Adult Programs & Events

Adult Summer Reading 2021
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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 each month.

Did you know that the Onslow County Public Library offers a virtual book club?

PAGING ALL READERS
Join the conversation anywhere, anytime. Find our Facebook group, read at your own pace, and discuss the book at your convenience. A live discussion with staff and other members is every fourth Sunday at 7pm.
Find us on Facebook: OCPL Online Book Club
June: The Dead Husband by Carter Wilson
July: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Aug: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

GENEALOGY MEETINGS
Valuable info, ideas, and tips to successfully research your roots!
Jacksonville:
Jun 14; 10-12pm: Textile History of North Carolina
Jul 12; 10-12pm: Past Tense Book Club
Aug 9; 10am-12pm: Finding Your Ancestors in U.S. Patent Records:

PAST TENSE GENEALOGY BOOK CLUB
Join us at our Genealogy Book Club meeting to discuss Onslow County: A Brief History by Alan D. Watson. Whether you are a long time resident or new to the area, come and learn about Onslow County’s special history!
Jacksonville: Jul 12; 10am-12pm

CAREER, EDUCATION & SELF HELP

SAVINGS: PLANT A SEED
Join us to learn ways to plant the seed of savings and watch your money grow! Program provided free of charge by Navy Federal Credit Union. Register today!
Virtual: June 9; 9am

LEGAL AID OF NC DIY CLINICS
Attend free virtual self-help clinics to learn how to handle certain basic legal issues without hiring an attorney. You will receive all the guidance and paperwork necessary to walk out of the clinic and into the courthouse. Dates and times vary, please visit legalaidnc.org/clinics to view and register.

GROW WITH GOOGLE: DIGITAL SKILLS
Join us during the month of June and July to learn how you can "Use Digital Tools for Everyday Tasks"! This is a free, flexible video-based curriculum that prepares students of all ages for the growing number of jobs that require basic digital skills. Registration is required.

  • Click “Sign in” on the top right
  • Sign in with your Google account (Gmail), or create a new one
  • Click “I am a student“
  • Under "My classes" select "click here" and enter the class code: 5782g2

June: Use Digital Tools for Everyday Tasks
July: Start a Resume

HOBBIES & CRAFTS

ART WITH EMILY
Library patrons are encouraged to be creative, try new things, explore art, and find beauty this summer. Join Emily as she brings her colorful art classes to the library. Registration is required.
Jacksonville: Jun 4; 12-1:30pm

PINTEREST PARTY
You are invited to a Pinterest Party! Join us as we create some of our favorite crafts. Project and supplies are provided - you bring the creativity! Registration is required.
Jacksonville: Jun 12 (DIY Fabric Flag) & Aug 14 (Pinwheel Wreath); 11:30am
Richlands: Jul 9; (Puzzle Picture Frame); Grab-n-go only
Sneads Ferry: Jul 17; 10:00 (Polymer Clay Necklace)

GRAB & GO KITS
Swing by the Jacksonville/Main Library for a fun craft kit! Kits are first-come, first-serve while supplies last.
Jacksonville: Jul (Rope Coasters)

MINDFUL MONDAYS: YOGA AT THE LIBRARY
Start your week with calmness as you take part in guided yoga techniques to help boost brain power, reduce stress and improve your overall wellbeing. This 8-week virtual series will be posted each Monday in June & July on library social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram). We are excited to partner with Thrivemind Counseling & Wellness to offer this program.