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Public Invited to meet State Rep. Anderson at Moss Point Library Reception - Nov 20

Vancleave Library Friends host Annual Arts and Crafts Fair and Book Sale - Nov 22

Libraries to Close for Thanksgiving - Nov 27-28-29

Fun With Friends Storytime offered at area Libraries

Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - Thursday, Nov 20

AARP Class Scheduled at Moss Point Library - Nov 19

St. Martin Library offers Cupcake Decorating - Nov 20

Gautier Library to host Game Days for Students - Nov 24-25

Ocean Springs Library to offer Five Holiday Crafting Workshops

East Central Library Hosts Annual Holiday Cooking Contest - Dec 2

Paper Crafting Ornaments workshop offered at St. Martin Library - Dec 4


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 on Thursday, November 13 and November 20, from 1:30 to 2:45 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..

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.


Libraries to Close for Thanksgiving - Nov 27-28-29

The branch libraries of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27, Friday, November 28, and Saturday, November 29.

Libraries will reopn on Monday, December 1, at regular hours. These include East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, St. Martin, and Vancleave.


AARP Class Scheduled at Moss Point Library - Nov 19

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the new AARP Smart Driver Safety Workshop on Wednesday, November 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 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 228-475-7462 or 228-861-3199. 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 library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


St. Martin Library offers Cupcake Decorating - Nov 20

The St. Martin Public Library will host Creative Cupcakes on Thursday, November 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Registration is required by calling 392-3250 as seats are limited. Limit one class date per person. Supplies will be furnished.

Families and friends are invited to this fun-filled, hands-on program to decorate cupcakes with a holiday theme. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call the library or visit at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard.


Vancleave Library Friends host Annual Arts and Crafts Fair and Book Sale - Nov 22

The Vancleave Friends of the Library will host the 18th Annual Vancleave Arts and Crafts Fair and Book Sale at the Vancleave Public Library, on Saturday, November 22, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The library Friends will also host live music and entertainment throughout the day. The annual event is a wonderful opportunity for crafters to market their handiwork, and for shoppers to buy great holiday gifts. Going on inside the library will be the year's biggest book sale with many nearly new items available at very low prices.

Currently, more than 30 crafts and arts booth vendors will be present with many great gifts for Christmas gift giving. Indoor vendor booths have been sold out. Outside booth space is still available for just $15 without tables. Reservations for spaces will be taken until November 15.

Library manager Yvonne Parton said, "This will be the largest event this year and it is one of the biggest community events for our area and is a significant Friends fund-raiser. We have many in and around the community that look forward to this every year."

For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit the branch at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave.


Gautier Library to host Game Days for Students - Nov 24-25

The Gaiter Public Library will host Turkey Game Day for students on school break on November 24 and November 25, 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the library both days.

Students can play favorite games in groups or solo style on a variety of games. Play several types of video Wii games and popular board games with friends. Families are invited.

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


Ocean Springs Library to offer Five Holiday Crafting Workshops

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host five Holiday Crafting workshops with instructor Rachel Chai in the library meeting room.

Classes are each Monday, at 6 p.m. starting November 24. Anyone interested by register for any of the classes by calling the library at 875-1193. Space is limited and suggested for ages 10 and up.

The classes scheduled are:
November 24: Candy Cane Mice - make candy cane mice ornaments to keep or to give as a gift.
December 1: Make Snow Globes from Jars - It's not that hard - supplies furnished.
December 8: Make a Mini Snowman from a sock (bring a good sock).
December 15: Decorate a Gingerbread Man complete with buttons and more.
December 22: Make Brownie Mix in a jar to give as a gift.

For more information about the Friends group, call 875-1193 or visit 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.


East Central Library Hosts Annual Holiday Cooking Contest - Dec 2

The Annual East Central Public Library cooking contest will be held Tuesday, December 2, in the library meeting room at 21801 Slider Road in Hurley.

The contest, which features cash prizes, is sponsored by the East Central Friends of the Library as a fund-raising event. Contestants are asked to submit samples and recipes of their best holiday treats for judging.

“We thank our Friends of the Library and our local businesses for sponsoring this contest. This is a chance for people of all ages to show off their cooking talents. We are looking for some wonderful treats from our area’s great cooks It just keeps getting bigger and better each year,” said Helen Barlow, library manager.

The library is offering great cash prizes donated by local financial institutions and businesses. The grand prize winner will receive $100. First, Second and Third place prizes will also receive cash prizes.

There are two adult categories, one for sweets (cakes, pies, cookies, etc.) and one for treats (salads, finger sandwiches, etc.). Top winners in each of the adult categories (ages 18 and up) will receive $50 for first place, $30 for second place and $20 for third place.

There is also a Youth and a Children’s sweets division in which winners will receive $25 for first place, $15 for second place, and $10 for third place.

A $2 entry fee will be charged for each recipe, and cooks may enter as many times as they like. The contest is open to all residents of Jackson and George counties. All proceeds will be used by the Friends to improve local library service.

All dishes entered in the contest should be delivered to the library from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 2. Judging will begin promptly. Items will be judged on taste, originality and presentation.

The public festivities will begin at 3:30 p.m. Following the awarding of prizes, the public is invited to taste the winning entries for a donation of just $1. Entertainment is also scheduled.

For more information about the contest, contact the Friends at 588-6263. Entry forms can be picked up at any Jackson-George Regional library branch or at many businesses in the East Central/Hurley area.


Paper Crafting Ornaments workshop offered at St. Martin Library - Dec 4

The St. Martin Public Library will host Paper Crafting Holiday Ornaments on Thursday, December 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the library.

At this free workshop, patrons may learn to make decorative and useful Christmas paper ornaments with instructor Marge Michaud. Paper crafting is fun and easy to do. Your imagination is the only limit to what you can make.

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.

For more information call the library or visit at 15004 Lemoyne Blvd.


Public Invited to meet State Representative Anderson at Moss Point Library Reception

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a public reception honoring District 110 Representative Jeramey Anderson on Thursday, November 20, beginning at 6 p.m.
The Friends of the Moss Point Library will provide refreshments before the program.
Mr. Anderson will give his “State of Mississippi” address along with a time to greet the representative.

Jeramey Anderson has three goals that are the driving forces behind his ambitions and success in regards to our youth: “Making a difference in the lives of kids”, “Empowering young males to reach their highest potential” and “Inspiring young people to believe in education in order to succeed in life”.

Anderson is currently a senior at Tulane University studying Homeland Security and Public Relations. Representative Anderson represents District 110 in the Mississippi Legislature covering Moss Point and Pascagoula.

When Rep. Anderson won his seat in November of 2013, he became the youngest African American ever elected to Legislature in United States History. Representative Anderson is also the youngest elected to the Mississippi Legislature. MSNBC has designated Rep. Anderson as the “Millennial” leader. For more, visit www.jerameyanderson.com.

For more information about the event, call the library at 228-475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


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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