Adult Programs & Events
MARDI GRAS CELEBRATIONSpend Fat Tuesday with us! Mardi Gras events are planned throughout the day for all ages: themed storytimes, mask making, king cake door prize, open dance floor, online language learning demos and more. King Cake donated
by American Dream Cakes of Jacksonville.
Jacksonville: Mar 5, 9am-6pm
Join the Swansboro Friends for an afternoon fundraiser luncheon as they present “Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.” Tickets are $25.00 and include a light lunch, dessert, tea, and the program. This event will be held at Swansboro Parks & Recreation, 830 Main Street Ext.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THE MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY
Swansboro: Apr 6; 12:00-2:00pm
Valuable info, ideas, and tips to successfully research your roots!
Disaster Planning: March 11, 10-2pm
Join us as professional Genealogist and Archivist, Melissa Barker, shares how to come up with your own disaster plan and safeguard your genealogical records from destruction.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Ancestors in the California Gold Rush: April 8, 10am-12pm
Spanish Influenza 1918-1919: May 13, 10am-12pm
Join us each month for a discussion about a different book.
Feb 26: Louisa Mae Alcott by Harriet Reisen
March 26: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
April 23: My Antonia by Willa Cather
May 28: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
March 7: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
April 4: The King of Lies by John Hart
May 2: Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
Sneads Ferry: 1pm
Feb 15: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
March 15: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
April 12: Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright
May 17: The Address by Fiona Davis
Swansboro: Books at the Bistro: 11:30am
Mix and mingle at the White Oak River Bistro in Swansboro and socialize with book talks and food for thought.
White Oak River Bistro, 206 W. Corbett Ave, Swansboro
Feb 12: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
March 12: Serena by Ron Rash
April 9: The Rejected Writer’s Book Club by Suzanne Kelman
May 14: The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan
CAREER, EDUCATION & SELF-HELP
MICROSOFT OFFICE TRAINING
Join us for a general overview of Word & PowerPoint, as well as tips for searching the web! You do not want to miss this useful
Jacksonville: March 2; 10-12pm
Join us to learn about “Libby,” the free app that makes downloading e-books easy!
Jacksonville: Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8; 2-3pm
Get expert help for online job applications, resumes, cover letters and interviews from Onslow County Human Resources staff. Come prepared with details of work history, education, and experience. Registration required.
Jacksonville: Mar 20; 10am-12pm & 3-5pm
SENIOR FINANCIAL SAFETY WORKSHOP
Senior citizens are more at risk of being financially exploited. Learn how to protect yourself from fraud, scams and ID theft with Marine Federal Credit Union.
Jacksonville: Apr 9; 1pm
CUT THE CABLE
Come to the library to learn the basics of streaming TV and movies using an Internet connection and a device like Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV and more.
Jacksonville: Apr 16; 6:30pm
LEGAL AID OF NC DIY CLINICS
Learn about your rights and how to handle basic legal issues without the help of a lawyer via video clinic. *Participants receive paperwork and general legal information only. No specific advice is
given on individual cases and no lawyers will be physically present. Video clinics are free; advance registration is required.
CHILD CUSTODY: Feb 12 & Mar 12
DIVORCE: Mar 21
TENANT RIGHTS: Mar 28
EXPUNGEMENT: Apr 2
FOUNDATION CENTER NONPROFIT WORKSHOP: FINDING FUNDERS
Build and maintain a stronger nonprofit through Foundation Directory Online, the world’s most comprehensive funding database. *Registration required.
Jacksonville: Finding Funders: May 6; 10am
VETERAN’S EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Let NCWorks guide your search for employment
with one-on-one help and classes for veterans,
transitioning service members & eligible spouses.
Jacksonville: Every Fri; 1-3pm
Richlands: Every Wed; 1-3pm
Sneads Ferry: Every Wed; 1-3pm
Swansboro: Every Tues; 1-3pm
Learn intro Instagram skills for starting up your social networking account. Registrants must have an existing email account. *Registration requested.
Jacksonville: Feb 19, 3pm ; 910.455.7350, ext. 1412
Sneads Ferry: Feb 16, 10am ; 910.327.6471
HEALTH & FITNESS
SPRING INTO HEALTH & FITNESS
Looking for easy ways to improve your health and get fit this spring? Join us at the Jacksonville Main Library to get your fitness goals rolling!
Blood Pressure Screenings
Keep your blood pressure in check with free screenings courtesy of Onslow Memorial Hospital.
Jacksonville: Mar 7; 11-2pm & Apr 11; 3-6pm
Women’s Self Defense Class
Come to the Jacksonville Branch Library for a Women’s Self Defense Class! We will introduce concepts of boundary setting and the best techniques to handle an unwanted situation.
Jacksonville: Mar 9; 1pm
Join the Onslow County Cooperative Extension for informative nutritional classes! Classes will focus in preparing simple, healthy and delicious food. Each class will introduce several cooking techniques, topics related to eating and preparing meals at home, and tips for stretching your food dollar while eating healthy.
Jacksonville: May 9 & 23; 2pm
Come to the Jacksonville Main Library and join Dani with Infinite Yoga & Wellness, in a yoga demonstration and Q&A.
Jacksonville: Apr 13; 1pm
Learn the game of Sudoku, a logic-based number placement puzzle. Join us for a fun and relaxing brain challenge!
Jacksonville: May 15; 1pm
FIT FRIDAY WALKING CLUB
Meet new friends and enjoy conversation as we take a walk through the town.
Richlands: Every Fri; 9am
HOBBIES, CRAFTS & FOOD
RAISED BED AND CONTAINER GARDENING
Join Master Gardener, Richard Mullins, to learn how to build, fill and grow in small spaces. We’ll discuss variety choices, spacing, fertilizers andwatering techniques that will ensure success in your garden.
Sneads Ferry: Mar 9; 10-12pm
SWANSBORO COMMUNITY GARDEN
Join us as we plan our community garden! We are looking for volunteers who enjoy getting dirty! We need help building planter boxes, planting, watering, weeding and harvesting.
Mar 11 & 16; 2pm (Planning Meetings)
Apr 20 & May 18; 2pm
ART WITH KATHY
Unleash your creative side with this one hour art class with acrylic paints. Ages 18 and up.*Registration required
Jacksonville: Mar 25; 1pm & 6:30pm
THE ART OF COOKING WITH CAST IRON
Come by your Library for a taste test and discover the art and history of cast iron cooking.
Richlands: Apr 6; 11am
BOOKS AND BUTTER-CREAM
Want to learn some basic butter-cream techniques? Join Culinary Institute of America Baking and Pastry Chef Bernadette Kozlowski for lots of great information and to practice working with butter-cream icings and simple
decorating tips. *Registration is required; space is limited
Swansboro: May 23; 4pm
Want to try a new cookbook, but not sure it’s for you? Join us for our cookbook club. Come by the Swansboro front desk to view this month’s book and pick a recipe. Bring your goodie in on May 23rd for a tasting! Top goodies will win bragging rights & prizes! For the month of May, the cookbook will be The American Cake: From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer by Anne Byrn.*In Person Registration is required
Swansboro: May 23; 5pm
We pick a project and provide the supplies. You make it and take it home to enjoy! *Registration with the location is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Jacksonville: May 4 (chalkboard serving tray); 10am
Richlands: Mar 2 (Stepping Stones) & May 11(Red, White, Blue fringe flag); 10am
Sneads Ferry: Mar 16 (Fairy Lantern) & May 18 (Sculpted Paper Flowers); 10am
Swansboro: Mar 8 (Stepping Stones) & May 10 (Paper Beads); 10:00am
COMMON THREADS: A KNIT, CROCHET AND
Do you enjoy stitching, knitting or crocheting? Come meet new friends and share tips and ideas at Common Threads! Coffee, tea and cookies provided by the Friends of the Library.
Richlands: Mar 1, Apr 5 & May 3; 12pm
Swansboro: Mar 4 & 18, Apr 1 & 15, May 6 & 20; 10-12pm