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Library plans April programs

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Wilson County Public Library will offer a variety of programs for all ages at the Main Library and branches in April.

The following activites are at the main library on Nash Street.

Money Smart Week

• Money Smart Week is a financial literacy initiative from the Federal Reserve to help consumers better understand their personal finances. Money Smart Week takes place through April 6.

Find additional Money Smart programs and resources at www.moneysmartweek.org. For more information, contact Amanda Gardner at 252-237-5355 ext. 5072 or agardner@wilson-co.com.

• Couponing workshop with Chelsey Edens is Monday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. in assembly room.

Learn all the best couponing tips and tricks from the Coupon Queen herself, The Wilson Times columnist Chelsey Edens. Ages 18 and older. Registration required, 252-237-5355.

• Monopoly Madness is Tuesday, April 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the assembly room. Celebrate Money Smart Week with an extra-long Monopoly gaming session. Open to all teens. No registration required.

• Buying a Home in Today’s World is Saturday, April 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the assembly room. Mike Jablonski from Prime Lending and Dominik Brodhage from The Chesson Agency will provide a guided tour through the home-buying maze and explain what buyers can expect at every turn, including home-buying myths and navigating the loan process. Registration requested, 252-237-5355.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Storytimes take place in Youth Services. No registration required.

• Lapsit is Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24; Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25; 9:30 a.m. For ages 0-2.

• Preschool storytime is Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24; Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25; 10 a.m.

• Family storytime is Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 at 3 p.m.

Youth STEAM programs take place in Youth Services.

• Graphing a Pi Skyline is Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m.

Explore and learn about bar graphs, then make a skyline silhouette by graphing Pi.

Ages 5 and up. No registration required.

• K’NEX and Tinkertoys exploration is Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m. Build using K’NEX and Tinkertoys. For ages 5 and up. No registration required.

• Program title: How do plants grow? is offered Tuesday, April 16, 7 p.m. Explore the plant life cycle and complete a craft. For ages 5 and up. No registration required.

• Lego Club is Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. Explore with Legos during this recurring monthly program. For ages 5 and up. No registration required.

• Explore Ozobots*

Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.

Dig further into Ozobots and programming. rogram will include free time to explore Ozobots on your own. For ages 7 and up. No registration required.

TEEN PROGRAMS

• Monopoly Madness is Tuesday, April 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the assembly room. Open to all teens. No registration required.

• WCPL Teen Advisory Board is Tuesday, April 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. CrAFT Studio event is open to all Wilson County teens. No registration required.

• Earth Day Planter Jars is Monday, April 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the assembly room. Celebrate Earth Day by decorating your own Mason jar planter. No registration required.

• Teen Poetry Slam is Monday, April 29, 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the assembly room. Celebrate National Poetry Month and share your poems with other teens. Open to all teens. No registration required.

ADULT PROGRAMS

• Dyeing Yarn with Easter Egg Dyes program is Friday, April 12, at 2, in the assembly room. Learn how to dye wool yarn brilliant, permanent shades using fun and friendly nontoxic dyes: Easter egg dyes, food coloring, and even Kool-aid. Ages 16 and older. Registration required; call 252-237-5355.

COMPUTER CLASSES

• Technology classes take place in the conference room. Registration required, as space is limited. To register, call 252-237-5355. For more information, contact Amanda Gardner at 252-237-5355 ext. 5072 or agardner@wilson-co.com.

• Basics Series: Each topic builds on the previous class, so please plan to attend all three sessions.

Keyboard & Mouse Basics is Wednesday, April 3, at 2 in the conference room. Learn how to left-click, right-click, double click, use basic command keys and navigate various areas of the keyboard in this beginner class.

• Computer Basics is Wednesday, April 10, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the conference room. Prerequisite: attendance at Keyboard & Mouse Basics or equivalent experience. Learn the basics of computing, including how to start your computer, save and re-open a file and create a folder.

• Internet Basics is Wednesday, April 17, 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the conference room. Prerequisite: attendance at Computer Basics or equivalent experience. Learn basic internet terminology, how to navigate a browser, locate a website, identify common domains, and stay safe while searching the internet.

• Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Mini-Series. Please plan to attend both sessions. MS PowerPoint 2010: Basics in the conference room on Monday, April 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn how to use PowerPoint’s basic features to add and delete slides, change slide layouts, format text, select themes, and add graphics to a presentation.

MS PowerPoint 2010: Special Effects is in the conference room on Monday, April 15, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Prerequisite: attendance at PowerPoint Basics or equivalent experience. Learn how to insert objects such as text boxes, shapes, charts, and more, then discover how to apply animations and slide transitions to spruce up even the most basic presentations.

• Device Advice is Wednesday, April 24, 2 to 4 p.m. Need help figuring out how to use your tablet, smartphone or eReader? Drop in for one-on-one assistance from library staff.

• Wilson County Resource Fair is Tuesday April 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The NEW (Nash-Edgecombe-Wilson) Reentry Council and the North Carolina Community Action Association will hold a Resource Fair at the Wilson County Public Library. Meet with local employers and explore resources to find a job. All invited. No registration required. For information and additional events during Reentry Week, visit www.ncreentry.org.

LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY

• Census Sense: Clues and Conundrums for Beginning Genealogy Researchers will be held in the conference room on Monday, April 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. Explore census records and learn how to use them to reconstruct your family history. Learn tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of census records for your genealogical research. No registration required.

• Introduction to Ancestry.com is at Black Creek Library, 103 Central Ave., Black Creek, on Thursday, April 25, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

This drop-in workshop will offer tips and strategies for exploring one’s family heritage via Ancestry.com. Learn to create an ancestral chart and to perform searches of historical records, including vital records, military records, and census records. No registration required.

• Telling Their Story: Jamestown’s First Women and Children is Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m. in the assembly room.

Author and researcher Connie Lapallo first began researching her family tree at age 11. When she learned that her grandmother had come to Jamestown, Virginia, as a young girl, she was hooked. Desiring to know more about these early women, she discovered that little had been written about them. Nineteen years later, she had published three historically accurate novels about these women and children, who first endured a hurricane at sea and then were thrust into the starving time. She will discuss these courageous first Colonists as well as giving pointers for writing about one’s own ancestors.

Lapallo’s novels, “Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky,” “When the Moon Has No More Silver” and “The Sun is But A Morning Star,” will be available for purchase after the program. Hosted in partnership with the Wilson County Genealogical Society. All invited. No registration required.

BRANCHES

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

Storytime is on Thursdays, April 11, 25 at 4 p.m. For all ages. No registration required.

Lapsit is Wednesday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. for ages 0-3. No registration required.

Introduction to Ancestry.com is Thursday, April 25, 2 to 3:30 p.m. This drop-in workshop will offer tips and strategies for exploring one’s family heritage via Ancestry.com. Learn to create an ancestral chart and to perform searches of historical records, including vital records, military records, and census records. No registration required.

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

Storytime is on Wednesday, April 10, at 4 p.m. No registration required.

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

Adult painting class is Monday, April 1, at 10:30 a.m. Open to all adults. Registration required, call 252-237-4269.

Preschool storytime is Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10 a.m. No registration required.

Monthly Book Chat is Tuesday, April 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. Adults welcome. No registration required.

Lego Club is Thursday, April 11, at 4 p.m. Explore Lego construction. For ages 4 and up. No registration required.

STEAM program is Thursday, April 25, at 4 p.m. For ages 5 and up. No registration required.

LUCAMA

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

Family storytime is on Tuesdays, April 2, 16; at 4 p.m. For all ages. No registration required.

Lapsit storytime is Wednesdays, April 3,17, at 10:30 a.m. For ages 0-5. No registration required.

Teen programs are offered Thursdays, April 4, 18, at 4 p.m. For ages 13-17. No registration required.

Egg Drop STEM program is Tuesday, April 16, at 4 p.m. See whose egg will survive the drop. Go to the Lucama library first and then the group will walk to a nearby park for the program. All ages welcome. No registration required.

Book Chat is Wednesday, April 24, at 4 p.m. For adults 18 and up. No registration required.

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

Book Chat is Thursday, April 4, from 3 to 4 p.m. No registration required.

BOOKMOBILE

For more information, call 252-237-5355.

Tuesday, April 2: Saratoga 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3: Rock Ridge 3 to 4 p.m., Sims 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23: Saratoga 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24: Rock Ridge 3 to 4 p.m., Sims 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Bookmobile at the Farmer’s Market is on Wednesdays, April 17, 24; 9 a.m. to noon. Storytime 11:30 a.m.

Farmer’s Market at the Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro St. S.

What could be better than fresh food from the farmer’s market? Picking up some brain food at the same time. Stop by to visit the Bookmobile, pick up some books and take the kids to enjoy crafts, activities and stories.  

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