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Fall into Wilson County Public Library’s November programs. All programs will be accessible via the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels, unless otherwise specified. Registration is not required unless stated for specific programs. For more information, visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.
• STEAM programs for ages 5 and up take place on Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 7 p.m. Activity packets will be available for pickup at the circulation desk on the Monday before each program, while supplies last.
• Storytime for ages 0-10 takes place on Wednesdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10 a.m.
• On Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., tune in to the library’s Facebook page for “A Day of Ghost Stories” presented by the Wilson Youth Council. Experience new tales of tricks, treats and terror.
YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS
• Ages 12-19 are invited to join “How to Deal: Studying During a Pandemic” on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. via Zoom to discuss study skills and learn strategies to complete schoolwork in a digital school environment. Register to obtain a Zoom link.
• Ages 12-19 are invited to a Zoom book talk to discuss Suzanne Collins’ latest book, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. Meet via Zoom to join in a guided discussion on the newest book in “The Hunger Games” series. Register to obtain a Zoom link.
• Ages 13-18 are invited to a virtual Teen Advisory Board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. TAB gives teens the opportunity to share ideas and plan programs and services offered to their peers by the library. Members of TAB attend monthly meetings and assist in at least one teen program each school year. Participation might count toward school and National Honor Society service hours. Meetings will be held via Zoom. Register to obtain a Zoom link.
• TGIF is a weekly book review show featuring teen librarian Kate Brittain. Listen to book reviews and recommendations for readers of young adult literature and learn background information on each title. Tune into Facebook or YouTube every Friday at 11 a.m. for a brand-new episode.
• The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset as an essential life skill. The program draws upon eight fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial thought and process derived from the companion text, “Who Owns the Ice House: Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur.” The program provides for experiential learning through the process of identifying problems, finding solutions and making connections beyond the classroom. Participants will complete online self-paced lessons. Registration required. For information or to register, contact Amanda Gardner, assistant library director, at 252-237-5355 ext. 5072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY PROGRAMS
• Explore historic Maplewood Cemetery via Facebook on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. Library staff will take viewers on a virtual tour, pointing out unique tombstones and discussing some of the interesting residents of this cemetery.
• The Black Creek branch is located at 103 Central Ave. in Black Creek. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, call 252-237-3715. Children ages 6-10 may pick up grab-and-go kits on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to create clothespin turkeys. On Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., ages 6-10 may pick up grab-and-go kits for thankful posters. Participants will decorate and color a poster for Thanksgiving. Kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
• The Elm City branch is located at 114 N. Railroad St. in Elm City. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, call 252-236-4269. The theme for November is “Thanks and Giving” with featured books that focus on traditional Thanksgiving, everyday gratitude and customs of different cultures. Thankful wreaths will be available for children and mini Mayflower ships for teens. Pick up crafts to take home between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
• The Lucama branch is located at 103 E. Spring St. in Lucama. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday. For more information, call 252-239-0046. “Face the Turkey” grab-and-go craft kits for ages 5-12 may be picked up on Monday, Nov. 2, and Thursday, Nov. 5, from noon to 5 p.m. Participants will create a personalized turkey mask. To-go kits for creating a wheel of thanks will be available on Monday, Nov. 16, and Thursday, Nov. 19, from noon to 5 p.m. Participants will create their own Thanksgiving wheel showing the things that yield an attitude of gratitude. Kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
• The Crocker (Stantonsburg) branch is located at 114 S. Main St. in Stantonsburg. Hours are 2:30 to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday. For more information, call 252-238-3758. Enjoy a family friendly craft with an autumn theme with family fun crafts to go on Mondays, Nov. 9 and 23 and Thursday, Nov. 12. Kits can be picked up between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
Main library hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Branch hours vary. All locations are closed on Sundays. For questions about the library, call 252-237-5355 or visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.