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Family Programs & Events
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Jacksonville • Mar. 17; 5 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what happens when the library is closed? Bring your stuffed animal or baby doll for a Leprechaun Hunt sleepover! Join us for crafts and games Friday night, then return Saturday to see what your stuffy has been up to and if they were able to catch the leprechaun!
Sneads Ferry• Mar. 17, 5 p.m.; March 18, 10 a.m.
Drop off your stuffedanimal or baby doll at the library for a St. Patrick's Day sleepover. return Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for a reunion breakfast to see what your stuffy has been up to!
Swansboro • Mar. 3; 10 a.m. • Ages 3 - 5
Jacksonville • Mar. 10; 10:30 a.m. • Ages 3 - 5
Sneads Ferry • Mar. 22; 10:30 a.m. • Ages 0 - 5
Join us for an energetic morning of music and dancing to get ready for the New Year!
National Kite Month
Jacksonville • Apr. 22; 12 p.m.
WIt's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a kite! We invite everyone, young and old, to join us in celebration National Kite Month. We will have Jeremiah Stotesbery from Kites N' Kids as a guest speaker! All materials will be provided to make your kite.
OCPL First Annual Comic Book Fest
Jacksonville • May 13; 10 a.m.
Join us for our first annual OCPL Comic Book Fest! We will have comic books, trivia, arts & crafts, costume contests and more! Hosted by all four OCPL branches!
Agriculture in Onslow
Richlands • Apr. 4, 5, & 6; 10 a.m.
Join our friends form Onslow County Cooperative Extension, Richlands Elementary School, and Modern Tractor to learn about agriculture in Onslow county! Learn about local crops, farm animals, 4H programs, and you maybe even "touch a tractor"! We might have a special animal visitor or two!
Women Superheroes in History
Sneads Ferry • Mar. 20; 10 a.m.
Celebrate women's History Month as staff members share some of their favorite women superheroes in history. Enjoy activities, games, and crafts as we meet interesting women from the past. A different individual will be revealed each day throughout the week.
Swansboro • May 10; 4 p.m.
Local beekeeping expert, Jessica Hawkins, will share the basics of beekeeping, including the importance of bees to the environment, the life cycle of a bee, and how you can help bees thrive in your own backyard. For families, ages 6+.
All Together Now, A Cultural Celebration
Sneads Ferry • May 5; 4:30 p.m.
May is Asian American/Pacific Islanders Heritage Month. Learn about the interesting cultures connecting amazing people through activities, games, foods, and crafts for children.
Growing A Pollinator Garden
Swansboro • Apr. 12; 4 p.m.
Emilee Morrison from the Onslow county Cooperative Extension will share information about creating a pollinator garden to attract butterflies and bees. Participants will get hands-on experience helping to plant a garden in the Library's raised beds. for families, ages 6+.