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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library to host Monday Movie Matinee July 30

Patrons of all ages are invited to attend a free Monday Movie Matinee at the East Central Public Library on Monday, July 30, beginning at 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
This film will feature a story of young Albert as he enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. 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.

Friends of the East Central Library announce meetings

The Friends of the East Central Public Library will meet every second Tuesday for the months of September and November.
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 Library offers Slider Walking Club

Adults interested are invited to join the Slider Walking Club on Tuesday and Thursday each week at the East Central Public Library. The club will begin at 11 a.m.
Walk Slider Road while listening to audio books on Playaways or use your own smart phone or digital device with Axis360, or rbDigital platforms. Download the apps for free from the library website and use a library card.
Come early to stretch before walking. Bottled water will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Bring headphones or purchase earbuds at the library service desk.
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 hosts Americus Realm D&D group every 2nd Thurday

Anyone interested in fantasy game play is invited to Americus Realm: a Dungeons & Dragons Club at the East Central Public Library on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the meeting room. The Club will meet every second Saturday each month.
Learn a new game at your library and let imaginations soar. Dive deep into the realms of the unknown with Hurley’s first D&D Club. Become anyone in this new fantasy realm and help defeat evil forces. New and experienced players welcome and is intended for players eighteen and up. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
To sign up, visit the library. For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

GAUTIER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Beginning Crochet offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host Crochet for Beginners class on Saturday,July 28, beginning at 10 a.m. in the meeting room.
Learn from instructor Teresa Busby as she teaches new ideas and techniques for the beginner. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence.
You may bring your own supplies; a selection of yarn and crochet hooks. Basic hooks and yarn is available for $5. Anyone age 15 and older are encouraged to join the class free of charge.
Call 228-497-4531 to register prior to class date.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.


 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Lucedale Library offers Craft Day for Adults July 31

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a special Adults Craft Day on Tuesday, July 31, at 3 p.m. in the meeting room. There is no charge to attend.
Adults age 17 and up are invited to a day of adult craft-making to create two crafts to take home and enjoy. Learn how to make a Do-It-Yourself herb garden and a bird feeder. Socialize with others in our community. Invite your friends to register for this free event. All supplies furnished.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park. To register, call the library at 601-947-2123.

Financial Literacy classes hosted at Lucedale Library for students

Children and teens in George County are invited to the Lucedale/George County Public Library in July for free Financial Literacy classes sponsored by Community Bank. There will be two classes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Teens, age 12 to 17, are invited on Monday, July 16, at 2 p.m. Sherry Moody from Community Bank will host a free class to enable teens to know how to balance a check book, figure out how much money they need to make at a good job, save for retirement, and more.
Elementary age students are invited to attend class on Tuesday, July 17, at 2 p.m., for financial basics. The class will enable children to know how to balance a check book, create a savings account, and learn skills to live well in life.
Sherry Moody has been in the finance and banking industry for over twenty years. She has taught and promoted financial literacy for the last ten years.
For more information call the library at 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers “How to own a Business” workshop

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host “How to have your own business” class on Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m. in the meeting room. A second class will be held on Saturday, July 28, at 2 p.m. for those who can’t make the first class. There is no charge to attend.
Nicole Hara will teach how network marketing works, how to work from home, and create your own schedule. Learn how to find a good multi-level marketing company, how to create residual and passive income, and how to create financial and time freedom by using Multi-level Marketing.
At this program, the library has also partnered with the MSU Extension Service/George County to provide refreshments with a “healthy treats” tasting for those attending.
Nicole Hara has been a Network Marketing Professional for the last 4 years. She has a duel BS degree in Childhood Education and Psychology. She gave up her profession to follow her dreams of working from home to take care of and home-school her son. Hara is now one of the top distributors in a billion dollar company and her mission is to show others how they can attain their dreams too.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park. For more information, call the library at 601-947-2123.

The Literacy Advocacy Group program offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host The Literacy Program with Reader’s Advocacy Group at 2 p.m. The group will begin meeting every other week; dates the group will meet are June 29, July 13, and 27, and August 10, and 24.
Anyone interested is invited to attend. Guest speaker, Ida Davis and The Readers’ Advocacy Group, will discuss the importance of literacy. Hear how this group teaches those who want to learn to read or get better at reading.
Ida Davis is a substitute teacher at the George County School District and has done so for seven years. Ida Davis is the president of The Readers’ Advocacy Group. She is dedicated to providing books for local causes: nursing homes, hospitals, shelters, and free libraries.
Mrs. Karena Broadhead started as a substitute teacher and became an assistant teacher. She is now a teacher at the Rocky Creek Elementary School and has been so for 13 years. She specializes in treatments for dyslexia. She has a Masters in Dyslexia Therapy.
For more information about library programs, find the library on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Trading Card Club continues at the Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a Trading Card Club day on Saturday, July 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the meeting room.
Start trading and card collecting, play games, and role-play with others in the community. Whether a first timer or long time trader, join in the fun with gaming and fantasy play. Meet new collectors with similar interests and enjoy a great hobby.
For more information call the library at 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from City Park.

Family movie scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will continue to offer free Family Movies on Saturdays. The next presentation will be held on Saturday, July 21, at 3 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Patrons will enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library for this “G” rated Disney family film.
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, July 21 starting at 1:00 p.m.
This free family event is intended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by parent or adult. Registration is suggested for this popular event.
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.

INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Moss Point Library offers free Ballroom Dance lessons for adults

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. until noon. Lessons will also take place on Saturday, July 28.
Have a great time while learning ballroom and swing dance styles with Montrelle Ramey, dance instructor for the Pascagoula Recreation Center. Adults 17 and up are invited to bring friends and join the fun. Sign up at the library or call 475-7462.
For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Intermediate Macrame class

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Intermediate Macrame class on Tuesday, July 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join the Macrame fun with instructor Becky Anderson at this free class as she shows how to make decorative hanging plant holders. This second class is intended for ages 12 and over familiar with the basics. Please bring your own supplies. Call the library, 228-475-7462, to register and for a list of materials. Seating is limited.
Refreshments will be provided 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.

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Ocean Springs Library to host Paws with a Cause program

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host “Paws with a Cause: Feral Cats” program on Thursday, July 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Anyone interested should attend this educational workshop on managing the feral cat population in Ocean Springs. Linda Sullivan-Cox, founder of the Feral Feline Coalition (FFC), will provide information on the work that FFC is currently doing. Learn how you can help cats effectively and humanely through TNVRM (trap, neuter/spay vaccinate, release and management).
For more information, visit www.ffcos.org or call 875-1193.
The Ocean Springs Municipal Library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Teens invited to Sci-Café 101 at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host OS Library Teen Café 101 on Tuesday, July 24, starting at 2 p.m., in the teen area.
Local teens are invited this month for a special meeting that showcases what the Teen Sci-Cafe is and what will be offered at meetings and events with local scientists. The club is part of the national Teen Science Café Network and is the first library in Mississippi to host a Cafe Club. This event is open to teens age 13 and up.
Refreshments will be served. Teens may reserve at seat by calling the library at 875-1193.
Find Sci-Cafe on Snapchat and Instagram @ osteenscicafe, #osteenscicafe.
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 Teen Minecraft Club on Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. The club will meet again on Thursday, July 19, starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m.
Bring your friends, 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.
The Ocean Springs Municipal Library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Movie Saturday on Saturday, July 21, starting at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie showcases the new story of Peter Rabbit 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.

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, July 25, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
The library will host a dinner and a movie for seniors with a great new film featuring a new cast in a famous murder mystery aboard a train. 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.

 

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

PBS NOVA: Decoding the Weather presented at Pascagoula Library

A presentation of NOVA: Decoding the Weather will be offered at the Pascagoula Public Library on Saturday, July 21, beginning at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room. Students and families are encouraged to attend.
Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Pervasive heat. And extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather. And many scientists agree this trend in our weather is not just a coincidence.
This presentation of NOVA will cut through the confusion and help define the way forward. How will it affect us through the weather we experience, and when? And what will it take to bend the trajectory of planetary warming toward more benign outcomes? Join scientists around the globe on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather and climate machine we call Earth. Discover how they are finding that we can be resilient in the face of enormous change.
Invite your friends and bring your family.
The Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library will offer refreshments to the public.
For more information, call the library at 228-769-3060. The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

 

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

St. Martin Library to host “Fin-Tastic Beasts” with MSU Marine Fisheries Lab

Families and friends are invited to the St. Martin Public Library for Fin-Tastic Beasts presented by the MSU Marine Fisheries Ecology Lab on Friday, July 27, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Learn more about sharks and rays of the Gulf of Mexico with fisheries biologists from the MSU Marine Fisheries Ecology Lab & Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant at the library. This hands-on, family-friendly experience will offer several activities for the kids. A selection of preserved sharks, rays, and teeth will be on display for a “jaw-some” presentation.
Amanda Jefferson and others from the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant will discuss local shark and ray species and their distributions, adaptations, diets, and more. Questions about sharks or marine fisheries in general are welcome.
For more information, call 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library offers Craft Club meetings

Families and friends are invited to the St. Martin Public Library’s Craft Club on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10 to 12 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join in the crafting fun. Bring a crafting project and meet other crafters. The group is led by Alicia Nance of Creative Crafts by Hand and is an open and unstructured meet-up club for those who need space to work and want to socialize, network, and learn from each other.
Meetings will be held every Tuesday and Friday, except for holidays, and is open to adults age 17 and up regardless of abilities. Bring tools, materials and supplies.
For more information, call 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.



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 fourth annual Library-Con on July 21

The Vancleave Public Library will host the Fourth Annual Vancleave Library-Con on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. There is no charge for admission.
Everyone is invited to come celebrate the heroes and villains of movies, Sci-Fi, fantasy, comics, games, graphic novels, and gaming at the Annual Vancleave Library-Con. Join in role-playing game demos, card game demos, Chess lessons, Cosplay, Magical and Mythical Miniature painting, introduction to Anime, Manga and Manya drawing demonstrations, and so much more.
Presenters scheduled include members of The Wayward Kraken, Game Master Catherine Redmond with RPG, Stephen Gill for light sabers/miniature painting demos, cosplay expert Audra Thompson, and many others.
Vendor both spaces are available for a fee from the Friends of the Library. Tables and power strips are limited, indoor space is limited. For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857.
The library is located at 12604 Highway 57.

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.

Music Trivia Night to be held at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library will host Music Trivia Night for teens on Wednesday, July 25, at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Teens are invited to share their wealth of knowledge of music through a competitive trivia game night with others. Categories for this event are all about the music. Get a team together or join one at the event. Put your knowledge to the test for bragging rights or a prize for the winning team. Suggested for ages 11 to 17.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857.
The library is located at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library hosts Unique Crochet Club classes in July

The Vancleave Public Library will continue to offer Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, July 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Class will also be offered on Tuesdays, July 16, 23, and 30.
Patrons will hear from instructor Teresa Busby about new ideas and techniques. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence.
Those attending may bring supplies; a selection of yarn and crochet hooks. Anyone age fifteen and older are encouraged to join free of charge. Space is limited.
To register, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 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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