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Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - February

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

East Central Library offers Quilting for Beginners - see dates

Ocean Springs Library to host Artist Reception and Art Show - Jan 29

Puzzles, Puzzles, and Puzzles event to be held at Moss Point Library - Jan 29

Free Diabetes Management Session at Pascagoula Library - Jan 30

Ocean Springs Library offers free Aromatherapy Workshop - Feb 5

Moss Point Library celebrates February with Jazz - Feb 5

Friends of the Ocean Springs Library welcome new Branch Manager - Feb 10

Endangered Sea Turtle Workshop offered at Ocean Springs Library - Feb 14

East Central Library offers Quilting for Beginners - Feb 17

Black History Month Movie at Ocean Springs Library - Feb 26


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



Friends of the Moss Point Library schedule monthly meeting

Anyone interested in joining a great civic-minded community group are invited to become a member of the Friends of the Moss Point Library. The Friends group will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, January 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.
The Friends group meets on the first Monday of each month and wants to encourage more local adults to attend and see what the Friends group is up to.
Friends of the Library are made up of local residents who know that any community becomes enriched when its libraries are improved. They lobby for and help raise funds to support enhancement and expansion of public library services. Many Friends work directly with the Library staff as volunteers, helping deliver library services on a personal, one-to-one basis.
Anyone can join a Friends group by completing a membership form available at the library. Members will also be notified of meeting dates and other library related events.
For more information call 228-475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown..


Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga

The Vancleave Public Library will continue the free Beginning Chair Yoga classes with local instructor Carol Mathews on Thursdays in February, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

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.

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 - call for details - 826-5857.

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 offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - Thursdays in February

The Vancleave Public Library will continue the free Beginning Chair Yoga classes with local instructor Carol Mathews on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Meeting dates - Jan. 29th and also on Thursdays in February.

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.


Ocean Springs Library to host Artist Reception and Art Show - Jan 29

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host an Artist Reception for the students of Mark King on Thursday, January 29, at 6 p.m., in the library meeting room.

Students of Mark King will show their talents at the library’s reception. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work on display.

Mark stated, "In May of 2014, I began teaching beginning acrylics at my studio to a group of amateur painting enthusiasts. They have excelled in their craft... this show is dedicated to the progression of their new found passion."

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall.


Puzzles, Puzzles, and Puzzles event to be held at Moss Point Library - Jan 29

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a National Puzzle Day event on Thursday, January 29, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Anyone who enjoys puzzles and games should attend and put together some puzzles, do a crossword puzzles, answer trivia questions, and try Sudoku with friends and family.

Cookies and punch will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.

The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street. For more information, call 228-475-7462.


Free Diabetes Management Session at Pascagoula Library - Jan 30

The Pascagoula Public Library is offering free Diabetes Management information on Friday, January 30, from 1:00 to 3 p.m. that will be led by Linda Gwaltney, certified diabetes educator.

The sessions will include information from healthcare professionals and advice for better diabetes management. Also offered will be A1C and how it affects blood sugar, meal planning and exercise, medical tests, medications, and the importance of checking blood sugar levels.

Sessions are limited to those who are 18 years of age or older. For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.


AARP Class Scheduled at Vancleave Library - Feb 3

The Vancleave Public Library will host the new AARP Smart Driver Safety Workshop on Tuesday, February 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 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.


Ocean Springs Library offers free Aromatherapy Workshop - Feb 5

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host "Spice up you love life with Aromatherapy" on Thursday, February 5, beginning at 6 p.m.

Attendees will be able to make their own aromatherapy blend to take home. Space is limited - register today to attend this free workshop by calling 875-1193.

Janis Ladnier will facilitate this free event. She conducts educational seminars and private consultations on the use of essential oils for health and wellness for the general public.

Janice is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and aromatherapy specialist. Janice's educational approach is backed by the latest scientific research and information on the therapeutic effects of pure essential oils and the most recent holistic health technologies.

For more information, visit 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall.


Moss Point Library celebrates February with Jazz - Feb 5

"Celebrating Black History Month with Jazz" will be presented by the Moss Point High School Jazz Band at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library on Thursday, February 5, starting at 6 p.m., in the library.

The public is invited to the free community Jazz Concert presented by students from Moss Point High School Jazz Band led by Mr. Otis Carter. This performance will present a high-energy, fast-paced, fun concert to be shared by children, students, families and others from around town.

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

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


Friends of the Ocean Springs Library welcome new Branch Manager - Feb 10

The Jackson-George Regional Library System announced a management change for the Ocean Springs Municipal Library by selecting Yvonne Parton as branch manager.

Yvonne takes the position that was previously held by Jeanne Damiano who is now the library manager for the branch in Vancleave.

An official reception to welcome the new manager is planned for Tuesday, February 10, beginning at 6 p.m. in the library. The Friends of the Library will offer refreshments to the public.

The library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, downtown behind City Hall. For more information call the library at 875-1193.


Endangered Sea Turtle Workshop offered at Ocean Springs Library - Feb 14

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Endangered and Threatened: Sea Turtles of the Gulf Workshop on Saturday, February 14, starting at 10 a.m. in the meeting room.

The program will be hosted by Asher Day, a first year Ambassador in the Girl Scouts and is working for her Gold Award. Professionals from the Institute for Marine and Mammal Studies (IMMS) will facilitate the presentation along with a video created by Asher. Information about these and other endangered sea creatures will be included.

Children are encouraged to attend as they will be able to make their own Sea Turtle Buddy to take home, and receive a free coloring book and pamphlet created by Ms. Day.

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


East Central Library offers Quilting for Beginners - Feb 17

The East Central Public Library will offer a free "Make a Quilt" class with Ninette Speights and Nita Green on Tuesday, February 17, beginning at 9 a.m., in the library meeting room.

Learn how to make a lap quilt from beginning to end. In five classes Ms. Speights will guide you in making a lap-sized sampler quilt. The first three classes will consist of making blocks for the quilt - the fourth class will be laying out completed blocks and borders. The last class will include how to bind the quilt.

Anyone interested in quilting may attend but should contact the library for registration and supply list by calling 588-6263.

The library is located at 21801 Slider Road.


Black History Month Movie at Ocean Springs Library - Feb 26

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a film, featuring well known baseball star Jackie Robinson, for a special Black History Month movie on Thursday, February 26, starting at 6:00 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.


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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