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March 21st - March 23rd
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Onslow County Public Library - Community Forums

How does the Onslow County Public Library (OCPL) benefit you personally? What does OCPL do well? What can the Library improve upon?

These are some of the questions that OCPL would like answered during upcoming community forums.

Thursday, March 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Main Library
Friday, March 22, 10am-Noon, Sneads Ferry Branch Library
Friday, March 22, 2pm-4pm, Main Library
Saturday, March 23, 10am-Noon, Swansboro Branch Library
Saturday, March 23, 2pm-4pm, Richlands Branch Library

Over the next few months, SmithSinnett Architecture will be reviewing the condition of each location of OCPL along with how each facility is being used by the public and the staff as part of a Library Facilities Plan.

Gathering input from the public – both library patrons and non-users – is essential to an accurate plan and will help guide OCPL as it plans for the future. OCPL would like to invite residents of all ages to attend one or more of the community forums taking place this March throughout Onslow County.

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April 6th
7:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Soup Kitchen Spring Yard Sale

The Onslow Soup Kitchen is holding a yard sale on Saturday, April 6th, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. It will be held at the OCO Services Center, 1210 Hargett Street, Jacksonville.

We are raising funds to buy new equipment for the soup kitchen when it moves to the New River District, said Marjorie Tredwell, volunteer cook.

People who are planning a spring cleanup or garage sale can instead donate furniture, housewares and other gently used items. Donations will be accepted March 19, 21, 26, 28 from 1:00 to 4 p.m. at the site of the yard sale.

The soup kitchen is a program of Onslow Community Outreach. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

For more information, call 910-347-3227.

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April 27th
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Rock-A-Thon Craft Show at the Blind Center

Rock-A-Thon Craft Show - Saturday, Apr. 27th, 10am - 3pm. The Blind Center (221 N. Harvey St., Washington, NC) will be "Rocking for a Cause" at their 16th Annual Rock-A-Thon Craft Show. This fundraiser features visually impaired clients rocking for donations (one-time or per hour), craft vendors, music and face-painting. Lunch plates (fried chicken, boiled potatoes, green beans and roll) are $8. Tickets available at The Blind Center (252-946-6208). Tickets available at the door.   

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February 12th - December 31st
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