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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library hosts Haunted Theater Saturday Movie

Patrons of all ages are invited to attend the free Saturday Movie at the East Central Public Library on Saturday, October 21, beginning at 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
This special Halloween event will feature a family-friendly movie about three witch sisters in Hocus Pocus. 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 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 Lapsit Story-time for babies

The East Central Public Library will present a special “Lapsit” storytime every second Tuesday each month at 10 a.m. in the library.
Micki Lofton, 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. Children from birth to four years of age may attend.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263. The Library is located at 21801 Slider Road near the schools in Hurley.

East Central Library to host Melted Crayon Art event

The East Central Public Library will host a Melted Crayon Art event on Thursday, September 28, beginning at 2 p.m.
Bring the family and discover Melted Crayon Art. See how it’s done and get creative. All materials will be provided. Seating is limited so registration is required by calling 228-588-6263.
The library is located at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library looking Teen Board members

   Teens in the Hurley-East Central community can take an active role in the community and their library by joining the Teen Advisory Board at the East Central Public Library.
There will be meetings on the first Monday of the month. The next meeting is September 4, from 3:15 to 4 p.m. for anyone interested in grades 6 through 12.
Teens will have a voice in the library and plans for programs, collections and more. Share your ideas and be a part of the Teen Advisory Board. Hours volunteering at the library count towards community service you need for many organizations and scholarships.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit 21801 Slider Rd.

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 beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The club will focus on books and 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 Reiki Healing program

The Gautier Public Library will host Reiki Healing program on Monday, October 16, at 6 p.m.
Adults are invited to hear Pat and Darla Shannon at a demonstration of how the healing touch of Reiki can alleviate pain and stress in daily life.
Reiki is a Japanese word for universal life energy. Reiki is administered by an attuned practitioner who gently places his or her hands on the fully clothed body. It can support the body’s natural ability to heal itself, balance the body’s energies, promote a state of deep relaxation, cleanse the body of accumulated toxins, and much more.
Class size is limited and registration is required no later than the Friday before. Call 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Keep Calm and Yell Bingo offered at Gautier Library

Attend a special evening for Bingo at the Gautier Public Library on Tuesday, October 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Adults 17 and older will enjoy bingo and be able to win prizes and socialize with others Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
Call the library at 497-4531 for more information. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library to offer free Résumé 101 Class

The Gautier Public Library will offer Résumé 101 computer class on Friday, October 20, at 1 p.m., in the library.
The free computer class will demonstrate how to write a résumé that will improve chances of an interview. Hear from JGRLS staff trainer, Kim Harvey, as she teaches in the ins and outs of Microsoft Word. the classes are suggested for High School students, new College Grads, those re-entering the workforce after an absence, or ready to change jobs.
The training class will include: How to use Microsoft Office to create a professional résumé , How to get your résumé read and what to include, Look at sample résumés, cover letters, and find internet resources, and Get answers to specific Word document questions.
Class size is limited and registration is required no later than the Friday before. Call 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 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 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 Rocks rock painting scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Lucedale Rocks Rock Painting on Thursday, October 19, beginning at 4 p.m. in the library.
The Lucedale Rocks Facebook Group will offer rock painting. Supplies will be furnished. Find out more about the group - visit them on Facebook. Kindness begins where people paint rocks to brighten their day. Children must be accompanied by an adult - supervision required.
Join in the fun and find out more about the group online at www.thekindnessrocksproject.com. For more information about library programs, call 1-601-947-2123. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Byron Smith book signing scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host local author Byron Smith for a discussion and book signing on Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library.
Local author Byron Smith will sign copies of his first book, “A Second Look at the Savior: Hearing his Voice”. The Friends of the Library will provide refreshments.
Byron has worked in several ministries over the last twenty years. After receiving his BA in biblical studies through Faulkner University, he has served as youth minister, inner city evangelist, and presently the director of Gulf Coast Bible Camp. Throughout all these works, he credits each and every student for helping him.
Dr. Mike Williams, president of Faulkner University, states “A Second Look at the Savior is a thoughtful and inspiring testimony. Byron walks us through Scripture and his own personal faith journey.”
For more on the book, visit www.asecondlookbook.com. For more information about library programs, call 1-601-947-2123. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

MSU Basic Canning workshop scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Basic Canning demonstration on Wednesday, October 26, beginning at 1 p.m. in the library.
Lanette Crocker, Mississippi Extension Service Coordinator, will demonstrate the ins and outs of home food preservation. Food preservation is quickly becoming popular again as people recognize the importance of controlling what is in the foods they eat.
Learn about the differences in a water bath canner and a pressure canner as well as which one you should use for specific fruits and vegetables. Why should you add lemon juice or citric acid when canning tomatoes? How many jars of jams and jellies should I preserve each year? What’s the difference in a raw pack and a hot pack? What is head space and why is it important? Come and find out the answers to these and other common food preservation questions.
For more information about library programs, call 1-601-947-2123. 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 Saturdays, 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 to host Story-time

The Lucedale/George County Public Library hosts weekly Story-times every Tuesday for pre-school children and parents at 10 a.m.
Children will enjoy songs, coloring pages, and even craft time provided by the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Reading aloud to children help in many ways. Reading is important to help children recognize words and understand context. Reading stories to children introduces them to new words and phrases and is also a great way to model pronunciation. In a world of distractions, reading with children teaches them to focus. Asking simple questions about the story while reading helps to monitor understanding and keep children on task.
For more information, call 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.


INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Moss Point Library to host Terror-iffic Tuesday Movies

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Terror-iffic Tuesday Movies in October beginning Tuesday, October 3, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room. Movies will be shown on October 10, 17 and 24 as well.
Patrons can watch highbly popular Disney films from the Halloweentown series. Parents or guardians must be present for children under eight years of age. Refreshments will also be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call the library for details at 228-475-7462. For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

 

 

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Ocean Springs Library offers Lapsit Storytime for toddlers on Tuesdays

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will present a special “Lapsit” storytime every Tuesday, at 11 a.m. in the library. The next session is on October 3.
Maureen Downey, 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 more information, call 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Fiber Art classes for Adults in October

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults on four dates in October. The first class starts Friday, October 6, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn new techniques with instructor Maryanne Anthony for classes - beginners to the advanced knitter with Knitting Basics.
October 6, 11:30-1 - Embellishing by Connie
Learn to create those special added touches such as flowers, fringes and stitches to give a finished look to your handcrafted piece. The class will be led by our very own talented knitting student Connie. Prerequisite: Mastery of knit and purls stitches. Needed Supplies: Any size knitting needle, crochet hook, darning needle and yarn. (1 session)
October 13, 11:30-1 - Coral Reef
Join in the excitement as we design and create a wooly coral reef which will eventually be displayed in local libraries. Prerequisite: Mastery of knitting or crochet. Needed Supplies: Any size knitting needles or crochet hooks, bright color yarns. Patterns and instruction will be provided. (1 session)
October 20, 11:30-1 - Knitting Practice
Join in the fun! Bring your fiber project and work on it while learning and chatting with other knitting lovers.
October 27, 11:30-1 - Weaving a Blanket by Barbara
Learn how to weave regular yarn onto inexpensive Monk’s cloth to make a beautiful blanket or table runner. The class will be led by our very own talented knitting student Barbara. Needed Supplies: regular yarn, darning needle and Monk’s cloth. No experience needed for this class! (1 session)
Call for more information - 875-1193.

Ocean Springs Library offers November schedule for Fiber Art classes for Adults

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults on four dates in November. The first class starts Friday, November 3, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn new techniques with instructor Maryanne Anthony for classes - beginners to the advanced knitter with Knitting Basics. Sign up is required by calling the library at 228-875-1193.
The class on November 3, will feature Loom Knitting. Both fast and fun, loom knitting is an older art that recently became popular again. You can create scarves, sleeves, hats and even socks on a loom. No experience needed for this class! Needed Supplies: a small knitting loom, a hook and yarn of your choice. Kits may be purchased at local craft stores.
On November 10, 11:30-1 p.m., the group will feature Knitting in the Round.
An advanced class for the established knitter. A great next step for knitters wanting a new challenge. Learn to “knit in the round” an adorable baby hat with double pointed needles. There is a prerequisite: Mastery of knit, purl, decrease and increase.
And on November 17, 11:30-1 p.m., the group will feature Knitting Practice.
Join in the fun! Bring your fiber project and work on it while learning and chatting with other knitting lovers.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Teen Sewing Class offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a beginning Sewing Class for teens on Saturday, October 14, beginning at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Interested teens can learn the basics of machine sewing at this fun workshop with Michelle. She has made clothing, costumes and toys with her craft for more than ten years.
In this first of three sessions, teens will sew a cuddly critter to give to classrooms at a local preschool. Teens are asked to fill out a volunteer form to attend this free workshop.
There will be some sewing machines available for use. If you have a machine, you may bring your own. Reserve your spot today by calling the library at 875-1193.
For more information, visit the library 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, October 28, 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 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. Call the library for more information- 228-875-1193.
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.

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

Pascagoula Friends of the Library Zonta Book Sale

DATE CHANGE: The Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library will have their annual Zonta Fest book sale during the Zonta Festival on Saturday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.
The book sale will offer bargain basement prices on everything. The public is encouraged to bring their own boxes or bags. Items for sale include hardbacks, paperbacks, magazines, and videos. Some specially priced items will be available.
The Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library lobby for and help raise funds that support programs and enhance public library services. Funds raised will go toward special library projects throughout the year. Anyone can join the Friends by completing a membership form available at the library.
For more information about the Friends or the book sale, call the library at 769-3225.

Pascagoula Library to host O Horror-ble Game Night

The Pascagoula Public Library will host “O Horror-ble Game Night on Thursday, October 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Adults are invited to dress in costume for a “Horror-ble” night of fun and games. The evening begins with a five-part challenge. Starting off with Finish That Horror Story, guests will complete a short story; followed by Name that monster, Guess what’s gross, and Horror Pictionary. Other events will include picking the winner of the Costume Contest.
Refreshments will be provided. Intended for those sixteen and older please.
For more information, call the library at 769-3225. The library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Krebs Cemetery Tour offers History of Jackson County

The 11th Annual Cemetery Tour in Pascagoula will celebrate Mississippi’s Bicentennial and Pascagoula founding families at Krebs Cemetery on Thursday, October 26, with tours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The public is invited to join the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society at the Krebs Cemetery with the theme of the Mississippi Bicentennial. Be sure to stop by the LaPointe-Krebs House Museum, which will also be open for tours.
Both the cemetery and museum tours will be free of charge, located at 4602 Fort St., Pascagoula.
This event is sponsored by the City of Pascagoula Preservation Commission, Kiwanis Club, City of Pascagoula, Main Street Pascagoula, the Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library, Jackson County Genealogical and Historical Society, and the LaPointe-Krebs Foundation.
For more information, call the Signing River Genealogy and Local Library at 228-769-3078, or visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula will host 3-D Printing Preview for Teens

The Pascagoula Public Library will showcase their new 3D printer at a Preview Party for Teens on Saturday, October 12, from 5 to 6 p.m., at the library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.
Find out how to use the 3-D printer and see the printer in action with a brief demonstration to be held in the CLIC computer lab. Find out what websites to use to find and create a 3-D print file and how to submit a 3-D print file for printing. The Lab will be open from 5 to 6 p.m., for questions and answers. Refreshments will also be provided.
For more information, call the library at 769-3225. For more information about the library, visit at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library to host Spooky Bad Art Night

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Spooky Bad Art Night on Thursday, October 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Adults are invited for a free-style craft event celebrating Halloween. Everyone will have access to a pile of “ridiculous” craft material for their art. Patrons may bring their own scary bad art supplies from home to share with others.
Cast three votes for your favorite art piece. The worst, bad art themed creation will win a hideously unattractive trophy. Join in the no pressure atmosphere and make something good.
Refreshments will be provided. Intended for those sixteen and older please.
For more information, call the library at 769-3225. The library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

“Legos at the Library” event at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host “Legos at the Library’ on Thursday, October 19, beginning at 4 p.m. in the children’s department on the second floor.
This free event is suggested for students age 8 and up. Lego sets will be provided to use at the library. 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 Library to host Sit! Stay! Read! Children’s event

Children and parents are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library on Saturday, October 21, from 10 to 12 noon, for the Sit! Stay! Read! program.
Children will enjoy reading all types of story books to therapy dogs from Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi. This is a free event.
SitStayRead! Children read one-on-one to licensed pet therapy dogs to help improve their reading skills! Dogs enable kids to tackle the serious issue of childhood illiteracy in a fun way, and test scores prove that these programs improve reading fluency. Because pets accept people without conditions, the human-animal bond creates a relationship free of the stress of judgments and expectations.
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 Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, October 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
All ages are invited to join Erick 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 October from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free classes will be held October 2, 16, 23, and 30. Also, classes are scheduled for October 2, 16, 23, and 30. 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

St. Martin Library to host Teen Read Week Cosplay event

Area teens are invited to the St. Martin Public Library’s Teen Read Week Cosplay Celebration on Saturday, October 14, 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Teens may dress up for Teen Read Week Cosplay with friends in a favorite Anime/Magna (or other character) to celebrate. Enjoy a costume contest along with games, door prizes, snacks, and more. This event is intended for students age 12 and up.
For more information, call 228-392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Library System hires new Manager for the St. Martin branch

Recently, the Jackson-George Regional Library System has hired a new head librarian at the St. Martin Public Library in west Jackson county.
Meg Henderson has taken over the managerial duties taking over the position from Janis Zuleeg after her retirement earlier this summer.
Meg received her Master of Management in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern California in 2016. Meg was previously the assistant to the executive director of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University. Prior to her work at the Grant Library, she taught English at MSU and at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge. She and her husband live in Ocean Springs.
Library Director Lori Barnes said, “We are happy to recruit professionals to our libraries. Meg comes to us with a wide variety of experiences and talents and a history of being active in community and professional organizations as well. We are thrilled to add her to our system.”

St. Martin Library to host Classic Movie Matinee

Families, friends and kids are invited to the St. Martin Public Library’s Classic Movie Matinee on Thursday, October 12, 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
The general public may attend this free movie event to enjoy singing, dancing and laughter with a 1952 classic musical movie staring Gene, Debbie, and Donald. The classic movie has remained one of the best all-time films for ages. Refreshments will be provided.
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 Friends host Annual Arts and Crafts Fair 

                The Vancleave Friends of the Library will host the 21st Annual Vancleave Arts and Crafts Fair and Book Sale at the Vancleave Public Library, on Saturday, November 18, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 
                The annual event is a wonderful opportunity for crafters to market their handiwork, and for shoppers to buy great holiday gifts. Currently, more than 30 crafts and arts booth vendors will be present with many great gifts for Christmas gift giving. 
                Fun crafts for kids and entertainment will take place outside throught the day. Going on inside the library will be the year’s biggest book sale with many nearly new items available at very low prices.
                Library manager Jeanne Damiano said, “This will be the largest event this year and it is one of the biggest community events for our area and is a significant Friends fund-raiser. We have many in and around the community that look forward to this every year.”
                For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit the branch at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave.

Vancleave Library to host Halloween Coloring event for adults

The Vancleave Public Library will host Halloween Adult Coloring on Thursday, October 12, beginning at 2 p.m.
The free event will be offered in the meeting room. Adults age 17 and up will create Halloween themed bookmarks and coloring pages. Relax, unwind and socialize with new friends and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library 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.


 

 

 

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