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WINTER BOOK CLUBS

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WINTER PROGRAMS


JACKSONVILLE MAIN LIBRARY

American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Dec. 6; 1:00 p.m. 

Give a gift; get a gift. 

Seasons may change, but the constant need for donors doesn’t. Your donation is needed more than you think this winter. When you give blood, platelets, or plasma on December 6, American Red Cross will send you a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card by email. Schedule your donation appointment today at bit.ly/onslowappt 

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are always welcome. 

 

Community Seed Swap 

Dec. 7; 1:00 p.m. 

Bring seeds you have collected from your garden or leftover seeds that you purchased and swap with other gardeners to try something new! You can bring as many types of seeds as you would like but will need at least 3-5 seeds of each type per envelope to swap. Please pre-package and label your seeds with the type of plant, variety if known, year seeds were harvested, and where they came from (your garden or a seed company). If you have questions about the event, please contact Emilee Morrison at (910) 455-5873 or emroz@ncsu.edu or Leanne Huffman at leannehuff0514@gmail.com

 

Cookbook Club 

Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10; 12:00 p.m. 

Registration Required. 

Do you love to cook? Want to try some new recipes? Join our Cookbook Club to try and share new recipes in a fun and casual environment. Each month will feature a different cookbook. Stop by the library to select a recipe and join us to find out which recipes are pleasing to the palate! 

 

Genealogy Meeting 

Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12; 10:00 a.m

December- How to Use Post Office Records in Your Genealogy Research 

January- Past Tense Genealogy Book Club: The Women of Rothschild by Natalie Livingstone 

February- Discover Clues About Your Ancestors Within Their U.S. Passport Applications


Onslow Memorial Hospital Free Health Screening 

Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2; 9:00 a.m. 

Onslow Memorial Hospital will be providing free health services to community members on the first Friday of every month at the Jacksonville Main Branch location. The services include health screenings and health education. Take advantage of these free screenings and gain helpful insight into your own health. Health screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, and more! 

 

NCWorks 

Every Thursday; 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

At your local library, NCWorks Career Center staff will provide free job and career assistance with resumes, job searching, and career planning. 

 

Spin a Yarn Fiber Arts Circle 

Jan. 26, Feb. 23; 10:00 a.m. 

Come and join this circle of fiber arts enthusiasts to talk patterns and projects, share tips and tricks, and socialize while you work on your latest creation. 


Tax Assistance for Seniors 

Registration Required through AARP. 

Presented in partnership with the AARP Foundation, the Tax-Aide Program will provide free tax assistance services for seniors by appointment only. Beginning in January, AARP will provide a link and phone number for scheduling. 


RICHLANDS BRANCH LIBRARY

Common Threads 

Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2; 11:00 a.m. 

Join us as we interweave a love for creating handmade art together. Bring any project, laugh, and craft with your friends. 

 

Cookbook Club 

Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13; 4:00 p.m. 

Registration Required. 

Join others who love to try new recipes and indulge in different cuisines! Each month will feature a different cookbook. Stop by the library to select a recipe and join us to find out which recipes are pleasing to the palate! 

 

Cricut Club 

Jan. 5; 10:00 a.m. 

Registration Required. 

Join us and learn how to use the Cricut and Cricut Design Space, and leave with a completed craft! 

 

NCWorks 

Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Feb. 6; 1:00 p.m. 

Dec. 19; 10:00 a.m. 

At your local library, NCWorks Career Center staff will provide free job and career assistance with resumes, job searching, and career planning. 

 

NCWorks Workshops 

Jan. 16, Feb. 20; 10:00 a.m. 

Registration Required. 

Join the staff from NCWorks as they assist you with specified job and career assistance. 

January- Effective Resumes 

February- Interview Preparation 

 

Pinterest Party 

Feb. 2; 10:00 a.m. 

Registration Required. 

We choose the project and supply all the materials. You provide the fun! This month’s project is Canning Ring Flowers. 

 

Pinterest Take & Make 

Dec. 8; Quantity Limited. 

Registration Required. 

We provide the craft, you do it at your own pace! Pickup available at the Richlands Branch December 8th. 

 

Trivia Night 

Feb. 9; 5:30 p.m. 

Registration Required. 

Do you know a lot of random trivia? Test out your knowledge against others. Participants will be in teams so make sure you bring a friend! Sponsored by Domino’s Pizza.



SNEADS FERRY BRANCH LIBRARY

Cookbook Club 

Jan. 9, Feb. 13; 1:00 p.m. 

Registration Required. 

Join others who love to try new recipes and indulge in different cuisines! Each month will feature a different cookbook. Stop by the library to select a recipe and join us to find out which recipes are pleasing to the palate! 

 

Craft Supply Swap 

Jan. 17; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 

Have supplies for a craft that just didn’t work out? Tired of looking at that pile of yarn in your living room? It may be time to put lingering craft supplies up for adoption. Swap your supplies for something different! Bring items to the library to find a new home. 

 

NCWorks 

Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Feb. 6; 2:00 p.m. 

At your local library, NCWorks Career Center staff will provide free job and career assistance with resumes, job searching, and career planning. 

 

Pinterest 

Jan. 6; 10:00 a.m. 

Registration Required. 

Patrons are invited to exercise their creativity at our Pinterest class. We choose the project and supply all the materials for a fun creative outlet. January’s project is creating 12 birthday cards. 

 

Roll Your Role for Adults • Ages 18+ 

Jan. 25, Feb. 22; 4:30 p.m. 

Registration Required. 

Join us in the realms of D&D where your fate will be determined by your creativity, comradery and roll of the dice! 

 

Tech Tuesdays 

Every Tuesday Beginning Jan. 2; 11:00 a.m. 

Are you in a love/hate relationship with a technical device and need some advice? Visit the library for help in learning to love your device. 

 

Tidal Alert Film 

Feb. 10; 11:00 a.m. 

The community is invited to the film screening of Tidal Alert. This short film is brought to us by Coastal Carolina River Watch. In conjunction with the film, a panel of speakers who worked on the project will be available for comments and questions.


SWANSBORO BRANCH LIBRARY

BYO Crafternoon 

Jan. 17, Feb. 21; 3:00 p.m. 

Calling all crafters! Bring your own craft project to work on, meet other craft enthusiasts, and share ideas and skills at our monthly Crafternoon. 

 

Cookbook Club 

Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8; 4:00 p.m. 

Registration Required. 

Join others who love to try new recipes and indulge in some different cuisine! Each month will feature a different cookbook. Stop by the library to select a recipe and join us to find out which recipes are pleasing to the palate! 

 

Discover Your Family Tree In Our Branches 

Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2; 10:00 a.m. 

Registration Required. 

Join Roxanne,our Genealogist, to discuss all things genealogy! 

December- Genealogy 101 

January- Lighthouses and Their Keepers 

February- Family Cookbooks 

 

NCWorks 

Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7; 10:00 a.m. 

At your local library, NCWorks Career Center staff will provide free job and career assistance with resumes, job searching, and career planning. 

 

NCWorks Workshops 

Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 14, 28; 3:30 p.m. 

Registration Required. 

Join the staff from NCWorks as they assist you with specified job and career topics. 

January 10- Online Applications 

January 24- Effective Resumes 

February 14- Interview Preparation 

February 28- Dress for Success 

 

Pinterest Party 

Feb. 23; 10:00 a.m. 

Registration Required. 

Turn an old book into a junk journal! Materials and books will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own items to add.