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Events & Programs @ Your Library!

Fun With Friends Storytime offered at area Libraries

Libraries Host Halloween Howls event for Kids in October

Halloween Paper Crafting workshop offered at St. Martin Library - Oct 23

Make Luminaries at Ocean Springs Library's craft program - Oct 23

Vancleave Library hosts Ultimate Team Trivia Competition - Oct 24

Ocean Springs Library offers Princess Tea Party - Oct 25

Moss Point Library to host Bill Gates Birthday program - Oct 28

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

Gautier Library offers Paranormal Halloween Program - Oct 29

Moss Point Library to host Halloween Costume Party - Oct 30

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.


Make Luminaries at Ocean Springs Library's craft program - Oct 23

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library is offering Making Luminaries crafting program on Thursday, October 23, at 6 p.m.

Attendees are asked to bring your own jar that is big enough to hold a tea light. The Friends of the Ocean Springs Library will provide paint, glue, and other decorating materials. Learn how to turn jars into luminaries for seasonal holidays.

Sign up is required by calling 875-1193. Refreshments will also be provided by the Friends group.

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


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.


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


Halloween Paper Crafting workshop offered at St. Martin Library - Oct 23

The St. Martin Public Library will host Halloween Bookmarks and Cards Paper Crafting on Thursday, October 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the library.

Create your own Halloween Magic with paper crafting! Learn how to make Halloween bookmarks and special invitation cards. Marge Michaud will demonstrate different techniques and aspects of paper-crafting, cutting, and card-making. Paper crafting is fun and easy to do - imagination is the only limit to what can be made.

Register by calling the library at 392-3250. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies are furnished by the instructor. Class size is limited t the first 15 registered attendees.

For more information call the library or visit at 15004 Lemoyne Blvd. Visit the library website at www.jgrls.org/events.htm and see other programs and events.


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.


Moss Point Library to host Bill Gates Birthday program - Oct 28

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dobbs Dennis as he presents a special Date with Bill Gates birthday presentation on Tuesday, October 28, at 6 p.m.

Mr. Dobbs will present highlights of this famous American. Learn about Bill Gates - what he did before he was famous, his family life, a fun trivia fact, and more.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates is the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen.

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


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.


Moss Point Library to host Halloween Costume Party - Oct 30

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a special 'Twas the Night Before Halloween costume party for children and teens on Thursday, October 30, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Come have a howling good time at our Halloween Costume Party! Wear your most freaky-fabulous costume and enjoy creepy crafts, fang-tastic treats and volt-ageous tunes.

Children, students and teens will compete in the costume contest that all the family can cheer on!

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.


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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