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Libraries to Close for Memorial Day holiday

All branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
Book drops will be open for returning items and all on-line services will be available for renewals, holds, and e-services for card holders. Visit www.jgrls.org.
The branches located in the communities of East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, St. Martin and Vancleave, will reopen Tuesday, May 28, at regular hours.

EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library hosts monthly Lego Club event

The East Central Public Library will host Lego Club every second Tuesday each month from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Legos will be provided. The club is open to children ages eight and up. Families are encouraged to attend this fun and creative event.
Children 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 near the East Central Schools at 21801 Slider Road. For more information, call the library at 588-6263.

East Central Library to offer Needles in the Book Stacks Club

Anyone interested in fiber arts may join the new Needles in the Book Stacks club at the East Central Public Library. They will meet on the fourth Monday each month, at 4:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
The club will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays every month, except for holidays. The new group is for those who love or want to learn how to knit, crochet, embroidery, cross-stitch, and anything else fiber arts related! Bring a project you’re working on, or bring supplies to start something new. Come share techniques, or pick up tips from experienced fiber crafters.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

Friends of the East Central Library announce meetings

The Friends of the East Central Public Library will meet every second Tuesday.
Together, the Friends help support the library and provide fundraising for special projects. Annual projects include Summer Library Programs, Holiday Cooking Contest, and so many other events and projects.
Applications available at the library. Become a member of the Friends and support your library and community! Annual memberships are $5 per individual, $10 for Families, and $25 for Businesses.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit 21801 Slider Rd.

East Central Summer Library programs for Adults:

THURSDAYS:
May 28 – July 8 - Imagine the World: Creative Writing Contest Join in the fun all summer long with creative writing. What story can you write? Poetry, Essay or biography, enter and win!
June 6, 2 p.m. - Keep Calm and Fly Me to the Moon: Adult Coloring Join the East Central Public Library as we fly away from our troubles by coloring and listening to relaxing music. All materials provided.
June 13, 2 p.m. - D.I.Y.: Glow-in-the-dark Moon Shirts Bring a black t-shirt and a friend then come join us as we learn to make glow in the dark moon shirts. Paint provided. Registration required.
June 20, 1 p.m. - Play in a Universe of Games Join us for a drop in board game day. Bring a friend and come have some fun! Games provided or bring your own. Have fun with friends!
June 27, 2 p.m. - Paint Your Own: Starry, Starry Night Join us as we paint our own version of Van Gogh’s Starry, Starry Night. All materials provided. Registration required.
July 11, 9 a.m. - Movies under the Stars Join us for a movie day under the night sky with back to back showings of captivating space movies: Guardians of the Galaxy, Interstellar, and the Matrix. Food and Refreshments will be served.

KATHLEEN MCILWAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY OF GAUTIER

Computer Basics clinic offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Computer Basics for Adults on Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m to 12 p.m., in the library computer area. Those attending should bring a laptop, tablet or use the public computers. Call the library for information 497-4531 or to sign up.
Take advantage of these free clinics at the library where computer novice users can get one-on-one basic computer and Internet skills training from community volunteers. Learn to complete online job applications, apply for government and medical benefits, sign up for e-mail or Facebook, or maybe learn to video chat with friends and family. Whatever computer help is needed, these free clinics will help.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Summer Library Kick-off Party offered at Gautier Library - June 1

The Gautier Public Library will host A Universe of Stories summer library program kick-off party on Saturday, June 1, beginning at 11 a.m.
Celebrate the beginning of summer at your library and register for programs. Enter to win prizes and enter the special drawing for a telescope. Pick up a free schedule with all the details for children, teens and even adults. A summer of fun and friends will help motivate all to use the library.
Enjoy a great new Transformers movie at 1 p.m., along with games, crafts, and food. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Gautier Library. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Call the library for information, 228-497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Teen Advisory Board meeting at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library is offering area teens to be part of the library serving on a new Teen Advisory Board and will meet Tuesday, beginning at 3:45 p.m., in the meeting room.
Right after school, bring a friend to the GA Teen Advisory Board meeting. Have a voice in the teen area of the library. Help the library by contributing ideas and help create new and exciting programs. Earn community service hours for participating in this fun library group each month.
To sign up or for more information, call the library at 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Summer Library programs for Adults:

THURSDAYS @ 6 P.M.:
June 6: Paint the Universe at 6 pm Capture the universe and personalize it to suit you. Angel Hester will guide patrons in painting the universe onto a T-shirt or a tote, so you can sport your universal pride all summer long! Totes are provided. You may bring your own black or navy T-shirts.
June 13: Planet Party at 6 pm Weather permitting, we’ll sip Mock Cosmos, nibble canapés under the night sky and view the constellations via telescope with Jamie Ellis, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. Hailing from Mobile, Jamie is an aspiring astrophysicist and has been a NASA Ambassador since 2016. Check out her Facebook page @The GalacticGeo Gal.
Saturday,** June 15 at 6 pm: War of the Worlds Reader’s Theater Production Join actors and producers from our community next door at the Gautier Civic Center for a unique interpretation of the classic radio program. Who will do it better -- the Baby Boomer Broadcasters or the Millennial Podcasters? You be the judge.
June 20: In a Universe of Stories, Every Story Matters at 6 pm Discover your family story with Amanda Brooks, manager/archivist of the Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library. This introductory class for genealogy research features information on online resources, search techniques and how to get organized.
June 27: Constellation String Art at 6 pm Learn how to make the galaxy look your own with this cosmos-inspired art project. Create string constellations over DIY painted universe backgrounds. No strings attached!

 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Lucedale Library hosts Summer Library Kick-Off Cinema Party - May 31

Families, Kids, Teens and Adults of all ages are invited to attend the Summer Library Kick-Off Cinema Party on Friday, May 31 beginning at 9 a.m., at the Lucedale-George County Public LIbrary.
Get your summer of fun started and help the library with a “Universe Of Stories” for all ages. All programs are free and reading is encouraged. Register for free programs and enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
During the day, the library will be showing a free series of space-themed movies for all ages to enjoy. Crafts will be offered for children during the party as well.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower. Find the library on Facebook @LucedaleGeorgeLibrary. Visit www.JGRLS.org for more information about all programs.

Lucedale Library offers Medicare Workshop with advisor group

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a Medicare Educational Workshop on Thursday, May 16, beginning at 11 a.m., in the meeting room.
Join us as we hear from Jimmy Smith, Medicare Solutions Advisor, at an educational workshop for seniors and caregivers on eligibility and guidelines for Medicare. Get free information to help your family and friends.
He will give tips and information for when to apply, open enrollment dates, and anything to do with Medicare. Don’t miss out on this free opportunity to ask questions and receive direct answers from those who know the Medicare system.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Lucedale Library hosts Coloring Day for adults

   Adults are invited to the Lucedale/George County Public Library for a Coloring Day for adults on Tuesday, May 28, beginning at 3 p.m. in the meeting room.
Create colorful creations using pencils, crayons, markers and pens. Relax and unwind - socialize with new friends. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Library. Intended for ages 17 and up. All materials will be provided, however you may bring your own.
For more information, call 947-2123. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to offer STEAM program for students

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a free STEAM program for students on Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Students kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to a STEAM event at the library in the meeting room. Complete a project using science and technology with a personal, creative touch. Join in the fun and learn something at the same time. Parents are welcome, too. Supplies are provided by the library.
STEAM incorporates all the elements of STEM, but adds art to the mix. These projects are science-based, but also incorporate artistic expression.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Autism group schedules meeting at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host the South MS Special Needs Organization at the monthly Autism meeting on Tuesday, May 28, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Everyone is invited to learn more about Autism and learn how the lives of those affected can be made better. Stop by and show support. This presentation is open to all ages and will be held in the meeting room. Ms. McNelley will be discussing Autism: how to cope with Autism, different resources available, and much more. Learn what you need to help the ones you love.
Cindy McNelley is the President of the Board of Directors for the South Mississippi Special Needs Organization. She is a former Area Support Director and Chapter Leader with TEAAM Autism (2007 - 2014) serving individuals with all disabilities and their families. She has a granddaughter and a grandson on the Autism Spectrum. Her grandson was diagnosed at the age of nineteen with Asperger’s, her granddaughter was diagnosed at age three.
SNO sponsors several social events during the year such as the Annual Valentine’s Dance, Beautiful Me Pageant, and 3-Day Mini Camp which offers classes in Arts and Crafts, Theatre and Music, as well as the annual Halloween Party, www.southmssno.com.
Call the library at 947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Summer Library programs for Adults:

TUESDAYS @ 4 P.M.*
June 4 - Preserving Your Local Universe. Learn how to preserve your local history documents presented by Amanda Brooks, JGRLS Genealogy Manager/Archivist.
June 11 - Publishing a Universe. Learn the process for publishing your own novel with local author Monica Bullock.
June 18, at Noon* - Weather from Our Local Universe. Learn all about weather from a local meteorologist, Alan Sealls. .Alan, Chief Meteorologist at WKRG, Mobile. He has three decades of experience in TV and has a Masters in meteorology from Cornell and Florida State. Alan is a Fellow of the AMS- a distinction held by a small fraction of meteorologists. (Adults & Teens)
June 25 - A Moving Universe. Learn how to be fit with Michelle White, Fitness Instructor for George County Wellness Center. Get fit with low impact excersise you can do.
July 2 - Constellations of the Universe. Learn all about the constellations and the origin of their names with Star Ambassador Kristen Sarowski, former Michigan planetarium worker, Radio Astronomy Club member, pursued a degree in Environmental Toxicology, and Scientist in Mobile.
July 9 - Creating a Universe with Paints. Come paint a universe with Jacob Havard, teacher at George County Middle School.

INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Moss Point Library offers afternoon Story-time Tuesday

A special after school time has been added to scheduled Story-time programs on Tuesdays at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. Parents may bring all age children at 3:30 p.m. to attend the new afternoon program in the Library Story Vault.
Ms. Monique will offer a time of stories, crafts and refreshments to children and families who attend. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

Moss Point Library to host First Annual Paper Airplane Show

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a first ever Annual Paper Airplane Show on Tuesday, May 28, beginning at 2 p.m.
Anyone interested may celebrate National Paper Airplane Day by making paper gliders and competing against others to win prizes. Register for our Summer Library Programs, too.
Compete in divisions of aircraft made on site and those from home. Aircraft will be judged in the categories of distance flown and flight time. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Pre-register by calling 228-475-7462 as well as for more information.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown Moss Point.

Moss Point Library offers monthly Chess Club

Anyone wanting to learn about Chess is invited to a new Chess Club at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library with free sessions every second Thursday of the month, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
The Club will meet every Thursday, May 9 will be the next date. Learn the game of Chess that uses problem salving, memory, creativity and more. All player levels are invited from beginner to advanced. This group is intended for ages 12 and up.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

River City Quilters demonstrations offered at Moss Point Library

The public is invited to a free class with the River City Quilters every Thursday, from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. The River City Quilters are offering hands-on classes for Machine Quilting for teens and adults. The Quilters meet every month on Thursdays in the library meeting room. The group will offer hands-on sessions each first Saturday as well.
For more information, call Aileen Love at 228-475-0617.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Summer Library programs for Adults:

THURSDAYS @ 5:30 P.M.*
June 6, 5:30 pm; “MOS EISLEY CANTINA NIGHT” – Sci-fi themed Pub style Trivia & Bingo, followed by a Sci-Fi themed hop with Montrelle Ramey, Dance Instructor, which will start at 6 pm. Costumes are encouraged! Snacks & Mock-tinis. June 13, 5:30 pm; “STAR JAR” – Bring your mason jar, we supply the stars! A wonderful battery-powered night light alternative. Seating is limited. Maximum 15. June 20, 5:30 pm; “OUT OF THIS WORLD BATH BOMBS” – Come learn how to pamper yourself in this universe! Presented by Ms. Angela George of William Carey College. Seating is limited. Maximum 15. June 27, 5:30 pm; “IT CAME FROM ANOTHER PLANET” – Creating large “ALIEN-LIKE” paper flower décor for walls, bookcases and centerpieces with Angie Miller. Seating is Limited. Maximum 25. July 4, Closed for the Holiday! July 11, 5:30 pm; “A FAMILY OF STARS” – A guided tour in searching for family members with Ancestry.com at your library, led by Amanda Brooks, Branch Manager of the Singing River Genealogy & Local History Library in Pascagoula.

 

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

 

Silver Screening dinner and movie offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library invites anyone fifty and older to a special “Silver Screening” dinner and movie on Wednesday, May 22, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
The library will host a dinner before the popular movie for seniors with a great new film remaking a true life comedy duo rated PG. Space is limited and reservations are requested as dinner will be served. The Friends of the Ocean Springs Library will also offer memberships.
For more information, call 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Gardening; begins Seed Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will start a new service - The Ocean Springs Seed Library.
A new Ocean Springs Seed Library was recently unveiled to the public. Patrons may take a few seeds to take home to plant. Also, the library is accepting donations of unopened seed packages even if they are old. Now, the Ocean Springs Seed Library, located in our library, will help make accessible free gardening resources for a broad segment of the population.
For more information, visit or call the library at 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Charcoal Drawing for Adults offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a beginning Charcoal Drawing workshop for adults on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Back by popular demand, those interested can learn to draw using Charcoal with instructor Debra Baldinger. At this workshop, learn step by step how to draw common shapes and more. Supplies will be provided. This workshop is intended for ages 12 and older.
Register by calling 875-1193 - space is limited.
Debra was born in New York, NY. Her family moved to Baton Rouge when she was very young. Always interested in art, she began taking art classes in pencils, pastels, oils and watercolor from regional artists who were well known in Louisiana.
She has resided in New Orleans, Atlanta, Manhattan, Pensacola Beach, and for the last two years, Ocean Springs. She is a member of the Ocean Springs Art Association, Gulf Coast Art Association, Singing River Art Association, and the Pass Christian Art Association. This past September, she conducted a drawing workshop for the Stone County Arts Council.
For more information call the library at 875-1193 or visit 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Summer Library programs for Adults:

Wednesday, June 5th @ 6 p.m. - Night Lights: Learn to make a glittery galaxy light from a jar. All supplies provided.
Thursday, June 13th@ 5:30 p.m. - Meditation with Moira Anderson: Join us for a guided meditation session with Moira Anderson of River Rock Yoga.
Thursday, June 20th @ 6 p.m. - Climate Change with Bill Curtis: Learn about the science behind climate change, why it is happening, what is happening, what is expected to happen, and what we can do about it. Bill Curtis: Army veteran, PhD Chemistry USM 1974, and 30 yrs. chemical industry- research, manufacturing, & technical management.
Thursday, June 27th @ 6 p.m. - Space Magnets: Use your creative abilities and decorate a magnet with space prints to take home. All supplies provided.
Saturday, July 6th @ 10 p.m. - Paint the Stars: Join us and paint a canvas with lights for a stellar art piece for a gift or decorating. All supplies provided.
Thursday, July 11@ 6 p.m. - Relax and Color: Use your imagination and color and fold your own celestial bookmark while listening to relaxing music. Suppies provided.
When you sign up for each program, you will get a scratch-off ticket to win prizes!
Door prizes and refreshments are provided by Friends of the Library and local businesses.

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

See and read the real stories of Apollo Moon Landings!

Find the history you’re looking for at Singing River Library!
Adults! Enjoy a peak at the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 moon landings from 1969 for your Summer Library Program. See a series of seven microfilms from dates spanning 7/1969 to 11/1969 featuring articles and photos from newspapers covering launch to landings.
Join us on Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, July 12. Children under 12 must have parental supervision.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Space Camp Kick-off for Summer programs offered at Pascagoula Library for families

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a free Space Camp Kick-off for summer library programs on Thursday, May 30, beginning at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Families are invited to attend.
Start the summer off at the library’s our Kick-off celebration Space Camp. Come enjoy fun activities for the family to get ready for library programs and events you don’t want to miss. Drop in anytime during the afternoon and participate in our space camp. Complete your space training and get registered for free programs and earn a chance at a special door prize.
Call the library for information 228-769-3060 for more information.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information about the library, visit the website at www.jgrls.org.

Pascagoula Library hosts Bingo for adults

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Bingo for adults on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Other date will be July 6.
Enjoy a rousing session of Bingo at the library and win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome. Those under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult. Call the library for information 228-769-3060 and sign up for this free event.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Chess Lessons offered at the Pascagoula Library

Anyone interested in learning the game of Chess are invited for Chess Classes at the Pascagoula Public Library each Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Free Chess lesson sessions are offered by library volunteer Craig Patterson 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 769-3060 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Lego Club for families offered at Pascagoula Library on 3rd Thursdays each month

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Legos at the Library on Thursday, May 23, beginning at 3 p.m. in the children’s department on the second floor.
The monthly program is offered free to families and is suggested for students age 8 and up. Lego sets are provided to use at this event. Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Summer Library programs for Adults:

Thursday, May 30, A Universe of Stories Summer Library Program kick-off!
Monday, June 3, A Universe of Sweets (5:30- 7:00 pm) Decorate out of this world desserts! From cake pops to other worldly goodies, join us for an evening of decorating fun! All materials will be provided and space is limited. Registration is required.
Tuesday, June 11, Celestial Oils with Jennifer Krebs 5:30 - 7 p.m. Join us for an enlightening evening with Jennifer Krebs as she teaches our patrons about the health benefits of essential oils and how to use them. For $5, patrons will be able to make and take a relaxing sugar (or salt) scrub. All materials will be provided. Registration is requested.
Saturday, June 15, Youniverse of Yoga: Find Your Center with Meg DeeAnn: Session 1 at 10 am, and Session 2 at 11 am. Relax your mind, stretch your body, and reach for the stars with a session (or two) of Yoga with Meg. Take deep breaths of positive energy and release all of your tension and negativity as you exhale. Mind over Matter. The You in Universe is yours to command. Registration is requested.
Monday, June 17, Painting the Night Away 5:30- 7 p.m. Join us for an Out of this World Paint Party! Follow a step-by-step painting demo on canvas. Create your own Masterpiece! All materials provided. Space is limited-registration required.
Tuesday, June 25, DIY Space Rocks 5:30- 7 p.m. Join us for a galactic-themed rock painting party! Materials provided, but feel free to bring your own. Enjoy light refreshments. Afterwards, either hide your rock for others to find or take yours home as a decoration or gift. Space is limited-registration required.
Saturday, June 29, Out of This World Galaxy T-shirts ** 1 - 3 p.m. Create bleach art T-shirts with Ms. Rebecca. Boldly go where no t-shirt has been before! Use diluted bleach and stencils on a black t-shirt. Materials provided; however, you may bring your own. Registration is required - no patrons under age of 16.
Monday, July 1, Cosmic Jewels 5:30- 7 p.m. The solar system revolves around you! Join us to make your very own solar system bracelet. Materials provided. Space is limited-registration required.
Tuesday, July 9, A Universe of Stories - Open Mic Night 5 - 7:30 p.m. Come help us close out our ASLP. Share Stories, Poetry, Spoken Word, Rap, Songs, and Jokes. DOOR PRIZES! GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY! TASTY REFRESHMENTS!

 

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 Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. This program offers revised materials and is open for drivers of any age. Other dates scheduled in 2019 are; July 27, September 28 and October 26.
To register or to receive more information, call 228-669-1313. 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.
Other dates scheduled in 2019 are; May 25, July 27, September 28 and October 26.
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.

St. Martin Library to host Summer Program Kick-off with Stennis Space Center

Families and friends are invited to the St. Martin Public Library for a Summer Library Kick-off Party and special guests from NASA on Wednesday, May 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Blast off to a great summer library program, “A Universe of Stories!” Scientists from the Stennis Space Center will present an interactive program about living and working in space. NASA remains committed to engaging the next generation of explorers and learners of all ages, to maintain our competitiveness now and for generations to follow.
Enjoy exhibits, demonstrations, and STEM engagement showing what it’s like to live as an astronaut. There will be cake and punch. Register for Summer programs and enter prize drawings.
For more information, call 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Summer Library programs for Adults:

Thursday, June 6, 2-3:30 pm - Touch A Fallen Star - Introduction to Adult Library Programs and Prizes! Bob Marousky will be presenting “Touch a Fallen Star.” Hear interesting stories about falling stars (meteorites). Learn how to identify a meteorite and how to find them, and touch meteorites from around the world!
Thursday, June 13, 2-3:30 pm - Back to the Future: Preserving Family Documents – Preserve your family history for future generations. Archivist/ Manager of the Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library Amanda Brooks will present the basics of caring for and preserving family photos and documents and getting started with at-home digitizing.
Saturday,* June 15, 10 am* - Close Encounters of the Real Kind – Shadowz Paranormal will present on UFOs and other unexplained phenomena.
Thursday, June 20, 2-3:30 pm – Stellar Screen Printing – Kim Harvey will demonstrate and help you print the universe on your t-shirt using computer software. Pick from several stellar designs! Bring your own solid colored t-shirt to this class.
Thursday, June 27, 2-3:30 pm - Galaxy Wine Glasses – Paint your own Galaxy Wine Glass in this make-and-take program! All supplies provided.
Thursday, July 11, 5:30 pm* – Bad Art Night: Galactic Disasterpieces – This class will be presented by Meg Henderson. Bring your imagination to this class, and win a prize for the worst “disasterpiece” in the galaxy! This will be Adult Summer Finale, so come for prizes, food and much more!




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
Veterans’ Day -- Monday, November 12, 2018
Fourth Thursday in November -- Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving Day -- Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 -- Christmas Eve
December 25 -- Christmas Day
December 31 -- New Year's Eve day

 

VANCLEAVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Vancleave Library hosts Teen Movie event

Teens in the Vancleave area will enjoy a great movie experience at the Vancleave Public Library on Wednesday, May 22, beginning at 4 p.m.
See the movies that started a phenomenon with the Jurassic film series. Bring friends, eat popcorn, and wrap up in blankets to enjoy the show. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
For more information about free programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers May Coloring event for adults

The Vancleave Public Library will offer May Flowers adult coloring on Thursday, May 23, beginning at 1 p.m.
The free coloring event will be offered in the meeting room. Adults will enjoy music, themed bookmarks and coloring pages. Relax, unwind and socialize with new friends and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library. This is a come and go experience.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Summer Library programs for Adults:

Thursday, June 6, 9 am - 6 pm: All Space Station All Day! Hear broadcasts from the International Space Station all day long! Join us as we watch the crew. Ever wonder how astronauts on the space station go about their day? See and hear the everyday tasks they do it in zero gravity!
Thursday, June 13, 5 pm: Galaxy Coasters Join Kelly Mundell as she demonstrates how make a decorative coaster. Learn to paint tiles with beautiful galactic patterns. All supplies provided. Registration required.
Friday, June 21, 2-3 pm: The Story of the Pascagoula UFO abduction! The famed UFO abduction of Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson. Amanda Brooks from the Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library will be talking about the fateful day when both men had a close encounter with extra-terrestrials.
Friday, June 27, 5-6:30 pm: Ham it Up with HAM Radio! Hear from Ira Groff, radio operator as he discusses the operation and importance of HAM radio and it’s connection with the International Space Station!
Thursday & Friday, July 5-6, 10 am & Noon: Stranger Things Escape Room! The Upside Down has been opened again and this time Eleven is the one trapped inside. Can you find Eleven and make your way out of the room before the Demogorgon finds you?
Friday, July 12, 5:30-7:30 pm: Stardust Murder Mystery Theater You are invited to a MURDER… Chancellor Maude Greenfield invites you to the Rushmore Beauty Academy for Women’s graduation social for the Class of ’79. And what a social it promises to be. Who among you will become a cold-blooded killer? It could be the person standing right next to you!

Vancleave Library offers First Monday Book Club

There is a new book club at the Vancleave Public Library on the first Monday of each month. The First Monday Book Club will start at 2 p.m.
Meet up to discuss a chosen book from the group every 1st Monday of the month. Books are provided by the library system - no purchase required. Join in fun and lively discussions about really good books. This club is intended for adults age 17 and up.
Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.
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 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.


 

 

 

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