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Adult Programs & Events
Jacksonville Main Library
March 28; 1 pm
American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI by: Kate Winkler Dawson
April 25; 1 pm
The Spanish Daughter by: Lorena Hughes
May 23; 1 pm
By Her Own Design by: Piper Huguley
Past Tense Genealogy Book Club
April 10; 10 am
It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree by A.J. Jacobs
March 23; 5 pm
The Radium Girls by: Kate Moore
April 27; 5 pm
Go West, Young Man by; William W. Johnstone
May 25; 5 pm
Before We Were Yours by: Lisa Wingate
Sneads Ferry Branch
March 10; 1 pm
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
April 14; 1 pm
The Sentence by: Louise Erdrich
May 12; 1 pm
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by: Gabrielle Zevin
March 14; 11:30 am
We Were Never Here by: Andrea Bartz
April 11; 11:30 am
Vanderbilt: The Rise & Fall of an American Dynasty by: Anderson Cooper
May 9; 11:30 am
The Great Alone by: Kristin Hannah
Paging All Readers: Virtual Book Club
Join the conversation on the Bookclubs app! Download the app or go online to bit.ly/ocplonlinebookclub and discuss the monthly reads.
March 1; 7 pm, Virtual
Educated: A Memoir by: Tara Westover
April 1; 7 pm, Virtual
Killers of A Certain Age by: Deanna Raybourn
May1; 7 pm, Virtual
This is How You Lose the Time War by: Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
Arts & Crafts
Swansboro • Apr. 21; 2 p.m. Interested in gaining a new skill and a better appreciation of the written word? Register for this in-person class that will cover the basics of calligraphy, including posture, penmanship, styles, and history. For teens & adults, ages 16+.
Swansboro • May 19; 2 p.m. Join us for this in-person class that will cover the basics of calligraphy, including fonts, flourishes, and serifs. For teens & adults, ages 16+.
Richlands • Mar. 3, May 5; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join us as we interweave a love for creating handmade art together. Bring any project, laugh, and craft with your friends!
Sneads Ferry • Every Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Waiting on pins and needles? Join Fiber Friends. Bring any project to craft and laugh with your friends! We will also have monthly projects to try.
March: Repair Workshop, April: Lace May: Colorwork. Registration Required.
Grab ‘N Go Take Home Craft
Pick up a Grab ‘N Go craft kit with everything you need to make your own fun crafts!
March: Twine Egg Bunny
Spin A Yarn Fiber Arts Circle
Jacksonville • Mar. 24, Apr. 28, May 26; 10 a.m.
Come and 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.
Jacksonville • Apr. 22; 11:30 a.m.
Richlands • May 12; 10 a.m.
Sneads Ferry • Mar. 11, May 20; 10 a.m.
Join fellow crafters in a creative process as we produce unique projects.
Jacksonville: Salt Dough Nature Ornaments; Richlands: Cricut; Sneads Ferry: Leprechaun Gnomes & Paper Roses- Registration Required.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Jacksonville • Apr. 5; 1 p.m.
Spring into life! Give blood. Walk-ins welcome or you can make an appointment at bit.ly/onslowappt to save a life. I give blood. Will you?
Bob Ross Paint-A-Long
Jacksonville • May 27; 11:30 a.m.
Want to paint yourself some happy little trees? Work along with the master at the library with one of his episodes of The Joy of Painting! Registration Required.
Richlands • Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9; 4 p.m.
Sneads Ferry • Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9 ; 1 p.m.
Swansboro • Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11; 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 for Sneads Ferry & Richlands.
Deadbolt Mystery Society
Jacksonville • Apr. 19; 6 p.m.
You can join the ranks of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot by examining the all the clues, take a hard look at all the suspects, conduct interviews, and use your sleuthing skills to unravel the puzzles of this crime and determine who the guilty party is! Sign up to participate in the excitement of being a detective. Registration Required.
DigitalLearn For Adults
Swansboro • 2nd & 4th Friday of every month; 10 a.m.
If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. Registration Required.
Financial Literacy with Navy Federal Credit Union
Jacksonville • Apr. 19, May 17; 10 a.m.
Navy Federal’s experts are here to help you make sense of your money.
Financial health is important to the mission. Stop by and learn how to manage money effectively.
Interested in genealogical research and learning more about your family story? Explore your roots with a different topic each month.
Jacksonville • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mar. 13: Loyalists in the American Revolution
Apr. 10: Past Tense Genealogy Book Club: It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree by A.J. Jacobs
May 8: Using Immigration Passenger Lists In Your Research
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.
Richlands: 1st Tuesday of the month; 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
3rd Tuesday of the month; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sneads Ferry: 1st Tuesday of the month; 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Mom's Night Out!
Jacksonville • May 19; 6 p.m.
Calling all Moms! Join us for a night of kid-free fun. We will provide all the supplies AND the childcare! (Childcare available for 20 children ages 3-12).
Sneads Ferry • Apr. 27, May 25; 5 p.m.
Challenge yourself and others' knowledge of little-known facts at our Trivia Contest! Persons age 12 and up will be teamed with other participants for a fun evening of cranial craziness.
Healthy For Life
Jacksonville • Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2; 1 p.m.
Join us online for a monthly experience focused on your health, wellness, and nutritious eating!
Human Trafficking 101
Mar. 2; 7 p.m.
Follow link to tune in: bit.ly/TheBridgeInternational
The Bridge International is an anti-human trafficking nonprofit based out of Durham, NC. Their mission is to bridge gaps to reach underserved communities and spread awareness on the issue of human trafficking. Their goal is to develop an organization that would be part of a world where human trafficking doesn’t exist, where survivors are free of exploitation and empowered to pursue their dreams and live fulfilled lives. The Founder, Danyelle Kara and Kathy Nunez, collectively have over 14 years of experience in various roles within the anti-human trafficking movement.