Family Programs & Events

BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCE FAIR


Find out how your library and community can help you excel! From preschool to high school, OCPL and community partners have hundreds of resources available to give you a step up! Explore digital resources, programming, senior timelines, and more---all at your own pace.
Jacksonville: Aug 17; 10-12pm

SEA TURTLE TALK


Roger Alvis and Kathleen Alvis-Adams, volunteers with the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation, will be giving a sea turtle talk. Stop in to learn about sea turtles, including the Loggerhead turtle, and find out what sea turtle volunteers do.
Swansboro: Aug 24; 1pm

FALL FEST


Get ready for the harvest! We’ll have fun games inside, and outside and have some Halloween fun as we welcome fall!
Jacksonville: Oct 12; 10:30-12pm

HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA


Wear your costumes and join the festivities of games and crafts. Have a light meal before heading out to trick or treat. Don’t want to trick or treat, join us in lieu of trick or treating!
Registration is required.
Swansboro: Oct 31; 3:30-5:30pm

NC SYMPHONY: MUSIC DISCOVERY


Music Discovery presented by the NC Symphony is a hands-on musical production geared for preschool and elementary age children and their families. This fun filled event will feature a NC Symphony musician providing an interactive music lesson, followed by a
hand-on demonstration. Attendees will learn how orchestral instruments make their sounds and hear examples of classical and popular music. The Music Discovery program is sponsored by PNC’s “Grow Up Great” initiative.
Jacksonville: Nov 6; 3pm

INTERNATIONAL GAMES DAY


Celebrate International Games Week
with an afternoon of board games and strategy. Discover a new favorite!
Jacksonville: Nov 9; 2-4pm

FAMILY FUN DAY


Bring the whole family to the library and enjoy some fun! Themes and activities change each month.
Richlands: Sep 14 (Apples, Apples, Apples!),
Oct 12 (Autumn Comes and Pumpkin Decorating Contest) You bring the pumpkin we supply the rest! & Nov 9 (Native American Heritage Month); 11-1pm

LEGO MY LIBRARY


Children are invited to express their creativity and show their Lego building techniques, from simple to advanced.
Jacksonville: Oct 11 & Nov 8; 4pm
Richlands: Every Friday; drop-in 9-5pm
Swansboro: Sep 20, Oct 18 & Nov 15; 4pm

SUPER SATURDAY


Explore activities and crafts that stretch imaginations and increase fine motor skills during our super Saturday events!
Jacksonville: Nov 9; 10:30pm
Swansboro: Sep 21, Oct 19 & Nov 16; 10-12pm
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