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Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - March

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

Lucedale Library to host Teen Trivia Tuesdays

Vancleave Library hosts Yu-Gi-Oh! Gaming in March

Brown Bag Philosophers group to meet at Vancleave Library

Vancleave Library offers Easter Wreath Craft Class - March 21

Robotics for Teens workshop offered at the Moss Point Library - March 24

Lego event offered for students at Pascagoula Library - March 26

Free Diabetes Management Session at Pascagoula Library - March 27

Ocean Springs Library offers free Drawing Class - March 28

East Central Library to host Science Experiments with Candy event - March 30

Friends of the East Central Library host Easter Celebration - March 30

Candy Science event for Teens offered at Ocean Springs Library - March 31

Friends of the Library Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt - March 31

Library System honors Volunteers at Annual Reception with MS First Lady


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


Local Libraries offer new service: Digital Magazines for Patrons a with Library Card

The Jackson-George Regional Library System's website will soon be a great place to go to download a favorite magazine. The library system has purchased a subscription to Zinio Newsstand for anyone with Internet access and digital devices and computers. Anyone with a valid library card may access the new service free of charge.

This new service offers access to more than 70 popular magazines that can be read on computers, tablets, or smart phones. Some titles offered include; Car & Driver, Seventeen, Us Weekly, and Newsweek (which is no longer available in print). All magazines offered are complete editions, with some including enhanced content such as web-linked audio and video.

Zinio is the world's largest newsstand and bookstore. With its many digital products and services, Zinio creates better ways for people to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it. Now, readers can purchase content once to be read on any screen.
There is no waiting list and no need to return issues.

When reading Zinio magazines in your Internet browser, access to the web is required. If you would like to download the magazines to read them offline later on, download the Zinio Reader 4 App which is available for free.

To learn more about Zinio Newstand and get a preview of what the new service has to offer, stop by the library for a quick introduction. Patrons may also access eMagazines via the library website at www.JGRLS.org and click on the blue Zinio logo. A video demonstration is also available from the website.


Library System honors Volunteers at Annual Reception with MS First Lady

The Jackson-George Regional Library System honored library volunteers at the 28th Annual Volunteer Reception in the meeting room of the Pascagoula Public Library. See more here.


Friends of the Moss Point Library schedule monthly meeting - April 6

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, April 6, 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 - Thursdays

The Vancleave Public Library will continue the free Beginning Chair Yoga classes with local instructor Carol Mathews on Thursdays in March, 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 - weekly

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 - Monthly

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.


Lucedale Library to host Teen Trivia Tuesdays in March

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a Teen Trivia Tuesday for all teens in grades 6 through 12 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in March. The group will meet every Tuesday, except for holidays, each week.

Compete and test your knowledge by answering questions from various topics and have a blast! We'll have fun, enjoy snacks, and maybe win prizes!

Registration is a must as seating is limited! Call 947-2123.

Sign up solo or pick a team of up to four friends in advance. Grades 6 to 12 please.

For more information, visit the library at 507 Oak Street, next to City Park.


Gautier Library organizes Youth Advisory Council on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Teens of all ages interested in books, activities and programs are invited to join the group at the Gautier Public Library beginning Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The group will meet each first and third Tuesday of the month.

Teens attending may earn community service hours for scholarships or organizations. The group will also discuss new books and topics about the library.

For more information, call the library at 497-4531 or visit 2100 Library Lane, next to the Community College.


Vancleave Library hosts Yu-Gi-Oh! Gaming in March

The Vancleave Public Library will host a free "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card" beginner's guide for middle and high school students on Tuesdays in March at 4:00 p.m., at the library.

Attendees will learn how to play the popular card games with volunteers and friends. Beginners and others interested in game play are encouraged to attend.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.
For more information, visit at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.


Robotics for Teens workshop offered at the Moss Point Library - March 24

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host "Robotics for Teens" mini-workshop on Tuesday, March 24, beginning at 6 p.m.

Teens of all ages are invited to attend the free workshop on the Robotics Industry led by Michelle Kearney and the Moss Point High School Robotics group.

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 Bellview Street near downtown.


Lego event offered for students at Pascagoula Library - March 26

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a free LEGO at my Library event for students on Thursday, March 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the meeting room.

Area students are invited to join in the fun as we build Lego projects either in teams or individually. All Legos are provided. No personal Legos required.

This free program is intended for grade school and high school students.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Library.

The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.


Free Diabetes Management Session at Pascagoula Library - March 27

The Pascagoula Public Library is offering free Diabetes Management information on Friday, March 27, 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.


East Central Library to host Science Experiments with Candy event - March 30

The East Central Public Library will host a free "Sweet Science: experiments with Candy" program on Monday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the meeting room.

Evelyn DeAngelo from the Jackson County Extension Office will guide teens in fun experiments to do at home. Students will conduct science experiments on their own using different types of candy.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Registration is required - 588-6263 - limited to first 15.

For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit 21801 Slider Rd.


Friends of the East Central Library host Easter Celebration - March 30

The Friends of the East Central Library are hosting an Easter Celebration for children and parents. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, beginning at 10 a.m. at the East Central Public Library.

Families with small children, preschool-age through 4th grade, are invited for a fun-filled time of stories about the Easter holiday.

The Friends of the Library are providing a goodie bag for all children attending. Special guest for the program will be the Easter Bunny. Parents may bring a camera to take a photo of their children and the Easter Bunny.

For more information, call the library at 588-6263, or visit at 21801 Slider Road, next to the schools.


Friends of the Library Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt - March 31

Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a special annual Easter Egg Hunt on Monday, March 30, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the library.

Children age eight and under are invited to look for Easter eggs and have a fun-filled evening of stories. Parents may bring a camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. After the hunt, the library will have a special story-time with the kids in the library.

Easter eggs, candy and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library.

For more information, call the Library at 947-2123, or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from the water tower.


Candy Science event for Teens offered at Ocean Springs Library - March 31

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free "Sweet Science: experiments with Candy" program on Tuesday, March 31, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in the meeting room.

Evelyn DeAngelo from the Jackson County Extension Office will guide teens in fun experiments to do at home. Students will conduct science experiments on their own using different types of candy.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required - 588-6263 - limited to first 15.

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


Vancleave Library offers Easter Wreath Craft Class - March 21

The Vancleave Public Library will host "Egg-strodinary Easter Wreath Decorating" class for the public on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.

Ms. Tammy Rice will host an Easter Wreath and Bow Making Class for adults at the library.

Learn to make several types of wreaths to decorate your home for our favorite bunny.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat today by calling 826-5857 and register.

For more information, visit at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.


Ocean Springs Library offers free Drawing Class - March 28

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer a free Basic Drawing program on Saturday, March 28 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the meeting room.

Participants will learn the basics of drawing in this free, one hour class on drawing basics. Mary Anderson Pickard, eldest daughter of famed artist Walter Anderson and resident of Ocean Springs, will be our Instructor of the Month.

She is the author of Form and Fantasy: The Block Prints of Walter Anderson.

Registration is required by calling 875-1193. Class limited to age 13 and older. Materials will be supplied by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library.

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


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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