 20, at 4 p.m. for ages 5-11. No registration required.

• Lapsit is on Wednesdays, Nov. 7 and 21, at 10:30 a.m. for babies to age 4. No registration required.

• Teen program is Thursdays, Nov. 1 and 15 at 4 p.m. for ages 12-17. No registration required.

• Book chat is Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 4 p.m. for ages 18 and up. No registration required.

• Stantonsburg

The Stantonsburg branch is located at 114 S. Main Street St. in Stantonsburg. For more information, call 252-238-3758.

• Book chat is Thursday, Nov. 1, 3 to 4 p.m. No registration required.


For more information call 252-237-5355.

Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Saratoga from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Rock Ridge from 3 to 4 p.m. and Sims from 4:15 to 5 p.m.

The Bookmobile will also be at the N.C. Whirligig Festival Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4, from noon to 5 p.m.

* 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.