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Programs for Adults

Programs for all ages are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean Shores Public Library.


Mushrooms Wild Mushrooms from Patch to Plate
Friday, September 29th, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Explore the woods of Washington with award-winning author and culinary adventurer Langdon Cook, on a quest to find the region’s most sought after wild mushrooms for the table. Slides of fungi in their habitat and in finished dishes will have you reaching for your boots, baskets, and sauté pans. Q&A and book signing to follow.


Teen Book ClubD&D Game Night
Fridays from 4:30 - 7:30 PM. September 29th & October 6th, 20th (not on 10/13).

Want to play Dungeons and Dragons but don't have group of people to play with? The library has all the materials you'll need to play, all you need to bring is a desire to adventure! This program is open to everyone ages 10 and older. No prior experience with D&D is required, players of all experience levels are welcome!


Banned Books Week Banned Books Week
October 1-7, 2023

This is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community - librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types - in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Enjoy the display highlighting challenged and banned books throughout history. Check one out!


memoirsMemoirs and Musings
Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. October 3rd, 10th & 17th.

Write your life story for your family and future generations. Writing prompts and questions provided to help you tell your story. You decide what to include and the format that works best for you, a few facts and stories, or a complete book. Come prepared to write.


Friends of the Library General Meeting
Monday, October 9th, 1:30 - 2:00 PM (Social Time) 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Meeting)

Guest Speaker Ocean Shores Food Bank Executive Director Sandy Harley.


Polson Museum Grays Harbor's North Beach: Views from the Polson Museum Collection
Friday, October 13th, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

This presentation is focused specifically on the expansive collection of images from the North Beach of Grays Harbor. Highlights include the Josiah Stearns collection detailing Pacific Beach and Moclips. As well as the Minard and Damon presence on the Ocean Shores Peninsula and the later development of the city of Ocean Shores.


Sheila Roberts Get ready to celebrate the holidays with Best-Selling author Sheila Roberts
Saturday, October 14th, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Sheila will be offering tips for a great holiday and signing copies of her new book, The Twelve Months of Christmas, which will be available for purchase.

Plan for fun and games and recipes, and a door prize drawing.

Bring your favorite tip for a great holiday to share and you might win something special!


Book Group Book Group
Monday, October 16th, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

The book being discussed is "The Guest List" by Lucy Foley.

Book Group meets on the 3rd Friday at 3:00 PM in the Library Meeting Room. Ocean Shores Friends of the Library sponsors this program, and purchase 10 copies of each title to be checked out for 2 weeks. Books are kept in the work room, so ask the staff at the circulation desk for a copy.

If you would like to be added to the Book Group email list, contact Michelle Traer at mtraer@osgov.com.


Computer Classes Ocean Shores Public Library Computer Classes : Android Phone Basics
Wednesday, October 18th, 9:30 - 10:30 AM

This month's computer class is an Android phone overview. If your smartphone isn't an iPhone, chances are you have an Android. Learn about general features that all Android phones share, and explore the Google Play store, where you can find all sorts of apps to expand how you use your phone.

Class size is limited, please call or visit the library to register.

If you would like to suggest topics for future classes please fill out one of the questionnaires available at the library desk.


Local Authors Fair First Annual Local Authors Fair
Friday, October 20th, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Meet and converse with local, talented published writers who live right in your own backyard.

A free and festive afternoon celebrating reading and writing.

Books will be on display and available for purchase.


Local Authors Fair Virtual Reality (VR)
Saturday, October 21st, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A whole world of immersive experiences awaits! Come Experience VR, from experiences like a tour of the International Space Station, walking on the beach, or be in the middle of the action in a 360 degree video. Enjoy immersive games that allow you to fly a plane, or be a chef at a fancy restaurant.

Spots are limited call or visit the library to reserve your experience.



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