Adult Programs & Events

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Summer 2022

CookBook Club

  • Swansboro •  August 18; 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. 

Genealogy Meeting

Jacksonville

  • August 8; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Discover the 1950 Census

Onslow Memorial Health Complimentary Screening

  • Jacksonville •  August 3; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Onslow Memorial Hospital offers complimentary health screenings from high blood pressure to cholesterol levels. Stroke education resources can be found in one easy place.

NC Works

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.
    • August 18: Training Workshops                                             
  • Richlands
    • August 2; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Sneads Ferry
    • August 2; 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Swansboro
    • August 3; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grab ‘N Go Take Home Craft

Jacksonville: August: Pop Bottle Bird Feeder

Spin a Yarn Fiber Arts Circle

  • Jacksonville •   August 26; 10 a.m.

Discover the oceans of possibilities with fiber arts!  Come 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.

Fall 2022

Book Clubs

ML - PAGING ALL READERS - Wed Banner

American Red Cross Blood Drive

  • Sneads Ferry • Oct. 25; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Not all heroes wear capes! You can walk-in or make an appointment at bit.ly/onslowappt to save a life and donate blood!

Cookbook ClubCookBook Club

  • Swansboro • Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17; 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.

ALL - ADULTING 101Self Defense 101

  • Jacksonville • Oct. 20; 5 p.m.
    • Learn effective techniques, hear some tips, gain confidence! Join Caitlyn Webber, Gracie Certified Jiu-Jitsu instructor, to discover the basics of self-defense.
      • Registration Required.

SF TRIVIA NIGHTTrivia Night

  • Sneads Ferry • Oct. 27; 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.

ML - DIGITAL LEARN

DigitalLearn with Sheila

  • Jacksonville • Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16; 10:30 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.

ML - PARENTS NIGHT OUTParent’s Night Out

  • Jacksonville • Sept. 23; 6 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Parents are encouraged to join us. We’ll do the planning and you can enjoy a kid-free evening where you can connect with other adults.
      • Registration Required.

ML - GENEALOGY MEETINGGenealogy Meeting

  • 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.
      • Sept. 12; Photography: The Clues You Can Find In Your Family Photos.
      • Oct. 10; Past Tense Genealogy Book Club: The Inn At Hidden Run By Olivia Newport
      • Nov. 14; Family Pets In Your Genealogy.

ALL - NC WORKSNC Works

  • 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.; Training Workshops: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17:
    • Richlands: Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1; 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Sneads Ferry: Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1; 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Swansboro: Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

ML - DEADBOLT SOCIETY MYSTERYDeadbolt Mystery Society

  • Jacksonville • Oct. 26; 6 p.m.
    • Do you remember playing the murder mystery game figuring out who took down Colonel Mustard in the library with a candlestick? Unbox a mystery! Solve a crime! Close the case! Sign up to participate in the excitement of being a detective.
      • Registration Required.

ML - NAVY FED Navy Federal Financial Aid Workshops

  • Jacksonville • Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16; 10 a.m.
    • Join us to increase financial awareness and learn about topics like debt & delinquency, identifying fraud, budgeting and more! Each month covers a new topic!

OMH HEALTH SCREENINGFree Health Screenings by Onslow Memorial Hospital

  • Jacksonville • Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2; 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
    • Onslow Memorial Hospital offers complimentary health screenings from high blood pressure to cholesterol levels. Healthy resources can be found in one easy place.