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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

AARP Tax prep help available at East Central Library Feb. 5 - Apr. 8

Anyone needing assistance with filling out tax forms will find help at the East Central Public Library every Wednesday Febraury 5 through April 8.
Volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will help preparing taxes on a first come, first served basis in March and April. Volunteers will be available from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Trained and IRS-certified preparers will assist in tax forms and questions. All are encouraged to bring as much personal forms and information as possible. No appointments will be taken.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

Book Planter Craft offered at East Central Library

The East Central Public Library will offer a free craft program, Be Crafty: Book Planters, on Thursday, February 6, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Need a gift idea for Valentine’s Day? Join in the fun for an up-cycle craft using old books. Be crafty and learn to make a Succulent Book Planter. Learn how to turn an old book into a planter.
Seating is limited and registration is suggested. Call 228-588-6263 or visit to sign up today.
For more information, visit the library at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library offer Page-turning Book Club

East Central Public Library will host a special off-site Book Club at Creations & More Coffee Shop in Hurley. Area book lovers are invited to join “As the Page Turns” book club on the first Tuesday each month, beginning February 7, at 1 p.m.
The club will meet at Creations and More Coffee Shop located at 21413 Highway 63. Enjoy a coffee, refreshments on your own and good company with other book lovers. Share your opinions and discuss likes and dislikes of book titles.
For more information, call the library at 228-588-6263 or visit 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

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 meet at 9 a.m. twice a week.
Walk Slider Road while listening to audio books on smart phones or digital device with Axis360, or RB Digital 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.

Full STEAM Ahead for Homeschoolers offered at East Central Library on Fridays

The East Central Public Library will offer Full STEAM Ahead for Homeschoolers now through January each first and third Fridays, starting at 10 a.m. in the library reading area.
Parents with students are invited to homeschool programs focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Activities will be divided by grades for Kindergarten to 2nd, 3rd to 5th, and 6th to 12th. All supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Groups or parents are welcome to call 588-6263 for more information.
For more information, visit the library at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library hosts monthly Lego Club on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

The East Central Public Library will host Lego Club on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Legos will be provided. The club is open to children ages eight and up. Families are encouraged to attend this fun and creative event.
Children can learn personal, social, and recreational skills with LEGOs, such as; being motivated to learn, building confidence to try new activities, mathematical and creative development, using imagination in play, learn why things happen and how things work, and how to just have fun.
The library is located near the East Central Schools at 21801 Slider Road. For more information, call the library at 588-6263.

East Central Library to offer Needles in the Book Stacks Club

The East Central Public Library will a new “Needles in the Book Stacks” fiber arts club on Wednesdays in January at 4:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Anyone interested in learning how to knit, crochet, embroider, cross stitch, or anything fiber arts related may join. Bring a current project and supplies or start something new. Share your wisdom, get tips from others and enjoy your craft. All ages welcome.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library.
The library is located near the East Central Schools at 21801 Slider Road. For more information, call the library at 588-6263.

 

KATHLEEN MCILWAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY OF GAUTIER

Teens invited to discover J-Anime at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will “J-Anime” Discover Night on Tuesday, January 28 beginning at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join other young adults at the library for an Anime PLUS ULTRA event in JAN-uary focused on some of the most popular forms of comic and animation in the world. Learn about the origins and history of the genre. Share your favorite comics, anime, and manga with other fans and discover new anime collections in our library and on the web.
Whatever level of fandom, this event is for the initiated and newcomers alike. Preview a new anime while munching themed snacks provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
For more information, call 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library to offer Trivia Night January 30 at Huck's Cove

The Gautier Public Library will host a special Trivia Night at Huck’s Cove Bar and Grill on Thursday, January 30 beginning at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Why wait for Friday to have some fun? Grab your family and friends and head out to Huck’s Cove for a night of trivia fun. Test your knowledge and compete with other teams for prizes and bragging rights. Teams of 1 to 4 players are invited... food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Huck’s Cove is located at 3000 Oak Street in Gautier. For more information, call 228-497-4531.

Gautier Library offers Homeschool Club on Thursdays

The Gautier Public Library will offer a Homeshcool Club for young students on Thursdays once a month and will meet Thursday, February 20, at 3 p.m. Other dates -- March 12.
Homeschool students are invited to discover all the free resources available at the library and create a STEAM art project. Meet other homeschool families and share information and ideas. A variety of activities will be available at each meeting.
For more information, call the library at 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college. For program schedules or other information, visit the library website at www.jgrls.org.

Book Club for pre-Teens offered at Gautier Library

Area students ages 9 to 12 are invited to the Tween Book Club at the Gautier Public Library beginning Thursday, February 13, at 4 p.m., and again on March 19.
Students will discover a new adventure with others and discuss a different book each month. Explore books with others and suggest favorites to read, play games and enjoy activities at each meeting. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
Call the library at 497-4531 for information and sign up.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Free Bingo on Tuesdays offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Free Bingo on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Enjoy an evening of Bingo at the Library every other Tuesday. Patrons may win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library. This event is intended for adults age 17 and up.
Other dates are February 18, as well as March 3 and 17.
Call the library for information 228-497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library offers Teen Coffeehouse Game Night

The Gautier Public Library will offer Teen Coffeehouse Game Night on Monday, January 27, beginning at 5 p.m., in the meeting room. This fun-filled event will be held the last Monday of each month.
Teens are invited to Take time with friends and enjoy coffee, cocoa, hot tea, and cookies at the library. Whatever the preference, invite classmates and challenge them to a classic board game, foosball, chess, checkers, or puzzle.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Teen Advisory Group event offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library is inviting area teens to be part of TAG, a Teen Advisory Board that will meet the last Wednesday of each month, beginning January 29, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Right after school, bring a friend to the GA Teen Advisory Board meeting. Have a voice in the teen area of the library. Help the library by contributing ideas and help create new and exciting programs or suggest books and materials the library should provide. Earn community service hours for participating in this fun library group each month.
To sign up or for more information, call the library at 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

 

 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Lucedale Library offers Crochet Along class for adults

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer Crocheting Along with Susan Alexander on Monday, January 27, beginning at 5 p.m. in the meeting room.
Join us for a free class with instructor Susan Alexander. She will teach adults how to crochet 4”x 4” granny squares in the meeting room. Learn about what materials are needed and all that can be made with granny squares. She will show how to make something from just twelve squares made throughout the year. Come join us and socialize while learning.
Patrons need to bring a size H hook and yarn. The library will have yarn available but the colors may vary. See what can be done in this free, twelve-week workshop. Call 601-947-2123 for more information or to sign up.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

Picture Frame Craft offered at Lucedale Library

Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer CD Case Picture Frames craft program on Thursday, January 30, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Anyone that wants to learn how to create photo frames from old CD cases will want to attend this free craft event. See how decorative these can be. All materials will be provided by the Library.
To register, call the library at 601-947-2123. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Valentine’s Crafts for Children offered at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer Valentine Crafts for children on Thursday, February 13, at 4:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Have fun with crafts and create a Valentine’s Day Craft. Enjoy crafts to make and take or give as a gift. Supplies will be provided by the Library.
Call the library at 947-2123 for details. For more information about library programs, find us on Facebook or www.JGRLS.org. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers Crochet Along class for adults

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer Crocheting Along with Susan Alexander on Tuesday, February 18, beginning at 5 p.m. in the meeting room.
Join us for a free class with instructor Susan Alexander. She will teach adults how to crochet 4”x 4” granny squares in the meeting room. Learn about what materials are needed and all that can be made with granny squares. She will show how to make something from just twelve squares made throughout the year. Come join us and socialize while learning.
Patrons need to bring a size H hook and yarn. The library will have yarn available but the colors may vary. See what can be done in this free, twelve-week workshop. Call 601-947-2123 for more information or to sign up.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

Warm Up and Wind Down event offered at Lucedale Library

Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer free Hot Chocolate or Coffee at Warm Up and Wind Down community social on Tuesday, January 28, beginning at 5 p.m. in the library.
Attend this free gathering - unwind with coloring, letter writing or playing a game while having a cup of hot chocolate or coffee with friends. Bring that unfinished “project” from home that needs to be finished. Complete it while socializing with others or just relax. Beverages and some projects will be provided.
Call the library at 601-947-2123. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers STEAM Spinners event for students

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host STEAM - The Magic of Fidget Spinners program on Saturday, February 15, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Students K through 6th grade are invited to a STEAM event at the library in the meeting room. Investigate the workings of a fidget spinner. Learn to make one to take home. All supplies provided by the library. Children under ten must be accompanied by parent or adult.
STEAM incorporates all the elements of STEM, but adds art to the mix. These projects are science-based, but also incorporate artistic expression.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower. Call 601-947-2123 for more information. Find the library on Facebook @LucedaleGeorgeLibrary. Visit www.JGRLS.org for more information about all programs.

Autism group schedules meeting at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host the South MS Special Needs Organization at the monthly Autism -- at 12 p.m., in the library meeting room. Call for more information.
Everyone is invited to learn more about Autism and learn how the lives of those affected can be made better. Stop by and show support. This presentation is open to all ages and will be held in the meeting room. Ms. McNelley will be discussing Autism: how to cope with Autism, different resources available, and much more. Learn what you need to help the ones you love.
Cindy McNelley is the President of the Board of Directors for the South Mississippi Special Needs Organization. She is a former Area Support Director and Chapter Leader with TEAAM Autism (2007 - 2014) serving individuals with all disabilities and their families. She has a granddaughter and a grandson on the Autism Spectrum. Her grandson was diagnosed at the age of nineteen with Asperger’s, her granddaughter was diagnosed at age three.
SNO sponsors several social events during the year such as the Annual Valentine’s Dance, Beautiful Me Pageant, and 3-Day Mini Camp which offers classes in Arts and Crafts, Theatre and Music, as well as the annual Halloween Party, www.southmssno.com.
Call the library at 947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

 

 

INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Black History Month Art Show at Moss Point Library in February

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is hosting a Black History Month Art Show during the month of February. 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, jewelry items, 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.
The features these local artists: Leroy Williams with pen and ink art and is show coordinator,
Chris Harper with woodworking, James Toles also with woodworking, and Glenn Mack with handcrafted Jewelry.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Shape of your Heart Clay Jewelry craft at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a Shape of your heart Jewelry craft in time for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 4, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Release your inner sculptor and make model clay from scratch. Air dry clay can be used for jewelry pieces and other small art projects for gifts this Valentines Day.
All materials will be provided.
This event is suggested for age 12 and up. Seating is limited. To register, call the library at 228-475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Feeding Feathered Friends with Audubon at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the Pascagoula Audubon Center for Feeding our Fine Feathered Friends on Thursday, February 6, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
National Bird-Feeding Month is February. Hear from Katie Fetzer, Pascagoula Audubon Center, as she discusses local birds and what they like to eat. Discover the different types of feeders available and how to attract birds to your yard without a feeder. After, make your own bird feeder to take home. All supplies provided by the Friends of the Library.
This event is suggested for age 8 and up. Call the library to register at 228-475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Uncovering Ancestors Class offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Uncovering Your African-American Ancestors on Monday, February 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for adults.
The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library will present a special Uncovering African-American Ancestors program. This session will be led by Marsha Greer, Genealogy Library manager.
Learn how to investigate your family’s history in the United States and abroad. She will show how to get started with family research, free library resources, tools for searching, and more. Get tips for getting past gaps in information in your family records.
Space is limited. Call to register to 228-475-7462. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers free Dance lessons for adults - February

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons on Saturdays in February, from 10 a.m. until noon.
Have a great time while learning ballroom and swing dance styles with Montrelle Ramey, dance instructor for the library. Have fun and get healthy exercise as well. Adults 17 and up are invited to bring friends and join the fun. Sign up at the library or call 475-7462.
Dates in February are 8, 15, 22, and 29.
For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers New Year New You Fitness for adults

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer New Year! New You! Fitness classes on Tuesdays in January, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Join us with instructor Lydia Dahlke for low impact chair exercise. Are you ready to start 2020 off right? Bring your friends and take advantage of getting fit for the new year and beyond. These free classes are designed for young or old and all abilities. Dates are January 7, 14, 21 and 28.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Sign up at the library or call 475-7462. Seating is limited.
For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Create a “Meme” T-shirt for students at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Create a Meme T-Shirt for students on Thursday, January 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Teens are welcome to create a meme on library laptops. Print them to iron on to a t-shirt to take home. Bring a solid color t-shirt to participate.
Refreshments are provided by Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Seating is limited for this craft event. Call 228-475-7462 and reserve a seat.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers monthly Chess Club

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

River City Quilters demonstrations offered at Moss Point Library

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

 

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

NEW! Sensory Boxes for Check-out @ Your Ocean Springs Municipal Library

Ocean Springs Library offers weekly Fiber Art classes

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults. Learn new techniques on Fridays each week with instructor Maryanne Anthony. Classes for beginners to the advanced knitter will be offered. Sign up is required by calling the library at 228-875-1193.
February 7, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend Practice: Join in the fun. Bring your fiber project and work on it while learning and chatting with other fiber lovers.
February 14, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend Correcting Knitting Mistakes: An intermediate class for the established knitter. Do not let frustrating stitching errors keep you from completing your project! Learn tips and techniques such as the Russian join to aid you with your knitting adventures in this informative class. Prerequisite: Mastery of knit and purl stitches. Needed Supplies: Any size needles and yarn. Feel free to bring problem projects to class. (1 session).
February 21, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend Practice: Join in the fun! Bring your fiber project and work on it while learning and chatting with other fiber lovers.
February 28, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend Cable Pattern: An intermediate class for the established knitter. Bring eye-catching cables and luxurious texture to your knitting. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to knit cables with confidence. A beautiful cabled pillow pattern will be the focus of this class. Prerequisite: Mastery of knit and purl stitches. Supplies needed: any size needles and appropriate yarn and a cable needle. (1 session).
For more information, call the library. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Family Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie Saturday on February 15, starting at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie is the new animated film featuring an abominable snowman and other characters 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 offers Video Games with Friends

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host “Video Games with Friends” for local students on Saturday, February 29, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the library teen area.
Students age 17 and under may bring friends to play video games. Multi-player video games will be set up for anyone who wants to play or bring their own device and hang out with friends. Enjoy games like Mario-Kart, Minecraft and more (Wii, PS3, and Atari Flashback 7 classic game console) in the side meeting room. Public WiFi is available for more game play.
Call 228-875-1193 for more information. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Gardening; begins Seed Library

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

Ocean Springs Library offers Lapsit Storytime for toddlers

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will present a special “Lapsit” storytime every Tuesday, at 10 a.m. in the library. Call for details - 228-875-1193.
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 Saturday Storytime

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer Saturday storytime every other Saturday, at 10 a.m. in the OS Library Genealogy room.
Ms. Mo, youth services assistant, will present a special storytime and activities event for parents of preschool through kindergarten. Children will enjoy an interactive time with stories, singing, and books. 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.

 

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

Singing River Genealogy Library hosts Open House - Feb. 4

The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library in Pascagoula will host an Open House on Tuesday, February 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. to welcome branch manager Marsha Greer to the library system.
Introductions begin at 4:30 p.m. Meet and mingle with staff and see what’s new in the department. Check out the new circulating collection, America’s News on-line service, children’s collection, and more. The Library will provide refreshments upstairs in the front reading area.
For more information about the Genealogy Library or library services, visit www.jgrls.org.
The library is located on the second floor of the Pascagoula Library, 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information about the library, visit the website at www.jgrls.org.
Find the Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library on Facebook @SingingRiverLibrary.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Valentine’s Shell Painting offered at the Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Valentine’s Day Shell Painting on Tuesday, February 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Many have heard of the craze of decorating rocks. We will use shells for this Valentine’s Day “Shell” Painting Party. All materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Afterwards, take yours home as a decoration or gift. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Please sign up at the circulation desk. For more information, call 228-769-3060.
For more information call or visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library hosts Bingo for adults - Feb., March, April

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Bingo for adults on Saturday, February 15, beginning at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Bingo will be offered on March 14 and again on April 11.
Enjoy a rousing session of Bingo at the library and win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome. Those under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult. Call the library for information 228-769-3060 and sign up for this free event.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information about the library, visit the website at www.jgrls.org.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, January 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held every Thursday at the library.
Other dates are January 30, along with February 6, 13, 20 and 27.
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.

Chess Lessons offered at the Pascagoula Library

Anyone interested in learning the game of Chess are invited for Chess Classes at the Pascagoula Public Library each Saturday in January, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Free Chess lesson sessions are offered by library volunteer Jerry Wayne Brazeal for all skill levels. Learn to play chess, improve your game, learn new strategies, and have some fun. Find out if you have what it takes to beat your friends in the ultimate game of strategy.
For more information call the library at 769-3060 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

 

 

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

St. Martin Library offers Free Bingo afternoons

Attend free Bingo at the St. Martin Public Library on Tuesday, February 4 and March 3, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Relax and have fun with others at Bingo held the first Tuesday each month. Adults 17 and older will enjoy bingo and be able to win prizes. Prizes and light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.
For more information, call the library at 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Crochet class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host a free Crochet class on Saturday, February 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the meeting room. It will also be offered in March.
Instructor Teresa Busby will offer more advanced classes for the average student. Learn the fundamentals, read patterns, and reduce your stress. Intended for those age fifteen and older.
Supplies are furnished or you may bring your own. (Supplies needed are yarn and a crochet hook.) Registration is required as seating and supplies are limited - call the library for more information. Seating is limited and sign up is required by calling 392-3250.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Walk-A-Weigh Fitness series offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host Walk-A-Weigh - Reset Health Goals, a series of free sessions, beginning Monday, January 27, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Taking charge of your health doesn’t have to be hard or confusing. This three-part series, led by Terri Thompson from the MSU Extension Service, will provide the knowledge and tools to reset nutrition and fitness goals in the new year. Attend one or all three sessions which are scheduled for January 27 - Improving Fitness through lifestyle activities: Count the steps to fitness, February 3 - Fat in the weight control diet: Take charge of what’s around you, and February 10 - More savvy shopping for the healthy eater: Healthy eating out.
Seating is limited and sign up is required by calling 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
Veterans’ Day -- Monday, November 11
Fourth Thursday in November -- Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving Day -- Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 -- Christmas Eve
December 25 -- Christmas Day
December 31 -- New Year's Eve day

 

VANCLEAVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

Vancleave Library offers Mardi Gras T-shirt craft

Let your good times roll at the Vancleave Public Library to make your own DIY Mardi Gras T-shirt on Thursday, February 6, beginning at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Bring a new solid colored t-shirt to participate and learn how to make your own design at this computer class. Staff trainer, Kim Harvey, will assist in creating a selected design for an iron-on sheet to print and transfer to a t-shirt. Bring personal photos or memes on a thumb drive if possible.
This event is intended for ages 17 and up. Seating is limited. Sign up at the library or call 228-826-5857.
For more information about programs, call the library or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Paint your own Valentine’s Rock at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library will offer “Valentine’s Rock” rock painting event on Wednesday, February 7 and is a come and go event during library hours.
Join in the fun of Rock Painting for a Valentine’s gift or just for fun with friends. Paint rocks and have fun with friends. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. All supplies will be furnished.
The library is located at 12604 Highway 57. For more information about the event, call the library at 228-826-5857.

Vancleave Library offers Unique Crochet Club class

The Vancleave Public Library will host Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, January 27, from 1 until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Patrons will learn with instructor Teresa Busby as she teaches free basic classes for the beginning student. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence. This club is for those age 15 and over.
There is a $5 fee for supplies or you may bring your own. Supplies needed are yarn and a crochet hook. Registration is required as seating and supplies are limited.
For more information and to register, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers Unique Crochet Club class - FEB

The Vancleave Public Library will host Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, February 10, from 1 until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Other classes in the month will be February 17 and 24.
Patrons will learn with instructor Teresa Busby as she teaches free basic classes for the beginning student. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence. This club is for those age 15 and over.
There is a $5 fee for supplies or you may bring your own. Supplies needed are yarn and a crochet hook. Registration is required as seating and supplies are limited.
For more information and to register, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57. For more information about other events and programs, visit the library website at www.jgrls.org.

Vancleave Library to offer free CPR/First Aid Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will free CPR/First Aid classes on Thursday, January 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. Another class will be held on Friday, January 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is a must.
Anyone interested in American Red Cross CPR for Workplaces, Schools, and Individuals First Aid/CPR/AED may sign up and attend. The course prepares individuals to respond in a cardiac, breathing, or first aid emergency. This course is designed for High School and College students so that they can be prepared in emergency situations. Seating is limited to ten people.
This class is presented by Shelton Lee Thomas, United States Navy. He is an American Red Cross Instructor, since 2002, and certified to teach CPR/ First Aid and AED.
Sign up is limited to the first ten students per date. Call the library at 228-826-5857. The library is located at 12604 Highway 57, north of I-10.
For other information about the library, visit www.JGRLS.org or the library Facebook page @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

New “True Crime Club” created at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library will host a new True Crime Club for adults interested in “who done it” mysteries the first Tuesday each month beginning February 4, at 5:30 p.m.
Are you a Forensics Files-o-phile? A Murderino? A cold case armchair detective? If you’ve got a morbid curiosity for crime, you’ve found the right club. Each month the library will pick a crime to research and discuss, and share favorite books, documentaries, and podcasts. Meet and focus on one well-known true crime case and/or criminal each month using a variety of materials and resources the library provides.
A list of resources available about the case about a month prior to the meeting will be located on the library website or sent by email. Each club member will be able to choose whatever combination of materials to use. Discuss progress during scheduled meeting times.
For more information about the club, call the library at 228-826-5857. The library is located 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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