Adult Programs & Events

BLOOD DRIVE


Not all heroes wear capes. Come by the Jacksonville/Main Library to donate blood and become an everyday hero. Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred. Please visit the American Red Cross website or call the library for details.
Jacksonville: Jun 17; 1-6pm

BLUEGRASS CONCERT: 3 RIVERS BAND


Music is a great way to immerse yourself in a universe of stories! Join us for a Bluegrass concert performed by the 3 Rivers Band.
Jacksonville: Jul 13; 1pm
Richlands: Jun 27; 2pm
Sneads Ferry: Aug 9; 6:30pm
Swansboro: Aug 2; 6:30pm



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.

Jacksonville: 1pm
Jun 25: Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe
Jul 23: Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Aug 27: Nothing to Fear by Adam Cohen

Richlands: 5:30pm
Jun 6: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Jul 11: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Aug 1: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Sneads Ferry: 1pm
Jun 21: Camino Island by John Grisham
Jul 19: Becoming by Michelle Obama
Aug 16: The Reckoning by John Grisham

Books at the Bistro: Swansboro, 11:30am
Mix and mingle at the White Oak River Bistro in Swansboro, socialize with book talks and food for thought.

White Oak River Bistro, 206 W Corbett Ave., Swansboro

Jun 11: The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
Jul 9: The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall
Aug 13: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

CAREER, EDUCATION & SELF-HELP



LEGAL AID OF NC DIY CLINICS


Learn about your rights and how to handle basic legal issues without the help of a lawyer with these video clinics. Forms
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 and advance registration is required: visit legalaidnc.org/clinics
Jacksonville: 2:30pm
EXPUNGEMENTJun 4 & Aug 6
CHILD CUSTODY: Jun 11
DIVORCE: Aug 15

VETERAN’S EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE


Let NCWorks guide your search for employment with one-on-one help and classes for veterans, transitioning service members, and eligible spouses.
Jacksonville: Every Fri; 1-3pm
Richlands:
Every Wed; 1-3pm
Sneads Ferry: Every Wed; 1-3pm
Swansboro: Every Tues; 1-3pm

APPY HOUR


Libby is a free app that makes downloading digital books easy! For help with Libby, please visit the library during “appy” hour.
Jacksonville: Jun 12, Jul 10 & Aug 14; 2-3pm

GENEALOGY


GENEALOGY MEETINGS


Valuable info, ideas, and tips to successfully research your roots!

In for a Penny, In for a Pound---Currency, Weights, and Measures in Genealogy Research
Jacksonville: Jun 10; 10-12pm

GUEST SPEAKER: MELISSA JOHNSON
DIVING DEEPER INTO GENETIC GENEALOGY

Discover more about using testing companies’ websites to analyze and compare test results and develop targeted testing plans to solve genealogical problems and brick walls. Certified Genealogist Melissa Johnson will dive deeper into DNA testing with a live webinar!
Jacksonville: Jul 8; 10-12pm
Sponsored by the Jacksonville Friends of the Library

Lighthouses & Their Keepers
Jacksonville: Aug 12; 10-12pm

HOBBIES, CRAFTS & FOOD


STITCH CLUB


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: Jun 7; 12pm
Swansboro: Jun 3 & 17, Jul 1 & 15, Aug 5 & 19: 10-12pm

PINTEREST PARTY


Are you feeling crafty? We pick a project and provide the supplies. You make it and take it home to enjoy! Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Jacksonville: Jul 13 (Summer Dreamcatcher); 10am
Richlands: Jul 6 (Tea Cup Pin Cushion); 10am
Sneads Ferry: Jun 29 (Uncle Sam); 10am
Swansboro: Jul 12 (Galaxy Tile Coasters); 10am

SUMMER MOVIE CLUB


Join us to discuss movies, watch clips, and enjoy free popcorn. Full movies will not be shown during this program. Ages 14+
Jacksonville: 6:30-8pm
Jun 12: The Karate Kid – Compare the 1984 original to the 2010 sequel
Jul 17: A Simple Favor – Book to movie psychological thriller
(Age 17+ due to rating)
Aug 14: Avengers Infinity War & Avengers Endgame – Marvel Comics duo

SWANSBORO COMMUNITY GARDEN


The community garden is blooming! Come by and volunteer to help water, weed, and harvest! Participants of the project are welcome to enjoy the produce as it ripens. Join us at monthly meetings to help plan additional plantings.
Swansboro: Jun 17 & Jul 22; 2pm

SMORGASBOOK


Want to try a new cookbook, but not sure it’s for you? Join us for our cookbook club. Come into the library and ask at the desk for this month’s cookbook, pick a recipe, and make it. Recipes are limited to one person, one recipe. Bring it in on the meeting day where all participants can have a tasting. Registration is required.
Swansboro: Thursday, 5pm
Jun 27: “The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Mamma’s Table”
Jul 25: “Outer Banks Cookbook”
Aug 22: “Can I Freeze it?”
Sign up for library events here
June Red Cross Blood Drive
Bluegrass Concert
Summer Movie Club
Swansboro Community Garden
Summer Smorgasbook
Genealogy Summer Meetings
Appy Hour
Legal Aid DIY Clinics
Used Book Sales
Common Threads
Summer Friends of the Library Meetings