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

The main library, located at 249 Nash St., is open 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.

The following programs are offered at the main library.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

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

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

Family storytimes are Saturdays, 3 p.m.

No registration required.

• Marshmallow Engineering

Main Library Children’s Room

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.

Explore 3D shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks, shape sorters, iPads and OSMO Tangrams. Recommended for ages 4 and up. No registration required.

• KEVA Planks*

Main Library Children’s Room

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.

Explore building with KEVA planks. Recommended for ages 4 and up. No registration required.

• Catapult construction*

Main Library Children’s Room

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m.

Build and play with a simple catapult. Recommended for ages 4 and up. No registration required.

• Lego Club*

Main Library Children’s Room

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.

Be prepared to build and use your imagination. All Legos are provided. Recommended for ages 4 and up. No registration required.

*Program funded by a Library Services and Technology Act 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. 

TEEN PROGRAMS

• Makey Makey and Scratch Coding*

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 5 to 7 p.m.

Main Library Assembly Room

Learn how the Makey Makey and Scratch coding language can help you interact with the world. No registration required.

• Teen Advisory Board, first meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Main Library CrAFT Studio (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.

• Banned Books Week 2018: Book Safe for Teens

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5 to 7 p.m.

Main library CrAFT Studio (second floor)

Recycle a discarded hard back book by creating a book safe. Books provided by the library or you can take your own. No registration required.

• Banned Books Week 2018: Teen Movie

Saturday, Sept. 29, 1 to 3 p.m.

Main Library Assembly Room

This book to movie was banned! Movie rated PG-13. No registration required.

*Program funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant.

ADULT PROGRAMS

• The Great American Read! Book Club

Thursdays in September and October at 6 p.m.

Main Library Assembly Room

Tying in with PBS’s program series, we will discuss the books and topics and vote for our own favorite book. All readers welcome. No registration required. For more information, contact Genevieve Baillie at 252-237-5355, ext. 5050 or gbaillie@wilson-co.com.

• Your Vote Counts! 

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.

Main Library

Learn more about voting at this informative program. A representative from the State Board of Elections will speak and answer questions. Voter registration applications will be available. No registration required. For more information, contact Genevieve Baillie at 252-237-5355, ext. 5050 or gbaillie@wilson-co.com.

• Job Search and Resume Assistance

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2 to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2 to 4 p.m.

Main Library Conference Room

Learn about job resources available through the NCWorks Career Center and website. Explore career options with Traitify. Then receive one-on-one assistance in creating a resume and applying for jobs. Laptops will be provided. No registration required. For more information, contact Amanda Gardner at 252-237-5355, ext. 5072 or agardner@wilson-co.com.

• Genealogy and Local History Programs

The History of Baseball in North Carolina

Monday, Sept. 24, 8 to 8 p.m.

Main Library Assembly Room

Kent Montgomery from the North Carolina Baseball Museum will discuss both Wilson’s and North Carolina’s long, proud history with the sport of baseball.

All ages welcome. No registration required. For more information, contact Natalie Copeland, local history and genealogy librarian, at 252-237-5355, ext. 5029 or ncopeland@wilson-co.com.

• Wilson County Genealogical Society Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.

Main Library Assembly Room

Brian Grawburg, a local resident and genealogist, will present “Out of Sight: A Project to Photograph Hidden Cemeteries in Wilson County.”

He will talk about his work to find and document hidden cemeteries and graves throughout Wilson County.

Grawburg’s use of a 1937 Leica rangefinder camera allows him to put the images on film which he then develops himself. The talk should be of interest to not only family history researchers but also photography enthusiasts. All invited. No registration required.

PROGRAMS AT THE BRANCHES

• Black Creek

Storytime is Thursdays, Sept. 6 and 20, 4 p.m. for all ages.

Lapsit is Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m. for ages 0 to pre-K.

No registration required.

• East

Storytime is Wednesdays, Sept. 12 and 26, 4 p.m.

No registration required.

• Elm City

Children’s storytimes are Tuesdays, Sept. 11, 25, 10 a.m.

No registration required.

Teen Programs are Thursday, Sept. 13, 4 p.m. with Lego Challenge and Thursday, Sept. 27, 4 p.m. with Ozobots Adventures. No registration required.

Book Chat is Second Tuesdays, 4 p.m.

Discuss a book that you have read on with these topics:

Sept. 11: Book about a disaster

Oct. 9: Book that scares you

Nov. 13: Book about family

Dec. 11: Book that brings happiness

• Lucama

Elementary storytime are Tuesdays, Sept. 4 and 18, 4 p.m.

Lapsit times are Wednesday, Sept. 5 and 19, at 10 a.m.

Teen programs are Thursdays, Sept. 6 and 20, 4 p.m.

• Stantonsburg

Book Chat is Thursday, Sept. 6, 3 to 4 p.m.

BOOKMOBILE

Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Saratoga, 3:30-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Rock Ridge, 3 to 4 p.m., and Sims, 4:15-5 p.m.

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