Adult Programs & Events


Adult Book Clubs

Jacksonville, 1 PM

May 24Under the Bayou Moonby Valerie Fraser LuesseMore info at

Richlands 5 PM

May 26

Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

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Sneads Ferry, 1 PM


Paging All Readers (Online), 7 PM: Facebook:

May 22


by Madeline Miller

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Join us as we explore a new cookbook each month.  Pick a recipe at the Swansboro Branch and bring in your dish to discuss and share. Registration required.

     Swansboro:  May 19; 4 PM


Come join this circle of knitters to talk patterns and projects, share tips and tricks, and socialize while you slip stitches.

Please note: This is not a knitting class.

  • Jacksonville: May 27; 10 AM


You are invited to a Pinterest Party! Join us as we create some of our favorite crafts. You may register online, by calling your local branch or by coming into the library. Project and supplies are provided - you bring the creativity! Registration Required.

  • Jacksonville: 11:30 AM
    • May 28: Book Page Flowers
  •  Sneads Ferry: 10 AM
    • May 21: Leaf-Print Painting

CookBook Club

  • Swansboro • June 23, July 21, August 18; 4 p.m.

Join others who love to try new recipes and indulge in some different cuisine! Each month will feature a different cookbook.   Stop by the library to select a recipe and join us to find out which recipes are pleasing to the palette!

Registration Required. 

Genealogy Meeting


  • June 13; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Pirate Genealogy: Was Your Ancestor a Scourge of the Seven Seas?
  • July 11; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Past Tense Genealogy Book Club: Trials of the Earth by Mary Hamilton
  • August 8; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Discover the 1950 Census

Onslow Memorial Health Complimentary Screening

  • Jacksonville • June 1, July 6, August 3; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Onslow Memorial Hospital offers complimentary health screenings from high blood pressure to cholesterol levels. Stroke education resources can be found in one easy place.

NC Works

NC Works Career Services staff will be at the library providing free assistance with resumes, job searching, and career planning.  The staff will also provide support services for veterans.  

  • Jacksonville
    • Every Thursday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • June 16, July 21, August 18: Training Workshops                                             
  • Richlands
    • June 7, August 2; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Sneads Ferry
    • June 7, August 2; 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Swansboro
    • June 8, July 6, August 3; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grab ‘N Go Take Home Craft


June: DIY Jute Beehive

August: Pop Bottle Bird Feeder


July 9: “Message In a Bottle”

Registration Required. 

Pinterest Party

Registration Required. 

  •  Sneads Ferry; Fluid Art
    • July 23; 10 a.m.
  • Swansboro; Paint Stick Flag
    • July 8; 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Spin a Yarn Fiber Arts Circle

  • Jacksonville •  June 24, July 22, August 26; 10 a.m.

Discover the oceans of possibilities with fiber arts!  Come join this circle of fiber arts enthusiasts to talk patterns and projects, share tips and tricks, and socialize while you work on your latest creation.