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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library hosts Saturday Movie

Patrons of all ages are invited to attend the Saturday Movie at the East Central Public Library. A free family-friendly movie about a boy and his dragon will be presented on Saturday, February 25, starting at 1 p.m.
Refreshments and other snacks 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.

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

Mother-Daughter workouts scheduled at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host Mother-Daughter Rockin’ Workout on Wednesday, February 21, beginning at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Choreographer Tiffany Womble will host a free beginner’s workout with moves to melt away the pounds and enjoy time together. Healthy refreshments will be provided by the Gautier Friends of the Library group. Tiffany is the owner/instructor at Royal Images Dance Company in Ocean Springs.
For registration or information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library offers Mardi Gras Craft Night for families

The Gautier Public Library will host a free Mardi Gras Craft Night on Tuesday, February 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library.
The library is calling out all school age children and families to join the fun. Everyone will have fun making jester hats, decorate masks, and eat some traditional King Cake provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
Registration is suggested as program size is limited. Call the library at 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the community college.

Gautier Library offers Maker’s Fair for families

The Gautier Public Library will host a Maker’s Fair on Saturday, February 18, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the library.
Join the creative fun. Use crafts supplies, computer stations, and your creativity to make something amazing. Supplies will be furnished, but bring some ideas of what to create. Collaborate with others and explore the world of Making. Just some of the ways to participate: Drawing, Painting, Jewelry Making, and Writing.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library. Registration is suggested as program size is limited. Call the library at 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the community college.

Gautier Library hosts Green Smoothie Plunge event

The Gautier Public Library will host it’s Easy Going Green smoothies event on Wednesday, February 22, beginning at 4 p.m.
Learn how to make great tasting green smoothies and stay healthy. These treats will hit the spot when summer starts to heat up. Free samples will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Registration is suggested as program size is limited. Call the library at 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the community college.

Gautier Library sponsors Amateur Art Show in March

The Gautier Public Library is sponsoring an Amateur Art Show in March. The library will showcase local artists and is seeking entries in this event.
Artists may enter beginning March 1 and have the opportunity to win cash prizes. During library hours, patrons can vote for the People’s Choice award to be presented at the Art Gala Reception on Monday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m.
Art will be on display throughout the library. Patrons are invited to browse and vote for the People’s Choice award to be given at the end of the month. All ages may enter. Last day to enter is March 13, at close of business.
Cash prizes are $50 Adult and $10 Child. Art must be mounted to a stable surface. Artist name, age, and address attached to the back of work. For complete rules, visit the library.
Prizes awarded April 3rd at 5:30pm at the Art Gala Reception sponsored by the Friends!
Artist should sign up at the Library - call 228-497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the community college.

Gautier Library to host Expressions Art Club

The Gautier Public Library is starting “Expressions Art Cafe” on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 228-497-4531 or visit the library at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college

Anyone interested may participate and share a common passion for art in a friendly atmosphere. Artists should bring a current project to work on. This will be a club more than a teaching class. Bring talents and methods to the group to inspire and be inspired.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.

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

Lucedale Library Friends Holds Book Sale by the Bag

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host the Friends Grab-A-Bag Book Sale, Thursday through Saturday, February 9 through 11, from 9 am to 5 pm.
The public is invited to some great deals on books in the meeting room at the Friends of the Library Grab-a-bag book sale. Books will be sold by the bag; $1/Bag Paperbacks and $3/Bag Hardbacks. Other items sold separately.
Individual items not bagged priced as follows: Hardbacks .50, Paperbacks .25, Magazines .10, and Audio books $1. Magazines and audio books will not be sold by the bag.
The Friends of the Library will also offer memberships and renewals. Friends of the Library are civic-minded citizens, who know that any community becomes a better community 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.
Proceeds will go to the Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library. The group of local library supporters will use the funds to help the annual programs, future library projects, and other needs around the library.
For more information, call the library at 947-2123, or visit at 507 Oak Street, next to City Park.

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 on Thursday, February 16, beginning 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.

Middle School Movie scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a free Saturday Movie February 18, at 3 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Join us for family friendly movie-time fun about middle school life and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call the library at 947-2123 for a list of movies that we will show. For more information about library programs, visit us on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., 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, February 18, starting at 1 p.m.
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 presents Murder Mystery Theater

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will present a special Murder Mystery Theater for families and friends on Thursday, February 23, starting at 4 p.m. in the meeting room.
Anyone who likes mystery stories will love “Who killed the clerk? Library Mystery Theater.” Become detectives and solve the murder in the library. As detectives, patrons must search through clues at each crime scene, listen to the testimony of the suspects, and figure out who, why and how during the play.
Refreshments will be served. 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.

Trading Card Club offered at the Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a Trading Card Club in February, from 1 to 3 p.m. Call for more information.
Start trading in the meeting room for card collecting, games and more. Whether a first timer or long time trader, join in the fun with gaming and role play. Meet others with similar interest 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.


INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Black History Month Art Show presented at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a Black History Month Art Show beginning February 1. This free art show will run through the end of the month during library hours.
The annual Art Show will feature local African-American artists and craftsmen. Media includes drawings, paintings, photographs, and wood crafts. Artwork will be displayed throughout the library, including the Ruth Horn Meeting Room, the library display case, and areas of the main library.
Featuring local artists: Leroy Williams-show coordinator - pen and ink artwork, Larry Woodson - black & white photography; Chris Harper - woodwork; James Toles - woodwork; and Shakeitha Middleton - pen and ink.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library hosts unique Underground Railroad Quilts

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the River City Quilters Underground Railroad show for Black History Month on Thursday, February 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the library.
The River City Quilters will present a multitude of quilts that will showcase visual information and designs in the style used for communication during the Underground Railroad era and their meanings.
At its peak in the 1850’s, nearly 1,000 slaves per year escaped from slave-holding states using the Underground Railroad. Under the original Fugitive Slave Law of 1793, officials from slave-holding states were responsible for the recovery of runaway slaves, but citizens and governments of many free states ignored the law, and the Underground Railroad thrived.
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.

Moss Point Library hosts Teen book club

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library invites all students to a Teen book club for the community. The group will meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. The next scheduled meeting is February 9, at 5:30 p.m.
Teens age twelve and up can be part of the group and help decide what books to suggested to the group. Bring a favorite book or list of authors or share original writings.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, call 228-475-7462 or visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Student’s Book Club

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library invites those age 8 to 12 years old to join a Junior Book Club on Wednesday, January 18, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Students can be part of the group and help decide what books to cover for the group, pick topics of interest, and enjoy hands-on crafts, experiments. Turn reading into fun.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Ocean Springs Library to host Intentional Living at Lunch and Learn

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host Lunch and Learn Tuesday with John Maxwell’s Intentional Living on Tuesdays, at 12 noon. Call for details.
Adults interested may bring a lunch and get ready to learn something new with Laura Parker, certified speaker, trainer and coach. John C. Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author, helps readers take the first steps to living a life that matters in the book Intentional Living.
This session is available at no charge. Coffee, water, and tea provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library.
Intentional Living addresses the concept of living a life by design rather than by default. By living intentionally, we each can make a significant impact on our world. Come learn the steps to discovering your “Why” and how to partner with others to make a difference.
The John Maxwell Team emphasizes topics such as leadership, personal growth, and communication in business and non-profit setting. Laura Parker instructs in both business and educational settings. She is a recent transplant to the coast and is looking forward to getting to know the Ocean Springs community.
Registration is suggested by calling the library at 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Discovering recipes of George Washington Carver at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host Discovering recipes of George Washington Carver on Thursday, February 23, starting at 6 p.m. in the meeting room.
The public is invited to discover the life and works of George Washington Carver and find out he is known for more than just peanut butter. Enjoy well-known and not so known recipes from the bulletins he wrote. Recipes are reprinted from reference materials for this exhibit.
During his time at the Tuskegee Institute, Carver published several agricultural bulletins. They covered such subjects as household hints, crop planting information, and how to cook what you grow. Come sample some of the recipes Carver published in these bulletins, and learn some about his accomplishments.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Family Movie Day offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie Day on Saturday, February 18, starting at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie showcases the story of Kubo 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.

Ocean Springs Library hosts Minecraft Club for Teens

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will continue to host a teen Minecraft Club on Thursdays and Saturdays at the library. Call 875-1193 for more information.

Join our new club in the library meeting room and meet new friends! Bring your friends, create and build, and bring your own computer/laptop or game system.*

Discuss what kinds of events we should have and get to know others with like interests (we are also looking for parent volunteers to help with meetings).

Participants must have their own copy of Minecraft. For ages 8 to 17. Sign up today at the front desk and receive a schedule.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

"Can You Swing It" Ballroom dance lessons available at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host free Ballroom Dance lessons on Mondays, beginning February 6, through February 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
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.

Get Organized workshop scheduled at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a Get Organized B.Y.O.P. Workshop on Saturday, February 25, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your own planner (B.Y.O.P.) to participate. Learn how to organize with planners as host Angie Sanders presents this great workshop. Get tips on how to take the stress out of planning. Learn different ways to organize your schedule with a simple day planner. Have fun being organized. It doesn’t have to be a chore.
Angie is a proud member of the Bridge International Church where she works with women and youth groups. She started a Facebook group called Gulf Coast Planner Addicts and wants to help people learn to better plan their lives.
Register today by calling the library at 769-3060. Seating is limited.
The Pascagoula Public Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Free Family History Search available at Pascagoula Genealogy-Local History Library

The Pascagoula Genealogy-Local History Library will host a free Search for your Ancestors workshop on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will show attendees how to use the popular FamilySearch.org website to locate information about family history. They will also provide four-generation charts at no charge to record the information.
Attendees are asked to bring as much information as possible on family history. Specific names, dates, birth certificates, military papers, and places will be very helpful in research.
Registration is suggested as seating is limited. Call the library at 769-3060 or sign up at the information desk.
The Genealogy-Local History Library is located on the second floor of the Pascagoula library at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursdays, February 2, 9 and 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
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.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursdays in January and Februrary, at 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room.

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.

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

St. Martin Library hosts LEGO Mardi Gras event for families

The St. Martin Public Library will host a special LEGOs Mardi Gras event on Thursday, February 23, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Celebrate Mardi Gras by building your own float and more with Legos. Legos will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library. Community members are welcomed to donate Legos for use in the library. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

For more information, call 228-392-3250. 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 Anti-Valentines Day Party

The Vancleave Public Library will host Anti-Valentine’s Day Party on Tuesday, February 14, beginning at 4 p.m. in the meeting room.
Teens should attend this free party bashing the mushy holiday. Celebrate 2016’s biggest celebrity breakups, beat the stuffing out of a heart, shoot cute baby cupids with darts, play un-romantic games and music and wolf down un-Valentine treats. Bring your friends and frenemies.
Call to register, 826-5857, or sign up at the circulation desk. Event and refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This event is intended for teens in grades seven through twelve.
For more information, call or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library to host children’s Frozen Party

The Vancleave Public Library will offer a time of fun and games at a Frozen theme party on Saturday, February 18, beginning at 2 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Children may attend this special “Frozen” Party joined by the famous frozen sisters. There will be a sing-along, storytime, dance-along, craft time, and photos with characters. Dress as a favorite “Frozen” character and enter the costume contest. Open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Call to register, 826-5857, or sign up at the circulation desk. Event and refreshments are sponsored by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library to host Homeschool Hangout Afternoons

The Vancleave Public Library will host a Homeschool Hangout Afternoons on Friday, February 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the library.
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 to host Black History Month Movie

The Vancleave Public Library will present a well-known film celebrating Black History Month on Saturday, February 25, beginning at 1 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Movies will focus on the struggle of 1960’s race relations in Selma. Children under the age of 10 need to be accompanied an adult. This film is rated PG 13.
Snacks will be provided by the Vancleave Friends of the Library.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library starts 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 on February 11 and 25, from 9 a.m. until noon.

Free Chess lesson sessions, from library volunteer John Hoch, 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.

Vancleave Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Vancleave Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, February 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
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.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 12604 Highway

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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