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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

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 to offer Needles in the Book Stacks Club

Anyone interested in fiber arts may join the new Needles in the Book Stacks club at the East Central Public Library. They will meet on the fourth Monday each month, at 4:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
The club will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays every month, except for holidays. The new group is for those who love or want to learn how to knit, crochet, embroidery, cross-stitch, and anything else fiber arts related! Bring a project you’re working on, or bring supplies to start something new. Come share techniques, or pick up tips from experienced fiber crafters.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Refreshments 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 Americus Realm D&D group - 2nd Saturdays

Anyone interested in fantasy game play is invited to Americus Realm: a Dungeons & Dragons Club at the East Central Public Library on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 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.

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 Tuesday month from 3:15 to 4:30 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.

Friends of the East Central Library announce meetings

The Friends of the East Central Public Library will meet every second Tuesday.
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.

KATHLEEN MCILWAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY OF GAUTIER

Game Days with Macnarb offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host Macnarb Gaming for Saturday Game Days on April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Anyone interested in learning about the latest game play should spend a Saturday with Roger Busby of Macnarb Gaming. Learn to play new and top-rated miniature table top games, board games, and card games - both historical and sci-fi/fantasy based games. Millennials or even a jaded Gen X-ers looking for the next gaming passion may try something new.
For more information on games, visit @maCnarBGaming on Facebook or their website www.macnarbgaming.com. The Friends of the Gautier Library will provide snacks and drinks.
Call the Gautier Library at 497-4531 and reserve your spot. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library to host Jedi Training Academy on May 4th

Children and parents are invited to attend the Gautier Public Library’s “Star Wars Jedi Training Academy” on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 1 p.m.
The free program is intended for anyone interested in Star Wars. Bring a friend and come dressed in a costume for the contest and train as a Jedi Warrior.
Attendees will be able to create a Light Saber with the help of a Jedi Master, play Star Wars trivia, and much more. Refreshments will be served and all materials will be provided.
For more information, call the library at 228-497-4531 or visit at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library sponsors Third Annual Amateur Art Show

The Gautier Public Library is sponsoring an Amateur Art Show in April. The library will showcase local artists and is seeking entries in the month-long show.
Artists may enter beginning April 1, and have the opportunity to win ribbons. During library hours, patrons can view the art and see the awards presented a the Art Gala Reception on Tuesday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m.
Art will be on display throughout the library. Patrons are invited to browse and vote for their favorite work. All ages may enter. Rules are available at the library. The last day to enter is April 22 at close of business.
Prizes will be awarded at the Gala which is sponsored by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
For more information, call 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the community college.

Computer Basics clinic offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Computer Basics for Adults on Thursday, April 18, from 10 a.m to 12 p.m., in the library computer area.
Classes will also be held on Saturday, April 27.
Those attending should bring a laptop, tablet or use the public computers. Call the library for information 497-4531 or to sign up.
Take advantage of these free clinics at the library where computer novice users can get one-on-one basic computer and Internet skills training from community volunteers. Learn to complete online job applications, apply for government and medical benefits, sign up for e-mail or Facebook, or maybe learn to video chat with friends and family. Whatever computer help is needed, these free clinics will help.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Free Bingo offered at Gautier Library - April 16 & 30

The Gautier Public Library will offer Free Bingo on Tuesday, April 16, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room. The group will meet again on April 30 at the same time.
Enjoy an evening of Bingo at the Library. 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.
Call the library for information 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Intro to Stamp Collecting seminar offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer a free Introduction to Stamp Collecting seminar on Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m., in the meeting room. The session will be led by stamp collector Gordon Nelms.
All stamps are miniature works of art and nearly impossible to collect them without a certain amount of knowledge. This workshop will address stamp collecting as a hobby covering the following: History of modern postage; what is stamp collecting; what stamps teach about history, geography and culture; what is the difference between commemorative and regular stamp issues; and more.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
Call the library for information 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library offers Beginning Crochet for Adults

The Gautier Public Library will offer Beginning Crochet classes for adults on Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. in the library meeting room.
Adults are invited to free beginning crochet classes with instructor Teresa Busby. Learn basic crochet stitches, like single, double, half double, and treble crochet. Any experience level is welcome to attend.
Students may bring supplies. A supply fee of $5 may be required at registration for those who may not have materials. The Friends of the Gautier Library is sponsoring this event.
Seating is limited. Register by calling the library for 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library offers Beginning Crochet for Adults

The Gautier Public Library will offer Beginning Crochet classes for adults on Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. in the library meeting room.
Adults are invited to free beginning crochet classes with instructor Teresa Busby. Learn basic crochet stitches, like single, double, half double, and treble crochet. Any experience level is welcome to attend.
Students may bring supplies. A supply fee of $5 may be required at registration for those who may not have materials. The Friends of the Gautier Library is sponsoring this event.
Seating is limited. Register by calling the library for 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Teen Advisory Board meeting at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library is offering area teens to be part of the library serving on a new Teen Advisory Board and will meet Tuesday, beginning at 3:45 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. 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 to offer STEAM program for students

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a free STEAM program for students on Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Students kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to a STEAM event at the library in the meeting room. Complete a project using science and technology with a personal, creative touch. Complete a project on constellations and talk about bubbles and why they form. Similar to the game of Simon Says, computers send commands in the same way. Join in the fun and learn something at the same time. Parents are welcome, too. Supplies are provided by the library.
STEAM incorporates all the elements of STEM, but adds art to the mix. These projects are science-based, but also incorporate artistic expression.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Safeguarding Stories for personal collections offered by Genealogy-Local History Library

RE-SCHEDULED - MAY 7 -- The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library at Pascagoula will host Safeguarding Stories for families at two free workshops in April.
The first session will be held on Thursday, MAY 7, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Lucedale/George County Public Library located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.
The library and the Mississippi Digital Library are partnering to preserve old family documents and photos, and patrons can learn the reasons for doing so at this free workshop. All images scanned will be considered for the Mississippi Digital Library and Singing River Library collections.
Genealogy Library manager and archivist Amanda Brooks stated, “I consider Safeguarding Stories to be one of the most important programs Singing River has offered up till this point. Our mission as a cultural institution is mote if we cannot partner with our community and assist them in preserving their own history. Providing a space for our patrons to take an active role in saving their history, especially in such a high-risk disaster area, speaks to what we as a community entity are all about.”
All local residents are encouraged to bring area photographs, family documents, and/or 3-D items to the Lucedale or Pascagoula libraries and have them scanned or photographed for free. All patrons will receive a CD of their digital images.
All images scanned will be considered for addition to the Mississippi Digital Library and Singing River Library’s collections. Conditions apply. Items per session will be capped at 10. Patrons are welcome to have more than one session, time permitting. Each session is estimated to take up to 30 minutes. Walk-ins are appreciated! If needed, call for an appointment.
For more information please contact the library archivist at 228-769-3078. Registration is suggested as seating is limited. Sign up at the Pascagoula or Lucedale libraries.

Lucedale Library offers Backyard Gardening workshop

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Backyard Gardening with Heath Steede, Mississippi Extension Service, on Thursday, April 25, at 2 p.m.
Anyone interested in gardening is invited as Heath presents general information on backyard gardening in the meeting room. Heath will cover everything from picking out your plants to the various types of soil needed when planting.
Time will be provided for a question and answer session at the end of the program.
Registration is suggested for this event by calling 947-2123. There is no charge to attend this program.
For more information about library programs, find the library on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to offer Free Bingo

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Free Bingo at Your Library on Tuesday, April 30, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Enjoy an afternoon of free Bingo at the library. Invite friends and socialize. Patrons may win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. This event is intended for adults age 18 and up.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

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 meeting on Tuesday, April 23, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
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

Moss Point Library offers Memories of Mother Photo Transfers

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Memories of Mother photo transfer class on Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the meeting room.
Preserve your photo memories of mom by transferring those photos onto a more permanent medium such as stone or canvas. Supplies for the transfer medium and finish will be provided, as well as a limited number of 6x6 inch canvas or stone surfaces for transfer. You must supply your own photo.
Seating is limited. To register, call 228-475-7462 or for more information.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

Moss Point Library offers Decoupage Day craft

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Decoupage Day craft on Tuesday, May 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Anyone trying to find that perfect Mother’s Day gift with a homemade touch may attend. Learn how to make a delightful decoupage photo frame. Create a floral decoupage art on 4x6 inch wooden picture frame to take home. All supplies will be provided.
Seating is limited. To register, call 228-475-7462 or for more information.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

Moss Point Library to host River City Quilters Annual Show

The public is invited to join with the River City Quilters and view amazing hand-made, original quilts at the 2019 Annual Quilt Show, Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.,at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.
The Quilt Club will showcase their latest masterpieces both inside and outside along the fence. Those attending will pick up a little bit of information about machine quilting, hand-stitching and so much more.
Refreshments will be provided by the River City Quilters. The group meets each week at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.
The Quilters meet each Thursday and on the first Saturday of the month in the library meeting room. For more information about the River City Quilters, call 228-475-0617.
For more information about the library, call 228-475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers free Dance lessons for adults in April

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until noon. Lessons will also take place on April 27 at 10 a.m. each Saturday.
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.
For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Scrapbook Making program

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer a Scrapbook Page Making event for adults on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join other adults and learn the basics of Scrapbooking and make your own first page. Bring one or more photos to create a page to take home. Other supplies will be furnished for this fun crafting event. Seating is limited - registration is suggested. Call the library to reserve your seat.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

Moss Point Library offers Mother’s Day Card Making craft

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer a Mother’s Day card making craft on Monday, May 6, at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Children and teens are welcome to create a beautiful Mother’s Day Card using yarn and card paper. Anyone who can use a plastic needle and thread will enjoy this fun and simple craft project. All supplies will be provided. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Seating is limited. To register, call 228-475-7462 or for more information.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

Moss Point Library offers afternoon Story-time Tuesday

A special after school time has been added to scheduled Story-time programs on Tuesdays at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. Parents may bring all age children at 3:30 p.m. to attend the new afternoon program in the Library Story Vault.
Ms. Monique will offer a time of stories, crafts and refreshments to children and families who attend. This program is co-sponsored 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 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.
The Club will meet every Thursday. Dates are April 11 and May 9. 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 next session is on Thursday, February 21.
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

Ocean Springs Library offers Saturday Storytime for preschool children

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will present a special Saturday storytime on May 4, and again on May 18, at 10 a.m. in the library.
Maureen Downey, youth services assistant, will present a storytime on Saturdays in May. This program is for any parent or caregiver that may not make it to the regular storytime on Tuesdays. 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 weekly Fiber Art classes in April

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults. Learn new techniques 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.
On Friday, April 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend Group Practice. Join in the fun and bring a fiber project and work on while learning and chatting with other fiber lovers.
On Friday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend Stitching up the Seams. There are many ways to stitch a seam. Students will learn the 3-needle bind off, mattress stitch, Kitchener stitch, and how to use crochet stitches to create beautiful seams. Needed Supplies: Four 6” knit or crocheted squares and a darning needle with large eye for yarn.
On Friday, April 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend Knit Along Service Project – Temperature Project. Knitting with a group is a treasured experience. Patterns will be shared so students can knit temperature strips depicting daily temperatures in their hometown. Needed Supplies: Any size needles and yarn color chart to be provided
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 Day on Saturday, April 20, starting at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie is the story of Scooby-Doo and his friends. this film 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, April 27, 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.
These events are intended for ages 17 and under. 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.

Family History Search workshop at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Search for your Ancestors workshop on Saturday, April 27, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will show attendees how to use the popular FamilySearch.org website to locate information about family history. They will also provide information about charts to record the information. One-on-one help will be available after the session.
Attendees are asked to bring as much information as possible on family with names, dates, birth certificates, military papers, and locations will be very helpful in research.
Registration is encouraged as seating is limited. Call the library at 875-1193.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

Safeguarding Stories for personal collections offered at Genealogy-Local History Library in Pascagoula

The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library at Pascagoula will host Safeguarding Stories for families at two free workshops in April.
The first session will be held on Thursday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Lucedale/George County Public Library located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.
The Genealogy Library will host a second session on Wednesday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Pascagoula Public Library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.
The library and the Mississippi Digital Library are partnering to preserve old family documents and photos, and patrons can learn the reasons for doing so at this free workshop. All images scanned will be considered for the Mississippi Digital Library and Singing River Library collections.
Genealogy Library manager and archivist Amanda Brooks stated, “I consider Safeguarding Stories to be one of the most important programs Singing River has offered up till this point. Our mission as a cultural institution is mote if we cannot partner with our community and assist them in preserving their own history. Providing a space for our patrons to take an active role in saving their history, especially in such a high-risk disaster area, speaks to what we as a community entity are all about.”
All local residents are encouraged to bring area photographs, family documents, and/or 3-D items to the Lucedale or Pascagoula libraries and have them scanned or photographed for free. All patrons will receive a CD of their digital images.
All images scanned will be considered for addition to the Mississippi Digital Library and Singing River Library’s collections. Conditions apply. Items per session will be capped at 10. Patrons are welcome to have more than one session, time permitting. Each session is estimated to take up to 30 minutes. Walk-ins are appreciated! If needed, call for an appointment.
For more information please contact the library archivist at 228-769-3078. Registration is suggested as seating is limited. Sign up at the Pascagoula or Lucedale libraries.
The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library is located on the second floor of the Pascagoula library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, April 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held every Thursday of the month.
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. For more information about the library, visit the website at www.jgrls.org.

Family Recycle craft event offered at the Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer a Springtime Sun Catchers craft on April 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Families are invited to come celebrate Earth Day at the library. Make three fun crafts all to be made from recycled paper. Make wallets, thank you note envelopes, and paper hands for the wall of heroes.
Those attending are asked to bring colorful old magazines, catalogs, wall calendars, paper bags, and any other type of paper to reuse and recycle into something beautiful. Velcro strips and clear packaging tape may be needed to make more than one wallet. Some supplies provided. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian.
Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Call 228-769-3060 or email your name and phone number to outreach@jgrls.org.
For more information call the library at 769-3060 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Jedi Training Day event offered at the Pascagoula Library - MAY 4TH

The Pascagoula Public Library celebrate May the 4th at Jedi Training Day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the library meeting room. May the 4th be with you.
Families are invited to this free event. Young Padawon learners will make their own light saber, create adventure companions, and learn the ways of the “Force.” Dress like your favorite Star Wars hero! All craft supplies and “Star Wars Cantina” refreshments will be provided. Bring your friends and party like a Jedi.
Join us at a Ribbon Cutting at our newly renovated Children’s Library on the second floor. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian.
Light refreshments will be served provided by the Friends of the Library.
For more information call the library at 769-3060 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

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 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Free Chess lesson sessions are offered by library volunteer Craig Patterson 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.

Lego Club for families offered at Pascagoula Library on 3rd Thursdays each month

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Legos at the Library on Thursday, April 25, beginning at 3 p.m. in the children’s department on the second floor. Future dates are May 23.
The monthly program is offered free to families and is suggested for students age 8 and up. Lego sets are provided to use at this event. 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.

Safeguarding Stories for personal collections offered at Genealogy-Local History Library in Pascagoula

The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library at Pascagoula will host Safeguarding Stories for families at two free workshops in April.
The first session will be held on Thursday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Lucedale/George County Public Library located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.
The Genealogy Library will host a second session on Wednesday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Pascagoula Public Library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.
The library and the Mississippi Digital Library are partnering to preserve old family documents and photos, and patrons can learn the reasons for doing so at this free workshop. All images scanned will be considered for the Mississippi Digital Library and Singing River Library collections.
Genealogy Library manager and archivist Amanda Brooks stated, “I consider Safeguarding Stories to be one of the most important programs Singing River has offered up till this point. Our mission as a cultural institution is mote if we cannot partner with our community and assist them in preserving their own history. Providing a space for our patrons to take an active role in saving their history, especially in such a high-risk disaster area, speaks to what we as a community entity are all about.”
All local residents are encouraged to bring area photographs, family documents, and/or 3-D items to the Lucedale or Pascagoula libraries and have them scanned or photographed for free. All patrons will receive a CD of their digital images.
All images scanned will be considered for addition to the Mississippi Digital Library and Singing River Library’s collections. Conditions apply. Items per session will be capped at 10. Patrons are welcome to have more than one session, time permitting. Each session is estimated to take up to 30 minutes. Walk-ins are appreciated! If needed, call for an appointment.
For more information please contact the library archivist at 228-769-3078. Registration is suggested as seating is limited. Sign up at the Pascagoula or Lucedale libraries.

 

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Free Legal Seminars offered at St. Martin Library in April

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host a series of free Legal Seminars with the Seymour Law Firm on Thursdays in April, which begin at 10:30 a.m., each day in the meeting room.
Anyone with legal questions may sign up to attend these free seminars with Tina Seymour Demoran, with Seymour Law Firm, PLLC, along with other expert attorneys. Seymour Law Firm has over 50 years of experience in family medical, and regulatory issues.
Seminars scheduled are: Protect your loved ones from months of court and probate; Tuesday, April 16 - Special Needs Trusts: Why, When, and How for parents of children with special needs; Tuesday, April 30 - Quiet Title – How Do Tax Sales Work?
Call 228-697-3476 to register or to receive more information.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

AARP Smart Driver Class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host the new AARP Smart Driver Safety Workshop on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. This program offers revised materials and is open for drivers of any age.
To register or to receive more information, call 228-669-1313. There is a $15 registration fee for AARP members that cover materials. Non-members fee is $20 - check or money order. Registration is available the day of the workshop.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
Other dates scheduled in 2019 are; May 25, July 27, September 28 and October 26.
The AARP Smart Driver Safety Program is a classroom refresher that can help older adults learn the effects of aging on driving and how to adjust driving techniques and qualify for an insurance discount. Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multiyear discount to AARP graduates. AARP members receive discounts on the AARP Motoring Plan from GE Motor Club.
The new AARP Smart Driver Safety Program is the nation’s newest and largest refresher course for drivers age 55 and older that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today’s roads. AARP has offered the course in the classroom for more than 25 years.
Participants will learn how to: tune up driving skills and update knowledge of the rules of the road; learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust driving habits to allow for these changes; reduce traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries and; drive more safely. Participants may reduce their auto insurance rate by attending this AARP certified program.
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, April 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the meeting room. The next meeting will be May 18.
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.

Meditation class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host Experience Meditation with Deepika Sahal on Saturday, April 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the meeting room. The next class is May 11.
Adults are invited to sign up for these free “awakening meditation” sessions. The ancient knowledge of Chakra balancing can lead to awareness and result in peace of mind, emotional well-being, stress reduction, and better concentration.
Enjoy meditation with others, sitting comfortably in chairs, or bring your mat. All sessions are free. Space is limited in the meeting room - sign up is required in advance.
For more information, call 228-392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library offers Garden Rock Painting craft

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Painted Garden Rock Markers craft event on Thursday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Join in the fun and make painted garden rock markers for your garden. Use these to decorate or just have fun with a new craft. All supplies will be furnished, but seating is limited to the first 10 to sign up. Suggested for adults age 17 and up.
Register by calling 228-392-3250 today.
For more information, visit the library 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 12, 2018
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

Friends of the Vancleave Public Library to host Annual Chocolate Tasting Event

The public is invited to taste a variety of chocolate delicacies prepared by professionals, amateurs, and friends at the Annual Friends Chocolate Tasting fundraiser at the Vancleave Public Library on Thursday, April 25, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Local bakeries and volunteer dessert makers will break out their secret recipes, create an amazing array of light and dark delights, and donate a delectable selection of their own specialty confections to be showcased and served.
There will be new creations this year as well as old favorites. Attendees can indulge addictions for sweets for only $5 per person or $10 per family. Every ticket purchased will be entered for a door prize drawing. Other refreshments will be provided by the Friends.
Friends memberships will also be offered at the door. The Friends of the Vancleave Public Library sponsor programs designed to stimulate the community’s use of library materials and resources. They promote increased financial support, both public and private, for the library. This year, the Friends will help provide funds future events, summer reading programs and prizes, and other needed projects.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857, visit the library located at 12604 Highway 57 or on-line at www.jgrls.org.

Vancleave Library offers Wonderland event

The Vancleave Public Library will offer a free tea party and movie event for Wonderland on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Come watch a classic adventure as Alice gives herself very good advice, though she seldom follows it, and grows and shrinks as she partakes in delightful refreshments during our Mad Tea Party. Enjoy cakes that may make you grow, and drinks that might make you shrink on behalf of the Friends of the Library.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers Unique Crochet Club class

The Vancleave Public Library will host Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, April 22, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Other dates are scheduled for April 29.
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 to host Homeschool Hangout Lego Club

The Vancleave Public Library will host a special Homeschool Hangout Lego Club on Wednesday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in the library.
Connect with other home-schoolers and enjoy Legos at the library. Legos will be provided. Library staff will plan engaging activities so that students can explore new opportunities. Free and open to all ages. Children under age 10 need to be accompanied by an adult. Call to register and to request specific programming at 826-5857 or sign up at the library circulation desk. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.

Vancleave Library hosts Outsiders Movie for teens

The Vancleave Public Library will host a special Teen Advisory Board celebration of the 52nd anniversary of the book and film “the Outsiders” on Wednesday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m.
Teens may celebrate the anniversary of a great book by author S.E. Hinton. Enjoy refreshments, discuss the book, and watch the movie. Dress in “greaser” style and be prepared to have a lot of fun. Take part in the trivia game that starts at 4 p.m. A winner will receive a copy of The Outsiders donated by Professional Grant Management Services.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library looking for Teen Advisory members

The Vancleave Public Library is currently looking for Teens to serve on a Teen Advisory Board at the library. Call the library for details - 228-826-5857. 
Teens, grades seven to twelve, are invited to join T.A.B. and claim ownership of what’s going on at the library. Help plan teen library events, create community services programs, book displays, write book reviews and more. The library wants to hear ideas to make the library better. 
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 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.

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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