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Library programs varied in August

Posted 7/31/19

The Summer Reading Program ends in July, but there are still programs coming up in August. Check out the library’s offerings, including back-to-school events and the beginning of the Let’s Talk …

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Library programs varied in August

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The Summer Reading Program ends in July, but there are still programs coming up in August. Check out the library’s offerings, including back-to-school events and the beginning of the Let’s Talk About It book discussion series, made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council.

The following programs are at the main library on Nash Street unless otherwise noted.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Preschool storytime is at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27; Wednesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28; Thursdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

Lapsit storytime is at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27; Wednesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28; Thursdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 9:30 a.m. For ages 0-2. No registration required. Tuesday storytimes begin Aug. 6. Thursday storytimes end following Aug. 29.

Saturday family storytime is at 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. No registration required.

Bilingual Spanish/English family storytime is at the main library at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The library will continue this bilingual program the last Tuesday of each month. No registration required.

La hora de cuentos bilingües en el español y el ingles. El martes 27 de agosto a las cuatro de la tarde la sucursal principal de la biblioteca pública del Condado de Wilson va a presentar su hora de cuentos bilingües. La biblioteca quiere presentar este programa el último martes de cada mes.

YOUTH STEAM PROGRAMS

These programs take place in youth services at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Children ages 5 and up are invited. No registration required.

On Aug. 6 and 13, the program will be STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) based. The Aug. 20 event will be geared for back to school. The recurring monthly Lego Club is Aug. 27. All Legos are provided.

YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS

DIY Maker Wednesdays will continue on Aug. 7 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the second floor CrAFT (creativity, art, fabrication and technology) Studio. All ages are welcome. No registration required.

Teens are invited to Back to Hogwarts Bash on Monday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the main library assembly room. Enjoy butterbeer (cream soda), get sorted into Hogwarts houses, create house shirts and team up to practice spells on the interactive “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” mobile game. No registration required.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Learn about insurance scams and how to protect yourself from fraud at “Are My Medicare Benefits Scam Proof? Think Again!” at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the assembly room.

“Let’s Talk About It Book Discussion: Altered Landscapes” begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The popular “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion series returns for a five-book series of novels and nonfiction focused on the changing landscape of North Carolina. The group will meet every two weeks, Aug. 29 through Oct. 24, for a book talk led by a scholar on the subject. Open to all ages; contact the library for the reading list or to reserve copies of the books. This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

Technology classes take place in the conference room. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, call 252-237-5355. For more information, contact Karey Blanchard at 252-237-5355, ext. 5074, or kblanchard@wilson-co.com.

The iPad and tablet series takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m on Wednesdays. The basics will be covered on Aug. 7 and apps on Aug. 14; iPads will be supplied or take a tablet of your choice.

Interested in Pinterest and don’t know where to start? Join a class on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Pinterest basics will be covered on Aug 12 and “getting started” on Aug. 19. Create an account at www.pinterest.com prior to class. An email address and basic Internet skills are required.

Learn how to choose your next great read at “What Do I Read Next?” on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Basic internet skills are required.

Need help figuring out your tablet, smartphone, or eReader? Drop in to “Device Advice” on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2 to 4 p.m., for one-on-one assistance from library staff. This event takes place in the assembly room. Registration is requested.

LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY

For more information, contact Natalie Copeland, local history and genealogy librarian, at 252-237-5355, ext. 5029, or ncopeland@wilson-co.com.

HeritageQuest is an online genealogy resource containing census records, directories, local history books, and Revolutionary War pension applications. Learn more about using this resource from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the conference room. Registration is requested, and basic computer skills are required.

BRANCH PROGRAMS

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

Storytime is at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Aug. 1 and 15. No registration required.

Teens are invited to a teen program at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8. Registration is required.

Lapsit storytime, for ages babies to pre-K, is at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28. No registration required.

• The East Branch is located at 6000-C Ward Blvd. in Wilson. For more information, call 252-237-2627. Storytime is at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 14 and 28. No registration required.

• The Elm City Branch is located at 114 N. Railroad St. in Elm City. For more information, call 252-237-4269. Preschool storytime is at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 13 and 27. No registration required. Children ages 5 and up are invited to Lego Club at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. No registration required.

• The Lucama Branch is located at 103 E Spring St. in Lucama. For more information, call 252-239-0046. Family storytime takes place at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 6 and 20. No registration required. Lapsit storytime is at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 7 and 21. No registration required.

Teen programs are at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Aug. 8 and 22. Enjoy a family-friendly movie for all ages at 3 p.m. on Fridays, Aug. 2, 9 and 16. No registration required. “Back to School Bash” will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.

• The Stantonsburg Branch is located at 114 S. Main St. in Stantonsburg. For more information, call 252-238-3758. Look for new programs coming soon to Stantonsburg.

BOOKMOBILE

The Bookmobile visits the following locations each month. For more information, call 252-237-5355. Tuesday, Aug. 6: Saratoga, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 7: Rock Ridge, 3 to 4 p.m.; Sims, 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 27: Saratoga, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 28: Rock Ridge, 3 to 4 p.m.; 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. For questions about the library, call 252-237-5355 or visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.

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