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Library programs from storytime to computer classes this month

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Wilson County Public Library will offer a variety of programs for all ages at the main library and branches in March.

The main library 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 library 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.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

• Lapsit is Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28; 9:30 a.m. For ages 0-2.

• Preschool storytime is Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, and Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10 a.m.

• Family storytime is Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 at 3 p.m. Storytimes take place in Youth Services. No registration required.

YOUTH STEAM PROGRAMS

Programs take place in Youth Services.

• Build with Keva planks on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. For ages 5 and up. No registration required.

• Explore Snap Circuits, Osmo, Wonderbots and more using free floating centers on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. For ages 5 and up. No registration required.

• Explore pulleys and gears as well as linear and rotary motion to construct a flag waver. Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. For ages 5 and up. No registration required.

• Build and explore with Legos at Lego Club on Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. For ages 5 and up. No registration required.

TEEN PROGRAMS

• Design and build your own dancing robot with Boogie Bots on Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the assembly room. No registration required.

• WCPL Teen Advisory Board meets Tuesday, March 12, 5 to 6 p.m. in the assembly room. Help create the WCPL Teen Program. Open to all Wilson County teens. No registration required.

• For Extraterrestrial Abductions Day, watch the story of a young man who overcame his abduction to become one of the greatest heroes in the galaxy on March 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room. Alien crafts and snacks included. The movie is rated PG-13. No registration required.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Registration required; call 252-237-5355 to register. For more information, contact Genevieve Baillie at 252-237-5355 ext. 5050 or gbaillie@wilson-co.com.

• Celebrate women March 2 at 1 p.m. with a pair of recent movie remakes that star an all-female cast. It’s a free double feature with free refreshments in the assembly room. Both movies are rated PG-13. Open to all ages. No registration required.

• Women’s History Trivia Night is Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the assembly room. March is Women’s History Month, but how well do you know women’s history? Wow us with your knowledge (and maybe learn a few new facts) at a fun-filled trivia night focused on women who made history locally, nationally and globally. Open to teens and adults. No registration required.

• Bees, butterflies, and even birds! Attend this presentation on Thursday, March 28, at 2 p.m., by Vivian Lamm, Master Gardener, to learn about the role of pollinators in your garden, and how to attract them. Open to all ages. No registration required.

COMPUTER CLASSES

Computer 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.

• Microsoft Word Series: Each topic builds on the previous class, so please plan to attend all four sessions.

• MS Word Basics is Wednesday, March 6, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Learn to create, save, open and print documents in this beginner class.

• MS Word Formatting Documents is Wednesday, March 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Prerequisite: Attendance at MS Word Basics or equivalent experience. Learn to format and align text, apply bullets or numbers, and adjust spacing within your Word documents.

• MS Word Editing Tools is Wednesday, March 20, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Prerequisite is attendance at MS Word Formatting Documents or equivalent experience. Learn to use Word’s built-in editing features, including cut and paste, spell check, grammar suggestions and adding comments to documents.

• MS Word Tables-Images-Graphics is Wednesday, March 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Prerequisite is attendance at MS Word Editing Tools or equivalent experience. Tables, borders, backgrounds and WordArt allow users to create custom designs that make their documents pop. Learn how to use these tools to spruce up your own creations.

• Facebook Mini-Series: Please plan to attend both sessions.

• Facebook: Basics is Monday, March 11, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Learn to create a profile, send messages, comment on posts and add content to Facebook in this beginner class.

• Facebook: Getting Started is Monday, March 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Prerequisite is attendance at Facebook: Basics or equivalent experience. Learn to create a profile, add friends, send messages, comment on posts, and adjust basic privacy settings in your Facebook account.

EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

Job search and resume help is offered Thursdays, March 7, 21; 2 to 4 p.m. in the conference room. Learn about job resources available through the NCWorks Career Center and website. 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.

LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY

• Introduction to Ancestry.com is Wednesday, March 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Elm City Library. This drop-in beginner’s 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, military, and census records. No registration required.

• Finding Your Female Ancestors in Historic Newspapers is offered Monday, March 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the main library conference room. Learn tips and strategies to use historic newspapers when researching a female ancestors’ major life milestones and women’s activities in the local community. No registration required.

• Learn about “The Curious Case of Mrs. Fannie White Garlic and General Robert E. Lee: The Ring of Truth?” on Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m. in the assembly room. In an article in The Roanoke News, published in Weldon, Fannie White Garlic shared her alleged connection with General Robert E. Lee. Garlic relates that Lee, a purported family friend, gave her a small token of affection (a gold ring) during his stay in N.C. in 1870. Details in the story, however, give one pause as to whether the incidents recounted are true. Come and listen as Chris Meekins unravels this case. Hosted in partnership with the Wilson County Genealogical Society. All invited. No registration required.

BRANCHES

• Black Creek

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

Storytime is Thursdays, March 7, 21 at 4 p.m. For all ages. No registration required.

Lapsit is Wednesday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. for ages 0-Pre-K. No registration required.

• East

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

Storytime is Wednesday, March 13, at 4 p.m. No registration required.

• Elm City

The Elm City Branch is located at located at 114 N. Railroad St. in Elm City. For more information, call 252-237-4269. Preschool storytime is Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10 a.m.

Monthly Book Chat is Tuesday, March 12, 4 to 5 p.m. Adults welcome. No registration required.

Introduction to Ancestry.com is Wednesday, March 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m. This drop-in beginner’s 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, military and census records. No registration required.

Lego Club is Thursday, March 14 at 4 p.m. Explore Lego construction. For ages 4 and up. No registration required.

Explore creativity and construction in a STEAM program Thursday, March 28, at 4 p.m. For ages 5 and up. No registration required.

• Lucama

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

Lapsit storytime is on Wednesdays, March 6, 20, at 10:30 a.m. for ages 0-5. No registration required.

Family storytime is on Tuesdays, March 5, 19, at 4 p.m. for all ages. No registration required.

Teen programs are on Thursdays, March 7 and 21 at 4 p.m. For ages 13-17. No registration required.

Book Chat is Wednesday, March 27, at 4 p.m. Discuss books that attendees have recently read. Adults 18 and up. No registration required.

• Stantonsburg

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

Book Chat is Thursday, March 7, 3 to 4 p.m. No registration required.

BOOKMOBILE

• Tuesday, March 12: Saratoga 3:30 to 5 p.m.

• Wednesday, March 13: Rock Ridge 3 to 4 p.m. and Sims 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Some programs are 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. 

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