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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library to host Monday Movie Matinee

Patrons of all ages are invited to attend a free Monday Movie Matinee double feature at the East Central Public Library on Monday, August 27, beginning at noon, in the meeting room.
This film will feature a story of several seniors visiting a hotel in India with both releases shown back to back. 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.

KATHLEEN MCILWAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY OF GAUTIER

Gautier Library to host a free Financial Health session: Make Sense of Today’s Economy

The Gautier Public Library will host Make Sense of Today’s Economy: Higher Tariffs, a financial health training presentation, on Tuesday, August 21, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room
Lisa Cannon, Edward Jones investment specialist, will discuss how to make sense of today’s economy and investing process. Join us for a great discussion of timely market topics and potential investment strategies.
Topics covered are: three keys to your financial freedom; put your excess cash to work for you; and simplify your summer with online access services.
Lisa Cannon is an investment expert with Edward Jones Investments in Gautier. For more information or to sign up, call the library at 497-4531.
For more information, call 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library to host Teen Kaffeeklatsch at the Library

The Gautier Public Library will host Teen Kaffeeklatsch on Monday, August 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Area teens are invited to this free event for coffee, board games, and get to know others in a casual atmosphere. Vote on books to read. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library. Kaffeeklatsch an informal social gathering at which coffee is served.
For more information, call 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Beginning Crochet offered at Gautier Library, Aug. 25

The Gautier Public Library will host Crochet for Beginners class on Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, 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 such as 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.

Keep Calm and Yell Bingo offered at Gautier Library

Attend a special evening of Bingo at the Gautier Public Library on Tuesday, August 28, 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. Prizes and 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 host Fort Building Storytime event for kids

The Gautier Public Library will host Fort Building Storytime on Thursday, August 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the children’s area.
Children age eleven and under are invited to a fun storytime for those age eleven or under and build a fort to read in. Families will enjoy a storytime and split into teams to build and share stories with each other. Bring pillows and flashlights.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.


 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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, August 18, 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 fun-filled, family film about gnomes!
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 Fraud Prevention seminar

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer an opportunity for seniors and caregivers to attend a free Preventing Fraud and Exploitation seminar on Tuesday, August 28, starting at 10 p.m.
Presenter Sherry Moody, from Community Bank, will present information and tips on how to minimize the risks of financial exploitation from scams, fraud, and abuse. Learn how to safeguard your financial information. The discussion will include examples of how to prevent medical identity theft, telephone scams, computer/e-mail scams, and more.
The library is partnering with the MSU Extension Office-George County to provide a Healthy Food Tasting at the end of the program.
Register in person at the Lucedale-George County Public Library or by calling 601-947-2123.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

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, August 18 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.

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 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.

 

INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Moss Point Library offers Fraud Prevention Class

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is hosting a Fraud Prevention Class for adults and seniors on Tuesday, August 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the library.
Join us for a free, comprehensive presentation on preventing Fraud and Identity Theft. It has been stated that identity fraud occurs every two seconds. Learn how to prevent online, e-mail, and telephone fraud.
MSU Extension agent Terri Thompson will present useful and timely information on how to prevent I.D. Theft. Call the library to reserve your seat and bring a friend. This program is intended for ages 17 and up please.
Seating is limited - Registration is suggested - call the library at 475-7462.
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.

Moss Point Library hosts Trading Card Game Club

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the Moss Point TCG Club on Tuesday, August 28, beginning at 4 p.m. in the meeting room.
The new Trading Card Club is open to all ages. Whether you want to trade, battle, or just hang out with friends, come on out. This club is for all Trading Card Games (RPG) and open to all skill levels, from beginner to expert. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is hosting an Essincial Oils 101 class

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is hosting an Essincial Oils 101 class for adults on Tuesday, August 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the library.
Ever wonder why certain things just seem to work; like peppermints almost immediately opens the sinuses or lavender calms most people down to sleep? And why lemons just smell clean?
Learn why and how these essential oils can be used in everyday life. Presenter Kelly Mundell will walk us through combining essential oils with daily products to infuse your life with an essential essence of ‘joie de vevre!’ Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. Space is limited so please call or come by the library to reserve your spot today.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Ocean Springs and St. Martin Libraries to host Delta Blues Today with musician Bill Abel

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library and St. Martin Public Library will host The Delta Blues Today music sessions with musician Bill Abel.
The first session will be held at the Ocean Springs Library on Friday, August 17, at 5:30 p.m.
The second session will be held at the St. Martin Public Library on Saturday, August 18, beginning at 2 p.m.
The public is invited to this free concert and discussion with well-known guest musician Bill Abel in performances of Delta Blues songs from legendary Delta musicians. This is followed by an overview of Delta Blues and how the music spread from the 20’s to the 60’s influencing the Blues in Chicago and eventually rock-n-roll.
In Abel’s program, he discusses the current state of the Blues, as well as the future of that style. Hear several instruments discussed during the talk, including the diddley bow and the cigar box guitar.
These free programs are sponsored by the Mississippi Library Commission, the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Friends of the Ocean Springs and St. Martin Libraries. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends.
The library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue next to city hall. For information, call 228-875-1193. The St. Martin Public Library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard. Call 228-392-3250.

Ocean Springs Library hosts Minecraft Club for Teens

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will continue to host Teen Minecraft Club on Saturday, Aug. 4 - 10 am-noon and again Thursday, Aug. 16 - 4 - 7 pm. Other dates are Saturday, Sept. 1 - 10 am-noon and Thursday, Sept. 20 - 4 - 7 pm.

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.

 

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Pascagoula Library to host Journey Stories Poster exhibit

The Pascagoula Public Library will showcase a Smithsonian Poster Exhibit: Journey Stories beginning August 1 through September 30, in the library atrium. The exhibit will be open at 9 a.m. until closing each day.
To schedule a class visit or for more information, call the library at 228-769-3060.
For four centuries, movement, across short distances and far, has shaped America. Our nation’s history is a patchwork of many stories, woven over time from the voyages of people - voluntary and involuntary - who traveled to build new lives state-to-state, across the continent, and from around the world.
No matter the country of origin or reason for coming here, from our earliest days, Americans have been intensely mobile, and we still are. Travel over roads, rails, rivers, and trails and even the skies have shaped our cultural and economic landscape.
In many ways, our Journey Stories define us.
This seven-poster Smithsonian exhibit includes important chapters such as Western expansion and Native American displacement, African American migration from the Deep South, and important developments in transportation technology.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Free Computer Classes available at Pascagoula Library

The public is invited to register for free computer classes at the Pascagoula Public Library on Thursday, August 9, with Open Learning Lab from 1 to 3 p.m. All classes are free.
Other scheduled classes are; Thursday, August 16, Computer Basics at 10 a.m., and Internet for beginners at 1 p.m.; Monday, August 20, Getting started on E-Bay at 10 a.m., and Word/Excel mail merge at 11 a.m.; Tuesday, August 28, Intro to Microsoft Word at 10 a.m., and Intro to Microsoft Excel at 1 p.m.; and Thursday, August 30, Intro to Windows 10 at 10 a.m., and Open Learning Lab at 1 p.m.
Appointments are required for these classes by calling 228-769-3060.
Registration is required in advance on the day preceding class for the week. Classes are usually two hours in length. A valid JGRLS library card is required before registering for any class.
Patrons must call their local library to reserve a seat for each class. Visit the website at www.jgrls.org or on Facebook at JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

Legos at the Library Club offered at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will once again offer Legos at the Library on Thursday, August 30, 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 schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, August 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held each Thursday in August. Other classes are Aug.16,23, and 30.
All ages are invited to join Antoinette Morris 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.

Ballroom dance lessons offered at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host free Ballroom Dance lessons on Mondays in August, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The free classes will be held on August 6, 13, 20 and 27, in the meeting room.
Adults interested in beginning Ballroom Dance may attend and learn to basic dance moves to the melodies of Jazz, R&B, and upbeat classical music. Use dance styles of swing and ballroom. It’s fun, easy and self-rewarding.
Sign up today at the front desk or call 769-3060.
The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes in September

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, September 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held each Thursday in September.
All ages are invited to join Antoinette Morris 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

Ocean Springs and St. Martin Libraries to host Delta Blues Today with musician Bill Abel

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library and St. Martin Public Library will host The Delta Blues Today music sessions with musician Bill Abel.
The first session will be held at the Ocean Springs Library on Friday, August 17, at 5:30 p.m.
The second session will be held at the St. Martin Public Library on Saturday, August 18, beginning at 2 p.m.
The public is invited to this free concert and discussion with well-known guest musician Bill Abel in performances of Delta Blues songs from legendary Delta musicians. This is followed by an overview of Delta Blues and how the music spread from the 20’s to the 60’s influencing the Blues in Chicago and eventually rock-n-roll.
In Abel’s program, he discusses the current state of the Blues, as well as the future of that style. Hear several instruments discussed during the talk, including the diddley bow and the cigar box guitar.
These free programs are sponsored by the Mississippi Library Commission, the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Friends of the Ocean Springs and St. Martin Libraries. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends.
The library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue next to city hall. For information, call 228-875-1193. The St. Martin Public Library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard. Call 228-392-3250.

Finding a Job 101 session offered at St. Martin Library

   The St. Martin Public Library will host Finding A Job 101 session on Thursday, August 23, beginning at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
This free presentation is offered by Andy Collins, MSU Extension Office agent. Come and learn tips for a top notch resume and cover letter as well as who you should include as references.
Bring a copy of your current resume on a jump drive if possible so that you can use the tips to polish it a bit. Computers will be available. Seating is limited to the first six participants.
To register, call 392-3250 today. 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 hosts Family Movie event

Families in the Vancleave area will enjoy a great movie experience as they are invited to the Vancleave Public Library’s Family Movie event on Saturday, August 18, beginning at 1 p.m.
Watch a free film with a great message for young and old with a “wonderful” ending. Bring the family, eat popcorn, and cuddle 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.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library 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.

Vancleave Library to host Homeschool Hangout Afternoons

The Vancleave Public Library will host a Homeschool Hangout Afternoon on Friday, August 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. This event will be held monthly.
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.

Teen Journal Making offered at Vancleave Library

Teens in the Vancleave area will enjoy a great craft event for making Journals at the Vancleave Public Library on Wednesday, August 22, beginning at 4 p.m.
Teens are invited for an afternoon of decorating a journal to keep. Whether it’s a dream journal, it’s a dream to be a writer, or just a place to write down thoughts, this program will allow teens to customize their own journal.
Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring pictures or personal decorating supplies. This program is intended for teens ages 11-17.
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.

Jackson County K-9 Unit visits Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library will host the Jackson County K-9 Unit and Iris on Saturday, August 25, beginning at 10 a.m.
Families are welcome to attend this community event and meet K-9 officer Iris from Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and her handler. Learn what this special officer is trained to do; how she’s trained; procedures at a crime scene, her job, and more.
This event is intended for all ages. 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.

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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