Library Director's Message

Virginia Sharp March

During the upcoming months, Onslow County Public Library and Coastal Carolina Community College are partnering on a new program – One Book, One Community.

The goal of OBOC is to bring the community together around a common book and theme. The book selected this year is Call Me American: A Memoir by Abdi Nor Iftin. The author tells his incredible story living as a Somalian refugee and his extraordinary journey to come to America to live in peace, work hard, and most importantly become an American citizen. Throughout the book, Abdi credits our USMC for its mission to restore order in his war-torn Somalia, which makes it particularly relevant and personal to our military community. From August 2019-May 2020, One Book, One Community events will focus on the theme, "Every Journey A Story." These events will provide opportunities for community to come together to make a personal connection with the book, the author and with each other. Our hope is that each community member who connects with Abdi’s story will be inspired to embrace their own personal journey.

Call Me American Book Cover