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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library to host Adult Summer Programs on Thursdays at 2 p.m., from June 8 to July 13.

June 8 – Summer in MS: Vegetable Gardening in Containers - Gain hands-on experience in creating a container garden with presenter Ray Carr, Jackson County Master Gardeners.

June 15 – Enviroscape - View a demonstration of the results of pollution in Jackson County with presenter Beth Skjoldager, Jackson County Master Gardeners.

June 22 – The Art of Book Folding: Recycling Old Books - Create works of art using only an old book and a ruler with presenter Marsha Bosarge, local artist.

June 29 – Pollinators and Butterflies - Study butterflies and how important pollinators are to our lives with Lynn and Paula McMahn, Jackson County Master Gardeners.

July 6 – Be Energy Efficient - Learn how to conserve electricity and save money with presenter Jeff Gray, Singing River Electric Power Association.

July 13 – Build a Better Future by Understanding Your Past - Research your family tree using Ancestry Library Edition with Amanda Brooks, manager of the Singing River Genealogy - Local History Library in Pascagoula.

Register to win prizes. Friends of the Library will provide refreshments.

East Central Library hosts Page-turning Book club

East Central Public Library is the place to be for anyone that loves to read all types of books. Area book lovers are invited to join the “As the Page Turns” book club in December, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
This month, the club will focus on monthly topics. Share your opinions and discuss likes and dislikes of book titles. The Friends of the East Central Library will offer refreshments to the public. The club will meet every second Thursday each month with a new topic.
For more information, call the library at 228-588-6263. The library is located at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

GAUTIER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Gautier Library to host Adult Summer Programs, June 8 to July 13

Thursday, June 8 @ 6 PM Games & More Games!: Put down the electronics and have an evening of old-fashioned fun with popular board games, table hockey, foosball and cards. Families invited - kids too!

Thursday, June 15 @ 6 PM Build Your Own Website: Building a website is easy with “Weebly” for blogs, photo albums and add your own personal style. Seating is limited.

Saturday, June 17 @ 1-3 PM Build a Family Tree: Amanda Brooks, JGRLS Genealogy Library, will show how to build your family tree using Ancestry-Library Edition at the library. Seating is limited - call 497-4531 to reserve a seat.

Thursday, June 22 @ 5:30 PM Build Your World-Storytelling and Role-playing: Give life to a new world or character in a creative program designed to develop a unique world of your very own with writing, art, or role-playing.

Thursday, June 29 @ 6 PM Build Your Own Smoothie: It’s time for a smoothie throw-down! Fresh or frozen, come learn how to prepare healthy smoothies Supplies furnished by the Friends. Seating is limited - call 497-4531 to reserve a seat.

Thursday, July 6 @ 6 PM Build Your Own Story: Join us for a creative writing program. Bring a writing project - poetry, short stories or opinion pieces.

Thursday, July 13 @ 6 PM Build A Better World-Ready, Sip, Paint!: Sip Coffee or tea while painting with Winnona Fix. Unleash your creativity. Leave with a masterpiece! Supplies provided by the Friends. Call 497-4531 to reserve a seat.

Gautier Library to host Back to School Game Days

Once again, the Gautier Public Library’s Back to School Game Days will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 2 and 3, for students of all ages starting at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.
Youth services assistant Mary Rogers said, “We had a great response to all our Game Days in the past and everyone enjoyed the variety of games. We hope to have a great crowd each day.”
The two day gaming experience will include the most popular Play Station 3 and Wii gaming or traditional board games. Participants can play individual adventure games or team up with others for group play. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Travel Around the World in an hour at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host “Around the World in an Hour” at 1 p.m., every Saturday in June and July.
Anyone interested may attend the free programs. Travel around the world in an hour and discover popular Travel documentaries on the big screen.  Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.   
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
For information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college. 

Preschool Evening Story-times scheduled at Gautier Library on Tuesdays

The Gautier Public Library will host special Evening Story-time on Tuesdays in June at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Parents and preschool children may attend every second Tuesday of the month for an evening of fun with great books, fun songs and do simple crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
For information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library offers Lapsit Storytime for babies and toddlers

The Gautier Public Library will present a special “Lapsit” storytime on Friday, July 28, at 10 a.m. in the library.
Mary Rogers, youth services assistant, will present a special storytime and activities event for parents with babies and toddlers. Parents and their children will enjoy an interactive time reading together, singing, and moving along with stories. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

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.

 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Dungeons and Dragons Games scheduled at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Dungeons and Dragons game play every Thursday, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in August.
Scheduled dates are August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
Anyone interested may join local Dungeon Master, Ken Burgan, and enter the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Become an Elf, Half-Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit, Gnome, or even stay a Human! Learn to wield magic as a Wizard or draw your blade as a Fighter. Character Sheets will be provided at the first meeting. The Dungeon Master will teach beginners how to play. Snacks will be provided. Those attending must be thirteen or older to participate. Sign up is required - call 947-2123.
For more information about library programs, loon for the library on Facebook (@Lucedale GeorgeLibrary). The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Trading Card Club continues at the Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a Trading Card Club day on Saturday, August 5, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the meeting room.
Start trading and card collecting, play games, and role-play with others in the community. Whether a first timer or long time trader, join in the fun with gaming and fantasy play. Meet new collectors with similar interests and enjoy a great hobby.
For more information call the library at 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers monthly Lego Club event

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer an opportunity for families and friends to join their new Lego Club on Saturday, July 22, starting at 1 p.m. - call for details - 947-2123.
This free family event is intended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by parent or adult.
Register in person at the Lucedale-George County Public Library or by calling 947-2123.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

Lucedale Library to host Lapsit Storytime for babies

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a special storytime for younger children at Lapsit Storytime every third Thursday, beginning July 20, at 10:30 a.m. in the library.
Cindi Burgan, youth services assistant, will present a special storytime and activities event for parents with babies and toddlers under two years of age. Parents and their children will enjoy an interactive time reading together, singing, and moving along with stories. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.


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OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Ocean Springs Library to host Wellness session on Sugar

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Discover Wellness Within session, Sugar: How Un-sweet It Is, on Thursday, July 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Liana Rodriguez and discover the effects of sugar; how it effects our body, where it’s used in food and other products, and how we can avoid it. Learn how to use alternatives.
Hear about alternative sweeteners; what are the different kinds, are they an acceptable substitute for sugar, and hear if they are they good for you.
Dr. Liana Rodriguez, D.O. is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. With close to ten years of practicing medicine she has honed in on emphasis of disease prevention with lifestyle modification.
Call for more information - 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library to host Book Signing with Jane Golden

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a book signing and discussion with local author Jane Golden, on Thursday, July 27, at 6:00 p.m.
The public is invited to a special evening with Biloxi native and world traveler, Jane Golden. Jane will read excerpts of her fictional travel mysteries, Secrets in the Vines and Danube Defiance. She will also provide a sneak peek in to the third novel in her Eastern European Mystery Series.
Author Jane Golden has written books inspired by her personal experiences. In her early teens, she knew in her heart that the day-long excursion to a Mexican border town was the beginning of a lifetime of exotic journeys. Those trips later included routes to Chile, Malawi, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Jordan, and Europe. After practicing law for many years, she was unexpectedly thrust into the role of diplomat wife in Eastern Europe.
Call for more information - 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Summer Knitting classes on Fridays

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will continue to host free Summer Knitting classes on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library. Call for more information - 875-1193.
Instructor Maryanne Anthony will host classes for beginners to the advanced knitter. Anyone interested may attend.
Knitting is a great stress reliever. Learn the basics of knitting and create a wonderful handmade gift. Lots of free patterns and great ideas for other projects will be shared. No prerequisites but basic supplies are needed: knitting needles and yarn.
Registration is required by calling the library at 228-875-1193.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Teen Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Teen Movie Day on Saturday, August 5, starting at 6 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie showcases the new Space romance film and is rated PG13. Light refreshments and a popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. This event is for teens age 12 through 17.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall. For more information, call 228-875-1193.

Ocean Springs Library hosts Minecraft Club for Teens

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will continue to host Teen Minecraft Club on Thursdays and Saturdays at the library. The next meeting is Saturday, August 5, beginning at 10 a.m. until noon.
Create and build, and bring your own computer/laptop or game system. Discuss what kinds of events to schedule and get to know others with like interests.
Participants must have their own copy of Minecraft. For ages 8 to 17. Sign up today at the front desk and receive a schedule. Children under age 10 must have parent or guardian present.
Visit the library for a full schedule for the fall months.
The Ocean Springs Municipal Library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Family Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie Day on Saturday, July 15, starting at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie showcases the new story of pets and is rated PG. Light refreshments and a popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. Bring your own snacks and folding chair or blanket.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Teen Reading Club continues at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a new Teen Reading Club in the new Teen Area. Call the library for details.
Teens in grades 5 through 8 can read the book - love the book - talk about the book. The new group will meet monthly to hangout, have refresments, and discuss books selected by the group. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Students may register by calling the library at 875-1193 or visit in person. Get a meeting reminder from youth services clerk Maureen by text or email too.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Can You Swing Ballroom dance lessons available at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host free Ballroom Dance lessons on Mondays in August, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free classes will be held on August 7, 14, 21, and 28 in the meeting room.
Adults interested in beginning Ballroom Dance may attend and learn to basic dance moves to the melodies of Jazz, R&B, and upbeat classical music. Use dance styles of swing and ballroom. It’s fun, easy and self-rewarding.
Instructor Montrelle Ramey teaches at the Pascagoula Recreational Center where classes are on Wed. evenings at 6 pm. Find him at the Library’s Line Dancing Classes too.
Sign up today at the front desk or call 769-3060.
The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society hosts monthly meeting at Pascagoula Library

The Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society will host “Mobile Catholic Church Records” presentation at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 6 p.m., at the Pascagoula Public Library.
Anyone interested may attend a presentation with guest speaker and archivist Richard Chestang for a presentation of Catholic Church Records in Mobile. The collection dates back to 1704, with the earliest records in French and Spanish.
Mr. Chestang will share his knowledge of what the records contain. These records can be a great help to family research since the county was a part of the Mobile Catholic Diocese in the early years and many Jackson County ancestors were recorded in these records. Since Mississippi state vital records begin in 1912, these very early sacramental records can be a valuable source for early birth, marriages and death records.
Richard Chestang is a native of Mobile and was an Archivist with the Archdiocese of Mobile for many years. He is very knowledgeable about the Mobile Catholic Records.
For information, call 228-769-3078. The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street in Pascagoula. Visit the Society website at www.jchgs-ms.org.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursdays; July 13, 20, and 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Dates in August are: 3, 10, 24, and 31.
All ages are invited to join Ericka Nicholson for some Line Dancing fun at the library to learn how to line dance. Start dancing to all types of music - from beginner to advanced.
Sign up today by calling the library at 769-3060. The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Can You Swing Ballroom dance lessons available at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host free Ballroom Dance lessons on Mondays in June from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free classes will be held in July - call for details - 769-3060.
Adults interested in beginning Ballroom Dance may attend and learn to basic dance moves to the melodies of Jazz, R&B, and upbeat classical music. Use dance styles of swing and ballroom. It’s fun, easy and self-rewarding.
Instructor Montrelle Ramey teaches at the Pascagoula Recreational Center where classes are on Wed. evenings at 6 pm. Find him at the Library’s Line Dancing Classes too.
Sign up today at the front desk or call 769-3060.
The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

AARP Smart Driver Class offered at St. Martin Library

   The St. Martin Public Library will host the new AARP Smart Driver Safety Workshop on Wednesday, July 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. This program offers revised materials and is open for drivers of any age.
To register or to receive more information, call the library at 228-392-3250. There is a $15 registration fee for AARP members that cover materials. Non-members fee is $20 - check or money order. Registration is available the day of the workshop.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
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 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Hurricane Prep workshop offered at St. Martin Library

   The St. Martin Public Library will host a Hurricane and Storms: Make a Plan workshop on Saturday, August 5, at 11 a.m., in the library meeting room.
Anyone interested may attend this free planning workshop. Hear from community leader and local attorney Tina Seymour Demoran as she gives a short course in preparing for hurricanes and storms, from a legal point of view. This free program will be held in the meeting room.
The presentation includes getting your home ready, creating an evacuation plan and communication plan, and working with insurance companies to settle claims. The session will include how to make a plan for families and those who are caretakers. The program will conclude with a question and answer session.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Beginning Stamp Collecting Workshop offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host a free Beginning Stamp Collecting workshop beginning Monday, from 10 to 12 noon. This club will continue to meet. Call for details. This series of lessons is designed for children and teens. Participants will build a solid foundation for stamp collecting beginning with terms and tools used in the hobby. Learn tips on what to do and not do. Learn how to create your own collection and find resources to help.

Participants will take fun quizzes, play games and become stamp detectives! Certificates will be given to those who complete the course. There is a $3 materials fee day of event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the library at 228-392-3250 to register for the free workshop. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard in St. Martin.



HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:

January 1 -- New Year’s Day
Third Monday in January -- Martin Luther King Day
Winter (Day Before Ash Wednesday) -- Mardi Gras Day
Last Monday in May -- Memorial Day
July 4 -- Independence Day
First Monday in September -- Labor Day
Fourth Thursday in November -- Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving Day -- Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 -- Christmas Eve
December 25 -- Christmas Day

 

VANCLEAVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Vancleave Library to host third annual Library-Con

The Vancleave Public Library will host the Third Annual Vancleave Library-Con on Saturday, July 22, from noon until 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. There is no charge for admission.
Everyone is invited to come celebrate the heroes and villains of Sci-Fi, fantasy, comics, games, graphic novels, and gaming at the Annual Vancleave Library-Con.
Join in role-playing game demos, card game demos, Chess lessons, Cosplay, Magical and Mythical Miniature painting, introduction to Anime, Manga and Manya drawing demonstrations, and so much more.
Presenters scheduled include Roger Busby from maCnarb Gaming; Game Master Mike Redmond; Cody Cameron, guest artist; Cosplay expert Audra Thompson, and others.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 12604 Highway 57.

Quilting Club meet Mondays at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Quilting Bees meet every Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the meeting room of the Vancleave Public Library.
Anyone interested in quilting or wanting to join the group are invited to attend. Participants age 14 and up are welcome and usually feature a special “how to” session each month throughout the year.
For more information, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library to host Homeschool Hangout Afternoons

The Vancleave Public Library will host a Homeschool Hangout Afternoons once a month, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the library. Call for details.
Connect with other homeschoolers and enjoy board games, movies, STEAM projects, crafts and whatever activities you would like to sample. Let us know what topics interest you, and our staff will plan engaging activities so that you can explore them.
Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Vancleave Library.
Any parent that is involved with homeschooling is invited to attend these gatherings - adults and children of all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call to register and to request specific programming at 826-5857 or sign up at the library circulation desk.
For more information, visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.

Vancleave Library continues Chess Club and free lessons

Students interested in learning the game of Chess are invited to join the free Chess Club at the Vancleave Public Library on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Chess lesson sessions from library volunteers will be available for all skill levels. Learn to play chess, improve your game, learn new strategies, and have some fun. Find out if you have what it takes to beat your friends in the ultimate game of strategy.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 12604 Highway 57. For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers new Book Club - Monthly

The Vancleave Public Library is inviting anyone to"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.
ºCoffee 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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