Adult Programs & Events
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!
Jacksonville: 1 PM
- Oct. 26: Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter
- Nov. 16: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
Richlands: 5 PM
- Oct. 28: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
- Nov. 18: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Swansboro: 11:30 AM
- Nov. 16: The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen
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: 7 PM
- Oct. 24: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
- Nov. 28: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Valuable info, ideas, and tips to successfully research your roots!
Jacksonville: 10 AM
- Nov. 8: Adoption Research for Family Genealogists
SWANSBORO COOKING CLUB
Join us as we explore new cookbooks. September’s cookbook is Best Recipes from America’s Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts by Kitty and Lucian Maynard. Pick up a recipe at the Swansboro branch and bring in your dish to discuss these tasty tests!
Swansboro: Nov. 18; 4 PM
REEL FILM FANS
Join fellow film enthusiast to view and discuss classic and iconic movies.
Sneads Ferry: 2 PM
- Nov. 15: The High and the Mighty
Career, Education & Self-help
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.
NATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR’S DAY
Let’s talk business with Michael Drummond. Are you a budding entrepreneur or small business owner? OCPL is here to help guide your entrepreneurial success. Join Michael D. as he shares resources to start and grow your small business.
Virtual: Nov. 16; 12 PM
Hobbies & Crafts
IT’S A PIECE OF CAKE DECORATING CLASS
Would you like to learn the secrets to successful cake decorating? Join Amanda as she takes you through steps to impressing your friends and family with confectionary perfection.
Sneads Ferry: 10 AM
- Nov. 20: Cup Cake Flowers
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!
Sneads Ferry: 10 AM
- Nov. 13: Gift Card Holders
- Sept. 24: Sew a Book Pouch 9:30 & 11 AM
- Nov. 12: Pinwheel Wreath, 10 AM
GRAB & GO KITS
Take-home craft kits are available at the Jacksonville branch and will be first come, first serve.
- November: Fall Garland with Book Page Leaves
MAKERSPACE 3D PRINTING
Experience the thrill of realizing a unique design becoming a physical 3D object.
Sneads Ferry: Nov. 1 & 15 10 AM - 5 PM
Coastal Carolina Community College and Onslow County Public Library are excited to come together to host a One Book, One Community yearlong program of events centered around a common book and theme.
Explore new genres, stretch your reading comfort zone, and win prizes!