Adult Programs & Events
MODERN BOARD GAMES (18+)
Play popular, modern games of strategy in a relaxed setting.
Jacksonville: Dec 12; 6-8:30pm
JIGSAW PUZZLE COMPETITION
Compete for the fastest jigsaw puzzle completion... The first team finished will win a special prize.
*Registration required : 910.455.7350, ext. 1412
Jacksonville: Feb 9, 2-5pm
Sneads Ferry: Jan 26, 10-1pm
Valuable info, ideas, and tips to successfully research your roots!
Ancestral Homeland Trips: Dec 10: 10-12pm
Heirloom Gardening: Jan 14; 10-12pm
African American Genealogical Research: Feb 11, 10-12pm
MEET THE AUTHOR: BILL BROWN
Our local author has returned with another exciting title! Join us for a social and book discussion with Bill Brown as he presents his new book The Feds’ Folly: Who Stole $17 Trillion?
Richlands: Jan 24; 5-7pm (Social Meet & Greet 5pm; Author Presentation begins at 5:30pm)
Do you love cooking and trying out new recipes? Join Smorgasbook! We select the theme then you select a recipe, test it out, and bring in your dish to share and sample with others.
*Registration required : 910.324.5321
Cookie Exchange: Dec 12; 1pm
Crockpot Meals: JAN 9; 1pm
I ♥ Chocolate: Feb 13; 1pm
ARTS & CRAFTS
ART WITH KATHY
Unleash your creative side with this one-hour art class with acrylic paints. Ages 18 and up. *Registration required: 910.455.7350, ext. 1412
Jacksonville: Dec 3; 6:30pm
COMMON THREADS: A KNIT, CROCHET AND 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 Richlands Friends of the Library.
Richlands: Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 1; 12pm
Swansboro: Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4; 10am-12pm
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: Jan 12 (Wine cork keychain) 10am ; 910.455.7350, ext. 1412
Richlands: Jan 5 (Vision Boards) ; 10am ; 910.324.5321
Sneads Ferry: Jan 19 (Paper Bead Necklace); 10am ; 910.327.6471
Swansboro: Jan 11 (Decorate a Wine Bottle); 10:00am ; 910.326.4888
Join us each month for a discussion about a different book.
Dec 18: The Ghost of Christmas Past by Rhys Bowen
Jan 29: The Feds’ Folly by Bill Brown
Feb 26: Louisa Mae Alcott by Harriet Reisen
Dec 6: Cape Fear Murders by Wanda Canada
Jan 3: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Feb 7: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Sneads Ferry: 1pm
Dec 14: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Jan 18: Born a Crime byTrevor Noah
Feb 15: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Swansboro: Books at the Bistro
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: 11:30am
Dec 11: Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
Jan 8: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Feb 12: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
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 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: visit www.legalaidnc.org/clinics
SSI/SSDI: Jan 3
CHILD CUSTODY: Jan 8 & Feb 12
MEDICAL CARE POA: Jan 22
EXPUNGEMENT: Feb 5
Learn intro Facebook skills for starting up your social networking account. Registrants must have an existing email account. *Registration requested.
Jacksonville: Jan 15, 3pm ; 910.455.7350, ext. 1412
Sneads Ferry: Jan 12, 10am ; 910.327.6471
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
FOUNDATION CENTER NONPROFIT WORKSHOPS
Build and maintain a stronger nonprofit through Foundation Directory Online, the world’s most comprehensive funding database. Registration required: 910.455.7350, ext. 1421
Finding Funders: Jan 7
Proposal Writing: Jan 28
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
MILITARY FAMILY SERVICES
The Vet Center provides free services and referrals to combat veterans, active duty personnel, and their families to make a satisfying transition from military to
Jacksonville: Dec 28, Jan 25 & Feb 22; 1-3pm
Richlands: Dec 5, Jan 2 & Feb 6; 1-3pm
Sneads Ferry: Dec 19, Jan 17 & Feb 21; 1-3pm
Swansboro: Dec 11, Jan 8 & Feb 12; 1-3pm
HEALTH & FITNESS
FIT FRIDAY WALKING CLUB
Meet new friends and enjoy conversation as we take a walk through the town.
Richlands: Every Fri; 9am