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April events at Steele Memorial Library, WCPLs


 

Wayne County Public Library Events

April, 2017

(All programs are free; registration is necessary where noted)

Children’s Events

Due to a scheduled workshop, there will be no story times at any branches on Thursday, April 27th

 

Goldsboro Library

              Baby and Me (ages 9-18 months) - Wednesdays at 9:30 am

Toddler Time (ages 18 months-3 years) - Thursdays at 9:30 am

Pre-K Club (ages 3-5 years) - Thursdays at 10:30 am

                  Bedtime Stories with Gammie Lil (ages 10 and under) - Thursdays at 7:00 pm

                  Saturday Story Time (all ages) - First Saturdays at 10:00 am

                  STEMulating Story Time (K-5th graders) - First Saturdays at 3:00 pm

 

Fremont Library

Story Time (up to age 4) - Wednesdays at 10:30 am

 

Pikeville Library

Story Time (up to age 4) - Thursdays at 10:30 am

 

Steele Memorial Library (Mount Olive)

Story Time (up to age 4) - Wednesdays at 10:00 am, Thursdays at 10:00 am

 

North Carolina Science Festival: Wayne County Critters (All ages)

Goldsboro Library

Saturday, April 8, 2-3 pm                                     
Contact:
919-735-1824, ext. 5105

All are welcome. Calling critters of all ages! Whether you fly, crawl, or run...come out to the Wayne County Public Library to learn about different critters that live in Wayne County! We will meet a park ranger from the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park and learn about the library’s Candid Critters project. No registration is necessary.

 

Homework Help 101 for Parents
Goldsboro Library

Wednesday, April 12, 6-7 pm                                     
Contact:
919-735-1824, ext. 5105
Ages: Focusing on parents of 3rd-5th grade children, but all parents are welcome.
Have a hard time finding books for your children to read? Confused about AR points, Lexile levels, and how to find books on a certain level? Dreading the EOGs? Come learn more about how the books in our library are arranged, how to find books and use e-resources, and get tips on how to prepare for the EOGs.

 

Spring Break Pop-Up Programs (K-5th grade)

Goldsboro Library Children’s Department

Monday, April 17-Friday, April 21 (Times will vary)                 
Contact:
919-735-1824, ext. 5105
During Spring Break, keep an eye out at the library for our pop-up programs! From time to time that week, we will pull out some seasonal crafts, have activities, and read books for you to listen to. Remember to ask us for help finding books you can read during your break!

 

Family Movie Day: “The BFG” (Ages 7 and Up)

Steele Memorial Library

Tuesday, April 20, 1–3 pm
Contact:
919-299-8105, ext. 2

Looking for some family fun during spring break?  Join us for a movie day featuring “The BFG” (rated PG). No registration is required.

 

EBook Workshop  (for children’s books and more!)

Goldsboro Library

Monday, April 24, 6-7 pm
Contact:
919-735-1824, ext. 5105

Join us for an interactive workshop about eBooks! We will show you how to download them to your computer, phone, or tablet for free from our website, and go over our collections for both adults and children. We will also introduce you to a brand new collection of eBooks just for children—the NC Kids Digital Library with over 3,700 ebooks, audiobooks, and videos.

 

“Tee Time!”  Family Mini-Golf Event (Ages 5 and up-with an adult)

Steele Memorial Library

Tuesday, April 25, 6-7:45 pm                              
Register at:
919-299-8105, ext. 2

Reserve your “tee time” and have a “hole” lot of fun navigating your way through our 9-hole mini-golf course.  For ages 5 and up with a parent or caregiver.  FREE -- advanced registration is necessary because space is limited.

 

 

Teen Events

STEAM Teens

Goldsboro Library

Tuesday, April  4, 5-6 pm                                     
Register at:
919-735-1824, ext. 3

The month of April will be all about experimenting with rainbows! Register at the reference desk!

 

Teen Movie and Craft

Steele Memorial Library

Thursday, April 20, 4-6 pm                                     
Register at:
919-299-8105, ext. 3              

We will be watching “The Secret Life of Pets” and making a related craft.

 

Adult Events

Online Shopping

Goldsboro Library

Saturday, April 1, 9:30-11:30 am                    
Register at:
919-735-1824, ext. 3

Learn terms related to online shopping, how to keep your online transactions private, and how to look up online businesses in the Better Business Bureau.

 

Legal Aid Clinic:  Expungement 

Goldsboro Library

Tuesday, April 4, 2:30-4:30 pm                      
Contact:
919-735-1824 ext. 5130

Learn how to file for criminal records expungement (“setting aside a criminal conviction”) in North Carolina in this free online clinic, followed by an online Q & A session with a volunteer Legal Aid attorney.

 

Real Murders Book Club

Novel: “Bootlegger’s Daughter” by Margaret Maron

Goldsboro Library

Friday, April 7, 4-5 pm                                     
Contact:
919-735-1824, ext. 5121

Join fellow mystery buffs as we examine and discuss cases from bestselling crime novels with a new book each month!

 

German Papercutting Class                                              

Goldsboro Library

Tuesday, April 11, 2-4 pm                                     
Register at:
919-735-1824 ext. 5130

We will be learning how to use the German art of Scherenschnitte (literally, “scissor cuts”), to make beautiful Easter cards. Class supplies are limited to 12 students; so registration is required to attend.

 

Origami

Goldsboro Library

Thursday, April 13, 4-5:30 pm                              
Contact:
919-735-1824, ext. 5130

Relax and enjoy yourself while creating beautiful paper art. Call 919-735-1824 to register.

 

Social Security Seminar

Goldsboro Library

Monday, April 17, 12-1 pm                                  
Contact:
919-735-1824, ext. 5130

Public Affairs Specialist Ethel Barnes, of the Social Security Administration, will talk about eligibility, benefits, and more in this free seminar.

 

Goldsboro Friends of the Library Book Sale

Goldsboro Library, Gertrude Weil Auditorium

April 18-Members Only-Preview Sale                                          
(Memberships available at the door)

April 19-April 22-Public Sale                                                             
Times vary-check our website for daily schedules

It is time again for our spring used book sale. This is a great opportunity for parents, teachers, and book lovers in the community to collect some fun reads at discount prices! Bring extra bags and stock up on your favorite topics and the authors you love while helping the Library gain funds for new materials and programs.

 

Steele Memorial Library Friends of the Library Book Sale

Mount Olive (During the Pickle Festival)

April 28-Members Only-Preview Sale       Times: TBA                            
(Memberships available at the door)

April 29-Public Sale                                            
8 am-5 pm

Location: Friends Book Warehouse behind Steele Memorial Library

Medicare Information Seminar

Goldsboro Library

Wednesday, April 19, 2-3 pm
Contact:
919-735-1824, ext. 5130

Taught by local insurance expert Mary Anne Powell this seminar is now offered at a new time for your convenience.

 

Mindfulness Meditation

Goldsboro Library 

Wednesday, April 26, 4-5 pm                                     
Contact:
919-735-1824, ext. 5130

Yoga teacher Alana Cockrell will lead a mediation designed to induce relaxation, reduce stress, and increase our awareness of the present moment.

 

 

Computer Classes

 

Mousing Around & Keyboard Basics

Steele Memorial Library

Friday, April 7, 10-11 am                                
Register at:
919-299-8105, ext. 3

This class is intended for beginning computer users and, in it, you will learn how to work a mouse and keyboard. 

Internet Search Basics

Steele Memorial Library

Friday April 21, 10-11 am                                
Register at:
919-299-8105, ext. 3

This class is intended for beginning computer users.  We will discuss techniques for using internet search engines, primarily focusing on the Google search engine. 

 

NC Works, Intro to Computers

NC Works Career Center

Friday, April 21, 10 am-12 pm                       
Register at:
919-731-7950

Learn the basics of using the computer, setting up an e-mail account, and looking for a job on the internet. Individual assistance will be available for participants at the end of the class session.  This class will be held at the NC Works Center located behind the McDonald’s on Wayne Memorial Drive.

 

Microsoft Publisher Basics

Steele Memorial Library

Friday, April 28, 10-11 am                                
Register at:
919-299-8105, ext. 3

Microsoft Publisher helps you create professional sales, marketing, and publication materials including brochures, business cards, newsletters, greeting cards and labels. In this free class, you will learn to use its features by creating a simple publication from scratch. 

 

ABCs of Computers

Goldsboro Library 

Saturday, April 29, 9:30-11:30 am                    
Register at:
919-735-1824, ext. 3

Learn the basics of using a computer, such as how to work a mouse and keyboard, terms you need to know, how to open a program, and how to connect external devices to your computer.

 
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