Finding Jenua: Feb. 24 at 2:00 PM

If the stories and people you encounter during this year’s Wayne County Reads events educate, move, and inspire you, you won’t want to miss “Finding Jenua,” the breakout debut feature by acclaimed independent filmmaker Alison Mason. The Wayne County Public Library will be showing this film on Friday, February 24, at 2:00 PM.

“Finding Jenua” tells the story of a young drifter running away from a troubled past, and the older woman suffering from dementia who takes her in. It is a poignant, unforgettable tale of love, loss, and finding your place. A breakout hit at film festivals around the world, “Finding Jenua” has earned high praise from critics and audiences and multiple awards, including Best Screenplay at the Idlewyld Film Festival, Best of Festival at the River’s Edge International Film Festival, and the Denali Award at the Alaska International Film Awards.

While the film is not rated, participants should be aware that it contains some strong language and adult situations. To view the trailer, visit http://findingjenua.com/trailer.html. For more information about this program, contact the Reference Desk at 919-735-1824, extension 3. As with all library programs, this film program is free.

Charlette Denise Sutton, local author and speaker, at the Library on Dec. 15th.

Come out to the library on December 15th, any time between 12 and 2, to meet local author Charlotte Denise Sutton.

Writing poetry since grade school, Charlette Denise Sutton discovered at an early age how comforting words can be, how they can  lift people out of despair and push them towards achievement. Each word she writes is carefully chosen to bring meaning and relevance to others. Denise often compares herself to the greeting card magnate Helen Steiner Rice, as they both strive to capture the feeling one gets when they find the right phrase for the right occasion. She has published two books of inspirational poetry: My Words and Me and Do You Know Him?.   She has also co-produced several CD’s, one titled “Words Can’t Tell.”  She loves to share her words of inspiration and prides herself in being a musician, songwriter, and inspirational speaker.

Denise will be signing copies of her new book, Seizing Opportunities That Propel You Forward .  This book encourages readers to get the most out of life, no matter what has led up to their current position. Smart, savvy, and easy-to-follow, it guarantees to highlight the good in your life and kicks can’t-do attitudes to the curb. It’s all about learning to capitalize on the “big breaks” we encounter every day – but simply fail to recognize.

Events for Kids at Library!

 

Make the holiday season even more fun with these great activities for kids at Wayne County Public Library.

Pre-K Club

Every Wednesday and Thursday morning at 10:30, we invite preschoolers ages 3-5 to come for stories, songs, games, and crafts.  This activity-filled hour will introduce your child to the concept of language and prepare them for the world of books. For more information, call the children’s department at (919) 735-1824 ext. 5105.

Toddler Time

By introducing the concept of books, this fun program helps toddlers 18 months to 3 years develop the basic skills needed when learning to read.  Join us every Wednesday morning at 9:30 for stories, songs, games, and crafts.  For more information, call the children’s department at (919) 735-1824 ext. 5105.

Baby and Me

Join us for a fun-filled program designed especially for parents and babies 9 to 18 months.  Every Thursday morning at 9:30, we get together to read stories, learn new songs, and play with others.  For more information, call the children’s department at (919) 735-1824 ext. 5105.

Trim a Tree

Help decorate the tree at the Wayne County Public Library!  Listen to your favorite Christmas stories, make ornaments for the library’s Christmas tree, and take a picture with a special visitor from the North Pole. This program is open to children of all ages. For more information, call the children’s desk at (919) 735-1824 ext. 5105.

Jingle in the Park

The children’s department will be holding a story time at Herman Park during the annual Jingle in the Park event sponsored by the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation and the Kiwanis Club.  For more information about this event, call the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department at (919) 739-7480.

 

 

 

 

Downloadable E-books Are Here!

Wayne County Public Library now offers e-books for download!  Supported devices include the Nook, Kindle, iPad, and nearly every other e-book reader.  All you need is your library card and PIN number, and you can access over 1,200 digital books for free, right now.

To download books for our digital library, just visit the e-iNC Library and click on Sign-In.  Choose Wayne County Public Library from the list of supported institutions, then enter your library card and PIN number to start browsing and downloading!

Once you find the book you want, simply click on the format you want.  You can have up to four books checked out at a time, and all items are checked out for 14 days.  After the checkout time has expired, the book will be removed from your device automatically.

When you checkout your items, you can download them to your computer and then sync them to your device.  If you’re using a Kindle, you’ll simply log-in to your Amazon account and then send the book to your device instantly.

There’s no charge for using this service, and since the item is removed from your device automatically, you’ll never have to worry about late fees.  If you’re using an iPad, and iPhone, or an Android device, there’s even an app you can download to browse and check-out books directly on your device, so you’ll always be connected to the library.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Wayne County Public Library at (919) 735-1824.  We’ll be happy to help you use this exciting new service.

Wayne County Public Library remembers 9/11

This weekend is the tenth anniversary of one of the greatest tragedies in the history of our nation, and Wayne County Public Library is taking part in commemorating the lives lost and the moments of heroism displayed in the wake of these terrible events.

September 11-17 has been designated as First Responders Appreciation Week. Everyone is welcome to come by the library and sign one of the special commemorative greeting card that will be sent our first responders in the community, to express our gratitude for their service and bravery.

The library has also chosen several books which detail the events of that day and how they affected our nation.  It’s a great resource for discussing the significance of the events with those too young to have remembered when it happened,  and for gaining new understanding on the repercussions of the terrorist attacks.

Wayne County Public Library always offers great resources for learning about history and current events, and this week offers an ideal opportunity to inspire examination and discussion of September 11th, 2011–a day we’ll never forget.  It’s an ideal time to take advantage of the library’s offerings.

Geeks and Gamers Festival 2011

Every year, Wayne County Public Library celebrates games, comics, and all things geek-related with our annual Geeks and Gamers Festival!  This year is going to be as big as ever, with a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament, door prizes, and all the gaming you could ask for for two days at the library!

This is a great time for families to come in and try a new game together, for area gamers to hang out and meet new friends, and for everybody to see how video games and board games can bring people together.  The Library will be open for business as usual, so in between games feel free to come over to check out a favorite book or movie.

The Geeks and Gamers Festival will be on Friday, July 29th, from 11 AM-4:30 PM and Saturday, July 30th, from 10 AM-4:30 PM.  The Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament will be on Saturday; it requires registration and is limited to those aged 13-18 years as of August 31, 2011.  To register for tournament play, call (919-735-1824 ext. 5116) or stop by the Wayne County Public Library Reference Desk.  Tournament participants are strongly encourage to pick up a copy of the official tournament rules from the Reference Desk.

Please e-mail brandon.robbins@waynegov.com with any questions you may have.

Reference E-books now available through Wayne County Public Library

Wayne County Public Library recently expanded its Gale Virtual Reference Library to include several new and exciting resources for teachers, students, and researchers of all types.  Anybody with a Wayne County Public Library card can access the Gale Virtual Reference Library from home; just visit the Library website at http://www.wcpl.org, click on the “E-Resources” option, and then click on “Gale Virtual Library.”  You’ll be prompted for a password.  Enter your library card number as the password, and you’ll be given access.  A generous portion of the library’s reference materials are available through this service, so users can access library materials even when the library is closed.  Unfortunately, these e-books are not compatible with popular e-readers, such as the Nook or Kindle, but are fully compatible with any web browser.  For more information, please call the Wayne County Public Library Reference Desk at 735-1824 ext. 5100.