Adult Programs & Events

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Adult 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!

Jacksonville: 1 PM

  • Oct. 26: Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter
  • Nov. 16: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Richlands: 5 PM

  • Oct. 28: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • Nov. 18: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Swansboro: 11:30 AM

  • Nov. 16: The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen

Paging All Readers

Join the conversation anywhere, anytime. Read at your own pace and discuss the book at your convenience with staff and other members. Search Facebook: OCPL Online Book Club

Virtual: 7 PM

  • Oct. 24: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Nov. 28: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Adult Programs


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

Jacksonville: 10 AM

  • Nov. 8: Adoption Research for Family Genealogists

 

 

SWANSBORO COOKING CLUB

Join us as we explore new cookbooks. September’s cookbook is Best Recipes from America’s Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts by Kitty and Lucian Maynard. Pick up a recipe at the Swansboro branch and bring in your dish to discuss these tasty tests!

Swansboro:  Nov. 18; 4 PM

 

REEL FILM FANS

Join fellow film enthusiast to view and discuss classic and iconic movies.

Sneads Ferry: 2 PM

  • Nov. 15: The High and the Mighty


Career, Education & Self-help



LEGAL AID

Attend free virtual self-help clinics to learn how to handle certain basic legal issues without hiring an attorney. You will receive all the guidance and paperwork necessary to walk out of the clinic and into the courthouse. Dates and times vary, please visit legalaidnc.org/clinics to view and register.


NATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR’S DAY

Let’s talk business with Michael Drummond. Are you a budding entrepreneur or small business owner? OCPL is here to help guide your entrepreneurial success. Join Michael D. as he shares resources to start and grow your small business.

Virtual: Nov. 16; 12 PM


Hobbies & Crafts


IT’S A PIECE OF CAKE DECORATING CLASS

Would you like to learn the secrets to successful cake decorating? Join Amanda as she takes you through steps to impressing your friends and family with confectionary perfection.

*Registration Required

Sneads Ferry: 10 AM

  • Nov. 20: Cup Cake Flowers

PINTEREST PARTY

You are invited to a Pinterest Party! Join us as we create some of our favorite crafts. You may register online, by calling your local branch or coming into the library. Project and supplies are provided - you bring the creativity!

*Registration Required


Sneads Ferry: 10 AM

  • Nov. 13: Gift Card Holders

Swansboro:

  • Sept. 24: Sew a Book Pouch 9:30 & 11 AM
  • Nov. 12: Pinwheel Wreath, 10 AM

GRAB & GO KITS

Take-home craft kits are available at the Jacksonville branch and will be first come, first serve.

Jacksonville

  • November: Fall Garland with Book Page Leaves

MAKERSPACE 3D PRINTING

Experience the thrill of realizing a unique design becoming a physical 3D object.

*Registration Required

Sneads Ferry: Nov. 1 & 15 10 AM - 5 PM