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Programs for Adults

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


Adult Coloring Coloring Pages
Ongoing Experience at Your Library

Coloring pages and books are becoming all the rage among adults. Coloring can provide a calming effect and help deal with stress and reconnect to a more carefree time in your life – your childhood. If you would like to try coloring – check out the library corner with coloring sheets and pencils for you to use while in the library. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Ocean Shores Library.


AARP Tax Aide AARP Tax-Aide
Every Tuesday & Thursday, February 4th - April 14th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

AARP Tax-Aide is offering free tax assistance and preparation of personal income tax returns. Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service. Emphasis is on low and moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. However, anyone may bring in a basic tax return for help. Trained volunteers assist in filing basic tax forms, including the Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit. You do not need to be an AARP member to receive assistance. No appointment is necessary. First come, first served.


North Beach Genealogical Society North Beach Genealogical Society
Monday, February 17th, 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Are you interested in researching your family history? Join the North Beach Genealogical Society! They meet every third Monday at the Library. Get hints and tips and meet other family history enthusiasts.


Photographers Group The Ocean Shores Photographers Group
Tuesday, February 18th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

The group meets in the library once a month on the third Tuesday at 6:30 PM to share and discuss photographic ideas, equipment, locations, etc. This month for the Art in the Library, a handful of these local enthusiasts will be displaying images covering a variety of interests and techniques ranging from Landscape and Wildlife, to local curiosities, Sunsets and Seascapes, plus abstracts and digitally-processed images. Be sure to drop in and see the loads of creative talent we have here in OS!


Computers Is Your Computer Secure?
Friday, February 21st, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Computer running really slow? Weird, possibly threatening things popping up on your computer? You can't get rid of them and keep it from happening again? Learn why it happens, the things to do and the things to NOT do to keep your computer safe and secure. Byron Canfield, owner ExperTech, in Ocean Shores, provides computer repair, service, and training in the North Beach area.


The Cherry Valley Hobos by Kathleen Brosius Author Visit and Book Talk: The Cherry Valley Hobos by Kathleen Brosius
Wednesday, February 26th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Do you know about the Wellington Avalanche Disaster, the worst natural disaster in railroad history? The book is an historical novel happening in the Cascades and telling the story of two boys, who find themselves whisked back to the year 1911.They meet a hobo who is on his way to Wellington and has a mystery to solve so the boys agree to help. Clues lead to caves, outlaws, injury, fear and hiding. Along the way, the boys learn about hobo life 100 years ago.


North Beach Genealogical Society Introduction to Genealogy and Family History
Friday, March 6th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

New to genealogy or a seasoned pro, there’s always more to learn. The basics of how, where, and what you need to get started doing your genealogy/family research and resources locally available.

Michael Dindinger has been doing genealogical research for himself and for others now for over fifty years. He has taught organized classes in Ocean Shores WA, Vancouver WA, and Southeast Alaska. He is currently the new Family History Center Director in Ocean Shores WA.


Friends of the Ocean Shores Public Library Monthly Meeting
Monday, March 9th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Second Monday of each month. Everyone is invited to attend. Come at 1:30 PM for social time.


Ocean Shores Public Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 11th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Second Wednesday of each month. Everyone is invited to attend.


Ocean Shores City CouncilConversations with Council
Thursday, March 12th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

An opportunity to ask questions of the Council members, and they of you. This is an informal conversation, and is not an official city meeting, just an opportunity to have a conversation with members of Ocean Shores City Council. Second Thursday of each month. Council Members will vary.


Book Sale Friends of the Library Book Sale
(FOL Members Only Pre-Sale: Friday, March 13th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM)
Saturday, March 14th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Book sales are held in the Library Meeting Room. Books of all genres will be available for purchase. Most at two for $1.00. Proceeds support library programs for all ages.

The Friends of the Library Book Sale is held every month. Donations are welcome!

There is also an ongoing, honor system book sale during all library open hours in the library meeting room.


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