Adult Programs & Events

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Adult Book Clubs

Reading becomes an even richer experience when it is shared. Book clubs are a great way to meet new people, discover new genres or titles, have good conversations, and get to know your local library!

Jacksonville1 PM
Jan. 25: My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Feb. 22The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray
Richlands 5 PM
Dec. 16The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton
Jan. 27Ask Again, Yes, by Mary Beth Keane
Feb. 24The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich
Sneads Ferry1 PM
Jan. 14 Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
Feb. 11The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Swansboro11:30 AM
Dec. 14The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate
Jan. 11The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
Feb. 8The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Paging All Readers

Join the conversation anywhere, anytime. Read at your own pace and discuss the book at your convenience with staff and other members. Search Facebook: OCPL Online Book Club

Virtual (Facebook Group)7 PM
DecNo online meeting: Book of your choice
Jan. 23The Babysitter by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan
Feb. 27The Invited by Jennifer McMahon

Get Involved

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

The Friends of the Onslow County Public Library believe they can personally make a difference at the library and in their community by improving all that makes the library great! Support your local Friends of the Library group with Amazon Smile.

Friends of the LibraryMeeting Times
JacksonvilleDec. 8, Jan. 26, Mar. 231 PM
RichlandsDec. 16, Jan. 27, Feb. 246 PM
Sneads FerryTBD
SwansboroDec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 1810 AM

Swansboro: Call branch for dates & times. Support the Richlands Friends of the Library by grabbing an ornament from the Giving Tree to help sponsor the Richlands Branch during the holidays!

Adult Programs

ONSLOW MEMORIAL HEALTH SCREENINGS

Free health screenings will be provided by Onslow Memorial Hospital Staff.

  • Jacksonville: Jan. 5 & Feb. 2; 9-12 PM

NAVY FEDERAL VIRTUAL FINANCIAL EDUCATION

Jump online to get easy tips to increase credit, lower debt, budget, savings and more!

  • Virtual: Jan. 19 & Feb. 16; 10 AM

SPIN A YARN, KNITTING CIRCLE

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: Jan. 28, Feb. 25; 10 AM

COOK BOOK CLUB

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: Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17; 4 PM

DATE NIGHT

Grab a friend and head to the library for dinner and a movie. Enjoy the conversation of others, a good movie and good company!*Registration required

  • Sneads Ferry: Feb. 12; 5 PM

REEL FILMS

Join fellow film enthusiasts to view and discuss classic and iconic movies.

  • Sneads Ferry: 2 PM
    • Dec. 20: Scrooge (1970)
    • Jan. 10: About Time
    • Feb. 21: Lillies of the Field

GENEALOGY MEETINGS

Gain valuable info, ideas and tips to successfully research your roots!

  • Jacksonville: 10 AM
    • Dec. 13: Family Cookbooks: Heirlooms Filled With Memories and Traditions.
    • Jan. 10: Past Tense Genealogy Book Club: The Marines of Montford Point by Melton Alonza McLaurin
    • Feb. 14: African American Genealogical Research

INTERMEDIATE 3-D DESIGN AND PRINTING: INTRO TO CAD/CAM

Learn advanced 3-D design skills with engineer, Preston Miller. Bring your own device to continue designing after the class. This program is not recommended for beginners in 3D printing. *Registration required

  • Sneads Ferry: Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Jan. 25; 6 PM

RESUME REFRESH

Looking for a job or planning career moves? We can help. Bring your resumes, cover letters, and questions with you to the Sneads Ferry Branch. Make an appointment using Sign Up Genius. *Registration required

  • Sneads Ferry: Jan. 7, Jan 21, Feb. 4, Feb. 18

TECH TUESDAYS

Did you get a new device over the holidays and want to see what the library has to offer for FREE? Bring your device and library card to the library! Make an appointment on Sign Up Genius! *Registration required

  • Sneads Ferry: Jan 11, Jan 18, Feb. 8, Feb. 22

BLOOD DRIVE

Not all heroes wear capes! Give the gift of life! Register ahead of time at bit.ly/onslowappt

  • Jacksonville: Dec. 8; 1-5 PM
  • Sneads Ferry: Dec. 18 & Feb 16; 9 AM-2 PM

Hobbies & Crafts

PINTEREST PARTY

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 coming into the library. Project and supplies are provided - you bring the creativity! *Registration Required

  • Jacksonville: Jan. 13; 6 PM: Bad Art
  • Sneads Ferry: Jan 15; 10 AM: Wine Glass Lamp
  • Swansboro: Jan. 14; 10 AM: Winter Candle holder

GRAB & GO KITS

Take-home craft kits are available at the Jacksonville branch and will be first come, first serve.

Jacksonville

  • Dec.: Grinch Sock Gnome
  • Feb.: Paint Chip Valentine Bookmark

Richlands

  • Jan.7: Winter Project *Registration Required for Richlands

MAKERSPACE 3D PRINTING

Use our design or print your own to create a holiday project. Learn how the process works and take home a memento of your creativity. Guided instruction available on Mondays. Open lab available week of Dec. 20. *Registration Required

Sneads Ferry: 10 AM; Dec. 6, Dec. 20, Jan. 10, Jan. 24

MAKERSPACE SEWING

Join us for Make & Take projects on Mondays. Open sewing Tuesday-Friday (limited instruction available). *Registration required.

Sneads Ferry: 10AM-5PM; Feb. 7 & Feb 14

MAKERSPACE CRICUT 101

Learn how to use the latest Cricut machine and make a fun craft to take home. *Registration required.

Swansboro: Feb. 4; 10 AM

MAKERSPACE VIRTUAL REALITY

Join us as we create experiences to connect our community to emerging technology. *Registration required.

Jacksonville: 3 PM

  • Jan. 31 - Tour of Florence, Tuscany
  • Feb. 28 - Travelling while Black.

FOR THE LOVE OF COOKIES

Join Amanda for a sweet cookie decorating class. Ages 15 and up. *Registration required.

Sneads Ferry: Feb. 12; 10 AM