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Fun With Friends Storytime offered at area Libraries

Moss Point Library to host Teen Poetry Slam - Oct 14

Vancleave Library offers LEGO Mystery Theater - Oct 15

East Central Library to host Quilting Basics class - Oct 16

Movie Saturday at Ocean Springs Library - Oct 18

AARP Class Scheduled at Vancleave Library - Oct 18

Libraries Host Halloween Howls event for Kids in October

Ocean Springs Municipal Library to host free Fall Gardening program - Oct 16

Spooky Movies scheduled at Lucedale Library - Oct 11 & 25

Friends of the Gautier Library hosts Annual Book Sale - Oct 17 & 18

Vancleave Library hosts Ultimate Team Trivia Competition - Oct 24

Ocean Springs Library offers Princess Tea Party - Oct 25

Pascagoula Library hosts four Nights of Fright - Oct 27, 28, 29, & 30

Gautier Library offers Paranormal Halloween Program - Oct 29=

Lucedale Library hosts Ghost Hunt Party for students and families - Oct 30

Vancleave Library to host "Family LEGO Fun Day" Event - Nov 15


On-Going Events & Meetings

Vancleave Library offers new Book Club

New time for preschool Storytime at Moss Point Library

Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

Vancleave Library offers Dancing with Seniors dance classes - Tues. & Fri. in August

Friends of the Moss Point Library - Meeting 1st Monday of the month

eBooks are Here! Have an eReader? Want to know more?

Library System brings ebooks to patrons through Axis 360 Digital Media Library


Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

The Vancleave Public Library will continue the free "Beginning Chair Yoga" classes with local instructor Carol Mathews from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the library meeting room. Classes will continue to be held on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. throughout the month.

Carol is a retired special needs teacher and is working toward her certification with River Rock Yoga. This is a limited, low impact class and is designed for individuals who may work daily at a desk or those with physical limitations.

Class size limited. Participants should register by calling the library at 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Hwy 57 near the schools.


New time for preschool Storytime at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library has announced a new time and day for preschool storytime on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the library.

The children’s programs will be coordinated with youth services assistant LaDonna Sims. She will tell stories, offer crafts, and more during the new storytime hour. Groups should call for reservations.

For more information, call the library at 228-475-7462 or visit at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


Vancleave Library offers new Book Club

The Vancleave Public Library is inviting anyone "Fiction Addiction" a new book club meeting each Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Those who attended the Adult Summer Reading programs will enjoy this new club! Patrons may bring a friend and meet with others who like to share their good reads and have fun.
Coffee will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.

For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.


Vancleave Library offers Dancing with Seniors dance classes - Tues. & Fri. in Sept.

The Vancleave Public Library will host "Dancing with the Senior Stars" Sessions will be offered each Tuesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. through the month of September.

Anyone interested in dancing, fun, and exercise may attend. Friends of the Library will provide refreshments.

Local resident James Hall will be offering free instruction in various styles of line dancing such as Charleston, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Country, Cajun and Rock n’ Roll - just to name a few.

Registration is suggested as space is limited by calling 826-5857. The library is located at 12604 Hwy 57 near the schools.


Vancleave Library Friends Host Annual Photo Contest

Family vacations, a new baby, nature trails, weddings - all these and more present the perfect opportunity to enter the Annual Friends of the Vancleave Public Library Amateur Photography Contest.

Winners were announced on Tuesday, October 7, at 6 p.m. at the Awards Reception at the Library. A People's Choice winner will also be selected and displayed with special recognition. The winner will be chosen by the general public in a secret ballot.

The contest will offer ribbons and awards in five categories and three age groups. Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and honorable mention will be awarded in each category. Adult Best of Show and $25 cash award will be given. A Best of Show Award and $15 cash, in honor of Harry Ramsay, will be presented for outstanding photography in the teen category, and a $10 Best of Show award will be presented in the children’s category.

Categories include: people, animals, landscapes, computer enhanced, and miscellaneous. Photos may be in either black and white or color, and should measure between 8 by 10 and 11 by 14 inches.

The Vancleave Public Library located at 12604 Highway 57. For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857.


Spooky Movies scheduled at Lucedale Library - Oct 25

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer free Spooky Movies in celebration of the season on Saturday, October 11, and again on October 25, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Join us for family friendly “Ghostbusting” good fun and watch some not too scary Halloween movies. Dress in costume if you dare.

Light refreshments will be served and provided by the Friends of the Library.

Call the library at 947-2123 for a list of movies that we will show. For more information about library programs, visit us on Facebook.

The Library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.


Moss Point Library to host Teen Poetry Slam - Oct 14

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host "Turn Dreams into a Reality" Teen Poetry Slam on Tuesday, October 14, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Teens can embrace Teen Read Week with our Poetry Slam. This event is intended for teens (12-19 years) and families.

Families are invited to “snap” along to the dreamy beat of poetic composers.

A poetry slam is usually a performance session in which poets present their work or favorite poems and are enjoyed by members of the audience.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.

For more information, call the library at 475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


Libraries Host Halloween Howls event for Kids in October

The Jackson-George Regional Library System will present special "Halloween Howls" storytime shows at branch libraries throughout Jackson and George counties.

"These family-friendly events are great for our preschoolers and school age kids. It will be a great show for the whole family," said youth services coordinator Bethany Carlisle. "We're planning this event with young children in mind - nothing scary - that will last about 30 minutes. We’ll hand out goodies and everyone will have a good time," she said.

Carlisle suggests that children wear their favorite Halloween costumes or bring a special bedtime pal for the shows.

Show schedule:
Oct. 14 • 6 pm - St. Martin Public Library - 392-3250
Oct. 23 • 4 pm - Lucedale Public Library - 947-2123
Oct. 27 • 2 pm - East Central Public Library - 588-6263
Oct. 27 • 5:30 pm - Gautier Public Library - 497-4531
Oct. 28 • 5:30 pm - Pascagoula Public Library - 769-3060
Oct. 29 • 3:30 pm - Moss Point Library - 475-7462
Oct. 30 • 10 am - Vancleave Public Library - 826-5857
Oct. 30 • 5:30 pm - Ocean Springs Library - 875-1193


Vancleave Library offers LEGO Mystery Theater - Oct 15

The Vancleave Public Library will present a special "Let Go My LEGO Mystery Theater" on Wednesday, October 15, beginning at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Everyone is invited to attend this funny "Who Dunnit Mystery" presented by the newly formed Vancleave Library Teen Drama Club. Attendees may guess who stole the Xbox at this great interactive play written by the club.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Hwy 57 in Vancleave.


East Central Library to host Quilting Basics class - Oct 16

The East Central Public Library will offer a free quilting basics class with Ninette Speights and Nita Green on Thursday, October 16, beginning at 6 p.m., in the libarry meeting room.

Anyone interested in quilting may attend "Quilting with Ninette and Nita!" The class will consist of the basics of quilting - items needed to get started, the steps to making a quilt, and the showing of a finished quilt plus tips and tricks.

Attendees may bring a sewing machine and/or cutting mats for a hands-on experience and be entered to win a door prize.

Pre-registration is suggested as seating is limited by calling 588-6263, or visit the library at 21801 Slider Road, next to the schools.


Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Fall Gardening program - Oct 16

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Fall Gardening session on Thursday, October 16, beginning at 6 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Professional plant broker Gordon Coleman will present a very informative session on Fall Gardening.

Those attending will learn what fruits, vegetables, and herbs to plant in the Fall to be able to harvest in Winter and Spring.

Hear about different styles of planting such as container gardening or raised beds and more.

Bring a friend and get ready for the Fall season. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.


Movie Saturday at Ocean Springs Library - Oct 18

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host an animatied film featuring a Halloween themed family movie on Saturday, October 18, starting at 2:00 p.m. in the meeting room.

Light refreshments and a popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. Bring your own snacks if you want and folding chair or blanket.

The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.


AARP Class Scheduled at Vancleave Library - Oct 18

The Vancleave Public Library will host the new AARP Smart Driver Safety Workshop on Saturday, October 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the library meeting room. This program in new, offers revised materials and is open for drivers of any age.

To register or to receive more information, call the library at 228-826-5857. There is a $15 registration fee for AARP members that cover materials. Non-AARP members fee is $20 - check or money order. Registration is available the day of the workshop.

The AARP Smart Driver Safety Program is a classroom refresher that can help older adults learn the effects of aging on driving and how to adjust driving techniques and qualify for an insurance discount. Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multiyear discount to AARP graduates. AARP members receive discounts on the AARP Motoring Plan from GE Motor Club.

The new AARP Smart Driver Safety Program is the nation’s newest and largest refresher course for drivers age 55 and older that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today’s roads. AARP has offered the course in the classroom for more than 25 years.

Participants will learn how to: tune up driving skills and update knowledge of the rules of the road; learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust driving habits to allow for these changes; reduce traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries and; drive more safely. Participants may reduce their auto insurance rate by attending this AARP certified program.

The Vancleave library is located at 12604 Highway 57 near the schools..


Friends of the Gautier Library hosts Annual Book Sale - Oct 17 & 18

The Friends of the Gautier Public Library Annual Book Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 17th and 18th, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the library meeting room.
The special book sale is the largest of the year. Friends of the Library memberships are available that evening for just $5 for annual dues.

The sale will include items of all sorts, books, puzzles, books on tape, VHS movies, magazines and more. Prices begin at just ten cents for paperbacks. Other bargains will include Fiction and Non-Fiction hardback books starting at just a quarter.

Proceeds will go to the Friends of the Gautier Public Library. The group supports all library events, programs, and special projects. They will use the funds to help future library needs and the annual summer reading programs.

For more information about Friends of the Library or library events, call 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.


Vancleave Library hosts Ultimate Team Trivia Competition - Oct 24

The Vancleave Public Library will host the first "Ultimate Team Trivia Smack-down" competition on Friday, October 24, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room.

Everyone is invited to be a part of this wildest and most unique Trivia Game since the invention of Trivial Pursuit. Along the lines of Jeopardy, teammates will be answering questions from various trivia games and in various categories of play.

Questions could come from any versions of a game such as Cranium, Scene It, Mind Trap, Apples to Apples, Trivial Pursuit and more. Team members will be assigned randomly and the first team to answer a question in all game categories wins bragging rights and your name on the team trophy displayed in the library.

Attendees are invited to bring an hors d’oeuvre and bring a friend to two.

For more information, call the library at 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57 near the schools..


Ocean Springs Library offers Princess Tea Party - Oct 25

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library is hosting a Princess Tea for all little princesses on Saturday, October 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the library.

Reservations may be made by calling 875-1193 before October 25. Attendees are limited and is intended for ages 5 to 10 years of age. Princess gowns are encouraged.

For more information, call 875-1193 or visit the library at 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall.


Gautier Library offers Paranormal Halloween Program - Oct 29

The Gautier Public Library will host Afraid of the Dark: Shadowz Paranormal Investigations program on Wednesday, October 29, at 6 p.m. at the library.

Ever wonder what it’s like to hunt ghosts and what drives paranormal investigators to hunt the unknown? Intrigued by what you would need for tracking spirits and the technical equipment used by ghost hunters? Want to know how psychic research and understanding the metaphysical plays a huge role in the haunting journeys? This free program will cover these questions and more.

Join local ghost hunters on the path who will showcase local day and night-time ghostly experiences.

Call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the community college.


Pascagoula Library hosts four Nights of Fright - Oct 27, 28, 29, & 30

The public is invited to "Fright Nights!" at the Pascagoula Public Library - a series of four nights of Halloween fun, treats, and refreshments.

Scheduled events are:

Paranormal Palooza! - Monday, October 27 - 5:30 p.m. Learn from experts in the paranormal field and how investigations are conducted. Lighthouse Paranormal's team, Darnell Sheffield, Kraig Killingsworth and others, will demonstrate how to use special equipment, share experiences, and answer questions.

Halloween Howls! - Tuesday, October 28 - 5:30 p.m. Intended for preschool and grade-school children and families, enjoy interactive storytelling with Bethany Carlisle. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and come have fun.

Terrifying Tales from the Crypt! - Wednesday, October 29 - 5:30 p.m. is intended for teens and family with a Halloween-themed Poetry and Short Story Slam. Share your original work or favorite spine-chilling poem/lyric or very short story. Beware of lurking surprise readings.

Paranormal Whispers - Thursday, October 30 - 5:30 p.m. Hear from Lighthouse Paranormal's team of Darnell Sheffield, Kraig Killingsworth, Heather Stone, and Jessica Herr about some of the haunting experiences that have happened in the library. All ages welcomed.

For more information, call the library at 769-3225. The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.


Lucedale Library hosts Ghost Hunt Party for students and families - Oct 30

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a Ghost Hunt Party on Thursday, October 30, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Branch manager Rebecca Wheeler said, "We've noticed some unusual things in the library lately. Things like mysterious writing on the rest room walls - computers closing down for no apparent reason - books appearing in the drop box months after patrons tell us they were returned."

She's beginning to wonder if the library could be haunted.

Students and their families are invited for a ghost hunt, along with games, food, and prizes. Help the Lucedale-George County Public Library Ghostbusters Team eradicate ghosts from the library before Halloween. Wear a costume if you like - you may need it!

Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library.

Call the library at 947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit us on Facebook.

The Library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.


Vancleave Library to host "Family LEGO Fun Day" Event - Nov 15

The Vancleave Public Library will host a special Family LEGO Fun Day and LEGO Grand Prix on Saturday, November 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., in the library meeting room. Families are invited to participate - all ages are welcomed. Refreshments will be served.

Attendees are asked to bring their own Legos. However, community members are welcomed to donate Legos for use in the library. The Friends of the Vancleave Public Library will also have a limited number of sets available for play.

Activities included during the event are the 30 Minute Challenge - families or groups may build a required project within the 30 minute time allowed and Lego Grand Prix vehicle race - Families or groups that have built and brought their vehicle to race may do so (no motorized vehicles allowed).

The entries will be judged with prizes awarded. Entries will be put on display for others to view. The categories of the contests will include smallest, most creative, funniest and “most realistic.

Anyone can learn personal, social, and recreational skills with LEGOs, such as; being motivated to learn, building confidence to try new activities, mathematical and creative development, using imagination in play, learn why things happen and how things work, and how to just have fun.

The library is located at 12604 Highway 57..


Friends of the Moss Point Library - Meeting 1st Monday of the month

The Friends of the Moss Point Library will host monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month. Patrons may visit the meetings in the Ernestine Fountain meeting room. The Friends will provide refreshments.


Sign Language Classes at Gautier Library - Mondays & Thursdays

Sign Language classes are being offered at the Gautier Public Library on Mondays and Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. The classes are free and open to anyone interested.

Jean Stephens will be teaching these very popular classes. She has been teaching sign language for many years in Mississippi and in other states in the south.

Anyone interested, age eight and up, should call the Gautier Public Library to register - 497-4531. Classes are limited to eighteen and will fill up quickly. Each participant needs to bring a three-ring binder and notebook paper.

The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the Jackson County Community College.


Vancleave Library offers Club for "Bookaholics"

The Vancleave Public Library is inviting anyone interested in forming a new book club to join them on Monday, beginning at 1 p.m. The club will continue meeting every first Monday each month.

Those who attended the Adult Summer Reading programs will enjoy this new club! Patrons may bring a snack or lunch and bring a friend, meet with others who like to share their good reads and have fun.

Tea or lemonade will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.

For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.


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