Upcoming Events

Wilson Reads

The Wilson Reads program will feature Ann Pancake's first novel, Strange as This Weather Has Been.  The story is set in the coal mining region of the West Virginia mountains.The book features a West Virginia family devastated by mountaintop removal mining, and it is based on true events and Pancake's interviews with people in the Appalachian coalfields. Pancake grew up in West Virginia but lives now in Seattle.
 
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 There are three programs planned for this book.
 
The first program is on September 14th, Monday, 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Rebecca Godwin of Barton College will lead a discussion group.
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The second program is on September 17th, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Robert Miller will speak on the topic "The Science of Climate Change." Dr. Miller also lived for ten years in West Virginia (as a student, teacher, and forester) and can field questions on mining and mountaintop removal. He lives now in Oriental, NC, and is involved in our state's forestry and environmental organizations. He will comment on the effects of climate change on North Carolina's biology.
  (Please use the Jackson Street entrance.)
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The third program is on September 21st, Monday, 7:00 p.m., in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton college Campus  .Please note the change of venue.
Ann Pancake will speak about her book and experiences in the West Virginia coal mining area. Her book will be on sale this evening.

 
 
 
 

Unless otherwise noted, all
programs will be held in the
Assembly Room of the Main
Library at 7:00 PM.  All programs
are open to the public and free of charge.

 

 

 

 

Welcome Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Wilson County Public Library is a public charity organization which promotes the use of the library.  Members raise money for a variety of library-related programs and needs which are not met through traditional county government funding.  For example, the Friends installed an excellent sound system in the large assembly room at the main library.  This room is in constant use by the library for its programs and also serves as a meeting space for various civic and community groups.
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Upcoming Events

 

2015 DATES FOR PROGRAMS SPONSORED
BY FRIENDS OF THE WILSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Wilson Reads program this summer is a joint venture with
Barton College. The book is Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake.  The book features a West Virginia family devastated by mountaintop removal mining, and it is based on true events and Pancake's interviews with people in the Appalachian coalfields. Pancake grew up in West Virginia but lives now in Seattle.

September 14th, Monday, 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Rebecca Godwin of Barton College will lead a discussion
group about the Wilson Reads Book in the Assembly Room
at the Wilson County Public Library.

September 17th, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Robert Miller will speak on the topic "The Science of Climate Change." Dr. Miller also lived for ten years in West Virginia (as a student, teacher, and forester) and can field questions on mining and mountaintop removal.  He lives now in Oriental, NC, and is involved in our state's forestry and environmental organizations. He will comment on the effects of climate change on North Carolina's biology.
        (Please use the Jackson Street entrance.)

September 21st, Monday, 7:00 p.m.  Hardy Alumni Hall on Barton College campus. Please note venue change
Ann Pancake will speak about her book and experiences in the West Virginia coal mining area. Her book will be on sale this evening. 

 

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Programs for Teens and Children

There are many fine programs for teenagers and children
that are sponsored by the library.  For details about those programs, please go to the library's web page.  Click on
the link below.

 

Visit the library's new web site by clicking on this link:
http://www1.youseemore.com/wilsoncountypl/

Visit the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library Facebook
page by clicking on this link:
https://www.facebook.com/wilsonlibraryfriends?ref=br_tf

 
Friends Book Tote
fol_tote_bag_72_.jpg Need a hand carrying those books? Friends’ book bags are for sale at the front desk of the main library and at all branch libraries for only $5. These handy mesh tote bags display the Friends’ logo and have sturdy handles for all types of heavy lifting!

Friends of the Library Membership Drive

The Friends of the Wilson County Public Library invite you join us in supporting our fine library. Your support is needed to help enhance library services.. You may join for as little as $5.00. Of course you may pay more if you wish. To see the various membership levels and to print out a membership enrollment form, click on the Membership tab at the top of the page. Your membership will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Announcement from the Library Director

Borrowing privileges at Hackney Library/Barton College are available to community patrons 16 and older in good standing in the Wilson County Public Library System. Obtain a form for membership at either the Wilson County Public Library or Hackney Library/Barton College. 


Memory and Honor


Have you lost a loved one whom you would like to memorialize?  Would you
like to honor someone of outstanding character who
has influenced your life? Then please consider making a contribution to the Friends of the Wilson
County
Public Library
in their memory or honor.  You may make an open contribution that can be used for any purpose in supporting the library.  Or you may designate that your gift be used for a specific purpose. The Friends of the Wilson County Public Library is a non-profit organization and your gifts are fully tax-deductible.  

 
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